Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the US Capitol rebellion has asked Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate in its investigation. The committee sent a letter Thursday requesting to meet Ivanka Trump, who served as an advisor to her father, in early February. In the letter, committee chair Penny … Read more

Yukon declares health emergency after overdoses

The Yukon government has declared a health emergency for substance use after toxic drugs pushed overdose deaths to new levels. Health Minister Tracy Ann McPhee said drugs are killing people and causing a mental health crisis in every community in Yukon McVeigh says the district will work to address the emergency, including using a public … Read more

Brampton fire leaves three children dead

The mayor of Brampton has confirmed that three children have died after a house fire in Brampton, Ontario. First responders arrived to find a cottage on Torbram Road and Clark Boulevard full of fire around 9:11 a.m., with people still inside, Peel Police said. Firefighters can be seen using the stairs to get into the … Read more

Ontario announces three-step plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario will allow indoor dining and gyms to reopen and increase gathering limits on January 31 as part of a three-step plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province. “We can be confident that the worst is behind us,” Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. “We are now in a position to cautiously and gradually relax … Read more

Hana Horka: Singer dies after deliberately catching COVID-19

The son of a Czech popular singer said his mother, who was against vaccination against COVID-19, died after being deliberately ill. Hana Hurka, of the popular band Asonance, died Sunday after intentionally exposing herself to coronavirus at home, her son Jan Rick told CNN affiliate CNN. She was 57 years old. Rick says his mother … Read more

Prince Andrew’s Twitter account deleted, days after royal loses military titles and charities

Prince Andrew’s Twitter account has been deleted, days after the Queen stripped him of his honorary military titles and charities. Visitors to the Prince’s official Twitter page, TheDukeofYork, which was previously tagged in posts by the official royal family on Twitter, are now met with a blank page and a message that reads “This account … Read more

Cannabis use can impact cognitive ability long-term: study

A new study finds that cannabis use in both recreational and chronic users can lead to severe and persistent cognitive impairments that may persist beyond the period of intoxication. A systematic review of 10 papers and more than 4,300 participants, led by Canadian researchers and published Wednesday in the scientific journal Addiction, found that cannabis … Read more

Ontario reopening: Premier Doug Ford to announce easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Premier Doug Ford is set to announce Ontario’s plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions that were put in place earlier this month. Ford will join Health Secretary Christine Elliott and Medical Director of Health Dr. Kieran Moore for the announcement at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Watch Ford’s ad live on CTVNewsToronto.ca or the CTV News app. … Read more

Biden’s first year: U.S. president hits new low in AP poll

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden has ended his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time against his way of running the presidency in the face of an ongoing pandemic and massive inflation, according to a new poll by The Guardian. Associated Press – NORC Center … Read more

Ukraine tensions: Russia accuses West of ‘provocations’

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia accused the West on Thursday of planning “provocations” in Ukraine, even though it blamed Moscow for planning aggressive military action in the neighboring country. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed that Ukrainian and Western allegations of an imminent Russian attack on Ukraine are “a cover for their own large-scale provocations, … Read more