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COVID-19: Young people give shot in arm as Quebec sets new vaccination record

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

Quebec has set another pandemic record by administering 110,000 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine in a single day. Health Minister Christian Dubé took to social media Friday to announce the news, saying that the so-called “youth week” has been successful. At least 50 per cent of Quebecers who are between …

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Honda Indy Toronto cancelled for second straight year because of COVID-19

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

TORONTO — The Honda Indy Toronto has been cancelled for the second year in a row because of COVID-19. The City of Toronto announced Friday it is cancelling major in-person events through to Labour Day, ending hopes for the July 9-11 race. The lone Canadian race on the IndyCar …

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Delaying 2nd Pfizer vaccine dose may protect better against COVID-19: study

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

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study released on Friday is the first to directly compare immune responses of the Pfizer shot from the three-week dosing …

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COVID-19: Some Manitoba golf courses running out of memberships amid third wave

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

Golf courses across the province are selling memberships at an extremely high rate, and in some cases selling out completely. Bridges golf course in Starbuck, Man., is no longer offering memberships for purchase due to high demand. Junior memberships at St. Boniface golf course in Winnipeg are sold out …

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All major Toronto-led events cancelled summer 2021 including CNE, Caribbean Carnival, Honda Indy

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

The City of Toronto says it is cancelling all major in-person, outdoor events until Sept. 6 — for the second year in a row — to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some of the cancelled events include the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), Caribbean Carnival, Honda Indy, and Taste of …

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COVID-19: Experts say clarity, collaboration needed for ‘two-dose summer’ in Ontario

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2021 6:16 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Experts say Ontario will need to leverage clarity and collaboration to reach its goal of …

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What goes into holding COVID-19 school pop-up clinics? Women’s College Hospital offers behind-the-scenes look

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

On a sunny Spring afternoon, a line has formed leading to General Mercer Junior Public School in Toronto. There is a big white tent and live music and laughter can be heard playing in the distance, and the atmosphere is festive. What looks like a school fair and feels …

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COVID-19 origins still need exploring, lab leak theory can’t be dismissed: scientists

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

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous data-led investigation that proves it wrong, a group of leading scientists said. COVID-19, which emerged in China in late …

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India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

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

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the virus has been found in cases in eight countries of the …

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COVID-19: Hamilton reports 124 new cases, drop in positive test results

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

Public health reported a drop in the percentage of Hamilton tests returning from Ontario labs as positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. After more than 10 days of hovering over 10 per cent, the positivity rate dropped day over day from 11.9 per cent on Wednesday to 8.8 per cent …

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