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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top public health doctor says there have been 22 cases of heart inflammation reported in the province after immunization with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The cases of myocarditis and pericarditis — or swelling of the heart muscle and lining — have mostly arisen in males between 20 and 30 years old who recently received their second doses of vaccine, Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, told reporters on Friday. It's not clea
Looking to counter the increasing menace of the coronavirus Delta variant, a growing number of European countries are raising their defences and trying to pressure more people to get vaccinated to stay safe. Italy on Thursday followed in the footsteps of France, announcing that proof of vaccination or immunity would shortly be mandatory for an array of activities, including indoor dining and entering places such as gyms, pools, museums and cinemas. Greece made a vaccination certificate mandatory for anyone to be allowed into indoor restaurants and bars from last week, while dozens of Portuguese municipalities introduced weekend curbs for inside dining in early July.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken's first visit to the world's largest democracy as President Joe Biden's secretary of state and he will meet on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Blinken will also visit Kuwait at the end of his July 26-29 trip.
Thousands of properties in B.C. remain under evacuation order or alert Friday as hundreds of fires burn across the province, some fuelled Thursday by consistently warm temperatures and strong winds. Officials had ordered the evacuations of more than 5,000 properties in B.C., as of Thursday evening. Another 17,000 properties across the province are on evacuation alert, meaning people living there must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Three-quarters of the evacuation orders are concentra
LeVar Burton is on a quest to become the new host of ``Jeopardy!'' The actor and educator says he was initially "terrified" of hosting, but when he let go of trying to follow in Alex Trebek's revered footsteps and instead focused on being himself, the job became fun. (July 23)
The parents of thousands of Ethiopian students stranded in the war-ravaged northern region of Tigray on Friday appealed for help to evacuate them after the main university warned it could not feed them for much longer amid food and cash shortages. Mekelle University, which gets its budget from the federal government, posted a notice on its Facebook page on Thursday saying its bank accounts have been blocked and the federal government has not sent its funds for this year. It said it was running out of money to feed students and that from July 27 it would stop taking responsibility for them.
FREDERICTON — The low number of new COVID-19 cases reported in New Brunswick and the rising level of vaccination among eligible residents is allowing the government to lift all public health orders in one week, Premier Blaine Higgs said Friday. "We came to this decision because we surpassed our first goal of 75 per cent of eligible population getting their first vaccine and are now at 81 per cent," Higgs told reporters in Fredericton. "In addition, by the end of next week the percentage of eligi
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk didn't sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt's attorneys. “Judge Ouderkirk’s ethical breach, considered together with the information disclosed concerning his recent prof
Myanmar has appointed a new temporary head of its embassy in London, Britain's foreign ministry said on Friday, replacing the previous ambassador who was ousted after breaking ranks with the military government over its Feb. 1 coup. More than 900 people opposing the junta have been killed by security forces since the coup, drawing international condemnation and sanctions including from Britain. "The consent of the receiving State is not required," the spokesperson said in a statement, citing the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s quest to become the new host of “Jeopardy!” has been a confident, upbeat effort by the actor and those who rooted him on with a petition drive. But when the day came to tape the first of his week's share of episodes as one of a succession of guest hosts, the show's pace and the challenge of following in Alex Trebek's much-admired footsteps threw Burton off stride. It made for a rough start to the five back-to-back tapings that begin airing Monday, said the veter
Make sure your plans include indoor activities as a backup Saturday, thanks to a forthcoming cold front will sweep through the Great Lakes region. The timing of the front still isn't 100 per cent, but is still expected to generate heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Calgary police have laid multiple charges against a man accused of violent domestic assaults against three women over a 10-year span. The investigation started in May when a woman told police she had been violently assaulted by a man with whom she had had a relationship, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said in a release Friday. She also gave investigators the names of two other women believed to have been abused, physically and sexually, by the same man. "The level of violence exhibited by the
Canada announced on Friday it would resettle Afghan interpreters, embassy staff and their families amid a "dynamic and deteriorating" situation in Afghanistan, saying they had become targets for the Taliban. "Canada is here to support those who supported us," said Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, adding that "several thousand" people would be eligible and the first arrivals would be landing in Canada very shortly.
U.S. President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci says the prospect of opening the U.S. border to fully vaccinated Canadians is part of an "active discussion" in the White House. "I can tell you that the border situation and letting Canadians in who are fully vaccinated is an area of active discussion right now in the U.S. government," he told CBC News Network's Power & Politics in an exclusive Canadian interview. "As a public health official, sometimes it's difficult to figure
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An aerial search was scheduled today in and around Bathurst as part of the criminal investigation into the disappearance of 14-year-old Madison Roy-Boudreau. A news release from the Bathurst Police Force said they were being assisted by RCMP air services and Chaleur RCMP. The release was very clear that no other information would be made available. Madison was last seen getting into a grey Ford Ranger pickup truck on May 11. By the next day, police had located the vehicle and kept it under surve
A federal attempt to shield documents related to the firing of two scientists is a violation of parliamentary privilege and must be tossed out of court, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says. In a notice of motion filed Thursday in Federal Court, Rota says the House — by virtue of its parliamentary privileges — has the power to send for the "persons, papers and records" it deems necessary to its functions. "This constitutionally entrenched power is fundamental to our system of parliamentary
The cat came back, and nothing could be sweeter for the Regina woman who thought she had already cremated her beloved pet. "To completely mourn someone that you love so much, and have them come back in your life, it's just like a movie," said Desiree Hobbins. Hobbins returned from travelling last year to find out from a family member that her cat Zeppelin wasn't around. Hobbins began putting up posters and talking with neighbours, and spent a week looking in vain as she started to lose hope. The
A Calgary city councillor says something has to be done to rein in overtime payouts to municipal employees, which have been costing the city about $30 million per year. After a CBC News story last April revealed that one employee earned $94,818 of overtime in 2020, councillors Jeromy Farkas and Sean Chu requested more information from city administration. "I think it's fair for Calgarians and for city council to be asking city hall management: what is going on here?" said Farkas. The report comp
A decades-long fight over the bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader has been resolved in Tennessee. The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest that stood inside the state capitol was removed Friday. (July 23)