Stormy winds hit the shoreline of Campbell River, BC
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Stormy winds hit the shoreline of Campbell River, BC
Nearly 700 customers are still without power Sunday afternoon in New Brunswick. The majority of the power outages are happening in the Moncton area in Riverview, where 692 customers were without power as 1:30 p.m., according to N.B. Power. The power in the region is expected to return around 4:30 p.m. Over 700 were also without power in Madawaska and Victoria counties earlier Sunday morning, which include the communities of Notre Dame De Lourdes, Siegas and Ste-Anne-Madawaska. That brought the t
Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Health and Community Services says one more person is in hospital with COVID-19, and a man over 70 in the Eastern Health region has died from COVID-19. The department made the announcement in a tweet Saturday. The man's death is the 25th related to COVID in the province since the pandemic began. It's the second day in a row with a COVID-related death, as the death of a woman in the province's Western Health region was reported Friday. Nine people are in
Sweden reinforces its military presence on the island of Gotland, which is the closest part of the country to Russia. View on euronews
An undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground.
The central bank's Business Outlook Survey Indicator reached its highest level on record in the fourth quarter, which was conducted before the Omicron coronavirus variant began spreading widely. The data will play into the Bank of Canada's calculations as it ponders when to raise rates. "The combination of strong demand and bottlenecks in supply is expected to put upward pressure on prices over the next year," said the survey.
More than a decade after they began, negotiations on flood claim settlements between several First Nations in southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario and the federal and provincial governments appear to be drawing to a close. But some are wondering what those settlements will mean for the First Nations affected — and why it's taken so long to address flooding caused by dams that were built over a century ago. "Why has it taken 134 years?" asks Chief John Thunder of Buffalo Point First Nat
It's mid-January, and most people who celebrate have taken down their Christmas trees and either boxed them up, put them out on the curb for pickup, or turned them into firewood. But what if Christmas trees weren't just 'Christmas' trees? What if trees were decorated for all occasions — Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Halloween? Two Prince George, B.C., women are doing just that. Carol Jensen has given her Christmas tree new life by leaving it up year-round and decorating it to su
Students and education workers will be heading back to the classroom Monday. And while many kids are excited to be returning to school, some believe it could be short-lived. Brittany Rosen has more.
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OTTAWA — Environment Canada is warning residents of southern Ontario and Quebec to brace for a winter storm, prompting some school boards to revisit their plans to reopen classrooms Monday. The federal forecaster says a low-pressure system around the Great Lakes could dump snow on parts of Ontario starting Sunday night, while a storm brewing in the United States is making its way to southern Quebec. Snowfall and storm warnings are in effect across much of Ontario, with regions including Niagara,
NEW YORK (AP) — Just over a year ago, millions of energized young people, women, voters of color and independents joined forces to send Joe Biden to the White House. But 12 months into his presidency, many describe a coalition in crisis. Leading voices across Biden's diverse political base openly decry the slow pace of progress on key campaign promises. The frustration was especially pronounced this past week after Biden's push for voting rights legislation effectively stalled, intensifying conc
The continued surge of the Omicron variant in Canada’s North has created an urgent need for more health-care workers, especially in the most remote communities. Ottawa says help and supplies are on the way, but some places are still waiting.
Four deaths were reported as COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Brunswick jumped to 115 on Sunday. A person age 50 to 59 in the Saint John region, a person 60 to 69 in the Edmundston region and two people in the Bathurst region — one 60 to 69 and the other 70 to 79, died due to the virus, according to the province. It brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 187. According to the online dashboard, there are 14 people in intensive care and four on ventilator
Ontario reported 3,887 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on Monday, with 578 of those patients in ICU. It is important to note that not all hospitals in the province report hospitalization figures on weekends, so the real number could be higher. The province also reported 8,521 new cases of COVID-19 — however, that number is not a reliable indicator of the true spread of the virus given restricted testing access. Officials also reported 22 more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott al
One of the most famous planes in B.C.'s history, a Martin Mars water bomber used to carry and drop vast amounts of water on wildfires, is for sale for $5 million. "The opportunity to purchase and preserve a unique part of aviation history is now available for the discerning buyer, or donor," says the listing from the California-based seller, Platinum Fighter Sales. The signature red and white plane, beloved by many throughout the province, was brought into service in the late 1950s as a powerful
MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth wave. Premier François Legault announced last week he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to in-person learning on Jan. 17 even as pandemic-related infection rates and hospitalizations continue to mount provincewide. The government promised a
An Island man who sexually abused a teenage girl has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. Nicholas James Gallant, 38, of Charlottetown pleaded guilty to two charges: sexual exploitation of a person age 14 to 18, and sexual touching. The incidents took place in Charlottetown over a period of time beginning around June, 2019. The victim's identity is protected by court order. Chief Provincial Court Judge Jeff Lantz handed down the seven-year prison sentence Dec. 20. Gallant had been in
An 18-year-old passenger of a car that crashed into a tree Friday night in Montreal's Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough has died of his injuries. Police say several calls were made to 911 around 9:40 p.m. about a car that had struck a tree on Saint-Donat Street, near Vincent-Piette Street. The man was transported to hospital where he later died of his injuries. The 19-year-old driver, also male, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It is not yet known why the driver lost
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen, he said: “We can overcome this deadly virus." Neither malady has abated. For Biden, it's been a year of lofty ambitions grounded by the unrelenting pandemic, a tough hand in Congres
HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. McDonough became the first woman to head up a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980. She became leader of the federal NDP in 1995 and served in the party's top post until 2002. But in an