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Legions begin fundraising to save branches as financial challenges mount

Legions begin fundraising to save branches as financial challenges mount

TORONTO — A number of Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country have launched online fundraising efforts to keep their doors open after suffering financial setbacks because of COVID-19.
Twenty-three Canadians being held at federal quarantine sites, government says

Twenty-three Canadians being held at federal quarantine sites, government says

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government says 23 Canadians were being held at federal quarantine sites as the week began to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 12:18 a.m. ET on April 8, 2020: There are 17,897 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
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): 10:34 p.m.
Deputy minister of foreign affairs tests positive for COVID-19

Deputy minister of foreign affairs tests positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy minister of foreign affairs has tested positive for COVID-19. Marta Morgan has been the top official in the department for just under a year, after leading the Immigration Department, and is the first woman to hold the job.
Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

Alberta predicting 400 to 6,600 deaths from COVID-19 in months to come

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says forecast models for the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta predict anywhere from 400 to 6,600 deaths in the months to come.
Explainer: what to expect if a Canadian prime minister is too sick to do the job

Explainer: what to expect if a Canadian prime minister is too sick to do the job

OTTAWA — The day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife was revealed to have COVID-19, cabinet agreed that Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland would be next in line if Trudeau could not perform his duties.
Doctors say governments should released as many inmates as possible amid COVID

Doctors say governments should released as many inmates as possible amid COVID

VANCOUVER — Government medical professionals say Canada's jails and prisons don't meet with physical distancing guidelines for COVID-19 and they want as many inmates as possible to be released.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says leave your hairdo to the pros after 'tinkering' herself

Dr. Bonnie Henry says leave your hairdo to the pros after 'tinkering' herself

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer apologized to her hairdresser on Tuesday for taking matters into her own hands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just in case anyone noticed a change in her appearance, Dr.
Canada ordering more medical supplies, boosting production at home: PM

Canada ordering more medical supplies, boosting production at home: PM

OTTAWA — The federal government is stepping up efforts to produce ventilators, face masks and surgical gowns in Canada, while it continues to try to get millions of pieces of equipment ordered from international suppliers actually shipped to the coun