Hamilton’s public school board sets December date to update mandatory vaccine policy for staff

The school boards executive director says a draft mandatory vaccination procedure is expected to be reviewed in December.
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‘Tone of corruption’: O’Toole, Singh take aim at Trudeau over throne speech
Party leaders sounded like they were still on the campaign trail Tuesday as they delivered speeches in response to last week's throne speech.
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Turkeys killed in flooding tumble out of truck, block traffic in Whistler
The birds were already dead before the incident and it's believed they came from flood zones in the Lower Mainland where thousands of animals died on flooded farms.
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Man alleges Vancouver police beat him up at a city bus stop
A man with severe mobility issues alleges that Vancouver police repeatedly punched and kicked him during an incident at a city bus stop.
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Skiers' group pushes for vaccination proof to ride gondolas at Whistler Blackcomb
Nick Green has been skiing at Whistler Blackcomb since it opened 41 years ago but this year, his enthusiasm has been dampened by concern that unvaccinated people could be riding with him on the gondolas. “It’s like Russian roulette because you don’t know the vaccination status of the nine other people in the gondola with […]
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Calgary milk bank serves as ‘lifesaver’ for struggling babies
Alberta's only milk bank, NorthernStar, celebrated 10 years of helping thousands of families on Nov. 29.
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First Surrey, B.C. police officers begin active duty, starting phased transition from RCMP
The first 29 officers of the new Surrey Police Service began operational duty this week, paired with Surrey RCMP officers while they learn the ropes.
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New report highlights women’s health ‘crisis’ in Alberta as a result of COVID-19
Women in Alberta are experiencing serious health issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the Alberta Women's Health Foundation.
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92 per cent of City of Regina employees vaccinated against COVID-19
The City of Regina has confirmed that 162 city employees are still required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
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Whitby, Ont. high school arts program getting noticed outside classroom
First launching in 2018, the Arts and Media Program now includes about 750 students specializing in fields ranging from dance to instrumental music to visual and performance arts.
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Homicide suspect turns himself into Edmonton police after Canada-wide warrant
On Monday, police said 35-year-old Ahmed Mursal Mohamed turned himself in following a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest in relation to the death of Abdikhadar Aden.
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New aerial video shows catastrophic damage on B.C.’s Jackass Mountain on Highway 1
Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said Tuesday CN Rail crews are working alongside workers from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to repair the road.
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MAC exhibition Terror Contagion maps the human toll of surveillance
"What happens to the person the minute they are hacked? What happens in their private life? What kind of violence are they exposed to?"
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Saskatchewan legislation protects employers from lawsuits over COVID-19 measures
Labour Relations Minister Don Morgan said the government wanted to reassure employers that implementing safety measures wouldn't subject them to lawsuits.
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Co-op acquires Western Canadian Husky retail fuel sites in $264M deal
Federated Co-op Limited says the acquisition is the largest in its history after purchasing 181 Husky fuel sites from Cenovus Energy Inc.
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Quantity and quality of education for detained Ontario youth varies: report
The quantity and quality of education offered to youth in Ontario's detention centres varies greatly by facility, according to a report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
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COVID-19: Influx of cases causing strain on Kingston hospitals
With the Kingston area facing an influx of new COVID-19 cases everyday, KGH is now using approximately 90 per cent of its ICU capacity.
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Calgary cannabis store owners ramp up security following violent robberies
A Calgary cannabis store is the latest to be violently targeted by thieves in a rash of robberies.
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Christmas tree, turkey shortages affect Saskatchewan this holiday season
Christmas festivities may be hitting a few roadblocks this year because of shipment issues and a surprising lack of two very important things: trees and turkeys.
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London’s Grand Theatre reopens for holiday spectacular following pandemic closures
The Grand Theatre’s official holiday production, titled Home for the Holidays, will be patrons' first look back into the heart of the Forest City's theatrical community.
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Have your say: Do you think the extra traffic will be worth it once the Ontario Line stations are complete?
Residents and businesses downtown are facing at least seven years of painful traffic and transit disruptions, according to a new report on road closures required for the construction of six new Ontario Line subway stations.
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WHO advises against international travel for those over the age of 60 due to Omicron
In light of the new variant Omicron emerging, the World Heath Organization has put out new advice regarding international travel, including that those over the age of 60 years old should refrain from travelling.
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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo for helping brother in scandal
CNN indefinitely suspended anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to face charges of sexual harassment earlier this year.
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Joey Anderson knows all about the Maple Leafs’ depth: He’s playing his first game of the season Wednesday
The Leafs have been pleased by the play of their role players while dealing with injuries.
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Heather Scoffield: Inflation is battering Canada’s most vulnerable. It’s time for Ottawa to step in
The on-again-off-again path to recovery is leaving many lower-income Canadians behind, Heather Scoffield writes.
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Section of Highway 93 to be closed for days between Jasper and Banff over winter storm concerns
A significant stretch of road connecting Jasper to Banff is expected to be closed for several days as the area is under a winter storm warning issued by Environment Canada.
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First Nations patients in B.C. still face racism in health care, despite some improvements: Turpel-Lafond
One year after her scathing report "In Plain Sight," documenting racism in hospitals, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says problems persist.
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You’re on our land, say six First Nations, as they put J.D. Irving and other big companies on notice
First Nations that are fighting a court battle to assert their claim to two-thirds of New Brunswick’s land have expanded their challenge to some of the biggest corporations in the province.
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Five Quebec City police officers suspended after violent arrest of Black youth
Pacifique Niyokwizera was violently restrained by Quebec City police Friday night outside a bar.
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These provinces have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant
Canada has reported seven confirmed cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, with cases now in several provinces.
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B.C. records 358 new COVID-19 infections as province identifies first case of Omicron variant
No new deaths were recorded, leaving the province's COVID-19 death toll at 233. 
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Expect at least 7 years of downtown Toronto traffic delays from Ontario Line construction — of up to 30 minutes
Downtown Toronto faces years of painful traffic disruptions from the construction of six Ontario Line stations.
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Alberta bill would rename Calgary constituency to honour former cabinet minister Manmeet Bhullar
A bill introduced in the house would extend the name of the Calgary-McCall constituency to Calgary-Bhullar-McCall.
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London, Ont. unveils temporary winter shelter site at Fanshawe Golf Course
The temporary site is one piece of a multi-pronged response to winter homelessness by the city and will offer space for roughly 30 individuals.
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Vernon, B.C. RCMP deploy spike belt during arrest involving stolen minivan
The man was bound by a release order with a condition that stipulated that he must not be found behind the steering wheel of any motor vehicle without the owner present.
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