Gas prices expected to fall significantly in Nova Scotia at midnight

The UARB is invoking its interrupter clause, as gas prices drop globally due to fears over the impact of Omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant.
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Quebec teachers union says adding a student ombudsperson is unnecessary
The Fédération autonome de l'enseignement says the ombudsperson's mandate should be broadened to include students rather than creating a new post.
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Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard denied bail on Toronto sex assault charges
Nygard is facing charges of sexually assaulting and forcibly confining six women in Toronto between 1987 and 2006. He is also facing extradition on separate charges in the U.S.
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Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard denied bail
Nygard is charged with six counts of sexual assault and three counts of forcible confinement, which police have said relate to alleged incidents in the late 1980s and mid-2000s.
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City of Barrie offers incentive to trade parking tickets for restaurant receipts amid indoor dining ban
The amount on the Barrie restaurant meal receipt must be equal to or greater than the set fine — and within five days after getting the parking ticket.
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Manitoba health officials to give COVID-19, vaccination update
Manitoba health officials will update the province Wednesday on the latest COVID-19 and vaccination numbers.
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COVID-19: SHA working on surge plan, monitoring increased demand on resources
The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced its updated COVID-19 surge plan last week, but no indications have been provided as to when that plan will be activated.
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Driver escapes as fire spreads through transport truck on Hwy. 401 near Grafton
Emergency crews responded to a tractor trailer fire around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday on Hwy. 401 east of Grafton.
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Peterborough police are no longer identifying individuals charged with crimes
Police chief Scott Gilbert says the policy follows a 'growing number' of services across Ontario that are not releasing names of accused.
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Jagmeet Singh lands in the hot seat
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Study suggests 'nocebo effect,' not jabs, could be behind two-thirds of COVID-19 vaccine reactions
A new study involving a systematic review of COVID-19 vaccine trials suggests that the negative version of the placebo effect may be behind COVID-19 vaccine side-effects like headache and fatigue, and not the vaccines themselves.
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Not all MUHC patients who test positive will go into COVID wards
Previously, the MUHC housed patients with COVID as a primary diagnosis or as a secondary diagnosis together. They will now be treated separately.
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Edmonton man killed in northern Alberta collision
A 41-year-old Edmonton man was killed in a two-vehicle collision involving a car and semi-tractor trailer on Highway 2 south of Athabasca on Friday.
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Windsor-Essex health unit rescinds instruction to halt entry of temporary foreign workers
The WECHU rescinded an earlier Letter of Instruction asking businesses to halt plans to bring in temporary foreign workers, stating that enough isolation capacity had been secured.
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COVID-19: Nova Scotia premier and top doctor to hold briefing
As of yesterday, 73 people were in hospital who were admitted due to COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. The ages of those patients range from 0 to 100.
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Quebec reports 88 more COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations top 3,425
Quebec reported 88 more deaths attributed to the virus on Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the start of the pandemic to 12,541.
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Major airlines cancel, change flights to U.S. over 5G dispute
Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using Wednesday, the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that new 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology.
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Not all ailments require a trip to the ER, Montreal regional medical authority says
The organization is asking the public, whenever possible, to "postpone non-urgent consultations or followup appointments until the end of February."
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COVID live updates: Quebec reports 88 deaths as rise in hospitalization slows
Seven-day rolling average of deaths is at its highest since June 2020.
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Chinese snow sculptures dazzle Kirkland residents during ongoing pandemic
Artist Shufeng Zhang has turned his snow-covered front lawn into a curated showcase of Chinese culture.  
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Ontario has 4,132 people in hospital testing positive for COVID
The province reports 589 people in ICU due to COVID-19 and 60 new deaths.
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25 with COVID-19 in Guelph hospital, 48 staff off work: report
There are 10 ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks across the city, including two at the Homewood Health Centre with 29 cases between staff and patients. 
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Attempting to curb COVID-19 through mandatory travel testing like 'trying to stop mosquitos in the summer': expert
Attempting to curb the spread of COVID-19 through mandatory arrival testing at the border is like 'trying to stop mosquitos in the summer,' warns one expert who says the federal rule is diverting sorely needed testing resources from provinces.
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