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Marriott says 5.2 million guests affected in 2nd data breach in just over a year
by The Associated Press on March 31, 2020 at 8:51 pm
Marriott says guests' names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years.
COVID-19 prompts flood of people to write, change their wills — but quarantine measures are getting in the way
by Aaron Saltzman on March 31, 2020 at 3:12 pm
COVID-19 has people around the world worried about death, but in many cases the very nature of this health crisis is also preventing them from putting their affairs in order.
Canada's economy was slowing even before COVID-19 hit, January GDP numbers show
by CBC News on March 31, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Canada's economy expanded by 0.1 per cent in January as manufacturing and the financial sector grew while transportation, mining, oil and gas and the retail sector all shrank.
U.S. Amazon and Instacart workers strike to protest COVID-19 hazards on the job
by The Associated Press on March 31, 2020 at 12:27 pm
Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers in the U.S. walk off the job demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.
TC Energy to start building Keystone XL pipeline after Alberta government invests $1.1B US
by The Canadian Press on March 31, 2020 at 11:57 am
TC Energy Corp. gave the go-ahead for construction of its $8-billion US Keystone XL Pipeline project on Tuesday, with help from the Alberta government.
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What is a ventilator and who gets one if COVID-19 turns catastrophic in Canada?
by Amina Zafar on March 31, 2020 at 10:09 pm
In critical cases, COVID-19 attacks the lungs and restricts breathing to the point where a patient needs a ventilator to stay alive. However, in Canada, as in most other countries, there is a limited supply of these potentially life-saving machines. Here are answers to some key questions about them.
'We're all struggling': Tenants — and landlords — anxious as April 1 rent day arrives
by Farrah Merali on March 31, 2020 at 8:39 pm
April 1 is the first time many people are paying rent since COVID-19 became a pandemic, raising anxieties about how to survive until government assistance kicks in.
Trudeau is projecting a sense of calm and continuity — but what happens when things get worse?
by Aaron Wherry on March 31, 2020 at 7:55 pm
After a bruising election campaign that left him with a weakened mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scaled back his public appearances. But the pandemic has made him, for better or worse, the face of Canada's response to a global calamity.
6 flights set to repatriate Canadians stuck in India due to COVID-19
by Karin Larsen on March 31, 2020 at 7:19 pm
The first of six flights to repatriate some of the 15,000 Canadian passport-holders stranded in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to leave Delhi on Saturday.
Class action launched after airlines give vouchers, not refunds for cancelled trips
by Yvonne Colbert on March 31, 2020 at 6:50 pm
A British Columbia woman is launching a class-action lawsuit against several major Canadian airlines and travel companies over the decision to issue credits and vouchers instead of refunds for flights and vacations cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.