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More COVID-19 patients from hospitals in Saskatoon and Regina could be transferred to rural facilities to ease pressure on the healthcare system, the Saskatchewan government said, without providing details about when and where that could happen. The practice of transferring patients to rural areas was done in the Delta wave, and one COVID-19 patient was moved from Saskatoon late last week. Hospital beds in the province's two main cities are full, while only about 70 per cent of beds in rural Sas
Charlottetown teacher Bethany Norris started an Igloo-building project with her son and hopes other kids will do the same.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The issue of whether George Floyd was suffering from the disputed condition of “excited delirium” the day he was killed resurfaced Wednesday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with depriving him of his civil rights. Police arrested Floyd outside a corner store on May 25, 2020, for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for cigarettes. A panicky-sounding Floyd struggled and said he was claustrophobic as officers tried to shove th
ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language" and an illustration of a nude woman, according to minutes from a board meeting. The McMinn County School Board decided Jan. 10 to remove “Maus” from its curriculum, news outlets reported. Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for the work that tells the story of his Jewish parents living in 1940s Poland and depicts him interviewing h
Ontario long-term care workers will have extra time to get third COVID-19 vaccine doses as the Omicron variant drives up outbreaks and limits access to vaccine clinics. Staff in the sector had initially been given until Friday to get booster shots in order to stay on the job. But the date has now been pushed back to March 14, a spokeswoman for the long-term care minister said Thursday. "In response to the pressures Omicron has put on long-term care homes — such as vaccine appointments being dela
The Coast Guard says it will suspend the search for more than 30 migrants still missing from a capsized boat off Florida. At least five bodies have been found. (Jan. 27)
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 a several scenarios — including violence. Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly told the police services board today that he is working with the RCMP and intelligence bodies to prepare for the protests against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Sloly says the convoy organizers have been co-operative in telling police about their plans for the
TORONTO — Drake and Migos producer Murda Beatz is selling off publishing rights to hundreds of his songs to an upstart Canadian music investment fund. Kilometre Music Group tells The Canadian Press it has purchased 285 songs that the 27-year-old helped create up until 2020, including Drake's No. 1 single "Nice For What," and other tracks from the Toronto rapper's library, among them "Elevate," "Portland" and "With You." The fund also grabbed Murda Beatz's rights to Travis Scott's "Butterfly Effe
Mexican citizens describe taking the fight against illegal logging and drug cartels into their own hands (Jan 27).
The federal government says it will extend a military training mission in Ukraine, and offers support against cyberattacks as well as non-lethal aid such as body armour and surveillance technology as the country faces a possibile Russian invasion.
Some researchers believe vaccines could be a powerful new tool to fight substance use disorder and overdoses, but some experts are expressing caution about the idea. Columbia University neurobiology professor Sandra Comer is one of the leaders of a project developing drug-specific vaccines to produce antibodies that target particular drugs. Her team is in the early stages of human trials for an oxycodone vaccine. "If the person ends up using oxycodone after they've received the vaccines, the ant
GENEVA (AP) — Pablo Picasso's family is not selling a digital asset linked to one of his works after all. After a granddaughter and great-grandson of the artist trumpeted the upcoming sale, lawyers for the family said Thursday that his heirs have not authorized the launch of any such “Picasso NFT.” An intra-family disagreement has cropped up over it. Marina Picasso, and her son, Florian Picasso, showed a ceramic work to The Associated Press this week in Geneva that they said was a piece by the S
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Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia doesn't want a war as US President Joe Biden warned there is a "distinct possibility" that Russia invades Ukraine next month.View on euronews
Pope Francis said on Friday that spreading fake news and disinformation on COVID-19 and vaccines, including by Catholic media, is a violation of human rights. Three weeks ago, he condemned "baseless" ideological misinformation about vaccines, backing national immunisation campaigns and calling health care a moral obligation.. Francis made his comments in an address to members of catholicfactchecking.com, a consortium of Catholic media whose website says its aim is to "clarify fake news and misleading information" about vaccines against COVID.
No black woman has ever served on the high court. But the decision is also coming at a critical time of national reckoning over race and gender inequality.View on euronews
Sitting in the same prayer room of a Quebec City mosque where he was injured in a deadly shooting almost five years ago, Saïd Akjour says he remembers the horrific attack as if it happened yesterday. "I can still see Aboubaker Thabti," said Akjour, pointing to the spot where he last saw his fellow worshipper. "I can still see Azzedine Soufiane." One by one, he listed the names of all of the men killed at the Islamic Cultural Centre on Jan. 29, 2017: Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahi
Vancouver police are again warning seniors to be wary of strangers at their doorstep, as a number of elderly people continue to be tricked into handing over thousands of dollars in cash. Police are also asking financial institutions to watch out for seniors making unusually large withdrawals. "Vancouver Police is now investigating more than a dozen incidents since Jan. 11, in which seniors were fooled into thinking their loved ones have been arrested and need bail money," Const. Tania Visintin s
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are today reporting four new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the province's total number of fatalities since the pandemic first began to 38. Half of those have occurred since Dec. 31, which means the number of COVID-related deaths in the province has doubled in less than a month. Public health officials have not disclosed whether any of the recent deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. Officials said in a news release th
There’s a push to bring back pay hikes for retail workers in essential stores such as grocery stores. The so-called hero pay was instituted early in the pandemic before vaccines, but workers say they still face risks.