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 2020-03-31 09:04 

The Globe and Mail

Dogs in the time of coronavirus: Our new family member has changed everything...

Our newest addition has helped my entire family focus more on walks and training, and less on an uncertain, scary future...

 2020-03-31 09:03 

The Globe and Mail

March 31: 'Seniors are getting hit by a double whammy.' Readers react to ageism and retirement challenges posed by COVID-19, plus other letters to the editor...

In today's letters to the editor: COVID-19 and donations; MAID; ageism; RRIFs; graduates; health-care workers; on backorder...

 2020-03-31 09:00 

CBC

[ Toronto ]

Some licensed child-care centres won't survive COVID-19 closures, industry warns...

Ontario stands to lose many of its licensed child-care centres due to a lack of funding during the COVID-19 crisis, operators and industry advocates are warning....

 2020-03-31 09:00 

CBC

[ Nova Scotia ]

Cape Breton boys create own weekly online news program...

As two Cape Breton brothers remain at home from school during the COVID-19 pandemic, they're still getting an education through an online newscast they're making....

 2020-03-31 09:00 

CBC

[ Windsor ]

A new reality for those who rely on public transit in Windsor...

People who rely on public transit to get to work are upset with the decision to suspend bus service. A person is floating a petition to provincial government to make bus service essential....

 2020-03-31 09:00 

CBC

[ Nova Scotia ]

N.S. landlords worried about confusion surrounding rent payments amid COVID-19...

Landlords in Nova Scotia worry renters wrongly think they don't have to pay rent during the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-31 09:00 

CBC

[ Nova Scotia ]

Canadian charities say federal aid may not be enough to stay afloat...

Charitable organizations in Canada, who have already had to lay off tens of thousands of staff members, say the federal government's wage subsidy is a good start. But it may not be enough to come them through the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-31 09:00 

CBC

[ Nova Scotia ]

How Nova Scotia's COVID-19 lab more than tripled its testing capacity...

Nova Scotia's COVID-19 testing lab has increased its 24-hour capacity from 200-250 tests to 800 tests, and there's more room for growth....

 2020-03-31 09:00 

The Globe and Mail

No, Jason Kenney, Donald Trump won't save Alberta's oil industry...

The Premier is sounding more desperate by the day, floating the idea of a closed North American energy market...

 2020-03-31 09:00 

The Globe and Mail

A week with the 2020 Mazda3: How does it hold up as a pet-friendly vehicle?...

For their final week together, Petrina Gentile took her foster puppy Moon for plenty of drives in the smooth, comfortable and efficient Mazda3...

 2020-03-31 09:00 

Toronto Star

Their work is keeping Canada safe. But they earn a fraction of the national average...

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows low-wage and racialized workers are overrepresented in jobs deemed essential during ......

 2020-03-31 09:00 

Toronto Star

COVID-19 could mark the end of Toronto's Airbnb era, and good riddance. Here's how to keep it that way...

Giving over part of the city's housing market to short-term rentals was a mistake, and it's time to rectify it, writes Matt Elliott....

 2020-03-31 08:53 

National Post

Tennis-WTA working on better pay, considers extending Tour...

MUMBAI — With lower-level players reeling financially from the tennis shutdown over the coronavirus, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) said on Tuesday it was working to boost players' earnings when the sport resumes and may extend the 202...

 2020-03-31 08:51 

CTV News

Transparency on COVID-19 response crucial: former public safety minister Goodale...

Governments must be as transparent as possible with Canadians about response measures for COVID-19, says former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale....

 2020-03-31 08:47 

CTV News

Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery...

The union representing Canada Post employees is asking Canadians to disinfect their mail boxes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-03-31 08:46 

Global News

Halifax man charged with assault after heated argument turned violent: police...
 2020-03-31 08:45 

The Globe and Mail

How investment firms are helping their advisors through the health crisis...

From more tools to ongoing communication, firms are recognizing the need to provide support to their advisors...

 2020-03-31 08:41 

National Post

Indonesia to release 30,000 prisoners early amid virus concerns...

JAKARTA — Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons. A document issued by the law and human rights ministry reviewed by...

 2020-03-31 08:40 

National Post

Indonesia declares emergency over coronavirus, expands social welfare...

JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and announced measures to help people with lower incomes. The measures included expanding social welfare, food assistance...

 2020-03-31 08:30 

CBC

Point of View: Patience, please — waiting for cancer surgery during a pandemic...

Five days after the Montreal General Hospital cancelled Taionrn:hote Dan David's bowel cancer surgery, he had questions that needed answers: "Why?" and "What next?"...

 2020-03-31 08:30 

CBC

[ Newfoundland & Labrador ]

Vet care during COVID-19: What N.L. pet owners need to know...

Local veterinary clinics are taking extra precautions and changing the way they operate to ensure they can keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-31 08:20 

National Post

German city follows Austria and stipulates face masks for shoppers...

BERLIN — The city of Jena in eastern Germany has decided to make people wear face masks when shopping or traveling by public transport, stepping up efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus and becoming the first city in the country to take the ...

 2020-03-31 08:19 

National Post

Norway central bank further raises its purchase of crowns...

OSLO — Norway's central bank will further increase its daily purchase of Norwegian currency to 2 billion crowns ($190 million) per day from 1.6 billion crowns earlier, selling foreign currency to fund government spending, it said on Tuesday. On ...

 2020-03-31 08:19 

National Post

Taiwan to push social distancing in coronavirus fight, but no fines yet...

TAIPEI — Taiwan will introduce social distancing measures to help control the coronavirus but will not yet punish people who fail to comply, the health minister said on Tuesday. Taiwan has been successful at limiting its number of cases thanks to ea...

