Contact tracing on a Prince Edward Island case of COVID-19 announced Sunday has uncovered a new case, a man in his 40s who is a health-care worker at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. In a briefing Monday morning, Morrison said the woman came in contact with the health-care worker during a visit to the hospital's emergency department on July 4. It is now underway for the health-care worker. (CBC)One hundred patients and 125 hospital staff have been identified as contacts of the health-care worker at the hospital. In addition, three personal contacts of the health-care worker have been isolated and tested.
July 13, 2020 15:10 UTC
Taliban insurgents launched a complex attack on an intelligence compound in northern Afghanistan on Monday that began with a suicide bombing and killed at least 11 intelligence agency personnel, officials said. Sediq Azizi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said another 63 people were wounded in the attack and the ensuing clashes. The Taliban claimed the attack. The Taliban accuse government forces of targeting them in their homes, with their families bearing the brunt of those operations. The government says the insurgents continue to attack security forces and civilians.
July 13, 2020 13:41 UTC
André Audet, 62, of Boucherville, faces a list of charges in connection with the alleged threats. "For example, the accused called for the death of Justin Trudeau and encouraged the eradication of Muslims." "The investigators identified approximately one hundred hate posts, threats and/or posts inciting violence in the targeted accounts," the statement went on. "The perpetrators may face criminal charges involving significant sentences." Corey Hurren, 46, faces 22 criminal charges, including uttering a threat or conveying a threat to "cause death or bodily harm" to Trudeau, according to court documents.
July 13, 2020 13:10 UTC
The Government of Alberta has awarded $375,000 in two grants to teach students financial literacy. "It's something that I've heard very strongly from parents and particularly in my conversations with students ... one of the suggestions that they have made quite boldly is that we need more financial literacy," said Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. Is opening a bank account the best way to teach your child financial literacy? 6:57The other grant for $200,000 will go to Junior Achievement's Southern and Northern Alberta chapters to provide 4,500 students with hands-on financial literacy training. The province said school authorities can contact Junior Achievement Southern Alberta, Northern Alberta and Enriched Academy to access programming or sign up to participate.
July 13, 2020 12:56 UTC
Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Mars has long exerted a powerful hold on the imagination but has proved to be the graveyard for numerous missions. China will launch its Mars rover and an orbiter sometime around July 23, 2020, in a mission named Tianwen, or Questions for Heaven. (Andy Wong/The Associated Press)Only the U.S. has successfully put a spacecraft on Mars, doing it eight times, beginning with the twin Vikings in 1976. Ground controllers will be helpless, given the 10 minutes it takes radio transmissions to travel one-way between Earth and Mars.
July 13, 2020 12:04 UTC
What is Metro Vancouver's best neighbourhood? So for the next six weeks, each day from Monday to Thursday will have a new article to help determine Metro Vancouver's best neighbourhood. We'll start with 192 neighbourhoods — from Vancouver, to south of the Fraser, to the Tri-Cities and the North Shore — and week by week we'll go down from 192 neighbourhoods to 128, then 64, then 32 ... until we eventually crown a winner. Today, July 13, we'll have voting in the first round of the Vancouver quadrant — polls are open until midnight. We've divided the 192 neighbourhoods into four quadrants, aiming for relatively equal population between them — and as Vancouver has 26 per cent of Metro Vancouver's population, it makes sense to be its own section.
July 13, 2020 12:00 UTC
Masks or face coverings will soon be mandatory in all indoor public spaces across Quebec, Radio-Canada has confirmed. If they do not apply the rules, they could face fines between $1,000 and $6,000. Individuals will not face fines but will be denied entry into the spaces if they are not wearing a mask, sources told Radio-Canada. Last week, Dr. Horacio Arruda, the province's public health director, said he was evaluating the possibility of making masks mandatory, after Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said she plans to do so. As of today, wearing a mask or face covering is mandatory on public transit across the province.
July 13, 2020 11:18 UTC
The former head of Adoption by Choice, an Alberta adoption agency that closed suddenly in May, is facing a criminal fraud charge, CBC News has learned. "I received a message from an extended health company who wanted to speak to me about some counselling services for a specific person," Huffey told CBC. "But I'd never provided any counselling services personally or professionally. Huffey confronted Kindrat over email later in January 2019 about the alleged identity theft, but says Kindrat denied it. Huffey said she twice shared her concerns with Adoption Services within Alberta Children's Services — first in November 2019, and again in January, after Kindrat had been charged.
