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Only a week after it was first identified as a variant of concern, the Omicron variant has found its way to several public health regions. Matthew Bingley reports.
Between highways ripped apart and farms drowned in several feet of toxic water, the B.C. floods could end up being one of the most expensive disasters in Canadian history with losses in the billions of dollars.
Federal Members of Parliament unanimously voted to fast-track Bill C-4, which would ban conversion therapies aimed at LGBTQ Canadians on Wednesday, with advocates in Newfoundland and Labrador praising the decision. Gemma Hickey of St. John's, who experienced conversion therapy as a teenager and attempted suicide because of it, awaited the vote in Ottawa after advocating for the ban for three decades. "I was brought to tears. This will save lives," Hickey told CBC News on Friday. "I just can't te
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their commitment to Lebanon, despite Saudi Arabia's uneasiness with Iran’s sway over the small Mediterranean country
A total solar eclipse could be seen from Antarctica on Saturday with NASA live streaming the event, showing a striking image of the sky darkening. (Dec. 4)
The Durham Region Health Department says they have confirmed one case of the Omicron variant from a close contact of a returning traveller from a country in southern Africa. Erica Vella reports.
Elections Alberta says it was improper — but not partisan — when an employee posted testy Twitter responses to concerned citizens on municipal election day. Some MLAs say the now-deleted social media posts damaged the office's credibility, and Elections Alberta should be more transparent about the consequences for the employee responsible. "This hurts the confidence in Elections Alberta," said United Conservative Party MLA Tany Yao, during an all-party legislative committee meeting Friday. Chief
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's health minister on Friday released her government's strategy to fight COVID-19 during the winter months, warning residents that holiday gatherings could lead to a new spike in infections. "The plan, when combined with vaccination and public health guidelines, will reduce the spread of the virus," Dorothy Shephard told reporters. The three-level plan will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, she said. The province will start at level one, which includes a pri
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British Columbia is set to begin rebuilding from extensive flooding and mudslides after the last of three major storms in about a week. The stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway connecting the Lower Mainland to Hope, B.C., has reopened.
Human Rights First leaders say they plan to restart their research to document the human rights abuses suffered by people turned away to wait in danger under this policy. (Dec. 2)
Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery is reviewing more than 2,000 pieces in its collection after returning a statue that was stolen from India more than a century ago. The gallery is named after lawyer Norman MacKenzie, who left behind journals and records detailing his theft of the Indian statue.
FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province prepared to enter the first phase of its so-called winter action plan. The province will enter Level 1 of the plan as of Sunday, which is the least restrictive of the three tiers. Among other things, masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Physical distancing will also be mandatory in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccinat
Multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, health officials said Thursday, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November. (Dec. 3)
On December 3, Typhoon Bopha winds reached 280 km/h, destroying areas of Mindanao.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday while remembering those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and crediting the American people for his optimism. Biden also paid tribute to service members, thanking them for their sacrifices. “We are a great nation because of you, the American people,” Biden said, joined on stage by his wife, first lady Jill Biden. “You've made me so optimistic.” It was Biden's first time participating in the nearly 100-year-old
Two people have died after an early morning collision in Leamington, say OPP. It happened at about 5:38 this morning, when an SUV and transport truck collided, Steven Duguay of the Essex County OPP said in a Tweet. Two people in the SUV were confirmed deceased at the scene, said Duguay. Police have not released the identity of the victims, as they are notifying their families. OPP's Leamington Detachment, Essex-Windsor EMS and Leamington Fire Department all responded to the call Friday morning.
Saskatchewan Roughriders fans are gearing up to cheer on the green and white during Sunday's CFL West Division final — whether at the game or thousands of kilometres away. The game in Winnipeg will decide which team will travel to Hamilton for the 108th Grey Cup on Dec. 12. Hundreds — if not thousands — of fans in green and white will be making the pilgrimage to Winnipeg. Annamaria Pedulla is one of them. "The Riders have to win because I have to redeem myself around all these Bombers fans," she