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Wage subsidies and wider lanes; In The News for March 30

Wage subsidies and wider lanes; In The News for March 30

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 30 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

Calgary blocks traffic lanes to help pathway users maintain two-metre separation

CALGARY — Fans of a decision by Calgary officials to block off some traffic lanes to give pedestrians and cyclists extra room for social distancing hope others cities will follow suit.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. Alberta has seen its third death from COVID-19 — an 80-year-old woman in the Calgary zone.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:51 p.m. on March 29, 2020: There are 6,320 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Feds rolling out help for charities hit hard by COVID-19 economic slowdown

Feds rolling out help for charities hit hard by COVID-19 economic slowdown

OTTAWA — The federal government signalled Sunday it is shifting the focus of its COVID-19 aid towards Canada's most vulnerable as public health experts expressed cautious optimism the nation's physical distancing experiment could be working.

Canada will make sure Chinese masks meet quality standards: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising federal health authorities will not cut any corners when it comes to making sure masks provided by China meet the necessary standards for protecting Canadian health-care workers from catching COVID-
'Worse than any flu': Canadians describe how it feels to have COVID-19

'Worse than any flu': Canadians describe how it feels to have COVID-19

MONTREAL — Melanie Fournier went to bed a week ago Thursday feeling grateful that, despite everything going on in the world, she was in the best health of her life.
Canadian among dead after plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 on board

Canadian among dead after plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 on board

MANILA, Philippines — A plane carrying eight people, including a Canadian and an American, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila's airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board, officials said.
Doug Ford's handling of the pandemic draws praise from friends and foes

Doug Ford's handling of the pandemic draws praise from friends and foes

TORONTO — No aspect of Canadian life has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, including politics, and pundits agree the premier of Ontario is one of those most transformed by the outbreak.
Canada keeps up push for UN Security Council seat during COVID-19 crisis

Canada keeps up push for UN Security Council seat during COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic ended the secret handshakes and deal-making in the world's power corridors, but Canada's campaign for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council is full steam ahead.