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First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures

OTTAWA — Nearly 2,000 square kilometres in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are closed to fixed-gear fisheries until May 18 after the first right whales of the season were spotted by a Fisheries and Oceans plane Sunday.
COVID-19 aid for farmers and rescuing Cirque du Soleil; In The News for May 5

COVID-19 aid for farmers and rescuing Cirque du Soleil; In The News for May 5

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 May 5 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Most Canadians comfortable with pace of easing restrictions: poll

Most Canadians comfortable with pace of easing restrictions: poll

OTTAWA — As provinces start to tiptoe toward normalcy by gently lifting restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are largely happy with the pace.

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Vancouver biotech company discovering antibodies for COVID-19 treatment

Vancouver biotech company discovering antibodies for COVID-19 treatment

VANCOUVER — There may be another valuable shield in the fight against COVID-19, and the head of a Vancouver biotech firm says it could buy time as researchers race to develop a vaccine. Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera Biologics Inc.

Amazon VP says he quit after workers who raised COVID-19 concerns were fired

A Canadian software developer says he has resigned his position as a vice president with Amazon over the firing of employees who he says fought for better COVID-19 protection in the company's warehouses.
HMCS Fredericton crew witnessed helicopter crash: National Defence

HMCS Fredericton crew witnessed helicopter crash: National Defence

OTTAWA — Crew members on board a Halifax-class frigate personally witnessed last week's helicopter crash that killed six Canadian Armed Forces members off the coast of Greece, the Department of National Defence has confirmed.
Ontario calls for a national strategy on contact tracing of COVID-19 cases

Ontario calls for a national strategy on contact tracing of COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — Ontario's premier is calling for a national strategy on contact tracing. Doug Ford says he spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday about the matter and planned to make the case to his provincial counterparts this week.
Quebec police probing 3 cellphone tower fires, possible link to conspiracy theory

Quebec police probing 3 cellphone tower fires, possible link to conspiracy theory

MONTREAL — On Sunday, a small town north of Montreal felt it necessary to write a message on its Facebook page specifying that its cellphone tower did not have 5G capability in response to numerous questions from concerned citizens. By 4 a.m.
'Numb and very lost': Meat plant reopens as memorial held for Cargill worker

'Numb and very lost': Meat plant reopens as memorial held for Cargill worker

HIGH RIVER, Alta.