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HALIFAX — A COVID-19 outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in northeastern Nova Scotia has seen 21 people test positive for the virus so far, health officials said Wednesday. "Public health is working with the university to prevent further spread," the province said in a news release. Meanwhile, the faculty union at the Antigonish, N.S., school told its membership that they can choose to hold upcoming exams online. "We are informing people that it's their right to go online if they don't fee
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The Champions League match between Atalanta and Villarreal was postponed on Wednesday because of heavy snow in northern Italy. Kickoff was initially delayed by 20 minutes before it was decided to reschedule. A new date and time has yet to be decided but it is likely the match will be played on Thursday. Snow fell most of the day in Bergamo and increased in intensity as kickoff approached. Groundsmen continuously shoveled snow off the pitch and painted over the white lines w
Jussie Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim "100% false"; Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show; Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot. (Dec. 7)
The Hawkesbury, Ont., fire department is working to put out a burning building at the corner of Main Street East and William Street. Ontario Provincial Police say a call for service came in at 7:33 p.m. The building on fire has commercial space on the main floor and residential units above. Sgt. Cynthia Savard says all occupants are safely out of the building and there are no injuries. Police are assisting the fire department by securing the scene. The fire was still burning at 10:30 p.m. on Mon
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Within hours of the World Health Organization designating Omicron a variant of concern late last month, Moderna issued a press release telling the public it was already working on a vaccine booster that could target the new threat. The quick response was no surprise to experts, who credited it to cutting edge technology honed in an age of COVID-19 that has both hastened vaccine development and made them easier to adapt. Virologists and immunologists say advancing science will increase our abilit
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg has closed its schools after a COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed in the community in the Outaouais. The first case was detected on Friday and health care staff worked throughout the weekend contact tracing. As of Monday there were eight confirmed cases. Those individuals are isolating and the people they were in contact with are being tested, according to Chief Dylan Whiteduck. The schools and daycare were affected by the outbreak, according to the Centre intégré de santé
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
Two sets of brothers, all best friends, are now calling themselves The Fundraiser Warriors after raising more than $19,000 for McMaster Children’s Hospital and Camp Ooch/Trillium last December. This year, the boys are hoping to raise $24,000 for 24 local charities by selling advent calendars. Susan Hay has the story.
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. "As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this time," Department of National Defence spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a media statement. The allegations ag
TORONTO — Mirvish Productions is welcoming audiences back to "Room," nearly two years after pandemic-related delays. Tickets go on sale on Saturday for the Toronto run, set for the CAA Theatre from Feb. 6 to April 10. Before that, London's Grand Theatre, which co-produced the play with Mirvish and the U.K.'s Covent Garden Productions, will host the show Jan. 11 to 29. The much-anticipated musical is based on Canadian author Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel. Adapted to include songs, "Room" stars Strat
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The plant was introduced to the U.S. in the 1960s as a sterile hybird, but has begun to cross pollinate.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year, authorities said. David Scott Smith, 66, and his son, Travis Shane Smith, 32, are accused of reckless arson in a warrant issued before formal charges are filed, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s office said. Mark Reichel, the attorney for both men, said th
Metro Vancouver Transit Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who allegedly stabbed a 67-year-old man on board a SkyTrain after a dispute over a seat. The man had boarded an eastbound train at Scott Road station in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. PT, a transit police statement said. He accidently bumped into another male passenger when they both attempted to sit in the same seat, but he ignored the situation and moved to another part of the train, the st
The Halifax Explosion happened Dec. 6, 1917, when two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says China's attempts to distort and influence media in Canada 'have become normalized' and 'more sophisticated, frequent, and insidious.'