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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
The central bank's Business Outlook Survey Indicator reached its highest level on record in the fourth quarter, which was conducted before the Omicron coronavirus variant began spreading widely. The data will play into the Bank of Canada's calculations as it ponders when to raise rates. "The combination of strong demand and bottlenecks in supply is expected to put upward pressure on prices over the next year," said the survey.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is set to make an announcement later this week about reducing COVID-19 restrictions. He told Ottawa radio station CFRA today that he hates putting the public health measures in place and that there will soon be some positive news on that front. The government announced on Jan. 3 that, due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant driving up COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, restrictions would be placed on businesses until at least J
Locals and visitors to Calgary can now explore the city's historic sites through an updated interactive map. On Monday, the City of Calgary and Heritage Calgary launched the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources Map. This updated map combines two older resources: the Discover Historic Calgary map and the Heritage Inventory database of historic sites. "It really is a treasure trove of information, and we're continuing to add sites to the inventory," said Josh Traptow, CEO of Heritage Calgary.
Students at Concordia University of Edmonton are upset the school has eliminated the week-long semester break following a two-week faculty strike. An online petition with over 1,800 signatures as of Monday asks that the institution reconsider reducing the semester winter break from a full week to the Family Day long weekend. Christine Ryvers, a student in her last semester of an education after-degree program, started the petition. She said plans with family or vacations will be dashed for many
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has promised more economic assistance to the Ukrainian government in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion.
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Drivers are urged to avoid any non-essential travel across the eastern Prairies on Tuesday as snow and powerful winds make for near zero visibility.
Flossey is living a wonderful life on a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario. It's what is knows an "ethical farm" where cows have space to roam and graze instead of being kept indoors for most of their lives. Flossey's farm has vast expanses of lush, green grass, rolling hills, ponds full of fresh water, and forested areas for shade. This is life as it should be for these gentle creatures. Dave is a farm hand who often helps out with some of the chores and animal care. He decided to take a break on this warm, summer day and he took a seat on the hill overlooking the pasture.
The owner of a retirement home in central Newfoundland says the COVID-19 situation inside his facility is dire — and he believes it's time for the regional health authority to call in outside help. Shane Penney, who owns Springdale Retirement Living together with his wife, told CBC News that 19 out of 90 residents and 17 out of 35 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, and more test results are pending. "It's very, very serious; very busy at our facility," Penney said on Tuesday. Penne
A restaurant in central Alberta was ordered closed to indoor dining last week after an Alberta Health Services investigation found it accepting dog photos in lieu of vaccination proof. The order was issued to The Granary in Red Deer on Jan. 14. Following complaints to an AHS executive officer, two test shoppers were sent to the restaurant on Jan. 11 at different times. Both were able to enter and dine after presenting a photograph of a dog and personal identification to staff, according to the o
Special care home operators say a plan by the province to move hospital patients into long-term care facilities faster is a welcome move, but long overdue. The government announced recently that it would work with long-term care homes to create emergency care beds for hospital patients currently waiting to be placed in a home. The province says it's part of efforts to alleviate pressure on the health-care system at a time when New Brunswick is seeing a record level of hospitalizations due to COV
The $350 billion in coronavirus relief funds for state and local governments has allowed U.S. cities to respond stronger and more nimbly to an ever changing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In remarks prepared for delivery to a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Yellen said state and local governments have been creative in using the funding from last year's American Rescue Plan to meet different needs at different times. "This, I think, is some of what the $350 billion did: When Omicron started spreading around our cities, it did not find them broke and broken; it found them much readier to respond," she said, referring to the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.
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Ontario residents are dealing with severe winter weather and whiteout conditions on Monday as a major storm continues to dump snow on the province. Environment Canada has issued a weather warning, with parts of the province expecting total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 centimeters. Global’s chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell has more.
Police were searching Monday for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old employee of a Los Angeles furniture store. (Jan. 18)
Nova Scotia reported one additional death from COVID-19 on Tuesday and said 73 people are receiving specialized care in a designated hospital unit because of the coronavirus, including 15 who are in intensive care. The person who died was a woman in her 80s from the eastern zone. The vaccination status of the 73 patients is: 10 (13.7 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 43 (58.9 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses). Four (5.5 per cent) are partially vaccinated. 16 (2
IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The City of Iqaluit has set up a water-filling station after traces of fuel were found in the Nunavut capital's drinking water last week for the second time in recent months. Iqaluit residents reported smelling fuel in their tap water and the city confirmed trace amounts had entered the distribution network. The city said a filling station with river water was to open Monday and continue until Friday, but the water would need to be boiled before drinking. It said Iqaluit's dri
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Ontario reported 3,887 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on Monday, with 578 of those patients in ICU. It is important to note that not all hospitals in the province report hospitalization figures on weekends, so the real number could be higher. The province also reported 8,521 new cases of COVID-19 — however, that number is not a reliable indicator of the true spread of the virus given restricted testing access. Officials also reported 22 more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott al