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Ottawa parents are being told their children born in 2017 who aren't yet five years old, but were able to get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month, will potentially wait several months for a second dose instead of the recommended eight weeks. Children who turned five in 2021 were able to get their first dose before their birthday, but a change in policy this year means children will have to wait until their fifth birthday to get their first dose. The same policy is now in plac
ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor who’s investigating possible attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia on Thursday called for a special grand jury to help move the case along. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis began her investigation soon after taking office last January. The investigation includes a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump repeatedly and falsely a
Some provinces were pointing to glimmers of improvement Thursday in the Omicron-stoked fifth wave of the pandemic, but the outlook was not as positive in others. Ontario announced a plan to start loosening COVID-19 restrictions by the end of the month, but Quebec said it was too early to ease any public health measures. Modelling in Saskatchewan predicted a possibility of a record-high of people in hospital, while Alberta said hospitalizations will continue to increase. Ontario Premier Doug Ford
A Brampton community is in mourning after the death of three bothers in a house fire. Erica Vella reports.
Emerson-Franklin Reeve Dave Carlson says illegal border crossings have gone down in recent years so he was surprised to hear of the deaths. RCMP say two adults, a teen and a baby likely froze to death while trying to cross the border. American authorities have charged a man from Florida with human smuggling in the case.
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The eight provincially-funded facilities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities in Nova Scotia are grappling with the effects of the latest wave of COVID-19, the head of a care group said Thursday. Joyce d'Entremont, CEO for Mountains and Meadows Care Group, said the coronavirus is currently in all facilities to some degree, ranging from a few confirmed cases among staff or residents to full-blown outbreaks. She said Omicron has been hitting harder than previous waves of COVID-19
One day after government MLAs on a Nova Scotia Legislature committee rejected calls for a forensic audit into a Cape Breton employment agency, Premier Tim Houston says one should go ahead. Island Employment shut its doors in November after the province ended its contract with it six months early. That followed a damning report by Nova Scotia ombudsman William Smith that found misuse or gross mismanagement of public funds. At a meeting Wednesday of the legislature's public accounts committee, the
Total and Chevron said that the abuses had worsened since the military overthrew the civilian government in a coup last February.View on euronews
A 16-year veteran with York Regional Police has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison after his conviction on charges including breach of trust and drug trafficking last year. In a news release from York police issued Thursday, Chief Jim MacSween said Const. Richard Senior has now been suspended without pay, as under the Police Services Act, a chief can't withhold pay from officers unless they are convicted and sentenced. "This unacceptable criminal behaviour is not tolerated by our
A British Conservative lawmaker said he would meet police to discuss his accusations that Boris Johnson's government had attempted to "blackmail" parliamentarians who were suspected of trying to force the prime minister from office. William Wragg, chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and a member of Johnson's ruling party, said on Thursday some Conservatives had faced intimidation and blackmail from government representatives because of their desire to topple Johnson.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing Thursday it is requiring that non-U.S. essential workers such as truck drivers and nurses who are crossing land borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, effective Saturday. The Biden administration first announced in October that effective Nov. 8 it would again allow non-essential foreign visitors to travel from Canada and Mexico into the U.S. across land borders if they were vaccinated. The U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico had been closed to non-essential travel for 20 months because of COVID-19 concerns.
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Education Minister Dominic Cardy is publicly criticizing the Fredericton police over their response to a planned anti-lockdown protest in the capital city on Saturday. In a series of posts on social media, Cardy called out the police force, asking why the "illegal" gathering is being allowed under the rules of New Brunswick's COVID-19 emergency order and suggesting their enforcement of the law is selective. The posts began with a tweet on Thursday in response to a Fredericton police news release
TORONTO — The sex assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to begin in May after it was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 restrictions. The trial, which will be heard by a jury, is now scheduled to start May 2 and continue until early June. Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, was initially set to stand trial in January of last year but it was postponed by several months, and then again to this month. The trial was delayed again because new jury trials have been put o
Black women voters tell The Associated Press they want promises fulfilled on protecting access and voting rights. (Jan. 20)
A New York Police Department officer was killed and another gravely injured Friday night after responding to a domestic disturbance call, according to a law enforcement official. (Jan. 21)
European countries are starting to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions with Britain at the front of the pack despite the presence of some staggeringly high case numbers and concern from experts that it’s too soon.
Following the news of a teenage boy shot dead by a 13-year-old in Toronto’s East York Area, Toronto Police Staff Supt. Lauren Pogue said on Friday that a lot of the guns being used to commit crimes in the city are coming from the United States. She also gave an update on the work being done by the city's anti-gun violence task force.
Some believe a $490 million settlement reached by the University of Michigan with sex-abuse victims is an example of how Blacks often receive less than whites in big-money payouts (Jan. 21)