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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 2:55 p.m. Students and seasonal workers travelling to Yukon will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination while they self-isolate, as the territory pushes ahead with its efforts for a less restrictive summer. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Brendan Hanley says people who fall under those categories must take a rapid test before their vaccination appointment and show they do not have COVID-19. Hanley says if younger age groups start increasing their vaccination rates, the territory could have fewer restrictions in place for the summer. --- 2:15 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new case of COVID-19. Officials say the case involves a man in his 50s and is related to travel within Canada. As of Wednesday afternoon, 28 per cent of those in the province who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine have received at least one dose. Premier Andrew Furey says many of the province’s health-care workers have volunteered to help Ontario, and his government will have details soon about how many will go and when. --- 1:55 p.m. A vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant has been postponed due to a delay in a shipment of the Moderna vaccine. Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan says the company is disappointed, but remains ready to help vaccinate its employees. Alberta Health says it was counting on the Moderna shipment for the clinic, which will open as soon as possible. Nearly half the 2,200 workers at Cargill's facility at High River, south of Calgary, contracted the novel coronavirus and two employees died. --- 1:35 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 164 new cases of COVID-19. Two earlier cases have been removed due to data correction, for a net increase of 162. The province is also reporting one death -- that of a man in his 50s in the northern health region. --- 1:30 p.m. New Brunswick says a person in their 60s in the Saint John area has died of COVID-19, marking the 34th death in the province attributed to the novel coronavirus. Health officials are also reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today: three are in the Edmundston area, two are in the Saint John area and the Moncton and Miramichi regions each have one new case. Officials have declared outbreaks at two special-care homes -- Pavillon Beau-Lieu in Grand Falls and Murray Street Lodge in Grand Bay-Westfield. New Brunswick says pregnant women in the province are now able to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. --- 12:30 p.m. Nunavut is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today and one recovery. The new case is in Iqaluit, where an outbreak is ongoing in the city of about 8,000 people. There are 31 active cases in Iqaluit. There are also two active cases in Kinngait, a hamlet of 1,500 people about an hour flight from Iqaluit. Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson says case numbers will continue to fluctuate as contacts are identified. --- 11:45 a.m. The Manitoba government is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine program to prioritize first responders, teachers and other front-line workers. Front-line police officers and firefighters of all ages are now eligible to book a shot. On Friday, the province will reveal a list of high-risk geographic areas and anyone aged 18 and up who lives in those areas — as well as workers in the areas such as teachers, restaurant workers and grocery store clerks — will be eligible as well. --- 11:15 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,217 new cases of COVID-19 today and a 22-patient jump in hospitalizations. Health officials say 716 people are in hospital with the disease, including 178 people in intensive care, a rise of one from the day prior. They are also reporting six more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. The province says it administered over 54,000 doses of vaccine Tuesday, for a total of 2,503,910. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario reports 4,212 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,249 new cases in Toronto, 771 in Peel Region, and 386 in York Region. The Ministry of Health says 2,335 people are in hospital with the novel coronavirus, 790 people are in intensive care and 566 are on a ventilator. Ontario reports that over 136,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Tuesday's daily update. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
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WASHINGTON — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President Joe Biden’s show. Biden will convene the summit on Thursday and what he says will call the shots for what’s to come. He’s trying to show that the United States is again serious about cutting pollution of heat-trapping gases with a new American goal for cutting emissions. Then he’ll try to cajole other nations to ratchet up the pollution-cutting promises they made in 2015's Paris climate agreement. All of it via virtual diplomacy. Along the way, there may be intrigue, potential conflicts and pathos. Here’s a viewer’s guide: HOW TO WATCH All sessions will be livestreamed on the White House and State Department channels. Sessions are scheduled to run from 8 a.m. U.S. Eastern to mid-day on Thursday and Friday. THE THEME It’s simple: The U.S. is returning to the climate fight and wants to lead again. After the United States helped negotiate the last two climate agreements — 1997’s Kyoto Protocol and 2015’s Paris accord — Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump backed out. The United States last year became the only country to leave the Paris deal. For the Biden administration, this summit is “their version of we’re baaack,” said Henry “Jake” Jacoby, co-founder