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Canada’s housing starts decline in March

The trend in housing starts was 204,717 units in March 2020, down from 209,109 units in February 2020, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,621 units.

COVID-19 making it harder for residents of N.S. town to access drinking water

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder for some residents in Harrietsfield, N.S., to get clean drinking water. CBC News reports.

New details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The federal government has provided additional details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, including a change in the criteria for financial impact on businesses from a 30 per cent drop in March to a 15 per cent drop.

Definition of ‘essential businesses’ varies across Canada

In response to the pandemic, provinces and territories have issued restrictions on business operation. Each has posted a list of services deemed essential and these vary depending on the jurisdiction.

Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

Researchers at Cranfield University in the U.K. are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The research could help predict where the virus will spread.
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