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Is Canada’s Charter of Rights in Jeopardy? Folk U Radio @89.5

In this Folk U Radio show Former Newfoundland Premier, the Honourable Brian Peckford, gives part history lesson and part current update on the state of Canadian civic life on Folk U Radio. Friday April 15th at 1 p.m.

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BC Cuts COVID Restrictions. Critics Say It’s Dangerous

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia will drop its major remaining COVID-19 protective measures Friday despite modelling suggesting a sixth wave could send 100  new people to hospital each day by mid-May.

Provincial health officer  Dr. Bonnie Henry also said today that second booster shots will be  available to older and vulnerable people to boost waning immunity.

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BC Outlines Plan to Begin Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia’s indoor mask mandate and vaccine card will remain in place as the province begins to ease pandemic public health orders on  Thursday and transition to a strategy focused on personal risk  management.

The Omicron variant, which  took hold amid loosened public health measures and drove the province’s  fifth wave of COVID-19, is waning enough to look at a less “restrictive”  means of pandemic management, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie  Henry said Tuesday.

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Ontario: Premier declares state of emergency amidst extended protests

By Owen Fullerton, YGK News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in response to the ongoing protest in Ottawa and blockades at key border crossings in Ontario.

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Alberta MLA & MP: Supporting peaceful protest

By John Watson, Strathmore Times, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Chestermere-Strathmore MLA Leela Aheer and Bow River Riding MP Martin Shields have shared their thoughts on the trucker convoy protesting in Ottawa, as well as the anti-mandate protests happening locally. 

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