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New COVID-19 cases keep climbing in Atlantic Canada, N.B. logs highest rise with 82

New COVID-19 cases keep climbing in Atlantic Canada, N.B. logs highest rise with 82

Daily COVID-19 case counts continue to climb across much of Atlantic Canada, with New Brunswick maintaining the steepest rise in new infections. The province logged 82 new cases Sunday, 64 of which were among patients who are not fully vaccinated.

Ontario reports 653 new COVID-19 infections, six more deaths from virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 653 new COVID-19 cases and a total of six more deaths related to the virus.
Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country’s big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COV
Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Plastic resins — tiny plastic pellets used to make everything from bread bags to milk containers — are undergoing a triple whammy of high demand, tight supply and soaring prices.
Ontario's COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures: experts

Ontario's COVID-19 rates lower than expected due to public health measures: experts

TORONTO — Ontario's daily COVID-19 case counts are lower than what many experts had expected by now, and while they point to a number of factors for the relative relief, they say now is not the time to ease up on those measures.
US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids shots

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids shots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S.
Denied cross-border shoppers, some U.S. companies opt to export to Canada instead

Denied cross-border shoppers, some U.S. companies opt to export to Canada instead

WASHINGTON — In the before times, Katie McCarron could count on her best Canadian customers to make the trip to her store in Portland, Oregon, to stock up on their favourite high-quality, human-grade pet food. COVID-19 had other plans.
UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces.
Loosened capacity limits at some Ontario venues take effect today

Loosened capacity limits at some Ontario venues take effect today

Ontario reported 640 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and a total of 10 new deaths linked to the virus.
Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E.