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OTTAWA — Canada paid a premium to get more than 250,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine delivered last December, weeks earlier than planned. The detail is contained in heavily redacted contracts released to the House of Commons health committee late Friday, but any specifics on what price was paid or how the delivery schedule was amended were deleted before the contract was published. Canada reached a deal with Pfizer in July 2020 to buy at least 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it
Families who want to be reunited across Nova Scotia's borders are speaking out about their confusion and frustration with the process to request a compassionate exception for travel. During the first phase of Nova Scotia's reopening plan, travel deemed non-essential is not available to most people. Jessica Bradley and her husband live in Dartmouth and are expecting their first child on June 16th. Since they have no family members in Nova Scotia they hoped that Bradley's mother, who lives in Char
President Vladimir Putin has said Russia would be ready to hand over cyber criminals to the United States if Washington did the same for Moscow and the two powers reached an agreement to that effect. Putin made the comments in an interview aired in excerpts on state television on Sunday ahead of a June 16 summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva. Putin also praised Biden for having shown "professionalism" when the United States and Russia agreed this year to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty.
Outbreaks of the delta variant at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary are sparking concern as some with both doses of the vaccine are still getting affected with the variant. "We're scared, very concerned," said Wayne Stopa, a registered nurse and a vice-president with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) Local 115. "A lot of us have had the double vaccines already … and to find out people are still getting affected with the delta variants is quite concerning to all the staff." The delta variant,
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is advocating for two Canadian detainees in China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor to be released, while meeting with world leaders during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England. As Abigail Bimman reports, Trudeau also spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden, who is stealing the show.
A Summerside husband is thanking his lucky stars and an unknown Good Samaritan for finding his wife's diamond engagement ring — and getting him out of the "doghouse." Curtis Lynch said the ring had lots of sentimental as well as monetary value. It was delivered to his then-girlfriend Sharon, hidden inside a teddy bear in 2010 when she was working in Grand Prairie, Alta., and he was on P.E.I. He then proposed to her over Skype and they got married the following year. "She just thought she was get
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a final presidential debate Saturday that showed the fissures within the Islamic Republic’s politics, as hard-liners referred to those seeking ties to the West as “infiltrators” and the race’s two other candidates brought up the unrest that surrounded Tehran’s disputed 2009 election. Analysts and state-linked polling put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the clear front-runner in Friday’s upcoming vote, with the public now largely hostile to the relative mo
Alberta is offering $3 million in cash to encourage more people to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Premier Jason Kenney announced Saturday the launch of the "Open for Summer" vaccine lottery. Three $1-million prizes will be available for Albertans aged 18 and over who have had at least one dose. Kenney credited Albertans who have already gotten at least their first dose of vaccine for helping the province overcome the spring spike of COVID-19. But demand for the vaccine has waned, Kenney said in a video
CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -Group of Seven leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in its Xinjiang region, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy and demanded a full and thorough investigation of the origins of the coronavirus in China. After discussing how to come up with a unified position on China, leaders issued a highly critical final communique that delved into what are for China some of the most sensitive issues, including also Taiwan. The re-emergence of China as a leading global power is considered to be one of the most significant geopolitical events of recent times, alongside the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union that ended the Cold War.
The Arctic and sub-Arctic regions are no longer exempt of industrial contamination. Researchers have found high blood levels of potentially harmful chemicals in people living in the North.
An RCMP officer is dead and two people are in custody after a collision in southern Saskatchewan Saturday, RCMP say. Const. Shelby Patton, 26, of the Indian Head detachment died while on duty. Officials said he was killed at 8 a.m. CST while following two suspects who were driving a stolen truck from Manitoba. Patton initiated a traffic stop in the town of Wolseley, located 95 kilometres east of Regina, and approached the truck. While outside of his vehicle, he was hit by the truck, RCMP said. T
Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday.(Lindsay Bird/CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, as all health regions across the province are now back in Alert Level 2. Five of the six cases are located in the Western Health region, and are connected to the cluster tied to the Stephenville area. They include a man in his 40s, who is a close contact of a previous case, and four men under the age of 20, who are
NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting around the state marks the homestretch to primary election day on June 22. As some city mayoral candidates voted, others spoke at a get-out-the-vote rally hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is remaining neutral in the race. “Why on earth would you wait until the last day?” candidate Andrew
Fisheries and Oceans Canada successfully disentangled a humpback whale pinned to the ocean floor by a mass of discarded fishing gear. The whale was trapped for hours near Nanaimo on Thursday, anchored by 50 traps, 3,000 feet of rope, two floats and two anchors. Paul Cottrell, who works with Fisheries and Oceans, said the situation was dire, with the whale barely able to move and desperately struggling to pull itself to the surface to breathe. Cottrell said the whale was 35 to 40 feet in length,
CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as summer dawns and eased restrictions allow people more freedom to socialize. No one was arrested as of Saturday afternoon in any of the attacks, which took place late Friday or early Saturday in the Texas capital of Austin, Chicago and Savannah, Georgia.
CARBIS BAY, CORNWALL, ENGLAND — The thorny issue of how to handle increasing competition and aggression from China came up as leaders of the world's wealthiest countries gathered Saturday in an English seaside resort, although it remains to be seen how far they will go in standing up for human rights. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has faced calls for stronger action on the issue, including from the Opposition Conservatives, who have urged him to press his fellow G7 leaders to take a collective s
For the first time in nearly two years, a cruise ship has arrived in Skagway, Alaska. On Friday, the American Constellation docked in the city, with passenger in tow — a much welcomed sign for local businesses that heavily depend on the cruise ship industry to stay afloat. "If you'd asked me a couple of months ago if we were going to have a cruise ship coming in by now, I would have not thought it possible," said Andrew Cremata, Skagway's mayor. But after two-and-a-half months without a case of
A 26-year-old RCMP constable hailed as a model officer was struck and killed by a truck he pulled over in rural Saskatchewan on Saturday, sending shock waves through his tight-knit policing community and the small town where he died. Const. Shelby Patton had been following a suspected stolen truck before attempting a traffic stop in Wolseley, Sask., at about 8 a.m., Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told a news conference in Regina. She said Patton was hit by the truck while outside of his
British Columbia is deploying more than 200 personnel to help fight wildfires in Ontario and Quebec. In a written statement, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said it was sending 184 firefighters on Friday and Saturday, and another 20 on Sunday. "COVID-19 precautions will be taken to protect the health of everyone participating, both during their time in Central Canada and on their return to this province," the ministry said. "Firefighters will rem
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interview, telling HuffPost he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.” Kinkel, now 38, is serving a de facto life sentence at the Oregon State Correctional Institution. He spoke with the news site by phone for about 20 hours over 10 months. He said he felt guilty not just for what he did as a 15-y