Canada & World

Canadian coronavirus afternoon update: Quebec malls ordered closed, death toll climbs to 19

March 22, 2020 – Black Press Media is updating this file through the day

Not time for state of emergency, Trudeau says, but Parliament asked to pass COVID-19 aid

The $82-billion package would pause student loans, allow homeowners to defer mortgages

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Langford COVID-19 response expands
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Shipments of medical equipment from U.S. to continue, Trudeau says

Retailers careful handling cash while WHO says currency doesn’t transmit COVID

The Bank of Canada ‘strongly’ urged retailers to continue accepting cash

World COVID-19 afternoon update: New virus test gets results in 45 minutes

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Canadian coronavirus evening update: B.C. death toll rises, Quebec forbids gatherings

March 21, 2020 – Black Press Media is updating this file through the day

During a pandemic, Americans turn to pot in massive numbers

The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theatres, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops.

World COVID-19 afternoon update: Trump lashes out at critics, grim milestone for France

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Canadian coronavirus evening update: Nearly 1,100 cases, 13 deaths

March 20, 2020 – Black Press Media is updating this file through the day

World COVID-19 evening update update March 20: Wuhan reports no new cases, Canadian cruise ship passenger dies

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Coronavirus update: What’s happening right now in Canada

March 19, 2020 – Black Press Media is updating this file throughout the day

  • Mar 19, 2020

Canada’s foreign affairs minister tested for COVID-19, in isolation with ‘flu-like’ symptoms

Minister François-Philippe Champagne said the test was being done out of an ‘abundance of caution’

Domestic violence shelters adapt as COVID-19 forces families home

Anyone in immediate danger — or afraid someone else is — should call 911

Why the feds aren’t closing the door on non-essential businesses

Some say a national message might still be more helpful, even if it leaves room for exception

Trudeau promises $82B in economic supports in COVID-19 fight

The money will come through a combination of direct supports for workers and businesses and tax deferrals

Disabled Canadians feel excluded from COVID-19 messaging

Many say the messaging about the health crisis is not inclusive

Canadian banks move to help customers, allow deferral of mortgage payments

The big six banks say they will allow customers to defer mortgage payments for up to six months

Ontario reports first death linked to COVID-19

The man himself wasn’t a confirmed case before he died, rather he was under investigation for the virus