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Special care home operators say a plan by the province to move hospital patients into long-term care facilities faster is a welcome move, but long overdue. The government announced recently that it would work with long-term care homes to create emergency care beds for hospital patients currently waiting to be placed in a home. The province says it's part of efforts to alleviate pressure on the health-care system at a time when New Brunswick is seeing a record level of hospitalizations due to COV
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has promised more economic assistance to the Ukrainian government in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion.
The central bank's Business Outlook Survey Indicator reached its highest level on record in the fourth quarter, which was conducted before the Omicron coronavirus variant began spreading widely. The data will play into the Bank of Canada's calculations as it ponders when to raise rates. "The combination of strong demand and bottlenecks in supply is expected to put upward pressure on prices over the next year," said the survey.
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Students at Concordia University of Edmonton are upset the school has eliminated the week-long semester break following a two-week faculty strike. An online petition with over 1,800 signatures as of Monday asks that the institution reconsider reducing the semester winter break from a full week to the Family Day long weekend. Christine Ryvers, a student in her last semester of an education after-degree program, started the petition. She said plans with family or vacations will be dashed for many
One of the two men involved in a police standoff in Yellowknife in early January is facing charges for confining victims and robbing one at gunpoint, according to court documents. Those documents allege Salman Noor, 21, threatened three victims with a handgun, held two of them against their will and stole one victim's cell phone at gunpoint. None of the charges have been proven in court. Noor is also facing charges for breaking his bail conditions by possessing a firearm. The other man facing ch
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Flossey is living a wonderful life on a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario. It's what is knows an "ethical farm" where cows have space to roam and graze instead of being kept indoors for most of their lives. Flossey's farm has vast expanses of lush, green grass, rolling hills, ponds full of fresh water, and forested areas for shade. This is life as it should be for these gentle creatures. Dave is a farm hand who often helps out with some of the chores and animal care. He decided to take a break on this warm, summer day and he took a seat on the hill overlooking the pasture.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told parliament on Monday that fighting the pandemic and strengthening defense are his government's top priorities. Kishida delivered a speech opening this year's parliamentary session hours after North Korea test-fired two possible ballistic missiles — its fourth tests this month. “I will devote my body and soul to win this fight against the coronavirus,” Kishida said, calling it a “national crisis.” He urged people to help each other overcome
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket. Kenney says while all parties agree Madu never asked Chief Dale McFee to cancel the ticket last March, there’s a bigger issue at play. “It's essential the independent administration of justice is maintained,” Kenney said in an announcement on Twitter late Monday. “That's why I will appoint a respected independent i
Drivers are urged to avoid any non-essential travel across the eastern Prairies on Tuesday as snow and powerful winds make for near zero visibility.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of President Joe Biden's team, the first lady told The Associated Press that she found herself taking on a role that "I didn't kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so mu
A restaurant in central Alberta was ordered closed to indoor dining last week after an Alberta Health Services investigation found it accepting dog photos in lieu of vaccination proof. The order was issued to The Granary in Red Deer on Jan. 14. Following complaints to an AHS executive officer, two test shoppers were sent to the restaurant on Jan. 11 at different times. Both were able to enter and dine after presenting a photograph of a dog and personal identification to staff, according to the o
A former senior adviser to Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday he was willing to "swear under oath" that the prime minister knew a party was being held at his residence during a COVID-19 lockdown, accusing him of lying to parliament. British media have reported that at least 11 gatherings took place at 10 Downing Street - the prime minister's official residence and office - or in other government departments between May 2020 and April 2021, when COVID-19 rules limited how many people could meet socially. Dominic Cummings, an architect of Britain's departure from the European Union and a former senior adviser to Johnson who left government under acrimonious terms in November 2020, said on Twitter that the prime minister had agreed that the drinks party should go ahead.
Police were searching Monday for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old employee of a Los Angeles furniture store. (Jan. 18)
OTTAWA — New figures show the Canadian Armed Forces are struggling with a growing shortage of personnel even as the military faces more and more demands at home and abroad. While the military is supposed to have just over 100,000 troops at full strength, new Defence Department figures show it was short about 12,000 regular force troops and reservists at the end of November. The shortfall is worse than at the end of 2020, when military was short about 7,000 troops as the onset of the pandemic for
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress to address. That's particular true of his promises to reform the nation’s immigration system, where Biden is caught between the demands of his Democratic base and Latino voters and the realities of a steep influx of mig
OTTAWA — Government House leader Mark Holland is urging the Conservatives to reconsider their rejection of a compromise proposal that would allow MPs to finally see unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-security laboratory. In a letter Tuesday to his Conservative counterpart, Gerard Deltell, Holland reiterates his proposal to allow a special all-party, security-cleared committee to review all the documents, aided by three former senior judges who would
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole reacted Monday to news Canada approved the Pfizer COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid, saying the shipment of 30,000 treatment courses was “insufficient.” O’Toole said the government needs to “dramatically ramp up” the number of pills on order and get them out to the provinces immediately.
Ontario reported 3,887 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on Monday, with 578 of those patients in ICU. It is important to note that not all hospitals in the province report hospitalization figures on weekends, so the real number could be higher. The province also reported 8,521 new cases of COVID-19 — however, that number is not a reliable indicator of the true spread of the virus given restricted testing access. Officials also reported 22 more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott al