Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
A series of stabbings in downtown Calgary last month have been deemed hate-motivated by police. Three people were sprayed with fire extinguishers and stabbed within eight minutes of each other at about 4 a.m. on Dec. 21 in nearby locations in the downtown core. All of the victims were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition following the attacks. Police said they were able to get descriptions of two offenders thanks to high-quality security camera images from transit property. Asher At
TORONTO — Breanna Reid-Clarke has attended all her university classes over the last two years from her bedroom and it's taking a toll. Studying from home as a result of the pandemic has meant feeling isolated, and has brought challenges in building strong connections with colleagues and instructors, says the 21-year-old. Now, even as universities make plans for students to return gradually over the next month, some like Reid-Clarke say they aren't hopeful their post-secondary experiences can be
CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is reporting one more COVID-19 death, for a total of nine since the start of the pandemic. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says a person in their 80s is the latest resident to die of the disease. There are 10 patients in hospital, including two people in intensive care. There are two other patients in hospital who have contracted the disease but who are being treated for illnesses other than COVID-19. Health officials reported 275 new infecti
East Hants District RCMP are turning to the public for help in finding an urn that was stolen from a home in Upper Rawdon, N.S. The break-in was reported on Dec. 30, 2021. The ashes in the urn belonged to the homeowner's son. Police say a laptop, jewelry and a television were also taken. Anyone with information about the break-in or anyone who knows the location of the urn is asked to contact the East Hants District RCMP at 902-883-7077. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Nova Scotia Crime Stopp
The sunset turns the sky orange over Lethbridge as seen through the corner window of the family recreation room at Harbour House. Down the hallway, a kitchen is stocked with fresh fruit, pasta and coffee. The room next to it offers access to laundry. The domestic violence shelter, a program run by the YWCA, is the only one of its kind in Lethbridge, and offers 24 beds for women and children who need a place to stay. Lately, the site has been so busy that people are being turned away daily, trans
VICTORIA — British Columbia residents will need to bring their vaccine card with them through to the end of June if they want to access indoor spaces, restaurants or most events, says the provincial health officer. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday the vaccine card is specifically designed to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19, allowing certain businesses and activities to remain open. "As we move through this period, it will, I expect, no longer be necessary," Henry told a news conference. "B
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Economic eyes will be on the Bank of Canada this morning as the central bank is scheduled to make an announcement about its trendsetting interest rate. Some economists are expecting the central bank to raise its key policy rate from its rock-bottom level of 0.25 per cent, marking the first of multi
Victoria Kalisky was grocery shopping last week when, despite being bundled up against southern Quebec's brutal cold, her face was in pain. "I realized that there were five men and women right next to me who were going to sleep in that –30 the entire night," the 23-year-old Montrealer said on Monday. "And then the next morning, I woke up to a news article about a woman who had died." That's when she decided it was time to help. She talked to her father, Lorne Kalisky, and started an online crowd
Calgary's lone Liberal MP says he has paid a fine after a doorbell camera captured him removing an opponent's campaign flyer and replacing it with one of his own on the eve of the last federal election. The video showed George Chahal, who won Calgary Skyview for the Liberals in the September 2021 federal election, walking up to a constituent's front door in the northeast Calgary neighbourhood of Temple on Sept. 19. Chahal removed a flyer put there by members of Conservative incumbent Jag Sahota'
MONTREAL — Quebec has launched an online portal to track COVID-19 rapid test results, even as experts and government officials admit there are limits to the accuracy of the data it provides. Health Minister Christian Dubé said Tuesday the government-run platform would help the province better track COVID-19 transmission in the community, given that publicly run PCR testing is reserved for people in high-risk groups. Quebecers are asked to enter their names, dates of birth and medicare numbers on
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
CHARLOTTETOWN — Schools on Prince Edward Island will reopen for in-person learning starting Monday. Chief medical officer Dr. Heather Morrison told a news conference today all kindergarten to Grade 12 schools will reopen next week with enhanced measures, including masking and testing. The province will also see the loosening of some health measures next week. Morrison says indoor dining and fitness facilities will be able to operate at 50 per cent capacity starting Monday, and organized gatherin
Hospitalized for COVID-19, or with COVID-19? It's a distinction New Brunswick Public Health has been making recently in how it reports the number of people in hospital with the disease, and one which highlights the complexity around crediting COVID-19's role in certain illnesses, experts say. "It's an important distinction to make and … it's helpful information to have, but at the end of the day, it's a challenging distinction to make," said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at
The CBC's Ethan Williams reports from Regina on the burning debate over whether light and fluffy or wet, heavy snow does the trick on a toboggan hill.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ health director says she won’t take part in one of the earliest parades of the Mardi Gras season, citing threats over the city's resumption of COVID-19 restrictions to combat the highly contagious omicron variant. The Krewe du Vieux says it still considers Dr. Jennifer Avegno its queen and will include her float in its parade, one of the first in the Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday, news outlets reported. The parade, known for wild satire, will be held F
As Germany starts debating whether to make the Covid vaccine mandatory, it is also considering banning the messenger app Telegram, a hotbed for conspiracy theorists. View on euronews
Alors que le corps électoral âgé est surreprésenté et qu’une partie des élus sont eux-mêmes âgés, comment se fait-il que le vieillissement ne soit pas au cœur de l’agenda politique ?
The Quebec government announced the loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday, following the lead of Ontario and other provinces amid indications the Omicron surge may be peaking in some areas. Quebec Premier François Legault said the province would adopt a go-slow approach, which will see gathering limits raised on Monday for private functions, as well as the reopening of restaurants at 50 per cent capacity and a resumption of some sports activities for those under 18. Other restrictions
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is calling on Twitter to remove a tweet from an Ontario politician who labelled federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra a "terrorist." Mendicino says the tweet from Independent MPP Randy Hillier is "flagrantly abusive, offensive and Islamophobic" and amounts to "hate speech" that should have no place on Twitter or other social media platforms. In a tweet today supporting truckers opposed to mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in order to cross
Another weekend storm is on the way for Prince Edward Island. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for all three counties in the province Wednesday morning. The statement said Environment Canada is monitoring what is expected to be a "very intense winter storm" that would have impact on Saturday into Sunday. "Another nor'easter looks to move through the region but exactly what and how much of it falls is still a bit uncertain. The latest guidance does show all of P.E.I. seeing h