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Bank of Canada pumps $7B, expands bond buy-backs to ease economic concerns

Bank of Canada pumps $7B, expands bond buy-backs to ease economic concerns

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada prepared to increase the cash it pumps into the financial system and Finance Minister Bill Morneau stressed the need for fiscal measures to manage the impact of COVID-19 as official Ottawa responded to another market plung

Education minister questioned on coronavirus

BC Education Minister Rob Fleming came to Richmond this morning to deliver news about provincial funding for seismic upgrades. But he wound up fielding several questions about coronavirus and how it may affect students.

Richmond schools slated for seismic upgrades

Two more Richmond schools will soon get seismic upgrades. Maple Lane and James McKinney elementary schools are receiving a combined $19.3 million from the provincial government for these improvements.

A young inmate committed suicide in Saskatchewan, and people want answers

An advocate is demanding answers after the suicide of a young Indigenous inmate in Saskatchewan on Monday. “He was crying out for help,” said Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) national vice-chief Kim Beaudin.
Defence in Schlatter trial questions man they say could be alternate suspect

Defence in Schlatter trial questions man they say could be alternate suspect

TORONTO — Defence lawyers for a Toronto man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling a young woman suggested Thursday that another man was responsible for the killing.
Manitoba confirms three presumptive cases of COVID-19

Manitoba confirms three presumptive cases of COVID-19

WINNIPEG — Manitoba announced its first presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and officials are warning people to stop shaking hands, rethink travel plans and reconsider attending large public events.
Downtown Calgary daycare closed after child tests positive for COVID-19

Downtown Calgary daycare closed after child tests positive for COVID-19

CALGARY — A two-year-old who recently returned from a family vacation in Florida is among four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta, prompting a daycare in a downtown Calgary office tower to temporarily shut down.
Indigenous leaders to hold call with Justin Trudeau on COVID-19

Indigenous leaders to hold call with Justin Trudeau on COVID-19

OTTAWA — Leaders of Canada's three national Indigenous organizations will speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by telephone Friday to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Canada's Indigenous communities.
Integrity czar blames prison service over insubordination, harassment incidents

Integrity czar blames prison service over insubordination, harassment incidents

OTTAWA — A federal watchdog has found the federal prison service failed to ensure a safe work environment at a Quebec penitentiary.

Onion Lake Cree Nation remains in a state of emergency

Onion Lake Cree Nation is still in a state of emergency and the measures implemented are helping control gang-related activity, according to Philip Chief, director of operations. OLCN declared a state of emergency Jan.