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Feds lift border vaccine requirements, mandatory masks on planes and trains

Feds lift border vaccine requirements, mandatory masks on planes and trains

OTTAWA — The final vestiges of COVID-19 restrictions at Canada's borders will be lifted on Saturday, as federal ministers announced Monday the end of mandatory vaccination, random tests, quarantine, use of the ArriveCan app and masks on planes and tr
Manitoba health authority promises to help address racism in health-care services

Manitoba health authority promises to help address racism in health-care services

THOMPSON, Man. — Health officials and Indigenous leaders in northern Manitoba have signed a declaration to address racism in the health-care system.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11.
One person arrested after stabbing at Toronto supermarket

One person arrested after stabbing at Toronto supermarket

TORONTO — Police say one person is in custody after a stabbing at a Toronto supermarket Sunday afternoon. Toronto police say they received a call just before 1 p.m. about a stabbing at a supermarket at Keele Street and St. Regis Crescent. Const.
After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two years after Oregon residents voted to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds.
GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a majo
Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

OTTAWA — The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revellers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colourful lights of the midway in the distance.
Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion . “It’s about freedom,” Biden said at a private fundraiser in New York this past week.
HIV spike among B.C. drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

HIV spike among B.C. drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

VANCOUVER — A new study says reduced access to HIV services during early COVID-19 lockdowns in British Columbia was associated with a "sharp increase" in HIV transmission among some drug users.
Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doc