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Such collaborations could become more widespread as Canada's health-care facilities face the added strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:41 | Kerri Breen
Health Canada is creating a database of specialized volunteers provinces and territories can draw on to help track down people who have been in contact with positive cases, collect data and provide surge capacity at hospitals.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:41 |
Numbers for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark regions have skyrocketed over the last week.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:30 | Alexandra Mazur
Numbers for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark regions have skyrocketed over the last week.
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Global News - Ottawa | April 3, 2020 - 16:30 | Alexandra Mazur
An outbreak from two gatherings at a funeral home last month in St. John's, N.L. - which has generated nearly three quarters of the province's 195 infections - illustrates another key risk when ICU beds are at a premium.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:26 |
During a provincial COVID-19 update on Friday, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer Dr. Barbara Yaffe said that there were 3,255 confirmed cases, with over 67,000 total individuals tested for the virus. She also added that there were at least 32 outbreaks in long-term care homes, which were linked to 24 deaths.
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Global News - Ottawa | April 3, 2020 - 16:24 |
The second anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is Monday.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:22 | Ryan Kessler
As health officials try to keep track of the increasing number of deaths from COVID-19, experts explain whether it will ever be possible to know the exact death toll once the pandemic is over.
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CTV News - National | April 3, 2020 - 16:20 | Jackie Dunham
The City of Ottawa is offering provincially funded emergency child-care services for essential and critical service workers at no cost to families. Starting today, eligible families can apply on ottawa.ca for three centres anticipated to open on Monday, April 13. Emergency child-care services will only be available to essential and critical service workers. The Province has a list of workers eligible for emergency child-care, and it includes regulated health care professionals, first responders and those who perform work considered essential to delivering core municipal services. As...
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City of Ottawa | April 3, 2020 - 16:15 | City of Ottawa - Media Relations / Ville d'Ottawa - Relations avec les médias
A cyber security expert says while user data can be used as a tool to create better policies, it's important to ensure people's privacy isn't being taken away in the process.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:06 | Jeremy Keefe
The number of coronavirus cases in Saskatchewan has risen by 14, bringing the total to 220.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 16:05 | David Giles
This is a strange moment. Never before have so many Canadians stayed in one place, while simultaneously never before have so many moved en masse. Locked down, self-isolating and laying low, millions of us are now almost motionless. The trains are empty, the highways wide open; there is no traffic, save for the hourly trips back to the fridge to see if there is something interesting to eat. Meanwhile, abroad, hundreds of thousands of Canadians are trying desperately to get back, so they can quarantine themselves at home, or at least closer to loved ones and universal health care. A senior...
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Macleans | April 3, 2020 - 16:04 | Scott Gilmore
While it's a step forward for the U.S., advocates say it doesn't go far enough -- especially during a global health emergency.
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Global News - Canada | April 3, 2020 - 15:48 | Rachael D’Amore
A team of researchers at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Engineering has designed an innovative face shield and hands-free door opener to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
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CTV News - National | April 3, 2020 - 15:43 | Sijia Liu
Ontario's cannabis stores will be forced to close for two weeks as of Sunday after the government revised its list of essential businesses.
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Global News - Ottawa | April 3, 2020 - 15:41 | Matt Carty
Firefighters in North Bay are no longer administering naloxone, following a recommendation from the province that suggested its use could increase their risk of contracting COVID-19.
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CTV News - National | April 3, 2020 - 15:40 | Lori-Anne Little
Most construction sites and all cannabis stores will be among the workplaces forced to close as Queen’s Park escalates the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Toronto Star | April 3, 2020 - 15:28 | Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief
The city has cancelled 17,700 programs with more than 101,000 registered participants, not including drop-in clients.
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The Toronto Star | April 3, 2020 - 15:17 | David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief
Yesterday, I said you deserve to see the same numbers. You deserve to have the same information I have. I’ve asked our top officials, some of the brightest minds we have, to provide you with a full briefing on the latest situation. I’ve asked our experts to provide you with the same briefing, the same information that I have access to as premier. I want to thank Drs. Anderson, Donnelly, Williams and Brown. These are some of the incredible experts that are working with us, and today you saw some drastic numbers. These numbers are stark and they are sobering. They tell a story. These...
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Macleans | April 3, 2020 - 15:08 | Maclean's

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