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There was a failure to properly consult with key groups on P.E.I. government's back-to-school plan, such as the teachers' union and the child and youth advocate, the Green Party charges. The province unveiled its back-to-school pandemic plan two weeks before classes resumed, with provisions for near normal conditions in classrooms. But it had to backtrack, closing some schools for a time and reintroducing some restrictions across the province following a COVID-19 outbreak just a few days into th
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
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.
Uncertainty over the outcome of two B.C. ridings drags on following Monday's federal vote. Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Richmond Centre are still too close to call. The Elections Canada website shows no special ballots have yet been tallied in either riding. Numbers show the NDP candidate leading the Conservative Party challenger in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, while the Liberals are ahead of the Conservatives in Richmond Centre. It's taken several days for the official results in two other B.C. ridings: Vancouv
News bulletin 2021/09/24 18:46View on euronews
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.
BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday's general election. For the first time in Germany, climate change is perhaps the most dominant issue in an election campaign, especially for young voters. It's at the center of televised debates among candidates, and five of the six
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has kept 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 Friday 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. The question of access to records remains open for the appeal court to weigh, even though t
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.
Federal and local officials say an encampment in a Texas border town where thousands of Haitian migrants gathered in recent days is now empty. (Sept. 24)
The YMCA in Saskatoon says it's going further than provincial guidelines to keep people safe from COVID-19. Starting Oct. 1, the YMCA will be requiring proof of vaccination for any parent picking up their child from child care, as well as anyone entering the building for any fitness or other programming. Workers will not accept a negative COVID test as an alternative, despite provincial regulations allowing the practice. "We don't know how long those tests are good for or how you prove that you'
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
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.
A Nazi death squad member living in Waterloo and facing deportation to Germany has died. Caryn Lieberman reports.
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
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
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.
A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government's overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow. Members of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association's opioid poisoning committee have penned a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other health and addictions officials calling for emergency action to address what they call a drug poisoning crisis. The association says comm
Dr. Peter Singer, the special adviser to the director general of the World Health Organization, called for sharing COVID-19 vaccines globally before administering booster shots for fully vaccinated people at lower risk. Singer said two billion vaccine doses are needed 'in the next three to four months to save a million or more lives.'(Credit: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)