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Airlines' 'bait-and-switch' strategy lures customers to flights that never take off

Airlines' 'bait-and-switch' strategy lures customers to flights that never take off

OTTAWA — Rob Przybylski and Courtney Ross were slated to wrap up the month on a Costa Rican beach, sipping sugarcane cocktails with friends and family as they celebrated their wedding. Instead, the Oshawa, Ont.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1:17 p.m. EST on Nov. 7, 2020: There are 258,184 confirmed cases in Canada.
Experts say Canada's three-layer face mask recommendations make sense

Experts say Canada's three-layer face mask recommendations make sense

As the cold winter weather forces most of us indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's health leaders say it's time to upgrade our cloth face masks. Dr.
Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?

Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?

The World Health Organization says there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill it
More pandemics coming if environmental issues not dealt with: report

More pandemics coming if environmental issues not dealt with: report

The report estimates mammals and birds host about 1.7 million undiscovered viruses
'Panicky pandemic publishing' of COVID-19 research erodes trust in science: report

'Panicky pandemic publishing' of COVID-19 research erodes trust in science: report

OTTAWA — Publishing weak, careless and sometimes fake research on the novel coronavirus is eroding trust in science, leading people to ignore public health advice, a new report from the Royal Society of Canada warns.
Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control, as several provinces wrestle with how far their lockdown measures should go to reinforce that message.
Canada's ban on big cruise ships extended until February

Canada's ban on big cruise ships extended until February

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says big cruise ships will be banned from Canadian waters at least until the end of February now.
Feds to unveil more pandemic support for Indigenous communities

Feds to unveil more pandemic support for Indigenous communities

OTTAWA — More federal financial support is on its way to help Indigenous people and communities cope with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian small business confidence drops in October as COVID-19 cases rise

Canadian small business confidence drops in October as COVID-19 cases rise

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says business confidence is the lowest in Quebec at 42.2