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Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines can be used for primary vaccination series, NACI says

Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines can be used for primary vaccination series, NACI says

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization says bivalent mRNA vaccines can be used as the two-dose primary series of shots against COVID-19.
Ontario to stop free COVID-19 rapid test program in pharmacies, grocery stores

Ontario to stop free COVID-19 rapid test program in pharmacies, grocery stores

TORONTO — An Ontario program that distributes free rapid tests for COVID-19 at grocery stores and pharmacies will end after this month.
Court rules Austria can't be held liable for early COVID infection at ski resort

Court rules Austria can't be held liable for early COVID infection at ski resort

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian federal court said Thursday that the state can’t be held liable for a COVID-19 infection from an outbreak at an Alpine ski resort as the pandemic hit Europe in early 2020.
Canadian researchers find brain inflammation in patients with long COVID

Canadian researchers find brain inflammation in patients with long COVID

Leslie Ann Coles knew "almost immediately" something was wrong after her COVID-19 infection in January 2021. The filmmaker from Woodbridge, Ont.
AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

AG largely praises B.C. COVID-19 tourism supports, cites 'minor' shortfalls

VICTORIA — B.C's auditor general says the province's COVID-19 support program for the devastated tourism industry followed most required guidelines, though he raised some concerns about the way it was documented and monitored.
Canadian airline ordered to pay B.C. pair $1,400 for flight delays

Canadian airline ordered to pay B.C. pair $1,400 for flight delays

The airline said the delay on the Vancouver-Toronto flight was a result of "crew constraints."
Nova Scotia ends public health orders for COVID-19, including mandatory vaccinations

Nova Scotia ends public health orders for COVID-19, including mandatory vaccinations

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top health official says the province will soon be treating COVID-19 like any other respiratory illness. Chief medical officer Dr.
B.C. doctor who campaigned against COVID-19 vaccine sues court for $33M

B.C. doctor who campaigned against COVID-19 vaccine sues court for $33M

Daniel Yoshio Nagase claims his children could face myocarditis, thrombosis, cancer and sterility.
'Chaotic' down south, concern up north as U.S. ends COVID border, immigration rules

'Chaotic' down south, concern up north as U.S. ends COVID border, immigration rules

WASHINGTON — The imminent overnight end of the COVID-19 public health emergency felt more like a crisis than cause for celebration Thursday as Homeland Security agents and officials braced for an onslaught of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Alberta premier apologizes for comments linking COVID vaccinated to Nazi followers

Alberta premier apologizes for comments linking COVID vaccinated to Nazi followers

EDMONTON — United Conservative Leader Danielle Smith apologized Monday after a 2021 video surfaced of her saying she wouldn’t wear a Remembrance Day poppy while comparing those who got the COVID-19 vaccine to followers of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany