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Vancouver Canucks add goalie Spencer Martin, two assistant coaches to COVID protocol

Vancouver Canucks add goalie Spencer Martin, two assistant coaches to COVID protocol

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks are down two more goalies due to COVID-19.
Hospitalization for COVID-19 holding steady in Nova Scotia: health officials

Hospitalization for COVID-19 holding steady in Nova Scotia: health officials

HALIFAX — The number of people recovering from COVID-19 in Nova Scotia hospitals held steady today. As was the case on Saturday, there were a total of 287 people in hospital who were admitted for various reasons.
Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas Sunday in Brussels to disperse people protesting COVID-19 vaccinations and government restrictions that aim to curb the fast-spreading omicron variant.
Prince Edward Island logs 209 new COVID-19 cases, one virus-related death

Prince Edward Island logs 209 new COVID-19 cases, one virus-related death

Prince Edward Island's chief medical officer confirmed today that another Islander has died as a result of COVID-19. Dr. Heather Morrison issued a statement saying the individual was in their 80s.
Russia sets another daily virus record amid omicron surge

Russia sets another daily virus record amid omicron surge

MOSCOW (AP) — New coronavirus infections in Russia reached an all-time high on Sunday, the third consecutive daily record as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country.
Two men arrested at COVID-19 protest that attracted 400 to downtown Fredericton

Two men arrested at COVID-19 protest that attracted 400 to downtown Fredericton

FREDERICTON — Two men are facing criminal charges after a protest against COVID-19 restrictions turned ugly outside Fredericton City Hall.
Deaths and hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 decline in Quebec

Deaths and hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 decline in Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a significant drop in COVID-19-related deaths today, with the 33 recorded in the last 24 hours representing a drop of more than 50 per cent from the 68 logged a day earlier.

Ontario reports 604 in intensive care due to COVID19, 57 new deaths

TORONTO — Ontario says there are 3,797 patients in hospital with COVID-19 and 604 people in intensive care units due to critical illness related to the disease.
Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics

Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — People in a Beijing district with some 2 million residents were ordered Sunday to undergo mass coronavirus testing following a series of infections as China tightened anti-disease controls ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM's wedding plans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the omicron variant in a single family that flew to Auckland