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Charities seek extra help from feds to keep services running as revenues dry up

Charities seek extra help from feds to keep services running as revenues dry up

OTTAWA — Canada's charities say they have begun laying off staff and shutting down their services, which are usually in high demand during economic downturns, as the sector feels the financial sting from COVID-19.
Cruise ships carrying Canadians on the move toward Florida

Cruise ships carrying Canadians on the move toward Florida

An Ottawa woman stranded at sea for more than a week on a cruise ship where four passengers have died said Monday she's "had it" after being moved to another ship that's en route to Florida.

Parents should respect custody arrangements during COVID-19 pandemic: Ont. courts

TORONTO — 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 the kids' health is at risk, Ontario courts advise.
Canadian military ready to mobilize 24,000 troops for COVID-19: Minister

Canadian military ready to mobilize 24,000 troops for COVID-19: Minister

OTTAWA — The crews of two Royal Canadian Navy vessels were ordered to sequester in a Halifax hotel for two weeks as the federal government announced Monday that it is ready to mobilize up to 24,000 Canadian troops at the drop of a hat to help with th

Hospitality workers hit 'first and hit hardest,' says union seeking more support

The union representing many of Canada's hotel and hospitality workers says almost all its 18,000 members face layoffs due to COVID-19, and it wants immediate help for service workers across the country.
Two inmates, nine employees at Quebec prison test positive for COVID-19

Two inmates, nine employees at Quebec prison test positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the first confirmed cases involving prisoners in a federal institution.
Ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions

Ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions

OTTAWA — As new restrictions came into effect barring people with symptoms of COVID-19 from planes and trains, ferry operators called for the federal government to ban such travellers from their vessels as well.
Wage subsidies and wider lanes; In The News for March 30

Wage subsidies and wider lanes; In The News for March 30

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 March 30 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

CALGARY — Fans of a decision by Calgary officials to block off some traffic lanes to give pedestrians and cyclists extra room for social distancing hope others cities will follow suit.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. Alberta has seen its third death from COVID-19 — an 80-year-old woman in the Calgary zone.