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<b>ONTARIO:</b> $11M government employee allegedly took in COVID fraud not recovered, Crown says

ONTARIO: $11M government employee allegedly took in COVID fraud not recovered, Crown says

No criminal charges have been laid in the case
COVID-19: Johnson & Johnson says vaccine is 85 per cent effective against severe illness

COVID-19: Johnson & Johnson says vaccine is 85 per cent effective against severe illness

Johnson and Johnson says it's single-dose vaccine is 85 per cent effective against severe illness a month after the injection is given, and 66 per cent effective against both moderate and severe illness
<b>COVID-19:</b> An ethical approach will determine whether athletes should get vaccinated ahead of the public, experts say

COVID-19: An ethical approach will determine whether athletes should get vaccinated ahead of the public, experts say

Professors say this will impact the upcoming Tokyo Olympics
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ornge takes lead on moving COVID patients as ICUs fill up

ONTARIO: Ornge takes lead on moving COVID patients as ICUs fill up

Over the last week, up to 416 patients with COVID-19 have been treated in ICUs, according to data provided by the Ontario Hospital Association
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario to provide pandemic modelling update as daily case counts decline

COVID-19: Ontario to provide pandemic modelling update as daily case counts decline

The new data comes two weeks after the province invoked a stay-at-home order in a bid to halt surging case spread
<b>CANADA:</b> Holiday season vacations coincide with rise in COVID-19 travel-related cases

CANADA: Holiday season vacations coincide with rise in COVID-19 travel-related cases

In the first three weeks of January, 384 travel cases and 607 traveller-contact cases were confirmed in Canada
<b>COVID-19:</b> In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19: In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

The internet has made scientific research more available to the public and the media
<b>CANADA:</b> Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say

CANADA: Easing rules for parental benefits created inequities among parents, documents say

The documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act note the policy created inequities, and point to a similar effect for parents who will start claims after Sept. 25 this year, when the temporary rules are set to expire
<b>CANADA:</b> Five big lessons experts say we should learn from COVID-19

CANADA: Five big lessons experts say we should learn from COVID-19

Statistics Canada found that COVID-19 death were doubled in neighbourhoods where more than 25 per cent of the people are members of visible minorities compared to neighbourhoods where minorities are less than one per cent of the people
<b>CANADA:</b> Provinces sitting on millions in unspent federal pandemic spending, report says

CANADA: Provinces sitting on millions in unspent federal pandemic spending, report says

Report suggests that federal efforts to stretch the financial impact of those dollars is falling short as many provinces have bucked cost-matching requests