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It's time to tuck your printed proof of vaccination in your wallet or save it on your phone, as Ontario's vaccine passport goes into effect on Wednesday. In preparation, the City of Ottawa released a list of where it will require people to show proof of vaccination and identification. The list includes all indoor fitness activities from lane swims, to gym drop-ins to adult sports. This also applies to private clubs and gyms. An exception exists for children under the age of 18 entering a facilit
As the votes came in on election night, People's Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier gathered with his supporters at a Saskatoon hotel. Many members of the large indoor crowd were unmasked, in violation of Saskatchewan's current public health orders. Speaking to reporters Monday night, Bernier said he believes mask mandates are "unconstitutional [and] illegal," and that he is not responsible for his supporters' choices. "People who showed up, they are responsible," he said. "And if they
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was released from the hospital on Wednesday. Zeman was admitted to Prague’s military hospital on Sept. 14 for what his office described later as a planned examination. It later said CT scans, sonography checks and blood tests carried out by doctors didn’t reveal any problems or disease that would threaten his life. The office said the president was only dehydrated and slightly exhausted. Due to similar reasons, he spent four days in the same hospital in
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian police are trying to work out who ordered unidentified individuals to try to murder a top aide of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after his car was sprayed with automatic gunfire on Wednesday morning in an attack that shocked the political elite. Serhiy Shefir, the top aide and a close personal friend of Zelenskiy's, escaped unscathed, but his driver was badly wounded and hospitalised. Irina Venediktova, Ukraine's prosecutor general, said the car had been ambushed as it drove between two villages outside Kyiv, the capital.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused slight damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia. The quake hit about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Australia’s second-most populous city near the town of Mansfield at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), Geoscience Australia said. Minor structural damage to chimneys, facades and older buildings was reported around the Melbourne metropolitan area. A hospital near the epicenter los
Leigh Chapman smiles as she describes her brother Brad; a father and talented musician who also loved to play hockey and roller blade around Toronto. "He had a really quirky sense of humour as well," she said. Brad Chapman, 43, was found dying of an opioid overdose near a downtown Toronto hotel in August 2015. His death led to a coroner's inquest and a series of recommendations for Ontario, Toronto and its police force, which were released in December 2018. One of the recommendations was to ensu
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Wednesday promised to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries as it comes under increasing pressure to share its supply with the rest of the world. President Joe Biden made the announcement during a virtual summit aimed at boosting global vaccination rates against the coronavirus and rallying world leaders to do more. "To beat the pandemic here we need to beat it everywhere," Biden said as he kicked off the summit, which included leaders from Britain, Canada, Indonesia and South Africa as well as World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Recent developments: What's the latest? It's time to tuck your printed proof of vaccination in your wallet or save it on your phone, as Ontario's vaccine passport to access many activities and services is now in effect. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 59 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths on Wednesday. The city has its first active long-term care and hospital outbreaks since May. Quebec Premier François Legault says he will introduce a special bill to prevent anti-vaccine protests in fron
A Winnipeg high school student who was reprimanded and removed from class over her decision not to stand during the national anthem hopes talking about the situation sparks change and awareness. Each morning, when O Canada plays over the speakers at River East Collegiate, 15-year-old Skyla Hart remains seated. "This country is a colonized country and I don't want to stand for a colonized country," Skyla said. "People always say, like, it was a long time ago, [but] we're still … going through it
A team of researchers from the UPEI Climate Lab has spent the summer installing 39 new weather stations across the province, in the hopes of getting a fuller picture of how the climate varies across the Island. The weather stations measure rainfall, temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity and solar radiation. "The idea is to use these data that are necessary for climate modeling, to capture some of the local variability in climate models," said Stephanie Palmer, information specialist wi
The union representing Saskatchewan teachers is concerned about the province's public health order that exempts schoolmates of COVID-positive students from self-isolating. The province released a new public health order on Sept. 17 saying unvaccinated school-age children, from day care to high school, are exempt from having to isolate if they are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case as long as they have no symptoms and wear a face covering. That means they can attend classes and ride a sc
China's pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of investment as it slashes future carbon emissions, analysts said, although Beijing's own domestic coal programme is still propping up the dirty fossil fuel. Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China would help developing countries build green energy production and halt construction of coal power plants abroad. China has been under international pressure to announce an end to overseas coal financing as part of its updated package of national climate pledges to be submitted to the United Nations.
Lorna Lovell says it's never too late to follow your dreams. Her recent debut album, Whenever I Sing, has been warmly received, and Lovell has just released a music video for one of the songs on the album All Your Dances. All this as she approaches 50. "Life keeps throwing curveballs at me and I keep dodging them," Lovell says, "and sometimes heave them back." Musical childhood Lovell grew up in McIvers on the west coast of Newfoundland, where she said music was a big part of her childhood. She
Rarely has the world intruded so viscerally — and with so little apparent effect — upon the great national conversation that we call a federal election. Launched just as two decades of nation-building efforts in Afghanistan were collapsing, the election (which produced a Parliament strangely similar to the one dissolved in August) also saw what some observers have described as a strategic snub by Canada's closest allies: the establishment of a new U.S.-U.K.-Australia alliance to contain China. A
MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. Here is a look at the volcanic eruption on La Palma and its consequences: WHERE DID THE VOLCANO ERUPT? The eruption occurred Sunday afternoon on La Palma, one of eight volcanic islands in Spain’s Canary Islands archipelago, which is strung along Africa’s northwestern coast.
A new study has found a seven-year-old academy in East Preston, N.S., that helps adults improve their qualifications and find better jobs has had a million-dollar impact on Nova Scotia. Anita Shinde, a partner in accounting firm Deloitte's economic advisory practice, said the East Preston Empowerment Academy's cumulative economic contribution to GDP from 2016 to 2020 was $1.02 million, including creating 14 full-time jobs. That amounted to $1.05 return on every dollar invested in the academy. "T
In an ideal world, Leah Smithers said she could afford to wait for longer-term testing of the COVID-19 vaccines before getting the jab for her 10-year-old son. "I'm a parent who is concerned about the food I put in their bodies, about anything I put in their bodies," said Smithers, 43, who lives in the San Francisco suburb of Albany and has two other children, ages 13 and 4. Monday's announcement from Pfizer and BioNTech that a low dose of their coronavirus vaccine proved safe and effective for children ages 5 to 11 in a clinical trial has come as a relief to many parents anxiously awaiting the chance to protect their children.
FIELD, B.C. — A mountain goat is believed to be responsible for the death of a grizzly bear found slumped near a trail in British Columbia's Yoho National Park earlier this month. David Laskin, a wildlife ecologist with Parks Canada, says a necropsy on the carcass found wounds consistent with the size and shape of mountain goat horns, with one under each of the female bear's armpits and one on the side of its neck. He says other causes of death were ruled out, including human involvement. Laskin
OTTAWA — Two years ago environment groups applauded the federal election results as a win after almost two in every three voters picked a party with a clear commitment to combating climate change. Monday's election may have returned almost the same seat counts as the last vote, but environment leaders say from where they sit there is one big distinction. "Now 95% of Canadians voted for climate action," said Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence. Only the People's Party of Canada