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People at high risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster shot this fall, regardless of how many boosters they've previously received, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said on Wednesday. That group includes everyone age 65 and older, NACI's updated guidance said. Everyone else — age 12 to 64 — "may be offered" the additional doses in the fall, NACI said. NACI said it will provide recommendations on the type of booster to be given when evidenc
Actress Sandra Oh and track and field icon Donovan Bailey are among the dozens named to Canada’s highest civilian honour. Governor General Mary Simon named 85 appointees to the Order of Canada -- including former Global BC anchor and reporter Deb Hope.
The US president told alliance leaders in Madrid that Washington will enhance its "force posture in Europe", with additional air, sea and land resources.View on euronews
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the other four countries along the Caspian Sea on Wednesday reaffirmed their shared commitment to keep foreign militaries out of the region. The presidents of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan met in Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, for a summit to discuss regional cooperation and international issues. In a communique after the meeting, they emphasized their agreement to bar any foreign militar
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party. In a staged event carried live on Chinese TV, students and others lined the platform of a high-speed rail station and packed a red carpet to greet the leader making his first trip outside of mainland China in n
The City of Edmonton says it's prepared to sell a historic hangar because rehabilitating the 80-year-old building could cost up to $41 million. The fate of Hangar 14 — on the former City Centre Airport lands at Kingsway Avenue at 114th Street — now hangs in the balance, as council's executive committee discussed the option of a sale Wednesday, which was outlined in a facility rehabilitation and investment study. "Hangar 14 requires major rehabilitation work, which should not be deferred beyond f
The Regina YWCA broke ground Tuesday on its $60-million Centre for Women and Families facility, which will offer 108 housing units and shelter beds for women and children fleeing domestic violence or experiencing homelessness. The facility will use a wraparound hub model that brings services together in one spot, said YWCA Regina CEO Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen, to "ensure that women and families have a community that works to prevent crisis." "And when crisis does happen, we'll have a place to cal
Salah Abdeslam and 19 other men are in the dock, accused of playing critical roles in France's worst peacetime attacks. View on euronews
Here are the top stories for Wednesday, June 29th: U.S. boosting long term troop levels in Europe; Death toll grows in migrant smuggling case in Texas; Breyer to retire on Thursday; R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case.
The chaos continues at some of Canada’s largest airports, with stories of hours-long waits and mountains of lost luggage.
TORONTO — Ontario legislators will return to provincial parliament on Aug. 8. Premier Doug Ford says the legislature will sit for approximately five weeks. The main item on the agenda is debate and voting on the provincial budget that was introduced but not passed before the spring election. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy has said the budget will be largely the same as what was introduced this spring, with some changes, including an increase in Ontario Disability Support Program funding. It
HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed its colony Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed Chinese on the Communist-ruled mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing's rule on Friday, those promises are wearing thin. Hong Kong's honeymoon period, when it carried on much as it always had, has passed, and its future remains uncertain, determined by forces beyond its contr
In Europe for summits, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to giving Ukraine another $350 million for humanitarian aid to keep the government afloat. But Canada’s military may struggle to supply thousands of new troops to support a major NATO realignment.
R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his superstardom to subject young fans — some whom were just children — to systematic sexual abuse. The singer and songwriter, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who attested to
Jessica Frotten surprised herself at last weekend's Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. The Yukon wheelchair racer suffered a hip injury after the Tokyo Paralympic Games late last summer and missed a series of recent races. She said the injury made it painful for her to sit in her racer. After doing a lot of modified training, she was able to get back to racing for the first time at the national championships. "I wasn't really sure how it was going to go," she said. It went well, to put
A single winning ticket was drawn for Tuesday’s Lotto Max jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) said the ticket was sold somewhere in Toronto. There were also five Maxmillion winners from Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies, with two tickets sharing one of the $1 million prizes.
A new poll shows that about half of Americans say former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in what happened on January 6th at the U.S. Capitol. (June 30)
Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, making history as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court.
CALGARY — IBM Canada says it will establish a new Client Innovation Centre for Western Canada in downtown Calgary. The company says its announcement will create 250 new tech sector jobs in the city. IBM says its centre will deliver consulting services and technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud and blockchain. It focus will be on helping corporate clients use technology to achieve their sustainability and net-zero goals. The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, a city-owned e
A national study has found a drug normally used to dissolve blood clots in heart attack victims can also be used for those who suffer from a stroke and it is faster to administer. The two-year clinical trial from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto involved 16-hundred stroke patients across the country.