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IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected last week and Wednesday. The city said it is using a bypass system to pump water to residents instead and the entire territorial capital is now under a precautionary boil water advisory. Nunavut's health departmen
Lauren Aghabozorgi got news she had been in contact with somebody with COVID-19 on Jan. 2 and she immediately went into isolation. But a couple days later, she decided to confirm she had good reason to quarantine. So she headed out for a PCR test at a nearby clinic in northern Montreal. "As I was waiting for results, which I never got, I completed an isolation of about 10 days at home," she said. Aghabozorgi attended online classes, but stayed inside. She didn't even go get groceries despite nev
The bill, passed in a vote of 82 to 37 with three abstentions on Tuesday, will come into force if it is signed into law by President Gitanas Nausėda.View on euronews
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a self-appraisal that didn't always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the dubious assertion that he's outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution to COVID-era economic growth. A look at some of Biden's comments in a news conference that stretched for nearly two hours: PANDEMIC BIDEN on COVID-19: “I didn’t overpromise. I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen.” THE FACTS: That's a
Manitoba RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy announced the tragic deaths of four people, including an infant and a teen, near the Canada/US border Thursday.
Underwater footage explores pristine reef, undamaged by climate change, off coast of Tahiti.
A sleek, modern building in downtown Victoria has been given the green light to move forward on development, but an avian biologist is worried the design, which features a lot of reflective glass, could be harmful to birds. The structure, called the Telus Ocean building, is 11 storeys tall and will go up at Douglas Street and Humboldt Street. Development company Aryze says the project is intended to be the new business and innovation centre for B.C.'s capital. Development lead Chris Quigley says
TORONTO — The sex assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to begin in May after it was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 restrictions. The trial, which will be heard by a jury, is now scheduled to start May 2 and continue until early June. Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, was initially set to stand trial in January of last year but it was postponed by several months, and then again to this month. The trial was delayed again because new jury trials have been put o
Recently approved antiviral pill ‘paxlovid’ has been dubbed a game-changer. Despite this, concerns persist about the accessibility of the pill and who should be getting it first. Bioethicist Kerry Bowman shares insight on the issue
Team USA Bobsledder Aja Evans is eager to wear Ralph Lauren's sustainably made outfits as the 2022 Winter Olympics makes changes during the pandemic. (Jan. 20)
In a time-honoured tradition of Canadian democracy, government regulations become public when they appear in the Canada Gazette. That’s why Ottawa’s proposal to bypass that step is so troublesome.
A 16-year veteran with York Regional Police has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison after his conviction on charges including breach of trust and drug trafficking last year. In a news release from York police issued Thursday, Chief Jim MacSween said Const. Richard Senior has now been suspended without pay, as under the Police Services Act, a chief can't withhold pay from officers unless they are convicted and sentenced. "This unacceptable criminal behaviour is not tolerated by our
WINNIPEG — Manitoba recorded another 12 COVID-19-related deaths and saw hospitalizations rise again Wednesday, as the province's top doctor said the peak of the Omicron wave might be close at hand. Health officials said the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 reached 631, an increase of 11 in one day to set yet another record. The number of people in intensive care, including non-COVID patients, fell by two to 100, which was still 28 above the province's pre-pandemic normal capacity. Whil
NEW YORK (AP) — Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s. It's especially important now with health care systems under strain, and with people in higher-risk situations such as crowded, indoor settings for extended periods, says Linsey Marr, who studies viruses at Virginia Tech. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updat
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will be heading back to class Tuesday morning, though the province's teachers association says it cannot stand by the decision. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province's chief medical officer of health, said Thursday the decision to restart in-class learning wasn't made lightly. She said she understood the widespread concern — the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is still infecting hundreds of people in the province each da
Whether someone is scrolling mindlessly or actively conducting research, WitchTok connects witches to their practices and community.
Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott provided more details on Thursday about the province's plan of lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Ontario will begin its phased re-opening on Jan. 31 with gyms and restaurants at 50 per cent capacity, and move to the second phase on Feb. 21 which will remove capacity limits in indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is required. Then on March 14, the province plans to lift capacity limits in all indoor public settings. However, proof of vaccination will remain in place.
Cultural institutions joined in civil disobedience Wednesday to protest ongoing Dutch coronavirus restrictions. The Netherlands has been in a tough lockdown since mid-December, which is being met with increased anger from businesses. (Jan. 19)
Across Canada a blend of optimism and caution is emerging as provinces and territories revise their strategies for riding out the latest wave of the pandemic. In Saskatchewan where rising hospital admissions and staff shortages due to COVID-19 are a growing concern, the provincial health authority says it is looking at redeploying staff from other government departments to bolster the health-care system. Next door in Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney says there are signs the province has "reached an