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A new addiction recovery centre that opened Tuesday in Dartmouth, N.S., isn't a typical clinic, but rather an "access point" for people seeking help, says the doctor leading Nova Scotia's addictions and mental health program. It's all in an effort to ensure the services and programs at the centre are as welcoming and barrier-free as possible, said Dr. David Martell. "Often people have had the experience where they try to access a lot of different things in health care and what they're met with i
A post-election report on the Conservative Party's 2021 campaign performance found leader Erin O'Toole had a strong start to the 36-day electoral contest but faltered at the finish because he was "over-managed" and "over-coached" by senior staff. The report, commissioned by the party brass and compiled by former Alberta MP James Cumming, concluded O'Toole didn't connect well enough with voters because he "wasn't himself" at key moments in the campaign. "The team should have let him be him rather
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' faith in science is falling as Democrats rely on it even more, with a trust gap in science and medicine widening substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, new survey data shows. It’s the largest gap in nearly five decades of polling by the General Social Survey, a widely respected trend survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago that has been measuring confidence in institutions since 1972. That is unsurprising to more than a dozen scientists reached f
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
LONDON (AP) — Premier League clubs must have a minimum of four positive coronavirus cases within their playing squad before requesting a postponement, according to new guidelines announced on Wednesday and taking effect next month. Previously, teams had to show they did not have 13 senior players plus a goalkeeper available before asking for a game to be postponed. That also took into account factors such as injuries and players being on international duty. There have been 22 postponements since
The construction of the 186-km fence is expected to be completed in June.View on euronews
As students adjust to being back in classrooms in Ontario, there are some who would like to return to school but have not been able to. As Caryn Lieberman reports, for this group of students learning virtually brings a host of unique challenges.
ROME (Reuters) -Italy's parliament will make a fifth attempt to elect a new president on Friday, with party chiefs sounding more confident about finding a mutually acceptable candidate for the powerful role. Prime Minister Mario Draghi remains a contender, but his prospects have faded this week, with many lawmakers clearly reluctant to back him, partly because they fear any change to the government could trigger an early election. The Italian presidency comes with a seven-year mandate and has considerable power to resolve political crises that regularly batter the country, including appointing prime ministers and dissolving parliament.
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.
A conservation group is turning over a historic redwood grove on the Northern California coast to descendants of the original Native American inhabitants. (Jan. 25)
When visitors approach the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City's Sainte-Foy neighbourhood, they're no longer greeted by the large picture windows that used to face the street, before a deadly shooting five years ago. It's been replaced with a concrete wall with smaller windows, in case someone tries to ram the building with a truck. Security cameras face all the entrances, including the one a gunman used on Jan. 29, 2017, when he walked in and opened fire in a prayer room, killing six worship
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House members discussing critical race theory in public schools and what should — or shouldn't — come up in class promised Wednesday to take their time crafting new rules for teachers. The chairwoman of the House Education and Public Works Committee said she wasn't out for a “witch hunt for parents, teachers or students” but instead wanted to make sure children in South Carolina schools get the best education they can. Chairwoman Rita Allison led a two-hour d
Mayo Clinic experts say that Minnesota is near peak for omicron COVID-19 cases and Wisconsin is showing a decline. (Jan. 26)
Recent developments: Two local health units have their most COVID deaths in a month. Two western Quebec emergency rooms are reopening. Ottawa's COVID-19 hospitalizations remained stable Wednesday. The city's wastewater levels are stable and show signs of a slow decline. Two health units west of Ottawa have had more COVID deaths in January 2022 than any other month. Western Quebec's health authority CISSSO says the Gatineau Hospital emergency room is fully reopening as of Monday and the St-André-
Canada's top doctor says even though the average daily COVID-19 case count across the country is down 30 per cent compared to last week, it's not an accurate reflection of the state of the pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam says targeted testing policies and reduced testing continue to underestimate the number of true infections, noting severe illness trends are still rising in most jurisdictions and hospitalization rates are increasing across all age groups. Quebec announced it will begin tracking COVID
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers was arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday, just days after announcing that he was resigning for health reasons. Newark police said a warrant was issued Tuesday for Rep. Gerald Brady’s arrest on two counts of shoplifting, and that Brady, 65, turned himself in a few hours later. He was released on his own recognizance. House Democrats announced last Friday that Brady wa
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
TORONTO — A large crowd gathered outside a mall north of Toronto on Thursday as a group of local truckers prepared to join a convoy to Ottawa in protest of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers. Some in the crowd threw cash and food up to truckers in their vehicles at the Vaughan Mills mall while others hoisted Canadian flags and signs protesting the government as the truckers gradually rolled out. Mike Fabinski, a truck driver from Barrie, Ont., said the vac
It's been a tough month for Larry Richards. He's the manager and ice tech of the Montague Curling Club where, this month, curlers were going to gather for the 2022 P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts and then later, the 2022 P.E.I. Tankard. Rising COVID cases put a stop to that. Restrictions that followed cut business even further, when all rinks and clubs had to shut down completely in mid-January. "Curling and winter go together. Members can't get out to curl, and we can only run from October
WATFORD, England — Roy Hodgson is back in the Premier League at the age of 74. The former England coach was hired by Watford on Tuesday and will be tasked with keeping the team in the top division following its descent into the relegation zone. Claudio Ranieri, a 70-year-old Italian, was fired on Monday after 3 1/2 months in charge, just days after Watford slipped into the bottom three for the first time this season. Watford's board has turned to Hodgson, another of world soccer's most experienc