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The Alberta government launched its COVID-19 immunization record on Sunday so vaccinated individuals can print out a card-sized copy — but it turns out getting your name on one isn't difficult. After the site launched, many took to Twitter to exclaim that the PDF was not locked and that virtually anyone can edit the information on it if they have access to Adobe Reader. The news comes after the province announced the restriction exemption program on Wednesday, which put the onus on some non-esse
LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the initial eruption shortly after 3 p.m. near the southern end of the island, which saw its last eruption in 1971. Huge red plumes topped
A 42-year-old mother and her two kids, a 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, were killed in a major accident involving two vehicles in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the Montérégie region Sunday afternoon. According to provincial police, a pickup truck travelling at a high speed hit the family's car, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Boulevard du Séminaire Nord and Boulevard Saint-Luc, around 10:30 a.m. Following the impact, police said the truck dragged the vehicle for seve
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A British Columbia health authority says it is facing a severe nursing shortage in a northern city as staff face criticism from COVID-19 protesters. The Northern Health Authority, which covers the northern half of B.C., says there are only five of 20 permanent registered nursing jobs filled on its emergency room rotation. It means other nurses are being diverted to the shift, placing further stress on other rotations. Northern Health says in a statement that staff are "exha
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers with potentially defective Takata air bag inflators, a government document seen by Reuters on Sunday showed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday opened an engineering analysis into an estimated 30 million U.S. vehicles from the 2001 through 2019 model years. The new investigation includes vehicles assembled by Honda Motor Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, General Motors Co, Nissan Motor, Subaru, Tesla, Ferrari NV , Nissan Motor, Mazda, Daimler AG, BMW Chrysler (now part of Stellantis NV), Porsche Cars, Jaguar Land Rover (owned by Tata Motors) and others.
On the Sunday before Election Day, Canada's major party leaders make their pitches to voters across the country.
Alberta's government has clarified what businesses it considers essential services, and will therefore not be exempt from restrictions if they choose to opt in to the proof-of-vaccination program on Monday. Starting Monday, non-essential businesses and services can choose to require proof of vaccination for customers. Those who opt out have to adhere to capacity and operating restrictions. The list of eligible businesses, which includes restaurants, clubs, casinos and movie theatres, was origina
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault delivered a nationalist speech to his party's youth wing on Sunday, capping off a weekend-long convention where he touted cohesion in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is not the time in Quebec to divide," Legault said. "It's time to defend our social cohesion." Legault told the Coalition Avenir Quebec convention in the provincial capital that he sees the party as a fortress against the more radical elements of society, including those who oppose
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening in the downtown Boyle Street neighbourhood. At about 6 p.m., police responded to a report about an assault with a weapon near 104th Avenue and 95th Street. On arriving, they discovered a man with serious injuries. Officers provided first aid but he died at the scene. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact them.
Forecasters are currently monitoring two tropical storms, Peter and Rose, in the Atlantic basin.
TORONTO — A former bureaucrat accused by the Ontario government of embezzling $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds is now facing criminal charges in the matter. His lawyer says Sanjay Madan is facing two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust. Stephen Hebscher says Madan and his wife, Shalini Madan, are also charged with laundering the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000. The province has sued Sanjay Madan, his wife and two adu
EDMONTON — Albertans needing proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province's website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them. Dan Shugar, who lives in Calgary, says the card was in a PDF file which he was able to edit to say his name was "Fakus McFakeFace" and that he'd received doses of "Ivermectin Horsey Paste" and "Bleach." He says all of the fields could be edited and making changes was "mindbogglingly
The People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier spent the final days leading up the federal election in Alberta. On Friday, hundreds of Albertans flocked to an empty field behind a Strathmore business to support the People's Party of Canada, and on Saturday, Bernier attended a rally at Memorial Park, attended by about 1,000 people. Bernier and other speakers railed against vaccines, as the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases in Alberta spikes, and surgeries have been scaled back by 75 per cent — in
MARY'S HARBOUR — Searchers have located debris that the joint rescue co-ordination centre says is likely from a nine-metre fishing boat that went missing with two men on board off the coast of Labrador. The fishing vessel Island Lady departed the small coastal community of Mary's Harbour Friday morning with two men on board, and was reported missing that night. The Cape Islander-style boat had two outboard motors and was equipped with radio, and had been expected back in the harbour by 5 p.m. on
The province has set multiple new records for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the province's dashboard and a new death was reported. There are 543 new cases as of Sunday, which is the highest daily increase since the pandemic started. The previous record of 509 was set on Sept. 14. There are 249 people in hospital, which is a new record. The previous record was 238 set on Feb. 3. Out of the 249 people in hospital, 55 are in intensive care. That's also the highest number of COVID-19 patients in
MADRID (AP) — Vinícius Junior and Karim Benzema added to their impressive starts to the season by scoring late goals in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. Vinícius Júnior scored his fourth goal of the season in the 86th minute, and Benzema netted his sixth two minutes later to give Madrid its third straight win in the league. The victory leaves Madrid top with 13 points, two more than defending champion Atlético Madrid, which was held 0-0 at home by Athletic
Toronto police say one man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting Saturday night in the downtown area. Police say a shots fired call in the city's Regent Park neighbourhood came in just before 9 p.m. Responding officers found three victims, including 27-year-old Thane Murray, who died at the scene. A 29-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and is now listed in stable condition, while another 27-year-old suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Police say
MOSCOW (AP) — Early results Sunday in Russia's parliamentary election showed the dominant pro-Kremlin party well in the lead, but it was unclear if the party will retain the two-thirds majority of seats that allow it to change the constitution. The election is widely seen as an important part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in which control of the State Duma, or parliament, will be key. Results from about 30% of t
When the delta variant came into play in Canada in the spring, leaders didn't take sufficient notice, Jason Tetro, a microbiologist and author of The Germ Files, said. Now, they really need to start. "I really think … you have to separate this pandemic into two stages: you've got the delta era, and the pre-delta era and now we're in the delta era," Tetro told Peter Mills on CBC's Saskatchewan Weekend. In Saskatchewan, about one in five cases are variants of concern, the province's COVID-19 dashb
What is now post-tropical storm Odette will bring heavy rain and intense winds to parts of Newfoundland.