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The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada, after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. Ross Lord reports on the damage, and how RCMP came to the rescue of a couple and their dog in Newfoundland and Labrador.
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness on Thursday, but was readmitted only hours later after testing positive for the coronavirus. The president received monoclonal antibodies, a standard treatment for people belonging to risk groups. He is fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Canada has banned visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a new variant of concern in the region. The new variant, deemed Omicron, first emerged in South Africa and coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organization.
Alberta's Indigenous tourism industry has been holding its third annual summit this week. Speaking to an audience of 300 people, chair of the board for Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA), Brenda Holder's key message is focusing on a hopeful future with a strong strategy. "We have analyzed and taken apart the state of the industry and hopefully started to reverse engineer a proper way for us to move forward," she said. Members of the ITA and non-Indigenous attendees came to listen, take part in pan
One hundred and thirty children in P.E.I. received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday — the first day the shot was available to five to 11-year-olds. A pediatric vaccine clinic was held at the County Fair Mall in Summerside, P.E.I. "I think it's important because it can help protect others," said 10-year-old Alex DesRoche. "I was worried that I'd get COVID and spread it to my papa … because he has cancer." Her mom, Robin DesRosche, is happy to have gotten her daughter vaccinated. "At any point in ti
Renovated ancient promenade unveiled in Luxor
Depending where you're living in Canada, a shortage of teachers has been a perennial issue for schools. However, COVID-19 has made it worse, spreading the problem to more classrooms and prompting education experts to call for both short-term solutions as well as longer-lasting efforts to fill the gap. "We have a chronic teacher shortage that has become a serious crisis during the pandemic," said educational consultant and researcher Paul Bennett, director of Schoolhouse Institute in Halifax. The
While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students applying for study permits to the Yukon, with international student enrolment at Yukon University — the first university in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Cou
Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to some workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing health-care employees. The bill would provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated workers and create two new offences in the Criminal Code: one for anyone threatening a health-care worker and a second for anyone obstructing access to a health-care facility.
Ontario's new online business registry is so flawed, it is costing time and money, 16 major law firms have told the Ford government. Just over a month ago, Government and Consumer Services Minister Ross Romano launched the registry, promising it would make it easier and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to get access to government services. But in a letter to Romano, the law firms warned that the Ontario Business Registry (ORB) is negatively affecting the
Kids and parents braved the rain, cold and needles on Thursday as the COVID-19 vaccination effort for the five-to-11 age cohort ramped up, with clinics across the country starting to offer kids their first doses. Many lined up in on-and-off drizzle outside a north Toronto walk-in clinic.
Defence Minister Anita Anand says she is looking forward to working with Gen. Wayne Eyre, who has been made permanent commander of Canada’s Armed Forces. He is officially replacing Admiral Art McDonald, who voluntarily stepped down during an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation that resulted in no charges, and who has now begun the process of voluntarily retiring from the military.
China's military carried out "combat readiness" patrols in the direction of the Taiwan Strait on Friday as a U.S. Congressional delegation made a surprise visit to Taipei, offering strong support to the Chinese-claimed, democratically governed island. The five members of the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Thursday night for a previously unannounced two-day trip, the second time in a month U.S. lawmakers have visited. As with the last visit https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-opposes-us-legislators-visiting-taiwan-by-military-plane-state-media-2021-11-09, China's military announced the patrols in the vicinity of the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait that separates the island from its giant neighbour.
The Regina Police Service (RPS) is searching for a 32-year-old man in connection with a homicide on the 2100 block of Heseltine Road in mid-November. Ismail Ahmed Hassen is the subject of a warrant of arrest on a charge of second-degree murder, said the police in a media release. Ahi S. Ebrotie was found dead in the morning of Nov. 14, 2021, according to Regina Police Service. The 29-year-old from Regina is the city's 13th homicide victim in 2021. On Nov. 16, police declared Ebrotie's death a ho
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina marked the one-year anniversary of the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona on Thursday with ceremonies, tributes, graffiti murals and emotional messages on social media. Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 after having brain surgery two weeks earlier. Seven health professionals who tended to the star are facing criminal charges after a medical report said Maradona did not receive adequate treatment. “The world has been more horrible for a y
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials say four new cases are in the Eastern Health region and that the Central and Western Health regions each have one new case. Newfoundland and Labrador has 14 active reported cases of COVID-19. There is one person in hospital with the disease. Officials say anyone in the province, regardless of vaccination status, should get tested if they are experiencing even just one COVID-19 symptom. The
Canada's environment commissioner says a federal pandemic aid program for the oil and gas sector that was supposed to retain jobs and cut greenhouse-gas emissions is not set up to actually do either of those things. Jerry DeMarco's findings come at the same time as a damning report on Canada's overall progress on climate change, which says during the last three decades Canada's emissions have increased 20 per cent.
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says he will "work around the clock" to get a suspension on the export of potatoes from the province to the United States lifted. The suspension was ordered on Monday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after the discovery of potatoes infected with potato wart in two P.E.I. fields in October. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Canada issued the suspension to prevent the U.S. from taking similar action, which might be more difficult to reverse. "It
Just as one storm system winds down, the next is ready to ramp up, with already vulnerable parts of British Columbia set to see more heavy rain this weekend.
Experts say the “gargantuan size” and “massive fangs” of the funnel web spider make it such a unique find.