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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> As environmental disasters increase, international law must recognize climate refugees

BEYOND LOCAL: As environmental disasters increase, international law must recognize climate refugees

The World Bank estimates that without radical and concerted efforts to slow climate change, 216 million people will be displaced within their own countries by 2050
<b>CANADA:</b> Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

CANADA: Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough dies at 77

McDonough was the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980
<b>ONTARIO:</b> High-profile cabinet minister Rod Phillips to resign seat, won't seek re-election

ONTARIO: High-profile cabinet minister Rod Phillips to resign seat, won't seek re-election

Long-term care minister said the timing of his announcement 'will allow Premier Doug Ford to appoint someone else to lead the ministry, which is currently overseeing a sector in crisis'
<b>CANADA:</b> Omicron wave may be peaking, but modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalizations to surge

CANADA: Omicron wave may be peaking, but modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalizations to surge

New federal modelling released Friday shows the wave might be cresting — or just about to do so — but health experts won't know for sure for another week or so
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Could a bench combat loneliness in seniors? One small town hopes so

ONTARIO: Could a bench combat loneliness in seniors? One small town hopes so

The bench would have a banner to indicate that whoever is sitting is open to a conversation
Ottawa to go ahead with trucker vaccine mandate after stating it would scrap it

Ottawa to go ahead with trucker vaccine mandate after stating it would scrap it

Unvaccinated American truckers will be turned back at the border, beginning this weekend
<b>COVID-19:</b> Ontario top doc stresses safety of kid vaccines after calling them too new to mandate

COVID-19: Ontario top doc stresses safety of kid vaccines after calling them too new to mandate

Dr. Kieran Moore made the clarifying statement on Wednesday, after saying earlier in the day that the vaccines are too new to require that children take them to attend school
<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