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Second coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

Second coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.
B.C. teachers 'implore' premier to cut class sizes amid COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. teachers 'implore' premier to cut class sizes amid COVID-19 pandemic

The BC Teachers’ Federation is urging Premier John Horgan to reduce class sizes to no more than 15 people in response to their concern with growing cases of COVID-19 in the Fraser Health region.
India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears

India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears

More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog.
Tam warns of increasing pressure on hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Tam warns of increasing pressure on hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Canada's top doctor says the country's hospitals are facing growing pressure as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in much of the country. Dr.
Rapid tests slow to be used as health officials unsure of reliability, best use

Rapid tests slow to be used as health officials unsure of reliability, best use

More than 3.8 million rapid tests for COVID-19 are now in the hands of provincial health authorities but many jurisdictions are still evaluating how the devices might help battle the pandemic.
PM warns premiers that feds don't have 'infinite' resources to assist COVID-19 fight

PM warns premiers that feds don't have 'infinite' resources to assist COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning premiers that provinces need to take stronger action to stem the rapid spread of COVID-19 or the federal government could face "impossible decisions" about where to allocate its limited resources.
COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

Two months after the City of Ottawa scrambled to expand its COVID-19 testing options to deal with a massive spike in demand, it is now set to cut back on hours at testing sites this weekend because far fewer people are showing up for swabs.
More COVID-19 cases found in North; Nunavut shuts some schools, mandates masks

More COVID-19 cases found in North; Nunavut shuts some schools, mandates masks

Another case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in western Nunavut to add to the territory's three other infections.
Alberta plans joint men's and women's curling championship, no "bubble"

Alberta plans joint men's and women's curling championship, no "bubble"

SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. — Alberta intends to hold its provincial men's and women's curling championships jointly in January. Curlers won't "bubble" at the Jan.
COVID faceoff: Manitoba hunkering down for second time to fight spread of virus

COVID faceoff: Manitoba hunkering down for second time to fight spread of virus

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's top doctor is clarifying a public health order as the province enters a self-imposed economic and social hibernation to try to bring surging COVID-19 numbers back under control.