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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
CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is reporting one more COVID-19 death, for a total of nine since the start of the pandemic. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says a person in their 80s is the latest resident to die of the disease. There are 10 patients in hospital, including two people in intensive care. There are two other patients in hospital who have contracted the disease but who are being treated for illnesses other than COVID-19. Health officials reported 275 new infecti
VICTORIA — British Columbia residents will need to bring their vaccine card with them through to the end of June if they want to access indoor spaces, restaurants or most events, says the provincial health officer. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday the vaccine card is specifically designed to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19, allowing certain businesses and activities to remain open. "As we move through this period, it will, I expect, no longer be necessary," Henry told a news conference. "B
TORONTO — Breanna Reid-Clarke has attended all her university classes over the last two years from her bedroom and it's taking a toll. Studying from home as a result of the pandemic has meant feeling isolated, and has brought challenges in building strong connections with colleagues and instructors, says the 21-year-old. Now, even as universities make plans for students to return gradually over the next month, some like Reid-Clarke say they aren't hopeful their post-secondary experiences can be
MONTREAL — Quebecers can now enter the results of their COVID-19 rapid tests into a government-run portal. Health Minister Christian Dubé said Tuesday the platform would help the province better track COVID-19 transmission in the community, given that publicly run PCR testing is reserved for people in high-risk groups. Quebecers are asked to enter their names, dates of birth and medicare numbers on the platform, as well as the dates the tests were taken, whether they had symptoms and whether the
Calgary's lone Liberal MP says he has paid a fine after a doorbell camera captured him removing an opponent's campaign flyer and replacing it with one of his own on the eve of the last federal election. The video showed George Chahal, who won Calgary Skyview for the Liberals in the September 2021 federal election, walking up to a constituent's front door in the northeast Calgary neighbourhood of Temple on Sept. 19. Chahal removed a flyer put there by members of Conservative incumbent Jag Sahota'
East Hants District RCMP are turning to the public for help in finding an urn that was stolen from a home in Upper Rawdon, N.S. The break-in was reported on Dec. 30, 2021. The ashes in the urn belonged to the homeowner's son. Police say a laptop, jewelry and a television were also taken. Anyone with information about the break-in or anyone who knows the location of the urn is asked to contact the East Hants District RCMP at 902-883-7077. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Nova Scotia Crime Stopp
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ health director says she won’t take part in one of the earliest parades of the Mardi Gras season, citing threats over the city's resumption of COVID-19 restrictions to combat the highly contagious omicron variant. The Krewe du Vieux says it still considers Dr. Jennifer Avegno its queen and will include her float in its parade, one of the first in the Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday, news outlets reported. The parade, known for wild satire, will be held F
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it is likely to raise U.S. interest rates in March and reaffirmed plans to end its bond purchases that month before launching a significant reduction in its asset holdings. The combined moves will complete a pivot away from the loose monetary policy that has defined the pandemic era and toward a more urgent fight against inflation. "With inflation well above 2 percent and a strong labor market, the Committee expects it will soon be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate," the U.S. central bank's rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee said in a policy statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Barba Higuera's “The Last Cuentista,” a post-apocalyptic tale of a young girl who must preserve the memory of Earth's history, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book. Another story of memory was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal for outstanding children's picture book. ”Watercress," in which a Chinese American girl learns about her heritage, was illustrated by Jason Chin and written by Andrea Wang. The Newbery and Caldecott medals were part of
The sunset turns the sky orange over Lethbridge as seen through the corner window of the family recreation room at Harbour House. Down the hallway, a kitchen is stocked with fresh fruit, pasta and coffee. The room next to it offers access to laundry. The domestic violence shelter, a program run by the YWCA, is the only one of its kind in Lethbridge, and offers 24 beds for women and children who need a place to stay. Lately, the site has been so busy that people are being turned away daily, trans
The Quebec government announced the loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday, following the lead of Ontario and other provinces amid indications the Omicron surge may be peaking in some areas. Quebec Premier François Legault said the province would adopt a go-slow approach, which will see gathering limits raised on Monday for private functions, as well as the reopening of restaurants at 50 per cent capacity and a resumption of some sports activities for those under 18. Other restrictions
Another day in January 2022, another extreme cold warning. This one could make it feel like –45 in western Quebec and bring the coldest temperature in Ottawa since 1996. Environment Canada issued its fifth set of extreme cold warnings in the past 15 days, which cover all of eastern Ontario and western Quebec for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Rural communities in the Outaouais, outside of Gatineau, face the coldest outlook as the wind could make it feel around –40 to –45. Maniwaki's foreca
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — School administrators in a central Florida county canceled a seminar for history teachers on the U.S. civil rights movement, in part, because it had not been screened to make sure it was free of critical race theory, which the college professor planning the presentation says it didn't have. Michael Butler said Monday that he had been scheduled to give a presentation over the weekend before Osceola County teachers on the history of the U.S. civil rights movement since 1896 wh
Williams Lake Chief Willie Sellars said Tuesday that even after a search of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School is completed, many families would still not have “closure” as many children at the school were not buried. “It is for those children and families that we grieve the most,” he said.
The CBC's Ethan Williams reports from Regina on the burning debate over whether light and fluffy or wet, heavy snow does the trick on a toboggan hill.
Victoria Kalisky was grocery shopping last week when, despite being bundled up against southern Quebec's brutal cold, her face was in pain. "I realized that there were five men and women right next to me who were going to sleep in that –30 the entire night," the 23-year-old Montrealer said on Monday. "And then the next morning, I woke up to a news article about a woman who had died." That's when she decided it was time to help. She talked to her father, Lorne Kalisky, and started an online crowd
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan expanded regions subject to tighter coronavirus curbs to cover 70% of the country on Tuesday, as the government tried to counter a record wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. The measures, already in force in 16 prefectures, will take effect in a further 18 including the western prefectures of Kyoto and Osaka and remain in place until the middle of next month. Nationwide cases rose above 60,000 for the first time since the pandemic began, a tally by broadcaster Fuji TV showed on Tuesday, with the capital, Tokyo, posting 12,813 new cases while the region of Osaka reported 8,612, both records.
The construction of the 186-km fence is expected to be completed in June.View on euronews
Hospitalized for COVID-19, or with COVID-19? It's a distinction New Brunswick Public Health has been making recently in how it reports the number of people in hospital with the disease, and one which highlights the complexity around crediting COVID-19's role in certain illnesses, experts say. "It's an important distinction to make and … it's helpful information to have, but at the end of the day, it's a challenging distinction to make," said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at