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Canadian Armed Forces members at risk of COVID-19 while on duty to get extra pay

Canadian Armed Forces members at risk of COVID-19 while on duty to get extra pay

OTTAWA — The federal government is going to pay a bonus to Canadian Armed Forces members at risk of exposure to COVID-19 because of their duties.
Work stoppage in support of Juneteenth shuts down West Coast ports

Work stoppage in support of Juneteenth shuts down West Coast ports

VANCOUVER — Ports along the West Coast of Canada and the United States were quiet Friday as workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union stopped operations to support racial equality and social justice.
B.C. investigates claims of hospital racism where staff guessed alcohol level

B.C. investigates claims of hospital racism where staff guessed alcohol level

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's premier says there's no excuse for "dehumanizing behaviour" after some emergency room staff were accused of playing a game to guess the blood-alcohol levels of Indigenous patients.

Ottawa announces 'unprecedented action' to protect Fraser River chinook

VANCOUVER — Expanded fishing closures and size restrictions were announced Friday as part of new actions by the federal government to protect threatened Fraser River chinook salmon populations.
Commons rule on MP arrests not followed, Trudeau says over charges against MP

Commons rule on MP arrests not followed, Trudeau says over charges against MP

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a rule in the House of Commons that the Speaker must be informed when a member of Parliament is arrested is not being followed and should be addressed.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:32 p.m. on June 19, 2020: There are 100,627 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Via Rail to require passengers to wear face masks as of Tuesday

Via Rail to require passengers to wear face masks as of Tuesday

MONTREAL — Via Rail says passengers will be required to wear masks as of Tuesday to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 when physical distancing can't be maintained.
Charlottetown statue of Sir John A. Macdonald covered in red paint

Charlottetown statue of Sir John A. Macdonald covered in red paint

CHARLOTTETOWN — A statue of Sir John A.

Different provinces' plans for reopening schools

A look at plans for reopening schools across the country. British Columbia Schools in B.C. reopened part-time on June 1. Kindergarten to Grade 5 students can attend school part-time.
China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is using public and private measures to secure the release of two Canadians detained in China for 18 months, who on Friday were formally charged with espionage in the politically charged case