Day: March 28, 2022

CA

The doctor shortage shuts down the emergency room in Red Lake, Ont., for 24 hours. Officials say it could happen elsewhere

For what is believed to be the first time in at least 30 years, a hospital in northwestern Ontario had to close its emergency room due to a lack of available doctors. Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake, Ont., closed its emergency room for 24 hours from 8 a.m. March 26 to 8 a.m. […]

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Ukraine and Russia set to continue talks as civilians in beleaguered towns see no signs of respite

The last: The Russian and Ukrainian delegations are preparing for face-to-face talks which will begin in Turkey on Tuesday. The Kremlin says it is alarmed by US President Joe Biden’s comments that Russian President Vladimir Putin must not stay in power. The mayor of Mariupol said buses were waiting to evacuate trapped civilians but Russia […]

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The severity and extent of droughts in the Prairies could intensify as the climate changes

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new pilot series on weather and climate change in the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and their impact on daily life. Climate change will profoundly affect our water supply as summers […]

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Taliban reportedly ban government workers without beards as restrictions on daily life increase

The Afghan Taliban has ordered all government employees to wear beards and adhere to a dress code or risk being fired, three sources told Reuters, the latest of several new restrictions imposed by the hardline Islamist administration. The sources said officials from the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice were patrolling the […]

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MPP Randy Hillier faces 9 more charges after convoy protest in Ottawa

A provincial politician in eastern Ontario has surrendered to police and faces further charges, this time related to the convoy protest and occupation of downtown Ottawa this winter. Ottawa police announced nine counts against independent MP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Randy Hillier in a press release Monday morning, saying they had complaints “in relation to social media […]

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In India, millions are on strike for better wages and labor rights

Millions of workers began a two-day nationwide strike across India on Monday to express their anger at the government’s economic policies and press their demands for improved rights for industrial workers, employees and workers. farmers. A dozen unions that have organized the strike are calling on the government to provide universal social security coverage for […]

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After 36 years, the Canadian men’s soccer team can finally achieve an impossible dream

The referee gave his final whistle. Canada’s men clinched their first World Cup appearance since 1986 with a 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto. The sold-out, flag-waving crowd of 29,122, which had stood in the freezing cold and swirling winds for most of the match, suddenly realized, with a release of pure […]

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Inuit leader asks Pope Francis to personally intervene in case of priest accused of sexual assault

The head of the Inuit delegation meeting privately with Pope Francis on Monday is asking the pontiff to personally intervene in the case of an Oblate priest accused of sexually abusing children in Nunavut. Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), named Father Johannes Rivoire in his discussion with the pope, according to […]

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3 children and 2 adults found dead in Brampton house fire

Three children and two adults were found dead after a fire tore through a home in Brampton on Monday morning. Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes said emergency crews were called to a home in the Conestoga Drive and Sutter Avenue area around 2 a.m. for reports of fire. The three-alarm fire made “difficult entry” for […]

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Paralyzed man says he’s risking his health because he can’t afford the medical supplies he needs to urinate

Paralyzed from the chest down, Chris Stigas has to use catheters and other medical supplies to urinate – but the Toronto man says he has no choice but to roll the dice on his health by reusing the supplies because the system will not provide enough own supplies and it cannot afford to buy them. […]

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