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Omicron infections have peaked nationally, Canada's top doctor says - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:08:52 EST
COVID Cda 20220107

Canada's chief public health officer said Friday that cases of the Omicron variant have peaked nationwide and the number of new infections has dropped significantly over the past week.

Health minister says vaccines are not 'the enemy' as protest convoy descends on Ottawa - Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:17:00 EST
trucker convoy protest ottawa

Scrap 'dangerous' hospital policy allowing workers with COVID-19 back on the job, unions tell Ontario - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:30:19 EST
Scarborough General Hospital

Unions are pressing the Ontario government to reverse a pandemic policy that allows hospital workers to return to their jobs while infected with COVID-19 if a facility's staffing situation becomes dire.

'My absolute dream job': Unique program brings physicians to housebound seniors - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:11:20 EST

Last week, as Toronto faced its first major snowstorm, photojournalists spent some time with doctors as they saw patients and gave them booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why some unvaccinated Canadian travellers are still able to board a plane - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST
Airlines Unruly Passengers

With Canada's vaccine requirement for travellers, air passengers may presume everyone over 12 on their flight is fully vaccinated. But that’s not necessarily the case, as some travellers, such as unvaccinated Canadians flying home from abroad, are exempt from the vaccine requirement.

Children who are seriously immunocompromised should get 3rd dose of COVID vaccine, NACI says - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:30:08 EST

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) had previously recommended third doses for immunocompromised people 12 years of age and older.

Student nurses joining Alberta hospitals are eager to ease Omicron pressure - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:00:00 EST
Khalsa Darbar Covid Vaccine Clinic

Student nurses joining the front lines of Alberta’s strained health-care system during the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are eager to help ease the pressure on provincial hospitals.

As Canada tackles building emissions, what's a natural gas utility to do? - Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:43:43 EST
B.C. Hydro substation in Vancouver

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the challenges of meeting net zero goals without natural gas and hear from one Ontario town that a year ago banned single-use plastic.

Woman assaulted by husband awarded $800K in civil lawsuit. He received an absolute discharge in criminal case - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The outcomes in two B.C. cases involving the same couple highlight differences in how incidents of intimate partner violence are handled in the criminal court system, where the case is brought forward by the Crown prosecution, and civil court, where the plaintiff can have more control over the evidence brought forward.

'We're here to stay': Quebecers who fought to get Muslim cemeteries built say they're a sign of progress - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST
Boufeldja Benabdallah

Two community leaders tried for years to establish cemeteries for Muslims in Quebec City and the Eastern Townships. On the fifth anniversary of a deadly attack on a mosque in the provincial capital, they explain why the effort was worth it and is a sign of positive change.

People say they want COVID-19 to become 'endemic.' But what does that really mean? - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:00:46 EST
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Covid Vaccines, Winnipeg

Canada is not yet at a stage where people can live with the coronavirus and return to normal activities and it's dangerous to misuse the word "endemic" to suggest that, infectious disease experts and epidemiologists warn.

Hundreds of books ready for display at new Black Community Library in London, Ont. - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 05:00:00 EST

An all-new Black library is opening in London, Ont., at the end January. It will feature books written by Black authors from Canada and around the world.  

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:24:22 EST
Kenney and Hinshaw

Premier Jason Kenney says he wants to eliminate Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport program as soon as it's safe to do so, but noted that it's not yet the right time, as hospitals continue to feel pandemic pressures.

Snow kicksleds from Finland catching on in rural N.B. community - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 05:00:00 EST
Joline Dallaire

Residents of Beaubassin-Est and Cap-Pelé can now borrow kicksleds to slide on packed snow after winter storms. Similar to a dogsled, but human-propelled, the sleds have two skis and a seat in the front.

Investigation over alleged racist incidents at P.E.I. hockey tournament wraps up - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 05:00:00 EST
Mark Connors Halifax goaltender

Sixteen-year-old Mark Connors says he was the target of racist slurs at a tournament on the island late last year.

Expect large police presence in downtown Ottawa as trucker convoy arrives - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:00:00 -0500
Ottawa's police chief is urging people to avoid downtown Ottawa this weekend with a large convoy of truckers set to arrive downtown, and warned that anyone who breaks the law will be prosecuted.
Omicron subvariant BA.2 being watched 'very closely' in Canada: Tam - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:03:27 -0500
Canada's top doctor says the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has detected more than 100 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2, doubling the number of infections from the virus lineage that were reported earlier this week.
Charges laid in crash that killed Girl Guide, injured several others in London, Ont. - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:48:00 -0500
London police have laid charges in connection with a crash on Riverside Drive that left an eight-year-old girl dead.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's isolation due to child testing positive for COVID-19 - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:28:23 -0500
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's isolating because one of his kids tested positive for COVID-19. In an interview with The Canadian Press, he says he feels fine and has no symptoms.
Crown no longer seeking adult sentence for teen who pleaded guilty to terror charges - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 04:36:00 -0500
Prosecutors say they are no longer seeking an adult sentence for a teenager who pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges including possession of explosive material and counselling someone to detonate a bomb.
Calgary man sentenced to 5 years for manslaughter in traffic stop death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:00:00 -0500
Amir Abdulrahman was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the New Year's Eve death of Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett one year ago.
Ontario reports 68 more COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations drop to 3,535 - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:27:00 -0500
Ontario health officials reported 68 additional deaths related to COVID-19 while hospitalizations dropped again on Friday.
More than 300 charges laid in investigation into auto theft ring, $11.1M worth of cars recovered - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:02:00 -0500
Two dozen people are facing more than 300 charges combined in connection with an investigation into what police are calling a “prolific auto theft ring” in the Greater Toronto Area.
'It kind of disgusted me': Struggling Montreal restaurants receive complaints from provincial language watchdog - Thu, 27 Jan 2022 18:12:00 -0500
Two business owners in Montreal say in addition to pandemic problems they now have a letter from Quebec's language watchdog, the Office quebecois de la langue francaise.
Minister optimistic P.E.I. potato shipments to Puerto Rico could resume soon - Fri, 28 Jan 2022 13:15:00 -0500
The federal agriculture minister is optimistic the United States could approve the resumption of shipments of Prince Edward Island potatoes to Puerto Rico within weeks.

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