of the MIT Center for Global Change Science. “And they want to do that in a dramatic way.” That dramatic way is to announce what is expected to be one of the world’s most ambitious national goals for cutting the gases that cause climate change: cutting them at least in half by 2030 compared with 2005. “That is quite a welcome message after the four years we painfully witnessed,” said Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief, who helped forge the Paris accord. “The fact that the United States is back is very important.” WHY WATCH Human-caused climate change is getting worse around the globe. On average about 23 million people a year are displaced by weather-related storms, fires and floods, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Hundreds of billions of tons of snow and ice are lost each year. Sea level rise is accelerating. In Paris, world leaders set two goals to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) and if possible to limit it to no more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) compared with pre-industrial temperatures. However, the world has already warmed almost 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.2 degrees Celsius). “We are on the verge of the abyss,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday. Leaders still hope that somehow the more stringent Paris goal can be met even as scientists say it is less and less likely. The leaders attending the summit represent "the group that will make it possible that we keep the 1.5-degree goal within reach,” U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa told The Associated Press. THE KEY ANNOUNCEMENT The Paris agreement calls for ratcheting up six-year-old commitments to cut carbon emissions with tougher goals aimed at 2030. The United States hasn’t formally announced its goal, but it’s expected that Biden will commit the country to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by at least half. That would put “the U.S. at the top of the pack,” said former Obama White House environment official Kate Larsen, a director at the private research Rhodium Group. It would be about the same as the European Union but behind the United Kingdom. After the U.S. announces its target, other nations will be invited to present tougher targets. FOLLOW THE MONEY Just as important is money, Espinosa said. That’s because poorer nations, which are using polluting fossil fuels to develop, need financial help to switch to cleaner but more expensive fuels. The Paris agreement commits richer nations, like the United States, to spend billions to help poorer nations because it makes the world cleaner for everyone, she said. Years ago, the developed world committed to $100 billion in public and private financial help, much of which hasn’t been paid. Eventually that needs to increase to $1 trillion a year because that's how much it will take to get the world to decarbonize and help poorer nations adapt to rising sea levels, worsening storms and other climate harms, former climate chief Figueres said. The U.S. promised $3 billion in aid in Paris, but only paid the first $1 billion. Then Trump cancelled the rest. Biden has put $1.2 billion in his latest budget proposal. “The U.S. is way behind on its commitment because of those four Trump years,” Figueres said. “And needs to play catch up, not on its own, but hand-in-hand with all of the other industrialized nations.” Also look for private companies to contribute. WHO TO WATCH This is Biden’s show and he will kick it off, formally announcing the 50% emissions cut. He’ll be followed by the leaders of the world’s biggest economies, which spew 80% of the greenhouse gases. The U.S., which has put the most greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over decades, and current top carbon-polluting nation China, last week issued a joint statement saying they’re working together to be more ambitious on climate. Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver an important speech, the government announced. Also keep an eye on the leader of India, the third-biggest emitter. Then there’s the human factor. The tighter Paris goal of 1.5 degrees is because small island nations, such as the Marshall Islands and Jamaica, said further warming and sea level rise could wash them out of existence. Some of those leaders will talk at the summit. “The message they will bring humanizes climate change,” Figueres said. “Let’s not only talk about gigatons (of emissions), let’s talk about human impact today, not just in the future.” ALSO STARRING Others to closely watch: leaders of Japan and South Korea, who are being pressured to stop financing new coal power plants in other countries. Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro will be on the spot because his country's 2030 goal is weaker than the nation's 2025 goal and there's pressure to stop Amazon deforestation. And Russia's Vladimir Putin, who has clashed with Biden, will also appear. But there's more. Pope Francis will speak on Thursday, while Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg are featured on Friday. Mayors, governors, financial leaders, 18 Biden appointees and indigenous and youth activists will also get screen time. THE SEQUEL This all leads to formal climate negotiations in November in Glasgow, Scotland, which is the big follow-up to the Paris agreement. The United Nations is counting on nearly 200 nations to announce tougher emission cut targets before that meeting, which will hash out still lingering issues. “This week is getting the ball rolling,” said Nigel Purvis, a former U.S. State Department climate negotiator in Democratic and Republican administration. Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press
