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MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth wave. Premier François Legault announced last week he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to in-person learning on Jan. 17 even as pandemic-related infection rates and hospitalizations continue to mount provincewide. The government promised a
Officials say they've located the remains of four people on the Eastway Tank blast site, but it will likely take time to recover them and piece together what happened — and the impending winter storm isn't helping. Six people are believed to have died following the massive explosion on Jan. 13 at the company's Merivale Road headquarters. In an update Sunday, various officials said the site's dangers mean the remains are still inaccessible. "The scene of the explosion has been very challenging fo
The central bank's Business Outlook Survey Indicator reached its highest level on record in the fourth quarter, which was conducted before the Omicron coronavirus variant began spreading widely. The data will play into the Bank of Canada's calculations as it ponders when to raise rates. "The combination of strong demand and bottlenecks in supply is expected to put upward pressure on prices over the next year," said the survey.
Widespread winter warnings span Ontario as one of the most impactful snowstorms in years threatens 40+ cm of snow through Monday.
The daughters of one of the Eastway Tank employees missing and presumed dead after Thursday's explosion are remembering him as a hard worker and a dedicated father whose smile could light up a room. "I just want people to know that he was a good, good person," said Darlene Mabiala about her father, Etienne, on Saturday. "He was the best. And honestly, the house feels empty without him," added her sister, Celeste. Six people are believed to have died after a violent explosion ripped through the t
Vancouver broke snowfall records from 1899, which is when record-keeping began.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of President Joe Biden's team, the first lady told The Associated Press that she found herself taking on a role that "I didn't kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so mu
The Alberta government plans to rescind a public health order barring health-care workers from working at more than one continuing-care facility by mid-February — if not sooner. Last fall, the province consulted with various unions and "other staff and employer representatives" about allowing health-care workers to work at more than one site, a spokesperson for the health ministry told CBC News in an email. The single-site order is expected to be rescinded Feb. 16, the spokesperson said. Althoug
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.
Some B.C. parents are struggling with confusing messaging about COVID-19 isolation periods for children, with conflicting information coming from school districts and the province.
The National Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled sweeping advisories that blanketed much of coastal British Columbia on Saturday and cautioned residents to be mindful of potential strong currents and waves along local shorelines. The advisories, issued early on Saturday morning and lifted shortly after 3 p.m. local time, followed a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Basin near the Tonga Islands. It had been in place for four zones, including Haida Gwaii, the central coast, and the northeast and o
HALIFAX — Thousands of Nova Scotia power customers remained off-grid Sunday in the aftermath of a powerful winter storm that blew through parts of the Maritimes 24 hours earlier. By late in the afternoon Nova Scotia Power was reporting that just over 3,000 customers were still without electricity. The outages were scattered across the province, however the majority were in Lunenburg County on the South Shore. Lia MacDonald, vice-president of transmission, distribution and delivery with the utili
Students and education workers will be heading back to the classroom Monday. And while many kids are excited to be returning to school, some believe it could be short-lived. Brittany Rosen has more.
One of the two men involved in a police standoff in Yellowknife in early January is facing charges for confining victims and robbing one at gunpoint, according to court documents. Those documents allege Salman Noor, 21, threatened three victims with a handgun, held two of them against their will and stole one victim's cell phone at gunpoint. None of the charges have been proven in court. Noor is also facing charges for breaking his bail conditions by possessing a firearm. The other man facing ch
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Ontario reported 3,887 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on Monday, with 578 of those patients in ICU. It is important to note that not all hospitals in the province report hospitalization figures on weekends, so the real number could be higher. The province also reported 8,521 new cases of COVID-19 — however, that number is not a reliable indicator of the true spread of the virus given restricted testing access. Officials also reported 22 more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott al
EDITOR'S NOTE: CBC has removed the name from this story. Now that this person is no longer missing, the identity is no longer in the public interest. An 89-year-old man who went missing Saturday in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough has been found.
Montreal firefighters are battling a four-alarm fire in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough that broke out this morning. Firefighters received 911 call around 9:45 a.m. for a fire at a three-storey commercial and residential building on 4809 Ontario Street East. Everyone was evacuated safely from the second and third floors. The business on the first floor was closed. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene. One was sent to hospital with minor injuries. As of Sunday afternoon,
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The fine will rise to €100 in February. View on euronews