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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.
Federal Court rules in favour of injured veteran's class-action suit

Federal Court rules in favour of injured veteran's class-action suit

OTTAWA — Thousands of injured veterans could be in line for payments from the federal government after a Federal Court ruled in favour of a former special-forces soldier whose class-action lawsuit alleged he was shortchanged on his long-term disabili
Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

Despite signs of accelerating pandemic, Trump wants Americans back to work

WASHINGTON — A chilling debate is unfolding in the virus-racked United States as President Donald Trump, desperate to reanimate his country's paralyzed economy, considers scaling back its COVID-19 defences and sending people back to work in a matter
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:30 p.m. ET on March 24, 2020: There are 2780 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.