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Logan Giesbrecht left his dream job as an emergency room nurse when the mental health strain of an understaffed department became unbearable, even before the pandemic's fourth wave hit and anti-vaccination protesters began gathering outside hospitals. "The biggest frustration, and what I'm taking home from work, was basically doing the job of more than one nurse," said Giesbrecht, who feared low staffing levels would risk patient safety. He quit working at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.
Taiwan's main opposition party elected former leader Eric Chu as its chairman on Saturday with a pledge to renew stalled talks with China, which has ramped up military and political pressure against the island Beijing claims as its own territory. Chu, 60, a former mayor of New Taipei City, beat Kuomintang (KMT) incumbent Johnny Chiang and two other contenders in the chairmanship election, though he will not take over immediately. The KMT was trounced in presidential and parliamentary elections last year, having failed to cast off the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) accusations a vote for them was no more than a vote for China.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris' live interview on “The View” was abruptly delayed Friday after two hosts of the talk show learned they had tested positive for COVID-19 moments before Harris was to join them on the set. Co-host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro were at the table for the start of the show, but then were told to step off the set. Hostin and Navarro had been vaccinated, their colleagues said. Harris, who was to be seated there as well, instead was later interview
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A man at the Tennessee shooting says he heard 10-15 rounds of gunfire in nearby parking lot. "The gunfire was so close, it sounded like it was directly over my head." (Sept. 24)
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it moves to alleviate an acute shortage of truckers in the next 10 days then significant disruption was inevitable in the run-up to Christmas. As the world's fifth-largest economy emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns, a spike in European natural gas prices and a post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers have left Britain grappling with soaring energy prices and a potential food supply crunch. BP had to close some of its gas stations due to the driver shortages while queues formed at some Shell stations as pumps ran dry in some places.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A former Wall Street quantitative analyst was charged on Thursday with insider trading for making nearly 2,900 trades after learning his employer would soon make the same trades for clients, known as front-running. The U.S. Department of Justice said Sergei Polevikov, 48, of Port Washington, New York, generated more than $8.5 million of illegal profit from trades he conducted from January 2014 to October 2019 through his wife's brokerage account. Polevikov worked for OppenheimerFunds during the alleged front-running, according to a public records search.
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 move to reinstate New Brunswick’s state of emergency isn’t exactly a surprise for many New Brunswickers, who have watched case counts climb for weeks. Here’s what some had to say after Friday’s announcement.
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 top elected official in the Texas border county where thousands of Haitian migrants camped in recent days says only 225 migrants remain. (Sept. 24)
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)
Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are returning to Canada nearly three years after they were arrested in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday evening. "These two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult ordeal," Trudeau said in Ottawa. "For the past 1,000 days, they have shown strength, perseverance, resilience and grace." Spavor and Kovrig boarded their flight about 7:30 p.m. ET, Trudeau said. They are being accompanied by Dominic Barton, Canada's am
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited a New York City public school Friday where Meghan read her children's book to the students. (Sept. 24)
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
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved nearly $1 billion in new spending to prevent wildfires that are getting bigger and more destructive from climate change. (Sept. 23)
A dog was rescued from a cliff in a quarry Friday morning in Bedford, N.S. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency responded to a call about a dog in danger. The dog was stuck at Rocky Lake Quarry. The site, owned by Dexter Construction, is in a Bedford industrial park. Kevin Dean, a district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, said Dexter Construction crews built a road into the quarry so fire crews could bring in a fire truck with a 30-metre aerial ladder. Dean said crews weren't sure
If Meng Wanzhou resolves the federal charges against her in the U.S. and returns to China, Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs, says she is 'cautiously optimistic' that will lead to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being allowed to return to Canada from China.(Credit: CBC/Ben Nelms)
OTTAWA — Canada's top doctor says safety data won't be the only factor public health officials and parents will have to consider when deciding whether or not to vaccinate young kids against COVID-19. There are no COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in children under 12 in Canada right now, but Pfizer announced earlier this week positive results in its trial for kids aged five and up. Dr. Teresa Tam says Health Canada will be looking at the data carefully to determine if the vaccine is safe for ch
MONTREAL — The Quebec government will spend another $90 million to hire more than 100 police officers and experts to fight gun-related crime, Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said Friday. Guilbault, surrounded by members of Quebec's various police forces at a news conference in Montreal, said the government's newest initiative to reduce gun violence and gun trafficking will be called Operation Centaur. The money will go toward new equipment and hiring 107 officers and other crime exp