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Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. (Oct. 20)
ISTANBUL (AP) — Sebastian Coates waited years to score his first Champions League goal but only 12 minutes for the next one, a near-exact copy. The Sporting Lisbon captain scored two headers in almost identical circumstances and won a penalty for good measure, as he led his team to a 4-1 win against Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday. Uruguayan defender Coates was left unmarked in front of goal to head in when Pedro Goncalves' corner was flicked on by Goncalo Inacio at the near post in
New data suggests teen vaping has returned to pre-pandemic levels in Canada, raising concerns that a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine and Health Canada is not acting quickly enough to curb it.
A Cape Breton artist has written and illustrated Canada's first Scottish Gaelic graphic novel. Ás a' Chamhanaich or Out of the Twilight is a collection of 12 short stories by Angus MacLeod, a Gaelic language and song teacher from Goose Cove, N.S. "To put it into a genre is really difficult because the stories are just whatever stories came to me," MacLeod said. "A lot of them have their roots in older Gaelic stories and creatures from Gaelic mythology." MacLeod said "there's a lot of fantasy in
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P.E.I. is lowering the age for people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at pharmacies, in an effort to get more young people vaccinated. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison made the announcement at a briefing on the pandemic Tuesday. "Our rates of full vaccination are among the highest in the country, and we will continue to stress the importance of immunization in the younger age groups," said Morrison. "Right now, our rates in the under-40 age groups are too low, especially the 20- t
Montreal firefighter Pierre Lacroix, 58, died after his boat capsized during the rescue of two boaters in distress. Three other firefighters and the two boaters were not seriously injured.
DETROIT (AP) — As an American leader, Colin Powell’s credentials were impeccable: He was national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying that his voice on their behalf could have been louder. Powell, who died Monday of COVID-19 complications, spent 35 years in the Army and rose to political prominence under Republican presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush an
More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program in his sweeping social services and climate change package. In a letter Wednesday to Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 15 senators from the moderate and progressive wings of the party warned Democratic leaders that a program offering paid family leave for all workers must be included in the proposal as negotiators wo
Paul Pogba had seen enough. So had many disgruntled Manchester United fans. “We need to find something. We need to change something,” an exasperated Pogba said after United’s late collapse in a 4-2 loss at Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t disagree. “We need to look at the whole set-up and balance of the team,” the United manager said, moments after Pogba’s outburst. “And maybe something has to give.” It’s that time once again — it seems to happen on two or
Dozens of patients of a prominent Ontario plastic surgeon say they’re out thousands of dollars after paying deposits for procedures they never received and they can’t reach Dr. Mahmood Kara or his staff.
Public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Kinngait, Nunavut, are being eased beginning Tuesday. "It has been more than two weeks since the last active case of COVID-19 in Kinngait recovered and it is now safe to ease public health measures in the community," said Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, in a news release. Patterson quickly ordered increased public health measures in the community of about 1,500 on Sept. 19 after it reported two cases. It re
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The provincial trust fund for forestry innovation is betting big on a project that aims to prove the economic viability of a more sustainable approach to managing Nova Scotia's woods. The Family Forest Network is getting $9.8 million for a five-year pilot project that will involve ecologically sensitive forest treatments on about 200 small private woodlots around the province. The funding was announced last Friday. Andy Kekacs, a member of the network's steering committee, said the group will sp
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl, who after next week will share the distinction of being inducted twice. McCartney's in as a Beatle and solo artist, while Grohl joined as a member of Nirvana in 2014. Swift will induct songwriter Carole K
Joe Biden's legislative ambitions are undergoing a severe haircut — with bits of his agenda being snipped, chopped and dropped. He took office with a transformative program touching climate change, health care, child policy, immigration and taxes. He's still urgently trying to push through changes on these fronts and will be in Pennsylvania today promoting them. But a cold political reality has set in. Biden lacks the congressional super-majorities of past transformative liberal presidents Frank
Three years after the Huu-ay-aht First Nations declared a public health emergency over the number of their children in government care, more than 30 kids have been returned to their home territory thanks to a social services initiative created to support families and prevent children from losing their connections to culture, land and community. In August 2017, the nations, which have a membership of about 750 people and are located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, launched a Social Service
As Canada's health regulator considers approving the first COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, many Toronto parents are confronting the choice of whether to roll up their kids' sleeves and get them immunized when the time comes. Vaccine maker Pfizer and its partner BioNTech recently asked Health Canada to authorize a pediatric version of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11. If given the green light, the shot would be the first offered to the millions of children under the a
Albertans six months and older can receive their flu shot. Jackie Wilson explains why some say it’s even more important to get the jab this year.
In a response to a question from the media, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Monday that all documents related to residential schools have been submitted to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. However, the centre told Global News that is "not accurate."