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Iqaluit elders home evacuated after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Iqaluit elders home evacuated after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An elders home in Iqaluit, Nunavut was evacuated on the weekend after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, with some residents being sent out of the territory.
All of New Brunswick to be at yellow COVID-19 alert level on Tuesday.

All of New Brunswick to be at yellow COVID-19 alert level on Tuesday.

FREDERICTON — Part of northwest New Brunswick that has been under the orange pandemic-alert level will return to the yellow level at midnight tonight.
Vaccinated students attending Alberta university eligible to win full tuition

Vaccinated students attending Alberta university eligible to win full tuition

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The University of Lethbridge says it's worth a shot for students to get vaccinated before school starts this fall. The university in southern Alberta announced Monday that students who receive a COVID-19 vaccination before Sept.
Starbucks Canada offers all employees three paid sick days until September

Starbucks Canada offers all employees three paid sick days until September

TORONTO — Starbucks is offering all its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 to Sept. 25.

Public health tweets struggled to reflect local realities at start of pandemic: study

A new study that examined thousands of tweets from Canadian public health agencies and officials during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic suggests many struggled to tailor messaging to local needs.
EU: Pandemic measures to total about $5.85 trillion

EU: Pandemic measures to total about $5.85 trillion

BRUSSELS — The European Union's top economy official said Monday that the recovery measures the EU and its 27 member states have in the works to emerge from the pandemic total around $5.85 trillion.
Hugs to be allowed in England as part of lockdown easing

Hugs to be allowed in England as part of lockdown easing

LONDON — In less than a week, people in England will be able to give friends and family a hug for the first time since restrictions were put in place in March last year at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic.
AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response

AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is plunging into the next phase of his administration with the steady approval of a majority of Americans, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Greece welcomes young students back to school; courts reopen

Greece welcomes young students back to school; courts reopen

ATHENS, Greece — Greece reopened primary schools and junior highs for in-person classes Monday for the first time in months, as the country eases coronavirus restrictions even as daily infections and deaths remain stubbornly high.
Tighter COVID-19 rules in effect in Quebec's Estrie region amid rising case count

Tighter COVID-19 rules in effect in Quebec's Estrie region amid rising case count

MONTREAL — Tighter restrictions came into effect in Quebec's Estrie region on Monday as it moved from the orange to red alert level due to rising COVID-19 cases.