Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Here’s what is changing with Canada’s COVID travel vaccine rules

Starting Monday, travelers will no longer have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to board a plane or train in Canada. In an announcement last week, the government unveiled plans to suspend vaccine mandates for both domestic and international travellers, as well as crown-regulated transportation workers and federal government employees. It was well-received … Read more

Where you still have to wear a mask in Ontario

Where you still have to wear a mask in Ontario

Ontario’s last mask mandate covering high-risk places like public transit, long-term care and other health-care settings is poised to expire Saturday, but the Ministry of Health won’t confirm if these rules will be extended. Regardless, there are some last bastions of face-covering — from certain doctors’ offices to famous theaters — that will continue to … Read more

$150 oil won’t cripple economy, market: JP Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic

0 oil won’t cripple economy, market: JP Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic

JP Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic predicts oil is surging higher—but so are stocks. Kolanovic, who serves as the firm’s chief global markets strategist and co-head of global research, believes the US economy is strong enough to handle oil prices as high as $150 a barrel. “There could be some potential further spikes in oil, especially given… … Read more

Remaining Ontario COVID-19 mask mandates set to expire this week

Remaining Ontario COVID-19 mask mandates set to expire this week

The Ontario government’s last-remaining COVID-19 mask mandates are set to expire later this week. The mandate for settings deemed high-risk was previously set to be lifted on April 27, but was extended to June 11, which is this Saturday. It applies to public transit, health-care settings, long-term care and retirement homes, as well as shelters … Read more

U of T Law is denying access to virtual classes, disabled students say — despite COVID-era shift to online learning

U of T Law is denying access to virtual classes, disabled students say — despite COVID-era shift to online learning

For more than a decade, Anushay Sheikh dreamed of being a lawyer. She tailored her extracurriculars to impress the admissions offices at Canada’s top law schools. She studied economics and political science at McGill University, graduating with highest distinction. Her efforts paid off in 2021, when she was accepted to the University of Toronto’s prestigious … Read more

Ford signals wage hike looms for nurses

Ford signals wage hike looms for nurses

Premier Doug Ford is signaling he will lift wage caps for nurses and some other public servants in the wake of the Progressive Conservatives’ landslide re-election. A conciliatory Ford, whose appeal to unionized private-sector workers was key to his election triumph, said he was open to raising the pay for many front-line workers whose increases … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: June 1, gta, canada world

Today’s coronavirus news: June 1, gta, canada world

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Wednesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 1:50 p.m. The public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to provide information currently kept secret under cabinet … Read more

Coronvirus news file for May 30: gta and world updates

Coronvirus news file for May 30: gta and world updates

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 1:55 p.m. The World Health Organization’s top monkeypox expert said she doesn’t expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there are … Read more

Grade 13 could be making a comeback for a limited time: Del Duca

Grade 13 could be making a comeback for a limited time: Del Duca

KITCHENER, Ont.—Grade 13 could be making a comeback, for a limited time. Students who feel the need to “catch up” after missing many months of in-class learning throughout the pandemic would be able to opt for an extra final year of high school under a $295-million plan unveiled Friday by Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca … Read more

Covid Moderna (MRNA) Q1 earnings 2022

Covid Moderna (MRNA) Q1 earnings 2022

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine awaits administration at a vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, California on December 15, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Moderna sold $5.9 billion of its Covid vaccine in the first quarter, blowing out revenue and profit expectations. The biotech company’s shares soared by more than 7% in premarket … Read more