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Durham police have arrested a driver after a hit and run that left one person dead and another critically injured in Ajax early Saturday. The collision happened in the intersection of Harwood Avenue and Kingston Road. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards. Durham police said the person who died is elderly. Paramedics have taken the injured person to a trauma centre. Roadways in the area are closed as officers investigate the fatal collision.
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
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
There is not enough information yet about a new coronavirus variant, B.1.1.529, which was first identified in South Africa, said infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch. But he says travel restrictions are 'probably not going to be that effective' at stopping its global transmission.
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
Six days into the flood, Harman Kaur and her husband took a drive past their acreage and found thousands of their ruby-red blueberry bushes were still completely buried in the murky, brown floodwater. Leaking pesticides swirled around the field. Garbage and gas tanks floated past. The smell of fuel filled their noses. "There was a complete layer of oil on top [of the water], and we're talking what I could just see from the road," said Kaur, 29, whose family has owned their farm in the Arnold are
The Nova Scotia government has released the long-delayed recovery plan for the mainland moose and while it will take time, the minister responsible says he believes it can be done. Released Thursday, the plan follows years of starts and stops as previous governments were taken to task by the auditor general and taken to court by members of the public for those delays. Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton said in an interview Friday that work would begin right away. "Not just do
Canada has banned visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a new variant of concern in the region. The new variant, deemed Omicron, first emerged in South Africa and coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organization.
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
Mary J. Blige, Method Man, and Michael Rainey Jr. discuss the new season of the hit Starz show “Power Book II: Ghost.” (Nov. 27)
Jennifer Jones hopes to inspire the next generation of curlers. The 2014 Olympic gold medallist is currently competing with her rink at the Canadian curling trials in Saskatoon, trying to qualify for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. Getting more children into curling is a goal as important as winning an Olympic medal, the Manitoba curler said. "I remember going to the Scotties [tournament] in Brandon when I was younger and just thinking, wow, I just hope one day I can play in one of these events,"
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.
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 university in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Cou
Like many other sports facilities across the province, the Antigonish arena has been closed longer than it's been open during the almost two years the COVID-19 virus has been in Nova Scotia. The arena has been shut down twice during the pandemic — an initial seven-month closure, then an additional five-month one this past year. Even when it's been allowed to operate, restrictions put in place to keep people distanced have meant smaller crowds and much less business. During a telephone interview
It's been a stressful week for tenants who lost homes due to smoke and water damage at an apartment building in Charlottetown. Many are clearing out their last belongings this weekend. Some said they are staying with friends, others have rented new spots, and some are still looking. Many of the people who lived in building were students or people in P.E.I. on work permits, trying to accumulate hours to qualify for permanent residency. Pavan Kumer Vemulapalli, 30, works at a local fast-food resta
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness on Thursday, but was readmitted only hours later after testing positive for the coronavirus. The president received monoclonal antibodies, a standard treatment for people belonging to risk groups. He is fully vaccinated against COVID-19
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho scored late at Villarreal as Barcelona won 3-1 and ended its winless streak in the Spanish league on Saturday. Prior to the trip, only three other teams in the 20-team competition had earned fewer points on the road this season after Barcelona went winless in its first five league matches away from Camp Nou. The long-awaited win came in Xavi Hernández’s third match in charge since replacing Ronald Koeman. Frenkie de Jong broke through f
Infectious diseases specialists Dr. Isaac Bogoch and Dr. Susy Hota discuss whether existing COVID-19 vaccines will help protect people against the omicron variant and if people should change their behaviour.
As temperatures fall in the province and the chance of snowfall increases, drivers face the annual debate — to stud or not to stud their tires? It's a no from Larry Short. The financial analyst was involved in a rear-end collision in St. John's in 2018. Short was stopped at a traffic light when a car with studded tires drove into his. Ever since, Short has been wary of studded tires. "The perception people have is that studded tires means safer, particularly in winter," said Short. "It only work
An Ontario school board is having trouble filling supply teacher positions, so it’s looking to hire uncertified substitutes who may not have a teaching degree. The pandemic has made filling supply teacher positions more difficult because of concerns about getting sick with COVID-19.