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Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis, oil lobby asks

Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis, oil lobby asks

OTTAWA — Canada's oil and gas producers have asked the federal government to freeze the carbon tax and delay new climate change regulations while the industry weathers the storm of COVID-19.
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): 9:15 p.m. B.C. is reporting two new outbreaks of COVID-19 — one at a long-term care facility in Cranbrook and one at an acute care unit at the Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge.
RV owners helping essential workers self-isolate, protect their family members

RV owners helping essential workers self-isolate, protect their family members

The only thing Rick Siewierski finds harder than protecting himself from COVID-19 is keeping his pregnant wife safe from the virus too.
Trudeau deflects Trump and Belgian bluebells in bloom; In The News for April 17

Trudeau deflects Trump and Belgian bluebells in bloom; In The News for April 17

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 April 17 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
'Can we hook him up?' Turkey on the loose in Calgary wandering in search of mate

'Can we hook him up?' Turkey on the loose in Calgary wandering in search of mate

CALGARY — Turk Diggler is looking for love, and one Calgary city councillor is wondering whether to play matchmaker.
Does letting kids get COVID-19 help build immunity among the wider society?

Does letting kids get COVID-19 help build immunity among the wider society?

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has suggested that reopening schools and daycares could be a way to both kick-start its economy and slow the transmission of COVID-19 in the province.
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 9:27 p.m. ET on April 16, 2020: There are 30,106 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Advocacy group says undocumented migrants need access to government benefits

VANCOUVER — A section of Canada's workforce is being overlooked as the federal government expands subsidies for workers affected by COVID-19, a rights group says.
Federal wage subsidy payments to flow first week of May, officials tell MPs

Federal wage subsidy payments to flow first week of May, officials tell MPs

OTTAWA — The first payments from a $73-billion federal wage subsidy program will flow by the end of the first week of May, acting as a buttress against the economic shock from COVID-19.