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Social gatherings and congregational prayers cancelled during Ramadan

Social gatherings and congregational prayers cancelled during Ramadan

This week is usually when kids in the Muslim community get excited about an annual trip to see the new moon that marks the start of Ramadan, says Cindy Jadayel, a member of the Mosque of Mercy in Ottawa.
COVID-19 latest hurdle in Canada's long road to buying new fighter jets

COVID-19 latest hurdle in Canada's long road to buying new fighter jets

OTTAWA — COVID-19 is presenting another challenge to Canada's long-running and tumultuous effort to buy new fighter jets.
Mourners struggle to grieve N.S. mass-murder victims during pandemic

Mourners struggle to grieve N.S. mass-murder victims during pandemic

The death toll from a massacre that stretched across rural Nova Scotia last weekend rose to 23 Tuesday as families grappled with the heart-wrenching question of how to mourn during a pandemic that is forcing people to stay apart.
Hotels for homeless people could tackle two crises at once: advocates

Hotels for homeless people could tackle two crises at once: advocates

OTTAWA — Since there is already a housing and homelessness crisis in many parts of the country, advocates say funds to fight the spread of COVID-19 could be used to keep people housed long after the pandemic has ended.
3M files lawsuit in Canada against firm accused of price-gouging on N95 masks

3M files lawsuit in Canada against firm accused of price-gouging on N95 masks

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Broken rail suspected in two fiery Saskatchewan train derailments

Broken rail suspected in two fiery Saskatchewan train derailments

GUERNSEY, Sask. — The Transportation Safety Board suspects a broken rail was the cause of two fiery train derailments on the same stretch of track in rural Saskatchewan.
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
Canadians trust their family doctor more than the PM on COVID-19, says poll

Canadians trust their family doctor more than the PM on COVID-19, says poll

OTTAWA — Canadians trust health professionals like their family doctor first and foremost when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis, a new poll suggests.
Rise in homeless tent cities, encampments linked to health confidence: advocate

Rise in homeless tent cities, encampments linked to health confidence: advocate

VANCOUER, B.C. — Public health officials need to do more to help Canada's homeless population as encampments and tent cities grow across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, an advocate says. The comments come as B.C.
Scientists cut peer-review corners under pressure of COVID-19 pandemic

Scientists cut peer-review corners under pressure of COVID-19 pandemic

The novel coronavirus was engineered in a lab using HIV. Stem cells are a potent weapon against the new pandemic. People with blood type A are more susceptible to COVID-19. None of these "discoveries" have been proven.
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