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Thursday September 2nd, 2021 morning edition

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Ontario residents will need proof of COVID-19 vaccination to go to gyms, cinemas, restaurants, casinos, and a slew of other non-essential businesses starting Sept. 22.

That is what we are trying to avoid," Premier Doug Ford said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Exemptions will be given to those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and for children who are not currently eligible to be immunized in Ontario.

"The venues that we have chosen are responsive to the risk that we have found in Ontario," he said.

In a statement, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police said officers will not be expected to conduct routine compliance checks of enhanced vaccination receipts.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist, told CP24 on Wednesday that Ontario will likely see vaccination rates climb following the announcement.

"The Ontario government needs to provide more funding and a plan for allowing them to get back to 100 per cent capacity to these businesses now.". »

Jen Psaki calls on Congress to pass law guaranteeing abortion rights in response to Texas ban

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that it was time for Congress to act and codify abortion rights into law after the US Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to Texas’ new ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they’re pregnant.

It’s still possible that the law could be overturned, but Tuesday night’s victory was still a significant milestone for anti-abortion activists.

Such a bill would likely face a very steep path to becoming law through the 50-50 Senate. »

Walgreens becomes newest member of the $15 an hour club

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About half of Walgreens' 190,000 employees already make at least $15 an hour and will not see their pay increased.

The $15 increase, which applies to both full- and part-time workers, will be phased in and completed by November 2022.

More than 20 states around the U.S. have lifted, or committed to raising, their hourly wage floor to $15. »

Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Still Planned For 2021, First Expansion In Development

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CD Project Red has shared a new update on the status of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 next-generation update confirming they are due out in Late 2021.

The developers shared a presentation with slides covering their financial results and had information on the release date of the new patches for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3.

CD Projekt Red is also working on the first expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 although they haven’t shared details on when it will be released. »

Biden: Texas abortion law 'blatantly violates' Roe precedent

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The Texas state law took effect early Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court decided not to act on an emergency petition from Texas abortion clinics to put the new rule on hold.

The new law not only bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, but it also allows Texas citizens to sue abortion providers or anyone who helps facilitate the procedure after six weeks.

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who introduced the House bill protecting abortion access as established in Roe, urged the White House to help woo enough senators to support the bill. »