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If you need an OHIP-covered eye exam, you're out of luck. Ontario optometrists aren't providing them right now. The pause is due to failed negotiations between eye doctors and the province. Jessica Nyznik reports.
Credited as Europe's crisis manager, Merkel was most well known for her role in managing the financial and migration crises. Here's a look back.View on euronews
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honors and a whopping 10 trophies. Among the awards received Thursday by the urban music superstar were Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Dákiti” and album of the year for “YHLQMDLG.” “Thanks always to all the audience for all the support, for supporting the music we make, thanks to all those who worked on this anthem,” said Bad Bunny after receiving the Hot Latin Song award. “Th
The price of gas in Newfoundland and Labrador is down on Thursday after reaching an all-time record high last week. The Public Utilities Board announced a decrease of 1.3 cents per litre, which means that a litre of self-serve gasoline will cost no more than $1.539 on the Avalon Peninsula. The decrease comes after gas prices hit a record high of $1.551 on Sept. 16. Gas prices are higher in most other parts of the province. In central Newfoundland, the maximum price for a litre of gasoline is $1.
BP has temporarily closed some of its UK petrol stations due to a shortage of lorry drivers as the country struggles to keep supermarket shelves stocked. View on euronews
VANCOUVER — A wildfire that began on Aug. 2 in British Columbia and grew to more than 833 square kilometres is now estimated to have caused $77 million in insurance damage. The cost estimate from the Insurance Bureau of Canada says the so-called White Rock Lake fire destroyed 78 properties in the Central Okanagan. The bureau says the fire was one of the most destructive blazes in the province this year and they are expecting more than 800 claims related to the disaster. Aaron Sutherland, vice-pr
The deaths of six members of a Nova Scotia family in a camper fire two weeks ago was described by mourners Friday as an unfathomable tragedy. Hundreds of friends, family members and strangers gathered outside at Victoria Square in Amherst to remember the Sears-Robertson family. Describing the loss as "incomprehensible," Rev. Will Ferry said it was important that the community mourn together while observing public health guidelines. On Sept. 12, firefighters discovered the bodies of R.J. Sears, 3
Conservative candidate Clifford Small has defeated Liberal Scott Simms in the riding of Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, winning by 264 votes, according to the CBC Decision Desk on Friday. Small is the first federal Conservative candidate to win in all of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2011. "I am really appreciative to the people of Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame for putting their trust in me to be the voice that they're looking for," he said in an interview with CBC News on Friday evening.
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
Dr. Paul Parks, president of the emergency medicine section of the Alberta Medical Association, says the province's hospitals are in dire need of help.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed to indicate Friday that it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before ruling on the appeal of a lower court's ruling blocking a restrictive Georgia abortion law. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in December on an attempt by Mississippi to overturn the high court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed the right to an abortion.
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to others. Sotomayor's “Just Help! How to Build a Better World” will be published Jan. 22, Philomel Books announced Friday. With illustrations by Angela Dominguez, “Just Help” was inspired by the community spirit of Sotomayor's own family. According to Philomel, an imprint for Penguin Young Readers, Sotomayor's book will guide readers through a neighborhood
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses. Newberg, a town of 25,000 residents situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Portland in gorgeous wine country, has become an unlikely focal point of a battle between the left and right across the nation over schooling. The City Council has condemned the action by the Newberg Scho
Millions of Americans are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot to help increase their protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus. A look at the nuts and bolts of this new phase of the vaccination campaign: WHO SHOULD GET THE PFIZER BOOSTER? People who got two Pfizer shots at least six months ago and who fall into one of these groups should get the booster: — People 65 and older, nursing home residents and assisted living residents. — Others ages 50 to 64 with a long list of
Britain's Prince Andrew has accepted service in the United States of a sexual assault lawsuit by a woman who said the Duke of York forced her to have sex with him at the London home of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. The prince and his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, have agreed that service was effective as of Sept. 21, according to a joint filing on Friday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Subject to court approval, Andrew would have until Oct. 29 to formally respond to the lawsuit.
Ontario's mandatory training program for those who sell, serve, deliver or handle alcohol now includes training on how to recognize and respond to sexual violence in a bar or restaurant setting. Smart Serve Ontario officially launched the new module Friday at an event in Etobicoke, but it said it already started rolling out the training in late spring. "Recognized as the first line of defence within a variety of establishments, bartenders and servers are critical in the protection and wellbeing
Ottawa reported 33 more cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Hospitalizations and outbreaks rise. Quebec reported 17 more cases in the Outaouais. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths on Thursday. The city has a total of 444 known active cases, one of the key numbers similar to what was seen in late spring toward the end of the pandemic's third wave. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said Monday she hopes a high immunization rate for vu
Something Saskatchewan's doctors suspected has now been confirmed: the province is withholding COVID-19 modelling data from them. In the early stages of the pandemic, modelling data was provided to doctors. Although modelling is not a crystal ball that shows the future, it does give health professionals and policymakers information that can help them inform decisions. That transparency stopped several months ago that transparency stopped. It was never made clear why. Doctors were finally given a
The Federal Reserve’s signal that it will soon unwind its bond buying program is bolstering the case in financial markets for the so-called reflation trade, which lifted Treasury yields and boosted shares of banks, energy firms and other economically sensitive companies in the early months of 2021. Though monetary tightening is frequently seen as a drag on stocks, some investors view the Fed’s stance as a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy. "Normally, a hawkish turn would be bad for risk-on assets, particularly equities... the fact the Fed is putting this out there signals to the market that the economy is on pretty firm footing," said Ralph Bassett, head of North American equities at Aberdeen Standard Investments.
For the second time in a week, a provincial court judge has delayed the sentencing of a man who sexually assaulted his teenage co-workers at a fast-food restaurant in Cape Breton. David Lennard MacDonald, 25, shielded his face from cameras as he left the Sydney courtroom Thursday. MacDonald has pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault involving five female co-workers who were underage at the time of the incidents at a Wendy's restaurant in Sydney. The Crown and defence are seeking a one-y