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How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits

Emergency benefits to be made available in April for those who don’t qualify for EI Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the government’s $82 billion emergency response package at a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Wednesday. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Workers and businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic may …

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Tim Hortons is now giving free coffee to healthcare workers in Canada

There’s no question that we owe our healthcare professionals all the thanks in the world for working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic while the rest of us stay home, and that’s why Tim Hortons is providing nurses, doctors and hospital employees across Canada with much needed free coffee.  The …

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The First Day Of Spring Is Here & It’s The Earliest It’s Been In 124 Years

It’s finally here! After a long and sometimes difficult winter, the new season is officially setting in. While it may seem like we’ve been waiting a while for this, it’s actually pretty early.  The first day of spring in Canada this year is the earliest that it’s happened in more than 120 …

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All provincial parks in Ontario have just been ordered closed

One of Ontario’s greatest assets — it’s sprawling network of massive, protected provincial parks — has been taken off the table in terms of comforts we humans can enjoy in these lonely, isolated times. The province’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced on Wednesday night that it has decided to …

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What To Do If Someone In Your Home Has Coronavirus

Across Canada, individuals have embraced the practice of “social distancing” in order to flatten the curve and reduce the potential of COVID-19 transmission. But many people — those who live in family homes, with roommates, or otherwise — don’t have the ability to completely isolate themselves. As per the Government of …

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Canada’s coronavirus death toll reaches 9 as country reports almost 650 cases

On Wednesday, it was announced that an elderly patient had died in Quebec at a seniors residence, marking Canada’s ninth fatality due to the growing coronavirus outbreak. So far, B.C. has reported seven deaths — six of which are linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre — and Ontario reported its first death on Tuesday. Premier @francoislegault …

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More than 3,000 Ontario residents now under investigation for coronavirus

Ontario’s Ministry of Health has now confirmed 212 cases of COVID-19 within the province, up from a total of 186 patients reported on Tuesday night, with five cases now marked as resolved and one as deceased. Among the newly-confirmed positive cases on Wednesday are four people from the Halton region, three in Toronto, …

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Justin Trudeau just dropped an $82 billion aid package for those affected by coronavirus

Canada’s federal government has announced an unprecedented financial aid package worth more than $82 billion aimed at helping both individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “In these extraordinary times, our government is taking extraordinary measures,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference in Ottawa Wednesday morning. “In Canada, …

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IKEA Is Closing Down All Its Stores In Canada Due To COVID -19

IKEA now has a place on the growing list of major retailers that have decided to shut down their Canadian operations for the health of customers and staff in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The popular Swedish home furnishings chain announced the news on March 18, saying in a public statement that the move is an attempt to …

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Federal government unveils $82 billion pandemic aid package for Canadians

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across Canada and around the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82 billion aid package, which he said represents 3% of the country’s GDP. This includes a $27 billion fund that will be directly supporting businesses and workers, as well as $55 …

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