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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
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
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EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket. Kenney says while all parties agree Madu never asked Chief Dale McFee to cancel the ticket last March, there’s a bigger issue at play. “It's essential the independent administration of justice is maintained,” Kenney said in an announcement on Twitter late Monday. “That's why I will appoint a respected independent i
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress to address. That's particular true of his promises to reform the nation’s immigration system, where Biden is caught between the demands of his Democratic base and Latino voters and the realities of a steep influx of mig
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.
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
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has promised more economic assistance to the Ukrainian government in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion.
The number of homes for sale in Canada has hit a record low, while the price of homes sold rose by more than 26 per cent in 2021.
A British Columbia judge has overturned orders evicting people living at a homeless encampment in downtown Vancouver park, a decision law experts and advocates say could carry precedent and lessons for Halifax. In a ruling delivered last week at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Justice Matthew Kirchner concluded the Vancouver Park Board was not justified in issuing the eviction orders on July 8 and Sept. 7 of last year. The judge's reasons included the board's lack of notice to park reside
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
After an extended winter break and a week of virtual learning because of the ongoing wave of COVID-19, Nova Scotia students returned to in-person learning on Monday. Nova Scotia is the first Atlantic province to return to classrooms, but joined the ranks of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, which reopened schools earlier this month. Ontario and Quebec classrooms also reopened Monday. "[We] certainly understand that there's anxiety about what today was going to bring and how the next five days will
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.
Ontario reported 3,887 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on Monday, with 578 of those patients in ICU. It is important to note that not all hospitals in the province report hospitalization figures on weekends, so the real number could be higher. The province also reported 8,521 new cases of COVID-19 — however, that number is not a reliable indicator of the true spread of the virus given restricted testing access. Officials also reported 22 more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott al
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
Gyms and fitness centres across B.C. will be allowed to start gradually reopening as of Jan. 20, the province announced Tuesday in an update on public health restrictions. Other previous restrictions, including the ban on indoor organized gatherings like wedding and funeral receptions, are being extended until Feb. 16. Bars, nightclubs and lounges must remain closed and capacity limits of 50 per cent are still in place for theatres and stadiums. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said sh
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole reacted Monday to news Canada approved the Pfizer COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid, saying the shipment of 30,000 treatment courses was “insufficient.” O’Toole said the government needs to “dramatically ramp up” the number of pills on order and get them out to the provinces immediately.
Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, pulling back from its highest level in nearly eight weeks the day before, as a jump in U.S. Treasury debt yields reduced the attractiveness of stocks, particularly those in the high-growth technology sector. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 262.88 points, or 1.2%, at 21,274.57, after posting on Monday its highest closing level since Nov. 25. "We saw yields increase in the U.S. and the market is reacting to that," said Michael Sprung, president at Sprung Investment Management.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York. His decision to not enter the Democratic primary further strengthens the campaign of Gov. Kathy Hochul, who already has a commanding start locking up endorsements and fundraising. De Blasio, who left office at the end of 2021, had been hinting for months about a 2022 run for governor, saying he would like to stay in public s
The Biden White House this month pushed to protect scientific and statistical agencies like the U.S. Census Bureau from political interference in a report issued just days before newly disclosed documents showed the “unprecedented" extent of the Trump administration's efforts to gain politically from the 2020 headcount. A report released last week by a White House task force said the American people have a right to expect from their government “accurate information, data, and evidence and scient