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COVID-19 taking financial toll on Canadians with disabilities: survey

COVID-19 taking financial toll on Canadians with disabilities: survey

More than half of Canadians with disabilities who participated in a crowdsourced survey are struggling to make ends meet because of the financial fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report suggests.

Two B.C. parents file legal challenge against school reopening plans

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Two fathers have filed an injunction application demanding the British Columbia government implement tougher safety measures aimed at protecting students from the risks of COVID-19 before schools reopen.

Court awards teacher abused by Catholic priest $844,000 in damages

VANCOUVER — A former elementary school teacher who says she was sexually assaulted by a Roman Catholic priest more than 40 years ago in Kamloops, B.C., has been awarded nearly $850,000 in damages by a judge. Justice David Crossin of the B.C.
'Very difficult days:' Low oil prices, COVID crisis hand Alberta $24.2B deficit

'Very difficult days:' Low oil prices, COVID crisis hand Alberta $24.2B deficit

EDMONTON — The double blow of collapsing oil prices and the COVID-19 crisis has pushed Alberta into a historic deficit of $24.2 billion — more than triple what the United Conservative government projected in its February budget.
Macklem says central bankers must speak simply or risk losing public trust

Macklem says central bankers must speak simply or risk losing public trust

OTTAWA — The head of the Bank of Canada made an international pitch to his fellow central bankers on Thursday to forge closer ties with average citizens to manage economic expectations through the pandemic, or risk losing public trust and face an exi
Canada-China COVID-19 vaccine trials abandoned amid political tensions

Canada-China COVID-19 vaccine trials abandoned amid political tensions

HALIFAX — A COVID-19 vaccine-development partnership between Canada and a Chinese firm has been abandoned, ending clinical trials that were to be conducted by a Dalhousie University research lab.
Champagne bursts COVID-19 cocoon, butting heads abroad with Lebanon and China

Champagne bursts COVID-19 cocoon, butting heads abroad with Lebanon and China

OTTAWA — Canada's foreign minister was bound for London for private talks with a trusted ally after butting heads with leading figures from Lebanon and China, capping a bubble-bursting, four-country tour amid an unprecedented global pandemic.
Top court to sit in person, start session early to catch up on COVID-19 delays

Top court to sit in person, start session early to catch up on COVID-19 delays

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will resume in-person hearings next month. The fall session will begin Sept.
From 'seaman' to 'sailor': the Royal Canadian Navy adopts gender-neutral titles

From 'seaman' to 'sailor': the Royal Canadian Navy adopts gender-neutral titles

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy is changing the titles of its junior ranks to be more inclusive.
Indigenous-led alert system for N.S. Mi'kmaq communities ready to roll out

Indigenous-led alert system for N.S. Mi'kmaq communities ready to roll out

CAPE BRETON, N.S. — A new alert system that will issue emergency messages to residents in five Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq communities is the first of its kind among Indigenous peoples in Canada, according to developers.