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<b>CANADA:</b> Industry says wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive

CANADA: Industry says wage subsidy extension into 2021 critical for tourism sector to survive

The Coalition of Hardest Hit businesses says the phaseout of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program beginning this month could mean the loss of millions of tourism jobs
<b>CANADA:</b> Doctors say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

CANADA: Doctors say telemedicine spurred by pandemic is here to stay

Patient advocates describe the shift as a double-edged sword
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Gathering rules change coming for three regions, source says

ONTARIO: Gathering rules change coming for three regions, source says

The changes will only affect Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa, which have all seen a spike in virus cases in recent weeks
<b>BREAKING:</b> Edmonton to host 2021 world junior hockey championship with no fans

BREAKING: Edmonton to host 2021 world junior hockey championship with no fans

The IIHF Council approved the Hockey Canada plan, which sees one of two planned cities for the 2021 event maintain hosting duties during the COVID-19 pandemic
<b>CANADA:</b> Manulife unveils COVID-19-related travel insurance in face of advisories

CANADA: Manulife unveils COVID-19-related travel insurance in face of advisories

The policy, slated to roll out in October, will provide emergency medical coverage that includes the coronavirus and related conditions
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ford promises steep fines for those who don't follow COVID-19 rules

ONTARIO: Ford promises steep fines for those who don't follow COVID-19 rules

Ontario's fines will be "highest in the country" says Premier
<b>CANADA:</b> Easier, quicker saliva sampling eyed for next stage of COVID-19 testing

CANADA: Easier, quicker saliva sampling eyed for next stage of COVID-19 testing

Public Health Ontario's chief of microbiology and laboratory science lists several issues to be resolved before broad provincial use but expects saliva collection will soon make it easier to detect infection
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Sleep expert says sleepy teens need later school start times

BEYOND LOCAL: Sleep expert says sleepy teens need later school start times

A recent Montreal based study shows later secondary-school starts mean better sleep, mood for teens
<b>CANADA:</b> Trudeau releases details on $19B in anti-COVID-19 spending as cabinet retreat wraps

CANADA: Trudeau releases details on $19B in anti-COVID-19 spending as cabinet retreat wraps

Funding is meant to help increase testing and contact tracing, support the health care system
<b>COVID-19:</b> WestJet offers refunds to passengers with cancelled European flights

COVID-19: WestJet offers refunds to passengers with cancelled European flights

The policy marks a shift from the airline's previous stance that offered flight credit or no-fee rebooking rather than reimbursement for trips