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Belgian PM Alexander De Croo told Euronews that they would only give booster jabs to those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as healthcare workers in some countries are not yet vaccinated.View on euronews
SYDNEY (Reuters) -All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from Nov. 1, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates. Many of these are now expected to return after Sydney and Melbourne ended quarantine rules for inoculated travelers from Nov. 1. Other cities, mostly virus-free, are expected to ease their border rules once they reach higher vaccination rates.
The province has announced new rebates to help fund the purchase and installation of electric vehicle [EV] chargers in homes and workplaces. The Go Electric EV Charger Rebate program provides a rebate up to 50 per cent of costs to a maximum of $2,000 per eligible EV charger in condominiums, apartments and workplaces, according to the provincial government. Single-family homes, including duplexes and townhouses, can also apply for a rebate of up to 50 per cent of purchase and installation costs t
The U.S. special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights said the decision brings the government documents in line with the “lived reality” that there is a wider spectrum of human sex characteristics than is reflected in the previous two designations.View on euronews
RCMP are investigating what they believe to be a case of arson in central P.E.I. The report of a fire in a house at 371 Nelson St. in Crapaud came in at about 2 a.m. Sunday. RCMP Const. Mathieu Aubin said there was no one living in the house, and no one was inside when firefighters arrived. "We were told that nobody lived there for at least 12 years," said Aubin. "We're looking into it right now, though the evidence suggests that the house was intentionally set on fire." Most of the house appear
Former Canadian prime minister, Jean Chrétien, is facing backlash after claiming that he was not aware of the abuse at residential schools when he was Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development from 1968 to 1974.
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and values. The European Court of Justice imposed the penalty after a weeklong war of words in which Poland told the EU to stay out of its judicial affairs while other EU nations insisted that Warsaw could not continu
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Singapore is looking into an "unusual surge" of 5,324 new infections of COVID-19, the city-state's health ministry said, its highest such figure since the beginning of the pandemic, as beds in intensive care units fill up. "The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon," the health ministry said in a statement. "The Ministry of Health is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days," it added in Wednesday's statement.
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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the new makeup of his cabinet that included some additions, subtractions and a shakeup for others. Here are five things to know about the cabinet and what it all could mean. In, out, and moving about: The prime minister expanded his cabinet to 38 ministers, not including Trudeau himself, which meant adding some new faces in Kamal Khera as seniors minister, Pascal St-Onge as sport minister (also the only rookie MP in cabinet), Marci Ien as gender eq
Regina is on pace to set a grim record. The city's Board of Police Commissioners heard at a meeting Tuesday that this year is likely to see more than the 111 deaths that were the result of apparent overdoses reported by police in 2020. Police Chief Evan Bray reported that there have already been 99 such deaths this year, according to data from the police force — 27 of them since the previous report came out in July. Sixty-six per cent of the overdoses have occurred in Central Regina, according t
Nova Scotia is home to some of the oldest universities in the country. The 10 institutions are steeped in history and tradition. Many of them are also in rough shape. Government documents released in response to an access to information request show the schools are facing a combined deficit of more than $600 million in deferred maintenance. "A number of universities have approached the province for support for capital infrastructure plans to replace or renovate existing infrastructure," accordin
France will impose more customs checks on products coming across the English Channel from November 2 if the UK doesn't issue more fishing licenses.View on euronews
An estimated 30 million to 50 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine made early this year sits idle in Emergent BioSolutions Inc's plant in Baltimore awaiting a green light from U.S. regulators to ship, two sources familiar with the matter said. The agency must still inspect and authorize the plant before Emergent can ship newly manufactured drug substance, one of the sources said. The FDA in April halted operations at Emergent's production facility after J&J's vaccine was found to be contaminated with material from AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shots, which were also being manufactured there at the time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade, climate and COVID-19, the Biden White House has tried to reorient the focus of the U.S. and its allies toward the strategic challenges posed by a rising China — all while there has been little direct engagement between the two rivals. The president is now preparing for a pair of global summits where he again won't b
Yukon health officials have confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Wednesday, and have issued two public exposure notices. Of the 11 new cases, 10 are in Whitehorse and one is in Watson Lake. There are 69 active cases in the territory, 10 fewer than were reported on Monday. One of the public exposure notices is for the Grade 3B class at Christ the King Elementary School in Whitehorse, on Oct. 21 and Oct. 26. Everyone affected by this exposure has been notified by Yukon Communicable D
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday that the expectation of Pope Francis' visit to Canada is that the "Holy Father present full and complete apology to Indigenous peoples on the territory in Canada." He said he'd also like to see a "full, complete recognition of the harm caused by the residential schools operated by the Catholic churches, saying it would be a step towards reconciliation.
Defence Minister Anita Anand says the fact she’s a woman is just one factor among many that she brings to bear in her new post, which has not been held by a woman since 1993. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canadians are telling the government it must do more on climate change, and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is stressing the link between physical and mental health.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -The Bank of Canada signaled on Wednesday it could hike interest rates as soon as April 2022 and said inflation would stay above target through much of next year, due to higher energy prices and supply bottlenecks. The central bank held its key overnight interest rate at 0.25%, as expected, and said it was ending its bond-buying program, citing Canada's robust economic growth, high COVID-19 vaccination rates, and strong employment gains. "We now expect slack to be absorbed sooner, and that signals that we will be considering raising interest rates sooner than we previously thought," Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem told reporters in Ottawa after the rate decision.