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Ontario lifts capacity limits in restaurants, gyms, casinos

Ontario lifts capacity limits in restaurants, gyms, casinos

TORONTO — Ontario is lifting capacity limits today at restaurants, gyms, casinos and some other locations where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required.
B.C. lifting venue capacity limits across much of the province as COVID-19 cases ease

B.C. lifting venue capacity limits across much of the province as COVID-19 cases ease

VICTORIA — British Columbia is set to lift capacity restrictions on gatherings across much of the province today. Many B.C. residents will now be allowed to attend events like hockey games, concerts and weddings without any limits on numbers.
Teachers, parents find rocky return to school for kids adjusting to in-person class

Teachers, parents find rocky return to school for kids adjusting to in-person class

The first day of school was a nightmare for Maria Camden's seven-year-old daughter Aubrey, ending in an anxiety attack behind her Paw Patrol mask. Camden and her two daughters moved from Coquitlam, B.C.

Jobs, COVID-19 on the agenda as fall Alberta legislature sitting set to begin

EDMONTON — The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature begins today, and the government says jobs, diversifying the economy and fighting COVID-19 will be the focus.
Chinese province closes tourist sites following virus cases

Chinese province closes tourist sites following virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — A northwestern Chinese province heavily dependent on tourism closed all tourist sites Monday after finding new COVID-19 cases.
Trudeau uses pandemic-plagued supply chains in free trade pitch to ASEAN

Trudeau uses pandemic-plagued supply chains in free trade pitch to ASEAN

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the spectre of gnarled global supply chains in a bid Sunday to a bloc of Southeast Asian nations to win them over on a free trade deal.

Military to support Saskatchewan with up to six critical care nursing officers

The Canadian Armed Forces says it's prepared to support Saskatchewan with up to six critical care nursing officers, who it says will be deployed to intensive care units.
Blackhawks put 2 more players in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

Blackhawks put 2 more players in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman and forward Jujhar Khaira joined Patrick Kane in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Sunday.

Person in 80s dies in Moncton area as COVID-19 cases total 627 in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — A person in their 80s in the Moncton area has died due to COVID-19, as 51 new cases of the illness were reported Sunday in New Brunswick.
Internal government analysis shows depth of reliance on now-defunct recovery benefit

Internal government analysis shows depth of reliance on now-defunct recovery benefit

OTTAWA — The majority of Canadian residents who received the federal Canada Recovery Benefit were continuous or repeat recipients of the now-ended aid program, An internal government analysis reveals.