Saskatchewan expanding visits to long-term care homes during COVID-19 pandemic

REGINA — Saskatchewan is expanding its COVID-19 guidelines for those visiting long-term care homes. Starting Tuesday, health officials say residents can have two family members or support persons for visits, with one ...

Rideau Hall suspect owns food business in Swan River, Man.

An image linked to a COVID-19 conspiracy theory was posted to the social media pages of a company owned by a Manitoba man 35 minutes before he allegedly drove a truck through a gate at Ottawa's Rideau Hall. The photo about "Event 201"

NY study finds hydroxychloroquine may have saved COVID-19 patients’ lives

Treatment with controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine may have reduced deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to results of a peer-reviewed study by a group of New York researchers. Dr. Takahisa Mikami and his team at Icahn School of Medicine at

Cirque du Soleil creditors oppose recovery strategy proposed by owners

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil creditors who are unhappy with its recovery plan will oppose the purchase agreement between the entertainment company and its current shareholders, which they claim is "doomed to fail." A group of 13 institutions, including ...

Quebec government suspends all advertising on Facebook during July

QUEBEC — The Quebec government says it is joining an international boycott of Facebook by refusing to advertise on the social network during the month of July. Premier Francois Legault's office made the announcement today in a news relea...

July 4th military flyovers to go over DC, 4 other cities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military air show over Washington, D.C., but four other cities will get mini-versions of the air power display on Saturday, The "Salute to the Great Cities of ...

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

OTTAWA — The Liberal party spent more than it took in the 2019 election year, raising just over $42 million and spending just over $43 million. Financial records released late Friday show that by the end of the year, the party had $...

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

PARIS — A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis. COVID-19 patients, doctors, prison personnel, police officers and others in France filed an un...

Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide

ROME — Six migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea tried to kill themselves and others have gotten into fights and threatened fellow passengers and crew members in growing desperation over their inability to find a country willing

Advocates say new bill gives an unfair advantage to landlords over tenants

TORONTO — Ontario tenants' rights advocates are voicing concerns over a new bill they say will make it easier for landlords to obtain evictions once the COVID-19 crisis eases. Several advocacy groups say Bill 184, also known as the ...