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Man charged for breaching curfew during dirt-bike pursuit

A 23-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged for breaking curfew and a several road offences. The post Man charged for breaching curfew during dirt-bike pursuit appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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New international cybercrime scheme flagged by Interpol

Cayman businesses owners are been warned of a new international cybercrime scheme, that could result in hackers stealing sensitive information with the help of their unsuspecting victims. The post New international cybercrime scheme flagged by Interpol appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Airports likely to remain closed until at least 30 May

Cayman's borders are likely to stay closed until the end of May, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. The post Airports likely to remain closed until at least 30 May appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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4 students among 6 new virus cases

The Cayman Islands has six new cases of the coronavirus, including four students who had been quarantined at a local hotel, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced today at the daily COVID-19 briefing. The post 4 students among 6 new virus cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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First COVID deaths in Turks, Bermuda

The coronavirus has claimed two lives in Bermuda and one in Turks and Caicos, the first deaths involving residents in Britain’s overseas territories. The post First COVID deaths in Turks, Bermuda appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Chamber webinar to focus on financial health during COVID-19

The Chamber of Commerce will host its second free two-hour webinar on Wednesday, 8 April, aimed at helping businesses tackle the issue of financial health during and after the coronavirus pandemic. The post Chamber webinar to focus on financial health during COVID-19 appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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US$50,000 raised for community response to COVID-19

Deloitte staff and partners have donated US$50,000 to help Meals on Wheels and Feed Our Future continue to serve at-risk members of the community. The post US$50,000 raised for community response to COVID-19 appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Emergency BA flight arrives in Cayman

A British Airways flights from London arrived at Grand Cayman’s airport Monday afternoon, carrying 58 Caymanian students and other residents, who will be quarantined for 14 days in a government-mandated facility. The post Emergency BA flight arrives in Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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NAU applications on the rise

The demand for Needs Assessment Unit assistance by vulnerable Caymanians is increasing as some 136 new applications are set to be processed this week. The post NAU applications on the rise appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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New Cayman Spirits gin is ‘drink of the gods’

The Cayman Spirits Company, which has created a number of original products, has added another arrow to its quiver of beverages. Poseidon Gin, crafted by general manager and distiller, Moises Sevilla, is the company’s latest foray into the spirit world. Dedicated to Greek mythology’s god of the seas, it is a deep blue colour, making […] The post New Cayman Spirits gin is ‘drink of the gods’ appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Gov’t approves purchase of 30 new ventilator beds

Government has given the Health Services Authority the green light to purchase 30 additional ventilator beds as Cayman continued to ready itself for any widespread outbreak of COVID-19. The post Gov’t approves purchase of 30 new ventilator beds appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Ombudsman investigating dirt-biker arrest

The Ombudsman's Office has launched an investigation into the arrest of a 23-year-old Bodden Town man, who was taken into custody on Sunday following a police chase. The post Ombudsman investigating dirt-biker arrest appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Multi-million dollar plan for small businesses, no new COVID cases

Government revealed details of a $14.5 million life support plan for small and micro businesses Monday as the coronavirus crisis continued to take its toll on the islands. The post Multi-million dollar plan for small businesses, no new COVID cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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New COVID warning as British PM in intensive care

Premier Alden McLaughlin sent the best wishes of all in the Cayman Islands to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care in hospital with the coronavirus. The post New COVID warning as British PM in intensive care appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Premier apologises to governor on behalf of Cayman for ‘vile’ voice note

Premier Alden McLaughlin has apologised to Governor Martyn Roper following what he termed a “disgusting behaviour” in an audio note which was circulated on social media over the weekend. The post Premier apologises to governor on behalf of Cayman for ‘vile’ voice note appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Business in brief

Appleby publishes guide to offshore COVID-19 response Offshore law firm Appleby is publishing information on how offshore governments, across jurisdictions, are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm’s online ‘Offshore Business Update’ aims to help clients and the business community understand what ‘business as usual’ really means for those jurisdictions as the pandemic continues to […] The post Business in brief appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Baby shops allowed to open

Local baby shops are now allowed to operate under the new ‘shelter in place’ rules, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced. The post Baby shops allowed to open appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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Indoor camping

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Flimmaker uses 3D printers to make masks for medics

A Cayman Islands filmmaker is using cutting-edge 3D printers to create masks and other personal protective gear for medics on the frontline of the coronavirus fight. Michael Maes has produced prototypes of face-protection masks – similar to medical grade N95 masks – using hi-tech printers in his home workshop. The masks can be sterilized and […] The post Flimmaker uses 3D printers to make masks for medics appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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True COVID-19 picture unknown

Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has said the true picture of Cayman’s COVID-19 spread remains unknown as testing has been limited by World Health Organisation protocols, but he intends to widen testing locally when supplies increase. The post True COVID-19 picture unknown appeared first on Cayman Compass.
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German experts have a plan to reopen the economy

How do you restart an economy that's been shut down by a pandemic? The answer is: very, very carefully.
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Ecuador distributes cardboard coffins to cope with Covid-19

The city of Guayaquil, Ecuador is struggling with the rate of Covid-19 deaths. The government is having to distribute cardboard coffins to meet demands. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.
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Analysis: Pandemic may be giving Beijing an opening in the South China Sea

• Acting US Navy secretary apologizes for calling ousted carrier captain 'stupid'
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Venezuelan refugees are returning home

Venezuelans who once fled their homes for neighboring Colombia are now returning to their country.
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Great Barrier Reef suffers another mass bleaching

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record, with the south of the reef bleaching extensively for the first time, a new survey has found.
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Jamie Dimon predicts a 'major' recession is on its way

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon used his annual shareholder letter to detail just how bad he thinks the US economy can get from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Opinion: Billionaires are failing us when we need them most

With coronavirus pushing the US economy to the brink of disaster, the ultra wealthy have an obligation to step up and use their money and power for the greater good. As the people who benefited the most from a decade of economic growth, the hundreds of billionaires in America are in a unique position to do a great deal of good at a pivotal moment. But so far, they're failing to do so.
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YouTube tries to limit spread of false 5G coronavirus claims

YouTube and other social media platforms are taking steps to limit the spread of conspiracy theories falsely connecting 5G networks and the coronavirus pandemic after a string of attacks on cell phone towers.
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From the brink of bankruptcy to a 1,300% stock gain: How this CEO turned around her company.

Even though the company was bleeding money, laden with debt and staring down a potential bankruptcy, becoming chief executive of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices was a dream job for Lisa Su.
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The global economy just got a $1 trillion infusion from Japan

Japan is committing nearly $1 trillion to try to protect its economy from the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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The fading bohemia of Los Angeles' Venice Beach

With its diverse cast of surfers, skaters, bodybuilders, aging hippies and street performers, Los Angeles' Venice Beach retains some of the bohemian charm that once put it at the heart of American pop culture.
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The 1960s symbol we need more than ever before

In a video installation by James Joyce, a yellow circle rotates as two black ovals and a curved line tumble at the bottom, thwarted by gravity. Watching the video, Perseverance in the Face of Absurdity, which was projected at Banksy's pop-up dystopian theme park, Dismaland in 2015, one can mentally reassemble the three shapes into their familiar formation: two eyes and a swooping smile.
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This wedding photographer's approach is like no other

Ripped trousers, last-minute cigarettes, grandmas on the dance floor -- these are not your typical wedding photos.
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The one item of clothing in every genius' closet

When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.
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The story behind Audrey Hepburn's little black dress

Remember when actress Audrey Hepburn turned a sleek black dress into an enduring symbol of understated style? It was 1961, and Hepburn was playing the part of troubled call girl Holly Golightly in Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's," based on the novella by Truman Capote.
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People living in vans are getting squeezed during pandemic

A family with two young kids, a young woman who'd escaped a tiny expensive flat in Barcelona, and a group of young friends who adored traveling. After weeks of bouncing around, this group of nomads had finally managed to find a place to live.
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Cruise ships are still scrambling for safe harbor

More than a dozen cruise ships remain stranded at sea right now -- some with and some without passengers -- as ports deny entry and passengers panic about returning home.
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'I'm in the safest place in the world'

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16 of the world's best coastlines

Coastlines are one of the most alluring of our planet's geographical features.
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Where to see the oldest living things on Earth

Who needs new and improved when you can delight in old and perfected?
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This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for more than 100 fellow students

A 5-year-old student at an elementary school in Vista, California, collected enough money to pay off the negative lunch balances of 123 students at her school.
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Video shows dramatic rescue after dog's leash gets stuck in elevator

ALT HED Video shows man's dramatic rescue of his neighbor's dog
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Her work has helped thousands of girls stay in school and finish their education

It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods -- and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest of their lives.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Boris Johnson's condition is "stable", No 10 says, as the foreign secretary describes him as a "fighter".
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Coronavirus: Mental health hotline for NHS staff

Health workers can call or text the free number to get support and advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Have the Brits stranded abroad got home yet?

