Check out The News for a recap of The Canadian Press stories to help fuel your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar the morning of April 30th … What we’re seeing in Canada …

Check out The News for a recap of The Canadian Press stories to help fuel your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar for the morning of April 30th …

What we see in Canada …

The British Columbia Attorney General is expected to release more details today on enforcing a travel ban aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Mike Farnworth, who is also the secretary of public safety, announced a week ago that unnecessary travel between three regional zones would be restricted until May 25th.

He said police will conduct regular roadside checks at key travel points and violations could result in fines of $ 575.

In Ontario, the COVID-19 Long Term Care Commission is due to submit its final report to the provincial government today.

The commission has been investigating what went wrong in the province’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Thursday, 3,768 long-term care residents in Ontario have died of COVID-19.

The commission interviewed a range of people and groups, from Secretary of the Nursing Merrilee Fullerton, to doctors and personal support staff, to family members of sick residents.

The report should include recommendations on how the province can protect nursing homes from future pandemics.

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That too …

OTTAWA – A strike in one of Canada’s busiest ports could come to an end as the Senate prepares to look today at work resumption legislation that would force 1,150 dockers back to work in Port of Montreal.

The House of Commons approved the bill early Thursday morning and the Conservatives joined forces with the Liberal minority government.

But it has yet to be passed by the Senate.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents dockworkers, said the dispute was sparked when the Maritime Employers Association began introducing extended hours without advice to workers.

The union says workers would have willingly returned to work if the employer had simply stopped the planning practice.

It is said to be challenging the legislation it found unconstitutional.

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What we see in the USA …

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is preparing for the possibility of Taliban attacks on US and coalition forces during a withdrawal from Afghanistan.

This prospect complicates the prospect of ending America’s longest war.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said: “We have to assume that this drawdown will be rejected.”

He explained why Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had decided to keep an aircraft carrier in the Middle East during the retreat and, as a precaution, to move Army Rangers and at least four B-52 bombers to Afghanistan.

The Taliban have not publicly stated whether they intend to interfere in the withdrawal.

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What we see in the rest of the world …

JERUSALEM – Israeli medics said at least 44 people were killed in a rush at a crowded Jewish religious festival in northern Israel.

Tens of thousands of people, mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews, had attended the celebrations.

Witnesses say the rush started when large numbers of people trying to exit the site went through a narrow tunnel-like passageway.

Towards the end of the sidewalk, people fell on top of each other as they descended slippery metal stairs.

About 150 people were injured in one of the deadliest civil disasters in the country.

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That day in 1987 …

Then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Prime Ministers agreed to bring Quebec into the Constitution. Named after the government’s withdrawal near Ottawa, where the agreement was signed, the Meech Lake Agreement would have recognized Quebec as an independent society, among other things. To become law, it had to be ratified by Parliament and all provincial legislatures by June 23, 1990. However, the agreement died when Manitoba and Newfoundland refused to approve it.

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In conversation …

Elliot Page hopes he will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey to combat the “misinformation and lies” spread by anti-transgender legislation.

In a Vanity Fair interview published on Wednesday, the Halifax-raised actor says he feels obliged to use his platform to speak out against “devastating” rhetoric from anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ activists.

Five states in the United States passed laws or regulations this year that restrict trans teenagers’ ability to exercise or receive certain medical treatments.

The 34-year-old actor told Vanity Fair these bills were “responsible for child deaths,” so he felt it was important to share his experiences and the “resources I had access to – whether therapy or surgery – that allowed me to be alive, to live my life. “

Page’s interview with Winfrey will be published today on her Apple TV Plus series “The Oprah Conversation”.

The actor, who received an Oscar nomination for “Juno” in 2007 and stars in “The Umbrella Academy” on Netflix, announced in December that he was transgender and had used the pronouns he and she.

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People who receive a COVID-19 vaccine can experience a number of side effects that some refer to as “vaccination hangovers.”

And health experts say there is no real way to predict who will experience it.

Many people may have pain and swelling in the area of ​​the arm where they received the shot.

With a lower number, however, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever or nausea may also occur.

A recent study shows that this is more likely in women, people under the age of 55, and people already infected with COVID-19.

Jason Kindrachuk, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Manitoba, says the immune system is complex and very individual, so responses vary.

Joseph Blondeau, director of clinical microbiology at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, says people are currently also very aware about vaccinations and may be more likely to report symptoms.

Experts note that occasional side effects are common with many vaccines, not just COVID-19.

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