University of Calgary classmate reacts to news of Michael Spavor's release from Chinese prison

Former Calgarian Michael Spavor before he found himself imprisoned in China. One of Spavor's Calgary friends danced with joy in a California campsite Friday upon hearing the news that he was released from Chinese prison. Former Calgarian Michael Spavor before he found himself imprisoned in China. One of Spavor's Calgary friends danced with joy in a California campsite Friday upon hearing the news that he was released from Chinese prison.

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LIVE | 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