CALGARY — A family doctor in Calgary has filed a human rights complaint over Ottawa's decision to no longer require masks on airplanes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The federal government has announced the end of mandatory vaccination, quarantine and masks on planes and trains starting this Saturday. Dr. David Keegan, who has a cardiopulmonary condition, says he was quite concerned when he heard the announcement and immediately filed his complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
September 30 is a federal holiday in Canada to reflect on the damage caused by the residential school system and honour children who were forced to go. Ontario and Quebec have decided not to make it a provincial holiday. Other holidays that are federal, but not provincial, in Ontario include Easter Monday, August's Civic Holiday (or Colonel By Day in Ottawa) and Remembrance Day. This was also the case for last week's holiday for the Queen's funeral. Here's some of what's staying open and closed
Alberta's COVID-19 death toll climbed by more than 30, while hospitalizations spiked by nearly 140, provincial data shows. Since the pandemic began, 4,905 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 from a week ago. Meanwhile, 980 people are in hospital with the illness, including 39 intensive care unit patients. Last week, there were 843 hospital patients, including 26 in ICU. The province's seven-day PCR test-positivity rate is 18.75 per cent, down slightly from 19.52 per
The Latest on Hurricane Ian: NORTH PORT, Fla. — Rescuers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, other states and counties were racing against the clock as the sun was about to set Thursday in North Port, to help families stranded in their own homes surrounded by streets that had turned into canals. The city was one of many in Florida where rescues were underway as Hurricane Ian continued churning northward toward Georgia and the Carolinas. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press confere
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It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the parishioners to sign a one-page form letter on their way out. “I/We Oppose HB90,” began the letter, stacked next to pre-addressed envelopes. “HB90 is an improper interference of the government into the practice of religion in
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to wastewater data gathered by the health unit. The health unit's new data portal shows an increase in the number of cases found in wastewater data from Sept. 5-19, 2022. Updated information is expected to be released Thursday. "The indicators suggested the burden of the disease is greater now than it was two weeks ago," said WECHU Interim Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai in the hea
The RCMP is investigating a fire that heavily damaged an observatory near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on Tuesday morning. Police said in a release today that they have identified two suspects in connection with the fire. Shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, members of the Resolute Bay RCMP detachment responded to the fire at the observatory, about 6.5 kilometres northeast of the community. The building was not occupied at the time and there were no reported injuries, the RCMP release said. The living qua
There was a warning too from United Nations chief Antonio Guterres who said the planned annexations were a "dangerous escalation" and jeopardise prospects for peace. Putin has doubled down on the invasion he ordered in February despite suffering a major reversal on the battlefield this month and discontent in Russia over a widely criticised "partial mobilisation" of thousands more men to fight in Ukraine.
HALIFAX — It will be Sunday or Monday before all communities in Prince Edward Island are reconnected to the electricity grid — more than a week after post-tropical storm Fiona yanked down power lines across Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, officials said Thursday. The wait could be even longer for hundreds of households and businesses because of damaged service masts or undetected problems at the neighbourhood level, Maritime Electric spokeswoman Kim Griffin told a news conference. "I realize
WINNIPEG — Manitoba's deficit has come in much lower than expected, thanks to a rebounding economy and higher-than-expected federal transfer payments. New figures from the province show the deficit for the fiscal year that ended in March came in at $704 million — less than half the $1.6 billion originally predicted in the budget. The Finance Department says the economy grew last year by more than nine per cent as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. That drove up income tax revenues from individua
Post-tropical storm Fiona has severely damaged Canada's Atlantic coastlines, washing away entire sand dunes and destroying beaches. That coastal erosion poses a serious threat to ecosystems, and could take generations to repair.
SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, following the firing of two short-range ballistic missiles a day earlier and one on Sunday. "South Korean military detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from Sunchon, South Pyongan province, toward the east coast between 8:48 p.m. and 8:57 p.m. ... Amid strengthened surveillance and vigilance, our military maintains full preparedness while working closely with the U.S.," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The launch came as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris ended a visit to South Korea, during which she was strongly critical of the reclusive nation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian lashed Florida's southwest coast Wednesday with heavy winds and rain after strengthening to a catastrophic storm that was likely to deliver devastating floods. The center of the massive Category 4 storm lingered offshore for hours, which was likely to mean more rain and damage from a hurricane that was trudging on a track that would have it making landfall north of the heavily populated Fort Myers area. Catastrophic storm surges could push 12 to 18 feet
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — American forward Gio Reyna will be out for up to 10 days with a muscle strain picked up on international duty, Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzić said Thursday. The 19-year-old Gio Reyna came off in the 30th minute of the United States’ 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night. The son of former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna has had frequent injury problems. His 2021-22 season was wrecked by leg ailments, and Dortmund has limited his playing time this season to 247 m
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China's consistent position is to maintain stability in the Korean peninsula, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after South Korean media reported that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test in coming months. The relevant parties should take concrete actions to respond to the legitimate concerns of the DPRK, said Wang Wenbin, spokesman at the Chinese foreign ministry at a regular media briefing, referring to North Korea's formal name - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The U.S. trade deficit in goods narrowed for a fifth straight month in August amid a decline in imports, which is being driven by slowing domestic demand as the Federal Reserve aggressively tightens monetary policy to tame inflation. The report from the Commerce Department on Wednesday suggested that trade would again contribute to gross domestic product in the third quarter. The economy could also get a boost from big gains in wholesale and retail inventories last month, though consumer and business spending are likely to be tepid.
Initial public offerings by U.S. tech companies have sunk to their lowest levels since the global financial crisis of 2008, as stock market volatility, soaring inflation, and interest rate hikes have soured investor sentiment towards new listings. According to Refinitiv data, only 14 tech companies have floated their shares on stock exchanges so far this year, compared with 12 in 2009. The IPOs this year have raised $507 million, the lowest amount that has been raised through flotations since 2000.
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E