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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 8:17 p.m. on May 8, 2020: There are 66,434 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): 8 p.m. B.C.'s provincial health officer and health minister say the best thing people can do for their mother this Mother's Day weekend is to celebrate at a safe distance.
Shutdown of tent cities a chance to change housing policy, advocates say

Shutdown of tent cities a chance to change housing policy, advocates say

VANCOUVER — T.J. Lovell had just 30 minutes to pack up his belongings from the tent city in Oppenheimer Park if he wanted access to a hotel room that he could share with his father.
Feds reject eight million N95 masks from a single distributor

Feds reject eight million N95 masks from a single distributor

OTTAWA — The federal government has suspended shipments of N95 respirators from a Montreal-based supplier after about eight million of the masks made in China failed to meet specifications.
Ottawa adds to protections for endangered southern resident killer whales

Ottawa adds to protections for endangered southern resident killer whales

VANCOUVER — Expanded protections for endangered southern resident killer whales off British Columbia's coast focus on contaminants, noise, physical disturbances and accessibility of chinook salmon, the orca's primary prey.
First Nation, Metis, Inuit leaders concerned about Indigenous COVID-19 outbreaks

First Nation, Metis, Inuit leaders concerned about Indigenous COVID-19 outbreaks

OTTAWA — First Nations, Inuit and Metis leaders are raising concern about a growing number of outbreaks of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities and say it's getting harder to find the money and supplies to deal with them.
Despite jarring jobs numbers, Canada, U.S. plotting different exit strategies

Despite jarring jobs numbers, Canada, U.S. plotting different exit strategies

WASHINGTON — In the shark-infested seas of the world's new normal, Canada and the United States are in the same leaky economic boat — but one is bailing water while the other swims for shore.
Former N.S. guard faces 13 charges including sex assaults at women's prison

Former N.S. guard faces 13 charges including sex assaults at women's prison

TRURO, N.S. — A year-long police investigation has resulted in 13 criminal charges against a former correctional officer whose alleged assaults of inmates at a Nova Scotia prison for women are also the subject of a civil lawsuit.
Federal settlement for thalidomide survivors gets court's approval

Federal settlement for thalidomide survivors gets court's approval

OTTAWA — A federal judge has locked in a compensation program for Canadians born with birth defects because of the drug thalidomide.
Peer pressure, public messaging will affect behaviour when rules loosen: experts

Peer pressure, public messaging will affect behaviour when rules loosen: experts

TORONTO — Peer pressure and public messaging will influence Canadians' ability and willingness to maintain safe behaviours as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to loosen, some experts say as they warn fines and snitch lines may not be effective as l