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Guilbeault optimistic about targets even as Canada's emissions rebound post-pandemic

Guilbeault optimistic about targets even as Canada's emissions rebound post-pandemic

OTTAWA — Canada's carbon dioxide emissions crept back up in 2021 after falling sharply during the first year of COVID-19, and experts believe they will go up even further this year as the return to normal has accelerated.
Tam warns of flu upswing, new COVID-19 variants as viral triple threat continues

Tam warns of flu upswing, new COVID-19 variants as viral triple threat continues

OTTAWA — Canada’s top doctor is warning of "increased growth" in new COVID-19 variants and an upswing in seasonal influenza cases, just as a surge of respiratory syncytial virus inundates hospitals. Chief public health officer Dr.
China promises change but sticks to severe 'zero COVID' plan

China promises change but sticks to severe 'zero COVID' plan

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders promised Thursday to improve quarantine and other anti-virus policies after public frustration boiled over into protests but said they will stick to a severe “zero COVID” strategy that has confined millions of people to
Virus lockdowns hit China economic powerhouse Guangzhou

Virus lockdowns hit China economic powerhouse Guangzhou

BEIJING (AP) — A surge in COVID-19 cases has spurred lockdowns in the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou, adding to financial pressure that has disrupted global supply chains and sharply slowed growth in the world’s second-largest econom
Panel looks at ways to detect COVID-19 at airports ahead of winter travel season

Panel looks at ways to detect COVID-19 at airports ahead of winter travel season

TORONTO — As the busy winter travel season approaches, researchers are looking to use artificial intelligence and surveillance technologies at Canada's airports to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Wednesday said a nearly 90% drop in recent COVID-19 deaths globally compared to nine months ago provides “cause for optimism,” but still urged vigilance against the pandemic as variants continue to
Alberta Opposition demands Smith revoke call for advice from COVID 'bioweapon' doc

Alberta Opposition demands Smith revoke call for advice from COVID 'bioweapon' doc

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Danielle Smith must cancel the invitation for advice from Dr.
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.
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.
Apple says iPhone supplies hurt by anti-virus curbs in China

Apple says iPhone supplies hurt by anti-virus curbs in China

BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. is warning customers they'll have to wait longer to get its latest iPhone models after anti-virus restrictions were imposed on a contractor's factory in central China.
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