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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits." The group provided no further details. On Nov. 21, the religious organization announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-Oc
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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
The Hawkesbury, Ont., fire department is working to put out a burning building at the corner of Main Street East and William Street. Ontario Provincial Police say a call for service came in at 7:33 p.m. The building on fire has commercial space on the main floor and residential units above. Sgt. Cynthia Savard says all occupants are safely out of the building and there are no injuries. Police are assisting the fire department by securing the scene. The fire was still burning at 10:30 p.m. on Mon
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
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says China's attempts to distort and influence media in Canada 'have become normalized' and 'more sophisticated, frequent, and insidious.'
In British Columbia, oil is once again moving through the Trans Mountain pipeline, which was shut down for weeks as a precaution after extreme weather set off disastrous floods and mudslides. The closure then triggered rules on gas rationing. Robin Gill explains why those measures are still in effect, and why gas prices ended up going down.
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
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. "As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this time," Department of National Defence spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a media statement. The allegations ag
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
Adults should be allowed to make an advance request for medical assistance in dying in Quebec following the diagnosis of an incurable and incapacitating disease, a special committee recommends. The recommendation is one of 11 in a report tabled at the National Assembly on Wednesday by an all-party committee looking into expanding medical assistance in dying (MAID) laws in the province. Currently, the Quebec law requires a person to be able to provide informed consent at the time of receiving MAI
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As of Monday, travelers heading to the U.S. are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within one day of boarding their flight instead of three days prior. The new measure is aimed at slowing the spread of the omicron variant. (Dec. 6)
President Joe Biden says his social agenda legislation will deliver tangible savings on prescription drugs for all Americans. Biden says one in four Americans who take prescription drugs struggle to afford them. (Dec. 6)
HALIFAX — Most of Nova Scotia's long-term care homes are not being directly affected by the province's vaccination mandate, an executive with the nursing homes association said Monday. The province released figures on Friday indicating that more than 1,000 public sector workers were placed on unpaid leave after failing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the government's Nov. 30 deadline. That figure included 179 staff who work in the long-term care sector, which has long warned of an on
A study recently published by an atmospheric scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that while the frequency of hurricanes has held pretty steadily globally, numbers are rising in the North Atlantic. "We're still puzzling about why that's so. It's not necessarily because of global warming although that might have something to do with it," Professor Kerry Emanuel told Island Morning host Laura Chapin. "It's a great mystery for science detectives like me. It's definitely some
As Canada continues to shift its travel rules in the face of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, some are not in support of the concept of a travel ban for specific countries.
As winds strengthen across Newfoundland through Tuesday, forecasters are closely watching a storm off the U.S. East Coast that could become a major snowstorm for the region Wednesday night.
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
Merck has announced a partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to manufacture Molnupiravir, an oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of COVID-19, in Whitby, Ont. The companies will manufacture Molnupiravir for distribution in Canada and the U.K., as well as markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America, pending local market approvals.