The government pledged to help UK nationals stuck abroad, so how many have managed to get back?
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Coronavirus: 'I'm out of hospital, but I have to remember to breathe'

Ria Lakhani's hospital stay scared and scarred her, but it also gave her hope.
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Job Retention Scheme may cost three times initial estimate

The UK's Job Retention Scheme may cost £30-40bn over three months, according new analysis
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Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.
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Jimmy Greaves: Former England, Spurs, Chelsea & West Ham striker admitted to hospital

Former England, Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham striker Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital for an unspecified illness.
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Coronavirus: 'Keep cats indoors', vets recommend

Vets stress that pets pose little to no risk to their owners but recommend keeping cats indoors.
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Coronavirus: Doctor in his 70s at Kingston Hospital dies

Dr Anton Sebastianpillai dies at Kingston Hospital, south-west London, after contracting coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Social distancing funerals 'should be banned'

Inconsistency in the way guidelines are being interpreted is causing further distress, it is claimed.
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Channel migrants: Four boats intercepted crossing Channel

A fifth boat is rescued and returned to France after being spotted by a ferry near Calais.
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Brexit trade talks continuing in ‘difficult times’

The UK’s chief negotiator says more discussions will take place with the EU in April and May.
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Coronavirus: Six industries crying out for help

With the UK economy in crisis, many sectors are still demanding further help from the government.
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The battle against a vicious disease

Fergus Walsh is humbled by the astonishing dedication of NHS staff on the coronavirus front line.
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Coronavirus: The council workers switching roles to help the vulnerable

A look at how one Scottish local authority is delivering vital services during the lockdown.
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Coronavirus: When will we know if the UK lockdown is working?

Almost two weeks after Britons were confined to their homes, is the coronavirus curve flattening?
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Coronavirus: What does it mean if I've been furloughed by work?

Millions unable to do their job due to coronavirus will have their wages paid by a new scheme.
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Coronavirus: What is intensive care and which patients need it?

Doctors say PM Boris Johnson has been moved there as a precaution, should he need more complex care.
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Coronavirus: Inside an ICU fighting Covid-19

The BBC's Fergus Walsh meets medics treating patients with Covid-19 at University College Hospital London.
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Coronavirus: The impossibility of home-schooling a nation

Two weeks after the school shutdown, are parents and teachers lowering expectations?
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'My 98-year-old mum recovered from coronavirus'

The Perthshire pensioner's son praises "unbelievable" NHS workers during her stay in hospital.
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: 'Our hospitals weren't made to use this much oxygen'

Hospitals need to supply oxygen to more beds than is currently possible, so doctors are searching for hacks.
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Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online

Increased competition and privacy risks are some of the challenges facing workers making the switch.
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Coronavirus: 'I was asked for £430 a month for my shut nursery'

Many nurseries are closed, but some are still asking parents to continue to pay a monthly fee
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ITV drama Quiz explores Millionaire cough scandal

A three-part series tells the story of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? coughing scandal.
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Obituary: Honor Blackman

Consummate actress and original all-action girl who became both a role model and a pin-up for a generation.
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Coronavirus: The four other times the Queen has addressed the nation

The Queen's televised address to the nation on Sunday in response to the coronavirus crisis is only the fifth time the monarch has made such a speech in her 68-year reign.
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Who is deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner?

Labour's new deputy leader became an MP in 2015 and now holds one of the party's key roles.
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Coronavirus: What happens in an intensive care unit?

As Boris Johnson continues to be treated for coronavirus in an ICU, we take a look at how they work.
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Coronavirus: Raab confident Boris Johnson will 'pull through'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the prime minister remains in good spirits while in intensive care.
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Coronavirus: 'Being in intensive care was very frightening'

Faiz Ilyas, 24, describes how it felt to be given oxygen in hospital after contracting coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: 'I'm not going to make it mum'

The mother of a London bus driver who died says her son was not given adequate protective gear at work.
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Covid-19: British-African doctors use #DontRush challenge to highlight NHS diversity

British-African doctors explain why they used the #DontRush challenge to highlight diversity in the NHS.
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Coronavirus: Woman warns of severity of illness as mum dies

A daughter of a woman killed by coronavirus urges people to understand the severity of the illness.
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Newspaper headlines: 'Boris is a fighter' and 'PM power vacuum fears'

Wednesday's papers show support for the stricken prime minister but question who will make crucial decisions.
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Coronavirus: Walsall dad fined for son flouting lockdown

The fine could reach £960 if the man's son, who was abusive to police in Walsall, goes out again.
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Coronavirus medics have 'grave concerns' over PPE

More than 100 Scottish health professionals warn that some front line staff lack suitable protection.
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Coronavirus: Cases detected in 20 care homes across NI

