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Six weeks into the school year, the number of active COVID-19 outbreaks at Windsor-Essex schools has risen to eight. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has newly declared outbreaks at Colchester North Public School, Leamington District Secondary School and West Gate Public School, while outbreaks are also ongoing at the following schools: St. Anne French Immersion Catholic School. Northwood Public School. Marlborough Public School. École élémentaire Louise-Charron. École élémentaire catholique
The worst impacts are yet to come for some countries, the scientists warn.
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a woman who was reported missing in August but who hasn't been seen or heard from since July. Nicole Frenchman, 23, was reported missing on Aug. 10 but there was no indication at the time of foul play, the Edmonton Police Service said in a news release Friday. Investigators later learned that the last communication from Frenchman's phone was a full month earlier, in the early morning hours of July 10. On that date, she was seen
It's been more than two weeks since wildfires forced hundreds of people from the Shoal Lake and Red Earth Cree Nations to evacuate their homes north of Hudson Bay, Sask. — and still, no official return date has been set. "They're very lonely," said Shoal Lake Chief Marcel Head in a virtual news conference Friday afternoon. "They want to return home, but we've been telling them that we wouldn't want to put a risk on their health." Environment Canada lifted all air quality advisories in the area F
Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York City Department of Education Thursday to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio not phase out its program for gifted and talented students. (Oct. 14)
MONTREAL — Quebec continued the expansion of its vaccine passport system Friday, with proof of vaccination now required to visit numerous health network facilities. People aged 13 and older will need a vaccine passport to visit such places as hospitals, long-term care homes, clinics, rehabilitation centres and seniors residences. The health order applies to caregivers, companions and visitors, but proof of vaccination won't be required to receive services or care. Other exceptions include people
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The B.C. government has enacted changes to the B.C. Employment Standards Act, raising the general working age of youth in the province from 12 to 16, bringing the province in line with international child labour standards and other provinces in Canada. The changes, effective Friday, will provide better protections for youth, while also allowing regulators to define the types of employment and jobs appropriate for those under the age of 16, the province said in a statement. The amendments to the
Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction; Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue; Empire State Building lights up to celebrate Coldplay's tour announcement. (15 Oct.)
VANCOUVER — Two British Columbia women who say doctors advised them against getting COVID-19 vaccines have filed a constitutional challenge of the province's vaccine passport. A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court says 39-year-old Sarah Webb, who lives in Alberta and B.C., developed an adverse reaction from her first dose of a vaccine in May and ended up in the emergency department of a Calgary hospital six days later. The court document says Webb's symptoms included fatigue, heart arrhythmias,
Officials with the Nunavut capital say they suspect fuel got into the tank from outside the plant, but a treated reservoir downstream had fuel levels within limits. Long-term health effects are not a concern.
With the federal government's vaccine mandate for air travellers kicking in soon, chiefs in small Northwest Territories communities say they're waiting to hear about possible exceptions to the rules. By Oct. 30, most Canadians will need to be fully vaccinated if they're planning to hop on a plane. There will be a month of flexibility where people who are in the process of being vaccinated can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test, according to a recent Oct. 6 update from the federal government. T
Johnson & Johnson executives have pitched a booster as a way to strengthen a robust vaccine that they said has retained its protective power over eight months. But FDA scientists pointedly challenged that assertion on Friday. (Oct. 15)
Iran's Revolutionary Guards founded the group in 1982 to export its Islamic Revolution and to fight Israeli forces that invaded Lebanon that same year. Hezbollah shares Tehran's Shi'ite Islamist ideology and sees Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as its political and spiritual guide. Classified by the United States and other Western countries as a terrorist organisation, Hezbollah has a powerful military wing that it has acknowledged is armed and financed by Iran.
Boeing Co said on Thursday that some titanium 787 Dreamliner parts were improperly manufactured over the past three years, the latest in a series of problems to plague the wide-body aircraft. The quality issue does not affect the immediate safety of flights, the company said, adding it had notified the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Boeing is working to determine how many planes contain the defective part.
VICTORIA — New restrictions for British Columbia's northern health region are being put in place in an attempt to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 through those who are unvaccinated. Personal gatherings indoors and outdoors are restricted to only those who are vaccinated and in-person worship services are cancelled. Indoor organized events are capped at 50 people, while 100 can gather for outdoor events. Social gatherings have a cap of five for indoor and 25 for outdoor. Provincial health offic
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to undo a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years. It pushes the Texas law closer to returning to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in September allowed the state to move ahead with banning abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks. No exceptions are made in cases of rape or i
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected needs, such as medical expenses, he has had to borrow money from relatives. Somehow, the 44-year-old muddled through life, sustained by his love of teaching high school Arabic and the respect his job earned him in the community. But his fragile equilibrium has been upended by the government’s harsh trea
Throughout the pandemic Toronto residents have increasingly relied on takeout food and its many throw-away containers — think black plastic that can't be recycled — generating a huge amount of unnecessary waste, environmentalists say. But the silver lining is people, businesses and governments are paying attention and looking for reusable solutions, said Emily Alfred, a waste campaigner with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, leading up to Waste Reduction Week.. And in the long run, the pandemi
"We have been very patient, too patient (...) The British do not want to give a certain number of licences not because they lack information but because they have made this political choice," France's Europe minister said.View on euronews