Doctors Nova Scotia, pharmacy association prepare for AstraZeneca vaccine rollout
The initial shipment of 13,000 AstraZeneca doses will be for first doses and the province will open an online booking portal.
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8 new coronavirus cases in London and Middlesex Sunday, 24 in Sarnia-Lambton
The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported eight new coronavirus cases on Sunday along with 10 recoveries. Lambton Public Health reported 24 new cases along with 13 recoveries.
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Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic
Queen Elizabeth II highlighted the importance of staying in touch with friends and families during the coronavirus pandemic in a message broadcast on Sunday.
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Hwy 3 closed after suspected head-on collision, 1 dead
The driver of a small car is dead after what RCMP suspect was a head-on collision with an empty fuel truck.
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COVID-19 worse for tourism industry than SARS, 9/11 and financial crisis combined: report
Half a million people in the tourism industry lost their jobs in 2020, Walden said.
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COVID-19 bookings for vaccine appointments begin this week in B.C., clinic locations being finalized
The booking of appointments Monday marks the start of a massive rollout to the general population, but information is, so far, limited.
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‘A sense of betrayal’: Laurentian University professors worry as millions of research funds disappear
School mixed grants with general revenues, used them to ‘keep the lights on and pay our salaries’
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Canada’s premiers want more money for health care. Will it take a federal election for them to get it?
A health-care election would be a new thing in Canada, but it would not unimaginable, Susan Delacourt writes.
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Fatal shooting on Vancouver Island thought to be targeted; shooter at large
Police do not believe there is any threat to the general public.
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Vancouver police arrest man after two people struck by stolen food delivery car
One man is in custody following an early morning police takedown in Vancouver's Olympic Village
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Quebec reports 707 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths as many restrictions set to ease
The Quebec government announced last week that it would ease restrictions in most of the province on March 8.
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35-year-old woman taken to hospital after Saturday night stabbing in Saskatoon
Police do not have a reliable description of the suspect in a Saturday night stabbing in Saskatoon's Mount Royal neighbourhood.
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on March 7
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday.
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Several injured in Vernon, B.C., break-and-enter
Mounties were called to a home in the 700 block of 39th avenue at approximately 2:07 a.m., for a report of a break-in.
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Recipe: Gutsy 30-minute Arrabbiata sauce
This zesty dish can be put together in just half an hour.
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So few influenza cases, Canada can't declare start of flu season yet
There have been so few cases of influenza this year that Canadian public health officials still can't declare the official start of the 2020-2021 flu season.
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21-year-old man arrested after assault in College Park neighbourhood
Two victims reportedly have serious but non-life-threatening injuries after they were attacked with a knife.
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The West Block — Episode 24, Season 10
Watch the full episode of The West Block on Sunday, March 7, 2021.
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Canada’s home prices boom amid COVID-19 as policymakers sit back
In Canada, the average home price jumped 22.8 per cent in January to a record $621,525.
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OPP identifies snowmobile rider who died in crash southeast of Vanastra, Ont.
Around 8:35 a.m. on March 5, officers received a call about a family member who didn't come back from a snowmobile ride. 
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Mom of slain Oak Bay twins supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act
Legal experts and a mother whose ex-partner was convicted of murdering their two daughters hope changes to Canada's Divorce Act will better protect children.
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Despite more testing, less travel needed to stem COVID-19 spread at land border: expert
Statistics released by Canada's Border Service Agency on Friday said between March 21, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021, there were a total of 3,091,918 non-commercial land travellers.
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‘It kind of clicks’: Alberta Text4Hope program helps with depression, anxiety during pandemic
Kiara Robillard says she was in a really bad place. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, after she was struck by a truck and her spine broke in two places, she moved home to Alberta from California. “That put a real damper on my life for quite awhile,” says the 25-year-old, who’s unemployed and living...
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Where ISIS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild
Pope Francis urged Iraq's Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community's historic heartland, which was nearly erased by the Islamic State group's horrific reign.
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High school student lobbies for mandatory mental-health education on provincial curriculum
'We must be taught how to cope with our mental illness, just like we are taught math and science,' D.J. Gill says.
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Birthdays are a way to signify change. Many approaching their second in a pandemic feel stuck
For millennials in their late 20s and early 30s, a mix of personal milestones and the societal expectations of settling down, moving out or starting a new career have been put on hold by the pandemic.
