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FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus.
S&P/TSX composite down on broad-based decline led by energy; loonie rises again

S&P/TSX composite down on broad-based decline led by energy; loonie rises again

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dropped for the first time in four trading sessions on a broad-based decline led by the energy sector. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 98.71 points to 17,916.20.
Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service

Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service

Passengers aboard the first Boeing 737 Max flight in Canadian airspace in nearly two years weren't overly concerned about the plane's safety, saying they trusted that regulators had addressed any issues with the aircraft.
Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

TORONTO — Experts at a leading children's hospital say schools need to ramp up COVID-19 testing and masking in order to have all kids return safely to the classroom as soon as possible.

Irving Oil lays off 60 workers from Saint John refinery, citing collapse in demand

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Irving Oil has laid off 60 workers from its Saint John refinery, saying the pandemic has had an "extreme and serious" impact on its business and industry.
Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows 'Help is on the way'

Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows 'Help is on the way'

WASHINGTON — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America's war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising an anxious nation progress to reduce infections and lift the siege it has endured for nearly a ye
US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed.

Loss of Keystone XL pipeline expected to hurt future oilpatch growth: experts

CALGARY — Western Canada's oil producers will likely cope better with Joe Biden's cancelling of the Keystone XL presidential permit than they did with the same move by ex-president Barack Obama in 2015, an industry analyst says.
One in six independent businesses in danger of closing amid pandemic: report

One in six independent businesses in danger of closing amid pandemic: report

HALIFAX — It started a generation ago by a group of Irish immigrants committed to preserving an ancient craft.
Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched? Health officials say both doses should be of the same vaccine.