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A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, because of inconsistent chlorine levels at the community's water treatment plant, according to the territory's health department. Health officials say all water that's being consumed should be boiled for at least a minute. That includes water being used to wash fruits and vegetables, to cook, and to brush teeth. The department says it'll let the community know when the advisory has lifted.
Health P.E.I. says more options are coming for Islanders who don't have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, and want to access health care. Currently, just over 25,000 people are on P.E.I.'s patient registry — and they are advised to use walk-in clinics, or use Maple — an online health-care service, available for free to those without a primary health-care provider. But Andrew MacDougall, executive director of community health and seniors care with Health P.E.I., said work is underway to expa
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Republican lawmakers on Tuesday spoke out forcefully against the FBI search of classified records at former US President Donald Trump's Florida estate. (Aug. 9)
MONTREAL — Quebec’s public health director is recommending that arsenic levels in the air of a western Quebec city be reduced significantly, but even then they would remain five times higher than the provincial standard. Dr. Luc Boileau told reporters in Rouyn-Noranda Wednesday that average emissions of 15 nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air would be a safe level for people in the city until air quality is “eventually” improved to the provincial standard of three nanograms of arsenic per
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against Ukraine have put severe financial strain on many in Germany and beyond, raising concerns about a possible winter of discontent. “We will do everything to help citizens get through this difficult time,” Scholz told reporter
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
Advocates say Canada's euthanasia law devalues the lives of disabled people and may be prompting doctors to increasingly suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it (Aug. 11)(AP video: Mike Householder)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The leader of Vermont's state Senate, Becca Balint, won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning she could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. In deep blue Vermont, it’s likely the Democratic candidate will also clinch the general election in November. A win by Balint, who is white, would help erase what some consider to be the blot on the liberal s
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and had backing from establishment Republicans, including ex-Gov. Scott Walker. In her concession speech, Kleefisch said, “
Switzerland's second-largest bank is trying to recover funds that Greensill Capital, a defunct finance firm, had lent to Katerra, a SoftBank-backed U.S. construction group that filed for bankruptcy last year. Credit Suisse has been working to recover money from the collapse of some $10 billion in funds linked to the insolvent supply chain finance firm Greensill. Last year, the bank filed a petition in the United States seeking information it said would support a lawsuit that it planned to file against SoftBank and other affiliates in Britain over the money it said was owed by Katerra.
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling is aiming to become more of a leader and a direct attacking threat at Chelsea after leaving Manchester City in search for more playing time. Chelsea may need both of those attributes on Sunday when it hosts Tottenham in the season’s first meeting between two of the “Big Six” teams. “Inside the changing room and at the football club, there’s a developing side of me which I’d like to see a lot more, and that’s to be more involved in decisions in the dressing room, to
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island. A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still searching Thursday for between around 30 to 50 people believed missing after the boat that had been carrying them from the Turkish coast of Antalya to Italy capsized in the early hours of Wednesday. No further survivors had
The number of reported sexual assaults is up on P.E.I., but some experts say that increase may not mean there were more sexual assaults — but rather more people reporting them. Eileen Conboy, president of the board of the P.E.I. Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, said that isn't necessarily a bad thing. "I was thinking that an increase in reports makes a lot of sense, as we're building awareness around sexual violence continually. Weaving it into our curriculums, weaving it into our university educ
Estonia said on Thursday it will from next week prevent most Russians from entering the country with visas issued by Estonian authorities, cutting off a popular route into Europe's passport-free Schengen zone. While exceptions apply, the Foreign Ministry for Estonia, a European Union member, said it will also cease to issue visas to Russians for work, study and business in the country. "We have seen an enormous rise in the number of Russian citizens coming into or passing through Estonia," Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said in a statement.
The emergency department at Western Hospital in Alberton, P.E.I., will be closed for the weekend. Health P.E.I. said in a release Thursday that due to a temporary lack of staff, the hospital's emergency department will be closed Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. It will reopen on Monday at 8 a.m. The hospital has been facing severe staff shortages. Last week, Health P.E.I. made the decision to close its Collaborative Emergency Centre, which operates between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., until Sept. 1
Canada's largest private sector labour union, Unifor, elected Lana Payne as president on Wednesday, making her the first woman to lead an organization representing more than 315,000 workers, including in the auto sector. Payne was previously National Secretary-Treasurer of Unifor, and was the first woman to hold that position as well. Payne replaces Jerry Dias, who retired after eight-and-a-half years as president in March.
Much-needed rain and wind are bringing relief to Newfoundland and Labrador, where two major forest fires are burning out of control. As Abigail Bimman reports, conditions could shift, and thousands of people are preparing to flee.
Metro Vancouver is planning to spend $40 million to create a new regional park that would bring overnight camping to Bowen Island. "It's really, truly an amazing opportunity," said John McEwen, chair of Metro Vancouver's Regional Parks Committee, of the plan to purchase almost a square kilometre of land around Cape Roger Curtis at the island's southwest tip. The land is a mixture of waterfront and forested area, and has been owned by a private company. Much of it is zoned for single-family homes
They have also called on other European countries to "express the same opinion".View on euronews