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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada mustn't let its guard down against COVID-19 -- and that includes the requirement that travellers submit to a test before entering the country. The U.S. this week announced plans to begin letting fully vaccinated Canadians back across the land border, a plan that doesn't include testing.
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
An Asian market is coming to the small western P.E.I. community of O'Leary next month that will showcase about a dozen newcomer-owned businesses, like a small trade show or expo. The event will be similar to one that was held in Summerside in September. Heidi Lai, owner of Accelerator Training Services, is organizing the event. Her new business offers online training and coaching to businesses to expand into Asian markets. Lai says the goal of the market is to help immigrant-run businesses showc
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected needs, such as medical expenses, he has had to borrow money from relatives. Somehow, the 44-year-old muddled through life, sustained by his love of teaching high school Arabic and the respect his job earned him in the community. But his fragile equilibrium has been upended by the government’s harsh trea
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
Lab-made monoclonal antibodies mimic natural antibodies in fighting off infections. * AstraZeneca's AZD7442 is a combination of two monoclonal antibodies given in two sequential injections and aimed at preventing and treating COVID-19.
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.)
(Reuters) -California firefighters took advantage of a break in strong winds on Wednesday to get aircraft aloft and dump retardant on a fast-moving wildfire that was within a half mile of former President Ronald Reagan's ranch, officials said. A crew of roughly 1,500 firefighters have so far successfully steered the Alisal fire away from the Reagan ranch, where the former U.S. leader hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, said Andrew Madsen, a spokesman for Los Padres National Forest, where the blaze is centered. The fire, which broke out on Monday about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Santa Barbara in a sparsely populated corner of southern California, has grown to 15,500 acres (6,272 hectares) and remains just 5% contained, Madsen said.
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
Thousands have demonstrated over COVID passes being made mandatory for employees to enter their workplaces. View on euronews
“The Boys,” by Ron Howard and Clint Howard (William Morrow) “What was it like growing up on TV?” That’s the question, along with the death of their father in 2017, that prompted Ron Howard and his brother, Clint, to co-write a memoir of their childhood. “The Boys” is exactly what you’d expect from the big brother who played Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham and his younger sibling, most famous as a child actor for his three-year role opposite a bear in “Gentle Ben.” It’s wholesome, earnest and c
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Friday he is speaking with hospital officials before deciding on whether to introduce a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. He said he’s concerned about the impact a COVID-19 vaccine mandate might have on the system “months down the road” if the government has to let go of a large number of healthcare workers.
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
Arctic nations met in Reykjavik ahead of the United Nations' COP26 climate summit to discuss their unique perspective on climate change and who to mitigate its effects.
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
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city's requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave. In the video posted online Tuesday and first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara vowed to take Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration to court if it tries to enforce the mandate, which requires city workers to report their vaccine status by the end
Dozens of people are bound for Canada on a flight from Kabul, but the shuttering of the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan has made leaving difficult for hundreds of Canadians who remain in the city.
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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
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.