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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. There are 1,342,388 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,342,388 confirmed cases (61,608 active, 1,255,714 resolved, 25,066 deaths).
Restrictions lifting as COVID infections slow; Ontario resumes non-urgent procedures

Restrictions lifting as COVID infections slow; Ontario resumes non-urgent procedures

TORONTO — A slowdown in new COVID-19 infections across much of the country along with rising vaccination numbers has political and health authorities easing restrictions put in place to curb the pandemic.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Eight more people have died in British Columbia of COVID-19 even as the case counts fall. There were 521 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday. More than 2.
Evacuation order expanded to homes in rural municipality near Saskatchewan wildfire

Evacuation order expanded to homes in rural municipality near Saskatchewan wildfire

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — The reeve of a Saskatchewan community threatened by a fast-moving wildfire says firefighters and farmers are coming together to slow down the blaze. "It's very smoky here.
Fired Quebec orderly says her insults toward Joyce Echaquan were meant as motivation

Fired Quebec orderly says her insults toward Joyce Echaquan were meant as motivation

MONTREAL — A former Quebec orderly who was caught on video making derogatory comments about an Indigenous woman insisted she was trying to motivate the patient, a coroner's inquest heard Wednesday.
Talks between Enbridge, Michigan to continue over Line 5 standoff, mediator says

Talks between Enbridge, Michigan to continue over Line 5 standoff, mediator says

WASHINGTON — The mediator in the dispute between Enbridge Inc. and the state of Michigan over the controversial Line 5 pipeline says the two sides plan to keep talking. Retired U.S.
Quebec's push to change Constitution could impact all Canadians, experts argue

Quebec's push to change Constitution could impact all Canadians, experts argue

OTTAWA — Nearly three decades after the failure of the Charlottetown accord, Quebec's status as a distinct society and hand-wringing over constitutional reform are back on the table.
Investigation into military officer overseeing vaccines referred to Quebec prosecutor

Investigation into military officer overseeing vaccines referred to Quebec prosecutor

OTTAWA — Canada's military police have referred their investigation into the general who oversaw Canada's vaccination campaign to Quebec's prosecution service, which has responsibility for laying charges in the province.
Indigenous minister says more must be done to support First Nations mental health

Indigenous minister says more must be done to support First Nations mental health

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he doesn’t think enough is being done to support mental wellness in Canada's Aboriginal communities.
Ottawa professor Hassan Diab must stand trial in Paris bombing: French court

Ottawa professor Hassan Diab must stand trial in Paris bombing: French court

OTTAWA — Hassan Diab's supporters said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must intervene in his case after a French court upheld a decision directing the Ottawa sociology professor to stand trial in the decades-old bombing of a Paris synagogue.
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