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Keystone XL pipeline construction to proceed, TC Energy says
(via CBC News)

TC Energy Corp. said on Tuesday it would proceed with the construction of the long-delayed $8 billion US Keystone XL pipeline project, after getting a $1.1 billion US equity investment from the Alberta government.

Yesterday

I'm a landlord who waived April rent. I'll do it until July if I need to
(via HuffPost Canada)

Not every landlord can afford to reduce rent, but those that can, should.

Yesterday

Greater Vancouver food-bank users will soon need to prove low-income status
(via The Province)

Anyone wanting to get food will be asked to register.

Yesterday

Portugal gives migrants full citizenship rights during coronavirus outbreak
(via CNN)

Portugal has given all migrants and asylum seekers full citizenship rights, granting them full access to the country's healthcare as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus escalates in the country.

31 Mar 2019

Amazon fires New York worker who led strike over coronavirus concerns
(via The Guardian)

Chris Smalls led workers who demanded protective gear and hazard pay: ‘Shame on them … to fire someone after five years for sticking up for people’

31 Mar 2019

99-year-old West Vancouver man recovers from COVID-19
(via CBC News)

A 99-year-old West Vancouver man who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered completely and is back to his "cheerful old self," his daughter says.

30 Mar 2020

For graduating students, high anxiety as COVID-19 decimates job market
(via The Globe and Mail)

Just weeks ago, the outlook was favourable. At 5.6 per cent, the national unemployment rate in February was close to a record low and companies were struggling to find workers.

30 Mar 2020

A couple drove 5,000 km to Yukon to escape coronavirus. Locals were furious
(via Vice)

"We were busy dealing with a life-altering pandemic, and this couple just strolls off the plane like cartoon characters," said First Nations chief Dana Tizya-Tramm.

30 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: a financial emergency that turns treading water into drowning
(via The Guardian)

Things were looking up for our family, with a new job and a big move. Then coronavirus turned our lives upside down.

30 Mar 2020

The four possible timelines for life returning to normal
(via The Atlantic)

The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime.

30 Mar 2020

Alberta health minister accused of berating Calgary physician, ‘intimidating’ citizens
(via CBC News)

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro and his wife are accused of berating a Calgary doctor at his house for reposting a derogatory meme on Facebook.

27 Mar 2020

Let’s count the ways Texas’s dismal health care landscape could make coronavirus worse
(via Texas Monthly)

A high uninsured rate, hospital closures, and poor elder care leave Texas especially vulnerable to a COVID-19 epidemic.

27 Mar 2020