Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will no longer have the right to stop any pedestrian or driver to ask why they’re out or request their home address, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones […]

Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

OTTAWA — Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, paving the way for vaccinations to begin countrywide next week. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the chief medical adviser at Health Canada who oversaw the review process, said it is “a critical milestone in our fight against COVID-19.” “This is a momentous occasion,” she […]

COVID-19 detected in Yellowknife wastewater, some people asked to get tested

The government of the Northwest Territories says it has found COVID-19 in wastewater in Yellowknife.  The N.W.T.’s chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kondola, says this means there is likely an undetected case of COVID-19 in the capital.  The virus was detected through a wastewater monitoring program, which analyzed samples taken between Nov. 30 and […]