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The World Health Organization says nearly 15 million people around the world died from COVID-19, either directly or indirectly, by the end of 2021.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The number of murders reported in the United States rose last year, the FBI said on Wednesday, but it warned that a change in its data collection methods meant that its tally excluded the nation's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles. Although the new report shows that overall violent crime decreased by about 1% in 2021 and the statistics are still incomplete, experts said the bureau's findings show that violent crime remains a significant problem in America. "Violent crime, and specifically gun crime, continues to be a huge challenge for our nation," former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters on a call organized by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Nova Scotia has declared a state of emergency for parts of the province most affected by post-tropical storm Fiona, as more military personnel are called in to help with restoration and cleanup. John Lohr, the minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office, requested additional support Wednesday from the Canadian Armed Forces. A news release said the state of emergency allows military members to assist with civilian duties like road work, including flagging and signage, in areas where
Home buyers Kriti Bhardwaj and Sachin Advani have been looking for a home in Toronto for several years, and they say they've noticed a slowdown in the market that's given buyers a leg up.
Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Zain Chagla makes a case for why Canada's COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers need to change.
Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco says Canada is not doing enough to protect animals and plants that are risk of going extinct. In his fall audits, DeMarco particularly calls out Fisheries and Oceans Canada for putting economic interests ahead of biodiversity protection in deciding which species to list as needing protection.
A group home centre for youth in Fort Smith, N.W.T., is set to close its doors. The Trailcross Treatment Centre takes in youth aged 12 to 18 from all over the Northwest Territories. But in recent years, the eight-bed facility has only been operating at between 10 and 15 per cent capacity, according to Kristy Jones, the executive director of child, family and community wellness with the territorial government. "We felt the need to pause, and to do a comprehensive assessment at this point in time,
Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles starting this month, as it moves ahead with using only cameras in its safety and driver-assistant features. Tesla vehicles now have 12 ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and short-range sound sensors are mainly used in parking applications and to detect close objects. Tesla last year started dropping radar sensors amid a chip shortage.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were told Wednesday about the formation and actions of a paramilitary group the government says trained as part of the scheme. Assistant Attorney General Bill Rollstin presented the Wolverine Watchmen as a gang and said in his opening statements in Jackson County Circuit Court that its purpose “was to target law enforcement for violent action.” Jo
Alberta will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to regulate the use of psychedelic drugs for people in therapy, the province announced Wednesday. Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis also introduced new rules to limit who can prescribe high-potency drugs to people with difficult-to-treat opioid addictions. The changes are aimed at protecting the public, ensuring that patients receive high standards of care and preventing risky drugs from inadvertently ending up on th
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from more than 40 countries meeting in the Czech capital Thursday are set to launch a “European Political Community” aimed at boosting security and prosperity across the continent. But critics claim the new forum is an attempt to put the brakes on European Union enlargement. The Prague meeting is the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron and is backed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. It’s taking place with Russia’s war on Ukraine in its eighth month and as press
A combination of factors, including the boat the Montreal fire department deployed for rescues, led to a firefighter drowning, according to a report by Quebec's workplace health and safety board, the CNESST. On Thursday, the Commission des normes de l'équité de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) presented findings from its investigation into the death of Montreal firefighter Pierre Lacroix. Lacroix died on Oct. 17, 2021 when the HammerHead rescue boat he and three colleagues were in
SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — Several thousand people in Bosnia joined an opposition protest Thursday against a result in the country's general election last weekend, alleging a pro-Russia Bosnian Serb leader rigged the vote to win the position he sought. Chanting slogans against Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, the protesters blocked traffic in central Banja Luka, the main city in the Serb-run part of Bosnia. They want a repeat of Sunday's vote for the president of the Serb entity, Republika Srpska
Two men in their 20s were shot and killed in east Ottawa Wednesday night. Paramedics said they were called to a shooting at the intersection of Tompkins Avenue and Tenth Line Road in Orléans just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mussa Siddiqui, who owns the nearby restaurant African BBQ House, said he walked over to the Circle K in the same shopping plaza for a hot chocolate, only to re-emerge onto a chaotic scene unfolding in the parking lot. Siddiqui said when he stepped outside, he saw a man approach
An estimated 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes during the early part of this year, health officials said on Thursday, a level they described as concerning. One in four of those students said they used e-cigarettes daily, according to a national survey conducted between Jan. 18 and May 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. "Adolescent e-cigarette use in the United States remains at concerning levels, and poses a serious public health risk to our nation’s youth," Brian King, director of FDA center for tobacco products said in a statement.
A salvo of seven Russian missiles hit a residential area of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday morning. The city is near the front lines of Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russian forces.
The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices. In reaction, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington has made clear to oil-producing countries the need for energy supply to meet demand.
Being resilient during an extreme weather event involves a personal plan to get through the first 72 hours, a check on neighbours and better land-use planning, says Eddie Oldfield, the lead for QUEST Canada, a non-profit organization that helps communities get to net zero.
An audit of the Crown corporation formerly responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador's overbudget Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project has found management consistently overspent on employee perks and contractors in a five-year sample period. Nalcor, which was formed in 2007 and was folded into N.L. Hydro last year, "did not always ensure the best possible use of public money," found Thursday's report from Newfoundland and Labrador's auditor general, Denise Hanrahan. "This was a long and compl