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With daily COVID-19 case counts still in the hundreds, some parents on P.E.I. have mixed feelings about sending their kids back to school Monday. After weeks of online learning, the province announced Wednesday that schools would reopen to students. Details of the back-to-school plan were announced Thursday. Kelsey Creed, a parent of a child in Grade 3 at Spring Park Elementary, said she's relieved schools are finally set to re-open. "We're happy to get back in the proper routine of things," she
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
Controversy around a rapid housing initiative in Regina reared its head again Wednesday at an executive committee meeting. Some delegations did speak in favour of the initiative, and those against shared mostly common concerns around safety and location. Last July, the city was awarded $7.75 million from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation to help build 29 affordable housing units. The housing units would be for those transitioning away from homelessness and reintegrating into the comm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ecuador is one win away from returning to the World Cup after a 1-1 home draw with South American qualifying leader Brazil on Thursday. Coach Gustavo Alfaro's team will qualify to play in Qatar if it beats Peru next week. Chile, once a force in the region, saw its chances shrink dramatically after a 2-1 home loss to second-place Argentina. The Chileans will have to pull good results at Bolivia and Brazil, with their last match in the competition likely to be in Santiago against
At least a third of the donations to the GoFundMe campaign set up to support the convoy of trucks headed to Ottawa to protest vaccine mandates came from anonymous sources or were attributed to fake names, according to an analysis by CBC News. While thousands of Canadians and Canadian businesses have dipped into their pockets to fund the cause, thousands of other donors to the campaign are listed simply as "Anonymous." As of 6:30 p.m. ET Thursday, six of the top 10 donations, all over $10,000, we
Doug Taylor says he decided to make his own curling stones last year to combat pandemic boredom. This winter, he upgraded his usual outdoor rink on the Gatineau River to include a spot for curling.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss Russian aggression toward Ukraine during a Feb. 7 meeting in Washington, the White House announced Thursday. The one-on-one session will be Scholz's first Oval Office meeting since he took over leadership of his country in December. Tensions have soared in recent weeks as the United States and its NATO partners express growing concern that a buildup of about 100,000 Russian troops near Ukraine means that Mos
Saskatchewan epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine said the state of COVID-19 in the province is "nowhere near" where it needs to be in order to safely scrap the proof of vaccination policy. Premier Scott Moe told a radio host this week that he thought requiring proof of vaccination had "for the most part runs its course." "It increased our vaccination rates tremendously, but I think we're getting to a point now where those that are not vaccinated likely aren't going to get vaccinated," he said in a
A series of stabbings in downtown Calgary last month have been deemed hate-motivated by police. Three people were sprayed with fire extinguishers and stabbed within eight minutes of each other at about 4 a.m. on Dec. 21 in nearby locations in the downtown core. All of the victims were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition following the attacks. Police said they were able to get descriptions of two offenders thanks to high-quality security camera images from transit property. Asher At
Russia said on Thursday it was clear the United States was not willing to address its main security concerns in their standoff over Ukraine, but both sides kept the door open to further dialogue. The United States and NATO submitted written responses on Wednesday to Russia's demands for a redrawing of post-Cold War security arrangements in Europe since it massed troops near Ukraine, prompting Western fears of an invasion and new U.S. pledges of defense support. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow needed time for review and would not rush to conclusions, but that U.S. and NATO statements describing Russia's main demands as unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet (46 meters) while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. The collapse came hours before President Joe Biden was to visit the city to press for his $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes bridge maintenance. There were minor injuries from the collapse but no fatalities, said authorities, who also said they were flying drones to mak
Truckers already submit to a host of mandatory government safety regulations, from health checks to electronic monitoring of their movements. That's why some experts say it makes no sense for some drivers to claim their freedoms are now at risk from a COVID-19 vaccination added to that long list of job requirements. A cross-Canada convoy of truckers and their supporters is en route to Ottawa to protest a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that, as of last week, requires Canadian truckers returning to the
As the Saskatchewan government pivots away from having parents report positive COVID-19 tests to their children's schools, some parents they're left feeling in the dark about the state of the pandemic in the province. The change in policy announced on Thursday means no more contact tracing in schools and the end of daily reporting to parents. Prior to the announcement, parents were told to report positive rapid tests to their school administrators. The schools would then pass that information al
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
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HALIFAX — Environment Canada is warning residents of the Maritimes to prepare for power outages as a major winter storm is expected to lash the region Saturday with blowing snow and freezing rain. Rain and winter storm warnings have been issued for Nova Scotia, where hazardous winter conditions are expected. Gusts reaching up to 100 kilometres per hour are in the forecast and the snow is expected to transition to an extended period of freezing rain or ice pellets throughout the day. Up to 40 cen
There were few trucks present but around 250 people turned up before dawn in Enfield, N.S., to see off an Ottawa-bound convoy protesting COVID-19 public health mandates. Flag-waving supporters carrying placards bearing slogans including "Thank you truckers" and "True north strong and free" congregated in the Big Stop parking lot, and some lined Highway 102. At some points the crowd chanted "freedom" and sang the national anthem. Another convoy of trucks and other vehicles has also been been head
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 several scenarios — including violence.
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