Health officials in Windsor-Essex have issued an alert about a recent spike in opioid overdoses — the second alert this month. The Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) says there were 11 opioid overdoses recorded between Jan. 20 and Jan. 26. WECOSS says nine of the overdoses that week involved fentanyl. Following that week — from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29 — there were eight emergency department visits due to opioid overdoses, with an additional nine paramedic calls for a suspe
Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his 2023 tour dates in the U.K. and continental Europe. Osbourne issued a statement early Wednesday saying damage to his spine suffered in an accident four years ago will prevent him from touring. “I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I
Chelsea completed another staggering spending spree by its new American ownership — more than $350 million this time — by signing Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez for a British-record fee on the final day of the January transfer window on Tuesday. A day of negotiations between Benfica and Chelsea’s co-owners ended with the Premier League club agreeing to pay the release clause of 106.7 million pounds ($131.4 million) in the 22-year-old World Cup winner’s contract. The Portuguese club announce
General Motors Co shares jumped early on Tuesday after it reported higher net income for the fourth quarter, forecast stronger-than-expected earnings for 2023 and said it would cut $2 billion in costs. The automaker, the top in the United States by sales, forecast that it could hold its pre-tax margins steady between 8% and 10% through 2025, despite a price war that Tesla Inc has triggered in the electric vehicle segment. GM shares opened up 7.1%.
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says there is no reason to believe Canada's national security was under threat at any time due to the RCMP's dealings with an Ontario company that has links to China. Mendicino tried on Monday to reassure members of a House of Commons committee who are looking at the RCMP's standing offer with Sinclair Technologies for radio-frequency filtering equipment. The standing offer was suspended and a stop-work order for undelivered goods was issued last m
HALIFAX — Canadian doctors spend 18.5 million hours per year on unnecessary administrative work — the equivalent of more than 55 million patient visits — a report published Monday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says. Dr. Leisha Hawker, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, which represents all licensed physicians in the province, said eliminating paperwork redundancies and shortening medical forms can improve patient care and reduce burnout experienced by doctors. “A lot of physi
BALTIMORE (AP) — Greeted by the cheerful blare of a train horn, President Joe Biden stood Monday before a decrepit rail tunnel that he estimated he's been through 1,000 times — fearing for decades it might collapse. “For years, people talked about fixing this tunnel,” Biden told a crowd in Baltimore. “Back in the early '80's, I actually walked into the tunnel with some of the construction workers. ... This is a 150-year-old tunnel. You wonder how in the hell it's still standing." “With the bipar
TORONTO — New guidance for drinking alcohol could speed up changing consumer drinking habits as younger generations drink less and non-alcoholic beverages become more popular, advocates and business owners in the beverage industry say. A report released earlier this month by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, funded by Health Canada, stirred widespread attention with guidance that consuming more than two drinks per week constituted a moderate health risk due to evidence linking
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Few would have expected Real Madrid to be competing for the Club World Cup title before the team's unlikely run to Champions League glory last season. Carlo Ancelotti’s team needed dramatic comebacks to defeat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City before beating Liverpool in the final last May. It was further proof of Madrid's ability to produce on the biggest stage, and it means the Spanish powerhouse gets another opportunity to shine when the seven-team Cl
In a new interview, former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said President Vladimir Putin did not seem serious about avoiding war in the days before Russia invaded Ukraine.View on euronews
The Vancouver School Board has approved changing the name of one of the city's oldest schools. Trustees voted unanimously Monday to change the name of Lord Roberts Elementary, a school in the city's West End originally built in 1901. The vote followed a multi-year process that now allows schools to change their name if the community requests it. "I appreciate that there's lots of work that's been done," said trustee Lois Chan-Pedley. "The evidence is clear that it's time to give the school a new
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King. Jackson is the second-youngest son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother. He’s put out music of his own; in 2019, he released his debut single, “Got Me Singing.” “Michael” will be Jackson's acting debut. “I
WINNIPEG — Premier Heather Stefanson has shuffled her cabinet. The move was prompted by recent announcements by five Manitoba cabinet ministers who are resigning soon or staying on but not running again in the election scheduled for Oct. 3. Here is the list of cabinet ministers following Monday's changes: — Heather Stefanson, premier, intergovernmental affairs — Cliff Cullen, deputy premier, finance, responsible for Manitoba Hydro — Kelvin Goertzen, justice, attorney general, responsible for Man
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were still removing the rubble after the mosque's roof caved following the attack. He said the bombing in the northwestern city of Peshawar also wounded more than 150 people. It was not clear how the bomber was able to slip i
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for de-escalation of violence that has spiralled in the region in recent days, during his Middle East trip and conversation with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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After Bradley Bartlett’s hockey equipment didn’t make it on his flight to Fort McMurray for the Arctic Winter Games, community members jumped into action to get him on the ice.