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Officials in Quebec and Ontario expressed hope on Monday that the peak of the current wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations could soon be behind them, while other provinces braced for new hardships. Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Ottawa radio station CFRA that his government may announce a plan to reduce COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days, even as the province set a new daily record for hospitalizations. "There’s no one that dislikes these lockdowns more than I do. I actually despise them," th
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that decisions regarding Canada's support of the Ukraine, amid escalating tensions with Russia, will be rooted in keeping peace while supporting the Ukrainian people. This comes as Ottawa sent a small group of Canadian Special Forces to Ukraine.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Wednesday that the province is starting to see “glimmers of hope” in its fight against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Elliott said cases are expected to peak this month, with a peak in hospitalizations and ICU admissions to follow.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has promised more economic assistance to the Ukrainian government in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion.
BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died. He was 93. His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said Thursday that Kruger died “suddenly and unexpectedly” Wednesday in California, where he lived with his third wife, American-born writer Anita Park. Kruger starred in the 1957 British movie “The One That Got Away” about a captured German fighter pilot who stages a series of daring attempts to escape the Allies and, as the title suggests, fina
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is set to make an announcement later this week about reducing COVID-19 restrictions. He told Ottawa radio station CFRA today that he hates putting the public health measures in place and that there will soon be some positive news on that front. The government announced on Jan. 3 that, due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant driving up COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, restrictions would be placed on businesses until at least J
U.S. President Joe Biden is predicting a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying a 'minor incursion' would elicit a lesser Western response than a full-blown invasion. Ukrainian officials worry the comment gives Vladimir Putin a green light to act.
The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school (Jan. 19)
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IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected last week and Wednesday. The city said it is using a bypass system to pump water to residents instead and the entire territorial capital is now under a precautionary boil water advisory. Nunavut's health departmen
NEW YORK (AP) — Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s. It's especially important now with health care systems under strain, and with people in higher-risk situations such as crowded, indoor settings for extended periods, says Linsey Marr, who studies viruses at Virginia Tech. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updat
Nine more people have died due to COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex since Monday, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported today. The health unit has been reluctant to release many details about individuals who die in our region — like vaccination status or underlying health conditions — saying it's a privacy concern. WECHU did release these details Tuesday of the nine people who died due to the disease: A man and a woman in their 60s from the community. Two men and a woman in their 70s from the co
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell, whose name was atop the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, announced Tuesday that he's running for a seat in the Ohio legislature. Obergefell, a Democrat, said he wants Ohio to be a place where people feel they have equal opportunity. He was the lead plaintiff in the landmark 2015 ruling that put an end to same-sex marriage bans, turning him into one of the most visible figures in the marriage-equality movement
The family of a gunsmith shot and killed by Toronto police launched a lawsuit against the service Tuesday, alleging officers used excessive force and failed to serve a search warrant when they raided the man's home in southwestern Ontario late last year. Relatives of Rodger Kotanko, 70, are seeking $23 million in damages in the wrongful death suit filed in Ontario Superior Court. The province's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is investigating. It has said one officer shot and k
The Durham District School Board says it has decided it won't change the name of a Whitby, Ont. elementary school named after former governor general Julie Payette. Trustees voted in favour of keeping the name of Julie Payette Public School at a meeting on Monday, according to Margaret Lazarus, the board's superintendent of equitable education, and Andrea Williams, the school's principal. Lazarus and Williams said in a letter to parents and guardians on Tuesday that the board had set up a school
A restaurant in central Alberta was ordered closed to indoor dining last week after an Alberta Health Services investigation found it accepting dog photos in lieu of vaccination proof. The order was issued to The Granary in Red Deer on Jan. 14. Following complaints to an AHS executive officer, two test shoppers were sent to the restaurant on Jan. 11 at different times. Both were able to enter and dine after presenting a photograph of a dog and personal identification to staff, according to the o
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Nova Scotia's health authority says it could take months to repair damage to its rehabilitation and arthritis centre in Halifax after a sprinkler pipe burst Monday morning, destroying treatment rooms and a café run by Easter Seals. Water flooded the first floor and the basement, destroying walls and flooring. The health authority said the most extensive damage is to the cafeteria and the University Avenue entrance. "We'll be using a secondary entrance on that side and the cafeteria will be close
The province's police watchdog is investigating a man's death while in custody in Coquitlam. The Independent Investigations Office said in a statement that the deceased man was found unresponsive in his cell at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Medical help was provided and paramedics and firefighters attended, but to no avail. Coquitlam RCMP, in a statement of their own, said the man was arrested Monday morning in Coquitlam. Officers detained him at 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Thompson and Harrison
Thousands of Newfoundland and Labrador grade-school students, teachers and staff picked up rapid testing kits Wednesday, in preparation for a possible return to the classroom next week. They're all required to take two rapid tests 72 hours apart before the return to school, which is tentatively scheduled for Monday. The final decision, though, is coming at a media briefing at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Meanwhile, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District CEO Tony Stack said the province's more