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Kelsey Johnson

Canada says new waves of coronavirus could swamp healthcare system, send death toll soaring

Aug 14 2020

OTTAWA Canada is planning for a "reasonable worst case scenario" in which new waves of the coronavirus would intermittently swamp the public health system and send the death toll soaring, officials said on Friday.

Canada adds more jobs than expected in July; most were part-time positions

Aug 07 2020

OTTAWA Canada added 418,500 jobs in July, though the vast majority were part-time positions, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.9% as the economy continued to reopen from COVID-19 closures, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Canada's imports, exports jump in June on auto sector

Aug 05 2020

OTTAWA, Aug 5 Canada's imports and exports jumped sharply in June on the automobile sector's recovery, though a slower gain in exports led the trade deficit to unexpectedly balloon to C$3.19 billion ($2.41 billion).

Canada extends travel ban to August 31, launches COVID-19 contact tracing app

Jul 31 2020

OTTAWA Canada on Friday extended a measure barring most foreign travelers from entering the country and launched a new contact tracing app as part of its fight to control the "gate-crashing" coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Canada to transition people off COVID-19 emergency benefits in September

Jul 31 2020

OTTAWA, July 31 Canada will start transitioning people off its main emergency income support program and onto traditional unemployment benefits in September, the government said Friday, as the country looks to wind down the costly COVID-19 aid plan.

Canada to transition people off emergency benefits soon- PM Trudeau

Jul 31 2020

OTTAWA, July 31 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that the government will transition people on its main emergency income support program over to traditional unemployment benefits, as the government looks to wind down costly COVID-19 aid.

Canada launches COVID-19 contact tracing app as restrictions loosen

Jul 31 2020

OTTAWA, July 31 Canada on Friday launched a nation-wide contact tracing app to help inform Canadians when they may have been exposed to the coronavirus, part of a broader effort to contain the virus as businesses and public spaces reopen across the country.

Canada second-quarter GDP likely to fall record 12% on COVID-19 shutdowns

Jul 31 2020

OTTAWA Canada's GDP is likely to plunge by a record 12% in the second quarter, Statistics Canada said in flash estimate on Friday, even as activity rose in May and June as COVID-19 containment measures were loosened.

Canada tightens border rules for travelers headed to Alaska

Jul 30 2020

OTTAWA, July 30 Canada is tightening its rules for foreign travelers who must transit through the country to get to Alaska, the government said on Thursday, after several U.S. citizens were fined by police for making detours to sightsee.

Stigma and fear: Canada struggles with COVID-19 outbreak on Hutterite colonies

Jul 29 2020

OTTAWA Canada is struggling to contain a COVID-19 outbreak among a highly private religious group that lives in tight-knit colonies and eschews mainstream society for a more traditional agrarian lifestyle.

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