July 13, 2020 10:52 UTC
Police are investigating an altercation that a group of young Black Lives Matter protesters in Calgary say began with a stranger calling them the N-word and ended with the man grabbing a young Black woman by the neck. One of the women in the car had been holding a Black Lives Matter sign up to the window and shouting the motto as they drove, usually to honks or waves from passersby. The women said they drove past a white man engaged in what appeared to be a heated conversation with a Black man. The woman in the car yelled "Black Lives Matter" as they drove past and in response they said the man yelled back, "Shut the f--k up, [N-words]." one of them asked, while others shouted, "Black Lives Matter."
July 13, 2020 10:52 UTC
Despite the move, it remains mandatory for first-year students living in residence at the U of C to purchase a meal plan. "Residence Services is currently exploring various options to house students, including residence life programming, adhering to [the] Alberta government's re-opening rules and guidelines." "I would probably not stay in residence if I was a first-year student right now," she said. Other Alberta universities are also making changes to their residences for the fall in case COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Move inThe University of Lethbridge, University of Alberta and Mount Royal University said they won't have their usual one-day move-in process.
July 13, 2020 10:30 UTC
Despite the creation of an Atlantic bubble, there are far fewer happy campers in Cape Breton. Arm of Gold isn't the only campground in Cape Breton dealing with both a change in the demographics of their customers and drop in the amount of campers. "The [campgrounds] that have the seasonal campers are all pretty much in the same boat," said Thompson. A more subdued experienceKluskap Ridge RV and Campground in Englishtown is also being buoyed by their seasonal customers. Most of their seasonal campers at the campground are elderly.
July 13, 2020 10:00 UTC
In 2017, the New York Times called Norilsk "Russia's coldest and most polluted industrial city." "The scale of the damage to Arctic waterways is unprecedented," said Dmitry Kobylkin, Russia's ecology minister, in a statement. Potanin, CEO of Norilsk Nickel and Russia's richest man, was publicly chastised by Putin in a televised press conference on June 5. Spill undermines Russia's development agendaOne reason the spill has attracted such a severe response, experts say, is its consequence for Russia's own image. In 2016, local Indigenous groups noted with alarm that the waters of the nearby river Daldykan had turned blood red , which Norilsk Nickel suggested was natural .
July 13, 2020 09:56 UTC
Board trustees are scheduled to discuss the proposed plan at a school board meeting on Wednesday. The two-week rotation means students would be in classrooms for one week and then at home for the next week. The five-day rotation means students would be in classrooms for half of each week — say, Monday and Tuesday and alternate Fridays. (The Ottawa-Carleton school board is looking at a two groups attending two days each per week, with Wednesdays closed for cleaning.) The TCDSB draft plan also allows for the possibility of a full return to school classrooms, as well as an online-only option.
July 13, 2020 09:56 UTC
In 2018, Klassen told CBC News her brother had gone missing before while a patient at the hospital. How can they lose a patient and then find out that that patient is locked in a bathroom?" In the statement of claim, Klassen alleges her brother died because of a delay in diagnosis, and a failure to provide proper supervision, care and treatment. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Health Sciences Centre and two health care workers are named in the suit, however their identities and roles in Childs' care are not specified. In an email to CBC News Paul Turenne, a spokesperson for the health authority, said they will only respond to the claims made by Klassen through the judicial process.
July 13, 2020 09:56 UTC
A police search for a serial predator in the Bay St. George area is over. Bay St. George RCMP say they arrested Matthew Francis O'Quinn around 3:45 a.m. Monday, at a home in Stephenville Crossing. Police allege O'Quinn had been unlawfully at large since Thursday, after failing to comply with a long-term supervision order issued in 2015. The 44-year-old, originally from Flat Bay, was labelled a long-term offender in 2015, for his history of violence against women and more than 40 criminal convictions. In 2015 he was convicted of uttering death threats and forcible confinement stemming from an incident in 2012.
July 13, 2020 09:33 UTC