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Quebec to table bill banning anti-vaccine protests near schools and hospitals

Quebec to table bill banning anti-vaccine protests near schools and hospitals

MONTREAL — The Quebec government plans to introduce a bill on Thursday banning anti-vaccine protests near schools and hospitals, and Premier François Legault says he wants it adopted within a day.
United Airlines say 97% of US employees have been vaccinated

United Airlines say 97% of US employees have been vaccinated

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says more than 97% of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now that there is less than a week before a deadline to get the shots or get fired.
Regulatory group warns several Alberta doctors about sharing COVID-19 misinformation

Regulatory group warns several Alberta doctors about sharing COVID-19 misinformation

EDMONTON — A group that oversees the practice of medicine in Alberta says it has told at least seven doctors who were spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that their behaviour was unprofessional.
Hawks to hummingbirds: Study finds roads quieted by COVID-19 fill with birdsong

Hawks to hummingbirds: Study finds roads quieted by COVID-19 fill with birdsong

New research shows that roads and runways quieted by COVID-19 are filling with birdsong instead.

Cowboys place Keanu Neal on COVID-19 list in latest setback

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys placed linebacker Keanu Neal on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday, making it possible the club will be without a key player for the third consecutive game to start the season because of health and safety prot

'Maderna' tourist wanted after skipping Hawaii Zoom hearing

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge issued a bench warrant for an Illinois woman after she failed to appear for a virtual court hearing Wednesday following her arrest for an alleged fake COVID-19 vaccination card that misspelled Moderna as “Maderna.
Super Bowl champions place WR Antonio Brown on COVID-19 list

Super Bowl champions place WR Antonio Brown on COVID-19 list

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and could miss this week’s road game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Ford urges patience with proof-of-vaccination system as Ontario policy takes effect

Ford urges patience with proof-of-vaccination system as Ontario policy takes effect

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford urged Ontarians not to take their frustrations out on businesses and their staff as a proof-of-vaccination system went into effect Wednesday for indoor dining, gyms, movie theatres and certain other venues.
New Brunswick reports 76 new infections and 49th COVID-19-related death

New Brunswick reports 76 new infections and 49th COVID-19-related death

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say a person in their 80s in Fredericton is the 49th resident to die of COVID-19.
Community spread of COVID-19 identified in N.L. as 23 new infections reported

Community spread of COVID-19 identified in N.L. as 23 new infections reported

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador heath officials reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and 77 active infections — the highest active caseload in the province since early June.