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Alberta to eliminate COVID-19 quarantine rules as cases rise among the unvaccinated

Jul 28 2021 — — Alberta is lifting much of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days as the disease continues to infect unvaccinated Albertans. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, in her first appearance since June 29, said the province will shift its public health response and lift a number of measures related to quarantine, isolation […]

Trudeau mum on launch of vaccine passport but vows system will be ‘simple and efficient’

Jul 28 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau skirted around questions about when Canadians can expect to be equipped with formal proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status for travel abroad but vowed that the system will be both “simple and efficient.” Speaking to reporters in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Trudeau said Ottawa will be responsible for a documentation framework for international […]

Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil wins gold in 100m butterfly event

Jul 25 2021 — — Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil has won the gold medal in the 100-metre butterfly swim event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Mac Neil, who is a part of the women’s 4 x 100-metre freestyle relay team who won silver Saturday, beat out China and Australia for the top spot.

More than 200 people being monitored for monkeypox in the U.S.: CDC

Jul 22 2021 — — More than 200 individuals in 27 states are being monitored for possible exposure to monkeypox after they came into contact with an American man who contracted the rare disease after returning from a trip to Nigeria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed. The government agency said, at present, there is […]

Green Party feud with leader Annamie Paul festering for months: sources

Jul 17 2021 — — The turmoil, infighting and conflict plaguing the Green Party started just days after Annamie Paul was elected leader, CTV News has learned. Green Party sources say Paul and the party clashed over her expected salary. CTV News has agreed not to disclose their identities, because they were not authorized to speak to media.

EF-2 tornado caused 5-kilometre path of damage in Barrie, Ont.

Jul 16 2021 — — Environment Canada says an EF-2 tornado ripped through Barrie, Ont., injuring eight people and damaging more than 10 homes. In a preliminary report issued Friday morning, the agency says that the tornado caused a path of damage approximately five kilometres long and up to 100 metres wide in the city north of Toronto. Significant damage […]

Injuries reported after tornado flips vehicles, damages homes in Barrie, Ont.

Jul 15 2021 — — Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado ripped through a Barrie, Ont., neighbourhood Thursday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. “At this time, based on images and videos, we can confirm that it was a tornado,” said Steven Flisfeder, a meteorologist at Environment Canada. “One tornado on the south end of Barrie. There’s […]

Feds to provide update on border restrictions in ‘coming days’: LeBlanc

Jul 15 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — The federal government will have more to say on the easing of border restrictions in the “coming days,” says Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, LeBlanc said it will be a topic of discussion at tonight’s meeting with premiers, but that they are approaching the issue with caution as COVID-19 variants […]

WHO cautions data still limited on mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but Canadian officials say it’s OK

Jul 12 2021 — Rachel Aiello — Canadian officials and doctors are defending sanctioning the mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccines, after the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist issued a new caution about citizens opting to receive vaccines from different manufacturers, saying that the data remains limited on the practice. On Monday, WHO Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said that the global health […]

Manitoba chief justice says private investigator hired in attempt to catch him breaking COVID-19 protocols

Jul 12 2021 — — Manitoba’s chief justice says the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms hired a private investigator in order to try to catch him breaking COVID-19 public health orders. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing a group of seven Manitoba churches who are challenging the province’s public health orders, arguing they have violated religious freedoms. Court […]