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Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

Design of post-CERB benefits could change as pandemic shifts course, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister overseeing key aid programs for workers during the pandemic says there could still be changes to a proposed package of income-support benefits as the country faces renewed pressure from COVID-19.
Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

Partial closure of Canada-U.S. border extended to Oct. 21

OTTAWA — The partial closure of Canada's border with the United States is being extended another month, to Oct. 21, both countries announced Friday.
Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID measures

TORONTO — Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Case against man accused of threatening PM in Rideau Hall incident put off again

Case against man accused of threatening PM in Rideau Hall incident put off again

OTTAWA — A Manitoba man accused of threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an incident at Rideau Hall has had his case put off until Oct. 16.
Premiers' throne speech wish list and a drop in vaping: In The News for Sept. 18

Premiers' throne speech wish list and a drop in vaping: In The News for Sept. 18

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 Sept. 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Military suspends search for two P.E.I. teens, expresses condolences

ALBERTON, P.E.I. — The military says it has suspended its search for two teens who were reported missing when their small boat capsized Wednesday night off the coast of Prince Edward Island.
Doctors, patient advocates say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

Doctors, patient advocates say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

The arrival of COVID-19 has taken the concept of telemedicine from a pipe dream to a fixture across Ontario, with many doctors expressing the hope that the change is here to stay long beyond the pandemic.
Mouth wash test coming for school-aged children in British Columbia

Mouth wash test coming for school-aged children in British Columbia

VICTORIA — British Columbia is introducing a new saline gargle test for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to help make COVID-19 testing easier for children and teenagers. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said B.C.
B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government announcing $660 million in new tax incentives Thursday and outlined how it will spend another $1.5 billion on economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Not funny inside': Edmonton’s renovated, ridiculed library opens to the public

'Not funny inside': Edmonton’s renovated, ridiculed library opens to the public

EDMONTON — Some Edmontonians who got a peek inside the city's new downtown library say it's what's inside that matters. The Stanley A. Milner Library opened its doors to the public Thursday, four years after closing for renovations.