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Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More


Ban on new admissions at Caressant Care home lifted

A Woodstock long-term care home barred from admitting new residents for most of 2017 is now allowed to do so. Caressant Care says the province has lifted its halt on admissions at its Woodstock facility, meaning admissions will resume next week. In a press release, the company said it would be working with the South West Local Health Integration Network to ensure things go smoothly for any new residents moved to Caressant Care. The province had ordered the home to stop admitting new residents in January. Inspection reports showed thatRead More


Body of missing 53-year-old man found

London police have found the body of a missing 53-year-old man. Officers say David Hole was found dead on Thursday around 6 p.m. His body was found in his vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Wellington Road and Commissioners Road East. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of his death.  He was last seen alive in London on Nov. 15.   The London Police Service Major Crime Section is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with information about David Hole’s disappearance andRead More


CTV News at Six for Nov. 30: Ellard parole

CTV News Vancouver Island at Six for Thursday, Nov. 30. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Canadian farmers cut back pea production in wake of India import tax

Al Wishloff has had peas in his crop rotation for 33 years, but next spring, the Blaine Lake, Sask., farmer said he may replace peas with a different pulse crop. “Once we get closer into seeding, we’ll have to examine some alternative crops other than peas. We’re sitting on some inventory right now and it’s a substantial loss if we continue, so we may have to move on to something different,” Wishloff said. Wishloff and many other Canadian farmers are looking to cut back land devoted to pea production inRead More


McGill professors condemn religious neutrality bill

Not in their classrooms. More than 100 McGill University professors have jointly signed an open letter publicly condemning Quebec’s controversial Bill 62. The law, which bans religious face coverings when giving or receiving public services, has been widely denounced. The McGill faculty members called the bill “divisive and discriminatory politics,” adding that it specifically targets Muslim women. They stated in the letter that they will not enforce Bill 62 in classrooms, offices, or events. “We will do our best to support community members whose sense of safety, access, and inclusionRead More


Green party celebrates ‘absolutely astounding’ win in P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN — The Green party has pulled off an unprecedented electoral victory in P.E.I., doubling its standings in the legislature and potentially signalling a surprising shift in the political landscape of Canada’s smallest province. The upstart party increased the number of its MLAs on the Island to two from one in a byelection Monday following the resignation of a Liberal cabinet minister last month. Hannah Bell, the 48-year-old head of a businesswomen’s association in Charlottetown, easily defeated the Liberal, NDP and Conservative candidates, suggesting a breakthrough for the party thatRead More


Windsor police seek missing 51-year-old man

Windsor police are looking for a missing 51-year-old man. Christopher Appleyard was last seen in the downtown area on Friday, Nov. 24. He is described as 6’0” tall, 220 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and multi-coloured pants. Police are concerned for his well-being. Call Windsor police or Crime Stoppers with any info. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Holiday train is rolling into the north

From CTV Northern Ontario: The 19th edition of CP’s Holiday Train making stops in the north this week. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines