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High pollen levels to blame for worse allergy season, experts say

High pollen levels to blame for worse allergy season, experts say

Experts say higher than normal pollen levels have led to a sneezier allergy season in parts of Canada this year. They point to an earlier blossom and warmer May, which led to an explosion of pollen in southern Ontario and Quebec.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 30, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday May 30, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 346,320 new vaccinations administered for a total of 23,156,259 doses given. Nationwide, 1,948,469 people or 5.
Health Canada extends expiry of thousands of AstraZeneca shots by an additional month

Health Canada extends expiry of thousands of AstraZeneca shots by an additional month

TORONTO — Health Canada extended the expiry date of tens of thousands of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses by one month on Saturday, easing pressure on Canadians scrambling to get a second shot before the jabs went to waste.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Saturday, May 29

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. Alberta is reporting that the number of patients with COVID-19 in the province's hospitals has fallen to 478.
Quebec police kept busy on first night without COVID-19 curfew in Quebec

Quebec police kept busy on first night without COVID-19 curfew in Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebecers lost no time in marking the end of the provincewide curfew imposed to help lower COVID-19 cases, gathering in large groups across the province and creating a busy night for local police forces.

Arnold Chacon to serve as U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Canada

OTTAWA — The U.S. State Department says Arnold Chacon has been named to serve as chargé d’affaires to Canada at the American embassy. The announcement came Friday in a release issued by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
P.E.I. senator looks to amend budget bill to deal with issue of EI zones on island

P.E.I. senator looks to amend budget bill to deal with issue of EI zones on island

OTTAWA — A senator from Prince Edward Island is pushing for a change to the government's sweeping budget bill that she says would entrench an unfair situation on the island that the Trudeau Liberals have long promised to address.

No winning ticket for Friday's $65 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $65 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, two of the 12 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each were won by ticket holders in the Prairies.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Saturday, May 29, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Saturday, May 29, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 29, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 463,184 new vaccinations administered for a total of 22,809,939 doses given. Nationwide, 1,877,968 people or 5.
Work underway for forensics experts to identify and repatriate B.C. school remains

Work underway for forensics experts to identify and repatriate B.C. school remains

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Plans are being made to identify and return home the remains of more than 200 children found buried at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia's Interior, says a provincial Indigenous leader.