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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting yet another jump in COVID-19-related hospitalizations today, saying the figure climbed by 105 in the past 24 hours and now stands at 3,300. The provincial health department says 282 patients are currently in intensive care, an increase of seven from the previous day. The province is also reporting 5,946 new cases of COVID-19, with 21 more deaths related to the virus. Authorities say 81,564 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours, including
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An inspection of voting machines in a heavily Republican county in Pennsylvania had been poised to go forward Friday until an 11th-hour appeal to the state Supreme Court by lawyers for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf put it on hold. The high court decision came hours after a state judge rejected attempts by the Wolf administration to block the inspection — inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 election — without certain agreements
A man, who was wanted after allegedly firing gunshots toward RCMP officers in Valleyview, Alta., last summer, was arrested in Edmonton Thursday night after local police responded to a weapons complaint. Around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Edmonton police officers responded to a weapons complaint at a home on Lakeview Road, in the city's west end, police said in a news release Friday. Officers quickly identified the suspect and found out he had warrants for a criminal flight and shooting offence in Valle
Montreal police are investigating after a teen was injured by gunfire yesterday evening. Véronique Comtois, spokesperson for the Montreal police, says officers received a call around 6 p.m. Saturday reporting a shooting on Dr. Penfield Avenue near Côte-des-Neiges Road. The teen was injured in his lower body, but police say his life is not in danger. After assessing the scene and questioning the victim, investigators said the teen was shot inside a home near the intersection. No suspects were arr
More than half a million French people will find their vaccination health pass no longer works from January 15. View on euronews
Nearly 100 firefighters, with planes and helicopters, are fighting the largest fires in Nahuel Huapi National Park, the fire management service says.View on euronews
Heart attacks have been known to occur while shovelling heavy amounts of snow — here are signs to watch for and how to do it as safely as possible.
The FBI identified the man as Malik Faisal Akram, 44, who was killed after the safe release of his four hostages on Saturday night. The incident in Colleyville, Texas, "was an act of terror,“ said Biden, who was in Philadelphia with first lady Jill Biden packing carrots and apples at a food bank in a visit to the city to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
VICTORIA — A section of Highway 1 between Kanaka Bar and Spences Bridge in British Columbia's Fraser Canyon has been reopened two months after parts of it were washed away in torrential storms. A statement from the Transportation Ministry says the route opened Friday to traffic with legal width and loads, but vehicle length is restricted to 25 metres. It says the highway remains closed south of Kanaka Bar to Hope as record snow and avalanche risk have delayed reconstruction work. A series of atm
HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. McDonough became the first woman to head up a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980. She became leader of the federal NDP in 1995 and served in the party's top post until 2002. But in an
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of northern Alberta for Monday, while southern Alberta may experience a sudden period of strong winds and some precipitation. Environment Canada forecasts wintry weather in the northern half of the province Monday, from the Peace River-Fairview-High Prairie-Manning region through to the Lloydminster-Wainwright-Vermilion-Provost area. Heavy snow, freezing rain, strong winds, blowing snow and a sudden drop in temperatures are expected in the affected re
Highlights of Today in History: Start of Operation Desert Storm;Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off;Prohibition takes effect ;Shah of Iran flees into exile;musical "Hello Dolly" opens.
President Joe Biden on Friday tried to put behind recent setbacks on voting rights and his economic agenda by outlining progress made in implementing his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. (Jan. 14)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator sought in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was in custody. No further information was immediately available. Meanwhile, Jamaica Police Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay told the AP that other people were arrested along with Joseph and that authorities were trying to determine whether the
Many Indigenous communities in Quebec that were spared in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are now seeing case numbers soar. It's a situation that has leaders and experts concerned. "It's a tsunami of cases, which have almost tripled since the beginning of the year," said Dr. André Corriveau, public health adviser for the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC). Compounding the problem, these same communities have fewer medical resources and a
Freight cars are broken into every day on Los Angeles's railways by thieves that target packages bought online.View on euronews
Windsor city council is looking at new measures to help small businesses amid ongoing pandemic restrictions. Council will decide Monday whether or not to implement the new proposals. They include offering to waive parklet and sidewalk cafe fees for 2022 and extending free parking from 15 minutes to one hour, according to a report posted by the clerks office. City advertising and sponsorship fees could also be relaxed up to a maximum of $25,000, and the upcoming February property tax instalment w
It's been two days since a massive explosion tore through a tanker truck manufacturer in Ottawa's south end, and the complex, multi-faceted investigation is only just getting started. Developments have been flying fast and furious since the first 911 calls came in at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. While it will likely be some time before there's a firm explanation as to what caused the explosion, some details have been confirmed — including that one person is dead and five more are missing and presu
Vancouver broke snowfall records from 1899, which is when record-keeping began.
Britons on Friday described revelations of further parties taking place at Number 10 Downing Street during lockdown periods as an "absolute disgrace" and "hypocritical". (Jan. 14)