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Ontario Could Announce New Restrictions Today to Curb Surging COVID-19 Rates

Ontario could announce new public health restrictions today to curb surging cases of COVID-19 which are straining hospital capacity. The province’s associate medical officer of health said… Read more »

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Eligible Albertans Can Walk-in For AstraZeneca Vaccine in Edmonton and Calgary

Alberta Health Services has announced that all eligible Albertans can walk in for vaccines at Edmonton EXPO Centre, Southport clinic in Calgary and 26 pharmacies in Calgary… Read more »

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Lethbridge Doctor Becomes Seventh Alberta health-Care Worker to Die From COVID-19

The Alberta Medical Association says a Lethbridge physician has died from complications related to COVID-19. Dr. Wayne John Edwards, who was 66, died Tuesday at the Chinook… Read more »

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Alberta Teachers Demanding Full Rewrite of Draft K-6 Curriculum

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is urging the government to slam the brakes on its draft education curriculum for young students, calling it potentially damaging to child development…. Read more »

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Political Party Governing Montreal Mulls Disarming Police and Redirecting Funds

The political party governing Montreal is questioning whether all city police need to carry firearms at all times. Projet Montreal adopted a motion during the municipal party’s… Read more »

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Ontario Cabinet to Meet as Cases of COVID-19 Hit New High

  Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet is meeting today as one of his top ministers says the Ontario government is extremely concerned about surging cases of COVID-19. Solicitor… Read more »

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Iqaluit Locks Down After Reporting Its First COVID-19 Case in Pandemic

Nunavut’s capital city is under a strict lockdown after its first case of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic was reported last night. All schools, non-essential… Read more »

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‘Sicker and Younger’: Toronto ICU Copes With Pressure During Third Wave of Pandemic

Intensive care nurse Jane Abas is assessing her patient, checking her medication and monitoring her heart rate. The 68-year-old woman tested positive for a COVID-19 variant shortly… Read more »

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Pablo Rodriguez Asks for Investigation Into Leaked Photo of Liberal MP William Amos

The government House leader is asking the Speaker of the House of Commons to investigate a photo leak of a Liberal MP caught naked on camera during… Read more »

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Federal Ministers Protest Saskatchewan’s Electric Vehicle Tax

Two federal ministers are protesting Saskatchewan’s plan to bring in a tax on electric vehicles. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra have outlined their… Read more »

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Ontario Reports Record High 4,736 New Cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths

Ontario is reporting a record-high 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 today and 29 more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,188… Read more »

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Newfoundland And Labrador Throne Speech Cites Province’s ‘Extensive Economic Crisis’

Newfoundland and Labrador Lt.-Gov. Judy Foote delivered the provincial government’s speech from the throne Thursday morning, which vowed to tackle the province’s “extensive economic crisis.” The strong… Read more »

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Conservatives Plan to Introduce $20 per Tonne Carbon Price in Climate Plan

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is pitching a $20-per-tonne carbon price for consumers in his party’s $5-billion plan to tackle climate change. The move represents a major policy… Read more »

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90,000 International Graduates and Temporary Workers Can Apply For Canadian Permanent Residency Through a New One Time Program

The government of Canada has announced that over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are now in Canada and are contributing to Canada’s economy can apply… Read more »

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Montreal Suburb Becomes First Quebec Municipality to Ban Roundup Weed Killer

A suburb north of Montreal has become the first city in Quebec to ban the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup. Officials in… Read more »

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Lethbridge Police Provide Improvement Plan to Province in Wake of Controversies

The police chief in Lethbridge, Alta., has delivered a plan to the province’s justice minister aimed at fixing problems that led to a threat the service could… Read more »

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TRREB to Drop ‘Master’ Bedroom Term, Replace With ‘Primary’ in Coming Months

Greater Toronto Area home hunters will soon spot a change to the property listings they browse. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s president Lisa Patel says it… Read more »

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B.C. COVID-19 In-Dining Restrictions to be Extended Through to May: Industry Group

The B.C. Restaurants and Food Association says it has been told that current health orders restricting in-person dining will be extended beyond next Monday’s deadline. The group… Read more »

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‘Kim’s Convenience’ Actor Andrew Phung on Crafting His Own Series, ‘Run the Burbs’

“Kim’s Convenience” has just ended but cast member Andrew Phung is already “knee-deep in ideas and stories” for his next project, “Run the Burbs.” The Calgary-raised actor,… Read more »

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Toronto Hospitals Close Two Clinics, Stop Bookings Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage

Two health networks in Toronto that were vaccinating people living in COVID-19 hot spots say supply shortages are forcing them to cancel appointments and close immunization clinics…. Read more »

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WestJet Extends Temporary Suspension of International Sun Flights Until June

WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4. Canadian airlines in January suspended… Read more »

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Grey Whale Off Vancouver Island Given Antibiotics After Lesions Found Around Tag Site

Canadian and American officials say they’re monitoring a grey whale after lesions were spotted in the same area where a satellite tag was attached by researchers. Officials… Read more »

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Details on What Ontario’s Hot-Spot Vaccination Plan For 18+ Looks Like

Ontario has said it will offer COVID-19 vaccines to residents aged 18 and older in hot-spot postal codes, starting with the hardest-hit neighbourhoods in Toronto and Peel… Read more »

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Alberta’s Top Doctor Says New Restrictions Loom As Covid-19 Cases Continue To Spike

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says high numbers of… Read more »