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States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized.
FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing concern that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren’t as protected as those given two-dose brands.
S&P/TSX composite hits record high in best week since March as oil tops US$82 a barrel

S&P/TSX composite hits record high in best week since March as oil tops US$82 a barrel

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index reached record highs on a broad rally led by the strength of the financial and energy sectors as the price of oil climbed past US$82 per barrel.
'Schitt's Creek' star Noah Reid to make Broadway debut in comedy 'The Minutes'

'Schitt's Creek' star Noah Reid to make Broadway debut in comedy 'The Minutes'

TORONTO — "Schitt's Creek" star Noah Reid is set to make his Broadway debut. Producers say the Toronto actor and musician, who played Patrick on CBC's "Schitt's Creek," has joined the cast of the Tracy Letts play "The Minutes.
Big Six banks join Mark Carney-led Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Big Six banks join Mark Carney-led Net-Zero Banking Alliance

TORONTO — Canada's Big Six banks together announced Friday that they will join the global Net-Zero Banking Alliance championed by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney.
Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won't dismiss case

Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won't dismiss case

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in Januar

Ontario to start allowing local brewers to sell their beer at farmers' markets

Patrons will soon be able to purchase Ontario beer at local farmers’ markets. The government announced Friday that it will start allowing eligible brewers to sell their beer at the more than 180 farmers’ markets in the province.
Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

CALGARY — Alberta's efforts to clean up tens of thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in the province could be delayed by a shortage of rig workers.
Charise Castro Smith brings Latin experience to 'Encanto'

Charise Castro Smith brings Latin experience to 'Encanto'

NEW YORK (AP) — Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on “Encanto” came around, she had no doubts.
Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

TORONTO — Indoor concerts are slowly coming back to life in Ontario, but venue owners say the latest COVID-19 guidelines will dampen any significant return to live music in the coming months.