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Proof of vaccination required starting Monday to enter big Quebec retail stores

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to enter big-box and other large-scale retail stores across Quebec starting Monday. Premier François Legault previously announced that Quebecers will have to show their vaccination passport starting Monday if they wish to enter stores with floor surfaces of 1,500 square metres or more. READ MORE: Quebec reopens […]

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern postpones wedding plans amid Omicron curbs – National

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the omicron variant in a single family that flew to Auckland to attend a wedding. The so-called “red setting” of the country’s pandemic response includes heightened measures such as required mask […]

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‘Freedom convoy’ of truckers opposing vaccine mandate leaves Metro Vancouver for Ottawa

Hundreds of B.C. truckers took to the road Sunday kicking off a so-called “freedom convoy” to Ottawa in protest of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Scores of big rigs gathered in pre-dawn fog in Delta before rolling out, and will be joined by groups from Vancouver Island and communities in […]

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CHL panel finds ‘unspoken code of silence’ enables misconduct off the ice

Allegations of abuse against players and volunteers, coupled with coverups by teams who field complaints, are so widespread that they’ve turned off-ice misconduct into a “cultural norm” within the Canadian Hockey League, a newly released report has found. The league, which includes the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major […]

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U.S. resists plans to make WHO more independent – National

The United States, the World Health Organization‘s top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration’s long-term support for the U.N. agency. The proposal, made by the WHO’s working group on sustainable financing, would increase each member state’s standing […]