Canada

Trudeau promises financial help for seniors, youth

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Seniors, youth and other vulnerable groups will receive the latest round of help announced by the Canadian government. At his daily briefing on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sunday, …

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Canada introduces new rules for domestic travel; Trudeau wife recovering

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Domestic travelers in Canada face new rules as the country continues to wage war against the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the new rules Saturday during …

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Alberta shuts down non-essential businesses, puts new limits on gatherings

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — All non-essential businesses in the western Canadian province of Alberta have been ordered to close as the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19 continues. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney …

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Bank of Canada cuts interest rate; Trudeau offers more help to small, medium businesses

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada’s central bank rate is at an all time low and the prime minister has promised more help to get people back to work. The Bank of Canada …

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Trudeau: scammers target recipients of government’s COVID-19 aid; possible credit relief

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Thursday scammers are already trying to steal government aid promised to those who have lost income due to COVID-19. Yesterday, the government announced …

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Alberta announces tough enforcement measures to limit COVID-19

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The Alberta government is getting tough with people who ignore public health orders. Fines for violating those orders have been increased to $1,000 per occurrence. For more serious …

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Canadian government gives help to jobless workers impacted by COVID-19

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadian workers who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 will receive $2,000 a month from the federal government. Prime Minister Trudeau said Wednesday the money will be available …

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Alberta top doc warns against DIY COVID-19 testing

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta’s chief medical officer has a warning to people considering do-it-yourself COVID-19 testing. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday people should think twice before spending money on testing kits. …

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Alberta reports second COVID-19 death

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta has reported its second death from COVID-19. Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday a woman in her 80s, who was a resident on …

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Health care workers in Alberta to be screened before starting shifts

 By Thomas I. LIkness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The western Canadian province of Alberta is taking no chances that workers infected with COVID-19 would come into contact with patients. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw …

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Petition complains of Canadian government inaction against COVID-19, calls for lockdown

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A petition is circulating online calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare a state of emergency and implement a mandatory quarantine for the entire population. Ottawa physician …

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All sectors of Canadian society try to cope with COVID-19 pandemic

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadians from all walks of life are beginning to adjust to the new realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it has been the loss of …

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