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Quebec reports eight COVID-19 deaths, 434 new cases as hospitalizations drop

Quebec reports eight COVID-19 deaths, 434 new cases as hospitalizations drop

MONTREAL — Quebec reported 434 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and eight additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.
Maj.-Gen. Fortin appeals judge's ruling on reinstatement to COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Maj.-Gen. Fortin appeals judge's ruling on reinstatement to COVID-19 vaccine campaign

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is challenging a Federal Court judge’s ruling that struck down his request for reinstatement as head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign.
New Brunswick pastor apologizes after week in jail over COVID-19 rule breaches

New Brunswick pastor apologizes after week in jail over COVID-19 rule breaches

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A New Brunswick pastor is free after spending a week in jail and apologizing to the courts Friday for breaches of COVID-19 public health rules.
Sen. Forest-Niesing hospitalized despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Sen. Forest-Niesing hospitalized despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19

OTTAWA — Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing is in hospital after contracting COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. Her office says the 56-year-old Sudbury senator is no longer in intensive care and is hopefully on the mend.
Saskatchewan considering next stage of triage plan amid COVID-19 crisis

Saskatchewan considering next stage of triage plan amid COVID-19 crisis

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority said Friday it may activate the next stage of its triage plan, as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to overwhelm the health-care system.
N.B. reports five more COVID-19 deaths; 7,000 public sector employees unvaccinated

N.B. reports five more COVID-19 deaths; 7,000 public sector employees unvaccinated

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's health minister says she's concerned about the 7,000 government employees who aren't vaccinated as the province's deadline for full vaccination nears.
Ontario set to lift COVID-19 measures by March, including mask mandate

Ontario set to lift COVID-19 measures by March, including mask mandate

TORONTO — Ontario is set to lift all COVID-19 public health measures by the end of March, including mask mandates, as part of a long-term plan for managing the virus.
Bears place veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on COVID-19 list

Bears place veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on COVID-19 list

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. In his second season with the Bears, the five-time Pro Bowl selection has just one catch for 11 yards.
N.L. reports 30 COVID-19 cases, school outbreak as vaccine passport takes effect

N.L. reports 30 COVID-19 cases, school outbreak as vaccine passport takes effect

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's vaccine passport came into effect Friday as health authorities identified another cluster of COVID-19 cases in the province. Dr.
Canada considers what to do with millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada considers what to do with millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses

OTTAWA — Canada must decide what to do with millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses now that officials have confirmed they won't be needed to vaccinate children. Roughly 6.