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Montreal Alouettes owner Gary Stern announces he has tested positive for COVID-19

Montreal Alouettes owner Gary Stern announces he has tested positive for COVID-19

MONTREAL — Owner Gary Stern will be forced to miss the Montreal Alouettes home opener Thursday night. Stern announced on social media he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Regulator unveils new passenger rights rules after pandemic revealed refund 'gap'

Regulator unveils new passenger rights rules after pandemic revealed refund 'gap'

Canada's transport regulator aims to beef up its passenger rights charter, placing more stringent rules around reimbursement by airlines. New regulations effective Sept.
Manitoba premier working remotely after testing positive for COVID-19

Manitoba premier working remotely after testing positive for COVID-19

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has tested positive for COVID-19. Stefanson has posted on social media that she is experiencing minor symptoms and is working from home while self-isolating.
Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for little US kids

Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for little US kids

Little Fletcher Pack woke up Monday morning and asked: “Is today vaccine day?” For the 3-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina, the answer was yes.
UK's Glastonbury Festival welcomes back fans after pandemic

UK's Glastonbury Festival welcomes back fans after pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people are returning to England's Glastonbury Festival as the five-day music and performing arts event reopened Wednesday for the first time in three years after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Denmark to offers fourth COVID-19 shot to some

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be offered to nursing home residents and people age 50 and over in Denmark later this year, the prime minister said Wednesday. The reason for the move is a rise in cases of the BA.
Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5

Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden visited a vaccination clinic Tuesday to celebrate that virtually all Americans can now get a COVID-19 shot Tuesday after the authorization of vaccines for kids under 5 over the weekend.
Defence chief reviewing vaccine requirement for Canadian Armed Forces

Defence chief reviewing vaccine requirement for Canadian Armed Forces

Defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre is reviewing the Canadian military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which remains in effect even though a similar requirement for most other federal employees has been suspended
Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July

Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July

NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that the world of entertainment is returning to pre-pandemic normal, Broadway theaters will no longer demand audiences wear masks starting in July.
Some Quebec adults could get 4th or 5th COVID-19 shots this fall: vaccine committee

Some Quebec adults could get 4th or 5th COVID-19 shots this fall: vaccine committee

MONTREAL — Quebec's immunization committee is recommending that the province prepare for another round of COVID-19 vaccination that could see some adults receive a fifth shot by the fall.