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New data suggests teen vaping has returned to pre-pandemic levels in Canada, raising concerns that a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine and Health Canada is not acting quickly enough to curb it.
Premier Scott Moe admitted Tuesday that Saskatchewan should have responded faster to the deadly fourth wave of COVID-19 that continues to sweep through the province. "Should have the province moved a week, possibly 10 days earlier?" Moe said to host Leisha Grebinski on CBC's Saskatoon Morning. "You know, with the hindsight that we have now, I think we likely should have." It was a slight change in tone from Moe, who has steadfastly refused to apologize for the decisions made by the provincial go
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's privatized Medicaid system has illegally denied services or care to program recipients, and both private insurance companies managing the system have violated terms of their contracts with the state, according to a state audit released Wednesday. Auditor Rob Sand released a report from his investigation that examined a six-year period from 2013 through 2019. He said his investigators found a massive increase in illegal denials of care by managed care organizations,
A plan to keep electricity rates from skyrocketing once the Muskrat Falls project is fully online will be finalized before the end of this year, but still beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30. An official with the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology confirmed to CBC News on Tuesday afternoon that a deal is just weeks away, and that an earlier statement issued by the department was incorrect. On Monday, in response to an inquiry from the CBC, the department issued a statement saying
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Teetering Chinese property giant China Evergrande formally abandoned plans to sell a $2.6 billion stake in one of its key units on Wednesday, as Beijing officials went out in force to say the problems would not spin out of control. Once China's top-selling developer and now reeling under more than $300 billion of debt, Evergrande was in talks to sell a 50.1% stake in its Evergrande Property Services arm to smaller rival Hopson Development Holdings. In a stock exchange filing late on Wednesday, Evergrande said that the company had reason to believe that Hopson had not met the "prerequisite to make a general offer" for its unit without elaborating further.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in the day. Fumio Kishida's campaign was already off to a rocky start with media polls showing his support rating sliding. Tuesday was the first official day of campaigning for nationwide legislative elections scheduled for Oct. 31. “I will drastically strengthen our defense capabi
BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) -Poland's prime minister came under repeated criticism during a tense debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the EU's chief executive telling Warsaw that its challenge to the supremacy of EU law would not go unpunished. Poland's relations with the European Union, already badly strained, took a big knock last week when its Constitutional Tribunal ruled that elements of EU law were incompatible with the Polish constitution.
The fourth wave of COVID-19 continues to strike Saskatchewan. The province has some of the worst per capita case counts in the country and while the government took new steps Monday -- doctors say a lot more needs to be done.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's New Democrats has announced she's stepping down following a vote by her party on Sunday to review her role. Alison Coffin says she's resigning so the NDP's new executive council can focus on the future of the party and the province. The council was elected during a provincial NDP convention that saw a 57 per cent vote in favour of a leadership review. Coffin, an economist, became party leader in March 2019 and won the riding of St. Joh
In a response to a question from the media, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Monday that all documents related to residential schools have been submitted to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. However, the centre told Global News that is "not accurate."
Britain said on Wednesday it had secured deals for two COVID-19 antivirals, one developed by Merck and the other by Pfizer, which it said could be used to treat patients by the end of the year if regulatory approval is granted. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has removed almost all COVID-19 restrictions and is relying on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to try and withstand winter pressures on hospitals given high case numbers of more than 40,000 new infections a day. "We may soon have a new defence in our arsenal with two new antiviral drugs that we have secured," health minister Sajid Javid said in a statement.
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
In a secretly recorded video, a Saskatoon court heard Tuesday that Greg Fertuck showed undercover police how he claimed he killed his wife, Sheree, using a walking stick as a prop rifle in the demonstration, with one of the officers standing in as Sheree. "I'm going to get something for you," Fertuck is heard saying on the tape, which was played during his trial for first-degree murder in Court of Queen's Bench. He then describes how he retrieved his .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle from his tru
A shortage of semiconductor chips used for many components in vehicles, including power steering and cruise control, will result in layoffs this spring as a Windsor, Ont., assembly plant reduces its shifts.
Three patients at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, N.S., have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the three cases are asymptomatic, while the third person is in intensive care. "This is a reminder that COVID is still very real in Nova Scotia," said Alyson Lamb, the executive director of Nova Scotia Health's western zone. The three patients were in a non-COVID unit of the hospital when they tested positive. They have since been isolated from other patients, with the third person being
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. FBI officials would not provide any additional information about the circumstances surrounding their presence at either property or any information about potential investigations involving Deripaska. A spokesperson for Deripaska told reporters that the searches were “
The interim clerk for the village of Baddeck, N.S., says his top priority is getting a handle on the books. Veteran municipal administrator Maris Freimanis was brought in last Tuesday after former clerk Megan Cooper was let go. No one from the village office will say why that happened, and Freimanis said he cannot comment on a personnel matter. But he has been at the helm for a week and still cannot say what the current budget looks like. "Regrettably, I can't. Not today," Freimanis said. "Right
Record-sized hailstones fell across Australia's east coast this week, with ice pellets larger than grapefruits lashing residents in parts of Queensland, the country's metereology bureau said on Wednesday. A thunderstorm struck the Yalboroo area north of Mackay, 954 km (593 miles) north of Brisbane on Monday, bringing record-sized hailstones measuring 16 cm (6.3 inches) in diameter, the Bureau of Metereology (BOM) said. Video obtained by Reuters also showed vehicles and buildings at an industrial site in the Gold Coast being pelted by hail on Monday, with a man picking up one hailstone the size of a golf ball and showing it to the camera.
The newly elected mayor of Botwood has only been on the job a few weeks and is already facing a town tragedy. Two people in the central Newfoundland town died over the weekend, marking the 14th and 15th deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began and serving as a reminder of how deadly the fourth wave has been. In the first year and a half under the pandemic, the province marked seven deaths — but in the past month alone, eight people have died. "It's close to home. Everyone in town, or say 70
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's House of Commons will require all 338 lawmakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to work next month, potentially locking out some members of parliament from the official opposition Conservatives. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-may-cling-power-election-looks-unlikely-secure-majority-2021-09-20 re-election last month, saying he would insist on vaccine mandates for federal workers, people traveling domestically, and his own candidates. Three of the four opposition parties represented in the House of Commons also support vaccination requirements for lawmakers, but the Conservatives of Erin O'Toole oppose mandates and did not require their candidates https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-pandemic-election-unvaccinated-candidates-are-knocking-doors-2021-08-23 to be inoculated.