Port of Vancouver to ‘slightly’ delay ban on trucks over 10 years old

Port of Vancouver to ‘slightly’ delay ban on trucks over 10 years old

Truckers driving vehicles over 10 years old will not be banned from the Port of Vancouver next month as originally planned. The Rolling Truck Age program, which was intended to help the port meet its climate goals, was due to come into effect Feb. 1, but provoked a backlash from the trucking industry. “We have … Read more

Vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers stands, says Ottawa

Vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers stands, says Ottawa

OTTAWA — The federal government said late Thursday that no changes were being made to an inbound policy requiring unvaccinated Canadian cross-border truckers to self-quarantine once they arrive in the country. The policy is due to come into force on January 15, but late Wednesday evening the government issued a statement suggesting it was bowing … Read more

Vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers stands, says Ottawa

Vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers stands, says Ottawa

OTTAWA — The federal government said late Thursday that there had been no change to a policy requiring unvaccinated cross-border truckers to self-quarantine upon arrival and undergo COVID-19 testing. The new policy is due to come into effect on January 15, but late Wednesday night it emerged that Canadian drivers were getting a break from … Read more

Vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers stands, says Ottawa

Vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers stands, says Ottawa

OTTAWA — The federal government said late Thursday that there had been no change to a policy requiring unvaccinated cross-border truckers to self-quarantine upon arrival and undergo COVID-19 testing. The new policy is due to come into effect on January 15, but late Wednesday night it emerged that Canadian drivers were getting a break from … Read more

NSW has few COVID-19 restrictions, but the Omicron outbreak has triggered a de facto ‘lockdown’

NSW has few COVID-19 restrictions, but the Omicron outbreak has triggered a de facto ‘lockdown’

It has been described by an expert as a lockdown in New South Wales without a public health order. Although the country’s most populous state has few COVID-19 restrictions in place, businesses around NSW have been forced to shut down due to staff absences induced by the virus. Spending data analyzed by the ANZ last … Read more

Critical workers slam NSW government’s ‘reckless’ decision to allow close contacts to return to work

Critical workers slam NSW government’s ‘reckless’ decision to allow close contacts to return to work

Essential workers say they are concerned about the state government’s “reckless” decision to allow asymptomatic close contacts to return to work without isolating themselves. Key points: Union says isolation changes will lead to increase in COVID-19 infections Prime Minister signals potential for similar changes in other industries if the need arises Grocery store owner says … Read more

South Australia reports 4,506 new COVID-19 cases as 90-year-old man dies in elderly care, Steven Marshall still isolates

South Australia reports 4,506 new COVID-19 cases as 90-year-old man dies in elderly care, Steven Marshall still isolates

South Australia has recorded 4,506 new cases of COVID-19, with the number of people hospitalized with the virus now at 176. Key points: In South Australia, 90-year-old man has died in elderly care, 18 people are in intensive care and two are on ventilators Prime Minister Steven Marshall remains in isolation but returned negative PCR … Read more