Air Canada to suspend most U.S., international flights amid coronavirus pandemic

Air Canada says it will “gradually suspend” the majority of its international flights by the end of March amid Canada’s and other countries’ moves to close their borders over the coronavirus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday that they will still serve a “small number of international and trans-border destinations” from select Canadian cities after April 1. “The airline also intends to […]

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Coronavirus: Churches closed, masses suspended until May in London, Ont.

Churches are shutting down in London amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released Wednesday morning, the Diocese of London announced effective immediately, all masses and services, including missions and devotions, will be suspended at least until April 30. All churches in the city are also closed until then. In addition, the diocese says funeral masses and luncheons are not […]

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‘Game-changer’ coronavirus test could identify carriers without symptoms

A test that can identify coronavirus carriers who aren't showing symptoms is being hailed as a "game-changer". The Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said Public Health England's (PHE) work on the new antibody test is "progressing very fast", and will provide valuable insight into the pandemic gripping the world. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said development of the test […]

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Trump, Canada's Trudeau agree on importance of maintaining trade: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday and the two leaders agreed it was important to keep trade flowing despite travel restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus, the White House said. “The two leaders discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the close cooperation on efforts to combat the virus, including […]

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$1.3M worth of stolen construction equipment found on Flamborough property

More than $1 million worth of stolen construction equipment has been found on a 40-acre property in Flamborough. Police in Hamilton, Ont., say their investigation started with the discovery of a $300,000 excavator that had gone missing from a construction site in Pickering last Friday and was sitting in plain view in the rear yard of a rural property on […]

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New coronavirus cases in Qatar 'related to migrant workers'

Qatar, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the Arab Gulf region at 452, has banned entry of foreigners. More people have tested positive for coronavirus in Qatar and are currently in isolation, the country’s ministry of public health said. There are 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, the ministry confirmed in a statement on Wednesday, bringing the […]

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Iran's supreme leader to pardon 10,000 prisoners, including political ones

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 10,000 prisoners including political ones in honor of the Iranian new year on Friday, state TV reported. “Those who will be pardoned will not return to jail … almost half of those security-related prisoners will be pardoned as well,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told state TV on Wednesday. On […]

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Eviction crackdown: Coronavirus outbreak sees landlords stopped from kicking out tenants

Landlords will be blocked from kicking out people who cannot pay their rent because of job losses or having to look after their children for three months. The sweeping new powers were announced as the government came under pressure to give hard-pressed workers breathing space during the crisis. Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had already promised a three-month mortgage holiday […]

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