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What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one? “Vaccine passports," or vaccine certificates, are documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative for the virus.
Broadway star Karen Olivo protests Scott Rudin silence

Broadway star Karen Olivo protests Scott Rudin silence

NEW YORK — Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo says she won’t return to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” once it reopens, saying she's frustrated by the Broadway industry and especially the silence in the wake of revelations about the behaviour of producer Scot
Boaters urged to use caution around hurt humpback off Vancouver

Boaters urged to use caution around hurt humpback off Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A conservation organization is warning boaters to be extra careful around an injured humpback whale spotted in the water off Vancouver.
Doctors worry 'social malnutrition' is affecting kids as suicide ideation cases rise

Doctors worry 'social malnutrition' is affecting kids as suicide ideation cases rise

TORONTO — The Ontario Medical Association says it's "troubled" by findings regarding children's mental health during the pandemic, including a decline in social and emotional development in youngsters, and a stark increase in emergency room visits fr

Review: An intimate, wordless portrait of a pig in 'Gunda'

The barnyard setting of “Gunda” could hardly be more familiar, but in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky's documentary, a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape.
Juno Awards postpone 50th anniversary show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Juno Awards postpone 50th anniversary show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Organizers of the Juno Awards say they're postponing this year's 50th anniversary show in Toronto until June 6 as COVID-19 cases rage.
Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

Monday. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe.
Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, as preparations stepped up on Wednesday for his ceremonial funeral on the weekend.
Italian TV host apologizes for gestures mimicking Asians

Italian TV host apologizes for gestures mimicking Asians

MILAN — A Swiss-Italian television host apologized Wednesday for mimicking Asians on a satirical TV program after her actions drew protests on social media.
Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

NEW YORK — After spending more than four years under the “bad dream” of rape and kidnapping charges that were recently dismissed, rapper Mystikal says he wants to shed the sexually-charged songs of his past, and now has a higher audience in mind.