coronavirus canada

More COVID-19 tickets handed out by provinces during 2nd wave: report

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Provinces became more punitive in their approach to COVID-19 infractions during the second wave of the pandemic, says the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a report that suggests Quebec and Manitoba were particularly forceful in handing out tickets. The association is urging the federal and provincial governments to fight …

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Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated with one dose, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. Speaking at a media conference, Trudeau said the country can …

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U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away from following suit. And that’s only if vaccination distribution continues to ramp up and people maintain COVID-19 restrictions such …

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80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. It also suggests Canadians are largely open to the idea of vaccine passports but support them more for travel than for everyday activities like …

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Feds to offer $740M relief package for airports amid COVID-19 restrictions 

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2021 6:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is launching a basket of programs to bolster airports with hundreds of …

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COVID-19 ‘still evolving’: Canadian summer camps uncertain about opening

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As the warmer months creep closer, there is still uncertainty on whether overnight summer camps will open across Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many provincial health officials haven’t given the green light for overnight camps to operate, nor have they given a timeline on when a decision will …

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Canadians’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines growing, but it depends on the shot: survey 

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine advisers who have a “preferred” COVID-19 vaccine. The survey of 1,500 people taken during the first three days of May suggests the two mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are way out in front in the …

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Canada slaps 2 with thousands in fines for faked COVID-19 pre-flight tests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Thinking of faking your COVID-19 pre-flight test? Think again, warns Transport Canada. Officials there said on Thursday they have fined two individuals thousands of dollars each for presenting fraudulent pre-departure COVID-19 test results before boarding flights to Canada. One passenger received a fine of $2,500 for presenting an “altered …

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Confusion, anger arises over NACI’s mixed messaging on ‘preferred’ COVID-19 vaccine

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. NACI said Monday that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are “preferred” and that Canadians should weigh the risks of …

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Nunavut, N.W.T. capitals issue new orders as COVID-19 surges in Canada’s north

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nunavut’s capital declared a state of emergency Monday and Yellowknife in the neighbouring N.W.T. closed its schools as news cases of COVID-19 sprang up in both territories. Iqaluit, a city of about 8,000 people, had 81 of Nunavut’s 85 active cases. Council voted unanimously to declare the local emergency starting at …

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