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Some Alberta doctors have issued vaccination and mask exemptions to patients while others are actively spreading misinformation on social media, the president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta said Monday. The college is holding an emergency public meeting tonight to discuss issuing a statement to doctors about their obligation to adhere to practice standards set by the provincial regulator, college president Dr. Louis Francescutti said in an interview Monday. "There are very
MONTREAL — A Quebec elementary school east of Montreal is shuttered after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, officials said Monday. The Coeur-Immaculé school in Sherbrooke, Que. has sent more than 700 students home for at least two days after many students tested positive for COVID-19 over the last days. The school service centre responsible for the region reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including one teacher. Donald Landry, an official with the centre, said in an interview with The Canadi
There will be a minority Liberal government. Meet the new government, same as the old government. After 36 days of parties campaigning for the votes of Canadians, there will be another Liberal minority government. As of 2 a.m. ET, the Liberals were leading in 156 ridings. The Conservatives led in 121, with other ridings being led by the Bloc Québécois (32), the NDP (27) and the Greens (two). This file will not be updated further, but keep an eye on the election results in the days to come as mai
TORONTO, Kan. — Extracurricular activities can gradually return to Toronto schools. Toronto Public Health said Monday that city schools may slowly allow extracurriculars – including sports and clubs – to resume, and provided a framework to help boards bring those activities back. "Our goal is to have as few interruptions to in-person learning as possible," Dr. Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer of health for Toronto, said of the return of the activities. The province permitted extracurricul
A rainfall warning is in effect for the North Coast inland section of B.C. for Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 with the Prince Rupert coastal area to experience a similarly heavy downpour. The City of Prince Rupert can expect to see 60 mm to 80 mm of rain over Sept. 20 and 21. “A strong frontal system will bring heavy rain to the North Coast intensifying in the evening,” Environment Canada stated. Rainfall will ease early morning on Sept 21. Heavy rain is expected throughout the day going through the nigh
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Weeks before the World Bank scrapped its flagship Doing Business rankings following a damning independent probe, a group of external advisers recommended an overhaul of the rankings to limit countries' efforts to "manipulate their scores." An 84-page review, written by senior academics and economists, was published on the bank's website on Monday, about three weeks after it was submitted to World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart. The World Bank on Thursday said it would cancel the "Doing Business" series https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/world-bank-kills-business-climate-report-after-ethics-probe-cites-undue-pressure-2021-09-16 on country business climates, citing internal audits and a separate independent probe https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/84a922cc9273b7b120d49ad3b9e9d3f9-0090012021/original/DB-Investigation-Findings-and-Report-to-the-Board-of-Executive-Directors-September-15-2021.pdf by law firm WilmerHale that found senior World Bank leaders, including Kristalina Georgieva, who now heads the International Monetary Fund, pressured staff to alter data to favor China during her time as World Bank CEO.
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has expanded its eligibility criteria for people wanting a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The province says it has added residents and staff in First Nations personal care homes. Dr. Marcia Anderson, who is the public health lead with the First Nations pandemic response team, said the decision will affect about 200 residents and about 400 staff in 10 personal care homes. First Nations people in Manitoba have been disproportionately affected by the virus. The
The Canadian dollar fell to a one-month low against its U.S. counterpart on Monday and the Toronto stock market posted its biggest decline since January as Canadians headed to the polls and worries about China roiled global financial markets. The loonie was trading 0.3% lower at 1.2810 to the greenback, or 78.06 U.S. cents, after touching its weakest intraday level since Aug. 20 at 1.2895. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may cling to power after the dust has settled from Monday's election, but he is likely to lose his bid for a parliamentary majority.
Police responded to a number of fatal crashes over the weekend, including the death of two people in a collision near the Baie Verte junction, one person in a crash involving a motorcycle and a dirt bike on the Pitts Memorial highway and a pedestrian who was killed on Thorburn Road in St. John's. Around 1 p.m. on Saturday the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was on the scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a dirt bike near Peacekeepers Way and Pitts Memorial Drive. Police confirmed one
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock said he intended to overturn eight counts of the jury’s guilty verdict against ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia that the judge said prosecutors failed to prove during trial. Corriea, who mai
There were 131 fires in Nunavut in 2020, resulting in two deaths, six injuries and $5.7 million in losses. According to the territorial fire marshal office's report, which was tabled last week in the Nunavut Legislature, nearly all of the fires were linked to smoking, open flames, stoves and heaters. It said all deaths and injuries involved "smokers' materials" or open flames. The report indicated the number of fires was higher than the annual average of 127 fires over the past 10 years, and up
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in Mississippi’s bid to have the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion overturned. The court issued its arguments calendar for late November and early December on Monday. Mississippi is asking the high court to uphold its ban on most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The state has told the court it should overrule Roe and the 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that prevent state
Long lines were reported at some polling stations in Toronto Monday as Canadians voted in the federal election. Matthew Bingley reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress must fund the government in the next 10 days, or risk a federal shutdown. Raise the nation’s borrowing limit, or default on its debt. All this while Democratic lawmakers are laboring to shoulder President Joe Biden’s massive $3.5 trillion “build back better” agenda through the House and Senate with stark opposition from Republicans. The magnitude of the challenges ahead and the speed required to accomplish the job are like nothing Congress has faced in recent memory, s
MONTREAL — A Quebec mayor is asking provincial police for assistance after a series of alleged crimes that seem to be targeting local officials. "Right now, it's a little bit like the Wild West," Saint-Joseph-du-Lac Mayor Benoit Proulx said in an interview Monday, speaking out against intimidation. Proulx said there have been at least four incidents in the lower Laurentians town, northwest of Montreal, in the past two weeks. Municipal police have launched investigations after two vehicles were a
For 555 days since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kamloops COVID Meal Train has served food to thousands of people in need. The group has provided nearly 100,000 free breakfasts, lunches and dinners to those less fortunate with volunteers trying to fill in for other services that were scaled back or shut down during the pandemic. Volunteer Danica Fletcher says the group wouldn't be able to continue without the help of donations from the community. "There's such a huge void in communitie
Forge FC takes its next step on its Scotiabank CONCACAF League journey Tuesday and this time it doesn't need a passport. For the first time since August 2019, the Canadian Premier League champion gets to host a match in the feeder tournament that will send six clubs to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the flagship club competition in the region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Having dispatching El Salvador's CD FAS 5-3 on aggregate in the preliminary round last
Nova Scotia's minister of seniors signaled on Monday the province could be ready to announce next week a vaccine policy aimed at long-term care employees, following a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member at the Northwood facility in Halifax. But Barbara Adams conceded that while mandating COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care staff — as some other provinces have done — is an option, it is "the most dramatic step that one can take." "I understand why individual provinces who have different
LATEST UPDATES: CBC News is projecting a Liberal minority government. CBC News is projecting an NDP win in Windsor West, a riding held by Brian Masse since 2002. Conservative Chris Lewis is projected to win a second term in Essex. Liberal Irek Kusmierczyk projected to win in Windsor–Tecumseh. The three incumbent candidates in Windsor-Essex — each from different parties — are heading back to Ottawa, CBC News projects. CBC News is projecting a win by Liberal Irek Kusmierczyk after a nail-biter in