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NewsAlert: WestJet to suspend international and transborder flights for 30 days

OTTAWA — WestJet says it is suspending all commercial international and transborder flights for a 30-day period to help control the spread of COVID-19, effective March 23.
Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's largest movie exhibitor Cineplex Inc. says it's closing all of its 165 theatres nationwide until at least April 2 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Canadian travellers trying to return trapped by border closures for COVID-19

Canadian travellers trying to return trapped by border closures for COVID-19

CUSCO, Peru — As the federal government urges Canadians overseas to return, some travellers in countries where borders are closing don't know how they're going to get home.

Supreme Court postpones hearing on constitutionality of federal carbon tax

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has postponed until at least June hearing a constitutional challenge of the federal government's carbon tax.
Alberta's chief health officer in self-isolation as cases of coronavirus rise

Alberta's chief health officer in self-isolation as cases of coronavirus rise

EDMONTON — Alberta's chief medical officer of health announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the province Monday but the news came via video, as she has isolated herself at home and is being tested for the virus.

Coronavirus concern finally washes ashore B.C.'s remote islands

A wave of alarm over COVID-19 hit the shores of some of B.C.’s more isolated islands after federal and provincial authorities have announced a series of wide-ranging measures to quell the spread of the virus within the last week.
Alan Kurdi's aunt has mixed feelings after sentencing in his case

Alan Kurdi's aunt has mixed feelings after sentencing in his case

VANCOUVER — The aunt of three-year-old Alan Kurdi says she has mixed feelings after three people were sentenced in the human smuggling case that resulted in the deaths of her nephew, his brother and mother as they fled Syria in 2015.
The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 16, 2020

The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 16, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of March 16, 2020: — Ontario: 177 confirmed, 5 resolved — British Columbia: 103 confirmed (including 4 deaths) 5 resolved — Alberta: 74 confirmed — Quebec: 50 confirmed — Can
Defence says Schlatter was 'easy target' to blame for Richey's death

Defence says Schlatter was 'easy target' to blame for Richey's death

TORONTO — A Toronto man who was the last person seen with a murdered young woman presented an "easy target" for investigators to blame for her death, his lawyers said Monday as they argued for his acquittal.
Dr. Theresa Tam foresaw her job would mean 'harnessing the efforts of the many'

Dr. Theresa Tam foresaw her job would mean 'harnessing the efforts of the many'

OTTAWA — When Dr. Theresa Tam first got the top public health job in Canada, she said something that has turned out to be prophetic.