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As Alberta's COVID-19 cases rise, so does tension over world junior championship

As Alberta's COVID-19 cases rise, so does tension over world junior championship

Alberta's spike in COVID-19 infections and the virus's infiltration of Canada's team is concerning for the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton, according to a health and law expert and an epidemiologist.
Market momentum eludes domestic PPE makers

Market momentum eludes domestic PPE makers

Months after COVID-19 began creating an acute shortage in Canada’s medical personal protective equipment (PPE) supply, Ottawa’s shift to domestic production has not taken significant hold.
Another five B.C. flights identified for potential COVID-19 exposure

Another five B.C. flights identified for potential COVID-19 exposure

Thursday's additions to the list were announced just hours after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 887 new cases of the virus
Trudeau expects most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Trudeau expects most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former NATO commander Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin will lead the nation's vaccine distribution efforts. Fortin most recently served as the Chief of Staff for the Canadian Joint Operations Command.
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

OTTAWA — The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada's chief medical adviser said Thursday.
Wanderlust: 80 per cent of Canadians plan to travel in 2021

Wanderlust: 80 per cent of Canadians plan to travel in 2021

But most Canadians don't plan on crossing the border anytime soon.
Anti-maskers: Dr. Bonnie Henry has 'no time for people who are belligerent' in B.C.

Anti-maskers: Dr. Bonnie Henry has 'no time for people who are belligerent' in B.C.

"This is a truly challenging pandemic and I have no time for people who believes that wearing a mask somehow makes them ill or is a sign of lack of freedom."
Canada can make vaccines, just not the ones leading the COVID-19 race

Canada can make vaccines, just not the ones leading the COVID-19 race

OTTAWA — The head of a Canadian biotech industry association says Canada can and does make vaccines — just not the ones expected first to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
B.C. hotel worker suffers heart attack after being spit upon by man refusing to wear mask

B.C. hotel worker suffers heart attack after being spit upon by man refusing to wear mask

NELSON, B.C. — A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn't leave the hotel's coffee shop.
B.C.'s working women carrying bigger burden than men amid COVID-19: report

B.C.'s working women carrying bigger burden than men amid COVID-19: report

Provincial measures meant to tamp down on the pandemic this past spring saw schools and swaths of businesses temporarily shuttered, leaving many British Columbians tied to their own households throughout the season.