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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.
Premier Scott Moe admitted Tuesday that Saskatchewan should have responded faster to the deadly fourth wave of COVID-19 that continues to sweep through the province. "Should have the province moved a week, possibly 10 days earlier?" Moe said to host Leisha Grebinski on CBC's Saskatoon Morning. "You know, with the hindsight that we have now, I think we likely should have." It was a slight change in tone from Moe, who has steadfastly refused to apologize for the decisions made by the provincial go
The S&P and Nasdaq closed higher on Monday with the biggest boosts from the highest-profile technology and communications companies while investors eyed product news from Apple Inc and appeared optimistic about the third-quarter earnings season. After a weak start following disappointing economic data from China, the S&P and Nasdaq gathered steam in late morning with gains in FAANG stocks - Facebook Inc, Apple, Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google - as well as Microsoft Corp.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House is appearing in a new round of ads urging Alaskans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Ads featuring Rep. Don Young are being paid for by the Conquer COVID Coalition, Young spokesperson Zack Brown said by email Monday. The coalition, which includes businesses and health care and Alaska Native organizations, seeks to educate people on steps to guard against COVID-19. Young, 88, “believes the vaccines are safe, effective and ca
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
A plan to keep electricity rates from skyrocketing once the Muskrat Falls project is fully online will be finalized before the end of this year, but still beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30. An official with the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology confirmed to CBC News on Tuesday afternoon that a deal is just weeks away, and that an earlier statement issued by the department was incorrect. On Monday, in response to an inquiry from the CBC, the department issued a statement saying
Apple has unveiled new MacBook Pro models, the first upgrade to the laptop in five years. The new, thinner versions use Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which the company says are faster than previous models using Intel chips. (Oct. 18)
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in the day. Fumio Kishida's campaign was already off to a rocky start with media polls showing his support rating sliding. Tuesday was the first official day of campaigning for nationwide legislative elections scheduled for Oct. 31. “I will drastically strengthen our defense capabi
BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) -Poland's prime minister came under repeated criticism during a tense debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the EU's chief executive telling Warsaw that its challenge to the supremacy of EU law would not go unpunished. Poland's relations with the European Union, already badly strained, took a big knock last week when its Constitutional Tribunal ruled that elements of EU law were incompatible with the Polish constitution.
The fourth wave of COVID-19 continues to strike Saskatchewan. The province has some of the worst per capita case counts in the country and while the government took new steps Monday -- doctors say a lot more needs to be done.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris stood before the record-low water levels of Nevada’s Lake Mead on Monday and made the case for the Biden administration’s climate change agenda by warning that “this is where we’re headed.” “Look at where the water has receded over just the last 20 years,” she said, referring to the “bathtub ring” of minerals that marks where the reservoir's water line previously stood. “That space is larger than the height of the Statue of Liberty." The vice presid
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's New Democrats has announced she's stepping down following a vote by her party on Sunday to review her role. Alison Coffin says she's resigning so the NDP's new executive council can focus on the future of the party and the province. The council was elected during a provincial NDP convention that saw a 57 per cent vote in favour of a leadership review. Coffin, an economist, became party leader in March 2019 and won the riding of St. Joh
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."
HALIFAX — A private citizen has launched a formal complaint on the police tactics used as they clashed with protesters during the destruction of a small shelter for the homeless in the summer. The complaint filed to the Halifax police was outlined Monday by Chief Daniel Kinsella during a municipal board meeting considering another possible review of the tensions that erupted on Aug. 18 outside the former Halifax public library site. Kinsella told the Halifax board of police commissioners — a mun
NEW YORK (AP) — Dualtone Records is marking the birthday of Chuck Berry by announcing the release of a live album from the late rock ’n roll legend. “Live From Blueberry Hill” is taken from performances recorded between July 2005 and January 2006 at Blueberry Hill café in St. Louis, one of Berry’s favorite places to play. The album will be released Dec. 17. The album features Berry tearing through classics like “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Johnny B. Goode.” In 1986, he beca
With MHAs returning to Newfoundland and Labrador's House of Assembly on Monday afternoon, Government House Leader Steve Crocker says the fall session will be "very aggressive," with more than 20 pieces of legislation to discuss. A number of legislative points have been delayed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and will be carried over to this session, said Crocker, who is also Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation. "We have a very busy legislative agenda — probably one of the bus
A shortage of semiconductor chips used for many components in vehicles, including power steering and cruise control, will result in layoffs this spring as a Windsor, Ont., assembly plant reduces its shifts.
Three patients at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, N.S., have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the three cases are asymptomatic, while the third person is in intensive care. "This is a reminder that COVID is still very real in Nova Scotia," said Alyson Lamb, the executive director of Nova Scotia Health's western zone. The three patients were in a non-COVID unit of the hospital when they tested positive. They have since been isolated from other patients, with the third person being
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. FBI officials would not provide any additional information about the circumstances surrounding their presence at either property or any information about potential investigations involving Deripaska. A spokesperson for Deripaska told reporters that the searches were “
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died; Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at inaugural Earthshot Prize ceremony; Kourtney Kardashian, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker engaged. (Oct. 18)