Historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill passes U.S. House, becomes law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $ 2.2 trillion aid package – the largest in history – to help cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the intensifying coronavirus pandemic, and President Donald Trump quickly signed it into law. The massive bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives…

Province scrambles to ready beds as COVID-19 wave set to hit

More than 400 beds have been made available for the sickest COVID-19 patients who are expected to soon flood Ontario hospitals, provincial health officials say. Even more critical care beds, equipped with ventilators to assist with breathing, are being created in anticipation that the pandemic is about to hit the province hard, a news teleconference…

How workers at Canada’s busiest port are ‘rocking and rolling’ to get food, supplies and face masks across the country amid COVID-19

VANCOUVER—Canadians across the country are sheltering at home at the recommendation of public health officials. One million Canadians who can neither work from home nor work due to COVID-19 have filed for employment insurance. The province of Ontario has shuttered all businesses deemed “non-essential.” But while much of the country retracts, Canada’s largest port is…