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BANGKOK (AP) — The army takeover in Myanmar a year ago that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi not only unexpectedly aborted the country's fledgling return to democracy: It also brought a surprising level of popular resistance, which has blossomed into a low-level, but persistent, insurgency. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander of Myanmar’s military — known as the Tatmadaw — seized power on the morning of Feb. 1, 2021, arresting Suu Kyi and top members of her government and ruling National League fo
Former MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco wants to end his career with Toronto FC, taking the first step on a possible return Thursday at the MLS club's pre-season camp in California. Giovinco, who turned 35 on Wednesday, trained with the team for the first time since leaving in January 2019 over a salary dispute. Without a contract for the present, it's now about seeing if Giovinco and Bob Bradley, TFC's new coach and sporting director, think it's a good fit. "I have a lot of respect for Sebastian in t
Two more people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan, and hospital numbers continue to rise as the Omicron variant spreads across the province, the province's dashboard advised on Friday. One person with the disease who died was in the 60 to 79 age range while the other one was 80 years of age or older, according to the province. Since the start of the pandemic, 987 people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan. Hospital numbers have jumped by 14 since yesterday's update, bringing the total
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Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, said Friday that public health officials increasingly believe that COVID-19 will become endemic and that there will be a level of infection that Torontonians will have to learn to live with. "Increasingly, public health officials the world over are recognizing that, given the current circumstances and given the presence of variants like Omicron and the significant transmissibility that they bring with them, that we are likely to find ours
Crowds cheered, waved flags and hoisted signs in Ontario and New Brunswick on Thursday as parts of a large national convoy of truckers headed for Ottawa to protest the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers. The movement, which began in British Columbia days earlier, has been picking up participants across the country, with local truckers joining in at different points. In a packed mall parking lot north of Toronto, supporters threw cash and food up to truckers in
Ginella Massa talks to Mike Millian from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Evan Balgord from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network about concerns extremist groups promoting violence are trying to take over the protest convoy and what can be done about it.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says the unvaccinated truckers rolling into Ottawa is a “symbol” of the frustration they feel toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his pandemic policies like vaccine mandates. He also denounced individuals involved in the convoy who are pushing extremist ideas.
VICTORIA — The percentage of B.C. residents 12 and over to reach triple vaccination status is now at 43 per cent. A statement from the Health Ministry also says 90 per cent of people 12 and older have received their second shot. The province is reporting 2,033 new cases of COVID-19, although health officials have said testing limitations mean that number could be up to five times higher. The statement says 977 people infected with the virus are in hospital and 141 of them are getting intensive c
Eight people in Newfoundland and Labrador are in critical care due to COVID-19, according to the provincial Department of Health, up one from Thursday. In total, 20 people are in the province's hospitals as a result of COVID-19, said the department in a media release Friday afternoon. The department also reported 265 new cases of the virus: 155 in the Eastern Health region, 53 in the Central Health region, 29 in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region and 28 in the Western Health region. Health offi
Ottawa police say they have been in touch with leaders of a trucker convoy over weekend protest plans in the capital and are getting ready for several scenarios — including violence.
Stormy Daniels has taken her star turn on the witness stand at California lawyer Michael Avenatti's trial, telling a jury he stole from her and lied to her. (Jan. 27)
Canada's public safety minister says multiple levels of police and national security forces are preparing to deal with any threats that could erupt from extremists who have latched on to a massive truck convoy that began descending on the nation's capital Friday. As hundreds of trucks and other protesters make their way to Ottawa to demonstrate against vaccine mandates and other public health measures imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19, Marco Mendicino said there must be lines drawn between
Ontario long-term care workers will have extra time to get third COVID-19 vaccine doses as the Omicron variant drives up outbreaks and limits access to vaccine clinics. Staff in the sector had initially been given until Friday to get booster shots in order to stay on the job. But the date has now been pushed back to March 14, a spokeswoman for the long-term care minister said Thursday. "In response to the pressures Omicron has put on long-term care homes — such as vaccine appointments being dela
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams started together for the first time in almost three years, and Jesús Ferreira was picked over Ricardo Pepi at forward for the United States' World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Thursday night. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed five starters from the previous qualifier, a 1-1 draw at Jamaica in November. Goalkeeper Matt Turner, defender Walker Zimmerman and Ferreira were the only starters from Major League Soccer, pl
SURREY, B.C. — The Mounties called in explosive experts after a person walked into one of their offices in Surrey, B.C., with a grenade on Thursday. The RCMP say someone went to their Guildford office to hand over the device, saying it was found at a nearby park. The office and surrounding area had to be evacuated because it was unclear if the grenade was still functioning. Streets around the detachment were also closed as a precaution. Const. Sarbjit Sangha says in a news release that anyone wh
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole said Thursday that he would meet with truckers on Friday as a trucker convoy rumbles toward Ottawa. O’Toole said the convoy was a symbol of the division in Canada and appealed to Canadians to show compassion toward truckers and those who haven’t been vaccinated.
The Alberta Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on an emergency application to stop a government policy that requires health-care numbers be shown to access supervised consumption sites. The provincial policy change is set to come into effect next week and requires site operators to request Alberta health care numbers from clients. The Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society is asking the Alberta Court of Appeal to impose an injunction on the provincial plan. "There are more overdose deaths
Advocates are renewing calls for new forms of emergency housing as the number of people turning up at a homeless shelter in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality rises. Suzi Oram-Aylward has spent time in Halifax working outreach with people who were living rough or experiencing homelessness. She now lives in Cape Breton, where she says there are fewer housing options. "One of the most frustrating things about the numbers here on the island is they're not that big," said Oram-Aylward. "This isn'
The only school in Taloyoak, Nunavut, has been closed until at least Feb. 7 by the territory's chief public health officer. In a press released issued late Thursday afternoon, Dr. Michael Patterson announced the closure of the Netsilik Ilihakvik School because contact tracing had "identified an increased risk of exposure to the student population." Anyone contacted by public health has been told to monitor for symptoms — runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, or difficulty breathing — and if sym