Technical issue to blame for spike of Delta variant cases in Manitoba on Friday: Atwal

Dr. Jazz Atwal, acting deputy Manitoba chief public health officer, speaks at the province's latest COVID-19 update at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg Wednesday, December 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods Dr. Jazz Atwal, acting deputy Manitoba chief public health officer, speaks at the province's latest COVID-19 update at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg Wednesday, December 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

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Health Canada authorizes new names for COVID-19 vaccines

Health Canada has authorized brand name changes for three COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be named Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will be named SpikeVax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria, Health Canada said in a tweet Thursday.

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TRUTH TRACKER | Could a Conservative government close the border at Roxham Road?

In a video posted to his Twitter account Monday, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, in French, pledged to close the land border crossing at Roxham Road in Quebec where he says 'thousands of people crossed the border illegally' – a pledge experts say is complicated and misleading.