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A total solar eclipse could be seen from Antarctica on Saturday with NASA live streaming the event, showing a striking image of the sky darkening. (Dec. 4)
Federal Members of Parliament unanimously voted to fast-track Bill C-4, which would ban conversion therapies aimed at LGBTQ Canadians on Wednesday, with advocates in Newfoundland and Labrador praising the decision. Gemma Hickey of St. John's, who experienced conversion therapy as a teenager and attempted suicide because of it, awaited the vote in Ottawa after advocating for the ban for three decades. "I was brought to tears. This will save lives," Hickey told CBC News on Friday. "I just can't te
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their commitment to Lebanon, despite Saudi Arabia's uneasiness with Iran’s sway over the small Mediterranean country
MOSCOW (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday to Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti and said it will take place in the evening. "The presidents will decide themselves” how long the conversation will
Ontario reported 1,031 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the most on a single day in six months, as Toronto and York Region confirmed their first cases of the omicron variant. The province's latest daily new case count is the highest since May 30 — when the third wave of the pandemic was slowly receding. Toronto Public Health confirmed its first three cases of the omicron variant on Friday evening. Two of the individuals affected had recently returned from Nigeria, while another had returned from
Make it 66 career moguls victories on the World Cup circuit for Mikaël Kingsbury. The reigning Olympic and world champion from Deux-Montagnes, Que., topped the field of 61 finishers at Saturday's season-opening event, scoring 82.99 points in Ruka, Finland. It was a much more enjoyable day for the 29-year-old after he fractured his T4 and T5 vertebrae in his back on Nov. 29, 2020, while training ahead of the season opener in Ruka. Pavel Kolmakov of Kazakhstan was second (82.10) in Saturday's comp
Elections Alberta says it was improper — but not partisan — when an employee posted testy Twitter responses to concerned citizens on municipal election day. Some MLAs say the now-deleted social media posts damaged the office's credibility, and Elections Alberta should be more transparent about the consequences for the employee responsible. "This hurts the confidence in Elections Alberta," said United Conservative Party MLA Tany Yao, during an all-party legislative committee meeting Friday. Chief
A group of protestors temporarily blocked a set of train tracks in Saint-Lambert, a city on Montreal's South Shore, causing cancellations and delays of some trains between Montreal and Quebec City on Saturday. The group sent out a press release saying it set up the blockade in solidarity with the Gidimt'en clan of the Wet'suwet'en nation who have been actively opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia since 2020. The protestors described themselves as non-Indigenous
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
A parking lot near downtown Halifax will serve as the site for nine modular units to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness, the municipality said Friday. Seven units, including one that is accessible, will be set up as living quarters next month in the parking lot of the Centennial Pool. Two more units will serve as support space. The parking lot was chosen because it is municipally owned property. It also meets the applicable zoning requirements, and it's reasonably close to supp
Ontario reported another 1,053 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest daily case count in half a year and the second day in a row where it has topped 1,000, as more cases of the omicron variant were confirmed in the province. The latest infections involving the variant of concern emerged in Hamilton and Peel Region, according to news releases from local authorities. A Hamilton resident who travelled recently to South Africa has tested positive, the agency said in a Saturday news release. A s
Ottawa reported 63 more cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Many key numbers are slowly rising in the city. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 63 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday and no more deaths. The city has 398 known active cases. Numbers to watch 3: Residents age 12 and up who are unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are three times more likely to contract COVID-19 than are those who are fully vaccinated, according to data up to Nov. 26. 2.
Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary grades 2-5 will be closed from Dec. 6 to 10 because of COVID-19. A news release said Public Health recommended the closure to control the spread of the virus in the school community. Pre-primary and Grade 1 will remain open with Public Health monitoring, the release said. According to the release, Public Health will provide information about reopening the facility later in the week. It said the principal will contact staff and families about learni
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams announced a long-awaited second run for Georgia governor this week, but with Democrats facing a sour national environment and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp facing challenges within his own party, the 2022 campaign will look different from 2018. Abrams' narrow loss, highlighted by her claims that Kemp used his prior post as secretary of state to unfairly push voters away, vaulted her to national stardom in a year when Democrats nationwide capitalized on then-President Do
Experts have found a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to stand trial for now, attorneys said during a court hearing Friday. (Dec. 4)
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Callum Wilson scored late in the first half and Newcastle went on to beat Burnley 1-0 for its first victory in this English Premier League on Saturday. Newcastle ended a 14-game winless run and earned desperately needed points as it tries to climb out of the relegation zone. Burnley had been unbeaten in five games but could muster only one shot on target at St. James’ Park. Wilson scored in the 40th minute after Burnley goalkeeper Nike Pope couldn't control Joe Willock'
FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province prepared to enter the first phase of its so-called winter action plan. The province will enter Level 1 of the plan as of Sunday, which is the least restrictive of the three tiers. Among other things, masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Physical distancing will also be mandatory in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccinat
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been on a “rollercoaster of emotions,” with the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immediately slapped on southern African countries. “Is that how you reward science? By blacklisting countries?” Dr. Sikhulile Moyo, a virologist at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, said in an interview Thursday night with The Associated Press. “The
Authorities in Panama found 10 million dollars of illegal drug money hidden in a residential house in Nueva Providencia. View on euronews
As sun-seekers return to Barbados, the threat of the omicron variant has some island businesses worried about how it’ll impact tourism. The Caribbean country is already trying to recover from its worst wave of COVID-19 infections, with nearly half of Barbadians still not fully vaccinated.