The figure is revealed as NI's chief medical officer says there are signs social distancing is working.
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'Stay at home' plea from pregnant nurse with Covid-19

In a Dudley hospital and struggling to breathe a pregnant nurse calls on people to stay at home.
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Modelling suggests as many as 800,000 COVID-19 infections could sweep Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney says

Modelling projections in a “probable" scenario suggests by the end of summer, Alberta could see as many as 800,000 infections and between 400 and 3,100 deaths.
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COVID-19 could kill between 1,200 and 9,000 by end of month, Quebec public health officials warn

Public health experts with the Quebec government are projecting between 1,200 and 9,000 people could die of COVID-19 by the end of the month, although authorities hasten to add they believe the current trajectory for mortalities is toward the lower end of that range.
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Struggling mining industry can't access federal wage subsidy, advocates say

While last week's boost to the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy was supposed to prop up struggling businesses and the workers they employ during the pandemic, it’s doing nothing for the North’s now stagnant mining industry, mining advocates say.
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Nearly 1M Canadians applied for emergency COVID-19 benefits on Day 1

Nearly one million Canadians filed for income support benefits on the first day the emergency COVID-19 program was open for applications.
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What it's like to have COVID-19: N.B. woman breaks silence on illness

She was careful. She washed her hands. She practised physical distancing. Still, she tested positive for COVID-19.
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Kenney warns Alberta headed for 25% unemployment

Alberta is on track to hit a staggering 25 per cent unemployment rate as businesses continue to shed jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with historically low oil prices, Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday.
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'It's about our future': 4 First Nations have now applied to Supreme Court over Trans Mountain

All four First Nations that were party to the most recent Federal Court of Appeal case challenging the Trans Mountain expansion approval have applied for leave at the Supreme Court of Canada.
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Mothers with COVID-19 can breastfeed, Canadian Paediatric Society says

New mothers with COVID-19 can still breastfeed their babies, advises the Canadian Paediatric Society.
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Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We're answering your questions about the pandemic. Send your questions to [email protected] and we’ll answer as many as we can. We’ll publish a selection every weekday online, and we’re also putting some questions to the experts during The National and on CBC News Network.
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16 people died at Ont. nursing home before sick residents were separated from the healthy

An Ontario nursing home besieged by COVID-19 didn't separate healthy from sick residents or staff until after 16 people had died, and two weeks after the home declared a respiratory outbreak, CBC News has learned.
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Outpouring of support after COVID-19 fears leave Ottawa nurse homeless

An Ottawa nurse who was left homeless because of fears she would spread COVID-19 says she now has a temporary place to stay and is working on finding a more permanent home.
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Cape Breton woman in her 70s is Nova Scotia's first death related to COVID-19

A woman in her 70s from Cape Breton has died from complications related to COVID-19, according to health officials, marking what they say is Nova Scotia's first death connected to the virus.
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'It's a complicated situation': Temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada, but there are hurdles

The federal government is allowing the temporary foreign worker program to go ahead this year with modifications to account for COVID-19, but there are still hurdles to getting the workers into the country. Some farmers and beekeepers are worried that their workers will arrive too late.
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Police offering $100K reward in decades-old cold case of shot undercover cop

Almost 36 years after he was shot in the head inside his Oakville apartment, a $100,000 reward is now being offered to help solve the cold case of undercover cop Cpl. William McIntyre.
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B.C. band applies to Supreme Court of Canada over Trans Mountain expansion

A B.C. First Nation is applying to argue its case at the Supreme Court of Canada for the protection of its drinking water in relation to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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'Cast aside': Student job seekers say they've been forgotten in federal pandemic plan

The government's showcase economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB), has come in for criticism from students.
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Do alcohol and COVID-19 isolation mix? Some health experts don't think so

Liquor store sales increased across the country in March as Canadians stocked up to wait out the COVID-19 lockdown. That has some addiction experts warning about the potentially risky mix of packed liquor cabinets, stress, anxiety and weeks stuck at home.
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Winnipeg family builds Lego video of Trudeau's COVID-19 message to kids

A Winnipeg family has hit the bricks to share Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's message to children in a video that features little Lego versions of him and reporters, well as a cameo appearance by Manitoba's top public health officials.
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What it's like for couriers who keep delivering so you can stay home

Couriers have taken on a new level of responsibility during this pandemic, going out and risking getting sick so many can stay at home. Here's how they are coping.
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Mental health task force created to provide aid for Canadian athletes during stoppage

Structure and routine were important components for athletes as they prepared for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. With gyms shuttered, pools closed and training facilities dark due to COVID-19, their normal lives have been turned upside down.
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