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.
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TORONTO—The CFL postponed the start of training camps today due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The ongoing global pandemic and the resulting directives issued by various governments make it unsafe to proceed with plans to gather our athletes and coaches together as scheduled,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement.
Tom Renney remembers exactly where he was during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
It was the first time the New York Rangers had ever held their training camp in Manhattan. Renney, who was entering his second season as the team's director of player personnel, was at Madison Square Garden as players checked in for their physicals when the first plane struck the World Trade Centre.
OTTAWA—Canada's charities say they have begun laying off staff and their services, which are usually in high demand during economic downturns, are being shut down as the sector feels the financial sting from COVID-19.
Now the almost 86,000 registered charities in Canada are looking to the federal government to help, with multiple groups calling for immediate cash injections.
OTTAWA — Businesses and employees across Canada reeling from the COVID-19 crisis are expected to hear more about Ottawa's proposed wage subsidy program today.
When the federal government announced on Friday that it was boosting the subsidy to 75 per cent from the original 10 per cent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he hoped the details would be hammered out by Monday.
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-19.
OTTAWA—Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is expanding its insured mortgage purchase program to $150 billion as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The move to help bolster the financial system is an increase from an initial plan for $50 billion announced March 16.
WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promoting a veteran of the international-trade trenches to be Canada's first permanent female envoy to the United States -just as a raging international pandemic tests the continent's cross-border resolve.
CALGARY—Canada's agriculture sector is warning of higher prices and potential food shortages if it isn't designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ontario has listed both Agriculture and supply chain industries as essential, allowing food production and distribution to continue to function as normal.
TORONTO—From anti-doping to coaching education to most recently the Canadian team's bold move to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has historically been a leader on the global sports landscape.