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VICTORIA — British Columbia officials reported 661 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths on Wednesday. The Health Ministry says in a news release that from Sept. 7 to 13, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 76.5 per cent of cases. In the two-week period between Aug. 31 and Sept. 13, they accounted for 87.3 per cent of hospitalizations. After factoring for age, the ministry says unvaccinated people are 37.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated. As
Cisco Systems Inc on Wednesday forecast that within four years, about half its revenue will come from software and other recurring sales, but its chief financial officer told Reuters high chip prices in its hardware business will keep pressuring overall profits. Cisco is the biggest maker of networking gear for data centers and corporate campuses, but it is shifting toward selling recurring subscriptions for software such as its WebEx collaboration service and cybersecurity services. At an event with Wall Street analysts, Cisco said it believes the portion of its revenue coming from subscriptions will rise from 44% notched for its fiscal 2021 ended July 31 to 50% by fiscal 2025.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One Texas woman traveled nearly 1,000 miles to Colorado for an abortion. Others are driving four hours to New Mexico. And in Houston, clinics that typically perform more than 100 abortions in a week are down to a few a day. Two weeks after the nation's strictest abortion law took effect in Texas, new court filings showed the deepening and swift impact of the state's near-total ban on abortion. A federal judge on Wednesday set an Oct. 1 hearing over the Biden administration's
Former premier Danny Williams defended his role in the debt-ridden Muskrat Falls project during a speech at a conference about Newfoundland and Labrador's economic trajectory on Wednesday. In his speech, Williams explained the rationale behind his government's major economic decisions, including Muskrat Falls. Williams acknowledged that the project is "polarizing," but said criticisms of the project are made easier with hindsight. "Critics have been so unrelenting in their determination to see t
Montreal public health says it will expand its COVID-19 testing network after being inundated with people seeking tests this week as caseloads continue on an upward trend following the return to school. Dr. Mylène Drouin, Montreal's public health director, says more clinics are expected to open, capacity for testing at CLSCs will increase and rapid tests should soon be used in order to curb long wait times at COVID-19 testing centres across the city. "We are looking at [...] with the rapid test,
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood” and other projects, he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show. Then he sought advice on how to handle Sunday's Emmy ceremony, airing on CBS (8 p.m. EDT). “Steve Harvey, my good friend who’s hosted a lot of these ‘big nights,’ he had some great tidbits for me,” said the actor-comedian. Others on his call list for trade secrets: Billy Crystal, Anthony Anderson and Chris Rock, all vet
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) told Crystallex the State Department had determined such a sale would be inconsistent with U.S. foreign policy interests, but that Washington would reassess these considerations during the first half of 2022. Citgo has been controlled by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido since 2019, when Washington recognized him as the South American country's leader and sanctioned state oil company PDVSA - Citgo's ultimate parent - in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro, who it accused of election-rigging.
Students in the Charlottetown area are headed back to school Thursday — except those at West Royalty Elementary — and this has some parents relieved, but still concerned about the potential for more school outbreaks. Melissa Bruce's daughter started kindergarten last week at Sherwood Elementary. She's happy to be sending her daughter back to school, but is concerned about what the future might hold. "Worry will be in the back of my mind for sure. As to when and if that will happen again, and to
Lyle Daniels, inclusion manager with Build Together – Saskatchewan, will be leading two free virtual Indigenous training courses hosted by Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce. Brent Fitzpatrick, the Chamber’s executive director, said that while they have been working for over a year to organize these modules, conversations gained a particular focus since the BHP announcement on the Jansen Project. “BHP has mandated 20 per cent of their workforce to be Indigenous. So because of that, I thin
Thunderstorm threat continues overnight into Thursday, though reduced severe chance.
It doesn't matter how good a goalie is, the more shots on goal, the more some will get in. That's the message an infectious diseases expert hopes will resonate with vaccine-questioning Albertans as COVID cases among the fully-vaccinated start to rise. "The vaccines work remarkably well, but nothing is perfect when the virus is surging and raging through the community," Craig Jenne told CBC News in an interview Wednesday. The associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Calgary
QUEBEC — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney joined Erin O'Toole on the campaign trail in Quebec, comparing the Conservative leader's preceding months to the lead-up to his 1984 election win for the Progressive Conservatives. The 82-year-old who governed Canada from that year until 1993 walked onto a stage Wednesday evening before an audience of supporters in Orford, Que., as they chanted his name. He told the crowd of more than 100 a story of getting a call from O'Toole about five months earli
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres stressed on Wednesday that he cannot ask world leaders to show they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, after New York City officials said proof should be required for anyone entering the U.N. General Assembly Hall. Dozens of heads of state and government and foreign ministers - accompanied by countless diplomats - are due to be in New York next week for an annual high-level gathering at the United Nations. New York City officials told the United Nations that under its rules people "entering the U.N. premises for the purpose of entering the General Assembly Hall would be required to show proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to the Hall."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs next month. The new initiative in the nation's most populous county begins Oct. 7, with proof of at least one vaccine dose required. By Nov. 4, proof of full vaccination will be mandatory, according to the county's Department of Public Health. Health officials strongly recommend the same precautions for indo
St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Windsor was shut down Wednesday due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) made the call after five confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the school. The most recent exposure date was Sept. 9, according to a statement from WECHU Wednesday. The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board's website says three of those cases are students and one is a staff member. "Based on the level of spread in our community, it is necessa
Research suggests that expanded access to MAiD tends to benefit people with wealth and privilege, offering them choices and autonomy. At the same time, it puts marginalized people at risk.
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier received a rock star’s welcome when he arrived in Chatham Wednesday. Bernier stepped out of the Cosmic Cruiser, a unique limosine, to an adoring crowd dressed in purple and white, as the Twisted Sister anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” blasted from the speakers. Between 300 to 400 people turned out at the Freedom Rally, held in support of Chatham-Kent–Leamington candidate Liz Vallee. Bernier told the cheering crowd the PPC is going to “unite Canadian
A boil water advisory for a Manitoba First Nation has been lifted after more than two decades. Marney Blunt reports on a "surreal" day in Shoal Lake.
Canada’s four major parties have made strong promises when it comes to furthering reconciliation. Ending boil water advisories, implementing all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, advancing self-determination, and investing in affordable housing and mental health support were all items at the top of the list for North Shore candidates. For Mike Simpson, Green Party of Canada candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, advancing reconciliation in Canada,
The B.C. Wildlife Federation is warning Kootenay Lake's ecosystem is "out of balance," and is calling for aggressive provincial action to revive iconic kokanee salmon stocks. "I've been working on this lake for almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this," Harvey Andrusak, biologist and past president of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, told CBC Daybreak South host Chris Walker. "The public has to wake up to the fact the government isn't doing its job." Andrusak, who once worked as the