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US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.
Quebec junior colleges reopen to in-person classes for 1st time since start of COVID

Quebec junior colleges reopen to in-person classes for 1st time since start of COVID

MONTREAL — Eighteen-year-old Shanie Rochasmar was among thousands of students who walked into Montreal's English-language Dawson College on Monday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public health urges testing for 7,000 at Oshawa tournament after COVID-19 outbreak

WHITBY, Ont. — Public health officials east of Toronto are urging about 7,000 people who attended a basketball tournament to get tested for COVID-19.
Vaccinations to be required for fans at Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen games

Vaccinations to be required for fans at Calgary Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen games

CALGARY — Hockey and football fans in Calgary wanting to cheer on their teams in the stands will soon have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Manitoba doctors want mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all health-care workers

Manitoba doctors want mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all health-care workers

WINNIPEG — An organization that represents doctors in Manitoba is calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workers.
New Brunswick sees jump of 58 COVID-19 cases over weekend, as region's numbers rise

New Brunswick sees jump of 58 COVID-19 cases over weekend, as region's numbers rise

HALIFAX — Health officials in New Brunswick have reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, as case counts across the Atlantic region crept upwards over the weekend.
Rev Jesse Jackson and wife remain hospitalized for COVID-19

Rev Jesse Jackson and wife remain hospitalized for COVID-19

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, remained hospitalized Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, family members said.
Ontario education group wants COVID-19 vaccination required for eligible students

Ontario education group wants COVID-19 vaccination required for eligible students

TORONTO — An education advocacy group has asked Ontario to add COVID-19 vaccinations to the list of immunizations required to attend school in the province.
TIFF to require proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test for staff, audience

TIFF to require proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test for staff, audience

Jeff Justiz all but swore off the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month after seeing the event hadn't included proof of COVID-19 vaccination among its safety protocols.
Doctor quits Ontario science advisory group over alleged 'political considerations'

Doctor quits Ontario science advisory group over alleged 'political considerations'

TORONTO — An outspoken member of Ontario's pandemic science advisory table said Monday that he had resigned from the group over alleged "political considerations" he argued were influencing its work – claims the body of experts rejected. Dr.