WASHINGTON - Sources say Canada and the United States are likely to agree to extend their mutual ban on non-essential travel between the two countries for another 30 days.
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OTTAWA - The federal government is extending its program to subsidize wages in companies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic until December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
The program is the heart of the government's promise to help Canadians get back to work, even if has to be at a slower pace, as the pandemic wanes.
WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says as the North American economy gets back up to speed, Canada's aluminum production is returning to normal, undercutting the argument for American tariffs on imports from north of the border.
Trudeau says he made that point to U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call earlier today.
TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce plans for Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening today.
The development comes as the spread of COVID-19 continues to slow.
Most of Ontario entered Stage 2 of reopening on June 12, with another seven regions following on June 19.
Toronto, Peel and parts of Windsor-Essex were allowed to progress to Stage 2 five days later.
Teachers in Ontario's northern school boards are sounding the alarm about back-to-school plans, saying the region's vast geography and sparse population present challenges not considered in southern parts of the province.
EDMONTON - As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada's two “hub cities” say the temptation to celebrate - and flout physical distancing guidelines - may prove too great.
“I can't say no to a good time,” said Edmonton Oilers fan Jeet Jermana. “I'd be hard-pressed not to jump into a big party.”
ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. - Quebec provincial police continue to search today for the father of two girls whose bodies were found Saturday in a small town southwest of Quebec City.
The bodies of Norah and Romy Carpentier, aged 11 and 6, were located in a wooded area in the community of St-Apollinaire, Que.
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 170 new cases of COVID-19, and three new deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
The total number of cases now stands at 36,348, which includes 31,977 marked as resolved and 2,703 deaths.
The province is also reporting 172 newly resolved cases today.
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 112 new cases of COVID-19, and two new deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
The total number of cases now stands at 36,060, which includes 31,603 marked as resolved and 2,691 deaths.
The province is also reporting 177 newly resolved cases today.
Ontario completed more than 15,100 tests for the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours.
VANCOUVER — The First Nations Health Authority says 89 members of its community fatally overdosed from illicit drugs across British Columbia between January and May, an increase of 93 per cent compared with the same period last year.