Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Toronto health officials are investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles in an infant who recently travelled abroad, possibly exposing people on two Saudia Airlines flights in late April or at a Toronto hospital last week.

Officials say the child was on Saudia Airlines flight from Delhi, India to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 29th.

The child also was on Saudia Airlines flight that left Jeddah the next day and arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Officials say exposure also was possible on May 4th at the pediatric outpatient services department at the Humber River Hospital between 9 a-m and 2:30 p-m. (The Canadian Press)



Recreational marijuana in Nova Scotia will be sold in secure containers similar to those used for drug prescriptions, and then sealed in a paper bag when the drug legalized later this year.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says the product will be kept in glass jars inside glass display cases, with the idea of having retail areas that are "bright, open, and inviting."

A corporation spokesperson says customers will be met by a product specialist who will ask questions about the type of product customers are looking for and who will also give health and safety advice before customers are taken to the stand-alone area of the store. (The Canadian Press)



Ontario residents can now chose between "M'' for male, "F'' for female, "X' for non-binary or have no sex designation at all on their birth certificate, following a year-long battle between the province and a Canadian filmmaker.

Joshua Ferguson identifies as neither a man nor a woman, and prefers to use the gender-neutral pronoun "they."

In 2017, they applied to Service Ontario to change the sex designation on their birth registration to non-binary, later filing a human rights complaint that prompted the policy change.

Ferguson says receiving a birth certificate that accurately represents their gender is a hard-fought victory for all non-binary people. …

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