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Niagara proceeding with stronger school measures after disagreement with Moore

Niagara proceeding with stronger school measures after disagreement with Moore

The head of a public health unit in southern Ontario will go ahead with stronger COVID-19 measures in local schools, despite censure from the province's top doctor over breaking from the provincial approach.
More in-school clinics could be key to raising vaccination rates for kids: doctors

More in-school clinics could be key to raising vaccination rates for kids: doctors

The province with the highest vaccination rate for five- to 11-year-old kids began providing the COVID-19 vaccine at schools as soon as it was approved for children, and some pediatricians say the strategy in Newfoundland and Labrador could serve as
N.L. schools to reopen Tuesday, officials report two more COVID-19 deaths

N.L. schools to reopen Tuesday, officials report two more COVID-19 deaths

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will be heading back to class Tuesday morning, though the province's teachers association says it cannot stand by the decision. Dr.

Kentucky congressman against mandates says he has COVID-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky congressman who has been critical of pandemic mask and vaccine mandates said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep.
French premier says vaccine pass to go into effect Monday

French premier says vaccine pass to go into effect Monday

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Jean Castex says a new COVID-19 pass will go into effect Monday, severely restricting the public lives of those who refuse to get inoculated by banning them from domestic flights, restaurants, sports events and othe
Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctor

Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctor

OTTAWA — The top doctor for Indigenous Services Canada says he's cautiously optimistic the Omicron-driven wave of the pandemic may be flattening across First Nations. Dr.
Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

MONTREAL — Quebec's anti-corruption unit says it is carrying out a "large-scale" investigation into cases of alleged fraud related to the production and sale of false COVID-19 vaccine passports.
N.B. doctor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules sues province, RCMP and Facebook

N.B. doctor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules sues province, RCMP and Facebook

FREDERICTON — A doctor who says he faced a barrage of hate and racism after being accused of breaking COVID-19 rules in New Brunswick in 2020 is suing the provincial government, the RCMP and Facebook's owner, Meta.
Ontario to start reopening businesses, boost gathering sizes

Ontario to start reopening businesses, boost gathering sizes

TORONTO — Ontario will soon begin easing COVID-19 restrictions, starting by reopening businesses such as restaurants, gyms and cinemas with capacity limits and boosting the size of social gatherings – all with an eye to lifting nearly all constraints
After 2-year hiatus caused by COVID-19, Jazz Fest returns

After 2-year hiatus caused by COVID-19, Jazz Fest returns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic , the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this spring with headliners The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Nelly and