Mirvish theaters lifting mask mandates on Canada Day

Theatergoers take note: masks are coming off at Mirvish Productions locations. Mirvish will end masking requirements in theaters beginning July 1 for audience members. A spokesperson for the company John Karastamatis said theater staff will continue wearing masks and actors will also mask up backstage. “We think it is safe enough now to allow audience … Read more

Toronto graduates return for in-person grad ceremonies, including a corgi

Donning a cap and gown and crossing the stage feels all the sweeter when you’ve waited two years to do it. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies have returned and proud graduates of Toronto Metropolitan University were able to cross the stage on Thursday, including a pint-sized pup … Read more

Black Death origin mystery solved after 675 years, researchers say

A deadly pandemic with mysterious origins: It might sound like a modern headline, but scientists have spent centuries debating the source of the blackdeath that devastated the medieval world. Not anymore, according to researchers who say they have pinpointed the source of the plague to a region of Kyrgyzstan, after analyzing DNA from remains at … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19 – CBS Tampa

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, gives the keynote address at Princeton University Class Day 2022 at Princeton University on May 23, 2022 in Princeton, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images) Washington (CBSNews) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President … Read more

Government decision to drop vaccine mandates could make airport delays worse, experts say

While the air transport industry welcomed news that millions of unvaccinated Canadians will soon be allowed to fly, experts and unions said a new influx of travelers could worsen the ongoing delays at airports across the country. On Tuesday the government announced that starting June 20 proof of vaccination will not be required to board … Read more

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government is dropping vaccine mandates for federal and federally-regulated employees, as well as for air travelers boarding plans for domestic or international travel. The move takes effect Monday, June 20 and also drops mandates for rail travel. Vaccination mandates remain in place for cruise ships however, said Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. Passengers … Read more

Nearly one in four homeowners with a mortgage say they may have to sell if rates keep rising

Nearly one in four homeowners with mortgages, or 23 per cent, believe they may be forced to sell if interest rates increase further, according to a new survey released Monday by Manulife Bank. The report, which surveyed more than 2,000 Canadians, also found that 18 per cent of individuals with a mortgage already feel they … Read more

‘It’s a mystery’: Peace Arch Park remains closed – BC

“May these gates never be closed” are the words written on the iconic Peace Arch at the Canada – US border. “This area is the only place on the entire Canada – US border where there’s an international peace park that people can cross to from either country, share the same space and be together,” … Read more

Jeff Bridges on His New Outlook on Life and Lessons Learned After Battling Cancer and COVID – Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jeff Bridges on His New Outlook on Life and Lessons Learned After Battling Cancer and COVIDJimmy Kimmel Live Jeff Bridges Recalls Cancer, COVID Battles and ‘Surrendering to the Idea that I Might Die’Variety Jeff Bridges’ experience with COVID made cancer battle ‘look like nothing’New YorkDaily News Jeff Bridges says he’s feeling much better after battling … Read more