Cool cloud formations in the sky over St. John's, Nfld. on June 9 in this viewer video.
Cool cloud formations in the sky over St. John's, Nfld. on June 9 in this viewer video.
Yukon's acting chief medical officer of health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Whitehorse, with six new cases reported since Friday. The cases were caused by the gamma variant, also known as P.1, according to a Yukon government news release on Sunday. "The outbreak is linked to youth and adults who are not yet vaccinated. It includes participants at both organized and informal events linked to high school graduation, as well as adults who are socializing in close proximity such as at bars an
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appeared at a news conference in Minsk on Monday saying he felt fine and had not been beaten, in what the opposition said was another public appearance made under duress. Protasevich sat alongside four officials, two of whom were in uniform, saying he had not been made to cooperate with the authorities and that he was in good health after being arrested last month when his Ryanair flight was forced to land in Minsk. Protasevich has made several appearances since his plane was forced to land in Minsk while on a May 23 flight from Greece to Lithuania via Belarusian air space.
On Monday, B.C. health officials announced 277 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths over the last three days, hours after they held a press conference to tell British Columbians the province is on track for the second step of its reopening plan. That's an average of 92 new cases a day confirmed this weekend, marking a continued and significant downward trend in B.C.'s caseload. A total of 68 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours — the lowest one-day total since Sept. 26. In a writt
WOLSELEY, Sask. — A province mourned the loss of a slain RCMP officer on Sunday, remembering the Mountie as a compassionate fixture of his rural Saskatchewan community. Const. Shelby Patton, 26, died Saturday morning after he stopped a suspected stolen truck in the small town of Wolseley, Sask., east of Regina. He was hit by the truck while outside of his police vehicle, RCMP said. The truck took off and Patton died at the scene. Two hours later a man and a woman were arrested in a field outside
Edmonton Police are investigating a report that a Somali Canadian woman who was wearing a hijab was attacked Friday night, the latest in a series of attacks on Black and racialized Muslim women in recent months. Jibril Ibrahim, president of the Somali Canadian Cultural Society (SCCS), said the Edmonton woman who is in her 50s, was grabbed by her neck and pushed down to the sidewalk by an unknown person while she was out for a walk near Edmonton's Northmount neighbourhood at about 9 p.m. "She was
Mikey and Ellie the Great Danes were doing so much better with their newspaper delivery when the Tampa Bay Times was delivered seven days a week. With delivery only on Sunday and Wednesday, their delivery skills have become a bit hit and miss....or hit and run. Watch and laugh as Mikey and Ellie argue about who is not going to delivery Sunday's Paper.
The recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., made it painfully clear that Canadians have a lot to learn about Indigenous history. But New Brunswickers don't have to look to the other side of the country to find ugly, hidden truths. They are here in our own province's history as well. Wolastoqi historian Andrea Bear Nicholas has been researching the history of several Indigenous communities in New Brunswick for the past 20 years and hopes t
Unifor, which represents workers in the Terra Nova oilfield, rallies outside Confederation Building on Monday as an emergency debate is held in the House of Assembly.(Terry Roberts/CBC) The union representing offshore workers rallied outside Confederation Building in St. John's on Monday, as an emergency debate about the future of the Terra Nova oilfield was being held in the House of Assembly. Suncor Energy, the lead oil company in the project, is expected to announce Tuesday whether the owners
Les Hay Babies were the big New Brunswick winners at the East Coast Music Awards, which wrapped up Sunday night with an online ceremony. The Acadian trio won group of the year and francophone recording of the year for Boîte aux lettres. Several other New Brunswick artists also took home prizes, including David Myles for folk recording of the year for Leave Tonight. Joel Miller won jazz recording of the year for Unstoppable. Dance recording of the year went to BRDGS & FWLR, made up of Nicholas Ro
Nova Scotia will officially begin Phase 2 of its reopening plan Wednesday, which includes larger social gatherings and a return to indoor dining. In an emailed statement Monday, the provincial government said the move to Phase 2 can take place because COVID-19 cases are staying low, hospitalizations are decreasing, testing is steady, and vaccine coverage is going up. Phase 2 will allow indoor and outdoor dining at bars and restaurants, though capacity limits and distancing requirements remain in
