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Ottawa extends rules and restrictions for travellers amid rising COVID-19 case counts

A slew of travel restrictions and rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be extended into January, the federal government said Sunday, as case counts continued to rise steadily across the country. In a statement, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu said the measures would be in effect until...

COVID-19 crisis cascading in U.S. as presidential election drama recedes
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COVID-19 crisis cascading in U.S. as presidential election drama recedes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just as America’s political crisis begins to ease, the COVID-19 pandemic is back rattling the country’s windows with a vengeance.  New cases and hospitalization rates are setting daily records across the United States, and the death toll is steadily tracking towards 250,000.  States and cities are imposing rigid new restrictions on bars...

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Ontario predicts COVID-19 health system strain; Quebec mulls school closures

New projections suggest Ontario’s surging COVID-19 caseload is likely to strain its health-care system to the point where surgeries will be cancelled, while Quebec’s premier is raising the possibility of school closures around the holidays and Alberta is tightening restrictions.  Those were three major developments Thursday as the situation with the stubborn pandemic darkened on...