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A restaurant in central Alberta was ordered closed to indoor dining last week after an Alberta Health Services investigation found it accepting dog photos in lieu of vaccination proof. The order was issued to The Granary in Red Deer on Jan. 14. Following complaints to an AHS executive officer, two test shoppers were sent to the restaurant on Jan. 11 at different times. Both were able to enter and dine after presenting a photograph of a dog and personal identification to staff, according to the o
The community of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., went into a voluntary 10-day lock down Jan. 15 after 28 people had to go into self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposures. People in the hamlet of 730 people are being asked to stick to their household bubbles. The hamlet and housing offices have closed. "Just as a precaution and as a concern, we decided that's the easiest and best way to address COVID-19 in the community," Mayor Richard Nerysoo told CBC Northwind host Wanda McLeod. Nerysoo said people shoul
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Flossey is living a wonderful life on a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario. It's what is knows an "ethical farm" where cows have space to roam and graze instead of being kept indoors for most of their lives. Flossey's farm has vast expanses of lush, green grass, rolling hills, ponds full of fresh water, and forested areas for shade. This is life as it should be for these gentle creatures. Dave is a farm hand who often helps out with some of the chores and animal care. He decided to take a break on this warm, summer day and he took a seat on the hill overlooking the pasture.
Experts watching Canada's response to the pandemic say sports leagues, including the Western Hockey League, are showing what can be achieved with firmer vaccination policies. In a news conference in September, WHL commissioner Ron Robison said that 100 per cent of the league's players and staff were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As reported by the Brandon Sun, Robison said the league didn't lose a single player or staff member over the policy, and there were no requests to opt out. The WHL
Students at Concordia University of Edmonton are upset the school has eliminated the week-long semester break following a two-week faculty strike. An online petition with over 1,800 signatures as of Monday asks that the institution reconsider reducing the semester winter break from a full week to the Family Day long weekend. Christine Ryvers, a student in her last semester of an education after-degree program, started the petition. She said plans with family or vacations will be dashed for many
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is set to make an announcement later this week about reducing COVID-19 restrictions. He told Ottawa radio station CFRA today that he hates putting the public health measures in place and that there will soon be some positive news on that front. The government announced on Jan. 3 that, due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant driving up COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, restrictions would be placed on businesses until at least J
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
Police have laid charges against a woman after investigating financial irregularities at a Regina non-profit. The Regina Police Service (RPS) did not provided specifics of the crime, but the non-profit allegedly victimized, Mobile Crisis Services, said it was related to the payroll system. Mobile Crisis Services provides social and health crisis interventions in Regina. That includes performing child welfare investigations and being responsible for the province's help lines for farm stress and p
The owner of a retirement home in central Newfoundland says the COVID-19 situation inside his facility is dire — and he believes it's time for the regional health authority to call in outside help. Shane Penney, who owns Springdale Retirement Living together with his wife, told CBC News that 19 out of 90 residents and 17 out of 35 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, and more test results are pending. "It's very, very serious; very busy at our facility," Penney said on Tuesday. Penne
Nova Scotia reported one additional death from COVID-19 on Tuesday and said 73 people are receiving specialized care in a designated hospital unit because of the coronavirus, including 15 who are in intensive care. The person who died was a woman in her 80s from the eastern zone. The vaccination status of the 73 patients is: 10 (13.7 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 43 (58.9 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses). Four (5.5 per cent) are partially vaccinated. 16 (2
Mal Isaac, a venerable mainstay in Regina sports broadcasting, died Saturday. He was 84. He leaves behind his wife, Vivian, three children and eight grandchildren, whom he absolutely adored according to his son, Scott. Isaac began broadcasting when he was 21 and worked at several outlets before landing at CBC Saskatchewan, where he worked from the 1970s to the mid-'90s. Scott said he was aware of his father's career, but to them he was always just "Dad," and a great one at that. He recalls his f
In 1967, The Monkees topped the U.K singles chart with “I’m A Believer.” (Jan. 19)
Students at several schools across Manitoba walked out of their classrooms Monday morning to protest the lack of safety measures to protect them against COVID-19 as they return to in-person learning. In Winnipeg, walkouts began at about 11:30 a.m. at Grant Park High School, Maples Collegiate, Gordon Bell High School, Collège Louis-Riel, and Collège Béliveau. Some of the walkouts saw dozens of students participate, while other saw only a few, CBC News reporters observed. Ava Byrne, a student at K
A winter storm plowing through a large swath of southern Ontario caused widespread school closures and transportation disruptions Monday. In Toronto, some people braved the cold to get to work, while others were out running errands, with plans to head back home shortly after for warmth.
Locals and visitors to Calgary can now explore the city's historic sites through an updated interactive map. On Monday, the City of Calgary and Heritage Calgary launched the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources Map. This updated map combines two older resources: the Discover Historic Calgary map and the Heritage Inventory database of historic sites. "It really is a treasure trove of information, and we're continuing to add sites to the inventory," said Josh Traptow, CEO of Heritage Calgary.
Canada's oldest person has passed away at 114 years of age. The supercentenarian was the 16th oldest person in the world. Global’s Olivia O'Malley takes a look at who Cecile Edith Klein was, through the eyes of her family.
Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of 'Candy Crush' and ‘Call of Duty,’ as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. (Jan. 18)
Students in much of the Northwest Territories are learning from home this week, and that means a return of some unusual homework for families at Chief Sunrise Education Centre on the K'atl'odeeche First Nation: cooking. Deborah Reid, the school's principal, says staff have been delivering boxes of ingredients and healthy recipes each week to their students' homes ever since the school had a closure in October. "Most, if not all, of us find working in the kitchen pretty accessible, and our kids j
The review based on studies involving around 65,000 pregnancies at different stages did not find any sign of higher risk of complications, miscarriages, preterm births or severe side-effects on the unborn babies from mRNA shots, the European Medicines Agency said. Pfizer and German partner BioNTech, as well as Moderna, currently supply such vaccines to the European Union.