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WestJet is rehiring nearly 6,400 workers in Canada

WestJet is set to rehire about 6,400 previously laid off workers after the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy was extended to include more businesses. WestJet announced last month that it would be laying off half of its 14,000 employees, amounting to roughly 6,900 positions. Our President and CEO, Ed Sims, reiterates our commitment to WestJetters and Canadians. …

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Canada lost more than 1 million jobs last month as COVID-19 struck

Economists had been expecting about half a million jobs to be lost Canada’s economy lost more than one million jobs in March, Statistics Canada said Thursday, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 per cent. Economists had been expecting the figure to come in at around 500,000 jobs lost, which already would have been …

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Trudeau Says Normal Life As We Know It Won’t Resume For ‘At Least A Year’

It could be a long wait. Get ready, Canada. In his latest briefing about the ongoing pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that the effects of COVID-19 could still be felt a year and a half down the line. He also warned that Canadians need to stay vigilant. In an April 9 address, …

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Canada Goose just delivered its first shipment of medical gear to Canadian hospitals

The Toronto-based outerwear juggernaut Canada Goose has successfully pivoted from producing fancy jackets for rich people to producing much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. As previously announced, the company switched over operations at two of its factories in Toronto and Winnipeg less than two weeks ago. Now, it’s in the process …

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Justin Trudeau says social distancing in Canada will last until vaccine is ready

Many Canadian residents have been anxiously wondering how long social distancing and shutdown measures will be in place in Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided a less-than-hopeful answer today.  Speaking outside Rideau Cottage Thursday morning, Trudeau said some level of social distancing will have to be in place until …

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The LCBO will only be open for one day over long weekend

If you’re planning to crack open a cold one this holiday weekend, you best plan ahead and note the LCBO and Beer Store hours from April 10 to 13. As per usual, the Beer Store will be closed on Good Friday, April 10, and on Sunday, April 12, as well. …

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Many in Canada have already started receiving CERB payments and people are impressed

Canadians began applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) just two days ago, but many have already received their first payment of $2,000 and residents say they’re pleasantly surprised by the government’s swift action.  Applications for the benefit opened Monday morning for those born between January and March, and the federal government said 966,000 …

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Canada Will Be Hit With Thunder, Snow & Maybe A Tornado Next Week

Walking in a winter wonderland… in April. While Canadians have had a taste of spring’s warm weather last week, it’s finally time to pull out your umbrellas. Parts of Canada should prepare for thunderstorms and heavy winds next week. Canadas weather forecast is even calling for some snow flurries throughout the week.   …

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Canadian company developing blood test to detect COVID-19 immunity

A Canadian company is working to develop a blood test that would detect whether someone is immune to COVID-19, the first of its kind in the country.  PlantForm Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company based out of Guelph Ont., says they’re working with Canadian and international partners to develop Canada’s first antibody test …

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