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Experts watching Canada's response to the pandemic say sports leagues, including the Western Hockey League, are showing what can be achieved with firmer vaccination policies. In a news conference in September, WHL commissioner Ron Robison said that 100 per cent of the league's players and staff were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As reported by the Brandon Sun, Robison said the league didn't lose a single player or staff member over the policy, and there were no requests to opt out. The WHL
The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school (Jan. 19)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that decisions regarding Canada's support of the Ukraine, amid escalating tensions with Russia, will be rooted in keeping peace while supporting the Ukrainian people. This comes as Ottawa sent a small group of Canadian Special Forces to Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden launched into his second year in office Thursday with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the coronavirus, rising inflation and congressional gridlock have exacted a bitter toll on Biden’s approval rating and threaten a midterm routing for his party, but the president sees no need for a major shift in direction. Instead, Bi
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — This season was supposed to be Diego Simeone’s chance to firmly establish Atlético Madrid as Spain’s top team and cap his incredibly successful decade as its coach. While Barcelona lost Lionel Messi and Real Madrid had to replace coach Zinedine Zidane, Atlético strengthened its championship squad with the return of Antoine Griezmann and the signing of attacking players Rodrigo de Paul and Matheus Cunha. It looked like the perfect scenario to repeat as Spanish league champ
Survivors of clergy sexual abuse say they are not surprised following a long-awaited report on the handling of cases in Germany's Munich diocese in the 1970s and 1980s, adding they want to see action. The report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI. (Jan. 20)
Seeking a return to normal life, Spain is considering plans to start treating COVID-19 as a regular or "endemic" disease. (Jan. 20)
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Agreement alongside Stephanie Scott, Executive Director the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which he said covers the sharing of historical documents related to former residential schools across the country.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces that some data shows Alberta has reached and surpassed the peak of the Omicron wave of COVID-19, but that does come with a word of caution.
Thousands of Newfoundland and Labrador grade-school students, teachers and staff picked up rapid testing kits Wednesday, in preparation for a possible return to the classroom next week. They're all required to take two rapid tests 72 hours apart before the return to school, which is tentatively scheduled for Monday. The final decision, though, is coming at a media briefing at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Meanwhile, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District CEO Tony Stack said the province's more
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CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting the province's third death related to COVID-19. The death of the person between the ages of 60 and 79 follows news last week of P.E.I.'s first two COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison issued a statement today expressing her sadness and offering condolences to the family. Morrison reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 on the Island, bringing the total number of active c
Oil prices plunged on Friday, after rising to seven-year highs this week, as an increase in U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles prompted investors to take profits from the rally. Brent crude futures dropped $2.46, or 2.8%, to $85.92 a barrel by 0136 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures slid $2.61, or 3.1%, to $82.94 a barrel.
A new report from the City of Edmonton administration promises improvements to the city's revamped transit network. The interim review of the bus network redesign was presented to the executive committee on Wednesday. It gave new councillors their first chance to prod administration on the redesign, which was approved by the previous council in 2019 and implemented spring last year. Questions were asked around distances to stops, safety concerns and access in some neighbourhoods. Coun. Keren Tan
Families of people killed during the Nova Scotia mass shooting in April 2020 are calling for the public inquiry examining the circumstances that led to the deaths of 22 people to not further delay hearings and to provide more clarity on what to expect during the proceedings. Last week the Mass Casualty Commission announced the public portion of the inquiry — which will include hearings where people may be called as witnesses to answer questions — would be delayed until the end of February. It's
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard will remain in custody after a Toronto judge denied him bail on charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. Nygard, who once ran his international fashion business from Winnipeg, is charged with six counts of sexual assault and three of forcible confinement related to six people in Toronto. Ontario justice of the peace John Scarfe denied Nygard's request for bail Wednesday during a virtual hearing, which Nygard attended over Zoom from the Toronto South D
If you own a business in B.C. and found out this week you cannot reopen yet due to COVID-19, you could be eligible to receive up to $20,000 from the provincial government. In a release Wednesday, the province announced it is extending the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant and doubling financial supports for eligible businesses that were ordered on Tuesday to remain closed until Feb. 16. These businesses include bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals, as well as event venues that h
A 16-year veteran with York Regional Police has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison after his conviction on charges including breach of trust and drug trafficking last year. In a news release from York police issued Thursday, Chief Jim MacSween said Const. Richard Senior has now been suspended without pay, as under the Police Services Act, a chief can't withhold pay from officers unless they are convicted and sentenced. "This unacceptable criminal behaviour is not tolerated by our
A British Columbia judge has overturned orders evicting people living at a homeless encampment in downtown Vancouver park, a decision law experts and advocates say could carry precedent and lessons for Halifax. In a ruling delivered last week at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Justice Matthew Kirchner concluded the Vancouver Park Board was not justified in issuing the eviction orders on July 8 and Sept. 7 of last year. The judge's reasons included the board's lack of notice to park reside