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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 central bank's Business Outlook Survey Indicator reached its highest level on record in the fourth quarter, which was conducted before the Omicron coronavirus variant began spreading widely. The data will play into the Bank of Canada's calculations as it ponders when to raise rates. "The combination of strong demand and bottlenecks in supply is expected to put upward pressure on prices over the next year," said the survey.
More than a decade after they began, negotiations on flood claim settlements between several First Nations in southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario and the federal and provincial governments appear to be drawing to a close. But some are wondering what those settlements will mean for the First Nations affected — and why it's taken so long to address flooding caused by dams that were built over a century ago. "Why has it taken 134 years?" asks Chief John Thunder of Buffalo Point First Nat
It's mid-January, and most people who celebrate have taken down their Christmas trees and either boxed them up, put them out on the curb for pickup, or turned them into firewood. But what if Christmas trees weren't just 'Christmas' trees? What if trees were decorated for all occasions — Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Halloween? Two Prince George, B.C., women are doing just that. Carol Jensen has given her Christmas tree new life by leaving it up year-round and decorating it to su
Students and education workers will be heading back to the classroom Monday. And while many kids are excited to be returning to school, some believe it could be short-lived. Brittany Rosen has more.
Students at Concordia University of Edmonton are upset the school has eliminated the week-long semester break following a two-week faculty strike. An online petition with over 1,800 signatures as of Monday asks that the institution reconsider reducing the semester winter break from a full week to the Family Day long weekend. Christine Ryvers, a student in her last semester of an education after-degree program, started the petition. She said plans with family or vacations will be dashed for many
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OTTAWA — Environment Canada is warning residents of southern Ontario and Quebec to brace for a winter storm, prompting some school boards to revisit their plans to reopen classrooms Monday. The federal forecaster says a low-pressure system around the Great Lakes could dump snow on parts of Ontario starting Sunday night, while a storm brewing in the United States is making its way to southern Quebec. Snowfall and storm warnings are in effect across much of Ontario, with regions including Niagara,
The continued surge of the Omicron variant in Canada’s North has created an urgent need for more health-care workers, especially in the most remote communities. Ottawa says help and supplies are on the way, but some places are still waiting.
After an extended winter break and a week of virtual learning because of the ongoing wave of COVID-19, Nova Scotia students returned to in-person learning on Monday. Nova Scotia is the first Atlantic province to return to classrooms, but joined the ranks of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, which reopened schools earlier this month. Ontario and Quebec classrooms also reopened Monday. "[We] certainly understand that there's anxiety about what today was going to bring and how the next five days will
Officer Nelson Silva of our Marine Patrol Unit received a call of a dolphin in distress in the Shorecrest area. Officer Silva located a juvenile dolphin that was trapped in a fishing net. Watch the video to see how Officer Silva helped free the dolphin! Video credit Miami-Dade Police Department
Four deaths were reported as COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Brunswick jumped to 115 on Sunday. A person age 50 to 59 in the Saint John region, a person 60 to 69 in the Edmundston region and two people in the Bathurst region — one 60 to 69 and the other 70 to 79, died due to the virus, according to the province. It brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 187. According to the online dashboard, there are 14 people in intensive care and four on ventilator
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Ontario reported 3,887 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on Monday, with 578 of those patients in ICU. It is important to note that not all hospitals in the province report hospitalization figures on weekends, so the real number could be higher. The province also reported 8,521 new cases of COVID-19 — however, that number is not a reliable indicator of the true spread of the virus given restricted testing access. Officials also reported 22 more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott al
One of the most famous planes in B.C.'s history, a Martin Mars water bomber used to carry and drop vast amounts of water on wildfires, is for sale for $5 million. "The opportunity to purchase and preserve a unique part of aviation history is now available for the discerning buyer, or donor," says the listing from the California-based seller, Platinum Fighter Sales. The signature red and white plane, beloved by many throughout the province, was brought into service in the late 1950s as a powerful
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
Health Canada’s approval of Pfizer’s oral anti-viral treatment is expected to make a big difference in the future fight against COVID-19. But early warnings are coming that it’s no replacement for vaccines and won’t make a significant impact for months. Matthew Bingley reports.
An Island man who sexually abused a teenage girl has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. Nicholas James Gallant, 38, of Charlottetown pleaded guilty to two charges: sexual exploitation of a person age 14 to 18, and sexual touching. The incidents took place in Charlottetown over a period of time beginning around June, 2019. The victim's identity is protected by court order. Chief Provincial Court Judge Jeff Lantz handed down the seven-year prison sentence Dec. 20. Gallant had been in
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole reacted Monday to news Canada approved the Pfizer COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid, saying the shipment of 30,000 treatment courses was “insufficient.” O’Toole said the government needs to “dramatically ramp up” the number of pills on order and get them out to the provinces immediately.
Montreal area realtor Emmanuel Samedy says he's never seen the market this tight, and it's pushing buyers to do things they may regret.