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OTTAWA — Dozens of big rigs rolled into downtown Ottawa Friday, as a planned protest began to swell in size and energy, and some in attendance promised to stay put until vaccine mandates are abolished or Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is forced from office. But what some believe to be a demonstration in support of truckers opposed to a cross-border vaccine mandate is, in fact, a much broader push to end all COVID-19 restrictions. It is rooted in a movement that goes at least as far back as the la
SURREY, B.C. — The Mounties called in explosive experts after a person walked into one of their offices in Surrey, B.C., with a grenade on Thursday. The RCMP say someone went to their Guildford office to hand over the device, saying it was found at a nearby park. The office and surrounding area had to be evacuated because it was unclear if the grenade was still functioning. Streets around the detachment were also closed as a precaution. Const. Sarbjit Sangha says in a news release that anyone wh
OTTAWA — It's difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. While vaccines have played a major role in protecting homes from the same deadly toll the first wave of COVID-19 took on residents, the impact has still been profound during the Omicron wave. "It's staggering when you just look at the number of homes in outbreak," said Dr. Samir Sinha,
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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Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole said Thursday that he would meet with truckers on Friday as a trucker convoy rumbles toward Ottawa. O’Toole said the convoy was a symbol of the division in Canada and appealed to Canadians to show compassion toward truckers and those who haven’t been vaccinated.
A winter storm warning from Environment Canada says Islanders should expect snow, blowing snow, freezing rain and high winds starting Saturday morning. The warning includes a range of possible snowfall amounts — from 15 to 40 cms. Maximum wind gusts are expected to top 100 km/h. The warning says snow will become heavy at times, with the highest amounts expected over Prince County. That snow is expected to turn to ice pellets or freezing rain Saturday afternoon, but then will change back to snow
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says the unvaccinated truckers rolling into Ottawa is a “symbol” of the frustration they feel toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his pandemic policies like vaccine mandates. He also denounced individuals involved in the convoy who are pushing extremist ideas.
With snow and strong winds in the forecast, it’s shaping up to be another messy weekend across the region. Travis Fortnum reports.
Public Health in Nova Scotia has stopped calling people to follow up on their COVID-19 cases and is asking them to instead fill in an online survey to help the province track symptoms and impairments that linger after three months. Ashley Harnish, a health services manager for Nova Scotia's health authority, said the website survey is a continuation of a phone-based survey they started doing last year. They want to hear from people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more months ago, and a
As a high number of COVID-19 infections, driven by the Omicron variant, collides with our traditional influenza season, provinces and territories are shifting coronavirus tracking in schools. Like most sectors, education is grappling with serious limitations in COVID-19 testing after multiple regions drastically cut access to PCR tests amid sky-rocketing cases, and any tracking of rapid antigen tests typically relies on self-reporting. So officials are largely falling back on a familiar metric i
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are discussing whether to sanction a member of the state House who is also a member of the Oath Keepers far-right paramilitary organization, a newspaper reported. Possible actions being discussed include expelling state Rep. David Eastman, a Republican from Wasilla, censure or a vote of disapproval, lawmakers told the Anchorage Daily News. “I think what we’ve been learning about Rep. Eastman is extremely concerning. And I think it needs to be addressed.
CALGARY — A judge says the actions of a passenger in the hit-and-run death of a police officer may have been "moderate to minimal" but he still deserves a sentence of five years in prison. Amir Abdulrahman, 20, pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter for his role in Calgary police Sgt. Andrew Harnett's death. Police have said Harnett, who was 37, tried to stop an SUV on Dec. 31, 2020, after he noticed its licence plate didn't match its registration. Court heard Harnett fell when the vehicle sp
Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says only adolescents at high risk of severe outcomes should get booster shots. She says there is still data to come in but is hopeful we're on the downward slope of the Omicron wave.
Addressing concerns about extremist and far-right groups latching on to the trucker convoy, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole urged truckers to make sure their voice is not drowned out by “extremist elements.” “There should not be violence or intimidation against anyone, including members of the press,” he said.
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
It's been 77 years since prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, were liberated near the end of the Second World War, but a Saskatchewan rabbi said people still don't understand the severity of the extermination camps. Thursday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and as Rabbi Claudio Jodorkovsky, a part of Congregation Agudas Israel in Saskatoon, reflects on the commemorative day, he's also thinking about how racial and religious prejudice remains. "I think i
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A statewide court declared Friday that Pennsylvania's expansive two-year-old mail-in voting law is unconstitutional, agreeing with challenges by Republicans who soured on mail-in voting after then-President Donald Trump began baselessly attacking it as rife with fraud in 2020's campaign. The decision, by a five-judge Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats, was deemed to be on hold immediately since Gov. Tom Wolf's administration swiftly appealed to