N.S. government seeks delay in housing rights hearing for people with disabilities

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government is asking to delay a human rights case involving access to housing for people with disabilities until the country's top court rules on the matter. The province's Court of Appeal ruled in October that the long

Health officials in Prince Edward Island report 231 new cases of COVID-19

CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting 231 new cases of COVID-19 today, including new infections at two long-term care facilities. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says there has been an average of 215 ne...

Some students protest return to class amid rising COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba

WINNIPEG — Some Manitoba students walked out of class today to protest the return to school as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. Fifteen-year-old Amelie Tetrault, who is in Grade 10 at College Louis Riel in Winnipeg, says she didn’t feel safe

New Brunswick reports two more COVID-19 deaths, slight drop in hospitalizations

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick health officials say two more people have died from COVID-19. Officials say the latest deaths involve a person in their 80s in the Campbellton region and someone in their 90s in the Bathurst area.   There have been

Virginia’s 1st female lt. gov. takes her seat in the Senate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — History-making Republican Winsome Earle-Sears began her tenure presiding over the Virginia Senate on Monday as the state's first woman to serve as lieutenant governor and the first Black woman to hold statewide office.

New Brunswick government offering some workers a $3 per hour wage top-up

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government is offering a $3 per hour wage top-up for some workers who provide services to vulnerable residents.  The temporary top-up for workers who make less than $18 per hour is in effect until March 14.

China’s claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as ‘ludicrous’

OTTAWA — A claim by Chinese health authorities that the Omicron variant was introduced to a resident of Beijing through a piece of regular mail from Canada is being dismissed as ludicrous.  A Chinese state-controlled news outlet first reported that the...

Heightened COVID-19 restrictions to remain in N.L. for at least another week

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador officials are waiting at least another week to relax public health restrictions following a surge in COVID-19 cases that began in late December. Health Minister John Haggie told reporters today the province ...

WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is ‘tough stuff’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. Justice's

Report on defunding Halifax police lists reforms, includes no specific budget cuts

HALIFAX — A wide-ranging report on defunding the Halifax police force is recommending a shift away from a "reactive" enforcement-based policing model. The report for the city's Board of Police Commissioners includes 36 recommendations on police practic...