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More COVID-19 patients from hospitals in Saskatoon and Regina could be transferred to rural facilities to ease pressure on the healthcare system, the Saskatchewan government said, without providing details about when and where that could happen. The practice of transferring patients to rural areas was done in the Delta wave, and one COVID-19 patient was moved from Saskatoon late last week. Hospital beds in the province's two main cities are full, while only about 70 per cent of beds in rural Sas
The Coast Guard says it will suspend the search for more than 30 migrants still missing from a capsized boat off Florida. At least five bodies have been found. (Jan. 27)
The U.S. Border Patrol faces major challenges monitoring a vast expanse of windblown farmland along the Canada-U.S. border, near where an Indian family of four was found dead last week. Agent Katy Siemer says the smuggling organizations don't care about migrants' safety — they only care about money.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign said Wednesday that he raised a hefty $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, nearly double the fundraising haul reported by the leading Republican contender for his seat, former football star Herschel Walker. Walker's campaign said in a statement Wednesday that he raised $5.4 million in the three-month period ending Dec. 31. Georgia will be a key battleground in the 2022 midterm elections to determine which party controls the U.S
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The issue of whether George Floyd was suffering from the disputed condition of “excited delirium” the day he was killed resurfaced Wednesday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with depriving him of his civil rights. Police arrested Floyd outside a corner store on May 25, 2020, for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for cigarettes. A panicky-sounding Floyd struggled and said he was claustrophobic as officers tried to shove th
FREDERICTON — Noting that 60 per cent of typical New Brunswick emergency room patients could be treated elsewhere, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard urged people on Wednesday to consider other options for medical care. Starting Monday, she said, paramedics responding to 911 calls will be able to determine if patients should be taken to hospital or advised if another option better suits their needs. "(Paramedics) will have the option to treat and release," Shephard told reporters in Fredericton. S
Quebec may have stopped offering PCR testing to the general public and put an end to COVID-19 contact tracing, but one Montreal school board is taking matters into its own hands. "In the spirit of transparency and to be as proactive as possible, our school board felt that parents and staff would appreciate receiving daily updates regarding COVID-19-related absences in our community," said the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) in a statement The board says absences are put in three categorie
Vancouver police are again warning seniors to be wary of strangers at their doorstep, as a number of elderly people continue to be tricked into handing over thousands of dollars in cash. Police are also asking financial institutions to watch out for seniors making unusually large withdrawals. "Vancouver Police is now investigating more than a dozen incidents since Jan. 11, in which seniors were fooled into thinking their loved ones have been arrested and need bail money," Const. Tania Visintin s
Fortune Minerals has announced plans to build a refinery in Alberta for materials it extracts from the NICO project near Whatì, N.W.T. The company announced its intent to purchase a steel fabrication plant and 77 acres of land from JFSL Field Services for $5.5 million on Monday. Robin Goad, the president and CEO of Fortune Minerals, said it'll cost $350 million to build the refinery — which will process cobalt, gold, bismuth and copper. Cobalt, said Goad, is the current priority. The material is
Fawnzerella the rescued deer really wants Cornelius the dog to play with her. You gotta give her an A for effort!
Mexican citizens describe taking the fight against illegal logging and drug cartels into their own hands (Jan 27).
PARIS (AP) — There’s still room for diplomacy in the Ukrainian crisis. At least that’s the conviction of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia despite signs pointing to a potential war. His stance reflects France’s post-World War II tradition of carving its own geopolitical path, refusing to line up blindly behind the U.S. It’s also part of Macron’s domestic political strategy amid campaigning for April’s presidential election, where nationalists are se
A Toronto non-profit has partnered with Natural Resources Canada to create a fund to make it easier for municipalities and agencies to build electric vehicle charging stations. The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) says the initiative, announced Tuesday, is being dubbed the "EV Station Fund" and will support the installation of up to 300 charging stations. "We have $2 million in new funding to be made available for a lot of groups across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area to build our electric vehicle c
Hundreds of people waving signs and Canadian flags lined the sides of the Trans-Canada highway and an overpass in Lincoln, N.B., to show their support for a convoy of trucks from Atlantic Canada headed to Ottawa to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Sitting in the same prayer room of a Quebec City mosque where he was injured in a deadly shooting almost five years ago, Saïd Akjour says he remembers the horrific attack as if it happened yesterday. "I can still see Aboubaker Thabti," said Akjour, pointing to the spot where he last saw his fellow worshipper. "I can still see Azzedine Soufiane." One by one, he listed the names of all of the men killed at the Islamic Cultural Centre on Jan. 29, 2017: Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahi
During the annual state of the university address, University of Windsor president Robert Gordon touched on how learning could develop after the pandemic, saying the institution should listen to student concerns regarding increasing accessibility to learning. "I'm truly hoping that the positive lessons that we've learned, how we've been able to kind of work through these really daunting challenges over the past 20 months, will build into how we as a university become a true leader in supporting
ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language" and an illustration of a nude woman, according to minutes from a board meeting. The McMinn County School Board decided Jan. 10 to remove “Maus” from its curriculum, news outlets reported. Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for the work that tells the story of his Jewish parents living in 1940s Poland and depicts him interviewing h
When Amy Paul thinks of her younger sister, Erin Brooks, she thinks of someone easygoing but outspoken about her beliefs. "She was beautiful inside and out," Paul said in a phone interview to CBC as she recalls last seeing her sister on Christmas for a family gathering. "She cared tremendously for her kids and her family, and she never went a day without calling and texting her mom." It is this devotion to her family that has made the one-month disappearance of the 38-year-old-Brooks even more h
Addressing the Conservative Party’s post-election report, Leader Erin O’Toole said the party needs to “build trust” with new Canadians and “cultural communities” following disappointing results in last year’s federal election. “We have to make sure we bring more Canadians into our party, (and) make sure their voices are being heard so we can win the next election,” he said.
Ottawa police say they have been in touch with leaders of a trucker convoy over weekend protest plans in the capital and are getting ready for several scenarios — including violence.