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MONTREAL — Quebec reported 821 new COVID-19 cases and three further deaths in its latest data on Saturday, as authorities expanded plans to use rapid tests in elementary schools to more regions of the province. Health officials said hospitalizations increased by two to 264, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped by six to 89. The province said about 80 per cent of new infections involve people who were not adequately vaccinated. Quebec administered 19,662 vaccine doses on Friday
Visits have been suspended at the medical-surgical unit of the Campbellton Regional Hospital due to cases of COVID-19 being discovered. "This ban of visits will remain in place until further notice," Vitalité Health Network said in a statement Saturday evening. Also Saturday, Public Health identified new places in the Moncton and Edmundston regions where people may have been exposed to COVID-19. A park playground, farmers' market, and Atlantic Superstore listed among the possible exposure sites.
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto carried their ice dancing success from the spring into this week's Autumn Classic, opening the international season with a victory in Pierrefonds, Que. The 2021 world championship bronze medallists amassed 208.97 points to defeat Spain's Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz (191.31) and Americans Caroline Green and Michael Parsons (188.43). "We're very pleased with the way both programs went," Poirier told reporters. "We didn't try to force things or have that pe
VICTORIA — Green Party Leader Annamie Paul broke with her tradition throughout the federal election campaign and traveled to British Columbia today, marking her first visit to the only region in the country where her party held seats before Parliament was dissolved. Paul's trip to Vancouver Island was a departure from her approach throughout the campaign, which has seen her concentrate her efforts almost exclusively on the Toronto riding she hopes to win away from the Liberals. Paul's visit was
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal police agency's staffing. Instead of conducting patrols and uncovering smuggling activity, its agents spend about 40% of their time caring for people already in custody and administrative tasks that are unrelate
A Calgary doctor has received an influx of donations following an urgent social media call-out asking for equipment to help monitor pregnant women with COVID-19. Dr. Stephanie Cooper, a high-risk obstetrician at Foothills Medical Centre, posted a message on Twitter asking for 50 home oxygen monitors for COVID-19 positive pregnant women. She says she issued the call as the equipment is needed quickly, as more pregnant women are being infected with COVID-19 and as the delta variant surges, she say
Elections Canada has changed a number of polling stations in Yellowknife because of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Several stations were supposed to take place at schools which were closed last week because of the rising case numbers, while one was intended for the Quality Inn and Suites — which has become the site of an isolation centre. The following image, posted to the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 website Friday, shows a full list of changes that have been made: Dr. Kami Kandola, the
When the doors of the Robert Guertin arena in Gatineau, Que., are locked at day's end on Saturday, it will mark the end of an era. Soon all that will remain of the 64-year-old arena — nicknamed "The Bob" and located in downtown Hull — will be rubble and memories. "It's been my second home," said Serge Haché, equipment manager for the Gatineau Olympiques junior hockey team. "My wife would tell me it's my first home." The QMJHL club will soon relocate to the newly built Centre Slush Puppie in the
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's Communist Party, the country's second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Late Saturday, a YouTube video in which associates of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny recommended whom to vote for in order to undermine the dominant United Russia party was blocked in Russia. The video remained accessible through non-Russian servers. Commu
KITCHENER, Ont. — Police in Waterloo, Ont., have charged a man in the death of his one-year-old child. Local police say they were called to a home for reports of a disturbance at about 9 a.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, they found the child deceased. They say the 31-year-old father was arrested at the scene. He's been charged with one count of first-degree murder. Police are continuing their investigation, but say they aren't looking for any more suspects. This report by The Canadian Press w
The province is reporting one additional death from COVID-19 and 499 new cases of the illness on Saturday. There are now 228 people in hospital with the illness — the highest that number has been since Feb. 3, when there were 229 hospitalizations, according to the province's online COVID-19 dashboard. Among the 228 people now in hospital, 172 are not fully vaccinated, the province says. There are 51 people in intensive care with COVID-19. That's just shy of this year's peak for COVID-19 patients
The Wall Street Journal, citing a review of internal company documents that included research reports, online employee discussions and drafts of presentations to senior management, said that although Facebook researchers have identified "the platform's ill effects," the company failed to fix them. The Wall Street Journal articles say that Facebook exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules, played down the negative effects on young users of its Instagram app, made changes to its algorithm that made the platform "angrier," and had a weak response to alarms raised by employees over how the platform is used in developing countries by human traffickers. Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, writing in a blog post https://about.fb.com/news/2021/09/what-the-wall-street-journal-got-wrong, said the Wall Street Journal's stories "contained deliberate mischaracterizations of what we are trying to do, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees."
P.E.I. artist Doug Dumais is spending the weekend in an open art studio on a part of shoreline near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital — snapping pictures of changes in the coastline for 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday. He started the project during the summer when walls of concrete and stone were set up to prevent the water from eating away at the shoreline. Now, those large slabs have been replaced with a natural shoreline buffer made up of logs, hay, wood chips and other biodegradable materials. "I
When life gave Huda Mukbil systemic racism, she decided to make political change. After nearly two decades in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the former senior intelligence officer and NDP candidate for Ottawa South crossed the public sector floor to run in the Sept. 20 federal election after nearly two decades in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
GUELPH, Ont. — Police are investigating reports that several students at the University of Guelph may have had their drinks spiked with an unknown substance. Police in Guelph, Ont., say the university passed the information on to them. They say two complaints are related to a recent house party in the city's south end, and two are related to a small on-campus gathering last month. Police say no assaults or physical injuries have been reported. The news comes a day after students walked out of cl
TORONTO — From seeing stars moved to tears in connecting with audiences, to the transparent handling of a COVID-19 case, the Toronto International Film Festival co-heads say they feel this year's hybrid pandemic showcase was successful and safe. Co-head and executive director Joana Vicente says she's proud of their team for pulling off the biggest cultural event in the city — one with red carpets and a mix of in-person and digital screenings — since the first pandemic lockdown a year and a half
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With mushroom-picking season upon us, experts are offering tips on how to forage safely and sustainably. Mushroom-picking has been a great pandemic activity for many, says Dylan Eyers, owner of EatWild, a Vancouver-based company that offers workshops on hunting, butchering, wild meat and fish preparation, and mushroom foraging. "People are discovering adventures close to home and trying to find a way to connect with nature, and mushroom-hunting is one of those things." Eyers noted that mid-Augus
AMHERST, N.S. — The obituary of a Nova Scotia family who died in a fire in a travel trailer a week ago is providing further details about the mother, father and four young children. The information published by a funeral home in Amherst, N.S., says funeral arrangements are underway for Robert Jorge (R.J.) Sears, 30; Michelle Elaine Robertson, 28, and their children -- 11-year-old Madison Anne-Marie Sears, eight-year-old Robert (Ryder) Sears, four-year-old Jaxson Robertson and three-year-old Coll
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protesters angry at the Tunisian president’s seizure of broad powers faced off with his supporters Saturday in competing demonstrations in the North African nation's capital of Tunis. It was the first time that President Kais Saied’s critics demonstrated against his actions since he suspended parliament, fired the prime minister and assumed full executive powers on July 25. Saied said the measures were necessary to save the country amid tensions over Tunisia’s economic and