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More Groups Including All 50+Eligible to Book COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Today in Ontario

  People aged 50 and older across Ontario are among a number of new groups who can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today. The province announced… Read more »

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B.C.’s Dr. Henry Says Province Looking to Provide Vaccines to Youth 12 Years to 17

British Columbia is considering running COVID-19 immunization clinics in public schools before the end of the school year now that Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine… Read more »

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Grizzly Attacks B.C. Man on His Property, Dogs Escape Injury

A man out for a walk with his dogs has survived an attack by a grizzly bear on his property in British Columbia’s southern interior. Conservation officer… Read more »

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‘Like a Flash Fire:’ Rabbit Owners Warned About Outbreak of Deadly Disease in Alberta

Janice Romick could see it coming. The rabbit breeder for 40 years in Cold Lake, Alta., says she saw the writing on the wall before a deadly… Read more »

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Select Pharmacies in Durham, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor-Essex and York to Offer Moderna Vaccines to 18+ in Hot Spots

Ontario government has announced that up to 60 pharmacies in Ontario will offer Moderna vaccine to those of ages 18 and above in Ontario hot spots. The… Read more »

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Get Tim Hortons’ DIY Dream Donut Kits For Mother’s Day

Need more ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day in the times of COVID-19? Tim Hortons is offering DIY Mother’s Day donut kits at participating restaurants across… Read more »

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Manitoba Plans to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine to Anyone 12 and Up by May 21

Manitoba plans to offer COVID-19 vaccines to people as young as 12. The move follows approval by Health Canada today for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be used… Read more »

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Ontario Expects 65% of Adults to Have First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose by End of May

Ontario says it’s on track to administer first COVID-19 vaccine doses to 65 per cent of adults in the province by the end of May. The province… Read more »

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COVID-19 Rules Against Large Gatherings Force PNE to Cancel 2021 Exhibition

The Pacific National Exhibition says ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have forced the cancellation of the annual fair for a second year in a row. A statement from… Read more »

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Alberta to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Those Aged 30+ Starting May 6th, 12+ Starting May 10th

Alberta government has announced that everyone in the province over the age of 12 can soon receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Premier Jason Kenney says this means 3.8… Read more »

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Pfizer Shot Approved for Kids 12 and up, Alberta to Offer Vaccine to Children

Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12 and up on Wednesday, prompting Alberta to announce it would offer the shot to kids in that age… Read more »

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N.B. Reports Blood Clot Death After Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

New Brunswick health officials are reporting the province’s first death of someone who developed a blood clot after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The individual in their 60s… Read more »

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These are the Cleanest Toronto Beaches for 2021 Summer

Wondering where to enjoy clean Ontario waters this summer? Eight Toronto beaches have received blue flag certification for the year 2021. Blue flag certification is an internationally… Read more »

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Toronto Blue Jays Returning to Buffalo for Second Year in a Row

The Toronto Blue Jays will play home games in Buffalo, N.Y., for the second year in a row because of COVID-19 restrictions. The Blue Jays say they… Read more »

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GTA Home Sales Up 362% Since Last April, But Market is Starting to Slow: TRREB

April delivered a record number of home sales for the Greater Toronto Area, but the market is starting to slow from the intense pace seen earlier this… Read more »

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Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Approved for Kids 12 to 15 Years Old

Health Canada says the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can now be given to kids as young as 12. The vaccine was previously authorized for anyone at least 16 years… Read more »

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Alberta Confirms Blood Clot Disorder Death Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died from a rare blood clot disorder after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It is the second reported death from… Read more »

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New Restrictions: Alberta Closes Outdoor Patios, Salons, and Moves School Online

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced strict measures meant to arrest surging COVID-19 case rates threatening to overwhelm hospitals. Most new restrictions come into force effective May 5… Read more »

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B.C. Designates Pregnant People as Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccination

  Those who are pregnant in British Columbia have now been designated a priority population to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says data… Read more »

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Accused of Lacking Sensitivity, Legault Doubles Down on Comments About Immigrants

Quebec Premier François Legault said Tuesday he has no regrets about comments he made on immigration to a business crowd last week. Legault had said that every… Read more »

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Ontario Outdoor Recreational Facilities to Stay Closed Until Cases Drop: Minister

Ontario’s closure of outdoor recreational facilities will remain in place until COVID-19 cases decline significantly, the government said Tuesday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province currently… Read more »

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B.C. Woman Airlifted to Hospital With Serious Injuries in a Cougar Attack

The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says a woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a cougar. The service posted on… Read more »

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Dozens of Doctors Say Alberta on Track For 300 COVID-19 Critical Patients in Weeks

Dozens of emergency room physicians and specialists say Alberta is on track to have at least 300 people in intensive care with COVID-19 by the end of… Read more »

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Ontario Loosens LTC Restrictions as Vaccination Rates in Homes Rise

  Ontario says it is loosening pandemic restrictions placed on long-term care homes as vaccination rates rise. The new rules will now mean homes can safely resume… Read more »