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Canada's pledge to make more vaccines at home is still a work in progress

Canada's pledge to make more vaccines at home is still a work in progress

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic wasn't even six months old, and not a single vaccine for it had been approved for use anywhere, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to a podium in Montreal to promise that Canada's National Research Council would be
At least 19 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in Canada set to expire by end of the year

At least 19 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in Canada set to expire by end of the year

At least 19 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are set to expire by the end of the year in Canada, according to data received by The Canadian Press. The federal central inventory currently has 18.5 million doses in stock, with 16.
B.C. sexual violence trial delay due to COVID-19 OK, court rules

B.C. sexual violence trial delay due to COVID-19 OK, court rules

The defence wanted a Quebec witness to appear in person in B.C. court at the height of the pandemic.
China health officials lash out at WHO, defend virus search

China health officials lash out at WHO, defend virus search

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials defended their search for the source of the COVID-19 virus and lashed out Saturday at the World Health Organization after its leader said Beijing should have shared genetic information earlier.
'It could happen to you': What you need to know about long COVID

'It could happen to you': What you need to know about long COVID

A B.C. doctor breaks down the who-what-when-why of post-COVID conditions.
B.C. lifting health-care mask rules as province emerges from pandemic, Henry says

B.C. lifting health-care mask rules as province emerges from pandemic, Henry says

Provincial health officer says the requirement for health-care workers to be fully vaccinated remains, but mandatory mask-wearing in health-care settings and visitor restrictions and proof of vaccination in care homes will be lifted
Federal spending on staff grew rapidly during pandemic: parliamentary budget officer

Federal spending on staff grew rapidly during pandemic: parliamentary budget officer

OTTAWA — The federal government's spending on employees saw record growth during the COVID-19 pandemic,says the parliamentary budget officer.
Former Vail Resorts employee launches civil suit over vaccine-related stroke claim

Former Vail Resorts employee launches civil suit over vaccine-related stroke claim

Lawsuit alleges Jackson Reimer suffered a hemorrhagic stroke six days after being administered COVID-19 vaccine in Whistler
More than half of Canadians infected with COVID-19 by summer 2022, finds StatCan

More than half of Canadians infected with COVID-19 by summer 2022, finds StatCan

The findings come as researchers look to uncover the origin of the pandemic and catch potentially serious mutations in immuno-compromised people and wild animals.
Border crossings returning to pre-pandemic opening hours

Border crossings returning to pre-pandemic opening hours

OTTAWA — Opening hours are being extended at 39 border crossings with the United States and at several airports across the country as the Canada Border Services Agency returns to pre-pandemic hours. The changes will take effect on March 31.