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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.
Holiday season stress is building up, especially with the pandemic alongside. Here are a few tips to cope.
America enters World War Two; Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death in New York. (Dec. 8)
The Ford government is under fire for not doing more to make rapid antigen tests more accessible and free. Many experts say the tests will improve effective screening protocols and could be a means to protecting the health of residents. Matthew Bingley reports.
EDMONTON — Alberta's total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases remains at 11, but the province's chief medical officer of health expects that number to grow. Dr. Deena Hinshaw also says seven of the 11 people were fully vaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. Alberta Health is still gathering data on the effects and spread of Omicron, but Hinshaw says early indications are those who contract the variant can avoid severe outcomes if vaccinated. She also reported
A portion of Newfoundland and Labrador's equity stake in an offshore oil project has been stripped, and the Crown energy corporation that owns that asset, Nalcor Energy, will have to surrender 1.3 million barrels of oil to other companies involved in the project over the next two years. That's the outcome of a redetermination of the ownership structure in the Hibernia South Extension, which has been producing oil in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, 320 kilometres southeast of St. John's and the site of f
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, as the president and others gather to pay tribute to an “American giant” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility. President Joe Biden’s motorcade arrived outside the Capitol shortly after the hearse carrying Dole’s casket draped with the American flag. Biden is expected to offer remarks at the morning ceremony with invited guests and c
Diavik Diamond Mines and three of its employees are facing nine charges under the N.W.T.'s Mine Health and Safety Act, stemming from an incident last year that injured a worker. The charges include failing to take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect the health and safety of employees, and ensuring that all supervisors are properly trained in safe work and safe blasting procedures. They were filed by the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission on Nov. 10 in N.W.T. Territorial C
Human trials are set to begin early next year at an Ontario university for two next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that can be inhaled. Fiona Smaill is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton and lead researcher for the clinical trials. She said on Tuesday that both vaccines, which would be the first inhaled vaccines, are "approved for study in Canada." They're designed to combat variants of concern and are delivered by inhaled aerosol, targeting the lung
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
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
A Kitchener, Ont., doctor is behind a new Twitter account that hopes to be the next Vaccine Hunters — but instead of helping people find COVID-19 vaccines, it'll help them find rapid tests to detect the virus. Dr. Dalia Hasan started the COVID Test Finders account about three months ago. She has since recruited about 25 volunteers to tweet out information about testing and where to find rapid tests. But because these tests are still hard to come by in Ontario and other parts of Canada, Hasan sai
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s auditor general says the province approved $1.1 billion in added borrowing during 2020-21 to cover the capital and relief costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Auditor general Kim Adair's financial report published today also notes that with reduced tax revenues, the province fell into a $342-million deficit in 2020-21, a significant drop from the $55-million surplus originally budgeted. As well, provincial GDP dropped in 2020, down 2.2 per cent as opposed to the increase of 2.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, as the president and others gather to pay tribute to an “American giant” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility. President Joe Biden is expected to offer remarks at the morning ceremony with invited guests and congressional leaders in the Capitol Rotunda for the former Republican senator and presidential contender. Dole, who served ne
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
GENEVA (Reuters) -Governments need to reassess national responses to COVID-19 and speed up vaccination programmes to tackle Omicron, though it is it too early to say how well existing shots will protect against the new variant, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The variant's global spread suggests it could have a major impact on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the time to contain it is now before more Omicron patients are hospitalised, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. The WHO noted early evidence from BioNTech and Pfizer of the effectiveness of their vaccine against Omicron.
When Réa Bérubé and Denise Savage met in person for the first time, they embraced as dear friends. The two share a deep bond because of what they went through during the deadly COVID-19 outbreak in October at a northern New Brunswick nursing home. Bérubé learned on Oct. 16 that her 88-year-old mother had been infected at Villa Renaissance in Dalhousie. Savage was the nurse on the provincial rapid outbreak management team who broke the news to her a short time later that her mother's condition wa
The holidays have enough natural sparkle that we can all safely enjoy.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Wednesday the approval of $1 billion over the next five years into the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. The funding will build and approve projects for roads, bridges, water and wastewater.
Pearl Lane was full of life: she still baked regularly, made trips with her daughters and loved her grandchildren with all her heart. A dedicated Christian, the eighty-three-year-old woman never missed a church service. She spoke in the women's meetings and sang in the church choir. And by all accounts, her devotion to her husband and her children was even greater. "She was a sweetheart," said her daughter Kim Hibbs. "She just loved life. "She wasn't ready to go.… She still had a few years left