Politics

Sask. NDP makes pitch to waive provincial park gate fees, remove PST from restaurant meals

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

The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the provincial government to “Save our Summer.” With more and more people vaccinated against COVID-19 and the latest iteration of reopening Saskatchewan expected to be underway by next month, the official Opposition launched its SOS campaign Thursday morning. Read more: ‘One-dose spring, two-dose …

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How effective is the 1st COVID-19 jab? What we know as deleted Tory tweet slams ‘one dose summer’

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

The Conservatives deleted a tweet on Thursday that leader Erin O’Toole has said was “detracting” from important conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Canada. “A ‘one dose summer’ is not good enough for Canadians,” the tweet read. The tweet had a meme attached, which showed a group of …

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Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

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

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The early results from a University of Oxford study found that mixing the two vaccines may increase the frequency of …

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Alberta justice minister apologizes after accusing feds, provincial NDP, media of wanting COVID-19 disaster

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

Alberta’s justice minister issued an apology through social media on Tuesday afternoon days after he accused the federal government, the province’s Official Opposition and the media of wanting the health-care system to collapse under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would like to offer an apology for my …

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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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Saskatchewan NDP calls for increased fines specifically for ‘freedom rally’ organizers

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

Dozens of people in Regina and Saskatoon received tickets for violating public health orders at anti-COVID-19 restrictions rallies this weekend. Among them was People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Beriner. A law for higher fines is expected to take effect later this week. However, NDP justice critic Nicole Sarauer …

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British Columbia ruling out regional approach for re-opening economy post-COVID-19

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

As British Columbia looks towards an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the province is ruling out allowing some areas of the province to get back to normal before others. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province has tried to handle restrictions regionally in the past, and has recognized …

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COVID-19 caseloads still high in some provinces despite vaccine rollout expansion

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

There were signs of hope that Ontario and Quebec are making progress in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, even as provinces to the east and west continued to struggle. Ontario’s hospitalizations and active cases continued a slow decline, as the province announced it is now receiving enough vaccine …

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COVID-19: Already ‘fragile’ Ontario camps industry facing uncertain summer

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

The Ontario Camps Association says it’s working with the government to try to find a way to open safely this summer amid the ongoing pandemic, but some camps have already made the choice to close or alter programming in the face of more uncertainty. Chair of the OCA’s COVID-19 …

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Most of New Brunswick set to vote in municipal elections Monday

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

Most of New Brunswick heads to the polls Monday in municipal elections that were delayed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Results from the election, however, will not be known for another two weeks. In Saint John, four candidates are vying for the city’s top …

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