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Repairs on the Trans-Canada Highway are progressing on the southwest coast of Newfoundland and a section near the weigh scales outside Port aux Basques is set to reopen to one lane of traffic late Wednesday afternoon. Repairs are also ongoing on highways in the Codroy Valley area. In a med ia release, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure said travellers are encouraged to use alternative routes until repairs are completed. The stretch of highway was battered by a heavy rain storm l
They're overwhelmed and underwater. Storm-battered British Columbians are dealing with the aftermath of a third atmospheric river. As Heather Yourex-West reports, relentless rain has made it impossible for residents to focus on recovery.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday, a case that could potentially unravel abortion protections across the country. Alyssa Julie reports.
Some classes at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, have been cancelled as the school navigates a shortage of substitute teachers. Nunavut's Department of Education confirmed Monday there is one vacant teaching position at the school, and two school staff are on leave. Those temporary vacancies would normally be filled by substitute teachers, but the department noted there have been "challenges" in finding substitutes. "It can be difficult to find substitute teachers in many
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions. (Dec. 2)
The increased availability in Saskatchewan of take home drug checking strips is a step in the right direction and will prevent overdoses, says Jason Mercredi, the executive director of Prairie Harm Reduction in Saskatoon. "The fact that they're going to be accessible for people to use at their home or at parties or music festivals … if they're planning on going out tonight at the bar, it's going to help us reduce a lot of deaths across the province," Mercredi said. The public will now have acces
An $8-billion class-action settlement on First Nations drinking water due to be ratified next week still isn't clear on who it will cover, says a lawyer involved with the issue. Clayton Leonard, who represents several Alberta bands that have filed their own drinking water lawsuits, said Wednesday he's getting conflicting answers from the Justice Department and federal lawyers who worked on the deal. "Who are the members of the class?" he asked. "Who gets left behind? "There are still lots of thi
BRUSSELS — Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm. The Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23 were found to contain the variant. It was on Nov. 24 that South African authorities reported the existence of the highly mutated virus to the World Hea
Yukon has the highest rate of opioid deaths in the country, and the coroner is joining those pleading for help to address the territory’s drug emergency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they'll hear from just three lawyers: one representing the state of Mississippi, another representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic and the last representing the Biden administration. For each, it’s a chance to be part of what is likely to be a histor
Canada has expanded the list of countries from which travellers are banned and will require everyone arriving from anywhere except the U.S. to take a COVID-19 and isolate upon arrival over concerns about the omicron variant, which is already in at least four provinces.
MONTREAL — Premier François Legault says he would like to permit Quebec families to host up to 25 people for the Christmas holidays, but the opposition says the premier is sowing confusion and creating expectations. For the second consecutive day, Legault told reporters Tuesday it was his wish that indoor gathering limits would increase during the holidays to 20 people or 25 people — up from 10. He made the same comment on Monday, adding that he had to wait for advice from public health authorit
The federal government announced Tuesday that all air travellers entering Canada -- except for those from the U.S. -- will need to take a COVID-19 test at the airport and isolate until they get results. Jackie Wilson has more.
Here's the latest for Wednesday December 1st: Michigan school shooting suspect in custody; US Supreme Court to hear Mississippi abortion law arguments; Federal officials consider new COVID travel restrictions; Washington state flooding.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis praised the “mosaic” of Cyprus’ multiethnic people as he arrived Thursday on the ethnically divided Mediterranean island and urged it to welcome migrants and heal the divisions that have lacerated the country for nearly a half-century. Francis opened a five-day trip to Cyprus and Greece by drawing attention once again to his call for Europe to welcome migrants. It's an exhortation that is frequently falling on deaf ears as countries on Europe’s borders increas
TORONTO — It may be harder for Ontario's health system to quickly respond to a surge in critically ill COVID-19 patients as non-virus care ramps up and workers contend with burnout, according to a new report that recommends sustained public health measures to preserve hospital capacity. The report on critical care capacity from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table was published Tuesday as the province logged 153 patients in intensive care units. Researchers found that co-ordination across
The poll also found that 46% of citizens in North Macedonia believe the virus is being sprayed by aeroplanes.View on euronews
At the London premiere of the second season of Netflix's video game adaptation "The Witcher," star Henry Cavill hints that a third season may be a possibility. (Dec. 2)
Shaun Heaps of the West Coast Pilot Club in Langley, B.C., is among the pilots preparing more than 40 aircraft to drop off essential goods to towns and Indigenous communities cut off by flooding.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United States and its 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe, probably won’t be known until late June. But during nearly two hours of arguments on Wednesday, conservative justices indicated they had questions about the court's current