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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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.