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A new report into the 2020 sinking of the Sarah Anne off Newfoundland's south coast says the fishing vessel likely capsized suddenly, sending all four crew members into the water and causing their deaths. Clifford Harvey, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's director of marine investigation, said the absence of life-saving equipment and distress signals support the conclusion that the vessel's capsizing took the crew by surprise. "Without critical pieces of life-saving equipment the crew
An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday voted to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for children ages 5 to 11, at least five months after completing their primary vaccination course. The advisers considered data from the CDC that showed protection from the initial two shots starts to wane over time, and that boosters in older age groups improved efficacy against severe COVID and hospitalizations. The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for the age group on Tuesday as COVID cases are on the rise again in the United States.
Experts urge people not to panic over a handful of suspected cases of monkeypox under investigation in Quebec. It comes as infections appear to be spreading in several countries through close contact with others.
Tickets for the Red Lot viewing party outside the Scotiabank Saddledome sold out quickly for Wednesday night's game as the Calgary Flames enter Round 2 of the NHL playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers. The Red Lot will open at 5:30 p.m., two hours before the scheduled puck drop. The city is introducing measures to ensure safety for fans during tonight's celebrations, according to a news release. Extra police and peace officers will be present on 17th Avenue S.W. Traffic will be blocked from 17th
OTTAWA — A new report calls on federal corrections to ease caseloads, improve workplace policies and give added resources to parole officers in order to mitigate current strains on their mental health. The report, led by public safety expert Rosemary Ricciardelli and released by a union, says that federal parole officers are experiencing extremely high levels of workplace stress and compromised mental health. These 1,600 parole officers across Canada feel overwhelmed by their caseloads, are expo
State Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday. (May 17)
Omar Sy plays a father signing up to fight for France in World War I in order to watch over his son.View on euronews
Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin. (May 19)
Weather balloons are essential to weather forecasting, but it takes a lot of coordination to send them up—and to track the data they capture. The Weather Network's Kyle Brittain attached some cameras to a weather balloon to get a better picture of how the process works, and the results were very dramatic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation's continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has spent most of her career in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, was nominated to the position last month by President Joe Biden. She was confirmed by the Senate unanimously without a formal roll call vote. America
OTTAWA — Sven Spengemann has resigned as the Liberal member of Parliament for Mississauga-Lakeshore. In a statement Wednesday, Spengemann says he is stepping down to once again serve with the United Nations. He says will start his new job on May 28 and will have more to say later about what he will be doing. Spengemann was first elected to the House of Commons in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 and last September. He has served as chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Interna
GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two U.N. agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which British expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before meeting top officials from the U.N. human rights and refugee agencies, Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta acknowledged it was “fine that they be concerned,” adding that the discussion was aimed “to bring them on board” to work
Prince Charles and Camilla greeted eager crowds in St. John’s as they embarked on the first stop of their three-day royal tour across Canada. One of the key themes of their tour is Indigenous reconciliation, with Charles pledging to listen and learn from Indigenous peoples.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vote counting in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate dragged into a third day as Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick remained essentially tied with tens of thousands of ballots left to tally. Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led McCormick by 1,240 votes, or 0.09 percentage points, out of 1,334,376 ballots counted as of midday Thursday. The race remained close enough to trigger Pennsylvania’s automatic recount law,
Staff at Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon routinely put students in holds or seclusion prior to 2020 for not following directions, including one case where a child was put in a hold for not pulling the hood of their sweater down. Holds, where staff restrain students with their own bodies, are only meant to be used when there's an imminent threat to physical safety. Seclusion, where a student is confined in a space alone, is not supposed to be used at all. Those were among the
Although the psychedelic drug is still considered illegal except for special circumstances, Health Canada has now authorized a patient in Quebec to be treated for depression using magic mushrooms. Dan Spector explains how psilocybin affects the brain, and the push for easier access to this treatment.
OTTAWA — Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is pledging to rouse support from his international colleagues for Ukraine's besieged health system. Duclos penned a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart, Dr. Viktor Liashko, to assure him that Canada will lobby support to rebuild health care in Ukraine. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said it had verified over 200 Russian attacks on health facilities. Duclos says Ukraine will have Canada's support at the ongoing G7 health ministers meeting in
Stock markets were a sea of red on Wednesday as financial results from major retailers suggested they're having a hard time dealing with stubbornly high inflation. The S&P 500 was down by more than four per cent, its worst one-day showing since June 2020 as investors reacted to troubling signs that consumers are slowing their spending in the face of high prices. Shares in Target shed more than 25 per cent of their value after the retailer said its profit was cut in half because of higher costs a
A B.C. Supreme Court judge found the man described as the former "chief executive officer" of B.C.'s legislature guilty of breach of trust and fraud Thursday in connection with improper expense claims for more than $1,800 worth of clothing. In a split verdict, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes acquitted former legislature house clerk Craig James of two other counts of breach of trust and one of fraud in relation to improperly claiming a $250,000 retirement benefit and storing a wood splitte
Cherylle Douglas returned to her mobile home park in Merritt, B.C., several months after it was hit by floods from the nearby Coldwater River, but she says the homecoming wasn't all that sweet. Douglas is living in a trailer right next to her old mobile home, which is condemned because of the amount of flood damage it sustained last November. She isn't sure whether floodwaters will once again devastate her neighbourhood. "Technically, I'm homeless," she said, adding that thieves have broken into