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A member of Parliament was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England Friday. A 25-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene. (Oct. 15)
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Saskatchewan health officials reported 315 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths related to the virus Thursday. According to the province's online dashboard, three people in their 80s have died of COVID-19, along with a person each in the 40-to-59 and 60-to-79 age categories. There were two deaths in Regina, and one each in the southeast, south central and east central regions. The Saskatoon zone is holding steady as the hot spot in the province with 72 new cases, bringing the region's active
Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday unanimously recommended the agency authorize a second shot of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for all recipients of the one-dose inoculation. The agency is also considering lowering the recommended age for booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to people as young as 40, FDA official Dr. Peter Marks told the advisory panel. The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee backed the shots for all J&J recipients aged 18 and older at least two months after their first dose.
Montreal's transit corporation says it could be forced to make major service cuts to its Metro lines and bus network next year if it's not able to secure additional funding to balance its budget. The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is facing a $62-million shortfall for 2022. Without additional funding, the transit authority says Metro and bus service could be reduced by up to 30 per cent. "This is a last-resort solution, which does not in any way correspond to the will of the STM, but whi
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a woman who was reported missing in August but who hasn't been seen or heard from since July. Nicole Frenchman, 23, was reported missing on Aug. 10 but there was no indication at the time of foul play, the Edmonton Police Service said in a news release Friday. Investigators later learned that the last communication from Frenchman's phone was a full month earlier, in the early morning hours of July 10. On that date, she was seen
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
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.
It appears that people with mixed COVID-19 vaccines will finally get the green light to travel south - once the U.S. border reopens to fully vaccinated Canadians next month. Richard Zussman reports.
Prince Edward Island's Chief Public Health Officer announced three new COVID-19 cases Friday. One person is in their 30s, another is between 12 and 19, and the third is under 12. All three had recently travelled outside of P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said there are no links to schools or early learning centres. "The three individuals tested negative initially, but on a subsequent test tested positive. Contact tracing is underway, and the individuals are self-isolating
Free rapid test kits will be available to the public at large across New Brunswick starting Monday, Public Health announced Friday, as the province recorded two more COVID-related deaths and 87 new cases of COVID-19. The announcement comes on the heels of free rapid test kits being offered to people in circuit breaker areas. "Sadly, two more people have lost their lives. We must do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus, protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our communities," Pre
Around 300 more people fled their homes early on Thursday as flows of molten rock pouring from the Cumbre Vieja volcano threatened to engulf another area on the Spanish island of La Palma. Emergency crews gave people living between the towns of Tazacorte and La Laguna a few hours to collect their belongings and pets and go to a meeting point. During the morning, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute said - the strongest of 100 quakes that have hit the eruption zone over the past 24 hours.
A 22-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, about 40 kilometres northwest of Whitbourne, N.L., near the Bellvue turnoff. It happened around 4:30 p.m., when the car he was driving crossed over to the westbound lane and hit an oncoming SUV. Police say the man wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Emergency crews took the two people in the SUV to the community health-care centre in Whitbourne with what police described as non-life-threatening injurie
IATSE President Matthew Loeb says his union representing film and TV crews is prepared for a "painful" strike shutting down Hollywood production — but he's hoping for a deal by Monday. (Oct. 15)
Nova Scotia has released more details about who will qualify for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Bookings for the extra shot will open Oct. 19. The province said last month it would offer third doses to people who are immunocompromised and those who have to travel for work but are restricted because they mixed vaccines for their first two doses. A detailed list of who qualifies as immunocompromised is now available. To be eligible for a third dose because of work-related travel needs, people
Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction; Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue; Empire State Building lights up to celebrate Coldplay's tour announcement. (15 Oct.)
LONDON, Ont. — A small, angular rock that one Canadian physicist says looks like a chunk of black cheese has the potential to help scientists understand how the early solar system formed. Peter G. Brown, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, says the meteorite made its fiery way to Earth on Oct. 3, after spinning out of its orbit in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, nearly 180 million kilometres away. It tore through the roof of a home in Golden, B.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Defense Department was also working with the State Department to help surviving family members relocate to the United States. Kirby said the matter arose in a meeting Thursday between Dr. Colin Kahl, under secretary of
U.S. health advisers are debating if those who received Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations should get a booster at half the original dosage. But they stress the priority is still to get shots to the 66 million unvaccinated Americans who are eligible. (Oct. 14)
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