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MONTREAL — Quebec is making the flu vaccine free for all residents this year. The shots had only been free for certain high-risk groups and for health-care workers. Health officials said today the government reversed position because of the high levels of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and novel coronavirus circulating in the province. The Health Department says the flu vaccine will be available for free to anyone who wants it starting today. The department says it is encouraging certai
Warning: This story contains an image that some might find disturbing. Several members of city council say they'll ask administration to consider closing access to non-paying customers at certain CTrain stations after a brawl at a northeast station last week. Ward 10 Coun. Andre Chabot said he watched a video of an incident in which a man's jacket caught on fire after another individual appeared to fire a flare gun twice. Chabot called it a very troubling situation. "Myself, and [Coun. Sonya] Sh
Public anger in China towards widening COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western Xinjiang region and the country's capital of Beijing, as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds took to the streets on Friday night in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, chanting "End the lockdown!" and pumping their fists in the air, after a deadly fire on Thursday triggered anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown according to videos circulated on Chinese social media on Friday night. Videos showed people in a plaza singing China's national anthem with its lyric, "Rise up, those who refuse to be slaves!" while others shouted that they wanted to be released from lockdowns.
MONTREAL — The Quebec government said Friday it will appeal a landmark Superior Court ruling that bans random police stops, because the province said the court decision deprives police of an important law-enforcement tool. Last month, Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Yergeau decided that a common law rule allowing police to stop motorists without suspicion that an offence had been committed "paves the way" for racial profiling. That rule, the judge said, violates three sections of the Charte
The city of Windsor does not yet know how much it is costing to keep an emergency shelter for the roughly 40 residents evacuated from 1616 Ouellette Ave. earlier this week but it is tracking its expenses. "Our number one priority continues to be the health and well being of these displaced residents and the city has been working around the clock at this temporary shelter to ensure their needs are being met," said Andrew Daher, the city's commissioner of Human Health Services. Residents have been
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just wait, thought Ritsu Doan. Just wait. The Japan midfielder, who plays for German team Freiburg, had to grit his teeth when he heard people saying his team would be an easy opponent for Germany at the World Cup. “I listened to their talks with a fake smile on my face and in my heart,” the 24-year-old Doan said Thursday after sparking a remarkable comeback and arguably the biggest result in Japan’s World Cup history the night before. After entering in the 71st minute, Doan o
A 37-year-old woman and 53-year-old man have died at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on Highway 11. At about 6 a.m. Friday, a tractor-trailer truck, a pickup truck and a small car collided on the highway near Beresford, about 11 kilometres northwest of Bathurst, RCMP said. The man driving the pickup, from Belledune, and the woman driving the small car, from Bathurst, both died at the scene, RCMP said. They were the only occupants of their vehicles. RCMP said they believe the driver of the
Fire crews will be on the scene of a fire at a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S., for at least a few more hours, says an official. "We're going to have this contained here soon," said Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks are at the scene. Firefighters are taking a defensive approach, meaning they are surrounding the fire with water to keep it from spreading.
OTTAWA — The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield. But Conservative MPs are continuing to insist the federal move would outlaw many ordinary hunting rifles and shotguns. The Liberal government wants to include an evergreen definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm in gun-control legislation being studied by the House of Commons public safety committee. The measure, introduced Tuesday during clause-
VICTORIA — British Columbia's budget forecast shows a surplus of $5.7 billion, dwarfing the previous estimate and giving the government room to help people facing the ongoing cost-of-living crunch, says Finance Minister Selina Robinson. The projected surplus is $5 billion higher than the $706 million forecast last September, Robinson said Friday. The latest fiscal update, covering the government's financial results from last April to September, puts the province in a “significant surplus positio
One of Vancouver's most prestigious and awarded hair salons is marking 50 years in business. Suki's Hair Salon is founded by Suki Takagi, originally from Tokyo, Japan. Takagi began her career working for Gene Shacove in Beverly Hills, whom she describes as the "godfather of the industry" in the United States and whose clients included top movie stars and models, including Elizabeth Taylor. She says she remembers Beverly Hills dominated by male hairdressers in the 1960s, whereas women were given
TORONTO — Six works by Lawren Harris led Heffel’s fall auction Thursday, selling for a total of $7.3 million. One of the canvases, "House in the Ward, Winter, City Painting No. 1," sold for $2,521,250. A painting by female Automatist painter Marcelle Ferron led the postwar & Contemporary Art session, selling for $1,801,250. Andy Warhol’s highly coveted portrait of Queen Elizabeth II surpassed the million-dollar mark and broke the global auction record for the series. The royal blue screenprint f
VICTORIA — Plans to make room for patients with respiratory illnesses by cancelling surgeries are in place in British Columbia hospitals, says Health Minister Adrian Dix, as parents worry about long emergency room waits with sick children. But the province has yet to reach the point of scrapping operations, said Dix Thursday, as he faced Opposition calls for his resignation. Parents and the Opposition have decried lengthy waits at emergency rooms across B.C. for children suffering serious respir
The Emergencies Act inquiry has heard from all witnesses who were scheduled to testify over the course of the six-week-long process. The Public Order Emergency Commission will have until February to decide whether the Trudeau government was justified in its unprecedented decision. Eric Sorensen examines the major findings from the course of the entire inquiry, looking at what can be learned from the ordeal.
A man on trial for second-degree murder in the 2020 stabbing of Matthew Bossenberry in Regina has been found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. A jury returned the manslaughter verdict at the trial of Joshua La Rose, 42, on Friday night, after nine hours of deliberation. La Rose, 42, was charged in connection with the Aug. 24, 2020, death of Bossenberry, 32. He had pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge. The courtroom's gallery, filled with family and supporters for both
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party. Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters. She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Voters in Taiwan ove
TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. is eliminating about 50 jobs as it makes changes to its real estate operations. The company says it is changing its real estate operating model in Canada and its regional coverage strategy in North America. In Canada, the company is moving away from property operations to refocus its business as an investment manager. In an emailed statement, Manulife says Canadian property operations workers will move to JLL in March next year as part of the changes. It says i
There is no good legal or moral argument for denying prisoners their rights as workers. Canada must overhaul how it deals with prison labour.
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