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Bars, cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank

Bars, cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank

TORONTO — Devastated bars and lounges as well as the country's hard-hit cannabis sector will have access to $40 billion in new credit being made available via the government's business bank during the COVID-19 crisis, its CEO said on Sunday.

COVID crisis prompts B.C. mill to boost medical pulp production

NANAIMO, B.C. — A British Columbia mill that makes a special recipe of pulp for surgical masks, gowns and other medical supplies has doubled up on its production for an American customer amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Ex-Gander mayor disappointed in lack of U.S.-Canada co-operation during pandemic

Ex-Gander mayor disappointed in lack of U.S.-Canada co-operation during pandemic

GANDER, N.L. — Former Gander, N.L., Mayor Claude Elliott knows a thing or two about co-operation between Canada and the United States in a crisis — and he's not liking what he's seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Humboldt Broncos families to quietly mark anniversary of Saskatchewan bus crash

Humboldt Broncos families to quietly mark anniversary of Saskatchewan bus crash

The second anniversary of a devastating Saskatchewan bus crash will be a quiet one for the still-mourning families as the COVID-19 crisis holds the country in its grip.
Essential workers talk about how COVID-19 affects them

Essential workers talk about how COVID-19 affects them

Health-care workers, grocery store staff, transit drivers and food delivery workers are among those being hailed as heroes for continuing to provide much-needed services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
'It's like ghost towns:' Canada's border communities adapt to COVID-19 changes

'It's like ghost towns:' Canada's border communities adapt to COVID-19 changes

When the mayor of a village in southern Alberta stares across the border, he sees family and friends who just happen to call Montana home. The port of entry between Coutts, Alta., and Sweet Grass, Mont.
COVID response offers chance to shift direction of Canadian economy: experts

COVID response offers chance to shift direction of Canadian economy: experts

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic may be a long way off, but analysts are already looking ahead to how Canada could hasten its recovery and position itself for a low-carbon economy.
With workers at home, feds eye ways to fast-track training program, groups say

With workers at home, feds eye ways to fast-track training program, groups say

OTTAWA — The federal government is looking at ways to speed-up the introduction of skills-training help for out-of-work Canadians, say groups involved in helping implement the program.
Anxiety lingers as N.L. officials trace bulk of COVID-19 cases to funeral home

Anxiety lingers as N.L. officials trace bulk of COVID-19 cases to funeral home

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — On a day off work in mid-March, Craig Dyer took some time to pay his respects at the funeral of a co-worker's brother. He stopped by Caul's Funeral Home in St. John's with some Canada Post colleagues to support their mutual friend.
Hajdu brings anthropology, public health experience to COVID-19 fight

Hajdu brings anthropology, public health experience to COVID-19 fight

OTTAWA — Patty Hajdu "fell in love" with cultural anthropology at university.