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Alberta lowers minimum age for AstraZeneca vaccine to 40 from 55, hours after Ontario

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his province will start offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot to those 40 and older starting on Tuesday. He tweeted the change on Sunday night, hours after Ontario made a similar announcement.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11 p.m. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has lowered the minimum age for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on April 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 198,376 new vaccinations administered for a total of 9,973,643 doses given. Nationwide, 920,512 people or 2.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, April 18, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday April 18, 2021. There are 1,121,498 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,121,498 confirmed cases (87,925 active, 1,009,950 resolved, 23,623 deaths).
Arrest made in fence-tampering outside Alberta church closed amid COVID controversy

Arrest made in fence-tampering outside Alberta church closed amid COVID controversy

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. — RCMP say they've arrested a person suspected of tampering with a fence that surrounds an Alberta church closed by authorities amid allegations it refused to follow COVID-19 health orders.
Montreal protesters denounce 8 p.m. curfew as unscientific, harmful to vulnerable

Montreal protesters denounce 8 p.m. curfew as unscientific, harmful to vulnerable

MONTREAL — A group of masked protesters marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce a curfew that many described as unscientific and harmful to society's most vulnerable.
Puck drops in Vancouver Canucks' first game back from COVID-19 outbreak

Puck drops in Vancouver Canucks' first game back from COVID-19 outbreak

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have officially returned from their extended COVID-19 hiatus. The puck has dropped in Vancouver's tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Canucks' first game action since March 24.
Nothing stopping provinces from offering AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults: Hajdu

Nothing stopping provinces from offering AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults: Hajdu

Provinces are free to offer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults, Canada's health minister said Sunday as calls mounted in at least one province hard hit by COVID-19 to lower the age restriction on the shot.
No word on whether Ontario will accept Ottawa's offer to send health-care workers

No word on whether Ontario will accept Ottawa's offer to send health-care workers

TORONTO — Calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to undo new wide-ranging COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor recreational activities grew louder Sunday amid pledges of federal help to ease the toll on the province's strained health-care system.

Chicago high schools to reopen Monday after union approval

Chicago’s public high schools were set to reopen Monday for the first time since the nation's third-largest school district went fully remote amid the coronavirus pandemic over a year ago.