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If you own a business in B.C. and found out this week you cannot reopen yet due to COVID-19, you could be eligible to receive up to $20,000 from the provincial government. In a release Wednesday, the province announced it is extending the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant and doubling financial supports for eligible businesses that were ordered on Tuesday to remain closed until Feb. 16. These businesses include bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals, as well as event venues that h
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's annual inflation rate accelerated in December to hit a 30-year high, data showed on Wednesday, bolstering expectations the central bank could hike interest rates as soon as next week. Inflation rose to 4.8%, in line with analyst expectations and the highest print since it reached 5.5% in September 1991, Statistics Canada said. It was the ninth consecutive month in which headline inflation topped the Bank of Canada's 1% to 3% control range.
People may reconsider their reasons for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 after the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant, says infectious diseases physician Dr. Lisa Barrett.
Flossey is living a wonderful life on a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario. It's what is knows an "ethical farm" where cows have space to roam and graze instead of being kept indoors for most of their lives. Flossey's farm has vast expanses of lush, green grass, rolling hills, ponds full of fresh water, and forested areas for shade. This is life as it should be for these gentle creatures. Dave is a farm hand who often helps out with some of the chores and animal care. He decided to take a break on this warm, summer day and he took a seat on the hill overlooking the pasture.
The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school (Jan. 19)
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — FBI agents searched near the Texas home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar on Wednesday as they conducted what an agency spokeswoman called “court-authorized law enforcement activity.” The motive and scope of the search was not immediately known. But a reporter for The Monitor of McAllen, Texas, which first reported the operation, reported from the scene that more than a dozen federal agents were seen passing in and out of Cuellar’s home bearing cases and other items. “The FBI was p
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected last week and Wednesday. The city said it is using a bypass system to pump water to residents instead and the entire territorial capital is now under a precautionary boil water advisory. Nunavut's health departmen
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has promised more economic assistance to the Ukrainian government in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is set to make an announcement later this week about reducing COVID-19 restrictions. He told Ottawa radio station CFRA today that he hates putting the public health measures in place and that there will soon be some positive news on that front. The government announced on Jan. 3 that, due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant driving up COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, restrictions would be placed on businesses until at least J
A villa in Rome, containing the only known ceiling painted by Italian artist Caravaggio, went on the auction block Tuesday, January 18. Its estimated value is 471 million euros, or 533 million dollars. A judge ordered the auction of Villa Ludovisi following an inheritance dispute between the heirs of a noble family and their step-mother, a Texas-born princess.
The owners of a downtown Edmonton restaurant say the City of Edmonton has not compensated them for nearly $3,000 in damages police caused during an arrest outside the restaurant this summer. Kelsey Danyluk, who owns Tzin Wine and Tapas with her husband Glenn Quinn, said she received a phone call from the restaurant's alarm company around midnight on Aug. 10. When she arrived on 104th Street at about 1 a.m., she found broken glass and damaged tiles. The restaurant's facade and outdoor speaker sys
A restaurant in central Alberta was ordered closed to indoor dining last week after an Alberta Health Services investigation found it accepting dog photos in lieu of vaccination proof. The order was issued to The Granary in Red Deer on Jan. 14. Following complaints to an AHS executive officer, two test shoppers were sent to the restaurant on Jan. 11 at different times. Both were able to enter and dine after presenting a photograph of a dog and personal identification to staff, according to the o
For the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the tsunami unleashed by Saturday's volcanic eruption laid bare some of the ways that climate change is threatening the islands' very existence. By increasing temperatures and driving up sea levels, climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves, experts say.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested Tuesday that he'd support primary challengers against Democratic colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, further intensifying a political battle pitting members of President Joe Biden's party against one another. Sanders told reporters that he thinks "there is a very good chance” that Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, could face challenges in their states' Democratic primaries. He said home-state voters woul
Drivers are urged to avoid any non-essential travel across the eastern Prairies on Tuesday as snow and powerful winds make for near zero visibility.
Cybersecurity experts at the University of Toronto are voicing concerns about the My2022 app, which is required for all participants in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The family of a gunsmith shot and killed by Toronto police launched a lawsuit against the service Tuesday, alleging officers used excessive force and failed to serve a search warrant when they raided the man's home in southwestern Ontario late last year. Relatives of Rodger Kotanko, 70, are seeking $23 million in damages in the wrongful death suit filed in Ontario Superior Court. The province's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is investigating. It has said one officer shot and k
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Shiranda Bull sits in a plastic chair inside a pharmacy waiting room, a blanket wrapped around her shoulders, plastic bags inside her soaking-wet sneakers. A man slumped over in a chair beside Bull is asleep, his hands pulled up inside the sleeves of his jacket. Another man sleeps on the floor, under a chair. Manager Alyaa Ibrahim says her central Edmonton pharmacy at 10570 96th St. has become a refuge for homeless people who often line up outside nearby shelters. She regularly offers her visito
CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting the province's third death related to COVID-19. The death of the person between the ages of 60 and 79 follows news last week of P.E.I.'s first two COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison issued a statement today expressing her sadness and offering condolences to the family. Morrison reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 on the Island, bringing the total number of active c