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Rapid test for COVID-19 recalled after Health Canada expresses concerns

Rapid test for COVID-19 recalled after Health Canada expresses concerns

OTTAWA — An Ottawa biotech company is voluntarily recalling a rapid test for COVID-19 after Health Canada expressed concern about its effectiveness, dealing a setback to expanded testing in the country.
High school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

High school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Urmila Persaud spent months picturing herself walking across a stage to collect her high-school diploma in front of friends and family.
Lawsuits over COVID-19 handling in nursing homes raise questions about standard of care

Lawsuits over COVID-19 handling in nursing homes raise questions about standard of care

TORONTO — As the deadly toll of COVID-19 on Canada's nursing homes gives rise to a growing number of proposed class-action lawsuits, some legal experts say the cases will turn on what's considered reasonable care during a pandemic.
'Very lucky:' Retired firefighter in hospital for one month battling COVID-19

'Very lucky:' Retired firefighter in hospital for one month battling COVID-19

WINNIPEG — Rick Sterzer was lying at home struggling to breathe. Each day it was harder to get air into his lungs.

RCMP to draft national policy for emergency alerts after N.S. shootings

Mounties in Nova Scotia are under scrutiny for not issuing an emergency alert as a gunman rampaged through rural communities, but there's nothing in the national RCMP handbook to suggest that they should have.
Security guards in high demand, face more stress on job during COVID-19 pandemic

Security guards in high demand, face more stress on job during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an enormous demand for security guards, whose job descriptions have been expanded to include temperature checks, grocery store crowd control and — in at least one case — removing bodies from a morgue.
Chiefs concerned about mental health impacts of COVID-19 in their First Nations

Chiefs concerned about mental health impacts of COVID-19 in their First Nations

OTTAWA — A few months before the novel coronavirus arrived in Canada, the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation at Loon Lake, Sask. was already raising the alarm over suicides in the community, about 360 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the Prairies.
Civil service saw COVID-19 benefit programs as 'Dunkirk'-style rescue effort

Civil service saw COVID-19 benefit programs as 'Dunkirk'-style rescue effort

OTTAWA — It was a sunny March 18 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented the government's first big attempt at containing the economic fallout from COVID-19 in the form of an $82-billion rescue package.

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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