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Another wave of fans returning to sports despite COVID-19

Another wave of fans returning to sports despite COVID-19

Whitney Munro had some concerns about returning to sporting events. So, like any good mom, she did her homework, learning more about the policies in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alaska House work disrupted after positive COVID-19 result

Alaska House work disrupted after positive COVID-19 result

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House cancelled most Thursday hearings after a member tested positive for COVID-19, disrupting work that just recently got underway in the chamber after weeks of organizational delays.
Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show

Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show

NEW YORK — Christian Siriano opened his second show of the pandemic Thursday with two ladies in bed, models who emerged flawless in black one-pieces, then dressed for all to see before hitting the runway.
Quebec starts COVID-19 vaccination bookings for seniors; those in Ontario must wait

Quebec starts COVID-19 vaccination bookings for seniors; those in Ontario must wait

Seniors in Canada's two largest provinces are facing significantly different timelines for vaccinations, as increasing spread of COVID-19 variants causes concern for health officials across the country.
Concern for rapid COVID-19 spread prevents B.C. from lifting restrictions: Dr. Henry

Concern for rapid COVID-19 spread prevents B.C. from lifting restrictions: Dr. Henry

VICTORIA — British Columbia isn’t at the point where public health restrictions can be lifted with concerns about the potential for the rapid spread of COVID-19, the province’s top doctor says. Dr.
The Latest: MLB's Reds cleared to welcome about 12,700 fans

The Latest: MLB's Reds cleared to welcome about 12,700 fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cincinnati Reds have been cleared to have around 12,700 fans at Great American Ball Park for games this year.
Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

EDMONTON — Alberta’s COVID-19-era budget made a hard landing Thursday with an $18.2-billion deficit but also a promise that good times will return.
New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern.
Expert says Saskatchewan faces risk of COVID resurgence; province pushes rapid tests

Expert says Saskatchewan faces risk of COVID resurgence; province pushes rapid tests

REGINA — Saskatchewan's top doctor says the presence of more contagious variants makes testing even more important to stem the spread of COVID-19. Dr.
Thunder Bay schools asked to move online as COVID-19 cases rise

Thunder Bay schools asked to move online as COVID-19 cases rise

The top doctor for the Thunder Bay, Ont., area is recommending all schools move classes online for the next two weeks due to rising COVID-19 cases. Dr. Janet DeMille made the recommendation in a Thursday memo to school boards in the region.