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The B.C. government has enacted changes to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, raising the general working age of youth in the province from 12 to 16, bringing the province in line with international child labour standards and other provinces in Canada. The changes, effective Friday, will provide better protections for youth, while also allowing regulators to define the types of employment and jobs appropriate for those under the age of 16, the province said in a statement. The amendments to the
Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York City Department of Education Thursday to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio not phase out its program for gifted and talented students. (Oct. 14)
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a woman who was reported missing in August but who hasn't been seen or heard from since July. Nicole Frenchman, 23, was reported missing on Aug. 10 but there was no indication at the time of foul play, the Edmonton Police Service said in a news release Friday. Investigators later learned that the last communication from Frenchman's phone was a full month earlier, in the early morning hours of July 10. On that date, she was seen
MONTREAL — Quebec continued the expansion of its vaccine passport system Friday, with proof of vaccination now required to visit numerous health network facilities. People aged 13 and older will need a vaccine passport to visit such places as hospitals, long-term care homes, clinics, rehabilitation centres and seniors residences. The health order applies to caregivers, companions and visitors, but proof of vaccination won't be required to receive services or care. Other exceptions include people
"We have been very patient, too patient (...) The British do not want to give a certain number of licences not because they lack information but because they have made this political choice," France's Europe minister said.View on euronews
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RICHMOND, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board was scheduled to release the results of its investigation today into the "possible relation" between train activities and a wildfire this summer in Lytton, B.C. The fire raced through the town on June 30, killing two people and leaving few buildings undamaged, after a heat wave pushed the temperature up to a Canadian record of 49.6 C in Lytton. The safety board said in July that it sent investigators to the area to investigate any potential link t
Lab-made monoclonal antibodies mimic natural antibodies in fighting off infections. * AstraZeneca's AZD7442 is a combination of two monoclonal antibodies given in two sequential injections and aimed at preventing and treating COVID-19.
HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has begun delivering take-home rapid tests to students across the province, representing a shift toward testing the unvaccinated, and as a growing number of COVID-19 exposures are reported in schools. Education Minister Becky Druhan says that by the end of the week, 320,000 rapid tests will have been distributed to schools, destined for families of students in pre-primary to Grade 6. Since the beginning of October, there have been nearly 40 COVID-19 exposure
A 22-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, about 40 kilometres northwest of Whitbourne, N.L., near the Bellvue turnoff. It happened around 4:30 p.m., when the car he was driving crossed over to the westbound lane and hit an oncoming SUV. Police say the man wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Emergency crews took the two people in the SUV to the community health-care centre in Whitbourne with what police described as non-life-threatening injurie
Officials with the Nunavut capital say they suspect fuel got into the tank from outside the plant, but a treated reservoir downstream had fuel levels within limits. Long-term health effects are not a concern.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada mustn't let its guard down against COVID-19 -- and that includes the requirement that travellers submit to a test before entering the country. The U.S. this week announced plans to begin letting fully vaccinated Canadians back across the land border, a plan that doesn't include testing.
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Dozens of people are bound for Canada on a flight from Kabul, but the shuttering of the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan has made leaving difficult for hundreds of Canadians who remain in the city.
Six weeks into the school year, the number of active COVID-19 outbreaks at Windsor-Essex schools has risen to eight. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has newly declared outbreaks at Colchester North Public School, Leamington District Secondary School and West Gate Public School, while outbreaks are also ongoing at the following schools: St. Anne French Immersion Catholic School. Northwood Public School. Marlborough Public School. École élémentaire Louise-Charron. École élémentaire catholique
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected needs, such as medical expenses, he has had to borrow money from relatives. Somehow, the 44-year-old muddled through life, sustained by his love of teaching high school Arabic and the respect his job earned him in the community. But his fragile equilibrium has been upended by the government’s harsh trea
It's been more than two weeks since wildfires forced hundreds of people from the Shoal Lake and Red Earth Cree Nations to evacuate their homes north of Hudson Bay, Sask. — and still, no official return date has been set. "They're very lonely," said Shoal Lake Chief Marcel Head in a virtual news conference Friday afternoon. "They want to return home, but we've been telling them that we wouldn't want to put a risk on their health." Environment Canada lifted all air quality advisories in the area F
Thousands have demonstrated over COVID passes being made mandatory for employees to enter their workplaces. View on euronews
The capital of Canada's Arctic territory has ordered its 7,000 residents not to drink the city's water due to suspected fuel contamination. Iqaluit, the capital of Canada's northernmost territory Nunavut, which borders Greenland, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday night, telling residents to stop using city water for drinking and cooking. Residents reported fuel odors in the water over the weekend, but the source was not clear.
Ismaila: Samoon is a bit unique here in the GTA. Why is that? Suresh: The origins of this Arab-world bread is quite contested. It is a very fluffy loaf of bread that is [shaped] like a fish or a canoe, if you wish. It's kind of bulbous in the middle, with these sort of rounded and tapered ends. There is a Georgian version of this bread. There's one that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. There's even samoon in the Balkans. But today, we are here to talk about the Iraqi version of this. The one th