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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 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
Gunfire was reported at military barracks across the country on Sunday, prompting the government to deny the army was taking over.View on euronews
Ottawa's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations.
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
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
The Vancouver Canucks have hired former player agent Émilie Castonguay as assistant general manager. The 38-year-old Quebec native is only the second woman to be named an assistant GM in NHL history, and the first in Vancouver. "It is a big day ... an historic day," she said. "It goes to show that women have a place in sports and in hockey. I'm starting as assistant general manager and we'll see where that takes me." Jim Rutherford, Vancouver's president of hockey operations and interim GM, said
A study on indoor air quality and housing characteristics in isolated First Nations communities found elevated rates of respiratory infections and wheezing in young children, which authors associate with poor conditions within their homes. Researchers analyzed factors that could affect respiratory health in four First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout region of northern Ontario, finding high levels of mould on interior surfaces and high levels of endotoxin, a residue of certain bacteria a
Quebec coaches, players and sports federations are demanding the provincial government create an action plan to reopen organized sports for youth, saying the restrictions are having a serious impact on young people's mental health. "For two years, we have had to put sports on hold several times and we are witnessing the harmful effects it is having on our children," Jocelyn Thibault, the director of Hockey Quebec, said Friday. "Kids don't want to move anymore. They have no more hope," said Thiba
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich completely outclassed Hertha Berlin to restore its six-point lead in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win on Sunday. The visitors should have won by more with Bayern having a host of missed chances. It also saw two goals rightly ruled out through VAR. Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Müller scored in the first half before Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry rewarded Bayern’s dominance in the second. Substitute Jurgen Ekkelenkamp scored seconds after coming on for Hertha’s consolation goa
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 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.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band The Ventures, has died. He was 88. Wilson died Saturday in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded by his four children, The News Tribune reported. The band’s hits included “Walk, Don’t Run,” and the theme song for “Hawaii Five-O.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. “Our dad was an amazing rhythm guitar player who touched people all over world with his band, The Ventures,” s
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Armenian President Armen Sarkissian tendered his resignation on Sunday, saying he believes the country's constitution does not give him sufficient powers to influence events. Sarkissian, president since 2018, was in a standoff with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan last year over a number of issues, including the dismissal of the head of the armed forces. "I have been thinking for a long time, I have decided to resign from the post of the President of the Republic after working actively for about four years," Sarkissian said in a statement published on the president's official website.
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.
With tensions high between Russia and Ukraine, people of Ukrainian heritage in Windsor are watching with concern. Father Tom Hrywna, from the parish priest at Saints Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, said while many at his parish are fourth generation there are still many people in Windsor with ties back to their country. "I was speaking to one [woman] on Friday who broke down a little bit, because her brother ... if this war that's going on escalates he will probably be going to the
The senior military officer once tasked with overseeing Canada's COVID-19 vaccination drive is opting to have his sexual assault case tried by a Quebec judge without a jury present. A lawyer for Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin announced the decision during a brief hearing in a Gatineau courtroom this morning. Fortin was removed from his position on the vaccine campaign in May and was charged with one count of sexual assault in August. He is fighting for reinstatement to his former role with the Public Hea
The UK MP has been urged to make a formal complaint after claiming she was told her Muslim faith played a part in her sacking from Boris Johnson's government.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 Nova Scotia Teachers Union is trying to determine whether a memo sent by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development on Saturday means changes to the way teachers will have to work. Teachers across the province were emailed a memo Saturday evening. The memo asks them to make work and assignments available to families whose children are absent from school. It included no details about how it is expected to be done. "I think one of the alarms that was raised was the lack of det