Use of emergency alert not taken lightly when public safety at risk: Manitoba RCMP

Manitoba RCMP say a lot of consideration went into sending out emergency alerts Wednesday night, which were issued prior to their arrest of a wanted man.
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Moderna says Omicron COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by early 2022
Moderna could have a new vaccine to tackle the Omicron variant in 2022. With mRNA vaccines the pharmaceutical company can move very fast, says its chief medical officer.
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COVID-19: 13 new cases, 17 recoveries in London and Middlesex Sunday
The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 13 new COVID-19 cases Sunday along with 17 recoveries. There are now 140 active cases in the region.
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Bill outlawing adult conversion therapy set to be tabled Monday
It will beef up a bill which died when Parliament was dissolved ahead of the September election, and is expected to ban the discredited practice completely.
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‘We’re so grateful’: Couple thanks MUHC staff for going extra mile during trying time
Staff arranged for Stefanie Cortina to give birth at the Royal Victoria Hospital so she and her partner could be near their first child, who was undergoing surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
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U.K. detects third case of Omicron COVID-19 variant
"Our advanced sequencing capabilities enable us to find variants and take rapid action to limit onward spread," Jenny Harries, chief executive of UKHSA, said in a statement.
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COVID-19: Outbreak linked to 5 cases declared at Western University residence
In a statement released Saturday, Western University said the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) confirmed that five students in Saugeen-Maitland Hall have tested positive.
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The West Block – Episode 5, Season 11
Watch the full episode of The West Block with host Mercedes Stephenson – November 28, 2021.
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Canadian-developed screening test aims to detect early-stage cancer using blood samples
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in late-stage cancer diagnoses, with restrictions preventing or discouraging many from getting screened early. But an Ontario company has developed a new cancer screening test that uses blood samples, which could make it easier to detect cancers earlier.
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Winter weather travel advisory for Hamilton-area: Environment Canada
Environment Canada updated a winter weather travel advisory Sunday morning for southern Ontario. Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions.
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Contract Metrolinx worker killed in Pickering during GO Transit construction
Durham Regional Police say a 41-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in Pickering, Ont.
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As COVID-19 strains nurses, Singh says feds must ease barriers for those trained abroad
The pandemic has driven rising rates of burnout and exhaustion among Canadian health-care workers, including doctors, nurses and mental health workers.
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European officials hold emergency meeting on English Channel migrant deaths
U.K. officials were notably absent from the gathering at the Calais City Hall after Wednesday's sinking prompted a new political crisis between Britain and France.
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Hospitalizations on the rise as Quebec reports 875 new COVID-19 cases
Quebec's seven-day rolling average of new cases is now at its highest point since early May.
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Ontario records highest COVID-19 daily case count in nearly six months
Nearly 1,000 cases were reported on Sunday as cases continue to climb throughout Ontario. Today’s numbers are the highest in nearly six months
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Scientists attempting to make potato that can withstand climate change
A NASA study published this month suggests climate change may affect the production of corn and wheat, reducing yields of both, as soon as 2030.
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New lava speeds from La Palma volcano, threatening more damage to land
The eruption on the island, which lies on the western end of the Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, began on Sept. 19.
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‘Hard working and kind’: Woman killed crossing Dartmouth street came to Canada to start new adventure
Tabitha Osler set up a GoFundMe page to help Suete Chan's family come to Canada. It had an original goal of $35,000 and has now surpassed $85,000.
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Actor Jussie Smollett’s criminal trial to begin Monday
After nearly three years of delays, actor Jussie Smollett’s criminal trial is set to begin Monday. Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct after he allegedly staged a hate crime against himself.
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Canadian banks rapidly shifting to cloud amid COVID-19, fintech competition
Cloud-based systems, sometimes run privately by banks and more commonly by third-party tech giants, allows data to move faster and more freely.
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Ontario reports 964 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
As of 8 p.m. on Saturday, 33,249 vaccines (27,900 for a first shot and 5,349 for a second shot) were administered in the last day.
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Ontario records highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months with 964 infections logged
Health officials in Ontario are reporting 964 new cases of COVID-19, marking the highest number of infections reported in a single day since May 30 when 1,033 cases were identified.
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A beginner’s guide to backstage passes
As the live music industry attempts to recover from the pandemic, I've once again started to get questions about backstage passes to shows. Here's what you need to know.
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Banking’s shift to cloud gathers steam as pandemic and fintechs spur faster adoption
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