 2020-03-31 08:16 

National Post

Disinfect mail boxes and entertainment to 'feed and fuel' the soul; In The News for March 31...

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 March 31 ... COVID-19 in Canada ... Governments must be as transparent as possible with Canadians...

 2020-03-31 08:14 

National Post

India cracks down on Muslim missionary group linked to coronavirus cases...

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus. ...

 2020-03-31 08:08 

National Post

Norway central bank further raises its purchase of crowns...

OSLO — Norway's central bank will further increase its daily purchase of Norwegian currency to 2 billion crowns ($190 million) per day from 1.6 billion crowns earlier, selling foreign currency to fund government spending, it said on Tuesday. On ...

 2020-03-31 08:07 

CBC

China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire...

Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, officials and state media reported Tuesday....

 2020-03-31 08:06 

National Post

Airlines in Philippines ask for govt support over coronavirus, say survival at stake...

MANILA — An association of airlines in the Philippines is requesting government help, saying they face a threat to their survival as the global push to contain the coronavirus spread hampers operations, the airlines said in a letter seen by Reuters....

 2020-03-31 08:06 

National Post

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick. Ottawa has put ...

 2020-03-31 08:06 

National Post

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada...

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on March 31, 2020: There are 7,448 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. — Quebec: 3,430 confirmed (including 25 deaths, 1 resolved) — Ontario: 1,706...

 2020-03-31 08:06 

National Post

Father of Humboldt Bronco disappointed Saskatchewan has relaxed trucking rules...

REGINA — A father whose son was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he's worried Saskatchewan's move to relax some trucking rules during the COVID-19 outbreak may mean drivers will be pushed past their limits. Scott Thomas's so...

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

Some U.S. religious leaders flout COVID-19 restrictions...

Religious service, steeped as it is in community, is one area where people are finding it hard to avoid gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And while some churches in the U.S. are finding innovative ways to continue services, such as conducting them vir...

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

Canada's next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of global pandemic. Here's what that U.S. surge means...

Canada's next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of a global pandemic, with U.S. reported infection rates soaring. The tremors coming from the U.S. will ripple across the border and beyond, touching a staggering array of people and battering the broa...

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

Partisan divisions on COVID-19 exist in Canada but they're deeper — and more dangerous — in the U.S....

Polls suggest there are fewer differences between how Liberal and Conservative supporters in Canada view the pandemic than there are between the opinions expressed by Democrats and Republicans in the United States....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

More COVID-19 cases on stranded cruise ship with 4 dead. Cruise line pleas for help...

Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, revealed there are more COVID-19 cases aboard the cruise ship where four people have already died. He also made a plea for a place to dock for his stranded cruise ships....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

'There will be more deaths': COVID-19 outbreak in nursing home leaves small cottage community reeling...

It's unclear how coronavirus came into a small nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. - whether it was brought in by a visitor or a new resident - but the number of cases and deaths there has stunned the cottage community about 150 kilometres northeast of T...

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

Manitoba First Nations ask defence minister to set up military hospital...

Two First Nations communities in Manitoba have made a direct appeal to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to establish a military hospital in their region in anticipation of an outbreak of COVID-19, CBC News has learned....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

When will children be back in school? Your COVID-19 questions answered...

We're answering questions about the pandemic. Send yours to covid@cbc.ca and we'll answer as many as we can. We're publishing a selection of answers every weekday online, and also putting some of your questions to the experts during The Nation...

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

COVID-19 anxiety shows why Canada needs a 9-8-8 number for mental health emergencies...

The Canadian government is falling short in addressing the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also turning its back on a new idea that could help people during times of mental health crisis....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

Courts scramble to modernize to keep the system working in a pandemic...

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing Canada's court system to operate as it never has before to adapt to the demands of physical distancing....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

[ New Brunswick ]

COVID-19 testing data reveal areas of concentration, missing info in New Brunswick...

Heavy testing in the Moncton area, lesser amounts elsewhere and missing data for many — perhaps all — provincial regions were the highlights of an hour-long briefing for reporters Wednesday on the current state of testing for COVID-19 in New B...

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

[ Toronto ]

April 1 is rent day. Here's what you need to know if COVID-19 has you worried about paying...

For many Ontarians, rent is due on Wednesday, but with so many people out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, actually paying seems impossible....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

The flurry of daily pandemic data can be overwhelming. Here's how to make sense of it...

Every day, Canadians are bombarded with fresh numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic from around the world. Check out these tips to help make sense of the data....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

[ Ottawa ]

Mask shortage threatening family practices, doctors say...

Some family doctors in Ontario say their practices are under threat because of the ongoing shortage of masks and other protective equipment caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

CBC

[ Ottawa ]

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 31...

CBC Ottawa's latest roundup of key points during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-31 08:00 

Toronto Star

Horoscope for Tuesday, March 31, 2020...

Daily horoscope...

 2020-03-31 07:54 

National Post

Malaysia calls on women to 'stop nagging, use makeup' in coronavirus advice...

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) C oronavirus lockdown advice issued by Malaysia that urges women to dress up at home and avoid nagging their husbands sparked a sexism row on Tuesday, with critics saying it promotes gender...

 2020-03-31 07:46 

National Post

Smoking diners to take it outside as Tokyo ban kicks in...

TOKYO — Patrons of Tokyo restaurants and bars will be able to light up indoors for the last time on Tuesday as one of the world's most cigarette-friendly cities starts enforcing anti-smoking laws from April 1. Japan lags behind many countries in...

 2020-03-31 07:43 

National Post

China to focus on asymptomatic coronavirus cases as public fears grow...

SHANGHAI — As it eases its strict coronavirus curbs, China has urged authorities to pay more attention to asymptomatic cases, part of efforts to allay public fears that large numbers of infectious people have gone unreported. China is easing travel ...

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