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University of Waterloo brings back masking requirement in classrooms

University of Waterloo brings back masking requirement in classrooms

The University of Waterloo is reinstating a mask requirement for classes, saying Tuesday that it was making the move to avoid potential disruption to the exam season as cases of respiratory illnesses rise.
S. Carolina legislature's final effort to tweak abortion law

S. Carolina legislature's final effort to tweak abortion law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a dozen meetings and sessions over the summer and fall, South Carolina lawmakers are almost out of time to do something to change the state's abortion laws during a special session prompted by the overturning of Roe v.
Residents clash with Chinese authorities over COVID rules

Residents clash with Chinese authorities over COVID rules

BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China said that seven people have been arrested following a clash between residents and authorities enforcing COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.
Provinces and territories need details on federal money for health care: minister

Provinces and territories need details on federal money for health care: minister

VANCOUVER — Canada's health ministers are hoping for "serious engagement" by the federal government after an announcement that it's ready to increase funding for health care, British Columbia's health minister says.
Mississippi governor responds to probe of Jackson water woes

Mississippi governor responds to probe of Jackson water woes

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Monday released his response to a congressional investigation of the crisis that left 150,000 people in the state's capital city without running water for several days in late summer.
University of Calgary diagnostic hub aims to advance research into fighting infection

University of Calgary diagnostic hub aims to advance research into fighting infection

CALGARY — The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic helped start a new diagnostic testing and research facility at the University of Calgary focused on infections.
Another 171 overdose deaths in B.C. for September from toxic drug supply: coroner

Another 171 overdose deaths in B.C. for September from toxic drug supply: coroner

VICTORIA — Nearly six people a day are dying of overdoses in British Columbia, a toll the corner says puts the province on track to surpass 2,000 drug deaths for another year.
Minister links chronic pain with toxic drug overdoses, commits $5M to pain network

Minister links chronic pain with toxic drug overdoses, commits $5M to pain network

VANCOUVER — The federal government is putting $5 million toward chronic pain resources in what Carolyn Bennett, minister of mental health and addictions, says is part of an effort to help stop people with untreated pain from seeking relief through to
Feds hold groundbreaking ceremony for Moderna's mRNA vaccine factory in Montreal area

Feds hold groundbreaking ceremony for Moderna's mRNA vaccine factory in Montreal area

MONTREAL — The new mRNA vaccine factory being built near Montreal by Moderna will help ensure Canada's health security in the face of more pandemics that are expected in the coming decades, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Cannabis company Tilray to buy New York brewer Montauk Brewing Company

Cannabis company Tilray to buy New York brewer Montauk Brewing Company

NEW YORK — Tilray Brands Inc. has acquired Montauk Brewing Company in a bid to expand its U.S. alcohol division.