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OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada on Monday approved Pfizer Inc's oral antiviral treatment to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 in people aged 18 and older, according to a notice posted on Health Canada's website. Cases and hospitalisations due the Omicron variant has been rising in Canada, forcing provinces to put restrictions and the federal government to support impacted businesses. Pfizer's antiviral regimen, Paxlovid, was nearly 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in patients at high risk of severe illness, according to data from the company's clinical trial.
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
Here's the latest for Monday January 17th: Two arrests in U.K. linked to Texas synagogue attack; Winter storm moves toward Northeast; Ukraine blames Russia for cyberattack; Pilot of crashed medical helicopter leaves hospital.
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
(Reuters) -A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was himself killed as federal agents stormed the temple was identified on Sunday as a British citizen, while police in England said they had detained two teenagers for questioning in the investigation. The daylong siege at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, about 16 miles northeast of Fort Worth, Texas, ended in gunfire Saturday night with all four hostages released unharmed and with the suspect dead. It was not clear whether the gunman took his own life or was slain by members of the FBI hostage rescue team.
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.
Hundreds of Central American migrants gathered in northern Honduras on Saturday to embark on the first major migrant caravan of the year. (Jan. 15)
Nearly 700 customers are still without power Sunday afternoon in New Brunswick. The majority of the power outages are happening in the Moncton area in Riverview, where 692 customers were without power as 1:30 p.m., according to N.B. Power. The power in the region is expected to return around 4:30 p.m. Over 700 were also without power in Madawaska and Victoria counties earlier Sunday morning, which include the communities of Notre Dame De Lourdes, Siegas and Ste-Anne-Madawaska. That brought the t
Ontario residents are dealing with severe winter weather and whiteout conditions on Monday as a major storm continues to dump snow on the province. Environment Canada has issued a weather warning, with parts of the province expecting total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 centimeters. Global’s chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell has more.
MONTREAL — A new poll suggests support may have slipped for a key element of Quebec's secularism law, known as Bill 21. A web panel survey carried out by Leger for the Association for Canadian Studies earlier this month found 55 per cent of Quebecers are in favour of banning religious symbols being worn by public school teachers. That appears to be a drop from the results of a previous Leger survey published in September that found 64 per cent of Quebecers were in favour of Bill 21, which applie
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.
Vancouver broke snowfall records from 1899, which is when record-keeping began.
Montreal police say they are investigating after a 14-year-old was shot and injured inside an apartment on Saturday night. They say they received a call around 6 p.m. about gunshots in the city's Ville-Marie borough. Police say the teen was taken to hospital for lower-body injuries, but his condition is now stable. Spokeswoman Caroline Chèvrefils says investigators established the shooting happened inside an apartment after meeting with the teen today. She says the investigation will determine w
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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.
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It's a form of déjà vu for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and it involves government staffers, pandemic-era social gatherings and subsequent apologies. Johnson offered one such apology this past Wednesday for attending a BYOB garden party in May 2020 involving dozens of Downing Street staff, held in contravention of COVID-19 restrictions that Britons were supposed to be following at the time. He acknowledged public "rage" over the fact that "the rules are not being properly followed by th
Ontario reported 3,595 hospitalizations on Sunday, although not all hospitals report numbers on the weekend. There are currently 579 people in intensive care units (ICUs) across the province, an increase of 21 people from Saturday. Of those people, 340 require a ventilator in order to breathe — up by 21 people from Saturday. The province reported 40 new deaths on Sunday, the same number of new deaths as reported on Saturday. The province also reported at least 10,450 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday
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