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There are a few things to know about Olga Maculavicous, who died at CHSLD Herron, one of Quebec's hardest-hit long-term care homes during the pandemic, in the spring of 2020. First is that she drove a Trans Am sports car with flames on it and wings in the back. Second is that she loved to pick mushrooms and cook them fresh for her grandchildren. Third is that she was a nurse for decades in Montreal hospitals, caring for children and sick people with the kind of dignity she herself did not receiv
State Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday. (May 17)
OTTAWA — Canada's Parliament has created a day to recognize the genocide of Tamil people in Sri Lanka. Parliament unanimously adopted the motion to make May 18 of each year Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree put forward the motion on Wednesday. Anandasangaree, the MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park, says in a statement that Canada became the first national Parliament in the world to create such a day. He says the passed motion is the result of years of work by the Tamil co
Fireworks are back in person this Victoria Day long weekend, and the city reminds residents and retailers about its rules on selling and discharging your own pyrotechnics — in case you forgot. You can enjoy Ottawa's big show for free at the Canadian Tulip Festival on Sunday. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at Commissioners Park by Dow's Lake, weather dependent. In Kingston, Ont., the city's Spring into Summer event is hosting a free fireworks show on Saturday at 9 p.m. at Lake Ontario Park. Fireworks
OTTAWA — A new report calls on federal corrections to ease caseloads, improve workplace policies and give added resources to parole officers in order to mitigate current strains on their mental health. The report, led by public safety expert Rosemary Ricciardelli and released by a union, says that federal parole officers are experiencing extremely high levels of workplace stress and compromised mental health. These 1,600 parole officers across Canada feel overwhelmed by their caseloads, are expo
Although the psychedelic drug is still considered illegal except for special circumstances, Health Canada has now authorized a patient in Quebec to be treated for depression using magic mushrooms. Dan Spector explains how psilocybin affects the brain, and the push for easier access to this treatment.
A First Nations family's push to convince Manitoba to recognize the traditional name of their newborn daughter has landed in the provincial legislature. Parents Carson Robinson and Zaagaate Jock were on hand Wednesday to endorse an Opposition NDP bill that would formally recognize Indigenous names like the one granted to their daughter. They named their daughter, now three months old, Atetsenhtsén:we, which translates to "forever healing medicine" in Kanien'kéha, the Mohawk language. Except her
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the bill would help the Food and Drug Administration take important steps to restore the formula supply in a safe and secure manner. The funding would increase FDA staffing focused on the formula shortage to boost inspections, prevent fraudulent products from get
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an eventual member of NATO. Sturgeon spoke to The Associated Press on her first trip to the United States since the pandemic lockdown. Her visit is focused on Scotland's strong progress toward renewable energy and
A B.C. Supreme Court judge is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday on fraud and breach of trust charges against a man described as the former "chief executive officer" of B.C.'s legislature. Craig James pleaded not guilty to using his position as clerk of the house to improperly access benefits ranging in scale from a quarter-million-dollar retirement payout to expense items including cufflinks and a Union Jack pillow embroidered with the words "God Save The Queen." Prosecutors also accused Ja
U.S. President Joe Biden invoked the Defence Production Act and Congress passed emergency funding to speed production of infant formula and authorize flights to import supply from overseas.
P.E.I. hospitals appear to be through the worst of the recent Omicron wave of COVID-19, says Health P.E.I. CEO Dr. Michael Gardam. The province lifted most public health restrictions on April 6, and the remaining major one — the mask mandate — was lifted a month later. From research and his own personal experience, Gardam knew lifting restrictions would lead to more cases. "I've witnessed that in Ontario six times," he said. "Every time the government relaxed restrictions the hospitalizations tw
U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump’s influence in North Carolina. (May 18)
Toronto FC wingback Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and midfielder Kosi Thompson highlight Canada's 60-man provisional roster ahead of next month’s CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship. The provisional list features some other familiar names with a Borjan, Bunbury, De Rosario, Herdman and Bontis. The Canadian roster will be whittled down to 18 outfield players and two goalkeepers ahead of the 20-team tournament slated for June 18 to July 3 in Honduras. Canada has been drawn in Group E with the U.S., Cub
Staff at Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon routinely put students in holds or seclusion prior to 2020 for not following directions, including one case where a child was put in a hold for not pulling the hood of their sweater down. Holds, where staff restrain students with their own bodies, are only meant to be used when there's an imminent threat to physical safety. Seclusion, where a student is confined in a space alone, is not supposed to be used at all. Those were among the
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Thursday: ENGLAND Before the final round on Sunday, the Premier League has three games on tap that had been postponed earlier in the season. Everton can guarantee its Premier League place by beating Crystal Palace before heading to Champions League-chasing Arsenal on the final day. Everton has center back Michael Keane and midfielder Donny van de Beek fit again, while manager Frank Lampard is also hopeful defender Ben Godfrey will return after a m
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won the state’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate just days after suffering a stroke. His wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, addressed supporters in Pittsburgh. (May 18)
"We're working closely with CATSA & partners to address this," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Twitter, referring to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Monette Pasher, interim president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), projected waits could exceed pre-COVID levels, though she said the situation could improve by the time travel picks up in the summer months.
The City of Iqaluit is warning it will have to raise property taxes if the Qulliq Energy Corporation's general rate application is approved. In a move to help ease the cost of living to Nunavuvammiut in smaller communities, Qulliq Energy Corp. (QEC) has proposed to slash commercials electricity rates across the territory — except in Iqaluit — and hike government rates to make up the difference. QEC needs to recover a $6.6 million shortfall with how electricity prices are set now. The proposal wo