Category Archives: Science

Proof of vaccination won’t be required for some Yukon businesses on Dec. 4: premier

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's premier says the territory is lifting some COVID-19 health restrictions this weekend as it sees a slowdown in the spread of the virus. Sandy Silver says as of Dec. 4, proof of vaccination will no longer be required

Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return

MONTREAL — Canadians trying to return home from South Africa say they're frustrated by a lack of communication from the federal government and from testing requirements they say make some trips impossible.  Megan Tanya Hodgkinson was visiting relatives...

Greece approves mandatory vaccination for those aged over 60

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all residents aged over 60, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron variant.

Facebook: Fake scientist used to spread anti-US propaganda

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A disinformation network with ties to China used hundreds of fake social media accounts — including one belonging to a fictitious Swiss biologist — to spread an unfounded claim that the U.S. pressured scientists to

New Brunswick health officials report three more COVID-19-related deaths

FREDERICTON — Three more New Brunswickers have died as a result of COVID-19.  Health officials in the province said today the deaths involve a person in their 80s in the Saint John region, a person in their 70s in the Moncton

Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

A lawyer for several First Nations says he can't get a clear answer on which Indigenous communities will be covered by a class-action settlement on drinking water — even though an $8-billion deal is scheduled to be ratified in court

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

WASHINGTON — Canada's trade minister is headed back to the U.S. capital just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House.  Mary Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to talk

1st US case of COVID omicron variant confirmed in California

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks

WHO nations launch steps toward deal to fight pandemics

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization hailing a key step by its member states on Wednesday to launch work toward an international agreement to help prevent, prepare for and respond to future pandemics in the wake

Nova Scotia restricts out-of-province sports-related travel for kids 11 and younger

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government on Wednesday said children aged 11 and younger could no longer travel out of province for events related to sports and culture, citing rising COVID-19 transmission connected to those activities.  Individuals, business...