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Coronavirus concern finally washes ashore B.C.'s remote islands

A wave of alarm over COVID-19 hit the shores of some of B.C.’s more isolated islands after federal and provincial authorities have announced a series of wide-ranging measures to quell the spread of the virus within the last week.
Alan Kurdi's aunt has mixed feelings after sentencing in his case

Alan Kurdi's aunt has mixed feelings after sentencing in his case

VANCOUVER — The aunt of three-year-old Alan Kurdi says she has mixed feelings after three people were sentenced in the human smuggling case that resulted in the deaths of her nephew, his brother and mother as they fled Syria in 2015.
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 16, 2020

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 16, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 16, 2020: — Ontario: 177 confirmed, 5 resolved — British Columbia: 103 confirmed (including 4 deaths) 5 resolved — Alberta: 74 confirmed — Quebec: 50 confirmed — Can
Defence says Schlatter was 'easy target' to blame for Richey's death

Defence says Schlatter was 'easy target' to blame for Richey's death

TORONTO — A Toronto man who was the last person seen with a murdered young woman presented an "easy target" for investigators to blame for her death, his lawyers said Monday as they argued for his acquittal.
Dr. Theresa Tam foresaw her job would mean 'harnessing the efforts of the many'

Dr. Theresa Tam foresaw her job would mean 'harnessing the efforts of the many'

OTTAWA — When Dr. Theresa Tam first got the top public health job in Canada, she said something that has turned out to be prophetic.
Why Americans are in a 'separate category' when it comes to border restrictions

Why Americans are in a 'separate category' when it comes to border restrictions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced most foreign nationals would be banned from entering Canada to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but U.S. citizens are exempt. Here's what you need to know about that move.
Feds impose new restrictions on entry to Canada to combat spread of COVID-19

Feds impose new restrictions on entry to Canada to combat spread of COVID-19

The federal government announced Monday restrictions on people entering Canada in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.
In U.S., political reflexes slowly bending to will of COVID-19 pandemic

In U.S., political reflexes slowly bending to will of COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's defiance seems to be softening: after shrugging off calls for a COVID-19 test and to stop touching people, he's since tested negative and conceded that in politics, shaking hands is a hard habit to break.
More help coming for workers affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

More help coming for workers affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

OTTAWA — The federal government could roll out significant new supports for displaced Canadian workers within days, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested could be the first of several steps to deal with the economic shock from COVID-19.
Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

HALIFAX — As Canadian universities begin an unprecedented shift toward online classes, Nicole Mensour is experiencing the challenges the sudden plunge into digital learning creates for students.