Canada

Alberta premier wants hockey players exempted from travel restrictions

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has asked Prime Minister Trudeau to grant an exemption that will allow players and staff of the National Hockey League from travel restrictions currently …

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Poll says Canadians missed medical appointments as a side effect of pandemic

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — More than a third of Canadians surveyed said they have trouble getting medical appointments since the pandemic began according to a new public opinion poll. The non-profit Angus …

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Canadian Military uncovers abuse of seniors in Ontario nursing homes

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Seniors lying in soiled diapers, people being force fed and choking, patients left lying on the floor after falling out of bed are among the findings in a …

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Canada to co-host UN meeting on pandemic

By Thomas I, Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada and Jamaica will co-host a United Nations conference this week to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. “On Thursday, …

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Poll reveals half of those surveyed think government is not telling the whole truth about COVID-19

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A public opinion poll conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies suggest more than half of those asked believe the government is hiding information about the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Most Canadians say government should nationalize nursing homes

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A public opinion poll shows two-thirds of Canadians surveyed favor the government taking over ownership of nursing homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the poor living conditions in some …

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Trudeau promises paid sick leave for workers when the pandemic ends

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadian workers are being promised 10 days of paid sick leave a year by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We know that you deserve to be treated fairly on …

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Trudeau condemns increase of anti-Asian racism in Canada

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The increase in hate crimes against Asian people in Canada is unacceptable said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday. “Over the past few weeks and months, business, buildings and statues …

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Canadian Medical Association president says Canada not ready for second wave of COVID-19

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada is not fully prepared to deal with a second wave of coronavirus warned the president of the Canada Medical Association. Speaking to the Canadian Senate’s social affairs …

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Alberta tightens rules for international arrivals

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — International travelers arriving in Alberta face stronger public health measures. The Alberta government said Wednesday that these measures will be implemented in phases. During the first phase, travelers arriving …

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Canada’s top doctor recommends wearing non-medical masks

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadians should wear non-medical masks in public if they are not sure they can maintain social distancing, said the country’s chief public health officer Wednesday. “If you can’t …

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Canada’s inflation rate turned negative in April

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — In the first full month of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s inflation rate turned negative, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. In its monthly report, the agency said the annual inflation …

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