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Ottawa parents are being told their children born in 2017 who aren't yet five years old, but were able to get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month, will potentially wait several months for a second dose instead of the recommended eight weeks. Children who turned five in 2021 were able to get their first dose before their birthday, but a change in policy this year means children will have to wait until their fifth birthday to get their first dose. The same policy is now in plac
Total and Chevron said that the abuses had worsened since the military overthrew the civilian government in a coup last February.View on euronews
Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan will soon be sending a new submission to the federal government to get provincial control of carbon pricing. On Wednesday, the premier said new submissions would be sent in the next few months. "We fully expect the federal government to accept Saskatchewan's plan and give us the same treatment that they have given to other regions of the country." said Moe in a news release. In July, the federal government rejected the provincial government's proposal to take
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — This season was supposed to be Diego Simeone’s chance to firmly establish Atlético Madrid as Spain’s top team and cap his incredibly successful decade as its coach. While Barcelona lost Lionel Messi and Real Madrid had to replace coach Zinedine Zidane, Atlético strengthened its championship squad with the return of Antoine Griezmann and the signing of attacking players Rodrigo de Paul and Matheus Cunha. It looked like the perfect scenario to repeat as Spanish league champ
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Schwartz said previously. “'Baskets' was such a phenomenal ‘second act’ for Louie Anderson. I wish he’d gotten a third,” Michael
One day after government MLAs on a Nova Scotia Legislature committee rejected calls for a forensic audit into a Cape Breton employment agency, Premier Tim Houston says one should go ahead. Island Employment shut its doors in November after the province ended its contract with it six months early. That followed a damning report by Nova Scotia ombudsman William Smith that found misuse or gross mismanagement of public funds. At a meeting Wednesday of the legislature's public accounts committee, the
Some provinces were pointing to glimmers of improvement Thursday in the Omicron-stoked fifth wave of the pandemic, but the outlook was not as positive in others. Ontario announced a plan to start loosening COVID-19 restrictions by the end of the month, but Quebec said it was too early to ease any public health measures. Modelling in Saskatchewan predicted a possibility of a record-high of people in hospital, while Alberta said hospitalizations will continue to increase. Ontario Premier Doug Ford
TORONTO — The sex assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to begin in May after it was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 restrictions. The trial, which will be heard by a jury, is now scheduled to start May 2 and continue until early June. Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, was initially set to stand trial in January of last year but it was postponed by several months, and then again to this month. The trial was delayed again because new jury trials have been put o
A man arrested nearly two years ago in connection with a fatal shooting in Surrey, B.C., has been convicted of manslaughter. On Thursday, Robert Tomljenovic was found guilty of manslaughter and robbery with a firearm in the shooting death of Pritpal Singh, 21, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. Singh was found dead on the front lawn of a residence in the 8800-block of 138A Street in Surrey, B.C., in the early hours of April 7, 2020. Police identified and arrested Tomeljenov
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One of three people accused of supplying ammunition to the man responsible for killing 22 people in a Nova Scotia shooting rampage in April 2020 has pleaded guilty to a single charge. James Banfield, 65, is the brother of Lisa Banfield, the gunman's common-law partner. The siblings, along with Brian Brewser, 61, are accused of supplying Gabriel Wortman with ammunition prior to the killings. A lawyer for James Banfield appeared in Nova Scotia provincial court Friday to enter a guilty plea on a ch
An airstrike on the port city of Hodeida has wiped out internet services across Yemen.View on euronews
POIPU, Hawaii (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. First responders removed about 2,000 feet (600 meters) of heavy-gauge line from the animal over the weekend when it was off the island of Kauai, The Garden Island newspaper reported. Authorities detached most of the gear but weren't able to get all of it off before the whale moved on. Officials plan to try to find the whale and clear more line from it as conditions
A man from Surrey has been arrested and charged for the attempted murder of a Langley man one year ago. Chad Stewart, 42, has been charged with attempted murder, discharge of a firearm with intent to injure and possession of a firearm while prohibited. Langley RCMP responded to calls of a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in an underground parkade in the 5600 block of 201A Street in Langley City, shortly after midnight on Jan. 18, 2021. He was taken to hospital in critical condition. La
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Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott provided more details on Thursday about the province's plan of lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Ontario will begin its phased re-opening on Jan. 31 with gyms and restaurants at 50 per cent capacity, and move to the second phase on Feb. 21 which will remove capacity limits in indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is required. Then on March 14, the province plans to lift capacity limits in all indoor public settings. However, proof of vaccination will remain in place.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces that some data shows Alberta has reached and surpassed the peak of the Omicron wave of COVID-19, but that does come with a word of caution.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. Though their bid to dramatically rewrite U.S. election law failed during a high-stakes Senate floor showdown late Wednesday, Democrats insisted their brinkmanship has made the new effort possible, forcing Republicans to r
Survivors of clergy sexual abuse say they are not surprised following a long-awaited report on the handling of cases in Germany's Munich diocese in the 1970s and 1980s, adding they want to see action. The report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI. (Jan. 20)
Following the news of a teenage boy shot dead by a 13-year-old in Toronto’s East York Area, Toronto Police Staff Supt. Lauren Pogue said on Friday that a lot of the guns being used to commit crimes in the city are coming from the United States. She also gave an update on the work being done by the city's anti-gun violence task force.