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Rule requiring negative COVID test before Chinese flights takes effect

Rule requiring negative COVID test before Chinese flights takes effect

VANCOUVER — Airline passengers leaving China, Hong Kong and Macau will have to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test when they enter Canada starting today.
Yukon begins providing $1,300 a year in dental benefits for those with no coverage

Yukon begins providing $1,300 a year in dental benefits for those with no coverage

WHITEHORSE — Yukon is offering $1,300 a year in dental benefits to eligible residents who don't have coverage under another plan, making it one of the most comprehensive programs in the country.
Travellers at YVR feel lucky after flight out of Hong Kong before COVID test rules

Travellers at YVR feel lucky after flight out of Hong Kong before COVID test rules

VANCOUVER — Travellers arriving in Vancouver from Hong Kong said they were relieved to be among the last arrivals before Canada's new COVID-19 testing requirements took effect, including one woman who changed her flight to avoid the rules.
Hamlin's collapse spurs new wave of vaccine misinformation

Hamlin's collapse spurs new wave of vaccine misinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfounded claims about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines proliferated in the hours and days after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during Monday's game, revealing how pervasive vaccine misinformation remains three years aft
Ottawa paramedic leader says drug supply getting more toxic amid overdose crisis

Ottawa paramedic leader says drug supply getting more toxic amid overdose crisis

OTTAWA — Drug overdose calls have become a daily occurrence in the nation's capital and paramedics say they're concerned about the toxicity of the drug supply, which is making the most widely available tools less effective.

New Jersey sets aside $15M for abortion provider upgrades

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will award $15 million in zero-interest loans and grants to health care facilities that provide abortion services for facility improvements and increased security, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.
Expert: Hamlin's cardiac arrest shows how access to defibrillators can save lives

Expert: Hamlin's cardiac arrest shows how access to defibrillators can save lives

Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on the field during Monday Night Football may serve as a wake-up call for many Canadians, says a spokesman for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
EU urges pre-flight COVID-19 tests on passengers from China

EU urges pre-flight COVID-19 tests on passengers from China

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday “strongly encouraged” its member states to impose pre-departure COVID-19 testing of passengers from China, in a move that is likely to upset Beijing and has already been criticized by the global airline
Here's what you need to know about Canada's expansion of medically assisted dying

Here's what you need to know about Canada's expansion of medically assisted dying

OTTAWA — Debate over medical assistance in dying is heating up as a deadline approaches to expand the program to people whose sole underlying condition is a mental disorder.
Newly empowered Minnesota Democrats pledge to move swiftly

Newly empowered Minnesota Democrats pledge to move swiftly

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic leaders pledged Wednesday to use their new control of the state Legislature — and a $17.