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World men's curling championship resumes amid COVID scare

CALGARY — The men's world curling championship playoffs were given the green light to resume Sunday in Calgary after a suspension of games due to COVID-19.
Quebec reports 1,535 COVID-19 cases and five deaths as hospitalizations jump

Quebec reports 1,535 COVID-19 cases and five deaths as hospitalizations jump

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,535 new COVID-19 cases as well as five additional deaths linked to the virus. Two people died in the last 24 hours, while the other deaths occurred earlier or at an unknown date.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11:55 a.m. Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 today.
Parents look for spring break activities during Ontario's third stay-at-home order

Parents look for spring break activities during Ontario's third stay-at-home order

TORONTO — Panos Kelamis had to get creative for his son's sixth birthday this year since, once again, he won't be able to have a party due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Latest: Single-day high for cases in Ontario, Canada

The Latest: Single-day high for cases in Ontario, Canada

TORONTO — Canada’s most populous province reported a new single-day high for new infections with nearly 4,460 cases across Ontario.

Ontario expands pharmacy vaccination program as province logs single-day case high

TORONTO — More than 700 Ontario pharmacies are joining the COVID-19 vaccine rollout as the province races to slow to spread of the virus.

Hawaii extends eviction moratorium, details vaccine passport

HONOLULU — The governor of Hawaii has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travellers . Democratic Gov.

Anchorage acting mayor seeks emergency order extension

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The acting mayor of Anchorage has asked the Assembly to extend through mid-July an emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

New Brunswick hospital handling brunt of COVID-19 outbreak sees ICU capacity strain

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — Health officials in northwestern New Brunswick have released a status report on the hospital that is bearing the brunt of a COVID-19 outbreak in the region.
Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic

Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic

Virtual grocery shopping became more popular during the pandemic lockdowns, and Weee, a startup focused on Asian grocery delivery, was no exception. Its founder, Larry Liu, came to the U.S. from China as a young engineer nearly two decades ago.