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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
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,
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
Extensive storm clean-up continues, with at least ten fatalities reported after Saturday's devastating storms.
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
A rapidly warming climate means that the Wabanaki-Acadian forest is at risk of losing much of its rich biodiversity.
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
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
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)
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Saturday's damaging, fatal windstorm has made it difficult to get fuel in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Some gas stations have closed due to damage or lack of power, while others have simply run out of supply. Long lines have been reported at some stations that do have fuel. Others are operating close to normal. All this comes after the major wind and thunderstorm blew down trees and hydro equipment across a wide swath of eastern Ontario and parts of western Quebec, leaving tens of thousands of cu
With London's Chelsea Flower show opening to the public on Tuesday 24 May, Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee will be marked with a special 'floral portrait' made using her favourite flower: lily of the valley.
Maddie the 10 month old Great Dane Puppy loves water. Watch and laugh as Maddie has so much fun running & jumping through the sprinklers. Funny Maddie sticks her face right into the water & loves to get a drink & another drink & another drink. Sprinkler zoomies are the best!
TOKYO (AP) — Joe Biden spent his first trip to Asia as president strengthening economic and military commitments. He pushed new rules for the global economy and promoted democracy in launching a new trade pact. And he summoned fellow Indo-Pacific leaders to do more in defense of Ukraine even if it causes their people some economic pain. The president was, in short, promoting the types of values abroad of greater economic investment, cooperation and democratic principles that he has s truggled to
VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada Border Services Agency will be the department that decides whether Iran's men's soccer team is allowed into the country for a game next month. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled and Trudeau said last week that the event was ill advised. Speaking to media in Vancouver on Tuesday, the prime minister said his view has not changed. "I've expressed my concern that I thi
HALIFAX — An active Atlantic hurricane season is expected to begin next week, and experts are urging those in the region to be prepared. Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says the latest data predicts up to 21 storms this year in the Atlantic Ocean that will be strong enough to warrant a name. That number is on par with last year's 21 named storms and much higher than the 30-year average of 14 named storms in a season, Robichaud said Tuesday. "It's impossible to
As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, swimming pools, gardens and golf courses in cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Albuquerque can be jarring at first glance. Western water experts, however, say they aren’t necessarily cause for concern. Over the past three decades, major Western cities — particularly in California and Nevada — have diversified their water sources, boosted local supplies through infra
A massive storm hit parts of Ontario and Quebec on Saturday, impacting nearly half of Canada's population.
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
The Township of Uxbridge declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a storm ripped through the area, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Morganne Campbell has more in this report.