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Gunfire was reported at military barracks across the country on Sunday, prompting the government to deny the army was taking over.View on euronews
COVID-19 hospital numbers continue to climb in Saskatchewan as the contagious Omicron variant spreads across the province. The number of people in hospital has climbed from 244 yesterday to 252 on Sunday, according to the daily update on the province's online dashboard. 26 of the hospital cases reported today are in intensive care, the same as announced on Saturday. This month the province started tracking hospitalizations as a key indicator of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, breaking down how hospita
Since moving back to Nova Scotia in March 2020, Natasha Ernst has struggled to find affordable housing. She and her husband have lived in about a half-dozen rental units and spent last summer and fall living in a school bus because they couldn't find long-term housing. Ernst said all they could find were short-term rentals and Airbnbs. Once they'd start living in a unit, the countdown was on for moving to the next one. "It's unbelievably stressful," she said. "We can never feel settled ... you j
Red carpets to feminist fashion, how the House of Dior has evolved. (Jan. 24)
Quebecers will now have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be able to enter big-box stores as part of a push to increase vaccinations, but some say the province's rule may not be equitable to low-income people.
FREDERICTON — Barring any advice to the contrary from public health officials, schoolchildren will return to in-class learning on Jan. 31, New Brunswick's education minister said Monday. "I know that families, students, teachers and the whole province are anxiously awaiting the return to in-person learning for our students," Dominic Cardy told a news conference in Fredericton. "We know that distance learning is not an ideal situation for most of our students and families, but it was necessary to
The retired Pope had denied attending the meeting to the investigators but says his statement had mistakes in it due to editing "oversight".View on euronews
A convoy of vehicles protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination made a stop in the Edmonton area. Some of those involved in the "freedom convoy" are heading to Ottawa in protest of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Chris Chacon has more from Acheson.
The leader of Quebec's official opposition (PLQ) is calling on the province to create a squad to coordinate the reopening of the province's economy as well as prepare for potential next waves of the pandemic. At a news conference Sunday, Dominique Anglade unveiled her plan for a "COVIE-19 unit" with a goal of adapting to life with the virus and preventing the economy from closing down in the event of a future wave. Anglade criticized the Quebec government's "short-term management" of the pandemi
A truck rally held Sunday in Southwestern Ontario is believed to be the beginning of a national protest against vaccine mandates imposed on the industry by the federal government. But as Brittany Rosen reports, it draws questions about the feasibility of restrictive public health policy decisions.
A doctor in South Korea is looking to reunite with his long-lost penpal from Alberta to whom he wrote almost 50 years ago. When Seo Jeong Seo was in junior high school, in the late 1960s, he took part in a sister city program between Edmonton and Jinju City, in South Korea. He was paired up with Carol Baker, which led to the two writing back and forth for six years, he said. In her last letter in 1974, Baker mentioned she was moving to Calgary to attend law school, Seo said. The two lost touch s
PARIS (AP) — Amine Gouiri scored with a Panenka penalty kick and delivered an assist Sunday for Nice to beat Metz 2-0 and return to second place in the French league behind runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain, which welcomed back Lionel Messi as it routed Reims 4-0. PSG got off to a slow start at the Parc des Princes Stadium but ended up in control with goals from Marco Verratti, Sergio Ramos and Danilo Pereira after Reims crumbled and collapsed in the second half. PSG has an 11-point lead over N
Prince Edward Island's chief medical officer confirmed today that another Islander has died as a result of COVID-19. Dr. Heather Morrison issued a statement saying the individual was in their 80s. Morrison also reported 209 new cases of the disease as of this morning, bringing the active case count to 2,484. The new cases are under investigation. Over the past week, there have been an average of 279 new cases reported every day. As of Sunday, there were nine people with COVID-19 recovering in ho
A movement to add a statue of the first woman to graduate from university, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, to a famed square, Prato della Valle, in Padua, Italy, has sparked a national debate about historical conservation and gender representation in monuments.
Residents can share their thoughts on whether the N.W.T. should keep the current number of MLAs or decrease them. The N.W.T. Electoral Boundaries Commission is an independent group that reviews the existing electoral districts after every second election. The commission found several districts are either over or under represented in the Legislative Assembly. But the report said there are exceptions to overrepresentation, such as districts that represent a minority population. The commission issu
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president beileves in "diversity in higher education" when asked about the conservative-dominated Supreme Court agreeing to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions. (Jan. 24)
Victoria Kalisky was grocery shopping last week when, despite being bundled up against southern Quebec's brutal cold, her face was in pain. "I realized that there were five men and women right next to me who were going to sleep in that –30 the entire night," the 23-year-old Montrealer said on Monday. "And then the next morning, I woke up to a news article about a woman who had died." That's when she decided it was time to help. She talked to her father, Lorne Kalisky, and started an online crowd
“Violeta,” by Isabel Allende. (Random House) Chilean writer Isabel Allende's latest novel is “Violeta,” an epic tale that transports readers across a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters like an earthquake and a hurricane. From the aftermath of World War I to the present day, narrator Violeta del Valle recounts the story of her life in an unnamed South American country with a book-long letter to her grandson Camilo. Violeta tells of liv
Nearly 1,700 people received COVID-19 vaccine doses at a one-day mega-clinic organized by the city in northwest Toronto on Sunday. The clinic, called Vax the Northwest, ran from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at York University's Aviva Centre. Toronto Mayor John Tory said the clinic had the capacity to vaccinate 400 people per hour. Walk-ins were welcome and no health card was required. The clinic offered first, second, third and children's doses and 48 health care workers administered Moderna and Pfizer vac
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. He had finished fifth in New Hampshire and fourth in Iowa. Still, Biden advised skeptics to withhold judgment until a state with a large pool of Black voters, the most reliable Democratic constituency, had a chance to weigh in. “Too often your loyalty, your commitment, your support for this party has been taken for granted,”