Category Archives: Science

Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six

If COVID vaccines ‘essential,’ Canadians could get shots in U.S. and no quarantine

TORONTO — Canadian residents should be able to head to the United States for COVID-19 vaccinations and be exempt from mandatory quarantine on return if health authorities here deem the shots medically necessary, a hospital CEO said on Friday. Although ...

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

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting five new cases of COVID-19 today, all among people under the age of 40. Four of the cases are in the Fredericton area and one is in the Saint John region.   There

Missouri set to require online stores to collect taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is set to become the last state to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on residents' purchases after the GOP House gave its approval Friday.

Missouri set to require online stores to collect taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is set to become the last state to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on residents' purchases after the GOP House gave its approval Friday.

Health official says people not complying with rules are driving COVID counts higher

WINNIPEG — A top Manitoba health official says COVID-19 numbers are expected to worsen for at least another week before dropping. Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief public health officer, says the current spike in case numbers and hospitalization rates i...

Officials: Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Tesla involved in a fatal crash on a Southern California freeway last week was operating on Autopilot at the time, authorities said.

Nunavut health officials plead for Iqaluit residents to stop gathering

IQALUIT — Nunavut's health minister says he wants Iqaluit residents to stop gathering so the city has a shot at a normal summer. Lorne Kusugak scolded residents at a press conference this morning as a COVID-19 outbreak continues in the city. Public

US warns extremists may strike as virus restrictions ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks.

Federal officials lay out roadmap for post-vaccine life as third wave ebbs

Federal health officials are laying out their vision of what life could look like after most Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19. Canada's chief public health officer says the country may have "passed the peak" of the third wave, as average daily...