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A woman with extreme celiac disease says that she did not eat for more than 40 hours because she did not receive gluten-free food at a quarantine hotel in Toronto. Sean O'Shea reports.
The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is hosting its second Winter Break Hamper event for Indigenous families with children under 18 years old. Four hundred hampers were distributed this past weekend to eligible Whitehorse-based Indigenous families, with about 200 people coming on Friday alone. About 20 to 30 YFNED staff were on site each day helping out. Courtney Wheelton, the manager of the directorate's nutrition program, said another 400 hampers are expected to be given out next weeke
The Department of Justice has sued Texas over new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against voters in the state's booming Latino and Black populations (Dec. 6)
Canadians facing a mandatory hotel quarantine after returning from 10 African countries say the process has been uncomfortable and confusing. And some experts say it’s likely not the best approach to catch omicron cases.
CALGARY — A decision on whether a former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash should be deported to India likely won't be coming until the new year. A lawyer for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 33, had sent a voluminous amount of paperwork to the Canada Border Services Agency earlier this year arguing why he should be allowed to stay in Canada once his sentence has been served. Sidhu was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death and bodily h
British Columbia said Tuesday it will expand its booster shot program, as provincial officials reported five new cases of the omicron variant. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said those who are considered immuno-compromised and who received a three-dose primary series of vaccine will be offered a fourth shot. That booster will administered six months after the third shot, per new recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). Henry also said the province
For the past 10 years Ian Gorrill has made a list — and possibly checked it twice — to find out which homes have the best Christmas light displays in Regina. While maybe he can't teach people everything he knows about exterior illumination, Gorrill is able to share his favourite homes decked out for the holidays on his website, Sparkle Tour, and Facebook page. "It's our Christmas gift to the people of Saskatchewan, the people of Canada," Gorrill told CBC's The Morning Edition. "Some are looking
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
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Human trials are set to begin early next year at an Ontario university for two next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that can be inhaled. Fiona Smaill is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton and lead researcher for the clinical trials. She said on Tuesday that both vaccines, which would be the first inhaled vaccines, are "approved for study in Canada." They're designed to combat variants of concern and are delivered by inhaled aerosol, targeting the lung
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Residents of Esquimalt, in B.C.'s capital region, are a little bit closer to a shot at a family doctor — but they're not there yet. On Monday, the Esquimalt Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) opened at its permanent location at 890 Esquimalt Road. It will now be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., as opposed to Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m as it was when it opened at a temporary location in June. As they have since the temporary opening, patients will be able to make app
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow will face a severe economic pain if it tries to attack Ukraine, but promised prospective talks to address Russia's concerns about NATO's expansion. Biden said he was “very straightforward” with Putin during their call Tuesday, warning the Russian leader that he will pay a heavy price if he invades Ukraine. “There were no minced words," Biden said at the White House before departing f
Canada should join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympics, says Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a senior fellow with the graduate school of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa.(Credit: REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has asked the House of Commons to probe allegations that one of his MPs, Shannon Stubbs, created a toxic work environment for her staff. But the move has prompted other Conservatives, including those who want O'Toole ousted as leader, to come to the defence of the Alberta MP, who had called for a review of his leadership following the party's election loss in September. O'Toole said Monday he learned of the allegations, first reported by the Globe and Ma
The holidays may be just a couple of weeks away, but we're sure many residents of Newfoundland and Labrador don't want to see a winter wonderland outside their window for at least another little while. Unfortunately, that won't be the case Thursday. Special weather statements are in place from Environment Canada across eastern Newfoundland, the Bay of Exploits and the Connaigre region, where 25-35 centimetres of snow could fall by the end of Thursday. The snow will come with wind gusts between 9
HALIFAX — St. Francis Xavier University in northeastern Nova Scotia has confirmed 12 members of its campus community have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The cluster of cases was first reported Tuesday by provincial health officials, but no numbers were released. Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, said the cluster is related to the university's graduate ring ceremony held on Friday and the sanctioned and informal social events held on and around the campus ove
OTTAWA — The government has expanded a pilot that allows refugees to apply for permanent residency through conventional economic immigration streams by removing some of the barriers that would traditionally have precluded them. The minister hopes to see only a six-month window between the date a successful candidate submits their application and the day they can start working in Canada. The pilot is an expansion of a 2018 program that aimed to identify 10 to 15 skilled refugees in the Middle Eas
Kyle Hall, co-owner of the Empty Keg Brew House, says he's eager to help flood-battered Merritt, B.C., because of all the support the residents gave him during the COVID-19 lockdowns.