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A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn't expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by the end of this month. The government also expects employers in federally regulated industries, including banks and airlines, to do the same. Brig.-Gen. Bill Fletcher, who's responsible for Western Canada's 3rd Canadian Division, oversees the traini
A second person linked to a class at Whitehorse Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from public health officials in Yukon on Saturday. Yukon Communicable Disease Control said the case is linked to the Grade 5b class at the school. A COVID-19 case connected to the same class was announced last week Tuesday. In its Saturday letter, public health said students and staff connected to the class who attended school on Tuesday are close contacts of the COVID-19 cas
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As New Brunswick grapples with lawsuit by First Nation communities, the province is now ordering thousands of employees not to use the words 'unceded' or 'unsurrendered', when making public acknowledgements to Indigenous lands. As Ross Lord reports, the province says it's posturing for legal purposes - but Indigenous leaders say it's a sign of disrespect.
OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital. May Simon's four-day state visit will include a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and she will represent Canada at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. "Canada and Germany have long been allies and friends. A state visit highlights our shared values and strong ties, and also helps support Canadian industries that have been hard hit during this pandemic," Ride
Tesla boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen executives via a video call after an invitation from the German carmaker's CEO Herbert Diess, who wants to galvanise VW's top brass for a faster pivot to electric vehicles. The comments on Thursday by Musk to a VW managers gathering in Alpbach, Austria, confirmed by Diess via Twitter https://twitter.com/Herbert_Diess/status/1449333401048293378 on Saturday after a report in Handelsblatt daily, included praise of VW for being an "icon" and Tesla's greatest challenger, Handelsblatt said.
DUBAI (Reuters) -An Iranian appeals court has upheld a one-year prison term for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on security offences, her lawyer was quoted by an Iranian news website as saying on Saturday. "The appeals court has approved the lower court's verdict without holding a hearing," attorney Hojjat Kermani told the Emtedad website. In April, an Iranian court sentenced Zaghari-Ratcliffe to a new term in jail on charges of propaganda against Iran's ruling system, just a month after she finished a prior five-year sentence.
Penny Olscamp would often play football with her grandfather before he passed away. Frankie MacLellan has played catch with her two brothers for as long as she can remember. And Cordelia Harcourt, well, she just likes to tackle people. "It makes me feel really strong," Harcourt said. Whatever their reasons for deciding to play tackle football in a league dominated by boys, the three girls — all between the ages of 13 and 15 — have become a welcome and valuable part of the Charlottetown Privateer
After months of training, a lot of unknowns and some stress leading into the Canadian long track speed skating championships, the athletes and coaches can take a deep breath. Canada's speed skaters delivered powerful performances over five days of skating at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, setting the stage for a competitive season leading into the Olympics in February. This was a pivotal event to not only choose the athletes who will represent the country on the World Cup circuit, but more importa
A handful of billionaire-backed ventures are proving that space tourism could be a part of our future, but some critics say those resources would be better directed toward solving the problems we face on Earth today. "We need some of the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live," as Prince William put it this week, summing up a less-than-laudatory attitude among critics watching the tourism-minded space race of our
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -More than a billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported since December 2020, making the bloc the biggest exporter of the shots, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday. The vaccines had gone to more than 150 countries, and the EU had exported as many doses as it had distributed to its own citizens, von der Leyen added in a statement. The bloc started exporting vaccines at the start of the global roll out at a time when other major producers such as the United States were building up their own supplies and restricting exports.
As more of Canada's top military officials are investigated on sexual misconduct allegations, survivors are still pushing for systemic change within the forces. As Mike Le Couteur reports, that also includes calls to possibly shuffle Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan out of his position, ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finalizing his new cabinet.
The federal government is standing firm on requiring travellers entering Canada to have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, even though the U.S. will no longer require them at the land border.
ROME (AP) — Victor Osimhen soared in for a towering header nine minutes from time and Napoli extended its perfect start to Serie A with a 1-0 win over Torino on Sunday. After Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne had seen his weak first-half penalty attempt saved and Giovanni Di Lorenzo had a goal wiped off by VAR for offside, Osimhen came to the rescue for Napoli. The 22-year-old Nigeria striker finished off an assault on Torino’s goal following efforts from Dries Mertens and a deflection that set up
Family heirlooms are often tucked away in someone's basement. For Germaine Benuen, they were stored in the Canadian Museum of History, near Ottawa. Benuen, who lives in the Innu community of Sheshatshiu in central Labrador, was returning from a three-week cross-country road trip to British Columbia in September when she followed up on a tip that hand-beaded moccasins that her late mother made 62 years ago were on display at the Canadian Museum of History, which is in Gatineau, Que. "When we were
Two residents, including a person in their 50s, and one employee at the Villa Renaissance nursing home in Dalhousie have died of COVID-19, according to Michael Keating, interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Seven employees and seven patients at the nursing home have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday. Keating said the province has sent in people to help support staff at the Villa Rennaissance and that's allowing residents to get the care they ne
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are" in future contests with even higher stakes. Abrams has become a leading national voice in the party since narrowly losing the 2018 race for governor in Georgia. With her appearances at three churches in Norfolk, Abrams is joining
OTTAWA — An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the stewardship of the Algonquin people who live in the Ottawa region. Archeologists say the return of the stone knife, which is estimated to be 4,000 years old, is a historic move that officially recognizes Indigenous Peoples inhabited the land — considered unceded territory — that is now the site of Parliament Hill. The Kitigan Zibi Anishina
In a few short years, Shari Affleck went from videotaping her son taking his first breath with new lungs to taking him off life support last month. "I felt as his mom that I was the one that brought him into this world, that I would help him leave, and I didn't want it to be a stranger," Affleck said. "When I did it, when I clamped his tubing to disconnect [him] from life support, it was like he lifted me and he released that heaviness in my chest, and it was like as if he said, 'Good job, mothe
Earlier this month, he was still stuck in "hell," waiting in Kabul for the chance to leave. The former Canadian Armed Forces contractor was one of thousands who did not make it out of Afghanistan during the chaotic evacuation effort after the Taliban conquered the country. "It was the scariest days of my life. Every day," said the Afghan man, whom CBC is not identifying in order to protect family members still in Afghanistan. In the aftermath of the Taliban takeover, he said he, his wife and fou