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<b>COVID-19:</b> PM needs more info on Quebec's no-vax tax, Ottawa struggles to deliver rapid tests

COVID-19: PM needs more info on Quebec's no-vax tax, Ottawa struggles to deliver rapid tests

'Details matter. We need to know exactly what measures they're putting forward. We need to know the terms and conditions so we can know if it'll be effective,' Trudeau said on Wednesday
<b>COVID-19:</b> Unvaccinated Canadian truckers will not have to quarantine when crossing border: CSBA

COVID-19: Unvaccinated Canadian truckers will not have to quarantine when crossing border: CSBA

New rule will still take effect for American truckers starting this weekend, with drivers being turned away at the border unless they've been inoculated
<b>CANADA:</b> Government extends repayment deadline to emergency business account to 2023

CANADA: Government extends repayment deadline to emergency business account to 2023

Loan forgiveness deadline also extended
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Ontario to temporarily change G driving test to help tackle backlog: government

BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario to temporarily change G driving test to help tackle backlog: government

A spokeswoman for Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney says the province will remove some elements from the G test that are also assessed in the lower-level G2 test
<b>COVID-19:</b> Quebec to force unvaccinated to pay 'significant' financial penalty

COVID-19: Quebec to force unvaccinated to pay 'significant' financial penalty

About 10 per cent of adult Quebecers aren't vaccinated, but they represent about half of all patients in intensive care, Legault said, adding that the unvaccinated 'should be forced to pay for the extra burden they are placing on the health-care system'
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> 'Why do I feel so guilty?' Saskatchewan residents sending rapid tests out of province

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Why do I feel so guilty?' Saskatchewan residents sending rapid tests out of province

It's puzzling for most people elsewhere in Canada where the demand for tests vastly outweighs supply
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The James Webb Space Telescope will map the atmosphere of exoplanets

BEYOND LOCAL: The James Webb Space Telescope will map the atmosphere of exoplanets

With the Webb telescope, it will be possible to apply the mapping methods to measure the three-dimensional variation of exoplanet atmospheres
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> here’s what you need to know about the $40B child welfare agreements

BEYOND LOCAL: here’s what you need to know about the $40B child welfare agreements

The agreements represent a commitment of the concerned parties to work together to agree on the details to compensate First Nations children and their caregivers who were harmed by Canada’s discriminatory conduct
<b>CANADA:</b> Rapid spread of Omicron showing 'tale of two pandemics: rich and poor'

CANADA: Rapid spread of Omicron showing 'tale of two pandemics: rich and poor'

As provinces scale back eligibility for PCR testing, private testing companies in Ontario can offer same-day results for those willing to pay $160 or more for the service
The best way to stick to your New Year's resolution is  to make an ‘old year’s resolution’

The best way to stick to your New Year's resolution is to make an ‘old year’s resolution’

More often than not, the best-laid plans for the new year go awry