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Toronto charity offers subsidized housing near hospitals for health-care workers

TORONTO — As hospitals prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients, one Toronto non-profit is offering subsidized accommodation to health-care workers so they can avoid exposing their families to the illness.
Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid gets royal assent, is now law

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid gets royal assent, is now law

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m.
Schlatter handed life sentence with no parole for 25 years in Richey's murder

Schlatter handed life sentence with no parole for 25 years in Richey's murder

TORONTO — A Toronto man's "appetite for violent sex" and his desire to experience it led him to strangle a young woman hours after they met, an Ontario judge said in sentencing him to life in prison.
Stars not aligned for astrologers and a grim find; In The News for Mar. 25

Stars not aligned for astrologers and a grim find; In The News for Mar. 25

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 Mar. 25. What we are watching in Canada ...
Patients bumped by COVID face anxiety, as health system searches for alternatives

Patients bumped by COVID face anxiety, as health system searches for alternatives

HALIFAX — For Canadians awaiting life-changing operations, the novel coronavirus is creating deepening distress as cancellations and delays roll through the public health system.
Testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals needed for COVID-19 test

Testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals needed for COVID-19 test

Regions across Canada are ramping up efforts to identify people with COVID-19 but some labs are facing a backlog due to diminishing supplies of essential chemicals needed for tests. "We all would want more tests," Canada's chief public officer Dr.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 3:35 a.m. The government has won unanimous consent to pass emergency legislation to free up $82 billion to help Canadians weather the COVID crisis.
Conservatives balk at 'power grab,' emergency COVID-19 aid package bogs down

Conservatives balk at 'power grab,' emergency COVID-19 aid package bogs down

OTTAWA — Hopes that Parliament could speedily approve emergency legislation freeing up billions in aid to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 pandemic were dashed Tuesday over Conservative objections to what they dubbed a Liberal "power grab.

Words to remember: Canadian newsmakers have their say on COVID-19

A look at some of the top quotes from across Canada on Tuesday in relation to COVID-19: "In New Brunswick, a kid, one small hand-coloured words of encouragement in crayon.
Worst case scenario: Saskatchewan officials preparing for thousands to die

Worst case scenario: Saskatchewan officials preparing for thousands to die

REGINA — The spread of COVID-19 could exceed the Saskatchewan Health Authority's capacity for acute services and lead to a death toll in the thousands, says an internal document.