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A convoy of vehicles protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination made a stop in the Edmonton area. Some of those involved in the "freedom convoy" are heading to Ottawa in protest of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Chris Chacon has more from Acheson.
The association that represents 14,000 physicians, residents and medical students in British Columbia is once again asking employers to do away with any requirements for sick notes during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Sick notes place an unnecessary burden on the health-care system particularly now during the Omicron surge," said Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh, president of Doctors of B.C. "If a patient is sick they need to stay at home to recover, not come into the doctor's office." The demand comes as thousand
Since moving back to Nova Scotia in March 2020, Natasha Ernst has struggled to find affordable housing. She and her husband have lived in about a half-dozen rental units and spent last summer and fall living in a school bus because they couldn't find long-term housing. Ernst said all they could find were short-term rentals and Airbnbs. Once they'd start living in a unit, the countdown was on for moving to the next one. "It's unbelievably stressful," she said. "We can never feel settled ... you j
A national truck convoy is making its way through Alberta on Sunday, before heading toward Ottawa, to protest the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers that cross the Canada-United States border. The convoy is split into several routes. Part of the western route — which passes through Alberta — launched from Prince Rupert, B.C., Saturday morning and stopped overnight stop in Prince George, B.C. It left there Sunday morning, and is scheduled to arrive in Edmonton in the afternoon, then in Calgary
Gunfire was reported at military barracks across the country on Sunday, prompting the government to deny the army was taking over.View on euronews
FREDERICTON — Barring any advice to the contrary from public health officials, schoolchildren will return to in-class learning on Jan. 31, New Brunswick's education minister said Monday. "I know that families, students, teachers and the whole province are anxiously awaiting the return to in-person learning for our students," Dominic Cardy told a news conference in Fredericton. "We know that distance learning is not an ideal situation for most of our students and families, but it was necessary to
A truck rally held Sunday in Southwestern Ontario is believed to be the beginning of a national protest against vaccine mandates imposed on the industry by the federal government. But as Brittany Rosen reports, it draws questions about the feasibility of restrictive public health policy decisions.
Police are investigating another shooting in Montréal-Nord, the third to take place in the borough this weekend. A man, 28, was hit by gunfire in the lower body Saturday evening. Montreal police (SPVM) received a 911 call at 6:45 p.m. reporting a shooting victim on Rolland Boulevard near Pascal Street. The victim was conscious when police arrived, and he was transported to hospital. He is expected to recover. Officers say he was walking on Rolland Boulevard when suddenly, a vehicle got closer to
Italy's next president will have an important role in acting as a neutral referee among the various parties — as Italy struggles to emerge from the pandemic — and will work to enact reforms to help the recovery and boost economic growth.View on euronews
COVID-19 hospital numbers continue to climb in Saskatchewan as the contagious Omicron variant spreads across the province. The number of people in hospital has climbed from 244 yesterday to 252 on Sunday, according to the daily update on the province's online dashboard. 26 of the hospital cases reported today are in intensive care, the same as announced on Saturday. This month the province started tracking hospitalizations as a key indicator of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, breaking down how hospita
The leader of Quebec's official opposition (PLQ) is calling on the province to create a squad to coordinate the reopening of the province's economy as well as prepare for potential next waves of the pandemic. At a news conference Sunday, Dominique Anglade unveiled her plan for a "COVIE-19 unit" with a goal of adapting to life with the virus and preventing the economy from closing down in the event of a future wave. Anglade criticized the Quebec government's "short-term management" of the pandemi
Hundreds of transport trucks are travelling through Saskatchewan on their way to Ottawa to protest the federal vaccine mandate for drivers. On Monday afternoon, a crowd of supporters went to the Flying J in Saskatoon to welcome the convoy with signs of support. By 3:20 p.m., Regina police advised residents that the first wave of the convoy is expected to pass through the east area of the city at around 5 p.m. As many as 400 semi trucks are expected to arrive north of the city on Highway 11, befo
Canada's athletes will enjoy the celebratory mood at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, says Catriona Le May Doan, the Chef de Mission.
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The senior military officer once tasked with overseeing Canada's COVID-19 vaccination drive is opting to have his sexual assault case tried by a Quebec judge without a jury present. A lawyer for Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin announced the decision during a brief hearing in a Gatineau courtroom this morning. Fortin was removed from his position on the vaccine campaign in May and was charged with one count of sexual assault in August. He is fighting for reinstatement to his former role with the Public Hea
Quebecers will now have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be able to enter big-box stores as part of a push to increase vaccinations, but some say the province's rule may not be equitable to low-income people.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. He had finished fifth in New Hampshire and fourth in Iowa. Still, Biden advised skeptics to withhold judgment until a state with a large pool of Black voters, the most reliable Democratic constituency, had a chance to weigh in. “Too often your loyalty, your commitment, your support for this party has been taken for granted,”
A doctor in South Korea is looking to reunite with his long-lost penpal from Alberta to whom he wrote almost 50 years ago. When Seo Jeong Seo was in junior high school, in the late 1960s, he took part in a sister city program between Edmonton and Jinju City, in South Korea. He was paired up with Carol Baker, which led to the two writing back and forth for six years, he said. In her last letter in 1974, Baker mentioned she was moving to Calgary to attend law school, Seo said. The two lost touch s
Two teenage boys were seriously injured in a stabbing at Fairview Mall in North York on Sunday, police say. Const. Alex Li, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said police responded to a call about a stabbing in Fairview Mall near Don Mills Road West and Fairview Mall Drive just after 5 p.m. on Sunday. Paramedics say both of the boys, believed to be in their mid-teens, were rushed to a trauma centre, one in serious condition and the other in moderate or non-serious condition. Li said th
As of Monday, big-box stores will be screening customers and only allowing those with vaccine passports to enter. Global’s Brayden Jagger Haines reports.