Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

Anger, confusion after Air Canada orders 20-plus passengers off Montreal-to-London flight

LONDON—Anger and confusion are mounting with Air Canada after the airline deplaned 25 passengers on a Monday night flight from Montreal to London with what some of those on board allege was “no explanation at all.” Jess McFadyen said the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for about an hour waiting to depart when, … Read more

BC not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers

BC not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers

British Columbia will continue with a requirement for workers in public service jobs to be vaccinated, which is a departure from what is being done at the federal level. The decision by the province will ensure everyone working in hospitals and long-term care is vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate also includes government workers and liquor … Read more

Infected with BA.1 Omicron variant? It won’t protect against newer subvariants: study – National

Infected with BA.1 Omicron variant?  It won’t protect against newer subvariants: study – National

People infected with the earliest version of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first identified in South Africa in November, may be vulnerable to reinfection with later versions of Omicron even if they have been vaccinated and boosted, new findings suggest. Vaccinated patients with Omicron BA.1 breakthrough infections developed antibodies that could neutralize that virus … Read more

Canada’s COVID-19 travel rules: What’s changing this summer? – National

Canada’s COVID-19 travel rules: What’s changing this summer?  – National

Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been the easiest of experiences for many Canadians. With border restrictions constantly changing, it has been challenging at times to keep up. However, with summer around the corner, many travel restrictions have dropped with declining COVID-19 activity, potentially making traveling more appealing despite massive delays at airports and at … Read more

Canada seeing rise in COVID-19 subvariants. Could this lead to a summer surge? – National

Canada seeing rise in COVID-19 subvariants.  Could this lead to a summer surge?  – National

Canada is seeing an increase in several fast-spreading COVID-19 variants that have been fueling new outbreaks in the United States and Europe, Canada’s top doctors said Friday. The BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the virus, which are subvariants of Omicron, have been detected in Canada since May, and the BA.2.12 subvariant has been showing growth … Read more

North Korea sends aid to 800 families suffering from intestinal epidemic

North Korea sends aid to 800 families suffering from intestinal epidemic

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials prepared aid to send to 800 families suffering from an unidentified intestinal epidemic, state media reported on Friday, as the country also battles its first COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea revealed this week it was facing an “acute enteric epidemic” on … Read more

Demand Destruction Remains Elusive Despite Inflation

Demand Destruction Remains Elusive Despite Inflation

The Russian invasion of Ukraine sent oil prices to the highest levels since 2014, but prices were already heading higher before the invasion as producers and refiners were slow to meet the post-COVID jump in demand. Soaring energy prices and inflation are prompting central banks to tighten monetary policy and raise interest rates, which will … Read more

Got COVID-19 again? What you need to know about reinfections – National

Got COVID-19 again?  What you need to know about reinfections – National

Toronto resident Leshae Moses has been infected with COVID-19 four times. The 22-year-old personal support worker says she was reinfected with the virus despite being fully vaccinated. But she is not worried about catching it again. “I think I’ll be okay,” Moses said. Even as new COVID-19 cases in Canada are declining, the highly-transmissible Omicron … Read more

China’s Oil Demand Growth Threatened By Latest Covid Outbreak

China’s Oil Demand Growth Threatened By Latest Covid Outbreak

Just as China was returning to business as usual after the latest string of lockdowns, an “explosive” outbreak in a Beijing district could derail this. “The recent outbreak … is strongly explosive in nature and widespread in scope,” said a spokesperson for the Beijing municipal government over the weekend, as quoted by Reuters. The outbreak … Read more

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – World stocks fell towards fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slid to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as red-hot US inflation fueled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The substantially higher-than-expected US CPI print … Read more