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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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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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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Ontario to begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Jan. 31
The Ontario government is easing COVID-19 restrictions on some businesses — including restaurants and gyms — beginning Jan. 31.
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Texas synagogue siege: U.K. police arrest 2 men in probe of hostage incident
Counter Terrorism Police North West said one man was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, central England, and another in the northern English city of Manchester.
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COVID-19: Walks-in now accepted at Earl Nichols London, Ont. vaccine clinic
Those who wish to book an appointment at the clinic are still allowed to do so through the MLHU's online booking portal or by calling the health unit's booking phone line.
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Antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions of people, report says
Millions of people died from antibiotic-resistant infections worldwide in 2019, a new report says, more than the annual death toll from malaria or AIDS.
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3 children dead after Brampton house fire, mayor reporting
Emergency crews were called to the Torbram Road and Clark Boulevard area of Brampton for a fully-engulfed house fire around 9 a.m. Thursday.
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Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla Highway
In a post on social media, the ministry says it has received reports of people stopping “in unsafe ways” to take pictures along the Coquihalla Highway corridor, also known as Highway 5.
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Manitoba RCMP to talk about ongoing border investigation Thursday morning
Jane Maclatchy, Manitoba's commanding officer, will speak to media from division headquarters in Winnipeg at 11:30 a.m.
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Three children dead after Brampton, Ont. house fire, mayor says
Three children have died following a house fire in Brampton, Ont., the city’s mayor confirmed.
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Oil and gas investment expected to rise 22 per cent this year to $32.8B
Capital spending in the sector is expected to reach $32.8 billion, compared with an estimated $26.9 billion in 2021, according to CAPP.
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Quebec reports almost 100 new COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations drop
Quebec is reporting 98 new deaths, while hospitalizations fell by 14 to 3,411 in the last day. Officials say 352 people were admitted, while 366 were discharged.
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COVID live updates: Quebec reports 98 deaths as hospitalizations fall for first time in month
Not since June 2020 has province reported as many daily deaths as it has in recent days.
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Czech folk singer dies after intentionally catching COVID-19
The son of a Czech folk singer says his mother, who was opposed to getting vaccinated against COVID-19, has died after she deliberately contracted the disease.
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