When U.S. Catholic bishops convene virtually for a national meeting Wednesday, they will be divided ideologically as well as physically. They’re split over whether to press ahead with an initiative that could — at least implicitly — rebuke President Joe Biden for receiving Communion while supporting abortion rights. For a body that strives to appear unified and fraternal, it’s a highly contentious issue, testing the extent to which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops can work constructively
RCMP are continuing their investigation into a fatal, two-vehicle collision in Primrose, P.E.I., Saturday afternoon. One of the drivers, a 49-year-old Kings County woman, died en route to the hospital. The other driver, a 32-year-old Kings County man, was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has since been airlifted to Moncton in critical condition, RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said on Monday. No passengers There were no passengers in either vehicle. Officers are trying to deter
An Alberta man is canoeing across the prairies to raise money and awareness for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). David Hatto, 78, started his 1,450 km journey down the North Saskatchewan River from Rocky Mountain House, Alta. on June 2. On Saturday, he reached Edmonton and made camp. The effort is Hatto's way of honouring his granddaughter Hazel, who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) seven years ago. His daughter-in-law later started Hazel's Heroes as a way to help grieving mothers
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, drawing crowds who waited for hours to see it. The extraordinary flower, which emits a dead-body odor to attract pollinating insects that feed on flesh, bloomed Sunday. It was already withering early Monday. Those wishing to avoid the smell and crowds could watch it on live video from the Warsaw University Botanica
OTTAWA — A new study in England suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are extremely good at keeping people from ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, even after just one dose. Public Health England says it looked at the records of 14,000 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant between April 12 and June 4. It found two doses of either vaccine were more than 90 per cent effective at keeping people out of the hospital. After one dose, Pfizer was 94
The nine-year-old lone survivor of a truck attack that killed his parents, sister and grandmother June 6 in London, Ont., has been released from hospital, a family friend said Monday, the same day the accused's murder and attempted murder charges were upgraded to include terrorism. Fayez Afzaal "is expected to recover — it's going to be some time," Saboor Khan told CBC News, saying Fayez is with relatives. "His family's main priority is to support him through that recovery." The family wishes to
OTTAWA — Canada is poised to receive around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna. The federal government says the Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm will deliver a total of 7.1 million jabs in two separate shipments this week. The first shipment of 2.9 million doses is scheduled to arrive and be sent to provinces in the middle of the week. The remaining 4.2 million will arrive later in the week, but won't be sent to provinces and te
Security officials under NATO command have approached Qatar to secure a base that can be used to train Afghan special forces as part of a strategic commitment after foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan, three senior Western officials said. After two decades of war, forces from 36 countries involved in NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan are set to pull out of the country in coordination with a U.S. troop withdrawal by Sept. 11. "We are holding talks to earmark a base in Qatar to create an exclusive training ground for senior members of the Afghan forces," said a senior Western security official in Kabul.
President Tayyip Erdogan said after his first meeting with U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that they have no problems that cannot be solved, even while he gave no indication of progress on the biggest stalemate, Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles. At a press conference on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels, Erdogan called the talks "productive and sincere" and he emphasized his long years of friendship with the U.S. leader. The discussion - for which Erdogan waited five months after Biden's inauguration - stressed the need for better dialogue, set a positive tone for the future and covered cooperation in areas such as Syria, Erdogan said.
A Regina man whose wife is seven months pregnant will get the chance to be a father after recovering from a five-week long COVID-19 related coma. Hien Thach was hospitalized at Regina General Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 25. The second day he was admitted, Thach went into a coma after experiencing seizures, difficulty breathing and a high fever. Doctors told his wife, Tina, who is due to give birth to a son in August, that it was unlikely Thach would awaken. "During that