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Call for COVID-19 protective equipment spurs college, distiller, TV show to help

Call for COVID-19 protective equipment spurs college, distiller, TV show to help

VICTORIA — The novel coronavirus shut down the respiratory therapy program at Fanshawe College but that didn't stop the school from supplying much needed frontline equipment to fight COVID-19. Prof.
Dire scenario for intensive care even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

Dire scenario for intensive care even if COVID-19 infection rate drops: study

A study by Toronto epidemiologists suggests that Canada's largest province could run out of intensive care beds and ventilators by late April, even assuming a sharp drop in the current infection rate.
Asylum seekers to be turned back at U.S. border, prime minister says

Asylum seekers to be turned back at U.S. border, prime minister says

OTTAWA — The Liberal government, which has won worldwide acclaim for its open-door policy to refugees, announced Friday it is slamming the door shut to asylum-seekers at the border in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Bereavement workers, including embalmers, say they don't have access to enough masks

Bereavement workers, including embalmers, say they don't have access to enough masks

A group that represents the funeral industry is calling for greater access to masks and other protective gear as the COVID-19 pandemic marches onward, saying embalmers in particular put themselves at risk in the course of their work.

Family secret: Woman admits to shooting husband; son helped hide body in slough

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her husband, who had been missing for six years before police found his body in a slough.
Sobeys installs Plexiglas shields, other measures, to fight spread of COVID-19

Sobeys installs Plexiglas shields, other measures, to fight spread of COVID-19

Retailers that deem themselves an essential service during the novel coronavirus outbreak are taking new measures in stores, like installing Plexiglas shields at cash registers and limiting the number of customers, to protect shoppers and staff from
Trial time limits from Jordan ruling don't apply to deliberation: Supreme Court

Trial time limits from Jordan ruling don't apply to deliberation: Supreme Court

OTTAWA — A Manitoba man's right to a speedy trial was not breached when the trial judge took nine months to deliberate and issue his verdict, the Supreme Court of Canada said Friday.
Air Canada lays off more than 5,000 flight attendants amid COVID-19 pandemic

Air Canada lays off more than 5,000 flight attendants amid COVID-19 pandemic

MONTREAL — Air Canada is laying off more than 5,100 flight attendants as the country's largest airline cuts routes and parks planes due to COVID-19, a union official says.
Securing medical supplies and TV doctors offering help; In The News for March 20

Securing medical supplies and TV doctors offering help; In The News for March 20

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 20 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
First responders adjust how they respond to emergencies in face of pandemic

First responders adjust how they respond to emergencies in face of pandemic

Vancouver's fire department is preparing to stop responding to the site of non-critical medical calls to preserve its ability to respond to major fires and other emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.