Calgary third-party vaccination verification app pulls web portal after users' data left unsecured

Hours before the Flames' first preseason game at the Saddledome on Sunday, PORTpass announced it was experiencing technical difficulties and told fans to bring paper copies of their vaccination record to the game instead. Hours before the Flames' first preseason game at the Saddledome on Sunday, PORTpass announced it was experiencing technical difficulties and told fans to bring paper copies of their vaccination record to the game instead.

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UPDATED | Feds say provinces will issue 'standardized' proof of vaccination for travel

Instead of issuing a singular federal national COVID-19 vaccine passport, the federal government says that each province and territory will be responsible for issuing a 'standardized pan-Canadian' vaccine passport that Canadians can use when travelling abroad. Each province's system is supposed to have a 'common' look and feel, with the expectation that by next month all Canadians will have access.

A traveller waits next to check-in kiosks not currently in use at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. The federal government announced funding of up to $38.4 million for infrastructure projects at the airport as part of COVID-19 recovery efforts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck