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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

The latest: California issuing waivers allowing hospitals to temporarily bypass the nation’s only strict nurse-to-patient ratios as COVID-19 cases surge.  EU makes a deal for 300 million additional doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  U.K. regulators approve Moderna vaccine, the 3rd to be OK’d for use in the country. Elementary students in southern Ontario will be learning at home for […]

Nova Scotia to ban practice of ‘dry celling’ in jails

Nova Scotia is banning “dry celling” in its jails, doing away with a practice that places prisoners suspected of hiding contraband inside their bodies under strict surveillance at all times. Justice Minister Mark Furey said Thursday the province believes that body scanning technology has reduced the need for it and the practice will be eliminated in provincial correctional facilities. The […]

‘A light at the end of the tunnel’: COVID-19 vaccine begins arriving in Manitoba First Nations communities

The arrival of the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine in Pimicikamak Cree Nation Thursday evening is “a light at the end of the tunnel,” Chief David Monias said. About 10 elders in the northern community became some of the first people in Manitoba First Nations to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “I’m quite ecstatic about it,” […]

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