Day: August 15, 2020

Laptop subsidy program registration hit and miss for some parents

Nancy Lambert of Esgenoopetitj First Nation says she spent days trying to register for the Department of Education’s laptop subsidy program with no luck.   Then she sent an email but didn’t get a reply.   Next came what she felt were endless calls to the toll-free number to try to speak with someone. After days of calling, she finally got …

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Family pleads for change after U.S. border rules kept adult children from dying mother

OTTAWA — “Please don’t let this happen to anyone else.” That’s what John McCall has to say after COVID-19 restrictions on who can come to Canada meant his children were unable to be with their mother when she died last week near Peterborough, Ont. The federal government announced Friday that Canada and the U.S. agreed …

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Province confirms 106 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Saturday

On Saturday, 106 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Ontario. That’s a 0.3 per cent increase over the previous day. One new death was reported bringing the death toll to 2,789. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 27 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting …

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Rain helped firefighters regain control over wildfire in northwestern Ontario: officials

Persistent heavy rain has helped firefighters regain control over a wildfire that forced the evacuation of a northwestern Ontario town. The Ministry of Natural Resources says nearly 50 millimetres of rain fell on the fire, which is three kilometres from Red Lake and designated as Red Lake 49, since Friday morning. Fire information officer Chris …

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CRA: Claim an Extra $1,150 Beyond CERB in Benefits

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) emergency relief program has supported millions of Canadians through this crisis. However, as the economy gradually recovers and unemployment plunges, the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) program could be coming to an end.  Fortunately, there are a few ways you can boost your benefits beyond CERB. The CRA has declared …

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