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Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
Annie Thrasher pulls aside a blanket she's hung up in front of her window to keep out drafts. Behind it, an empty frame opens out into the yard, obscured by a couple pieces of wood. Thrasher lives in a ground floor Yellowknife apartment in a Northview building with her adult sons. The window of the public housing unit she lives in was broken on June 28, and she's had no luck getting it repaired. Northview put some boards over it, but cold air still blows steadily into her apartment. She document
There is excitement over the first-ever Toronto-born Raptor. Brittany Rosen reports.
British Columbia announced 715 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Thursday. In a written statement, the provincial government said there are currently 4,965 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 377 people are in hospital, with 136 in intensive care. Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by one from last Thursday, when 378 people were in hospital with the disease and up by about 13.6 per cent
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A shiny new observation deck opened in Manhattan Thursday promising tourists and locals alike a view of New York City like they have never experienced. (Oct 21)
As Latvia goes into lockdown and hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania buckle under a COVID-19 surge while Poland sells surplus vaccine doses, many central and eastern Europeans are torn between defiance and regret over not getting inoculated. The region has the European Union's lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading there fast. Recovering from bronchial pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection, Bulgarian Vesela Tafradzhiyska, 47, said she had held back from getting inoculated because media reports about vaccine safety and efficacy had been contradictory and confusing.
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. (Oct. 20)
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely. “Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern
What is the “delta plus” variant? It’s a relative of the delta variant, identified by British scientists last month. Because it isn't a variant of interest or concern, it has not yet been officially named after a letter of the Greek alphabet, like the other worrisome variants. Scientists are monitoring the delta-related variant — known as AY.4.2. — to see if it might spread more easily or be more deadly than previous versions of the coronavirus. In a recent report, U.K. officials said this varia
A makeshift trailer park in the Port Lands that has expanded during the pandemic is at the centre of complaints from people who live and work in the area noticing an increase in thefts, vandalism and illegal dumping. "There's more trailers brought in that never move," said Glenn Harrington, a furniture maker who operates a workshop nearby. For months, Harrington has placed calls to 311, Toronto police and his Toronto-Danforth councillor about a growing pile of bicycles, e-bikes and lawnmowers on
A 30-year-old woman, who was recently the subject of two Canada-wide warrants, is facing new charges after a kidnapping incident earlier this month in Regina. According to the Regina Police Service (RPS), it began on the afternoon of Oct. 9 when a 34-year-old man agreed through a chat on a messaging service to meet up. "Things went awry when the male found himself in an unfamiliar house, with a group of unknown people. It's alleged the victim was kidnapped, assaulted and robbed before being made
Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 Parkland High School shooting. Anthony Borges, who was shot five times, said he accepts Cruz's apology, but noted that it was not up to him to decide the confessed murderer's fate. (Oct. 20)
French carmaker Renault expects to produce at least 300,000 fewer vehicles this year due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips, three sources close to the firm told Reuters on Wednesday, a much bigger hit than previously estimated. The supply problems would cost Renault, which is set to publish its third-quarter sales on Friday, over a third more than the 220,000 lost vehicles it forecast in early September. A Renault spokesperson declined to comment.
B.C. Premier John Horgan said during his weekly media availability Thursday restaurants that do not follow the vaccine passport program and requirements will "face consequences." He urges everyone to speak to people in their lives who have not yet received the vaccine and explain the importance of getting one.
Hundreds more residents on the Spanish island of La Palma were forced out of their homes overnight on Thursday after a new river of lava gushed from La Cumbre Vieja volcano and descended toward their properties. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
Nova Scotia's finance minister says he's not made a final decision yet about whether the province will ante up for an online casino. Allan MacMaster said the government's focus has been on health care and housing since being sworn in at the end of August and he needs more time to assess the proposal. "We're a new government," he said in an interview at Province House. "We want to talk about these things." Last February, the former Liberal government cleared the way for sanctioned online gambling
Adm. Art McDonald‘s decision to send a letter to senior military staff claiming his exoneration from a sexual misconduct allegation against him and urging his “immediate” reinstatement to the military’s top post will factor into whether he can return at all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
ROME (AP) — Lazio suspended eagle trainer Juan Bernabè on Wednesday after he was filmed making a fascist salute in front of fans. Bernabè has been the falconer and the trainer of Lazio’s eagle mascot Olympia since 2010. A video, which went viral on social media, showed Bernabè holding Olympia and making the fascist salute while chanting “Duce, Duce” along with the Lazio fans after the team’s victory over Inter Milan on Saturday. “Duce” was the nickname for Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. “Hav
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. With training underway, the search for unmarked graves at the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ont., is close to starting, but the group leading the efforts say it will take more than a year to cover the roughly 200 hectares of land. Members of the Survivors' Secretariat, formed by Six Nations of the Grand River and residential school survivors, and Six Nations police did a practice search Wednesday afternoon at Chiefswood