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A hospital worker in Portugal tested positive for the new COVID-19 variant, forcing the paediatric services unit to close. New restrictions have also entered into force in Portugal and other European countries.View on euronews
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NSCAD University in Halifax has named Peggy Shannon as its new president, more than a year after the previous president of the art and design school was fired. Shannon has served as a professor and administrator at universities in the U.S. and Canada, including the University of California – Davis, Ryerson University and San Diego State University, where she currently works as the dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. Shannon's appointment comes after the previous president,
Canada has expanded the list of countries from which travellers are banned and will require everyone arriving from anywhere except the U.S. to take a COVID-19 and isolate upon arrival over concerns about the omicron variant, which is already in at least four provinces.
Researchers from the University of Alberta are trying to better understand the health symptoms that persist long after COVID-19 infections have cleared. Known as "long COVID," the condition can leave people suffering months-long impairments — shortness of breath, fatigue, brain fog — even if their initial infection was never serious enough to go to hospital. The researchers behind the study are collaborating with patients who have long COVID to learn more about the illness and what barriers face
Rather than the 'official' date of December 21, meteorologists mark the 1st of December as the true start of Winter.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Research suggests that rain will become more common in the Arctic than snow and, because of climate change, it could happen earlier than predicted with severeconsequences for the region's environment, its people, and its animals. A study led by University of Manitoba researchers published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications says greater average rainfall amounts than previously projected are possible by 2100. And autumn rains could overtake snowfall 20 years earlier th
In an unscheduled price review, P.E.I.'s Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission lowered the price of gas and heating oil. The minimum price for a litre of self-serve gasoline dropped 5.7 cents to $1.36. For diesel the minimum price for self-serve was down 5.8 cents to $1.46. The maximum price for heating oil fell 5.3 cents to $1.12. IRAC said it made the unscheduled change to match falling wholesale prices. Gas prices hit record highs on P.E.I. in October. They are down 12.3 cents from that pe
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says the the fact the Omicron COVID-19 variant was detected in the Netherlands before it was reported in South Africa "factors as a concern." Mendicino added that the government will continue to follow the advice of public health officials in consideration of adding other countries to the list of countries with travel bans.
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions. (Dec. 2)
Just two weeks after major flooding, the town of Sumas, Washington, was hit with more rain, covering streets with water and delaying recovery efforts. (Dec. 1)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they'll hear from just three lawyers: one representing the state of Mississippi, another representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic and the last representing the Biden administration. For each, it’s a chance to be part of what is likely to be a histor
Taxpayers want police to spend more time and money targeting Regina's social problems instead of purchasing a costly airplane for crime-fighting, one city councillor says. Ward 3 Coun. Andrew Stevens said he's hearing from citizens who are questioning why the Regina Police Service (RPS) needs to spend money on a plane. "So far the calls and emails I've fielded have been in opposition to the aerial unit. People want less equipment and more engagement in the community with complex social problems,
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday, a case that could potentially unravel abortion protections across the country. Alyssa Julie reports.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Thursday: ENGLAND With Ralf Rangnick awaiting his work visa following his appointment as Manchester United's interim manager on Monday, Michael Carrick will lead the team into its Premier League game at home to Arsenal. Carrick has done well in his stint in temporary charge after the firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with United beating Villarreal in the Champions League and drawing at Chelsea in the Premier League. Arsenal will start the match five
The pace of the work highlights the pressure on governments and public health authorities to decide quickly whether they need to take unpopular, economically damaging steps to curb Omicron's spread. Data shows it was circulating before it was officially identified in southern Africa last week and it has since been detected in more than a dozen countries. Britain and other major economies banned flights to and from southern Africa just days after the variant was first detected, roiling global financial markets and stirring worries about the economic damage.
A program that has helped dozens of sexual exploitation survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador rebuild their lives is at risk of ending permanently, its director says. The Blue Door program, run by St. John's-based non-profit Thrive, started five years ago with the help of funding from Ottawa. That five-year contract, supplying cash to the tune of $450,000 a year, draws to a close in February. Director Angela Crockwell, in a phone interview Tuesday, said staff were already steadying themselves f
BRUSSELS — Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm. The Netherlands' RIVM health institute disclosed that patient samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23 were found to contain the variant. It was on Nov. 24 that South African authorities reported the existence of the highly mutated virus to the World Hea
Yukon has the highest rate of opioid deaths in the country, and the coroner is joining those pleading for help to address the territory’s drug emergency.
Ontario reported another 780 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as Premier Doug Ford spoke at a press conference for the first time since the new omicron coronavirus variant was confirmed in the province. "We have to be cautious on all all fronts," Ford said. "We're working collaboratively with the federal government to tighten up our borders to make sure that we're testing everyone that's coming in from the designated countries and other countries as well." Meanwhile, the seven-day average for cas