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Pfizer-BioNTech cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

Pfizer-BioNTech cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada due to production issues

OTTAWA — Procurement Minister Anita Anand says production issues in Europe will temporarily reduce Pfizer-BioNTech's ability to deliver vaccines to Canada. Anand says the U.S.
B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

B.C. seeking legal advice on limiting travel to the province: premier

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is seeking legal advice on whether it can limit non-essential travel to the province during the pandemic, the premier says.
'Ramp up' of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

'Ramp up' of vaccine delivery in Canada not expected until April, Fortin says

OTTAWA — Canada's vaccine deliveries are getting bigger almost every week but there won't be enough doses shipped to provinces and territories to "ramp up" the vaccination program for another few months, Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin outlined on Thursday.
Tragically Hip face masks raise $40,000 to support Canadian musicians

Tragically Hip face masks raise $40,000 to support Canadian musicians

TORONTO — Face masks emblazoned with the Tragically Hip's popular song title "Courage" have raised more than $40,000 in support of Canada's music industry. The Kingston, Ont.
Pandemic worsening mental health for women more than men, poll suggests

Pandemic worsening mental health for women more than men, poll suggests

The results mirror findings from earlier on in the pandemic when women reported feeling more worried than men about COVID-19 as they began taking on added care duties for children and aging parents.
Feds change sick-leave benefit, applicants required to say if they travelled

Feds change sick-leave benefit, applicants required to say if they travelled

The benefit pays $500 per week for up to two weeks for anyone required to quarantine because of COVID-19.
Researchers flag increase in COVID-19 cases in Canadian prisons, jails

Researchers flag increase in COVID-19 cases in Canadian prisons, jails

Since Dec. 1, there have been over 1,962 cases.
Ottawa gives accounting firm Deloitte $16M contract to track COVID-19 vaccinations

Ottawa gives accounting firm Deloitte $16M contract to track COVID-19 vaccinations

Ottawa says 548,000 doses had been distributed to the provinces and territories as of last Thursday.
PM hosts cabinet retreat to plot path through pandemic, resumption of Parliament

PM hosts cabinet retreat to plot path through pandemic, resumption of Parliament

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a virtual cabinet retreat to plot strategy for the resumption of Parliament later this month in the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada

First Nations across Canada have begun to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines as provincial immunization programs get underway and Indigenous leaders encourage people to roll up their sleeves.