Category Archives: Science

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted

Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives. ...

Iqaluit water treatment plant shut down over fuel contamination

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents

More than 1,600 volunteers answer N.B. government’s call for COVID-19 assistance

FREDERICTON — More than 1,600 volunteers have answered a call from the New Brunswick government for pandemic assistance while hundreds of health-care workers are off the job sick, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said Wednesday. The government on Tuesd...

Algeria shuts schools for 10 days as COVID infections surge

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's leader on Wednesday ordered all elementary and high schools closed for 10 days because of surging COVID-19 infections in the North African country and authorities tightened entry requirements at airports.

Legislator dies using medical suicide law he helped pass

A former Vermont legislator and House majority leader has died with the help of a law he himself helped pass that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives, his wife said.

Manitoba may be near peak of current COVID-19 wave as hospitalizations rise

WINNIPEG — Manitoba recorded another 12 COVID-19-related deaths and saw hospitalizations rise again Wednesday, as the province's top doctor said the peak of the Omicron wave might be close at hand. Health officials said the number of people in hospital...

Prince Edward Island reports third death from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting the province's third death related to COVID-19. The death of the person between the ages of 60 and 79 follows news last week of P.E.I.'s first two COVID-19 deaths since

Nova Scotia reports three more COVID-19-related deaths, high pressure on hospitals

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier highlighted the severity of the COVID-19 situation in the province on Wednesday, after health officials reported three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Eight people have died of COVID-19 in the last three...

Bars and other B.C. businesses affected by pandemic closures to receive more help

VICTORIA — More financial help is on the way for British Columbia businesses forced to stay closed for at least another month as the province tries to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. A statement from the Ministry