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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is reporting one more COVID-19 death, for a total of nine since the start of the pandemic. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says a person in their 80s is the latest resident to die of the disease. There are 10 patients in hospital, including two people in intensive care. There are two other patients in hospital who have contracted the disease but who are being treated for illnesses other than COVID-19. Health officials reported 275 new infecti
VICTORIA — British Columbia residents will need to bring their vaccine card with them through to the end of June if they want to access indoor spaces, restaurants or most events, says the provincial health officer. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday the vaccine card is specifically designed to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19, allowing certain businesses and activities to remain open. "As we move through this period, it will, I expect, no longer be necessary," Henry told a news conference. "B
TORONTO — Breanna Reid-Clarke has attended all her university classes over the last two years from her bedroom and it's taking a toll. Studying from home as a result of the pandemic has meant feeling isolated, and has brought challenges in building strong connections with colleagues and instructors, says the 21-year-old. Now, even as universities make plans for students to return gradually over the next month, some like Reid-Clarke say they aren't hopeful their post-secondary experiences can be
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began. The number of deaths was largely unchanged, at more than 50,000. In its weekly assessment of the pandemic, issued late Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said the number of new coronavirus infections rose by 5% and that the rate of increase appears to be slowing; only half of regions reported an incre
Calgary's lone Liberal MP says he has paid a fine after a doorbell camera captured him removing an opponent's campaign flyer and replacing it with one of his own on the eve of the last federal election. The video showed George Chahal, who won Calgary Skyview for the Liberals in the September 2021 federal election, walking up to a constituent's front door in the northeast Calgary neighbourhood of Temple on Sept. 19. Chahal removed a flyer put there by members of Conservative incumbent Jag Sahota'
MONTREAL — The Quebec government has launched an online portal to track COVID-19 rapid test results, even as experts say there are limits to the accuracy of the data it provides. Quebecers who log in to the portal are asked to enter their names, dates of birth and medicare numbers, as well as the dates the tests were taken, whether they had symptoms and whether the results were positive or negative. While officials say the platform could help track the spread of the pandemic, Benoît Massé, a pro
The construction of the 186-km fence is expected to be completed in June.View on euronews
One man has died in a Wednesday morning fire in the east end of Gatineau, Que., police say. Emergency crews were called to the home on rue Saint-André at around 5:30 a.m., city police said in an afternoon news release. A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Three people managed to escape the burning building on their own. One was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said, as was a firefighter. About 40 firefighters were dispatched to fight the bla
Mayo Clinic experts say that Minnesota is near peak for omicron COVID-19 cases and Wisconsin is showing a decline. (Jan. 26)
Hospitalized for COVID-19, or with COVID-19? It's a distinction New Brunswick Public Health has been making recently in how it reports the number of people in hospital with the disease, and one which highlights the complexity around crediting COVID-19's role in certain illnesses, experts say. "It's an important distinction to make and … it's helpful information to have, but at the end of the day, it's a challenging distinction to make," said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at
As in-person instruction resumes this week at Newfoundland and Labrador schools, it's not just parents who have reservations; some students themselves are feeling anxious. For Madison O'Dell, a Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, the return to school has come with a range of emotions. "I'm not the most excited," Madison told CBC News on Wednesday. "I'd rather be home, seeing I was in a routine of things … and being able to use my extra time for good things like going for a wa
Another weekend storm is on the way for Prince Edward Island. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for all three counties in the province Wednesday morning. The statement said Environment Canada is monitoring what is expected to be a "very intense winter storm" that would have impact on Saturday into Sunday. "Another nor'easter looks to move through the region but exactly what and how much of it falls is still a bit uncertain. The latest guidance does show all of P.E.I. seeing h
The previous Bulgarian government had blocked North Macedonia's bid to join the EU. But now there is fresh hope that relations between the two countries can be improved. View on euronews
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is calling on Twitter to remove a tweet from an Ontario politician who labelled federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra a "terrorist." Mendicino says the tweet from Independent MPP Randy Hillier is "flagrantly abusive, offensive and Islamophobic" and amounts to "hate speech" that should have no place on Twitter or other social media platforms. In a tweet today supporting truckers opposed to mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in order to cross
In the nearly two months since a conservative majority of justices on the Supreme Court indicated openness to dramatic new restrictions on abortion, money has poured into the political fundraising arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. The organization secured $20 million in pledged financial contributions, five times more than it has had at the outset of an election year over its 30-year history, according to figures shared with The Associated Press. Before the recent surge, the
Alors que le corps électoral âgé est surreprésenté et qu’une partie des élus sont eux-mêmes âgés, comment se fait-il que le vieillissement ne soit pas au cœur de l’agenda politique ?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his political survival, after police launched an investigation into the alleged string of gatherings that took place at his residence during COVID-19 lockdown. As Redmond Shannon reports, Boris Johnson's political future is growing more uncertain by the day.
The Quebec government announced the loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday, following the lead of Ontario and other provinces amid indications the Omicron surge may be peaking in some areas. Quebec Premier François Legault said the province would adopt a go-slow approach, which will see gathering limits raised on Monday for private functions, as well as the reopening of restaurants at 50 per cent capacity and a resumption of some sports activities for those under 18. Other restrictions
Williams Lake Chief Willie Sellars said Tuesday that even after a search of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School is completed, many families would still not have “closure” as many children at the school were not buried. “It is for those children and families that we grieve the most,” he said.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor-lawmaker who has prescribed a parasitic worm treatment for COVID-19 symptoms acknowledged Wednesday that the state medical board has been investigating him since the summer of 2020. Conservative Republican state Sen. Mark Steffen disclosed the Kansas Board of Healing Arts' investigation of him during a Senate committee hearing. He was testifying in favor of a bill that would require pharmacists to fill prescriptions for both the anti-worm treatment ivermectin