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Number of people in hospital with COVID-19 increases in B.C.

Number of people in hospital with COVID-19 increases in B.C.

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is seeing an increase in the number of hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19. Weekly numbers released by the B.C.
Aurora Cannabis blames $1-billion net loss in Q3 on pricing pressures, COVID-19

Aurora Cannabis blames $1-billion net loss in Q3 on pricing pressures, COVID-19

Aurora Cannabis Inc. blamed a more than $1-billion net loss it incurred in its most recent quarter on pricing pressures that were exacerbated by pot shops closed temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip.
Biden marks COVID 'tragic milestone' in US at global summit

Biden marks COVID 'tragic milestone' in US at global summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appealed to world leaders at a COVID-19 summit Thursday to reenergize a lagging international commitment to attacking the virus as he led the U.S. in marking the “tragic milestone” of 1 million deaths in America.
Ontario parties offer visions of how to best prepare for a future pandemic

Ontario parties offer visions of how to best prepare for a future pandemic

TORONTO — The sixth wave of COVID-19 is starting to recede and as the warm weather is buoying hopes of a low-COVID summer, Ontario's political parties are offering ideas for how best to prepare the province for a future pandemic.
North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread
US fishing haul fell 10% during first pandemic year

US fishing haul fell 10% during first pandemic year

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's commercial fishing industry fell 10% in catch volume and 15% in value during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal regulators said Thursday. The 2020 haul of fish was 8.
Report: Trump officials, meat companies knew workers at risk

Report: Trump officials, meat companies knew workers at risk

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Nova Scotia reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths, drop in new hospitalizations

Nova Scotia reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths, drop in new hospitalizations

HALIFAX — Health officials say 18 more Nova Scotians died of COVID-19 last week. A news release today says 65 people were admitted to hospital because of the disease in the week ending Monday, down from 77 the week before.
Ontario's top doctor predicts 'calm summer' for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

Ontario's top doctor predicts 'calm summer' for COVID-19, worries about BA.4, BA.5

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor says COVID-19 indicators are heading in the right direction ahead of what looks to be a "calm summer," though he is concerned about BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. Dr.