Eastern Townships, lagging in vaccination, has third-worst infection rate in Canada

The open pit of the now closed Jeffrey mine is seen Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Val-des-Sources, formerly known as Asbestos, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson The open pit of the now closed Jeffrey mine is seen Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Val-des-Sources, formerly known as Asbestos, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Canada imposes additional sanctions on Russian oligarchs, bans some luxury goods trade

Canada said on Friday it was imposing additional sanctions on Russian oligarchs and banning the import and export of targeted luxury goods from Russia in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. The new measures would put restrictions on 14 individuals including Russian oligarchs, their family members, and close associates of Vladimir Putin, according to an official statement.