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TORONTO — Ontario is telling doctors that they should be providing in-person care now instead of virtual visits. A joint letter from the chief medical officer of health, a senior government bureaucrat and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says COVID-19 should no longer pose a barrier to in-person practice. Dr. Kieran Moore and the other signatories to the letter say earlier pressures such as the severity of the pandemic and a lack of personal protective equipment led to prioritiz
More than 8,000 BC Hydro customers in Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Lax Kw’alaams, Gitxaala and surrounding communities, were affected by a power outage on Oct. 13. Bob Gammer, BC Hydro northern relations manager, told The Northern View BC Hydro experienced a transmission circuit failure adding the cause of the outage is unknown, and BC Hydro may never find out what the cause of the power failure was. The outage at the Skeena substation circuit, holding a 287,000-volt line, started at 12:46 p.m. a
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s President Kais Saied said Thursday he had decided to withdraw the diplomatic passport of his predecessor Moncef Marzouki. Tunisian media suggested that Saied was irked by Marzouki’s demands that France end its support for the Tunisian government. The decision on the passport was made public in a communique. “Some have gone abroad to undermine the interests of Tunisia,” Saied said, referring to Marzouki who was president from 2011 to 2014. Days ago, Marzouki partic
Three people were found dead Tuesday after their boat capsized on Reindeer Lake, which straddles the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. Thompson RCMP received a report at about 3:50 p.m. about a boat that was discovered overturned near a small island on the lake. The boat had left Kinoosao, Sask., late in the afternoon on Oct. 11, and was destined for Brochet, Man., but never arrived, an RCMP news release said. A 28-year-old woman was found alive and pulled from the water. She was taken to hospital.
Arctic nations met in Reykjavik ahead of the United Nations' COP26 climate summit to discuss their unique perspective on climate change and who to mitigate its effects.
A 22-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, about 40 kilometres northwest of Whitbourne, N.L., near the Bellvue turnoff. It happened around 4:30 p.m., when the car he was driving crossed over to the westbound lane and hit an oncoming SUV. Police say the man wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Emergency crews took the two people in the SUV to the community health-care centre in Whitbourne with what police described as non-life-threatening injurie
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday that the federal government will ask the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision on a restrictive Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. A federal appeals court on Thursday said the Texas law should stay in force while a Department of Justice lawsuit challenging the law proceeds through the courts. It's just the latest court action on the law, which is now headed for the Supreme Court for a second time. Here are some
The utility company that runs Moncton's wastewater system is asking the province's auditor general to audit its upgrade project that began in 2017. According to the TransAqua's chair, Michel Desjardins, the board of directors has called upon the auditor general because it is debating whether contract procurement methods struck an "appropriate balance between cost, quality and schedule." TransAqua, also known as the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, does wastewater collection and treatment f
Saskatchewan health officials reported 315 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths related to the virus Thursday. According to the province's online dashboard, three people in their 80s have died of COVID-19, along with a person each in the 40-to-59 and 60-to-79 age categories. There were two deaths in Regina, and one each in the southeast, south central and east central regions. The Saskatoon zone is holding steady as the hot spot in the province with 72 new cases, bringing the region's active
William Shatner, TV's Captain Kirk, blasts into space; Film TV workers union says strike to start next week; Adele says her new album, "30," is being released 19 November. (Oct. 14)
Around 300 more people fled their homes early on Thursday as flows of molten rock pouring from the Cumbre Vieja volcano threatened to engulf another area on the Spanish island of La Palma. Emergency crews gave people living between the towns of Tazacorte and La Laguna a few hours to collect their belongings and pets and go to a meeting point. During the morning, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute said - the strongest of 100 quakes that have hit the eruption zone over the past 24 hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundraising committee aiming to help Democrats maintain control of the House said Thursday it raised $106.5 million through the end of last month, narrowly edging the $105 million its Republican counterpart announced collecting over the same period. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said it had its best third quarter ever for an off-election year, taking in $38.5 million between July 1 and Sept. 30. Its latest haul included $14.5 million in September alone. Th
Healthcare systems across Canada are still very fragile from efforts needed to fight COVID-19, even as signs suggest a fourth wave is starting to recede, a top medical official said on Friday. Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said it was important for health workers to get vaccinated and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. "Our health systems are still very fragile."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reproductive rights supporters have filed an appeal asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to put three anti-abortion laws on hold, including restrictions on medication-induced abortions. The appeal Wednesday comes after District Judge Cindy Truong said she would allow the laws to take effect Nov. 1, pending the outcome of a legal challenge, the Tulsa World reported. The case in Oklahoma County District Court challenged five abortion laws that were enacted last Legislative sessio
With the federal government's vaccine mandate for air travellers kicking in soon, chiefs in small Northwest Territories communities say they're waiting to hear about possible exceptions to the rules. By Oct. 30, most Canadians will need to be fully vaccinated if they're planning to hop on a plane. There will be a month of flexibility where people who are in the process of being vaccinated can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test, according to a recent Oct. 6 update from the federal government. T
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Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York City Department of Education Thursday to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio not phase out its program for gifted and talented students. (Oct. 14)
UK Brexit negotiator David Frost met EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic for lunch in Brussels as both sides try to bridge gaps over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland.View on euronews
Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction; Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue; Empire State Building lights up to celebrate Coldplay's tour announcement. (15 Oct.)
An effort led by Coun. Catherine McKenney to launch a judicial inquiry into Ottawa's troubled LRT was thrown over Wednesday when council voted to ask the city's auditor general to investigate instead. It's been three weeks since McKenney gave notice of their motion to call a inquiry, which would have been a long and public affair, costing millions of dollars, and would have looked into not just the LRT procurement and contract, but whether city staff or council breached the public trust. But jus