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B.C. Vaccine Card requirement as only acceptable proof of vaccine starts today

B.C. Vaccine Card requirement as only acceptable proof of vaccine starts today

VICTORIA — Starting today, the only acceptable proof of vaccination in British Columbia to dine at restaurants and attend indoor recreational events is the B.C. Vaccine Card.
Kenney tells radio host that lockdown would punish people already vaccinated

Kenney tells radio host that lockdown would punish people already vaccinated

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "fire break" measures to deal with surging c
The Latest: Report: LA County police, fire saw 211 outbreaks

The Latest: Report: LA County police, fire saw 211 outbreaks

LOS ANGELES — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
Quebec reports 719 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Quebec reports 719 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 719 new COVID-19 cases today, with two more deaths related to the virus.
New COVID-19 cases keep climbing in Atlantic Canada, N.B. logs highest rise with 82

New COVID-19 cases keep climbing in Atlantic Canada, N.B. logs highest rise with 82

Daily COVID-19 case counts continue to climb across much of Atlantic Canada, with New Brunswick maintaining the steepest rise in new infections. The province logged 82 new cases Sunday, 64 of which were among patients who are not fully vaccinated.

Ontario reports 653 new COVID-19 infections, six more deaths from virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 653 new COVID-19 cases and a total of six more deaths related to the virus.
Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country’s big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COV
Ontario's COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures: experts

Ontario's COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures: experts

TORONTO — Ontario's daily COVID-19 case counts are lower than what many experts had expected by now, and while they point to a number of factors for the relative relief, they say now is not the time to ease up on those measures.
Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Plastic resins — tiny plastic pellets used to make everything from bread bags to milk containers — are undergoing a triple whammy of high demand, tight supply and soaring prices.
US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids shots

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids shots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S.