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The Washington National Cathedral is replacing stained glass windows featuring Confederate symbols with racial-justice themed pieces in a display created by two Black American artists, the site said on Thursday. The announcement by the second largest U.S. cathedral comes a day after Richmond, Virginia, unveiled a new monument commemorating the end of slavery after pulling down a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that had prompted protests over racial injustice. Lee also was featured in stained glass windows that the cathedral removed in September 2017, following white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is keeping alive the CBC's efforts to unseal evidence pertaining to a now-quashed murder conviction from more than 30 years ago. The top court ruled this morning that the Manitoba Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to reconsider a publication ban on an affidavit in the case of a Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison for first-degree murder before the decision was overturned. In an 8-1 decision, Justice Nicholas Kasirer writes on behalf of the top court that
China is an "arch criminal" intent on bullying Taiwan and has no right to oppose or comment on its bid to join a pan-Pacific trade pact, Taiwan's government said in an escalating war of words over Taipei and Beijing's decision to apply. Chinese-claimed Taiwan said on Wednesday it had formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), less than a week after China submitted its application. China's Foreign Ministry said it opposed Taiwan "entering into any official treaty or organisation", and on Thursday Taiwan said China sent 24 military aircraft into the island's air defence zone, part of what Taipei says is an almost daily pattern of harassment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older, all people at high risk of severe disease, and others who are regularly exposed to the virus. The decision paves the way for a quick rollout of the booster shots as soon as this week for millions of people who had their second dose of the vaccine at least six months ago. The change to the vaccine's emergency use authorization will allow boosters for groups such as health-care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, FDA acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement.
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Nursing home workers at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, N.S., mounted an information picket Wednesday to raise awareness about a provincewide shortage of continuing care assistants and licensed practical nurses. Tammy Martin of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 125 staff at the 113-bed facility, said the labour shortage means workers are putting in overtime and giving up vacations. "They're desperate for help," Martin said. "They've been working short for a long, long ti
If Meng Wanzhou resolves the federal charges against her in the U.S. and returns to China, Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs, says she is 'cautiously optimistic' that will lead to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being allowed to return to Canada from China.(Credit: CBC/Ben Nelms)
A social media challenge encouraging students to trash school bathrooms has Calgary school boards trying to flush the problem before it overflows. As part of a TikTok challenge called "Devious Licks," students record themselves vandalizing and stealing items from school washrooms and post it online. "To be blunt, we are tired of repeatedly closing washrooms each and every day," the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) wrote in a statement to parents recently. "It costs us time and money, and inconve
Very few politicians have been as long-serving as Angela Merkel, except perhaps Jean-Claude Juncker. We speak to the former EU Commission President about Merkel's legacy in Europe, their time spent working together and her role as chancellor over the last 16 years.View on euronews
Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? Experts say there's no strong evidence that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it's more contagious. Delta's ability to spread more easily makes it more of a risk to children and underscores the need for masks in schools and vaccinations for those who are old enough, said Dr. Juan Dumois, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Johns H
MONTREAL — Quebec is investing more than $90 million into the fight against gun-related crime. Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault made the announcement today in Montreal, surrounded by representatives of Quebec police forces. Guilbault says the government's newest initiative to reduce gun violence and gun trafficking will be called Operation Centaure (Centaur). The money will fund specialized units in police forces across the province that will conduct investigations and try to disrupt
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Parachutists won’t jump off the nation’s third-highest bridge next month due to worries about sufficient emergency health care amid the coronavirus pandemic, an organizer said Wednesday. Marcus Ellison, an organizer for BASE jumpers, told the Bridge Day Commission on Wednesday that the group will not participate in Bridge Day, the state's largest outdoor festival on the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville. In past years they have been one of the festival's main attr
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates who were in contact with him before and during the attack. In a significant escalation for the panel, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced the subpoenas of former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for
Members of the Nova Scotia chapter of anti-poverty group ACORN gathered Thursday outside the Nova Scotia Legislature in downtown Halifax to demand permanent rent control measures be put in place by the newly elected Progressive Conservative government. "We need to have permanent rent control," said Hannah Wood, co-chair of the Halifax peninsula chapter of ACORN. "The rent control cap that will end when the state of emergency is lifted is going to lead to mass evictions and will lead to an even b
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her position after 16 years, so how will a change of personality affect the existing close ties between Germany and France? Euronews spoke to two experts to find out more.View on euronews
With markets on edge from a series of recent disruptions, this is no time for another taper tantrum, where stocks tumble on the news that stimulus may come to an end. Nonetheless the U.S. central bank has officially revealed plans to slow down its purchase of bonds and begin raising interest rates. Despite worries over a spreading property meltdown in China, rising delta cases, a fight over the debt ceiling in Washington and worldwide concern over the impact of higher rates on public and private
LA PALMA, Spain (Reuters) -Jets of red hot lava shot into the sky on Spain's La Palma on Thursday as a huge cloud of toxic ash drifted from the Cumbre Vieja volcano toward the mainland and jeopardised the island's economically crucial banana crops. Walls of lava, which turns black when exposed to the air, have advanced slowly westward since Sunday, engulfing everything in their path, including houses, schools and some banana plantations. Some 15% of La Palma's 140 million kilogram annual banana production could be at risk if farmers are unable to access plantations and tend to their crops, Sergio Caceres, manager of producer's association Asprocan, told Reuters.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) expects to decide in early October on the possible use of a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. It will be the EU drugs regulator's first decision on boosters, the source said, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a third dose of Pfizer for those 65 and older, all people at high risk of severe disease, and others who are regularly exposed to the virus. "EMA's decision on the third dose of Pfizer is expected for the beginning of October," the source said, declining to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Logan Giesbrecht left his dream job as an emergency room nurse when the mental health strain of an understaffed department became unbearable, even before the pandemic's fourth wave hit and anti-vaccination protesters began gathering outside hospitals. "The biggest frustration, and what I'm taking home from work, was basically doing the job of more than one nurse," said Giesbrecht, who feared low staffing levels would risk patient safety. He quit working at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.
Though it started as a temporary project during the pandemic, the City of Vancouver's temporary expedited patio program (TEPP) will now operate annually. City council voted unanimously to approve the program after staff presented a report recommending its continued operation. "Through the pandemic, patios have been shown to support economic recovery and a vibrant public life," wrote city staff in the report. The TEPP was introduced in June 2020 in response to social distancing and indoor dining