With meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal
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With meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal
Just as one storm system winds down, the next is ready to ramp up, with already vulnerable parts of British Columbia set to see more heavy rain this weekend.
The leader of a 130-member First Nation in B.C.'s Nicola Valley that's been devastated by flooding says he's not sure when people can return home after seeing the devastation wrought by raging flood waters two weeks ago. "Our whole livelihood has been washed away within 30 hours. Things are washed away … houses, fields, cattle and people. There's people [from the valley] still missing," said Shackan First Nation Chief Arnold (Arnie) Lampreau. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five First Nations
Australia on Friday said it was investigating the newly identified COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa and warned it may close its borders to travellers from the African nation if risks from the new strain rise. South African scientists are concerned the new variant could evade the body's immune response and make it more transmissible as it has a "very unusual constellation" of mutations. Australia Health Minister Greg Hunt said he would swiftly respond if the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies it as a major new variant.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's Transportation Ministry proactively closed several highways on Saturday as another storm hammered the already saturated south coast. The closures apply to highways between the Lower Mainland and Interior that were previously affected by major flooding and were only open to essential traffic as the province worked to restore damaged infrastructure and manage a gas shortage caused by the disaster. Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton, Highway 1 between Hope and Popkum
SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium before a Matildas-record crowd of 36,109. Ashley Hatch scored her first international goal when Australia's defense failed to clear the ball from the opening kickoff, and Hatch found herself one-on-one with goalkeeper Teagen Micah. Hatc
The World Health Organization has declared a new variant of concern called omicron, first identified in South Africa. Scientists say there are a large number of mutations in the omicron variant, which means it could be more infectious and cause more severe illness.
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The Yukon government is creating two new COVID-19 relief programs for businesses and NGOs affected by the latest public health measures, including a program to help offset the cost of new equipment to check proof of vaccinations. Yukon Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai said he recognizes that new public health restrictions "have put many Yukon businesses under strain." On Nov. 8, the territorial government reinstated a state of emergency due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. Under t
Ontario reported another 854 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, as Premier Doug Ford asks public health officials to ramp up surveillance due to a new variant of concern that's cropped up in southern Africa. Ford wants officials to prepare for all possible outcomes. The federal government has banned travel from southern Africa due to the variant, which the World Health Organization has dubbed "omicron." Canadian citizens and permanent residents arriving home from the region must get a COVID-19 test
President Putin met the leaders of both countries, on the anniversary of a peace deal ending a conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.View on euronews
Ahmaud Arbery's mother says she is thankful for justice, but says the murder convictions of the men who cornered and killed her son won't bring him back. Wanda Cooper-Jones says will have an empty chair at family Thanksgiving celebrations. (Nov. 25)
Montreal police have made a second arrest in the killing of a 16-year-old boy outside a school in Côte-des-Neiges. Police say Andrei Donnet, 18, appeared at the Montreal courthouse today to face several charges, including second-degree murder. The victim, Jannai Dopwell-Bailey, was stabbed outside the Mile End high school program on Oct. 18 following a fight. Last month, about four days after the stabbing, a minor was charged with second-degree murder in youth court. His identity is not being re
Ontario's police watchdog is now investigating the death of a man north of Bobcaygeon Thursday morning. According to a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news release, the man died after an Ontario Provincial Police officer "discharged his firearm." The SIU said just after 10 a.m. an officer with the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment went to a rural residence near Highway 49 and Highway 37 — more than 160 kilometres northeast of Toronto in the Kawartha Lakes region — for an ongoing investigation.
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OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to some workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing health-care employees. The bill would provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated workers, a contingent that makes up a small percentage of the overall Canadian workforce. Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the sick leave plugs a hole in the country's social safety net that the pandemic exposed. At the same time,
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -A handful of local COVID-19 cases in eastern parts of China have prompted Shanghai city to limit tourism activities and a nearby city to cut public transport services, as China insists on zero tolerance against letting clusters spread. Shanghai city detected three domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases with confirmed symptoms for Nov. 25, official data from the National Health Commission (NHC) showed on Friday.
OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday a pandemic aid program to help oil and gas companies cut their methane emissions will be revisited now that the industry is back on its feet. But he said the government is not going to consider aid programs that help the fossil fuel sector cut their emissions to be the "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies" the government has promised to eliminate by the end of 2023. The Onshore Emissions Reduction Fund is under an unflattering spot
Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. "To make some kale juice," the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. "We put this in the food basket because we want to make sure they get the chance to eat some healthy, organic food," Lololi said. The non-profit has been campaigning for food justice for Black Torontonians since the 1990s and Lololi began runni
Patients in Saskatchewan have the right to know if their physician is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new directive from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS). The directive affects doctors who provide in-person care and who work in "service delivery locations outside of the Saskatchewan Health Authority," for example outside of hospitals. "It's really a patient safety issue," said Bryan Salte, a lawyer with the college and associate registrar. "The
The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada, after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. Ross Lord reports on the damage, and how RCMP came to the rescue of a couple and their dog in Newfoundland and Labrador.