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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)
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
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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.
Infectious diseases specialists Dr. Susy Hota and Dr. Isaac Bogoch talk about how people might be able to access the new COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid, and how it could impact the health-care system.
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.
WINNIPEG — The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the latest court settlement for property owners affected by devastating flooding more than a decade ago is fair. The Manitoba government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to reduce the risk of flooding in Winnipeg in 2011, but the water built up and caused damage on the shores of Lake Manitoba. Last week, courts approved an $85.5 million settlement agreement for anyone who had businesses or owned personal property like ca
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
Police were searching Monday for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old employee of a Los Angeles furniture store. (Jan. 18)
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Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of 'Candy Crush' and ‘Call of Duty,’ as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. (Jan. 18)
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a self-appraisal that didn't always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the dubious assertion that he's outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution to COVID-era economic growth. A look at some of Biden's comments in a news conference that stretched for nearly two hours: PANDEMIC BIDEN on COVID-19: “I didn’t overpromise. I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen.” THE FACTS: That's a
The community of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., went into a voluntary 10-day lock down Jan. 15 after 28 people had to go into self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposures. People in the hamlet of 730 people are being asked to stick to their household bubbles. The hamlet and housing offices have closed. "Just as a precaution and as a concern, we decided that's the easiest and best way to address COVID-19 in the community," Mayor Richard Nerysoo told CBC Northwind host Wanda McLeod. Nerysoo said people shoul
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress to address. That's particular true of his promises to reform the nation’s immigration system, where Biden is caught between the demands of his Democratic base and Latino voters and the realities of a steep influx of mig
Officials in Quebec and Ontario expressed hope on Monday that the peak of the current wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations could soon be behind them, while other provinces braced for new hardships. Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Ottawa radio station CFRA that his government may announce a plan to reduce COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days, even as the province set a new daily record for hospitalizations. "There’s no one that dislikes these lockdowns more than I do. I actually despise them," th
Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.
The Durham District School Board says it has decided it won't change the name of a Whitby, Ont. elementary school named after former governor general Julie Payette. Trustees voted in favour of keeping the name of Julie Payette Public School at a meeting on Monday, according to Margaret Lazarus, the board's superintendent of equitable education, and Andrea Williams, the school's principal. Lazarus and Williams said in a letter to parents and guardians on Tuesday that the board had set up a school
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EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has relieved Justice Minister Kaycee Madu of his duties after it came to light that Madu called Edmonton’s police chief about a traffic ticket. Kenney says while all parties agree Madu never asked Chief Dale McFee to cancel the ticket last March, there’s a bigger issue at play. “It's essential the independent administration of justice is maintained,” Kenney said in an announcement on Twitter late Monday. “That's why I will appoint a respected independent i