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FREDERICTON — Noting that 60 per cent of typical New Brunswick emergency room patients could be treated elsewhere, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard urged people on Wednesday to consider other options for medical care. Starting Monday, she said, paramedics responding to 911 calls will be able to determine if patients should be taken to hospital or advised if another option better suits their needs. "(Paramedics) will have the option to treat and release," Shephard told reporters in Fredericton. S
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
Fortune Minerals has announced plans to build a refinery in Alberta for materials it extracts from the NICO project near Whatì, N.W.T. The company announced its intent to purchase a steel fabrication plant and 77 acres of land from JFSL Field Services for $5.5 million on Monday. Robin Goad, the president and CEO of Fortune Minerals, said it'll cost $350 million to build the refinery — which will process cobalt, gold, bismuth and copper. Cobalt, said Goad, is the current priority. The material is
The man accused of killing a 22-year-old woman in Yellowknife is scheduled for trial this fall. Devon Larabie is charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of Breanna Menacho in May 2020. Larabie, appearing in N.W.T. Supreme Court from custody by video, elected a judge alone trial Wednesday afternoon. Larabie has not yet entered a formal plea on the murder charge, however his lawyer John Cowan confirmed Wednesday that Larabie is expected to plead not guilty on the first day o
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
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)
Mexican citizens describe taking the fight against illegal logging and drug cartels into their own hands (Jan 27).
During the annual state of the university address, University of Windsor president Robert Gordon touched on how learning could develop after the pandemic, saying the institution should listen to student concerns regarding increasing accessibility to learning. "I'm truly hoping that the positive lessons that we've learned, how we've been able to kind of work through these really daunting challenges over the past 20 months, will build into how we as a university become a true leader in supporting
The U.S. Border Patrol faces major challenges monitoring a vast expanse of windblown farmland along the Canada-U.S. border, near where an Indian family of four was found dead last week. Agent Katy Siemer says the smuggling organizations don't care about migrants' safety — they only care about money.
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
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
President Joe Biden affirms his pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying it was “long overdue." He praises retiring Justice Stephen Breyer as a model public servant. (Jan. 27)
When Amy Paul thinks of her younger sister, Erin Brooks, she thinks of someone easygoing but outspoken about her beliefs. "She was beautiful inside and out," Paul said in a phone interview to CBC as she recalls last seeing her sister on Christmas for a family gathering. "She cared tremendously for her kids and her family, and she never went a day without calling and texting her mom." It is this devotion to her family that has made the one-month disappearance of the 38-year-old-Brooks even more h
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting Wednesday another person has died due to COVID-19, and 114 people are in hospital locally with the disease. A man in his 100s had died, according to WECHU. He was not a resident of long-term care or a retirement home. The man is the 539th person in Windsor-Essex to die due to the disease. The health unit is reporting 114 people are currently hospitalized with the disease locally, including 16 people in intensive care. WECHU reported 202 new high-
NEW YORK (AP) — Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has worn many hats and even “some incredibly ridiculous trousers,” as he puts it. Rock star, airline pilot and cancer survivor are some of what has defined him. Now he can add spoken-word performer. Following in the heels of Henry Rollins, another rock star-turned-performance artist, Dickinson is about to resume his spoken-word U.S. tour. Onstage, he speaks about his life, being a rock star and a host of other topics, including his bout with t
PARIS (AP) — There’s still room for diplomacy in the Ukrainian crisis. At least that’s the conviction of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia despite signs pointing to a potential war. His stance reflects France’s post-World War II tradition of carving its own geopolitical path, refusing to line up blindly behind the U.S. It’s also part of Macron’s domestic political strategy amid campaigning for April’s presidential election, where nationalists are se
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
The Alberta Teachers' Association has released a survey of its members that paints a picture of an exhausted and anxious workforce as the pandemic continues. More than 1,000 active Alberta teachers and 200 school leaders took part in the November survey. It's the sixth of its kind since August 2020 measuring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alberta K-12 schools. The survey found levels of fatigue, stress and anxiety that are unsustainable, according to the ATA's social research co-ordinato
A First Nation in B.C.’s Fraser Valley is raising concern about the environmental impact from how livestock killed in fall floods are decomposing and being processed.
Members of the Ukrainian community in New York City are worried for the safety of their relatives as tensions between Russia and Ukraine ramp up toward what some feel could be a 'war not just only in Ukraine' but for democracy. (Jan. 26)