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Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14

Gradual reopenings and the battle against superbugs; In The News for May 14

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 14 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ... .
Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

OTTAWA — Copious use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant is crucial in the fight against COVID-19, but it could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs.
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

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.
Volunteer shortage as seniors who are self-isolating over COVID stay home

Volunteer shortage as seniors who are self-isolating over COVID stay home

Ian Hartley has been volunteering for years, offering his services as a hospital chaplain, working at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre and as a member of the Rotary Club.
Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

As Canada begins grappling with the issue of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of how to safely reopen schools has emerged as a particularly thorny topic.
Optional buyback program could see assault-style gun ban unravel, group warns

Optional buyback program could see assault-style gun ban unravel, group warns

OTTAWA — A leading proponent of stricter gun control says allowing owners of recently banned firearms to keep them would make it easier for a different government to reverse the ban in future.
Non-medical masks can help when physical distancing not possible, says Tam

Non-medical masks can help when physical distancing not possible, says Tam

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health doctor says Canadians in communities where COVID-19 is still spreading should wear non-medical masks when they can't stay physically distant from others. Dr.
Chiefs, governments to sign rights understanding after B.C. pipeline protests

Chiefs, governments to sign rights understanding after B.C. pipeline protests

VICTORIA — A virtual signing ceremony on Thursday marks the start of a new relationship between the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation and the federal and B.C.
COVID-19 dominates the rhetoric, and the reality, of MPs on Parliament Hill

COVID-19 dominates the rhetoric, and the reality, of MPs on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA — Bright spotlights, metal girders and the stone backdrop of West Block's interior courtyard give the temporary home of the House of Commons the feel of a movie set.
Serological surveys to look for COVID-19 immunity in Canadian population

Serological surveys to look for COVID-19 immunity in Canadian population

Canada's top doctor says too little is known to consider using a newly approved serology test to identify individuals who could be immune to COVID-19 and allow those people to return to work or gather in public.