‘SNL’ parodies COVID-19 spring break with ‘Snatched, Vaxed or Waxed’ game show – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim at the recent influx of college Spring Breakers with its newest cold-open — a game show centered on whether contestants were attractive or given the COVID-19 vaccine. The show, featured in an MTV format and named “Snatched, Vaxed or Waxed,” was hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph. […]

‘Covidiots’ overwhelm Florida’s Miami Beach in Spring Break swarm – National

Spring has sprung, the birds are singing, the pandemic is raging and the so-called “Covidiots” are flocking to the beaches of Florida once more, continuing a tradition that drew much scorn in the earliest weeks of the coronavirus outbreak last year. State and city officials in Miami Beach, Fla., initially courted the crowds, but […]

COVID-19: What you can and can’t do for March break in Alberta

This year, March break in Alberta takes place March 27 to April 5. Like last year, the COVID-19 pandemic will mean it will look different than usual. While the provinces and Northwest Territories have different rules for people coming in from other provinces, the federal government has implemented mandatory quarantine for anyone arriving in […]

COVID-19 lockdowns or spring break: provinces split on next steps against pandemic – National

Canada’s COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break complete with some activities meant to ease the monotony of life during a global pandemic. Prince Edward Island announced it was entering a 72-hour […]

Electronic music pioneers Daft Punk break up after 28 years – National

Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years. The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue.” Kathryn Frazier, the band’s longtime publicist, confirmed the break up for The Associated Press. Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, […]

‘People hate hypocrisy’: Anger high when politicians break coronavirus rules – National

Denver’s mayor flies to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family — after urging others to stay home. He later says he was thinking with “my heart and not my head.” A Pennsylvania mayor bans indoor dining, then eats at a restaurant in Maryland. The governor of Rhode Island is photographed at an indoor […]

U.S. government, 48 states file antitrust lawsuit to break up Facebook – National

Federal regulators asked Wednesday for Facebook to be ordered to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services as the U.S. government and 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors. The antitrust lawsuits were announced by the Federal Trade Commission and New York […]

‘It’s time for them to step up and break this up’: B.C. nurse frustrated with anti-mask rallies

Amid a COVID-19 case surge, a B.C. nurse wants to see the province fine anti-maskers who continue to hold regular mask-less rallies despite a provincial mask mandate and public health order banning social gatherings. “I just think it’s time for them to step up and break this up,” Kim Carlson told Global News Sunday. […]

Chuck Yeager, first pilot to break sound barrier, dies at 97 – National

Chuck Yeager, the steely “Right Stuff” test pilot who took aviation to the doorstep of space by becoming the first person to break the sound barrier more than 70 years ago, died on Monday at the age of 97. Yeager’s death was announced on his Twitter account by his wife, Victoria. “It is w/ […]

5 dead after mass prison break in Lebanon leads to police chase – National

Nearly 70 inmates broke out of a prison in Lebanon Saturday after smashing their cell doors and attacking prison guards, police said. According to a police statement, five of the escaped inmates died when a car they stole while fleeing crashed into a tree during an ensuing police chase. The mass prison break involving […]