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TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants to make a child-care deal with the federal government. The province has acknowledged it was in discussions with Ottawa about a potential agreement into the last hours before the federal election was called in August. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has said any deal with the federal Liberals would have to be flexible and incorporate Ontario's full-day kindergarten program. Ford would not say when asked today why Ontario was unable to reach a dea
China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone. The censoring capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software has been turned off for the "European Union region" but can be turned on remotely at any time, the National Cyber Security Centre said in a report on Tuesday. In a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, Xiaomi spokesman said its device "does not censor communications to or from its users".
A proposed bylaw that looks to ban conversion therapy in the Kingston area has been deferred until up to January. The proposed bylaw would see city council sending letters in support of Bill C-6, and would put measures in place that would create a stronger support system for the LGBTQ2S+ community and direct city staff to draft a bylaw prohibiting any form of conversion therapy. A motion presented by Councillor Doherty will now see council consider feedback on the bylaw from Tuesday’s delegates
Advisory committees in the City of Vancouver might be forced to either start meeting in person or go on hiatus due to a disagreement between the city and provincial government. Emergency provincial regulations that allowed for virtual municipal meetings expire on Sept. 29, and the city has told its advisory bodies they must comply. The city believes the province would need to amend the Vancouver Charter to explicitly allow committees to continue meeting virtually, but the Ministry of Municipal A
The man arrested and charged in connection with the killing of a young North Vancouver woman outside the Lynn Valley public library now faces six additional charges related to a series of stabbing attacks on March 27. Yannick Bandaogo, 28, is facing five additional counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault, according to a North Vancouver RCMP statement Wednesday. A charge of second-degree murder was originally laid after a woman in her late 20s died of wounds allegedly infli
These scenes came after U.S. border agents on horseback on Sunday used whip-like reins to block Haitian migrants wading across the Rio Grande with food and supplies from Mexico to a squalid encampment with nearly 10,000 people on the Texas side. The images triggered anguish among some current U.S. officials interviewed by Reuters who said they once had high hopes that U.S. President Joe Biden would quickly reverse the hardline immigration policies of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump and, as he promised, "restore humanity and American values" to the immigration system. Outside the government, disillusioned immigration advocates point to Biden's refusal to repeal Trump's most sweeping policy known as Title 42 - that allows border agents to quickly expel most migrants to Mexico or their home countries without a chance to apply for asylum.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is asking residents to be patient with businesses owners and frontline staff as the province's COVID-19 vaccine certificate system takes effect. Ford – who emphasized that he had been reluctant to introduce the system – says vaccine certificates will help avoid another lockdown during the pandemic. Starting today, patrons need to show proof of vaccination and government identification to access some high-risk settings including restaurant dining rooms, gyms an
REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it will continue to oversee five homes operated by a private long-term care provider for at least another month. The health authority was appointed administrator of Extendicare facilities on Aug. 5 after the province’s ombudsman released a report highlighting mismanagement that led to Saskatchewan’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak at one of the homes. In total, 194 of 198 residents at Parkside Extendicare in Regina contracted COVID-19 last winter, and
The Saint John Sea Dogs have been chosen to host the 2022 Memorial Cup tournament. The tournament features the three championship teams from major junior hockey teams from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The team from the host city also gets to compete for major junior hockey's biggest prize. The news that the city's bid was successful came Wednesday morning. The Quebec Remparts were also in the running to host. This will be the fir
President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world. The purchase of another 500 million shots brings the total U.S. vaccination commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses through 2022. (Sept. 22)
Toronto police are asking for the public's help identifying seven men they say robbed a group of boys at Yorkdale Mall. Police were called Saturday night on reports that four boys, all under the age of 15, had been robbed. Investigators say that the boys were robbed of personal items and clothing. The suspects are believed to be violent and dangerous. Police say that if located the suspects should not be approached. The public should call 911 instead. All seven suspects are described as being be
United Airlines Inc is facing claims that it unlawfully denied religious and medical exemptions from a requirement that employees receive COVID-19 vaccines after allegedly making it difficult for workers to apply for them. Six United employees filed a class action in Texas federal court on Tuesday claiming that workers who sought exemptions from the vaccine mandate were subjected to intrusive inquiries about their medical conditions or religious beliefs, including a requirement that they obtain letters from pastors. Chicago-based United in a statement said the lawsuit was without merit, and that it has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from employees since announcing its vaccine requirement last month.
Nursing home workers at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, N.S., mounted an information picket Wednesday to raise awareness about a provincewide shortage of continuing care assistants and licensed practical nurses. Tammy Martin of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 125 staff at the 113-bed facility, said the labour shortage means workers are putting in overtime and giving up vacations. "They're desperate for help," Martin said. "They've been working short for a long, long ti
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says pediatric ICU beds are being used to treat adults with COVID-19 because of a lack of capacity. "We are utilizing Jim Pattison Children's Hospital for adult patients (as appropriate) to support demand in Saskatoon. This is part of the work we do provincially to manage capacity and ensure appropriate level of care," wrote SHA spokesperson Doug Dahl in an email to CBC News. Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon is the only children's intensive ca
The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country. Željko Komšić is the Croat member of the western Balkan country’s presidency, which is shared between the country’s Croats, Bozniak Muslims and Serbs. Komšić on Wednesday hailed bilateral and regional cooperation during the pandemic, saying neighbors provided aid before multilateral
Edmonton Public Schools is calling on the province to reinstate mandatory isolation for positive COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta schools — and to bring back contact tracing in the classroom. "We need the government to act now," board chair Trisha Estabrooks wrote in a letter to the ministers of health and education. "We implore you to show responsible leadership by immediately reinstating contact tracing, close contact notification and mandatory quarantining for close contacts in schools."
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When one crossover is all you can approve, doing it for the children is never a bad choice. Council approved a tender to install a pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the Mundy’s Bay Public School location of Yonge Street and Sixth Street costing $78,620 awarded to CSL Group Ltd., but identifying that location and sourcing that cost became a point of discussion during a recent regular meeting. Coun. Jonathan Main brought up the agenda item as an opportunity to encourage conversation on how the town ca
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the majority of them in the Central Health region and linked to a growing outbreak in the Baie Verte area. Dr. Rosann Seviour, acting chief medical officer of health, said 21 of the new cases are in the Central Health region. One of the new cases is a contact of a previous case, one is related to travel within Canada and the other 19 cases are under investigation. Thirteen of the 21 new cases in the Central Health regi
EDMONTON — A group that oversees the practice of medicine in Alberta says it has told at least seven doctors who were spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that their behaviour was unprofessional. Scott McLeod, registrar with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, says the regulator has also spoken to doctors who gave into pressure from patients wanting an exemption letter-- not grounded in clinical evidence — to avoid having to wear masks or vaccinations. McLeod says the college i