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WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growth surged; so did inflation. America exited Afghanistan, but the war ended with a chaotic evacuation and a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops. Pandemic aid and infrastructure bills passed. Pricey legislation to advance Biden's social and climat
Nearly 700 customers are still without power Sunday afternoon in New Brunswick. The majority of the power outages are happening in the Moncton area in Riverview, where 692 customers were without power as 1:30 p.m., according to N.B. Power. The power in the region is expected to return around 4:30 p.m. Over 700 were also without power in Madawaska and Victoria counties earlier Sunday morning, which include the communities of Notre Dame De Lourdes, Siegas and Ste-Anne-Madawaska. That brought the t
The Alberta government plans to rescind a public health order barring health-care workers from working at more than one continuing-care facility by mid-February — if not sooner. Last fall, the province consulted with various unions and "other staff and employer representatives" about allowing health-care workers to work at more than one site, a spokesperson for the health ministry told CBC News in an email. The single-site order is expected to be rescinded Feb. 16, the spokesperson said. Althoug
MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth wave. Premier François Legault announced last week he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to in-person learning on Jan. 17 even as pandemic-related infection rates and hospitalizations continue to mount provincewide. The government promised a
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A pair of businesses in Regina and Saskatoon are bringing the Betty White Challenge to their respective cities in an effort to raise money for local animal shelters. The Betty White Challenge asks people to donate $5 to a local animal shelter on Monday, which would have been White's 100th birthday. Not only did the famed actor and comedian entertain countless people during her illustrious career, but she was also a devoted animal lover who helped with wildlife conservation and education efforts.
VICTORIA — A section of Highway 1 between Kanaka Bar and Spences Bridge in British Columbia's Fraser Canyon has been reopened two months after parts of it were washed away in torrential storms. A statement from the Transportation Ministry says the route opened Friday to traffic with legal width and loads, but vehicle length is restricted to 25 metres. It says the highway remains closed south of Kanaka Bar to Hope as record snow and avalanche risk have delayed reconstruction work. A series of atm
Hundreds of Central American migrants gathered in northern Honduras on Saturday to embark on the first major migrant caravan of the year. (Jan. 15)
The daughters of one of the Eastway Tank employees missing and presumed dead after Thursday's explosion are remembering him as a hard worker and a dedicated father whose smile could light up a room. "I just want people to know that he was a good, good person," said Darlene Mabiala about her father, Etienne, on Saturday. "He was the best. And honestly, the house feels empty without him," added her sister, Celeste. Six people are believed to have died after a violent explosion ripped through the t
For humans, there is a link between the development of language and cognitive skills. Studying the same process in dogs can be used to determine their capabilities at the puppy stage.
HALIFAX — Thousands of Nova Scotia power customers remained off-grid Sunday in the aftermath of a powerful winter storm that blew through parts of the Maritimes 24 hours earlier. By late in the afternoon Nova Scotia Power was reporting that just over 3,000 customers were still without electricity. The outages were scattered across the province, however the majority were in Lunenburg County on the South Shore. Lia MacDonald, vice-president of transmission, distribution and delivery with the utili
A man, who was wanted after allegedly firing gunshots toward RCMP officers in Valleyview, Alta., last summer, was arrested in Edmonton Thursday night after local police responded to a weapons complaint. Around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Edmonton police officers responded to a weapons complaint at a home on Lakeview Road, in the city's west end, police said in a news release Friday. Officers quickly identified the suspect and found out he had warrants for a criminal flight and shooting offence in Valle
Nearly 100 firefighters, with planes and helicopters, are fighting the largest fires in Nahuel Huapi National Park, the fire management service says.View on euronews
HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. McDonough became the first woman to head up a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980. She became leader of the federal NDP in 1995 and served in the party's top post until 2002. But in an
Windsor city council is looking at new measures to help small businesses amid ongoing pandemic restrictions. Council will decide Monday whether or not to implement the new proposals. They include offering to waive parklet and sidewalk cafe fees for 2022 and extending free parking from 15 minutes to one hour, according to a report posted by the clerks office. City advertising and sponsorship fees could also be relaxed up to a maximum of $25,000, and the upcoming February property tax instalment w
NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April’s election with an unusual “immersive and olfactory” rally. Yes, olfactory: The campaign team diffused various smells into the exhibition hall in the western city of Nantes, surrounding participants with screens and speakers. While the videos were powerful, with ocean waves and starscapes trans
Vancouver broke snowfall records from 1899, which is when record-keeping began.
Ottawa's COVID-19 hospitalizations drop slightly. One death reported Sunday. Today's Ottawa update There are 62 Ottawa residents in local hospitals for treatment of active COVID-19, according to Sunday's update from Ottawa Public Health (OPH). That's similar to last week, when the number hovered around 60. Seven of these patients are in an ICU, a number which has also remained stable. These hospital numbers do not include people who came to the hospital for other reasons and then test positive f
Montreal firefighters are battling a four-alarm fire in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough that broke out this morning. Firefighters received 911 call around 9:45 a.m. for a fire at a three-storey commercial and residential building on 4809 Ontario Street East. Everyone was evacuated safely from the second and third floors. The business on the first floor was closed. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene. One was sent to hospital with minor injuries. As of Sunday afternoon,