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New Brunswick Expands Access to COVID-19 Vaccines to People as Young as 50

New Brunswick is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines to people as young as 50 and to people 16 and older who have two or more chronic health… Read more »

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Group of Police Officers Files Constitutional Challenge Over Ontario Pandemic Rules

A group of active and retired police officers from several forces has launched a legal challenge over Ontario’s pandemic orders, alleging that enforcing the rules requires officers… Read more »

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Ontario Schools Will Offer Online Learning Option for Entire 2021-2022 School Year

Ontario says students can opt to take all their classes online when the new school year begins in September. The province says the option will be available… Read more »

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Quebec to Add Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccines to Immunization Campaign

Quebec health officials unveiled the city’s first drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site today in a parking lot at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport. Health Minister Christian Dubé was on… Read more »

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Toronto Police Laid More Than 220 Charges Related to Emergency Orders Over Weekend

Toronto police say they laid just over 220 charges related to alleged breaches of the provincial emergency orders over the last weekend. The force’s interim chief provided… Read more »

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Suncor Posts $821 Million First-Quarter Profit on Higher Output, Better Oil Prices

Suncor Energy Inc. is reporting positive first-quarter net earnings on higher production, lower costs and stronger oil and gas prices, reversing a big net loss in the… Read more »

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Alberta Premier Promises More COVID-19 Rules

  Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he will be announcing Tuesday a new round of tougher health restrictions to arrest COVID-19 case rates that are the highest… Read more »

‘Compliance With AHS is Noncompliance With God:’ Alberta Pastor Testifies at Trial

‘Compliance With AHS is Noncompliance With God:’ Alberta Pastor Testifies at Trial

An Alberta pastor accused of leading church services in violation of public-health orders says the COVID-19 pandemic has been blown out of proportion by the government and… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Shipping 100 Ventilators to India During Time of ‘Great Need,’ Moe Says

The Saskatchewan government says it is sending 100 ventilators to India to help the country deal with its growing COVID-19 crisis. The provincial government says it has… Read more »

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Teachers, Child-Care Workers in Alberta Can Book Appointments For COVID-19 Vaccines Starting May 4th

Alberta teachers, child-care workers and support staff will soon be allowed to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Premier Jason Kenney says, starting Tuesday, May 4th the vaccine rollout… Read more »

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First-Ever Image of COVID-19 Variant Supports Faith in Current Vaccines, Says UBC

The first images of a mutation on a COVID-19 variant of concern have been captured by researchers at the University of British Columbia who say the photos… Read more »

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Edmonton to Allow Alcohol Consumption at Seven River Valley Parks

You can soon alcohol at some Edmonton parks. The city of Edmonton has approved a pilot project that will permit alcohol consumption at 47 picnic sites across… Read more »

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J&J Vaccine Can Be Used For People Over 30 But mRNA Vaccines Still Preferred: NACI

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be limited to people over the age of 30 who don’t want to wait… Read more »

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Calgary Home Sales up 462 Per Cent, Reach Hit Record High in April: CREB

The Calgary Real Estate Board says the city set a new record for April home sales as the market continued to rebound from lows triggered by the… Read more »

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Ontario May Shorten Interval Between Vax Doses as More Supply Expected: Elliott

Ontario might shorten the length of time between COVID-19 vaccine doses as it prepares to receive more supply this month. The province expects to receive weekly Pfizer… Read more »

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All 18+ Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

Manitoba government has announced that all Indigenous people over the age of 18, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, are eligible to make appointments to receive… Read more »

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Calgary Mayor Nenshi Calls for Tougher Enforcement of COVID-19 Measures in Courts

The mayor of Alberta’s largest city says he’s frustrated to hear that tickets given to people for breaching COVID-19 public health orders are being thrown out in… Read more »

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Thousands of Ontarians Book Vaccine Appointments Within Hours of Expanded Eligibility

Ontario’s health minister says the government is pleased to see thousands of people sign up for COVID-19 vaccines on the day eligibility opened to all adults in… Read more »

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Endangered Tiger Gives Birth to Three Cubs at Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo says one of its endangered tigers has given birth to three cubs. The zoo says Mazyria, an Amur tiger, gave birth overnight Friday after… Read more »

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Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival Cancelled in Vancouver for Second Year Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the largest and most popular summer celebrations in Vancouver has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The Vancouver Fireworks Festival society says… Read more »

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From Birthdays to Blue Ribbons: Five Tips for Setting an Epic, Unforgettable Table

At worst, misplacing a spoon on the dining room table would probably draw a finger wag for etiquette, but in the cutthroat world of competitive table setting,… Read more »

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Toronto Public Health Looking Into Possible COVID-19 Outbreak at Quarantine Hotel

Toronto public health officials are investigating a possible COVID-19 outbreak at a hotel where travellers arriving in Canada by plane are expected to quarantine. In a statement… Read more »

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Nova Scotia Opens Vaccinations to 50-to-54 Age Group Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Nova Scotians aged 50 and older can book appointments today for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Health officials say about 67,625 people are eligible for shots… Read more »

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Alberta Suspends Legislature for Two Weeks as COVID-19 Cases Soar to Record Levels

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s government is suspending the spring sitting of the legislature due to soaring, record-breaking caseloads of COVID-19. Government House Leader Jason Nixon, in a… Read more »