OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday. "As Canadians and international visitors look to make travel plans, the long-awaited removal of all remaining measures effective Oct. 1, 2022 will further expedite recovery for our industry and the Canadian economy," Canada's second-largest carrier WestJet Airlines said in a statement. The decision to end restrictions was based on Canada's vaccination rate, availability of newer vaccines and treatments and data showing the country had passed the peak of the latest wave of coronavirus infections, the government said.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. on Monday questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid Russia's war in Ukraine. Serbia’s officials signed the deal last week in New York with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where most Western delegations shunned Russia’s top diplomat over the coun
The Toronto Raptors held their annual media day with a sense of normalcy after a couple of years rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an off-season that saw a flurry of player moves, the Raptors preferred to remain with their current young roster, and have 14 players back. They'll hold camp in Victoria, the first time they've ventured to a Canadian city outside Toronto in three years.
TORONTO — Ontario family doctors left the profession at the start of the pandemic at double the rate of the years before COVID-19 hit, new research indicates. About three per cent of family doctors across the province – 385 doctors – stopped practising between March and September 2020, according to a study led by Unity Health Toronto that was published Monday in Annals of Family Medicine. That accounted for an estimated 170,000 patients losing access to primary care, and was higher than the 1.6
Exit polls suggest Giorgia Meloni's far-right party Brothers of Italy have won Italy's snap general election.View on euronews
HALIFAX — Airports in Atlantic Canada are resuming operations after hurricane Fiona stopped most flights in and out of the region over the weekend. WestJet spokeswoman Morgan Bell says flights to and from Charlottetown Airport in P.E.I. and Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland resumed today. J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport's website says the Nova Scotia aviation hub is scheduled to resume commercial flights Tuesday afternoon. Halifax International Airport Authority spokesperson Leah Ba
MONTREAL — Quebec's main political party leaders spent Sunday rallying their supporters to head to the polling stations, as Quebecers got a first chance to vote for who will lead them after the Oct. 3 election. The leaders of the Coalition Avenir Québec, the Liberals, Québec solidaire and the Parti Québécois all visited polling stations on the first day of advance voting amid concerns over possible low voter turnout. The Coalition Avenir Québec's seemingly unshakable lead in the polls has led to
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will travel to the Atlantic Canada regions impacted by post-tropical storm Fiona this week, adding that he would make the trip “as soon as possible.” The prime minister added that Canadian military personnel are already on the ground in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and are being deployed to Newfoundland.
More than 3,000 Russians have crossed one checkpoint into Mongolia since Putin announced the call-up of reservists last Wednesday. View on euronews
CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — Denise Anderson shouted a list of items into her phone over the sound of pouring rain, along with instructions on how to find them: clean socks, a new pack of underwear, prized pieces of jewelry and important documents. Her husband was inside their house that faces the waterfront of Port aux Basques, N.L., days after post-tropical storm Fiona carried destruction through their small southwestern Newfoundland community of about 4,000 people, demolishing homes and c
Three Indigenous women aspiring to become lawyers in Alberta are challenging the King's Oath, because they say swearing an oath to the monarchy is modern colonialism. Anita Cardinal, who is set to graduate law school next year, and Janice Makokis and Rachel Snow, who graduated from law school in 2010 and 2013 respectively, are unable to practise law, they say, until the mandatory oath one swears when called to the bar is amended, or an alternative oath is provided. "The oath is a trigger of inte
As The Handmaid's Tale star Amanda Brugel arrived at the inaugural Legacy Awards on Sunday night, she reflected on what the new awards ceremony — which highlights the achievements of Black Canadian talent — will mean to future generations. "I think I'm going to get emotional talking about it," she told CBC News on the black carpet. "To have space, to hold space for the amount of Black talent that we have here, for future generations, will tell them that they matter, that there is so much room fo
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A British Columbia man who is now in his late 70s has been found guilty of numerous counts of sexual assault. Coquitlam resident Raymond Gaglardi appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on Monday, and court records show he was convicted on 11 counts. The charges related to historical sexual assaults of young men or teenage boys who attended several Coquitlam-area churches between 1993 and 2007. RCMP said in 2020 that the offences happened at Gaglardi's home, whe
Ontario Provincial Police say one of their officers is in hospital after the driver of a pickup truck rammed a cruiser during a traffic stop and then fled. Just before 9 a.m. Sunday, the officer tried to pull over the suspected stolen pickup on the eastbound Highway 401 off-ramp near Lancaster, Ont., OPP said in a media release. According to police, the driver rammed the cruiser, causing it to roll into a culvert. The officer was airlifted to an Ottawa hospital with serious but non-life-threaten
PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona Supreme Court, in part thanks to his unusual life story: a stint as an Army paratrooper cut short by a training accident, followed by marriage, college and an Ivy League law degree. The clerkship was one more rung up from
ATLANTA (AP) — Outraged by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia elections employee in 2020, Amanda Rouser made a vow as she listened to the woman testify before Congress in June about the racist threats and harassment she faced. “I said that day to myself, ‘I’m going to go work in the polls, and I’m going to see what they’re going to do to me,’" Rouser, who like the targeted employee is Black, recalled after stopping by a recruiting station for poll workers at Atlanta City Hall on a rece
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WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies. The Dec. 1 visit, following the U.S. midterm elections and the Thanksgiving holiday, will be the second state visit for Macron, who was first elected to lead his country in May 2017 and won a second term earlier thi
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says all COVID-19 border restrictions will end as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers, as well as mandatory masks on planes and trains. The cabinet order maintaining COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30.
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