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‘I felt a tiny bit invincible until I got this’: Vancouver ER doctor with COVID-19 shares his story

When Dr. Joseph Finkler started feeling run-down at the beginning of last week, he attributed the fatigue to the string of night shifts he had…

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New stats show historic plunge of Canada-U.S. travel amid pandemic restrictions

Newly released statistics illustrate the spectacular plunge in cross-border movement last week after Canada and the United States agreed to limit non-essential movement. The effect…

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Ontario-Michigan border dividing line for pandemic that health-care workers cross daily

The border between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is the divider of two very different situations when it comes to the battle against COVID-19, leaving Canadian officials scrambling…

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Bill Blair asks prison, parole heads to consider releasing some inmates to stop spread of COVID-19

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has asked the heads of Canada’s prison system and parole board to consider early release for some federal inmates to…

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Some health experts questioning advice against wider use of masks to slow spread of COVID-19

Science magazine had been trying for days to speak to the elusive George Gao, head of China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. When the…

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Point of View: Patience, please — waiting for cancer surgery during a pandemic

Five days after the Montreal General Hospital cancelled my surgery, I had questions that needed answers: “Why?” and “What next?” I’m a cancer patient. Last…

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B.C. judge considers how to deliver Meng Wanzhou decision in a physically distant way

The B.C. Supreme Court is considering creative ways to deliver a decision in an extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou as a global pandemic…

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Quebec couple fleeing COVID-19 ‘endangered’ Yukon First Nation, chief says

A Quebec couple, apparently fearing the spread of COVID-19, travelled thousands of kilometres across the country to find haven in a remote northern Yukon community — only to…

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Parents should respect custody agreements during pandemic: Ontario court

Parents who share custody of their children should continue to split parenting duties with their former spouse during the COVID-19 pandemic, unless there is evidence…

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Oil price falls below $20 US a barrel, its lowest since 2002

The benchmark price for a barrel of North American oil dipped below $20 US on Monday morning, the first time that’s happened in 18 years….

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