Northern mayors want lockdown to end for smaller towns in Porcupine area

With most COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area located in Timmins and the far north, Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin and other local leaders says communities with far fewer cases should be able to reopen with the rest of the province. (File) With most COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area located in Timmins and the far north, Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin and other local leaders says communities with far fewer cases should be able to reopen with the rest of the province. (File)

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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.