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Transit workers across Canada concerned over lack of protective gear

Transit workers across Canada concerned over lack of protective gear

TORONTO — Jason Watts hides in the washroom right up until the moment his shift as a bus driver in Toronto's transit system begins. The Toronto Transit Commission worker is terrified of contracting COVID-19, so he tries to minimize his exposure.

Small plane causes stir after landing on highway near Quebec City

ST-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Que. — A small plane caused a stir this morning when it landed on a highway near Quebec City. Motorists who were driving on Highway 40 near the municipality of St-Augustin-de-Desmaures alerted the police around 10:40 a.m.

'We wanted a party:' small business closures threaten Toronto's culture

TORONTO — Sam Conover has been running the numbers, trying to figure out how long she can keep the lights on at her Toronto-based lingerie store after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to temporarily move the business online.
Trudeau, premiers to focus on topping up pay for workers in long-term care homes

Trudeau, premiers to focus on topping up pay for workers in long-term care homes

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial and territorial leaders will speak tonight about ways to better protect those in long-term care facilities, which have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
Trudeau, G7 leaders affirm importance of WHO amid differences with Trump

Trudeau, G7 leaders affirm importance of WHO amid differences with Trump

OTTAWA — Canada and its G7 allies confronted U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday over his decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization, as they stressed solidarity with a key international organization during the COVID-19 crisis.
'Just killed 2 ppl:' A look at events in the La Loche school shooting

'Just killed 2 ppl:' A look at events in the La Loche school shooting

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided it will not hear the sentencing appeal of a student who killed four people and injured seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Sask., in 2016.
'There has been a boom.' Surge in video games linked to need for connection

'There has been a boom.' Surge in video games linked to need for connection

The bleak, stereotypical image of the lonely, socially isolated video game player is rapidly falling away.
China delays pandemic warning and 'Canada Together: In Concert'; In The News for April 16

China delays pandemic warning and 'Canada Together: In Concert'; In The News for April 16

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 April 16 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Senior podcasters take on tech to stay connected with each other and the world

Senior podcasters take on tech to stay connected with each other and the world

VANCOUVER — Podcasting seemed like a frightening technological venture for Sylvie Anderson before she "gave it a whirl" with a group trying to stay connected during the pandemic through shared stories. "I barely knew what it was," she says.
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.