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Winter storm wallops Maritimes, closing most schools

Most Maritimers woke to a deep blanket of snow Monday morning, and more harsh winter weather is expected for some throughout the day. Total snowfall could reach 50 centimetres in parts of Nova Scotia, where the storm arrived Sunday night. Environment Canada has winter storm warnings in effect for most of the mainland and Cape Breton. The snow is ..

Injured woman secretly videotaped by insurer, then wrongly accused of fraud

Alicia Micallef tears up when she talks about how she was secretly followed and videotaped, accused of lying, then dragged through the legal system for years — only to be acquitted and still denied benefits. All at the hands of an organization that should have been helping her recover from a workplace injury. "It's really disturbing. There&#0..

Some snowbirds still flying south despite travel rules — because they can

Despite tough new measures imposed by Ottawa to curb travel abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic, some snowbirds are still flying to U.S. sun destinations. That's because they can. The federal government's new measures, which were announced last week, include a hotel quarantine stay for air passengers and an agreement with Canada's m..

‘Ray of hope’ Regina woman who faced 9 cancer diagnoses dies at 55

Dionne Warner faced nine bouts of cancer over 25 years and died the same way she lived — on her own terms, with as much laughter as possible. The vibrant 55-year-old Regina woman opted for medical assistance in dying (MAID) at her home Monday afternoon, after cancer made a final "savage" attack, said her husband, Graham Warner. "It is with a heav..

Alberta will begin easing COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, gyms Feb. 8, premier says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province will begin loosening up its health measures on Feb. 8 as part of a new "path forward for easing COVID-19 health restrictions, with clear benchmarks for hospitalizations." A detailed plan for gradually reopening businesses in the province was outlined by the premier, under which decreasing hospitalizati..

Deep water temperatures hit ‘scary’ highs in Gulf of St. Lawrence

A decade-long warming trend in the Gulf of St. Lawrence continued in 2020 with deep waters reaching record highs, according to ocean climate data released Tuesday by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Water temperatures at depths of 200, 250 and 300 metres were higher than any measured in the Gulf since records started in 1915, hitting highs o..

Mystery guest takes over Jasper Park Lodge — the entire hotel — for 9-week...

All 446 rooms at Alberta's iconic Jasper Park Lodge have been reserved for a nine-week private booking, but hotel management is keeping mum about the mysterious guest. Officials at the Fairmont hotel, located inside Jasper National Park, confirmed the reservation on Tuesday but declined to say who will be enjoying the property's mountain ..

Montreal woman says mother with dementia accidentally given Pfizer vaccine after receiving dose of...

A 97-year-old woman in Montreal may be the first person in Quebec to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, albeit accidentally. Two weeks after receiving the Moderna vaccine, Antonietta Pollice was given a dose of the Pfizer-Bio-NTech vaccine, said her daughter, Patrizia Di Biase. Pollice, who has dementia, did not understand what vaccine..

Critics denounce ‘climate-change denialism’ reports commissioned by Alberta inquiry

A $3.5-million Alberta government public inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy campaigns has posted commissioned studies that experts say are based on junk climate-denial science, bizarre conspiracy theories and oil-industry propaganda. "If you read any of this stuff, it really strays into Marxism and conspiracy theory and George Soros an..

Trudeau to shuffle ministers as Navdeep Bains leaves cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning a cabinet shuffle involving a handful of ministers, CBC News has learned. Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and industry, has decided not to run in the next election and is leaving cabinet, precipitating the move, said sources with knowledge of the shuffle who spoke to CBC News on condition of ..

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