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Tearful reunions mark second Mother's Day under pandemic

Tearful reunions mark second Mother's Day under pandemic

Last Mother’s Day, they celebrated with bacon and eggs over FaceTime.

Registered Practical Nurses struggling with pandemic stress, workload: poll

TORONTO — Pam Parks says she has a routine to pick herself up before she starts every one of her 12-hour hospital shifts these days. The registered practical nurse drives the five minutes to work at an Oshawa, Ont.
Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing 'sooner rather than later'

Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing 'sooner rather than later'

HALIFAX — The chief executive of Atlantic Canada's largest airport is hoping for COVID-19 testing for arriving passengers "sooner rather than later," as an added measure to combat Nova Scotia's third wave of the pandemic.
Quebec reports 960 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths as hospitalizations drop slightly

Quebec reports 960 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths as hospitalizations drop slightly

Quebec is reporting 960 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths linked to the pandemic, including one in the last 24 hours.
Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

A COVID-19 vaccine likely won't be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students.

Ontario reports 3,216 COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths as hospitalizations decline

Ontario is reporting 3,216 new COVID-19 cases today. The province is also reporting 47 more deaths linked to the virus. Provincial figures show 1,640 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 848 in intensive care as of Sunday morning.
Street parties celebrate end of Spain's state of emergency

Street parties celebrate end of Spain's state of emergency

BARCELONA, Spain — Impromptu street celebrations erupted across Spain as the clock struck midnight on Saturday, when a six-month-long national state of emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus ended and many nighttime curfews were lifted.

Slovakia eyes using Russia's Sputnik V; waits for results

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia’s government is set to discuss possible use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine with Moscow after it was successfully tested in a Hungarian lab.
After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

BOSTON — The recent court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has heightened concerns that tenants won't receive tens of billions of dollars in promised federal aid in time to avoid getting kicked out of their homes.
As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

BENGALURU, India — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to