Marius-Barbeau elementary school closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Families and staff at École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau are being warned that the school could be closed for 10 days or more because of an escalating COVID-19 outbreak. (Jim O'Grady/CTV News Ottawa) Families and staff at École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau are being warned that the school could be closed for 10 days or more because of an escalating COVID-19 outbreak. (Jim O'Grady/CTV News Ottawa)

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How one Canadian family of five is coping with the highest inflation in years

With inflation rising at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years, the cost of everything from food to gas has skyrocketed. Canadians across the country are feeling squeezed, but big families with multiple children are at times shouldering much of the higher costs — and changing demographics and consumer patterns have left some of them more exposed to inflation than in previous generations.