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Judge: No order barring union from discussing vaccine order

CHICAGO (AP) — An order barring the president of the police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired after a judge on Monday denied a request to extend it.
Vaccine mandate for B.C. health-care workers to take effect Tuesday

Vaccine mandate for B.C. health-care workers to take effect Tuesday

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says he's hopeful that a small number of B.C. health-care workers who are still resistant to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will get the information they need to make the choice for vaccination.
COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Tumbling COVID-19 case counts have some schools around the U.S.
Treasury claims rental assistance helped stop eviction wave

Treasury claims rental assistance helped stop eviction wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of households receiving emergency rental assistance has increased steadily in recent months, with no major increase in people being turned out of their homes despite the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium, the
Alberta legislature resumes: Government focuses on economy, Opposition on COVID-19

Alberta legislature resumes: Government focuses on economy, Opposition on COVID-19

EDMONTON — The first day of the Alberta legislature's fall sitting signalled the government's intention to focus on the economy and the Opposition determined to hold the United Conservatives to account for mismanaging COVID-19.
Falcons activate OT McGary from COVID-19 reserve list

Falcons activate OT McGary from COVID-19 reserve list

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons activated offensive lineman Kaleb McGary from the COVID-19 reserve list Monday. McGary missed a 30-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins after starting the first five games for the Falcons (3-3).
Saskatchewan won't impose more COVID-19 measures: Premier Scott Moe

Saskatchewan won't impose more COVID-19 measures: Premier Scott Moe

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he will not bring in additional COVID-19 measures because that would take away people's personal freedoms.
Belgium poised to boost COVID-19 measures to counter surge

Belgium poised to boost COVID-19 measures to counter surge

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is poised to reinforce pandemic measures in an attempt to stunt a sharp increase of coronavirus cases, with officials indicating Monday that they are looked at increased mandatory use of face masks and virus passports.
Trudeau headed to Europe as G20 leaders meet in person for first time since pandemic

Trudeau headed to Europe as G20 leaders meet in person for first time since pandemic

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is flying to Europe later this week touting Canada's climate plan and post-pandemic recovery progress at leaders' summits in Italy and Scotland.
Ontario lifts capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required

Ontario lifts capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required

TORONTO — Municipal leaders and business owners in Ontario welcomed the lifting of capacity limits for facilities requiring proof of COVID-19 immunization on Monday, but said more help is needed to bounce back from the pandemic.