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‘He was a good and caring person,’ says wife of migrant worker who died...

The wife of 31-year-old Bonifacio Eugenio-Romero, a Mexican migrant worker who died of COVID-19 while labouring on a southwestern Ontario farm last month, said her husband was a "good and caring person." "He was a man of values. He was humble, responsible, empathetic, generous, a person full of patience and trust in others," said Juana Vazquez. It's the first time she's provided information about her husband to Canadian media since E..

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended beyond June 21, sources say

The Canada-U.S. border closure to all non-essential traffic will be extended beyond the June 21 date set last month, sources tell CBC News. Sources with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed to CBC News that Canada and the United States are holding talks about extending the border restrictions but the agreement has yet to be signed. Both countries reached an agreement in March to temporarily close the border to non-essential travel —..

2,000 COVID-19 cases missing from Toronto’s map of hot spots

More than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases are missing from the map the City of Toronto released last week that shows infections by neighbourhood, CBC News has found. The detailed geographic information about the spread of the novel coronavirus was released last week by Toronto Public Health, marking the first time such data has been made available in Ontario during the pandemic. It shows infections based on where patients live. But in a review of..

B.C. records 11 new COVID-19 cases, announces ban on overnight camps for children this...

11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in British Columbia, bringing the total to 2,573. There have been no new deaths in the past 24 hours. There are 228 active cases in B.C. 35 people are in hospital, five of them in the ICU. 2,181 people have recovered. There are 13 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care homes, and one ongoing outbreak in an acute care facility. No new community outbreaks. No new outbreaks in health-care settings. Two o..

Coronavirus: What’s happening across Canada on Saturday

The latest: As efforts continue to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, where the number of reported cases has surpassed 90,000, a cluster of cases in Quebec's elementary schools is shining a light on the cost of reopening the hardest hit provinces. At least 41 staff and students tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the first two weeks after elementary schools outside the Montreal area reopened, the province's education depar..

Thousands rally in Toronto against anti-black, anti-Indigenous racism

Thousands of people took part in a rally on downtown Toronto streets on Saturday in protest of what organizers described as anti-black and anti-Indigenous racism around the world. "It's important for me to be here because if I'm not here than who else is?" Sore Sanni, 17, told CBC Toronto at the rally. "All lives will not matter until black ones do." The peaceful rally, organized by a group dubbed Not Another Black Life, comes on th..

Alberta UCP among parties applying for federal COVID-19 wage subsidy

Alberta's United Conservative Party says it is applying for the federal wage subsidy program during the COVID-19 pandemic while the Opposition NDP says it is holding off. UCP spokesman Evan Menzies said Monday it is the best option for its workers with the locked-down economy leading to a reduction in fundraising opportunities. "We have lost fundraising events in our 2020 calendar due to the restrictions on gatherings," Menzies said in a st..

Canadian banks offer ‘one-stop shopping’ for money launderers, B.C. inquiry hears

Simple bank deposits are the predominant way to clean dirty cash in Canada, a public inquiry on money laundering in B.C. heard Monday. Stephen Schneider, a criminology professor at St. Mary's University in Halifax, told the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering that the big six banks are just as popular with criminals as they are with the general public. "They provide a vast array of financial services that are highly conducive..

Married for 68 years, this B.C. couple died 5 hours apart after testing positive...

Juanita and Howard Robinson's romance started with double dates and calls to "the dirt department" and ended more than 65 years later as they held hands on their final day together. The Robinsons died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in Amica Edgemont Village, a long-term care home in North Vancouver that has been the scene of an outbreak. Juanita, 91, died at 8 p.m. on April 6. Five hours later, Howard died. He was 94. Th..

Canadian Medical Association president says ‘sick’ health care system unprepared for a second pandemic...

The president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) says the country isn't prepared for a possible second wave of COVID-19 and a shortage of personal protective equipment and poor testing numbers are leaving Canadians vulnerable. "We're gambling by reopening," Dr. Sandy Buchman told the Senate's social affairs committee Wednesday. "We need the contact tracing and serological testing in order to make decisions about what to do ..

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