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Man charged with assault after coughing on OPP officer in Wingham, Ont.

Thursday  11:05,   09 april 2020

A man in Wingham, Ont., is facing assault charges after coughing on a police officer, Huron County OPP say. Police say officers were called to a home in Wingham on April 2 after it was reported that a man was having a mental health act occurrence.... >>>

Yemen: Saudi military alliance announces two-week ceasefire

Thursday  10:20,   09 april 2020

© Reuters A supporter of the Houthi rebels with a gun on their shoulders: The Houthi rebels did not initially confirm the ceasefire. The Saudi Arabian-led military coalition responds to a call from UN chief Guterres in the face of the corona... >>>

Coronavirus: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer "does not believe" in compensation for the countries helped by Europe

Thursday  09:45,   09 april 2020

© Michael Sohn / POOL / AFP Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Minister of Defense and President of the CDU, was there 'guest from Europe 1. She reaffirmed the desire for solidarity between European neighbors and explained that she did not believe... >>>

“In my Ehpad, five weeks of struggle and we don't see the end of it”

Thursday  09:45,   09 april 2020

© FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI Members of emergency and intensive care services are at work after a person was allegedly contaminated by the new Covid-19 Coronavirus, on March 2, 2020 at Etienne Marie de la Hante retirement home in Crepy-en-Valois. (Photo... >>>

‘Today I held his hand’: B.C. nurse pens heartbreaking poem after COVID-19 patient dies

Thursday  09:06,   09 april 2020

A Vancouver ICU nurse has written an emotional poem about his final moments with a patient who died of COVID-19. Doug Rae, an ICU outreach nurse at St. Paul's Hospital, had been helping to look after Ray Buchanan, an accomplished, 89-year-old... >>>

Freeland won’t say if Canada has seen U.S. intel flagging Chinese coronavirus data

Thursday  09:00,   09 april 2020

Health minister accused journalist who asked about China's data last week of feeding conspiracies.That is the question emerging again and again in headlines around the world as repeated U.S. government leaks cast doubts on the official case... >>>

Guido Westerwelle: His widower has an important appeal

Thursday  08:55,   09 april 2020

© Getty Images Guido Westerwelle and Michael Mronz in 2014 With thoughts of his late husband Guido Westerwelle in the back of his mind, Michael Mronz tweeted specifically to people who are prohibited from visiting Hospitals suffer. 2016 Guido... >>>

Educational assistants 'anxious' as some schools start child care for essential workers

Thursday  08:27,   09 april 2020

As child-care sites open across B.C. for children of essential service workers, employees providing that care are worried about health and safety, says the union representing them. "There's a lot of anxiety — without a doubt, that's more... >>>

Coronavirus: Canada reports 54 new COVID-19 deaths as infections top 19,000

Thursday  08:27,   09 april 2020

Canada reported 1,393 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and its death toll from the disease rose to 435.Canada now has a confirmed 19,276 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 435... >>>

Coronavirus: Vladimir Putin announces plan to support doctors and the economy

Thursday  08:25,   09 april 2020

© Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin / Kremlin via REUTERS The Russian president made these announcements during a videoconference interview with the governors of the Russian regions, Wednesday April 8, 2020. The next few weeks will be "crucial" in the... >>>

COVID-19: Province acts to add teeth to quarantine for border crossers

Thursday  07:55,   09 april 2020

B.C. Premier John Horgan says hundreds of people returning home each day from outside Canada must submit a quarantine plan or they will be forced to stay at a federal quarantine site. “Although we welcome home all of those travellers, we also are... >>>

45 cases of COVID-19 at Seven Oaks long-term care home, 16 deaths linked to virus

Thursday  07:35,   09 april 2020

The death toll at Seven Oaks long-term care home in Scarborough has reached 16, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, announced Wednesday. "I am very sorry and saddened to report that as of this morning at Seven Oaks there... >>>

City of Ottawa faces nine-figure revenue hit because of COVID-19 restrictions

Thursday  07:25,   09 april 2020

The City of Ottawa is staring at a $273-million revenue void if the physical distancing rules of the COVID-19 pandemic last for the rest of 2020, council heard Wednesday during a meeting. City treasurer and chief financial officer Wendy Stephanson... >>>

B.C. and Alberta show progress in flattening the curve, while Ontario and Quebec still in tough

Thursday  07:05,   09 april 2020

OTTAWA — How is Canada progressing when it comes to the all-important goal of flattening the curve of COVID-19 infections? The answer is complicated, and it depends which part of the country you look at. For the most optimism that the first wave has >>>

82 First Nations on lockdown as B.C. records first COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities

Thursday  07:05,   09 april 2020

B.C.'s 204 First Nations face diverse challenges amid a pandemic that disproportionately threatens their elders.B.C.'s First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) confirms there have been positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in some Indigenous... >>>