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Quebec to shut schools, daycares, universities in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Quebec to shut schools, daycares, universities in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Quebec is closing all schools, junior colleges, universities and daycare centres in the province for two weeks beginning Monday to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Chinese allow Michael Kovrig telephone call to sick father amid COVID-19

Chinese allow Michael Kovrig telephone call to sick father amid COVID-19

OTTAWA — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy in Canada says Michael Kovrig has been allowed to have a telephone conversation with his father, who is very ill.

Universities prepare for possibility of moving online as pandemic spreads

Eliano Rexho spent years planning for a semester abroad in Italy, but watched helplessly as a global pandemic wiped out his efforts in days.
Manitoba closing schools March 23 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Manitoba closing schools March 23 due to COVID-19 pandemic

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is closing schools for three weeks because of COVID-19. Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says classes will be suspended starting March 23.

Power outage leaves East Bench residents without water

Residents of East Bench in the Osoyoos Irrigation District were left with little to no water on Wednesday afternoon and most of the day Thursday after a planned power outage this week.

Osoyoos archer has Olympic dreams

Archery wasn’t Brianna Stelkia’s first choice of sports when she was a kid, but the promising young Osoyoos Indian Band archer loves it none the less.
N.B. Tories survive budget vote as parties unite over coronavirus concerns

N.B. Tories survive budget vote as parties unite over coronavirus concerns

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's minority Progressive Conservative government has survived a confidence vote on its provincial budget as members of the legislature set aside partisan differences to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The good and bad consequences of school closures amid a disease outbreak

The good and bad consequences of school closures amid a disease outbreak

TORONTO — From school closures to travel restrictions to limits on large gatherings, Canada entered a new stage in combating the spread of COVID-19 this week with measures that various experts say will almost certainly have unintended consequences.
Mosques across Canada cancel, alter Friday prayer to limit spread of COVID-19

Mosques across Canada cancel, alter Friday prayer to limit spread of COVID-19

TORONTO — Mosques across the country have cancelled or altered their Friday prayer programs, after two Islamic associations called for the practice to be suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians detained in Ethiopia back home

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — An Alberta-based humanitarian organization says 13 Canadians who were detained in Ethiopia have returned to Canada.