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Hardest hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent subsidies

Hardest hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent subsidies

The government has targeted June 5 for an end to the federal wage and rent subsidies
Worrisome COVID-19 trends reported amid new vaccine supply concerns

Worrisome COVID-19 trends reported amid new vaccine supply concerns

Thousands of new cases on average and 31 deaths were being reported daily, the Public Health Agency of Canada said in its latest update
COVID-19 weakened environmental rules across Canada, mostly in Alberta: study

COVID-19 weakened environmental rules across Canada, mostly in Alberta: study

Every jurisdiction in the country except Manitoba relaxed at least some
Health officials in New Brunswick report seven new cases of COVID-19

Health officials in New Brunswick report seven new cases of COVID-19

Officials say the case that was identified at Moncton High School on Sunday is presumed to involve the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom
System defect allows 2,800 seniors to jump vaccine line in Newfoundland and Labrador

System defect allows 2,800 seniors to jump vaccine line in Newfoundland and Labrador

2,800 residents in their 70s were able to book themselves a vaccine appointment online, even though appointments are only open to seniors in their 80s
One year on, poll suggests Canadians still deeply wary about allowing U.S. visitors

One year on, poll suggests Canadians still deeply wary about allowing U.S. visitors

Only 26 per cent said they were either not very worried or not worried at all
Health officials on Prince Edward Island report two new cases of COVID-19 Monday

Health officials on Prince Edward Island report two new cases of COVID-19 Monday

In both cases, the individuals initially tested negative, but later tested positive
Health officials in New Brunswick report eight new cases of COVID-19 Monday

Health officials in New Brunswick report eight new cases of COVID-19 Monday

They include three cases in the Moncton region and three in the Edmundston region, while the Fredericton and Saint John regions each have one new case
Cases of COVID-19 variants on the rise in Canada, fuelling concerns over third wave

Cases of COVID-19 variants on the rise in Canada, fuelling concerns over third wave

There have been 5,154 confirmed COVID-19 cases involving more transmissible variants, with the highest numbers in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec
Vaccine rollout set to shift into high gear with major surge in expected deliveries

Vaccine rollout set to shift into high gear with major surge in expected deliveries

Nearly 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are set to arrive this week, alongside 846,000 shots of the product developed by Moderna
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