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Ties forged in fires of NAFTA talks were key to Canada-U.S. border deal: Hillman

Ties forged in fires of NAFTA talks were key to Canada-U.S. border deal: Hillman

WASHINGTON — The mutual understanding, diplomatic ties and personal relationships that were forged in the fires of the North American trade talks of 2018 have been essential to the success of a shared bilateral effort to manage the COVID-19 crisis, s
Trudeau unveils rent relief for small businesses hurt by COVID-19

Trudeau unveils rent relief for small businesses hurt by COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is providing rent relief to businesses that can't afford to pay their landlords at a time when their operations are seriously curtailed or shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Differing COVID-19 orders a challenge for boundary city of Lloydminster

Differing COVID-19 orders a challenge for boundary city of Lloydminster

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. — Gerald Aalbers lives and works in Alberta, but he can see Saskatchewan from his office window. As the mayor of Lloydminster, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, he's dealt with some unique situations.
Rent relief and a giant kitchen for COVID-19 pandemic; In The News for April 24

Rent relief and a giant kitchen for COVID-19 pandemic; In The News for April 24

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 24 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Farmers markets looking for ways to stay afloat during the pandemic

Farmers markets looking for ways to stay afloat during the pandemic

Canada's farmers markets, traditionally reliant on bustling crowds paying cash for locally produced food, seem particularly ill-suited to the age of physical distancing.
N.S. rampage victim's husband says police secrecy could foster distrust

N.S. rampage victim's husband says police secrecy could foster distrust

In the absence of information, Nick Beaton says a sense of unease is percolating in his community.
How one of Canada's worst mass killings unfolded across northern Nova Scotia

How one of Canada's worst mass killings unfolded across northern Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The first thing Malcolm Ryan noticed were the fires. Ryan, 81, looked out his bedroom window at about 11:15 p.m.
'Multiple patients.' Recordings of first responders reveal frantic bid to help

'Multiple patients.' Recordings of first responders reveal frantic bid to help

HALIFAX — New details are emerging about the chaos that ensued as police in rural Nova Scotia tried to capture a killer disguised as an RCMP officer — and first responders tried to help a rapidly growing list of victims.
'We will not be broken,' Toronto mayor says on deadly van attack anniversary

'We will not be broken,' Toronto mayor says on deadly van attack anniversary

TORONTO — The second anniversary of the deadly van attack in Toronto is even more difficult this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Thursday.
'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

'Very difficult:' 2020 Calgary Stampede cancelled in light of COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — It survived the Great Depression, the Second World War and a massive flood seven years ago, but the Calgary Stampede has become a casualty of COVID-19.