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QUEBEC — The Quebec Liberal Party says it will be focusing on the environment as it seeks to redefine itself less than a year before the next provincial election. Dominique Anglade, the leader of the province's official Opposition, told Liberals at a convention in Quebec City today that environmental issues must be the ballot question when Quebecers go to the polls in October 2022. Anglade says fighting climate change by developing government-owned green hydrogen production capacity should not o
The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada, after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. Ross Lord reports on the damage, and how RCMP came to the rescue of a couple and their dog in Newfoundland and Labrador.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -A handful of local COVID-19 cases in eastern parts of China have prompted Shanghai city to limit tourism activities and a nearby city to cut public transport services, as China insists on zero tolerance against letting clusters spread. Shanghai city detected three domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases with confirmed symptoms for Nov. 25, official data from the National Health Commission (NHC) showed on Friday.
While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students applying for study permits to the Yukon, with international student enrolment at Yukon University — the first university in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Cou
Your social media accounts, text messages, and photos are probably important to you. But are they significant enough to leave in a will? On this week's Fact or Fiction, Noor Ibrahim finds out.
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PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness on Thursday, but was readmitted only hours later after testing positive for the coronavirus. The president received monoclonal antibodies, a standard treatment for people belonging to risk groups. He is fully vaccinated against COVID-19
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers marched overnight to reinforce protesting colleagues camping on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi to mark a year of sustained demonstrations against three farm laws introduced last year. Seeking to end the longest-running farmers' protest that galvanised growers across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week bowed to the protesters' demand to repeal the controversial laws introduced in September 2020. Modi, striking a conciliatory note, promised his government would repeal the laws in the new session of parliament, starting next week.
One hundred and thirty children in P.E.I. received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday — the first day the shot was available to five to 11-year-olds. A pediatric vaccine clinic was held at the County Fair Mall in Summerside, P.E.I. "I think it's important because it can help protect others," said 10-year-old Alex DesRoche. "I was worried that I'd get COVID and spread it to my papa … because he has cancer." Her mom, Robin DesRosche, is happy to have gotten her daughter vaccinated. "At any point in ti
MusicNL's Celebration of Music Week is kicking off on Monday. It's a week of music, workshops and awards — highlighted by the Lifetime Achievement Award being awarded to a Labrador band for the second year in a row. The Flummies is a four-piece Indigenous band and have been performing since 1978. Their music is a mixture of accordion jigs and reels with some local favourites and other country sounding tracks. The group released Brothers on the River in 2021, their 10th studio album. The album is
WINNIPEG — Seconds before getting her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Ava Meconse grabbed her mom's hand and squeezed her eyes shut. Within moments, the vaccine was administered and a sense of relief washed over the family. Ava, 10, was one of the first 100 kids in Manitoba who received the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after shipments arrived this week. Renata Meconse called the day an important one for her family, her daughter and their elders. "It's something I've been waiting for a lon
Durham police have arrested a driver after a hit and run that left one person dead and another critically injured in Ajax early Saturday. The collision happened in the intersection of Harwood Avenue and Kingston Road. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards. Durham police said the person who died is elderly. Paramedics have taken the injured person to a trauma centre. Roadways in the area are closed as officers investigate the fatal collision.
Sylvia Avenue in Halifax was closed to traffic after a man was struck by a vehicle Friday evening. Police said the report came in at 5:46 p.m. and happened between the 0 and 100 block of the street. The man was taken to the QEII Health Sciences Centre and police say he has life-threatening injuries. Police said the roadway will be blocked for a period of time, but local detours are in place and will not impede traffic considerably. Police are also turning to the public for more information about
A B.C. man made a court appearance Friday after being charged with attempting to kill an RCMP officer in a wild shooting at the police detachment in the northern community of Vanderhoof. Paul Nicholas Russell made an appearance by telephone in Williams Lake provincial court after being charged with one count of attempting to murder a peace officer with a firearm. His appearance came even as RCMP sought more information from the public about the shooting, which resulted in a region-wide emergency
Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. "To make some kale juice," the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. "We put this in the food basket because we want to make sure they get the chance to eat some healthy, organic food," Lololi said. The non-profit has been campaigning for food justice for Black Torontonians since the 1990s and Lololi began runni
Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to some workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing health-care employees. The bill would provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated workers and create two new offences in the Criminal Code: one for anyone threatening a health-care worker and a second for anyone obstructing access to a health-care facility.
Alberta reported 379 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and the death of one person. There are now 4,969 active cases in the province, down from 5,033 Wednesday. As of Thursday's update, there were 465 people in hospital, including 98 in intensive care. Since the start of the pandemic, 3,232 Albertans have died from the disease. Here's a look at case numbers by zone: Calgary zone: 1,880 Edmonton zone: 1,119 North zone: 837 Central zone: 712 South zone: 413 Unknown: 8 On Friday, vaccinations get underwa
Ontario's new online business registry is so flawed, it is costing time and money, 16 major law firms have told the Ford government. Just over a month ago, Government and Consumer Services Minister Ross Romano launched the registry, promising it would make it easier and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to get access to government services. But in a letter to Romano, the law firms warned that the Ontario Business Registry (ORB) is negatively affecting the
There is not enough information yet about a new coronavirus variant, B.1.1.529, which was first identified in South Africa, said infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch. But he says travel restrictions are 'probably not going to be that effective' at stopping its global transmission.