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EDMONTON — Alberta has reversed an earlier announcement that a 14-year-old died from COVID-19 and will change how it reports future COVID-related deaths of minors. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical health officer, said initial information on the teen's death changed upon review and showed that COVID-19 was not the cause. She said the province's policy on reporting deaths is to balance the timely release of information with accuracy. “Sometimes, though, as in the case reported on Tuesday
The B.C. government has enacted changes to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, raising the general working age of youth in the province from 12 to 16, bringing the province in line with international child labour standards and other provinces in Canada. The changes, effective Friday, will provide better protections for youth, while also allowing regulators to define the types of employment and jobs appropriate for those under the age of 16, the province said in a statement. The amendments to the
VANCOUVER — Two British Columbia women who say doctors advised them against getting COVID-19 vaccines have filed a constitutional challenge of the province's vaccine passport. A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court says 39-year-old Sarah Webb, who lives in Alberta and B.C., developed an adverse reaction from her first dose of a vaccine in May and ended up in the emergency department of a Calgary hospital six days later. The court document says Webb's symptoms included fatigue, heart arrhythmias,
HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has begun delivering take-home rapid tests to students across the province, representing a shift toward testing the unvaccinated, and as a growing number of COVID-19 exposures are reported in schools. Education Minister Becky Druhan says that by the end of the week, 320,000 rapid tests will have been distributed to schools, destined for families of students in pre-primary to Grade 6. Since the beginning of October, there have been nearly 40 COVID-19 exposure
The Northwest Territories had its lowest federal voter turnout since 2008. This year, there were 4,827 fewer votes than there were in 2015, with 47 per cent of registered voters casting a ballot, according to poll-by-poll data from Elections Canada, or 14,250 out of 30,182. It was a narrow race between Liberal MP Michael McLeod and his closest contender, NDP candidate Kelvin Kotchilea. The N.W.T. has seen a steady drop in voter turnout in the past few elections, with 53 per cent (15, 655 out of
It's been more than two weeks since wildfires forced hundreds of people from the Shoal Lake and Red Earth Cree Nations to evacuate their homes north of Hudson Bay, Sask. — and still, no official return date has been set. "They're very lonely," said Shoal Lake Chief Marcel Head in a virtual news conference Friday afternoon. "They want to return home, but we've been telling them that we wouldn't want to put a risk on their health." Environment Canada lifted all air quality advisories in the area F
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later. But the 88-year-old is still waiting. She was infected with the virus last month, and now her hopes for survival are pinned on the host of medications and home care she is receiving. Millions in developing na
With the federal government's vaccine mandate for air travellers kicking in soon, chiefs in small Northwest Territories communities say they're waiting to hear about possible exceptions to the rules. By Oct. 30, most Canadians will need to be fully vaccinated if they're planning to hop on a plane. There will be a month of flexibility where people who are in the process of being vaccinated can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test, according to a recent Oct. 6 update from the federal government. T
Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York City Department of Education Thursday to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio not phase out its program for gifted and talented students. (Oct. 14)
Johnson & Johnson executives have pitched a booster as a way to strengthen a robust vaccine that they said has retained its protective power over eight months. But FDA scientists pointedly challenged that assertion on Friday. (Oct. 15)
OTTAWA — Airport security agents may soon be screening more than your luggage. The federal government is mulling handing responsibility for verifying passengers' vaccination status to airport officers, rather than airlines — which hope to skip the headache. Canadian carriers received three consultation papers from Transport Canada this week asking for feedback on putting an agency in charge of the proof of-vaccine validation process, according to three sources who spoke on condition of anonymity
BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the probe into last year’s blast in the city's port. At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the most violent street fighting in the Lebanese capital in years. The exchanges of fire along a former front line from the 1975-90 civil war involved pistols, automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, and were reminiscent of that conflict. Gunfire echoe
Thousands have demonstrated over COVID passes being made mandatory for employees to enter their workplaces. View on euronews
The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project investigation into malware from Israel-based NSO Group has won the first top European Union journalism prize.View on euronews
Twenty-five years after teenager Mélanie Ethier went missing in northern Ontario, police are searching a wooded area in Temiskaming District this week after getting a fresh tip about the case. That's thanks to the CBC podcast The Next Call by journalist David Ridgen, who this summer focused on the cold case dating back to 1996. "We were not aware of this particular witness. The witness heard the podcast, we spoke to him and we are here today searching the area of Larocque field," said Robert Mat
MONTREAL — Quebec continued the expansion of its vaccine passport system Friday, with proof of vaccination now required to visit numerous health network facilities. People aged 13 and older will need a vaccine passport to visit such places as hospitals, long-term care homes, clinics, rehabilitation centres and seniors residences. The health order applies to caregivers, companions and visitors, but proof of vaccination won't be required to receive services or care. Other exceptions include people
Iran's Revolutionary Guards founded the group in 1982 to export its Islamic Revolution and to fight Israeli forces that invaded Lebanon that same year. Hezbollah shares Tehran's Shi'ite Islamist ideology and sees Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as its political and spiritual guide. Classified by the United States and other Western countries as a terrorist organisation, Hezbollah has a powerful military wing that it has acknowledged is armed and financed by Iran.
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The capital of Canada's Arctic territory has ordered its 7,000 residents not to drink the city's water due to suspected fuel contamination. Iqaluit, the capital of Canada's northernmost territory Nunavut, which borders Greenland, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday night, telling residents to stop using city water for drinking and cooking. Residents reported fuel odors in the water over the weekend, but the source was not clear.
Officials with the Nunavut capital say they suspect fuel got into the tank from outside the plant, but a treated reservoir downstream had fuel levels within limits. Long-term health effects are not a concern.