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A Quebec bill aimed at creating a court that specializes in crimes involving victims of domestic and sexual violence has been unanimously passed. Bill 92, tabled in September, was adopted at the National Assembly on Thursday and is the "first ever" of its kind in the world, according to Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette at an official announcement Thursday. The goal of the new law is to better support victims during all stages of the judicial process and to remove barriers that stop them fro
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
There were smiles, some tears and hundreds of Band-Aids plastered on little arms as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination clinics opened their doors to children Friday. Appointments for Pfizer-BioNTech's pediatric vaccine began Friday morning. Thousands of children were booked to get shots on the first day of the rollout. As of 8 a.m., 62,739 pediatric appointments for children ages 5 to 11 had been booked across the province, Alberta Health said. There are 2,057 appointments booked for Friday in Edmon
Rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations to younger children as well as boosters for adults are expected to play key roles in helping to prevent a fifth wave of COVID-19, experts say.
While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students applying for study permits to the Yukon, with international student enrolment at Yukon University — the first in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Can
Kids and parents braved the rain, cold and needles on Thursday as the COVID-19 vaccination effort for the five-to-11 age cohort ramped up, with clinics across the country starting to offer kids their first doses. Many lined up in on-and-off drizzle outside a north Toronto walk-in clinic.
WINNIPEG — Seconds before getting her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Ava Meconse grabbed her mom's hand and squeezed her eyes shut. Within moments, the vaccine was administered and a sense of relief washed over the family. Ava, 10, was one of the first 100 kids in Manitoba who received the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after shipments arrived this week. Renata Meconse called the day an important one for her family, her daughter and their elders. "It's something I've been waiting for a lon
Parts of the final weekend in November will be snowy in southern Ontario, as an Alberta clipper brings what will be, for many locales, the first accumulations this season. Travellers should expect slower commutes as a result.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language films. This year, the Hong Kong film “Drifting”, which is based on a 2012 court case involving homeless people in the working neighborhood of Sham Shui Po, received 12 nominations including for Best Direc
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer’s lawmakers moved Thursday to make permanent the pandemic-era option of using five substitutes and dropped a proposal to let halftime be extended to 25 minutes. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced the updates to go to its decision-making annual meeting on March 4-5 in Zurich. In May 2020, high-level competitions were given the choice to allow teams five replacements in a 90-minute game. It was to help manage players’ health and workload in pending f
Government House leader Mark Holland says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be in the House of Commons even if MPs agree to a hybrid model. Liberals and New Democrats support allowing MPs to take part in debates virtually, with the Conservatives opposed. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says the Liberals are pushing a hybrid model to duck accountability.
The Regina Police Service (RPS) is searching for a 32-year-old man in connection with a homicide on the 2100 block of Heseltine Road in mid-November. Ismail Ahmed Hassen is the subject of a warrant of arrest on a charge of second-degree murder, said the police in a media release. Ahi S. Ebrotie was found dead in the morning of Nov. 14, 2021, according to Regina Police Service. The 29-year-old from Regina is the city's 13th homicide victim in 2021. On Nov. 16, police declared Ebrotie's death a ho
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has asked public health officials to ramp up surveillance and plan for "all outcomes" in light of a new COVID-19 variant that's feared to be more transmissible. Ford also requested on Friday morning that the federal government ban visitors from southern Africa due to the new variant -- a measure Ottawa announced hours later. The ban applies to foreign nationals who transited through a list of seven countries in the last 14 days, including South Africa, Mozambi
Defence Minister Anita Anand says she is looking forward to working with Gen. Wayne Eyre, who has been made permanent commander of Canada’s Armed Forces. He is officially replacing Admiral Art McDonald, who voluntarily stepped down during an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation that resulted in no charges, and who has now begun the process of voluntarily retiring from the military.
Grammy winner Maxwell talks being honored with the 2021 “Legend” award at this year’s Soul Train Awards. He also talks about preparing for his new album, “blacksummers'NIGHT,” the third and final installment in his trilogy project. The 2021 “Soul Train Awards” presented by BET premieres Sunday, November 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. (Nov. 26)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Friday afternoon touring flood-impacted zones of Abbotsford, B.C., which was largely underwater following catastrophic flooding. Trudeau also spoke with members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), who were assisting with sandbagging to prepare for two more upcoming rain storms.
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One hundred and thirty children in P.E.I. received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday — the first day the shot was available to five to 11-year-olds. A pediatric vaccine clinic was held at the County Fair Mall in Summerside, P.E.I. "I think it's important because it can help protect others," said 10-year-old Alex DesRoche. "I was worried that I'd get COVID and spread it to my papa … because he has cancer." Her mom, Robin DesRosche, is happy to have gotten her daughter vaccinated. "At any point in ti
President Putin met the leaders of both countries, on the anniversary of a peace deal ending a conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.View on euronews