Former Laurentian professor Nadia Verrelli to run for the Sudbury NDP in next federal election

Former Laurentian University professor Nadia Verelli will be acclaimed Tuesday evening as the federal NDP candidate to run in the riding of Sudbury. The news comes as the only other candidate, Beth Mairs, had to back out. (Supplied) Former Laurentian University professor Nadia Verelli will be acclaimed Tuesday evening as the federal NDP candidate to run in the riding of Sudbury. The news comes as the only other candidate, Beth Mairs, had to back out. (Supplied)

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Canada no longer advising against non-essential travel, first time since March 2020

The Canadian government has quietly lifted its advisory against non-essential international travel, marking the first time since March 2020 that the notice has been lifted. 'Be aware that although you are better protected against serious illness if you are vaccinated, you may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19,' the updated advisory states.

Travellers wait in line to check-in for a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Buckingham Palace: Queen spent night in hospital after scrapping trip

Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after cancelling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the 95-year-old monarch went to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday for 'preliminary investigations.'

As some pandemic benefits expire, feds to spend $7.4B on new programs

The federal government has announced a suite of changes to the popular income and business support programs put in place during the pandemic and set to expire on Saturday. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland reminded Canadians on Thursday that the measures were always intended to be 'temporary.'