Stéphane Bancel thinks COVID-19 could be over in a year as increased vaccine production ensures global supplies, according to a newspaper.Expects booster shots to be approved »
U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday the chamber will vote on passage of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Thursday. "Tomorrow, September 27, we will begin debate on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework on the Floor of the House and vote on it on Thursday, September 30, the day on which the surface transportation authorization expires," Pelosi said in a letter to her fellow Democrats released by her office.
VANCOUVER — University RCMP says two young students at the University of British Columbia are dead following a single-vehicle accident early Sunday. RCMP says the male and female students, both 18 years old, were walking together on the sidewalk on Northwest Marine Drive at about 1:45 a.m. when a vehicle veered off the road and they were struck and killed. RCMP says the two students were pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP says the driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male, was taken to hospital
OTTAWA — The return of two detained Canadians may have ended the most contentious dispute in Canada’s relationship with China, but experts say Ottawa faces a number of other extremely difficult challenges and choices in its dealings with Beijing. Those include immediate issues such as whether to let Chinese telecom giant Huawei participate in Canada’s 5G wireless network, as well as broader questions of whether the emergent Asian superpower should be treated as a partner, competitor or adversary
Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 countries analysed in the study, which spanned Europe, the United States and Chile. There were reductions in life expectancy in 27 of the 29 countries overall. The university said most life expectancy reductions across different countries could be linked to official COVID-19 deaths.
Elective procedures — along with organ transplants and cancer treatments — are now on hold in Saskatchewan due to COVID-19, and those in limbo are suffering because of the delays. The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced earlier this month it was slowing down the aforementioned services to focus its efforts on combating COVID-19. "For at least three to five years, I've had some amount of hip pain. But you just, you take a little bit of Tylenol occasionally when it's starting," Steve Turnquist
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose gay marriage in the past, a stand that once split her family. Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, also tells CBS News' “60 Minutes” that she views her reelection campaign as the most important House race in the nation as forces aligned with the former president try to unseat her. She voted to impeach Trump over his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. In the interview aired Sunday night, Cheney
A large-scale art installation depicting a Sixties Scoop survivor as a child and raising awareness of the Every Child Matters movement is in the works at Quispamsis Middle School. During a Quispamsis council meeting this week, visual arts teacher Heidi Stoddart presented plans for the Grade 8 project to educate students about the Sixties Scoop, a period in Canadian history when thousands of First Nations children were taken from their families and communities to be adopted by non-Indigenous fami
After resigning from the Saskatchewan NDP Caucus in early August, Buckley Belanger fell short in his federal campaign bid seeking a seat in Ottawa for the Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River riding. Despite that, the former long-time MLA says he doesn't plan on returning to the provincial legislature. Belanger resigned from the NDP Caucus' electoral district of Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan in August 2021 after a 26-year stint with the party. "I've moved on from the provincial perspective o
REPENTIGNY, Que. — Black community leaders in a town just north of Montreal slammed their local police force's plan to tackle racial profiling on Sunday, saying the strategy was developed without their input and will take too long to implement. The critiques came from community groups representing Black residents of Repentigny, Que., who held a news conference to denounce the five-year action plan days after it was first released. Advocates said the plan, developed by the Service de Police de la
LONDON (AP) — However bad things have seemed for Arsenal over the last decade, beating Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium can usually be relied on. Just not usually as emphatically as Sunday's north London derby triumph — a 3-1 victory helping to clear the early-season gloom for Mikel Arteta's side. Never before in the Premier League has Arsenal scored three goals as quickly in a derby. The goals inside the opening 34 minutes from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka rattle
EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney rejected calls for a "hard lockdown" during an appearance on a radio program Sunday, the same day that his province's former top doctor signed a letter calling for immediate "fire break" measures to deal with surging cases of COVID-19. Kenney told radio host Roy Green that a lockdown would make "no sense for the 80 per cent of the population that is vaccinated," and who he said are much less likely to transmit the disease and are far less likely to be hospitalized
The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): ___ 8:15 p.m. Stephen Daldry now has a trio of Tony Awards for directing. He won Sunday for helming “The Inheritance,” playwright Matthew Lopez’s two-part, seven-hour epic that uses “Howards End” as a starting point for a play that looks at gay life in the early 21st century. Daldry had previously won for “Billy Elliot: The Musical” and “An Inspector Calls.” He also was a nominee in 2015 for “Skylight” and directed Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth
The bad news keeps coming as New Brunswick attempts to bring COVID-19’s fourth wave under control. On Sunday, Sept. 26, Public Health reported another COVID-related death, announcing the loss of a person in their 40s in Zone 1, the Moncton region. The death was the 54th since the pandemic began and the fifth reported in the past three days. In a released statement, Premier Blaine Higgs said the loss of life is more than a data point. “Each life taken in New Brunswick by COVID-19 is more than a n
A Calgary bishop says he hopes the apology the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops made earlier this week for its church's involvement in residential schools marks "a step of healing" toward reconciliation with survivors and their families. The organization released a statement on Friday after its annual meeting in plenary of bishops across the country, an occasion the group often uses to discuss what issues are top of mind for the clergy of the Catholic Church, Bishop William McGrattan said
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while acknowledging the total amount will drop. Biden spoke with lawmakers over the weekend on the path forward, according to a White House official who requested anonymity to discuss the private conversations. Exten
It has been about two years since some people on P.E.I. who make crafts have been able to attend a fair due to COVID-19. Alanda Rideout-Drost, who runs Island Pebble and Sea Glass Art, said she is worried many large local craft fairs will be cancelled again heading into the holiday season. "This year we have already been notified the school ones have cancelled and there is not much left," she said. Rideout-Drost said she wants to create a location for local crafters to sell their goods during th
Following a controversial federal election win, Spadina-Fort York MP-elect Kevin Vuong says he will continue as an Independent. It comes following numerous calls for him to step down. Brittany Rosen reports.
Atlantic Canada's favourite drag queen is making television history as the first drag queen to compete on the Canadian version of the quiz show Family Feud, set to air Monday night. “It was not just a family coming on and playing a game, but it was a family coming on and making history," said Scott Bosse, who goes by drag queen persona, Contessa. "I was there in full drag as the team captain coming with her family, and what a message that’s going to send to so many communities – especially here
A small business selling delicious authentic Lebanese food in the Saint John City Market is expanding to locations across the province less than a year after its launch. Deanna Dempsey is part of the COVID-19 pandemic trend of people who quit their soul-sucking day jobs to kick-start their dream careers. Last September, in the thick of the pandemic, Dempsey decided to pursue her lifelong passion. With help from her grandmother Penny Christie, the duo began cooking up take-out ready Lebanese food
Pour Pékin, la « guerre contre le terrorisme » lancée par Washington après le 11 Septembre a été l’occasion de s’imposer comme un acteur sécuritaire et diplomatique alternatif pour l’Asie centrale.
Here’s the latest for Sunday, September 26th: Investigators to probe deadly Amtrak derailment; Friends, family mourn Gabby Petito; German election is tight and Merkel's bloc eyes worst result yet; Swiss approve same-sex marriage.