A significant winter storm will plow through the East. But snow, rain or ice is still in question

Even the mid-Atlantic and Northeast will be in the action. There is still a lot to be determined, but one thing is 100% certain – it happens. A strong area of ​​low pressure emerging from British Columbia will plunge across the central United States on Friday, mainly heading south. It’ll bring the incredible cold of … Read more

Afghan women describe journey to Canada

Saskatoon, Sask. Dozens of Afghan women are glad they experienced their first Canadian winter after a harrowing journey from Afghanistan, where they faced retaliation for their work in education. About 200 Afghan women and their families began arriving in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as refugees in September after fleeing the Taliban for a better life in Canada. … Read more

Ontario woman with cancer has surgery postponed indefinitely

A 30-year-old Ontario woman diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer has been indefinitely postponed and says it may be too late to save her if the procedure continues to be postponed. Woodbridge, Ont.; Ms Cassandra de Maria was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 and has undergone 17 rounds of chemotherapy since then. “Right now, I’m … Read more

Houston girl, 16, fatally shot as she walked dog

HOUSTON – As she does most days, 16-year-old Diamond Alvarez walked her family’s Peanut dog in her neighborhood southwest of Houston on Tuesday evening. Since it was already dark, her mother, Ana Machado, asked her to stay outside for only 20 minutes and then go home. But Diamond never came back as she was fatally … Read more

Quebec to table bill to tax the unvaccinated amid pushback from opposition parties, doctors

Legault’s government said it would introduce a controversial tax on unvaccinated people and pledged to allow it to open for debate in the Quebec legislature. Shortly after Prime Minister Francois Legault announced the unprecedented public health measure on Tuesday, opponents described it as a “radical” idea that would do more harm than good, especially for … Read more

Quebec’s 10 p.m. curfew will be lifted on Monday

MONTREAL – A 10 p.m. curfew will not take effect in Quebec starting Monday, January 17, as officials expect explosives in Omicron province to peak. The Prime Minister also expressed hope that restaurants and other venues would be able to open in the coming weeks. “Experts tell us new cases have peaked,” Quebec Premier Francois … Read more

Canada: Prince Andrew’s renounced royal patronages

After obtaining the Queen’s approval, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Prince Andrew, a member of the royal family currently embroiled in a sexual assault case, has given up his military affiliations and royal patronage. The move comes after a US judge on Wednesday allowed the filing of a lawsuit accusing Andrew, 61, of sexual … Read more

Quebec’s 10 p.m. curfew will lift on Monday

MONTREAL – Quebec’s 10 p.m. curfew will not be in effect as of Monday, January 17. “Experts are telling us that new cases have peaked,” Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced during a press conference Thursday regarding the reopening of schools. This means that the measures we have taken have worked.” Daily case loads were largely … Read more

These are Canada’s fastest growing communities

New demographic data from Statistics Canada shows that Canadians are continuing to move away from large urban centers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, choosing instead to live in smaller communities located near large cities. The new report, released Thursday, found that Carlton Place, Ont. , which is located about 46 kilometers outside Ottawa, experienced population growth … Read more

Quebec parents could be asked to supervise classrooms if teachers are sick

MONTREAL — If too many teachers are sick with the COVID-19 virus, parents may be asked to supervise the classroom in their place, according to a document the Quebec Department of Education sent to schools. “The ministry and the school network expect that a very large number of employees, from all job categories combined, will … Read more