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Saskatchewan's Opposition NDP says there's no reason protesters should be allowed to harass health-care workers outside hospitals. The statement came after a group of about 40 people showed up close to a Saskatoon hospital on Monday to protest measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There have been similar hospital protests across Canada. Opposition justice critic Nicole Sarauer said Tuesday that the government has the power to create safe zones around hospitals to protect health-care
Critically ill patients are being airlifted out of Red Deer Regional Hospital as doctors and nurses from its various departments are recruited to care for patients on ventilators due to spiking COVID-19 cases in central Alberta. COVID-19 hospitalizations in the central zone have jumped 62 per cent (from 83 to 134 cases) and ICU admissions at the Red Deer hospital are up 31 per cent (from 16 to 21 cases) over the past week. "Nothing like this has happened before. We're on the precipice of not bei
"No this is not true; I am OK and healthy," Baradar said in an interview with state TV which was posted on Twitter by the Taliban's political office in Doha. Earlier, an official from the Taliban's cultural commission said on Twitter that the interview would be shown on RTA TV to disprove "enemy propaganda".
It's the one time of year where all local politicians in B.C. gather together — but for the second year in a row, it's happening virtually. The annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention is taking place this week, allowing mayors and councillors to lobby the provincial government and trade best practices on local government. Like last year, it takes place with an election campaign underway — federal this year, instead of provincial — and continued uncertainty during a pandemic, but or
Shootin’ the Breeze chatted with each of the six federal candidates to discuss what they’re passionate about and what motivates them. They promised to make significant changes to economic and social policy, driven by a sense of frustration for the current government and empathy for universal pandemic problems. Mental health In the past year, John Barlow has seen farming families collapse under the burden of summer drought and struggle economically after illegal rail blockades stopped shipments o
TORONTO — The City of Toronto and its health partners are launching a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Mayor John Tory says the so-called "Days of Vaxtion" will start on Thursday. Tory says the campaign is part of the city's plan to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. The clinic locations were selected in an effort to bring vaccines to residents in areas that have low vaccination coverage. The city says they were also chosen to facilitate ea
Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the active number of cases to 159. Three of the new cases are in the central zone, including two that are related to travel and one that is under investigation. Two cases are in the northern zone, both of which are close contacts of previously reported cases. One case is in the eastern zone and is related to travel. The number of new cases is a dramatic drop from Tuesday, when 66 new cases were reported, and from Monday, when
FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz appear before a Senate committee to answer questions about the handling of USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse case. (Sept. 15)
Canadians voted in advanced polls in record numbers ahead of an upcoming election, some looking to beat crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released this week, though an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots has failed to materialize. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who called the snap Sept. 20 election to try to secure a majority, is now fighting to keep his job with his Liberal party in a tight race https://reut.rs/39b2LbW against their main rival, the Conservatives. Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted early this election, up 18.5% from the 2019 vote, preliminary data from Elections Canada shows.
Tammy Faye Bakker wore a lot of makeup. It was armor — a way for a person who didn’t consider herself beautiful to simply exist in the world. So it's a particularly a cruel irony that the mascara was also the thing that made her a target and a joke long before she and her ex-husband were brought down by brazen theft and misuse of ministry funds. Women have never been afforded the luxury of simply existing in the world, especially when they dare to live in public as Tammy did. Who cares what she
As more adults get their COVID-19 vaccines, children who are not yet eligible for vaccination in most countries are representing a larger percentage of hospitalizations and even deaths, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday. Nine months in to this year, infections among children and adolescents in the Americas have surpassed 1.9 million cases, and they face significant health risks, the regional branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The COVID pandemic has also disrupted sexual and reproductive health services across more than half of the region's countries, helping to fuel one of the largest jumps in teenage pregnancy seen in a decade, PAHO said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories ranging from retellings of the myths of Paul Bunyan and of Hans Christian Andersen's “The Snow Queen” to a look back at the Black Panther Party are among the 10 nominees on the longlist for the National Book Award for young people's literature. On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation also announced the longlist for translated books, with fiction originating from Syria, Chile and South Korea among other countries. The French-language author Maryse Conde, often mentioned
Effective immediately, all employees and public are required to wear a mask or face covering within town-owned facilities such as the Evergreen Centre, town office and skating rinks. The policy, passed at council’s Sept. 13 meeting, is a response to the increasing cases of COVID-19. It is set to be reviewed again on Oct. 12. As of Sept. 14, the north east area 1 had 112 active cases with a daily increase of 15. The area includes Arborfield, Aylsham, Carrot River, Choiceland, Codette, Cumberland
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president has called a third parliamentary election this year that will be held on Nov. 14 after two previous votes failed to produce a government, authorities said Wednesday. Parliament will be dissolved and a new caretaker government will be appointed in the European Union country of 7 million. Bulgaria already held parliamentary elections in April and July this year, but the country's largest three parties fail to produce a working coalition government. On th
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the plan Tuesday as recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. It calls for restricting commercial and recreational salmon fishing when chinook salmon numbers are especially low. It's one of the the first times a federal age
Halifax's fire inspection program is inadequate and not being effectively managed, resulting in some building inspections falling years behind schedule, the municipality's auditor general has found in a new audit. Evangeline Colman-Sadd made 14 recommendations in her 32-page report presented Wednesday to Halifax regional councillors, including creating detailed timelines for inspections and better training for inspection staff. "Halifax Fire is not effectively overseeing and managing important a
South Carolina officials who have been sued over a law banning school districts from issuing face mask mandates say that they should be removed from pending litigation. That's the argument made in recent court filings from Gov. Henry McMaster, Attorney General Alan Wilson and others being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of disability rights groups and parents of South Carolina children with disabilities. The plaintiffs are challenging a budget measure passed this summer tha
SOUTH DUNDAS – Last Saturday (September 11) marked the start of ice times at the Morrisburg Arena, and a return to some normalcy for local minor hockey players. Joyce Latulippe, president of the South Dundas Minor Hockey Association explained that throughout September, players at all ages will be doing conditioning training, skill development and drills, along with intra-squad scrimmages as they get back to the ice. Minor hockey teams will begin tryouts on October 1st and continue until around T
“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking — indeed, hoping — when she first found out the phrase “MeToo” was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It was a phrase she had come up with over years of working with survivors of sexual violence. And she worried that it would be co-opted or misused, turned into a mere hashtag for a brief moment of social media frenzy and ruining the hard work she
The six federal candidates may have ambitious goals, but their minds and hearts reside in the Foothills. From increasing resource production, to making life more affordable, to keeping the ecosystem clean, each contender has a unique plan to help the local economy prosper and to keep residents healthy and happy. Shootin’ the Breeze conducted one-on-one interviews with the candidates to find out what they have planned for the region. John Barlow (Conservative, incumbent) Barlow has set his sights