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Provinces, territories vary on lifting COVID-19 health restrictions

Provinces, territories vary on lifting COVID-19 health restrictions

Across the country, new COVID case counts and related hospitalizations remain at or near record levels
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> A 'wellness streak' can help manage work stressors

BEYOND LOCAL: A 'wellness streak' can help manage work stressors

Choose an activity you like, and then do that activity for as many consecutive days as you can
North Bay council asks province to increase NOSM enrolment

North Bay council asks province to increase NOSM enrolment

'There is a list of 163 communities (and growing) in Ontario — encompassing the entirety of northern Ontario — that have a longstanding challenge in recruiting and retaining physicians'
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Could a bench combat loneliness in seniors? One small town hopes so

ONTARIO: Could a bench combat loneliness in seniors? One small town hopes so

The bench would have a banner to indicate that whoever is sitting is open to a conversation
Northern Ont. driving instructor says shortening G driver's test could be dangerous

Northern Ont. driving instructor says shortening G driver's test could be dangerous

'When something is important like that, can you rush it through?' asks Sault Ste. Marie's Mary Lewis
Feds make last-minute reversal on vaccine mandate for truckers

Feds make last-minute reversal on vaccine mandate for truckers

Trade associations on both sides of the border had been pushing for a delay to the restriction
School boards in Ontario call on government to report and track COVID-19 once again

School boards in Ontario call on government to report and track COVID-19 once again

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees sent a letter to Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Wednesday expressing "grave concern, disappointment, and frustration" over recent changes to how COVID-19 will be managed in schools
Unvaccinated Canadian truckers will not have to quarantine when crossing border: CSBA

Unvaccinated Canadian truckers will not have to quarantine when crossing border: CSBA

The new rule will still take effect for American truckers starting this weekend, with drivers being turned away at the border unless they've been inoculated
Ottawa to go ahead with trucker vaccine mandate after stating it would scrap it

Ottawa to go ahead with trucker vaccine mandate after stating it would scrap it

Unvaccinated American truckers will be turned back at the border, beginning this weekend
Provinces clamour for rapid tests while feds struggle to deliver millions promised

Provinces clamour for rapid tests while feds struggle to deliver millions promised

Access to PCR molecular testing, which is considered the gold standard when it comes to confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis, is in a crisis across the country, federal health minister said