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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,256 new COVID-19 cases today and one further death attributed to the virus. The Health Department says there are 819 active outbreaks in the province. It also notes that 219 people are hospitalized, a drop of six, including 59 people listed in intensive care, a decrease of one patient. The seven-day average for new cases is 1,144. The Health Department says 86 per cent of residents five and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. About 81 per
BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover on Feb
Friends of a missing Toronto man fanned out across part of downtown on Sunday to put up posters asking the public for help in locating him. Raheem White, 26, was last seen on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the area of Osler Street and Pelham Avenue, north of Dupont Street and Dundas Street West. White is six feet, 190 lbs., and he has tattoos of a palm tree on his left bicep and a rose on one shoulder, according to Toronto police. Earlier, police said White has an athletic build, brown eyes and
A storm moving into southern British Columbia on Sunday will bring a renewed chance for low-elevation snow across portions of the province. Much of Metro Vancouver has a decent opportunity to see some flakes through Monday.
New Brunswick is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19. The province said Sunday that the 87 virus recoveries logged in the previous 24 hours bring the active case count to 752. New Brunswick entered Level 1 of its three-tier pandemic winter action plan Sunday, which imposes capacity limits of 20 people for informal indoor household get-togethers and 50 for informal gatherings outdoors. The plan also dictates that masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained, whi
British Columbia's Ministry of Health is warning residents in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley of possible water contamination connected to the recent flooding in the province. Record-setting precipitation fell between Nov. 14 and Dec. 2 in southwestern B.C., causing severe flooding that destroyed homes and farms, and caused landslides that killed several people. Officials say heavy rain may have caused overflow or failure of liquid manure storage systems in the region. The province says it
LILLE, France (AP) — American forward Timothy Weah is set to miss Lille's crucial Champions League group match at Wolfsburg on Wednesday after picking up a thigh injury. Weah did not play in Lille's 2-1 win against Troyes in the French league on Saturday because of the injury. “He got injured during training on Friday, we waited for the examination's results," Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec said after the game in remarks quoted by local newspaper La Voix Du Nord. “It's a quadriceps injury." Fren
President Joe Biden says his social agenda legislation will deliver tangible savings on prescription drugs for all Americans. Biden says one in four Americans who take prescription drugs struggle to afford them. (Dec. 6)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits." The group provided no further details. On Nov. 21, the religious organization announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-Oc
Phil Fontaine is hopeful. A former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Fontaine says he is keeping that feeling close to his heart as he prepares to make a second trip to the Vatican to ask a pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. He is resolute that history will not repeat itself. "What choice do they really have when the issue of unmarked graves became an international story?" Fontaine asks. "There is incredible pressure on the Catholic Church." A
B.C. farmers in some of the areas hardest hit by catastrophic flooding worry provincial disaster relief funding won't cover their bills as they seek to rebuild. Satinder Sekhon who runs Khukhrana Blueberry Farm in Abbotsford's Sumas Prairie said the operation was one of hundreds of farms covered by water nearly three weeks ago after record-setting rainfall. "Everybody just has the same pain," he said. "Every single family member is hurt. We don't have a house, we don't have clothes, everything i
The Department of Justice has sued Texas over new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against voters in the state's booming Latino and Black populations (Dec. 6)
Canada has imposed new travel restrictions and testing requirements in response to the new coronavirus variant, omicron. Rosemary Barton spoke to Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos about the government's evolving response to COVID-19.
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LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that illegal drugs were being used inside Parliament buildings. The newspaper said tests using drug detection wipes found traces of cocaine in 11 locations that are only accessible by accredited parliamentary lawmakers, staff a
Megan Scheffers waited until July to celebrate Christmas with her kids after the COVID-19 pandemic kept them apart last winter, but she says decorating candy log cabins just wasn't the same in the dead of summer. She was hoping to make up for missed traditions this year as two of her three children booked mid-December tickets to fly to Nova Scotia from the Netherlands, where they live with their father. But as the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus threatens to upend the holiday season, Sc
OTTAWA — Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton has tendered his resignation after two tense years in the job. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Barton's pending departure in a statement this morning, saying the former business executive will officially leave at the end of the year. Barton's decision to leave comes after two Canadians who had been detained by China were released in September. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were first detained in December 2018 in apparent retaliatio
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by former President Donald Trump will either overturn or seriously weaken Roe. “We have a storm to weather,” said Elizabeth Nash, state policy analyst for the Guttmacher
While promoting "Spider-Man: No Way Home" in London, stars Tom Holland and Zendaya talk about the future of the web-slinger and their close relationship. (Dec. 6)
The parents of a Michigan teenager accused of killing four schoolmates have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, raising questions about who can be charged after a mass shooting.