More help coming for workers affected by COVID-19, Trudeau pledges

OTTAWA — Canadian workers can expect significant new supports from the federal government to help them deal...

Health officials explain why not everyone can get swabbed for COVID-19...

TORONTO — Canada’s top public health officer says supply limitations are forcing COVID-19 testing centres “to be smart” about...

Hundreds show up to Ottawa COVID-19 assessment centre, but few actually...

OTTAWA — Many of the hundreds of people descending on one of Canada’s first dedicated COVID-19 assessment centre went...

Trudeau says border closures, mandatory screening up for discussion

OTTAWA — The federal government is retooling messaging for travellers arriving in Canada amid criticism that it’s not doing enough...

Ontario government plans bill to help workers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford’s office says the government is drafting legislation that would remove employers’ ability...

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

TORONTO — From school closures to travel restrictions to limits on large gatherings, Canada entered a new stage in...

Concerns raised over COVID-19 outbreak plans for Indigenous communities

Ottawa’s plans to respond to possible COVID-19 outbreaks in remote, fly-in and already vulnerable Indigenous communities are getting a...

Return home while you can, Ottawa tells Canadians as COVID-19 continues...

The federal government urged Canadians abroad to return home while they still have a chance as countries...

Ontario severely restricts visitors to long-term care homes

OTTAWA — Ontario’s top public health doctor has deemed that only “essential” visitors be allowed in long-term...

While Georgina braces for COVID-19, province introduces new measures to protect...

By: Mike Anderson While the number of positive cases of COVID-19 has risen to eight in York Region, all...

‘Social distancing’ ramps up as COVID-19 spreads and economic toll mounts

TORONTO — Keeping distance from others as a way to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 ramped...

Businesses ramp up COVID-19 precautions amid workplace cases

TORONTO — Businesses are ramping up their efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus after a...

Justin and Sophie Trudeau go into self-isolation over COVID-19

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife are in self-isolation over COVID-19 concerns, which has forced...

Labour, biz leaders urge federal-provincial common front on COVID-19 impact

OTTAWA — Canada’s largest labour organization and the group that bills itself as the voice of business...

A breakdown of federal spending in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

OTTAWA — The federal government unveiled a $1 billion response package to mitigate the effects of COVID-19...