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Boosters help, but experts say benefits depend on when they are given, and to whom

Boosters help, but experts say benefits depend on when they are given, and to whom

As some provinces prepare to expand eligibility for third-dose COVID-19 vaccines, experts say it's still unclear when the general population will need a top-up jab to boost waning protection, and how an additional dose will hold up against new varian

Kentucky author and 'Merry Prankster' Ed McClanahan dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ed McClanahan, a Kentucky author, teacher and friend of counterculture icon Ken Kesey, died Saturday at his home in Lexington, according to his wife. He was 89.
Ontario pot products often out of stock because of poor forecasts: auditor's report

Ontario pot products often out of stock because of poor forecasts: auditor's report

TORONTO — Ontario’s auditor general says some cannabis products are often out of stock because the province’s pot retailer is inaccurately forecasting inventory levels.
Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov.
Celebrated Quebec-born novelist and playwright Marie-Claire Blais dead at 82

Celebrated Quebec-born novelist and playwright Marie-Claire Blais dead at 82

MONTREAL — Celebrated Quebec-born author, poet and playwright Marie-Claire Blais has died at the age of 82. Agence Goodwin, the agency that represented her, said she died Tuesday in Key West, Fla., where she had lived in recent years.
Review: Leaving the Children of God 'sex cult'

Review: Leaving the Children of God 'sex cult'

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sex Cult Nun” by Faith Jones (William Morrow) Faith Jones’ vivid memoir “Sex Cult Nun” chronicles her 23 years in the infamous Children of God cult and her slow journey to leave.
Powell: Fed 'not at all sure' inflation will fade next year

Powell: Fed 'not at all sure' inflation will fade next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of his growing concerns about inflation, Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve can't be sure that price increases will slow in the second half of next year as many economists expect.
RBC raises dividend, reports profits up but under pressure from interest rate margins

RBC raises dividend, reports profits up but under pressure from interest rate margins

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada raised its dividend Wednesday as it reported a rise in fourth-quarter profits from last year, though it said earnings were hit by lower margins in part from low interest rates and heightened competition.
Dumping day: Lobster fishing season opens in southwestern Nova Scotia

Dumping day: Lobster fishing season opens in southwestern Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's fall lobster fishing season opened early today in the two most lucrative fishing areas in Canada.
Review: Animated doc 'Flee' tells young refugee’s journey

Review: Animated doc 'Flee' tells young refugee’s journey

Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 when he encountered a new face on a local train in his sleepy Danish town. It was the kind of place where immigrants couldn’t help but stand out, but Rasmussen noticed this kid’s style first.