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When researchers at the University of Saskatchewan began to find bits of COVID-19 they couldn't identify earlier this month, they began to get curious. According to readings released on May 8, samples taken from Saskatoon's wastewater showed that 3.2 per cent were listed as "other lineages" and were not identified as the BA.2 variant of Omicron, which made up the vast majority of samples being taken (96.8 per cent). As a result, the researchers decided to send the mystery samples from Saskatoon
A rematch three years in the making is the most important game of the season so far for the Vancouver Whitecaps, says head coach Vanni Sartini. The club knows it must beat Cavalry FC in the second round of the Canadian Championship on Wednesday in order to advance — and Vancouver's record against the Canadian Premier League side isn't exactly positive. The 'Caps were heavily favoured when they came up against Cavalry in the 2019 tournament. But Calgary stunned with a 2-1 aggregate win, ousting t
CALGARY — A southern Alberta town has become the first municipality to endorse a community-developed policy that calls for no new coal exploration and no new coal mines in the Rockies. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says in a news release that High River has joined 30 organizations to endorse the document called "A Coal Policy for Alberta — 2022 and Beyond." It was created by a wide range of Albertans including Indigenous groups, municipalities, hunters, anglers, ranchers, rural lando
KUUJJUAQ, Que. — Daniel Gabois would usually be out hunting this time of year. Flocks of Canada geese have started to appear overhead in their V-formations, returning to nesting grounds in the northern Quebec region of Nunavik. That's the signal for him and many others in his hometown of Kuujjuaq to head out on the land. But the electrician and entrepreneur is working 10- to 12-hour days, trying to finish more work than he can keep up with as companies and governments scramble to fill a critical
With the election less than two weeks away, new polling from Ipsos done exclusively for Global News shows Ontario’s PCs continue to have a tight grip on the provincial election race. Erica Vella has more.
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
On Bathurst Street just north of Davenport, where the street begins to slope steeply, are two massive billboards with advertisements sitting side-by-side. They've been up for decades, but whether they are legal is a whole other question. "They're in violation of the city's signed bylaws, which are designed to protect public spaces from having billboards everywhere," said Dave Meslin, a volunteer with a group called the Toronto Public Space Committee. "And the city doesn't seem to want to do anyt
HALIFAX — The commission of inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has agreed to provide special accommodations for three senior Mounties when they testify about command decisions they made as the tragedy unfolded. Two of the Mounties, Staff Sgt. Brian Rehill and Sgt. Andy O’Brien, will face questions from commission counsel via a Zoom call that will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. Josh Bryson, a lawyer who represents the family of two of the killer's 22 victims,
Whether you're a kid wanting story time, a reader hoping to connect with others or an aspiring author honing your craft, NorthWords NWT offers something for everyone. Most importantly, it helps bring northern stories to light while inspiring others to create more. "I've heard from lots of writers that the festival is a really good source of inspiration for them. It gets the creative juices going," said executive director Valerie Gamache. Gamache began working for NorthWords NWT in 2020 when the
Keri Lewis has a double insurance maze to navigate. Both her home and her workplace in Ottawa were hit hard by Saturday's storm, which ripped through parts of Ontario and Quebec, uprooting trees, cutting power to nearly 900,000 homes and leaving at least 10 people dead. "It was nuts. It just like came so fast," Lewis, 43, said in a phone interview Tuesday. "It was like a freight train going hundreds of kilometres an hour past our house ... and there was no visibility, it was just like a sheet of
People looking to take rural bus routes on P.E.I. can no longer take getting a seat for granted, says the Department of Transportation. Soaring gas prices and the reopening of offices with pandemic restrictions ending have combined to fill the province's rural transit buses, said Alex Dalziel, a policy analyst with the Department. "We're pleased to see that ridership has been steadily increasing and Islanders are choosing to leave their cars at home," said Dalziel. "At the same time we don't wan
The high inflation rate on P.E.I. is putting some businesses in the position of paying more to operate or charging more for services. In April, the inflation rate on P.E.I. was 8.9 per cent, the highest of any jurisdiction in the country. It means higher costs for items that need to be shipped in, such as baskets for plants at VK Greenhouses in Charlottetown. The greenhouse has had to increase the price of everything by at least 10 per cent to make a profit, said Peter Meijer, operations manager
More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people's location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google parent Alphabet Inc., the lawmakers express concern that if abortion were to become illegal in the U.S., the company's "current practice of collecting and retaining extensive records of cell phone location dat
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Summer Barton, 27, said losing her baby at 37 weeks was the worst day of her life. In December 2021, Barton of Denfield, Ont., had developed a severe form of preeclampsia and her daughter, Darla, did not survive. It wasn't completely unexpected — Barton had struggled with her first pregnancy too. It's why the couple is now on the hunt for a gestational surrogate to carry their next child, and they've made an appeal on Facebook, a trend that is becoming more popular, according to one fertility co
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NASA astronauts prepare Boeing's Starliner capsule for its return to Earth from the International Space Station. Starliner is aiming for a landing in New Mexico Wednesday. (May 24)
Formerly known as the doctors hospital, Kensington Health has been transforming lives for more than 60-years. Today this not-for-profit is giving new meaning to community care by meeting patients where they’re at. Susan Hay has the story.
The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is starting to deal with the big loss of the community's youth centre, after it burned to the ground Monday. "It was an extremely important facility in the community," said Jim MacEachern, the hamlet's chief administrative officer. The youth centre was housed in one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge Bay, which first housed the Ministry of Transport offices and residences in the 1950s. In 2018, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program invested $120,
A massive storm hit parts of Ontario and Quebec on Saturday, impacting nearly half of Canada's population.