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Federal Members of Parliament unanimously voted to fast-track Bill C-4, which would ban conversion therapies aimed at LGBTQ Canadians on Wednesday, with advocates in Newfoundland and Labrador praising the decision. Gemma Hickey of St. John's, who experienced conversion therapy as a teenager and attempted suicide because of it, awaited the vote in Ottawa after advocating for the ban for three decades. "I was brought to tears. This will save lives," Hickey told CBC News on Friday. "I just can't te
Ontario reported 1,031 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the most on a single day in six months, as Toronto and York Region confirmed their first cases of the omicron variant. The province's latest daily new case count is the highest since May 30 — when the third wave of the pandemic was slowly receding. Toronto Public Health confirmed its first three cases of the omicron variant on Friday evening. Two of the individuals affected had recently returned from Nigeria, while another had returned from
Between highways ripped apart and farms drowned in several feet of toxic water, the B.C. floods could end up being one of the most expensive disasters in Canadian history with losses in the billions of dollars.
The parents of a Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges.
Ontario reported another 1,053 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest daily case count in half a year and the second day in a row where it has topped 1,000, as more cases of the omicron variant were confirmed in the province. The latest infections involving the variant of concern emerged in Hamilton and Peel Region, according to news releases from local authorities. A Hamilton resident who travelled recently to South Africa has tested positive, the agency said in a Saturday news release. A s
B.C. farmers in some of the areas hardest hit by catastrophic flooding worry provincial disaster relief funding won't cover their bills as they seek to rebuild. Satinder Sekhon who runs Khukhrana Blueberry Farm in Abbotsford's Sumas Prairie said the operation was one of hundreds of farms covered by water nearly three weeks ago after record-setting rainfall. "Everybody just has the same pain," he said. "Every single family member is hurt. We don't have a house, we don't have clothes, everything i
Ottawa reported 63 more cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Many key numbers are slowly rising in the city. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 63 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday and no more deaths. The city has 398 known active cases. Numbers to watch 3: Residents age 12 and up who are unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are three times more likely to contract COVID-19 than are those who are fully vaccinated, according to data up to Nov. 26. 2.
On December 3, Typhoon Bopha winds reached 280 km/h, destroying areas of Mindanao.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
Most of the Royal Canadian Air Force's fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters are undergoing repairs after cracks were found in the tails of some of the aircraft. "12 Wing Shearwater, which encompasses the entire fleet, is prioritizing the order of repair to maximize return to serviceability for each aircraft," said a Department of National Defence statement to CBC News on Saturday. After the cracks were found on one of the Sikorsky-made helicopters during routine maintenance on Nov. 26, other airc
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in the province since Wednesday. Four of the cases are in the Western Health region, including three people in their 50s. There is also a case in a person between 20 and 39 years old. Two of the cases are connected to previous cases, while the source of infection in the other cases is under investigation. There is also one case in the Eastern Health region: a person in their 40s connected to a previous case. The new cases, along w
Elections Alberta says it was improper — but not partisan — when an employee posted testy Twitter responses to concerned citizens on municipal election day. Some MLAs say the now-deleted social media posts damaged the office's credibility, and Elections Alberta should be more transparent about the consequences for the employee responsible. "This hurts the confidence in Elections Alberta," said United Conservative Party MLA Tany Yao, during an all-party legislative committee meeting Friday. Chief
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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province prepared to enter the first phase of its so-called winter action plan. The province will enter Level 1 of the plan as of Sunday, which is the least restrictive of the three tiers. Among other things, masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Physical distancing will also be mandatory in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccinat
A group of protestors temporarily blocked a set of train tracks in Saint-Lambert, a city on Montreal's South Shore, causing cancellations and delays of some trains between Montreal and Quebec City on Saturday. The group sent out a press release saying it set up the blockade in solidarity with the Gidimt'en clan of the Wet'suwet'en nation who have been actively opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia since 2020. The protestors described themselves as non-Indigenous
With every leap Sultan Tokhi's son takes on the bouncy castle, his smile continues to grow. It's a smile that Tokhi hasn't seen on his five-year-old's face in a very long time. "I haven't seen the pleasure or the smile on my babies in my country. When we came here, he is just smiling," said Tokhi. The family arrived in Canada from Afghanistan five months ago and on Friday, thanks to the generosity of a local entertainment company, the family was able to let loose at a welcome party hosted by the
The Galapagos Islands are home to an abundance of life beneath the waves and below. It is a mysterious world, frighteningly harsh and inhospitable in many ways. Yet, the animals have evolved to thrive here despite the extreme challenges they face here. Called the "Land Born of Fire", the Galapagos Islands are relatively new in Geological terms, having formed 4 million years ago as a result of violent volcanic eruptions from the ocean floor. Lave cooled and hardened, creating pillars that rose above sea level and eventually became islands. The oceans around the Galapagos are unique due to the convergence of three major ocean currents in one spot. The mix of warmer and colder water creates an ecosystem full of animals and food sources. One of the animals that congregates here is the majestic and enormous whale shark, the largest of all shark species, and the largest fish to have ever lived since the dinosaurs swam these oceans. A few species of whale are larger, but whales are mammals and the whale shark is a fish. Whale sharks come to the waters around Darwin and Wolf Island in the late July and into November. Researchers and scientists have theories about the reason for their presence here but little is known about these gentle giants. Almost without exception, the whale sharks here are pregnant females. They do not exhibit feeding behaviour, despite the masses of plankton and small fish here that make up the whale sharks' diet. Most experts agree that these waters likely provide the whale sharks with an opportunity to bear their young in relative safety, compared with other areas of the world. Scientists do not know much about juvenile whale sharks and the babies are rarely seen anywhere in the oceans around the globe. These scuba divers have come to capture images that will help them identify the sharks by individual spots and markings. They will document behaviour and estimate sizes to compile date that answers questions about their migration and reasons for traveling such great distances to be here in the Galapagos. This whale shark has a unique deformity on its tail. It appears to have a mishapen section on the upper portion of the tail that extends beyond the profile of a normal whale shark's tail. It is possible that the tail has an injury and that the cartilage has been affected, but the upper portion of the tail has elongated skin at the rear, suggesting abnormal and asymmetrical growth. There is a lot to be learned about these giants of the deep. They are magnificent and beautiful, and for many scuba divers, seeing a whale shark up close is the most magical experience possible. Dwarfing a human, they can grow to almost 19m (55 feet) in length. When full grown, they are as enormous as a school bus. Having one swim past within arm's reach, as these researchers have experienced is unforgettable.
As sun-seekers return to Barbados, the threat of the omicron variant has some island businesses worried about how it’ll impact tourism. The Caribbean country is already trying to recover from its worst wave of COVID-19 infections, with nearly half of Barbadians still not fully vaccinated.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their commitment to Lebanon, despite Saudi Arabia's uneasiness with Iran’s sway over the small Mediterranean country