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A study recently published by an atmospheric scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that while the frequency of hurricanes has held pretty steadily globally, numbers are rising in the North Atlantic. "We're still puzzling about why that's so. It's not necessarily because of global warming although that might have something to do with it," Professor Kerry Emanuel told Island Morning host Laura Chapin. "It's a great mystery for science detectives like me. It's definitely some
The union representing Nova Scotia government workers says a new phone intake system was causing delays for people seeking income assistance long before a spike in calls after federal pandemic aid programs ended. Sandra Mullen, vice-president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, said employees with the Department of Community Services have been quitting, partly over frustration with the new system. "Folks would have to phone in and speak to someone and then deliver document
Jussie Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim "100% false"; Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show; Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot. (Dec. 7)
A Kitchener, Ont., doctor is behind a new Twitter account that hopes to be the next Vaccine Hunters — but instead of helping people find COVID-19 vaccines, it'll help them find rapid tests to detect the virus. Dr. Dalia Hasan started the COVID Test Finders account about three months ago. She has since recruited about 25 volunteers to tweet out information about testing and where to find rapid tests. But because these tests are still hard to come by in Ontario and other parts of Canada, Hasan sai
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
In British Columbia, oil is once again moving through the Trans Mountain pipeline, which was shut down for weeks as a precaution after extreme weather set off disastrous floods and mudslides. The closure then triggered rules on gas rationing. Robin Gill explains why those measures are still in effect, and why gas prices ended up going down.
British Columbia said Tuesday it will expand its booster shot program, as provincial officials reported five new cases of the omicron variant. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said those who are considered immuno-compromised and who received a three-dose primary series of vaccine will be offered a fourth shot. That booster will administered six months after the third shot, per new recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). Henry also said the province
Canadians facing a mandatory hotel quarantine after returning from 10 African countries say the process has been uncomfortable and confusing. And some experts say it’s likely not the best approach to catch omicron cases.
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
REGINA — From physical and emotional abuse to mishandling of medicine, Saskatchewan's auditor says about half of the adults with intellectual disabilities who are living in private group homes have experienced a serious event. Tara Clemett said serious incidents have risen 12 per cent from the previous year and, in some cases, there's no evidence the Ministry of Social Services followed up on investigations. In 2020-21, the homes reported 859 serious incidents among the 1,600 adults who were pro
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A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
HALIFAX — A COVID-19 outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in northeastern Nova Scotia has seen 21 people test positive for the virus so far, health officials said Wednesday. "Public health is working with the university to prevent further spread," the province said in a news release. Meanwhile, the faculty union at the Antigonish, N.S., school told its membership that they can choose to hold upcoming exams online. "We are informing people that it's their right to go online if they don't fee
Patients waiting for elective surgery at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital were turned away Monday due to a lack of available beds at the St. John's facility. "This was the result of a variety of factors, including the number of patients who presented at the emergency department, and the need to continue to provide inpatient care due to high acuity or unavailability of space at other facilities," an Eastern Health spokesperson said Wednesday. CBC News published a story earlier this month on capacity is
OTTAWA — Jewish civil servants met the prime minister's special envoy on fighting antisemitism to ask for support dealing with anti-Jewish abuse and slurs in the federal public service. The government officials have formed a support network to provide a "safe space" where they can share experiences of antisemitism and to change the culture in the sector. On Tuesday, they met Irwin Cotler, the prime minister's antisemitism envoy, to relay to him the problem in government offices. Some expressed f
PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. Saudi officials later said he was freed. The Paris General Prosecutor's office issued a short statement Wednesday after over 24 hours of checks, saying that the man arrested Tuesday was not the Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi who is wanted under a 2019 Turkish arrest warrant. “The (arrest) warrant do
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With the year nearly over, only about a tenth of the 40,000 Afghan refugees the federal government promised to bring into the country have made it here so far — and Ottawa now says it could take up to two years to resettle everyone. After promising back in September to bring the refugees here, the federal government is now citing a vague timeline for their resettlement. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser's office told CBC News they will be welcomed into this country "over the next two years." Fras
EDMONTON — Alberta's total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases remains at 11, but the province's chief medical officer of health expects that number to grow. Dr. Deena Hinshaw also says seven of the 11 people were fully vaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. Alberta Health is still gathering data on the effects and spread of Omicron, but Hinshaw says early indications are those who contract the variant can avoid severe outcomes if vaccinated. She also reported