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Inside one pirate hat-wearing Canadian’s fight for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Yeah, really
Pastafarians contend that humans evolved from pirates and that heaven consists of a volcano, out of which flows unlimited beer.
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Why COVID-19 travel insurance is turning into a vacation staple
COVID-19 insurance benefits typically cover treatment up to $100,000, and could include coronavirus testing costs and services like evacuation or local burial or cremation.
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Former Mission school teacher and CFL star charged with sex offences
Don Sweet faces multiple sex charges in connection with alleged assaults on two students.
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How Do Canadian And U.S. Cities Stack Up On Length Of Lockdowns?
The first day of spring is just a few weeks away, and for Canadians, that means the snow will be melting in just a few months... So of course, our thoughts turn naturally to the many exciting events that come with the arrival of springtime.Except maybe not so much this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging and the country hunkered down, waiting for a vaccine. Some people are likelier than others to enjoy a “normal” spring this year, and it largely depends on where you are.Among 35 major Canadian and U.S. metro areas, three are currently under overnight curfew ― Miami, Montreal and Quebec City. As of Friday, the two cities in Quebec had been under curfew for 56 days, about to exceed the 57-day curfew North Carolina had in place from December to February.But none of those hold a candle to Miami-Dade County, which has had an overnight curfew since July 2 of last year. No other major metros in North America appear to have had curfews, other than very short-lived ones during the unrest following the killing of George Floyd last spring.Comparing lockdowns in different cities is difficult, because different jurisdictions have followed different rules: Some places closed bars and restaurants, but kept the schools open; others did the opposite. Still more shut down both, or neither.So as a proxy for “lockdown,” we used a ban on indoor restaurant dining. These tend to coincide with the harshest restrictions on normal activity, such as shutdowns of non-essential businesses (a term with varying definitions), or at least high-contact businesses like gyms and hair salons.Watch: California may reopen some theme parks stadiums by April 1. Story continues below. On that measure, Canadian cities are both among those that have been locked down the longest, and among those that have been locked down the least.With 276 days (and counting) without indoor dining as of March 5, Toronto is second only to Los Angeles among cities in Canada and the U.S. for lockdown length. Montreal and Quebec City tie for fourth place, with 247 days and counting. That counts all periods during which indoor dining was shut since the pandemic was declared in March, 2020.Then there is Vancouver. With just 60 days of restaurant dining room closures, its lockdown looks on par with U.S. cities like Phoenix and Dallas, where restrictions have had a light touch. But unlike in many U.S. jurisdictions, only members of the same household can share a restaurant table in British Columbia.Just because indoor dining isn’t banned doesn’t mean there aren’t restrictions. Most places that have reopened restaurant dining rooms have implemented strict capacity limits, often at 25 per cent. Some cities have put in other regulations, such as a curfew on in-restaurant alcohol sales. Baltimore has even implemented a one-hour limit for restaurant patrons.The restrictions on restaurant dining ― along with many other restrictions ― are starting to get on the nerves of business owners, especially as many U.S. cities and states have begun reopening recently ― even, at times, over the objections of public health officials.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business noted earlier this week that the most recent round of lockdowns in Toronto and nearby Peel Region have now cracked the 100-day mark.“Small business owners have had enough. There is no more runway. Every additional day of lockdown increases the odds that we will lose even more local businesses for good,” the group said in a statement signed by its president and CEO, Dan Kelly, among others.The shutdown of non-essential businesses has been particularly grating to the business group.“Adding insult to injury, small retailers have been forced to watch their customers buy similar products at Walmart and Costco, which have been allowed to remain open to in-store shopping for the entire pandemic,” the letter said.Ontario loosened some restrictions on Toronto and Peel in an announcement Friday, though the ban on indoor dining remains in these two municipalities.Bringing these cities into the province’s reopening framework “is not a return to normal,” provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a statement.“As we continue vaccinating more Ontarians, it remains critical for everyone to continue to follow public health measures and stay home as much as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.”With a file from The Canadian PressALSO ON HUFFPOSTOntario Lifts Stay-At-Home Order For Toronto, Peel, North BayThe U.S. Is Beating Canada In The Vaccine Race And Canadians Are JealousMost Canadians Optimistic About Federal Vaccine Rollout Plan, Poll Suggests
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China’s attempt to conceal Uyghur genocide have ‘unravelled’: activist
Uyghur Canadian activist Mehmet Tohti says Canada has a 'moral obligation' to stand up and act amid what the UN deems 'credible' reports of human rights abuses by China.
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