Canada

Canada-US border closure extended another month

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel, said Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair. “Non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until May 21st, …

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US President Biden promises Canada help in getting more vaccines

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada could be among the countries the United States sends surplus vaccines to, US President Joe Biden hinted Wednesday. “We’re looking at what is going to be done with some …

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Canadian cost of living up — inflation rate jumps to 2.2% in March

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada’s inflation rate in March hit 2.2% — double what it was a year earlier, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. Higher prices for transportation and shelter led the factors driving the …

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Canada’s central bank holds steady on interest rate

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Bank of Canada kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% Wednesday saying there is still a need to support economic recovery. Although the economy made substantial gains in the …

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Canada’s Trudeau says he will take AstraZeneca vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ready to roll up his sleeve and be immunized against Covid-19. “My intention has been as I have said many times, is to get …

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Canada may ban some international flights; will continue restrictions for international travellers.

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada may ban flights from countries with high Covid-19 infection rates while extending the country’s travel, testing and quarantine measures, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday. “I have asked our …

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BC closes the door to visitors in bid to control Covid-19 spread

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The western Canadian province of British Columbia has rolled up the welcome mat and is telling visitors to go home as well as restricting travel for people living in the …

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Two-year-old child in BC dies of Covid-19

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Covid-19 has claimed the life of a child who had not reached its second birthday. “I’m also very saddened to report that we had a child with Covid who was …

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Several Canadian provinces have expanded age rage for AstraZeneca vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Three Canadian provinces have lowered the age eligibility for the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine to 40. Up until today, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba would only administer the vaccine to people between …

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Ontario walks back extra powers given to police; playground closures

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Less than a day after Premier Doug ford announced even tougher restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in his locked down province, the government is walking back some of …

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Several Ontario police forces won’t randomly stop people suspected of violating stay-at-home order

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Police forces in four major Ontario cities say they won’t be using the extra powers Premier Doug Ford granted them to enforce the province’s stay-at-home order. As he announced new …

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Second case of blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine reported in Canada

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Alberta is reporting a case of a rare blood clot following immunization with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. “We have confirmed a case of the rare blood clot disorder known as …

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