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Alberta Premier Announces Priority List for Second Round of COVID-19 Vaccinations

  Premier Jason Kenney says more seniors, along with Albertans in group homes and homeless shelters, will be among the priorities in the next round of COVID-19… Read more »

Toronto Seeks Injunction to Stop Man From Building Tiny Shelters for the Homeless

Toronto Seeks Injunction to Stop Man From Building Tiny Shelters for the Homeless

The City of Toronto is asking a court to order a local man to stop building small wooden shelters for the homeless. The city filed an injunction… Read more »

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Pfizer to Ask Health Canada to Adjust Rules to Say Vaccine Safe in Regular Freezers

Pfizer and BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine can now safely be stored in regular freezers for up to two weeks, potentially easing some of the difficulty getting… Read more »

Feds Urged to Speed up Tech Bill as Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Law

Feds Urged to Speed up Tech Bill as Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Law

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s promise to introduce legislation that would force tech giants like Facebook to pay Canadian media companies for their content is taking far too long, experts say.

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Canada Extending CRB and Other COVID-19 Benefits

The federal government has announced plans to add extra weeks of income support for unemployed workers and parents at home with children because of the pandemic. The… Read more »

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Single Covid-19 Vaccine Dose Reduces Risk of Virus By 80 Per Cent: B.C. Health Agency

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control says new preliminary data shows that a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of the virus by… Read more »

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Residents in Long-Term Care, Supportive Living Fully Vaccinated: Alberta Premier

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says all residents in long-term care and designated supportive living facilities have received two doses of the vaccine against COVID-19. Kenney says the… Read more »

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Ontario Extends Stay-at-Home Order in Toronto, Peel, North Bay

The COVID-19 hot spots of Toronto and Peel Region, as well as a northern community dealing with a spike in cases, will remain under a stay-at-home order… Read more »

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Documents Reveal Quebec Public Health Director Advises Easing Restrictions on March 8

  A written recommendation from Quebec’s public health director suggests the province relax more COVID-19 restrictions on March 8 if the situation remains stable. The written guidance… Read more »

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Clandestine Haircuts and Manicures: Underground Economy a Pandemic Problem

Public health officials and experts say that an underground economy that’s expanded during Ontario’s stay-at-home order hurts the economy and could be contributing to the spread of COVID-19.

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Canada’s Mandatory Three-day Hotel Quarantine: List of Government-Authorized Hotels

The federal government has released a list of 11 approved hotels in the four cities where international flights are permitted to land. The federal government says more… Read more »

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Cost of Canada’s Mandatory Three-day Hotel Quarantine Stay

The cost of the mandatory three-day hotel quarantine that goes into effect on Monday appears to be well below the $2,000-per-person price tag cited by officials when… Read more »

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Ontario Sending Inspectors to Check on Reopening Small Businesses

  Ontario is sending inspectors to visit small businesses reopening this month in an effort to boost compliance with pandemic orders. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says initial… Read more »

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A Quick Look at Some of the COVID-19 Variants That Have Been Identified

Scientists say it’s normal for viruses to acquire small changes or mutations in their genetic alphabet as they reproduce. Just a couple of months after the novel… Read more »

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Canada Aims to Double Genomic Surveillance for Concerning Variants

A national agency leading a network of labs hunting for variants of COVID-19 is aiming to double its efforts across Canada as part of a global surveillance… Read more »

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‘I’ve Been Pushed to My Absolute Breaking Point;’ Canadian Zoos Struggle to Survive

Last week, Paul Goulet’s 10-year-old daughter quietly went to his wife with worry about her father. “It’s like he’s here, but he’s not really here,” she said…. Read more »

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B.C. Records Uptick in COVID-19 Cases as Officials Issue Reminder About Precautions

Health officials in British Columbia are reminding residents to follow public health orders and restrictions after a significant rise in cases from earlier this week. Provincial health… Read more »

Alberta Health Minister Says It’s Safe to Move Forward With Next Stage of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Alberta Health Minister Says It’s Safe to Move Forward With Next Stage of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he believes it’s safe to move forward with the province’s staged reopening plan as COVID-19 case numbers trend downward. Alberta reported… Read more »

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Ford Suggests Province Will Grant Toronto, Peel Request for Delay Easing Restrictions

Premier Doug Ford suggested Thursday that his government would grant a request from Toronto and Peel Region to remain under a stay-at-home order for two more weeks…. Read more »

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All Yukon Residents Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination Starting March 1

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says all residents of the territory could be immunized against COVID-19 within a matter of weeks, now that an adequate supply of vaccine… Read more »

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Unpaid Oilpatch Property Taxes Triple in Two Years, Say Alberta Rural Municipalities

Alberta’s rural towns say property taxes that have gone unpaid by the province’s struggling oilpatch have tripled in two years. A survey released by the Rural Municipalities… Read more »

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Vaccine ‘80% Effective’ Among Quebec Health Workers and Long-Term Care Residents

The single dose of vaccine given to Quebec health-care workers and long-term care residents has been 80 per cent effective at stopping COVID-19 infections, the province’s immunization… Read more »

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Canadian Government Modifies North Atlantic Right Whale Protection Measures for 2021

The federal Fisheries Department will continue efforts this year to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters, but it is making some changes to reduce… Read more »

Quebec to Compensate Movie Theatres for Lost Snack Revenue After ‘Popcorngate’

Quebec to Compensate Movie Theatres for Lost Snack Revenue After ‘Popcorngate’

The Quebec government will compensate movie theatre owners for lost concession stand revenue, Premier Francois Legault said Thursday, following a disagreement that he dubbed “Popcorngate.” The province… Read more »