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Typhoon hits Philippines as some places see pandemic relief

WARSAW, Poland — A typhoon that slammed into the Philippines on Thursday forced a risky evacuation for tens of thousands of people during the coronavirus pandemic, while New Zealand and Japan were among countries to...

3 million more US layoffs intensify fears of lasting damage

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak forced more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen. Roughly...

Toronto Zoo pivots to ‘drive-thru experience’ as safe alternative in COVID era

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo will be a “drive-thru experience” when it gets the green light to open its gates to visitors, a spokeswoman said Thursday, while other zoos eye numerous options as they map out...

Premier Francois Legault says Montreal not ready to reopen schools, businesses

MONTREAL — With the COVID-19 situation in Montreal still very fragile, the Quebec government said Thursday that elementary schools in the greater Montreal area will remain closed until late August. Premier Francois Legault said public health...

Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

GENEVA — The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday that he will leave his post a year early, a “personal decision” that sets the stage for a succession contest at the trade body...

COVID-19 might never go away according to WHO emergencies chief

In a news briefing on Wednesday May 13, the World Health Organization’s chief Dr. Michael Ryan said that the COVID-19 coronavirus may never go away. Ryan warned that it may not go away as it is...

Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

TORONTO — Ontarians will be able to go shopping, play golf or tennis, and get their dogs groomed — but not visit family — starting next week as stage one of the province’s reopening kicks...

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

OTTAWA — Copious use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant is crucial in the fight against COVID-19, but it could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs. Microbiologists say antimicrobial resistant organisms, or superbugs, are a pandemic...

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada, May 14

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. As of May 13, there have been 185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves in Canada. Of those, two people have died and 63 per...

Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

As Canada begins grappling with the issue of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of how to safely reopen schools has emerged as a particularly thorny topic. Physical constraints, economic considerations and student needs...

Bank of Canada warns in report of business, household debt from COVID-19

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says there are signs in the country’s financial markets that suggest concern about the ability of companies to weather the COVID-19 economic crisis. The central bank has spent the last...

Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14

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 14 … — COVID-19 in Canada …. OTTAWA — Canada is slowly beginning...

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Two Travellers from U.S. Fined $20,000 Each for Fake Vaccination Documents

Two travellers who arrived in Toronto from the United States have been fined for providing fake COVID-19 proof of vaccination documents and lying about...

Canada’s Economy Shrank for Second Month in a Row

Canada's gross domestic product shrank by 0.3 percent in May, the second consecutive monthly contraction as most industries slowed down. Statistics Canada reported Friday that...

Albertans Protest Ending Mandatory COVID-19 Isolation, Masking, and Testing Changes

Medical professionals helped organize two rallies Friday at the noon showing opposition to the Alberta government’s plan to lift mandatory isolation rules, scale back...

Ontario Reveals Details About Lifting Restrictions After Step 3

The Ontario government is providing the clearest picture so far about what restrictions will look like once the province exits its 3 step reopening...

Government Extends Pandemic Recovery Programs and Business Supports

The federal government announced extensions of a number of pandemic economic support programs today, including the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and the Canada Emergency...

Canada Could See the Start of a Variant Driven Fourth Wave

Canada's top health officials are warning that Canada could be seeing the beginning of a fourth COVID-19 wave driven by the more infectious delta...

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