B.C. writer of New York stories receives honour

Craig Taylor has won the Brooklyn Public Library literary prize for nonfiction
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Ontario COVID-19 vaccine passports will remain at 2 doses, Premier Doug Ford says
When asked by a reporter if Ontario would update the vaccine certificate requirement to include three doses, Premier Doug Ford said 'not right at this point.'
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Saint John police make arrest after shooting leaves man in serious condition
Saint John Police Force said officers conducted a 'high-risk traffic stop' at 2:40 a.m. Thursday morning and arrested a 27-year-old man. 
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Big jump in tissue donations, organ referrals after Nova Scotia presumed consent law
Residents are presumed to agree to donate their organs when they die, unless they opt out. Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt such a law.
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Quebec’s anti-corruption squad investigating fraud schemes linked to COVID-19 vaccine passports
On Wednesday, UPAC reminded people that producing, trafficking or using a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine passport could lead to various charges under the Criminal Code.
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MLB nixes plan for Montreal to share a team with Tampa Bay: reports
The plan would have involved the construction of an open-air stadium in Montreal.
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York cop who stole police shotgun in undercover corruption sting gets 7 ½ years in prison
“This case is not an example of a simple error in judgment,” the judge said Thursday, adding that Const. Richard Senior’s “conduct was a series of conscious and deliberate decisions to break the law not once but repeatedly.”
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Health unit issues cold weather alert for London-Middlesex to end week
The cold weather alert issued by the Middlesex-London Health Unit on Thursday is expected to last until midday Friday.
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Jury selection starts for 3 former cops charged with violating George Floyd’s rights
The three former Minneapolis police officers are broadly charged with depriving Floyd of his civil rights while acting under government authority.
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Hamilton’s share of millions to speed housing development approvals ‘not going to hurt’
Hamilton's mayor and a land use lawyer say $45million to speed up housing approvals will help, but it won't solve the complex multi-government affordable housing crisis.
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‘The work is impressive. We get it’: B.C. ministry warns drivers about stopping on Coquihalla
The highway opened to regular vehicle traffic Wednesday for the first time following the catastrophic damage of the highway during the atmospheric rivers in November.
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Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ killed over 1.2M globally in one year: study
WHO officials said in a statement that the new study ``clearly demonstrates the existential threat'' that drug-resistant germs pose.
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London, Ont. deputy mayor shares personal experience isolating due to COVID-19
Deputy mayor Josh Morgan said the positive case resulted in a 'whirlwind of decisions' as he and his wife determined how to 'navigate this in a household of six.'
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Canada is poised to beef up its military presence in Ukraine
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World’s oldest arena lives in Cambridge, turning 100 on Thursday
The Galt Arena Gardens turned 100 on Thursday and the City of Cambridge has a host of celebrations planned to honour the old barn it says has been the heart of the community.
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Omicron dims hope for achieving herd immunity against COVID-19, experts say
Hopes for herd immunity dimmed as the virus mutated into new variants in quick succession, enabling it to reinfect people who were vaccinated or had previously contracted COVID-19.
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‘Slow-roll’ protest planned by Quebec truckers against COVID-19 vaccination mandate
From coast to coast, truck drivers against COVID-19 vaccination regulations have gathered under the pan-Canadian banner 'Convoy for Freedom 2022.'
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Festival du Voyageur planning hybrid program with 2022 event a few weeks away
Organizers said Thursday a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual elements is in the cards for the 53rd annual festival, which kicks off Feb. 18.
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COVID-19: University of Guelph strengthens mask requirement on campus
The University of Guelph updated its COVID-19 mask requirement this week for students, staff and faculty on campus.
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Protesters return to Peterborough medical officer of health’s residence
Peterborough Public Health says 'events' happened at the home of medical officer of health Dr. Thomas Piggott on Wednesday night.
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Tweed, Ont. man charged with impaired driving after vehicle ends up in ditch
Lennox and Addington County OPP have charged a man with impaired driving after his vehicle ended up in a ditch off Shannonville Road.
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Four people, including baby, found dead near Canada-U.S. border: RCMP
RCMP in Manitoba will be releasing information regarding an ongoing investigation near the Canada-U.S. border.
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Doug Ford unveils schedule to ease COVID-19 restrictions starting Jan. 31
The end of the month will bring the lifting of Omicron restrictions, starting in three-week stages intended to keep the most contagious strain of COVID-19 yet from taking off again.
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