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Border agency closes two Atlantic offices due to COVID-19 infections, close contacts

Border agency closes two Atlantic offices due to COVID-19 infections, close contacts

OTTAWA — Canada's border agency said it is temporarily closing two ports of entry in the Atlantic region due to COVID-19. The Canada Border Services Agency said the affected offices are in Bathurst, N.B., and Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Quebec allows some health-care workers back to work seven days after testing positive

Quebec allows some health-care workers back to work seven days after testing positive

MONTREAL — Vaccinated Quebec health-care workers who test positive for COVID-19 could be allowed back on the job after seven days if they have no symptoms, health officials announced Wednesday, but labour unions said the policy is incoherent and risk
Canada's bobsled team places 13 team members in COVID-19 protocols

Canada's bobsled team places 13 team members in COVID-19 protocols

SIGULDA, Latvia — Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton has placed 10 of its athletes and three staff members into COVID-19 protocols. A spokesman from the national sport organization confirmed the outbreak on Wednesday.
Canucks forwards Boeser, Di Giuseppe added to NHL's COVID protocol

Canucks forwards Boeser, Di Giuseppe added to NHL's COVID protocol

Vancouver Canucks forwards Brock Boeser and Phillip Di Giuseppe and a member of the team's support staff have been added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list hours before the team was scheduled to return to action after an extended break.
Business, labour groups divided over preferred COVID-19 isolation policies

Business, labour groups divided over preferred COVID-19 isolation policies

TORONTO — Canadian business and labour groups are at odds over preferred isolation times for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 The question has renewed urgency after the U.S.
'I missed it': Irving back with Nets, resumes practicing

'I missed it': Irving back with Nets, resumes practicing

Kyrie Irving doesn’t know when he’ll get his first playing time of the season. The fact that it’s sooner than later is good enough for him right now.
Manitoba sets another record of daily COVID-19 cases, reporting 947 new cases

Manitoba sets another record of daily COVID-19 cases, reporting 947 new cases

WINNIPEG — Manitoba reported another record for daily COVID-19 cases with 947 new infections, but the province’s chief medical officer of health cautioned the figure was skewed due to delays in testing. Dr.
NHL cutting isolation time to 5 days, change applies in US

NHL cutting isolation time to 5 days, change applies in US

The NHL is following other leagues and U.S. government guidance by cutting COVID-19 isolation times for players and personnel to five days under certain conditions and where it is allowed by local laws.

Toronto preparing to redeploy hundreds of staff amid COVID-19 surge

City of Toronto officials say they are preparing to redeploy hundreds of staff to support critical and essential services in response to a surge in new COVID-19 cases fuelled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Newfoundland and Labrador schools switch to online learning as COVID-19 cases surge

Newfoundland and Labrador schools switch to online learning as COVID-19 cases surge

Public school students in Newfoundland and Labrador will return from the holiday break on Monday to remote learning, as the province, like the rest of the Atlantic region, battles a surge in COVID-19 cases.