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Highlights: Quebec's vaccine passport is in full effect; Ontario's starts next week. Ontario expands third dose eligibility to more high-risk people. Vaccine rules were announced for Ottawa Senators games, Ottawa city council. Sites of upcoming pop-up clinics include arenas, a curling club and a pub. Every Thursday, CBC Ottawa brings you this roundup of COVID-19 vaccination developments throughout the region. You can find more information through links at the bottom of the page. There have been
ZURICH (Reuters) -The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, the United Nations said on Thursday. The virus-related economic downturn caused only a temporary downturn in CO2 emissions last year and it was not enough to reverse rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. "There was some thinking that the COVID lockdowns would have had a positive impact on the (…) atmosphere, which is not the case," WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said at a news briefing.
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 16 ... What we are watching in Canada ... With less than a week to go before Monday's federal election, the three main party leaders are continuing their tours of Eastern and Central Canada. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is back home in Montreal, where he will make an announcement in the morning. Conservative boss Erin O'Toole is visiting
LONDON (AP) — What could be more American than summer camp? It has fresh air, sailing, cookouts — and, in Bess Wohl’s new play, swastikas. “Camp Siegfried” is based on a real-life camp on Long Island in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into Nazi ideology. The play has its opening night Friday at London’s Old Vic Theatre, the venue’s first show to full-capacity audiences since the coronavirus pandemic began. Photos from the era show brown shirt-wearing teenagers parading with N
The University of Calgary and Mount Royal University are among multiple Alberta post-secondaries cancelling all in-person classes for the remainder of this week, in response to the provincial government implementing new COVID-19 restrictions and declaring a state of emergency. The measures, announced Wednesday, include a new program that requires people to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to gain entry to participating businesses and social events. Businesses tha
BEIJING (AP) — Three astronauts who lived for 90 days on China's space station departed Thursday in preparation for returning to Earth. The national space agency said Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo boarded the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft and undocked from the space station at 8:56 a.m. Thursday (0056 GMT). State broadcaster CCTV aired footage of the astronauts securing packages inside their spacecraft, which is due to parachute to a location in the Gobi Desert near the Jiuquan launch center
REGINA — Aaron Genest’s Grade 10 son sat in three different classrooms at a Saskatoon high school over three days with a student who later tested positive for COVID-19. “Conversations between kids being what it was, it was discovered that it was somebody that had sat beside him and was unvaccinated,” said Genest, who added that the student hadn't been wearing a mask because it wasonly required in elementary classes at the city's public schools at that time. That has since been changed to include
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul says the only distinction between the Conservative and Liberal climate change plans is that the Conservatives are being candid about their ability to hit their emission reduction targets. "The difference between the Liberals and the Conservatives is that the Conservatives are being honest that what they're planning to do is not going to get us past 30 per cent greenhouse gas emissions reductions," Paul told CBC News. "The Liberals are pretending that is going to g
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — When Virginia Oliver started trapping lobster off Maine’s rocky coast, World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic traffic signal was a recent invention and few women were harvesting lobsters. Nearly a century later, at age 101, she's still doing it. The oldest lobster fisher in the state and possibly the oldest one in the world, Oliver still faithfully tends to her traps off Rockland, Maine, with her 78-year-old son Max. Oliver started trapping lobst
A new University of British Columbia study found that renters in Metro Vancouver are evicted at almost twice the rate of renters in the Greater Toronto area. Using data from Statistics Canada between the years 2013 and 2018, researchers found 10.5 per cent of renters in the Metro Vancouver region said their most recent move was due to an eviction. In the Greater Toronto area, that number was 5.8 per cent, and in Montreal it's 4.2 per cent. The Canadian average sits at 5.7 per cent. Craig Jones,
Carol Sip spent three decades inside the federal public service, but her retirement plaque is the last thing she wants to see on her wall. Instead it sits stored away in the original packaging. "Why would I hang it up? It will only bring back awful memories," Sip said. "It should be something that you should be proud of, but I'm not proud of it because I know what I went through." Sip is one of a group Black federal employees involved in a proposed class-action lawsuit launched last December aga
The trend is clear: the wealthier your neighbourhood, the more likely you will be surrounded by trees. A CBC News analysis of data from the City of Montreal and Statistics Canada shows the higher the median income of a neighbourhood, the more extensive the tree cover. In other Canadian cities and beyond, researchers are tracking similar dynamics between green space and socioeconomic status, and looking for solutions to address the imbalance. "The general pattern is that wealthier areas — more pr
EDMONTON — The Conservative Party of Canada is not saying if an Erin O'Toole-led government would keep measures supported by the two other main parties that would increase scrutiny of open-pit coal mine proposals in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. "(The Conservative platform) ensures that we will meet our environmental and climate targets while ensuring we get Canadians back to work in every region and in every sector," said an email from party spokesman Mathew Clancy. He was responding to questions
A surge in summer travel across the country has forced Canada's two biggest airlines to ask staff to help volunteer at airports to overcome staffing challenges — a move that is creating pushback from unions. In an email to all employees, WestJet described how the rapid growth in passenger numbers is causing operational problems at several airports, including its flagship airport in Calgary. The "growing pains of recovery requires all-hands-on-deck," read the message, which included an open call
City of Ottawa planning staff recommend allowing the National Capital Commission to move forward with a plan to rezone its vacant land along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway for five new embassies. The plan has been opposed by nearby residents and the city councillor for Kitchissippi ward who argue the development would cut off residents from greenspace they use every day when open space in the urban core is increasingly under threat from intensification. The NCC amended its original plan to as
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported. Putin was speaking via a video link at a summit of a Russia-led security bloc being held in Tajikistan which he had initially planned to attend in person. It was previously unclear how big the outbreak was and how long Putin would remain isolated.
When Alex Carnio tested positive for the coronavirus in early August while pregnant with twins, she didn't anticipate how quickly her illness would progress. The 28-year-old Kelowna, B.C., resident wasn't yet vaccinated, but aside from experiencing a higher-risk pregnancy, she has typically been healthy, with no underlying medical conditions. Even so, her initially mild symptoms worsened within days. "I started having chest pain, unable to really breathe easily, I started not being able to keep
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A month after the fall of Kabul, the world is still wrestling with how to help Afghanistan’s impoverished people without propping up their Taliban leaders — a question that grows more urgent by the day. With the Afghan government severed from the international banking system, aid groups both inside Afghanistan and abroad say they are struggling to get emergency relief, basic services and funds to a population at risk of starvation, unemployment and the coronavi
PARIS (Reuters) -Hospitals, care homes and health centres have suspended around 3,000 workers across France for failing to comply with mandatory COVID vaccination, the government said on Thursday, as countries around Europe weigh how far to go to combat the pandemic https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/european-nations-plans-coping-with-covid-19-2021-09-15. While Italy is set to announce later on Thursday that proof of vaccination or a negative test will be compulsory for all workers https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italy-make-covid-green-pass-mandatory-workers-minister-2021-09-15, going further than any other country in the region, the Netherlands plans a similar step - but only to go to bars or clubs https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-expected-ease-covid-19-measures-introduce-corona-pass-2021-09-14.