WHITEHORSE — Students and seasonal workers travelling to Yukon will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination as they self-isolate, while the territory pushes for a less restrictive summer. Dr. Brendan Hanley, the territory's chief medical officer of health, says people who fall under those categories must take a rapid test before their vaccination, showing they don't have COVID-19. He says the evidence is clear that vaccinations work against the virus, and roughly 71 per cent of residents in the territory have received at least their first immunization shot. Hanley says if younger age groups start increasing their vaccination rates, the territory could have fewer restrictions in place for the summer. Yukon has two current cases of COVID-19, with Hanley adding that one of those is now in the recovery stage. The territory is also moving forward with a plan to allow residents of long-term care homes to go on community outings and have more visitors. Hanley says the restriction for incoming travellers and returning residents to self-isolate has been shown to limit the spread of the virus. "Many are coming back from high-prevalence areas, but many have been planning to come back for some time, so they know what the risks are and most of them will be doing their best," he said during a news conference on Wednesday. He added that the main concern is not how long students and workers spend in self-isolation, rather that they aren't spreading COVID-19. Hanley said Yukon would not be able to send health-care workers to Ontario, where the provincial health system is stretched past capacity as COVID-19 cases overwhelm hospitals. The territory's health system is stretched as it is, he said, and the limited number of health-care workers it could spare would not provide much help. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — The English Montreal School Board says it can't yet begin hiring teachers who wear religious symbols despite its court victory Tuesday in a challenge of the province's secularism law. A spokesman for the board says its lawyers have advised that hiring of teachers who wear hijabs, turbans or other symbols has to wait until the province's appeal of the Quebec Superior Court ruling is heard. Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard upheld most of the law known as Bill 21, but he struck down clauses pertaining to English-language school boards, as well as a ban on members of the provincial legislature wearing face coverings. The Quebec government announced within hours it would appeal the ruling. School board officials initially said today they planned to begin hiring immediately, but a spokesman later said the province's appeal has put those plans on hold. The law, adopted in June 2019, prohibits public sector workers who are deemed to be in positions of authority, including teachers, police officers and judges, from wearing religious symbols at work. It includes a grandfather clause exempting those who were employed before the bill was tabled, as long as they stay in their current jobs. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
IQALUIT — The spouse of a Nunavut man shot and killed by RCMP last year says she wants to see the report on the investigation into his death. The Ottawa Police Service issued a statement earlier this month on its independent investigation into the shooting, which found the officers involved not criminally responsible for Abraham Natanine’s death. Natanine, 31, was shot after two officers responded to a domestic disturbance at his home in Clyde River on the night of May 5, RCMP said. Michelle Illauq, Natanine's spouse and the mother of his two children, was there that night. In a statement through her lawyer, Qajaq Robinson, Illauq said she remembers the situation differently than the RCMP. "What they said happened isn't what I remember," she said in the statement, which didn't provide any details about the night. Illauq said she also has not seen the investigation's report and only found out about its conclusion through the news. "I want to see the reports and the statements. When they killed him, it shattered so many lives," she said. "It's impossible to find peace without answers." Nunavut Mounties have given few details on the circumstances around Natanine's death. A release from the RCMP issued a week after the statement from Ottawa police said the situation "escalated" when Natanine went to retrieve a weapon, but the RCMP has not said what that weapon was. Nunavut RCMP currently has an agreement with Ottawa and Calgary police to investigate serious incidents involving officers. That agreement does not require their reports to be made public. "We're continuing to pursue access to the reports," Robinson said. Since Jan. 1, 2020, there have been six serious encounters involving police in Nunavut, including the shooting deaths of Natanine and Attachie Ashoona in the hamlet of Kinngait. Earlier this year, Ottawa police cleared the officer who shot and killed Ashoona as well as the officer who knocked down a Kinngait man with a truck door during an arrest. Nunavut RCMP said they won’t comment further on Natinine's shooting because they anticipate there may be other reviews. In December, Nunavut’s justice minister introduced a bill that would open the door for civilian oversight of RCMP in Nunavut. The bill, as it stands, still leaves the option open for police forces to conduct third-party investigations. The bill has passed second reading and is being reviewed by Nunavut’s standing committee on legislation. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021. ___ This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship. Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press
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NFL owners approved eliminating overtime in preseason games and expanded selection of jersey numbers for receivers, running backs and defensive backs. During a virtual meeting Wednesday, the 32 owners also defeated a proposal by the Philadelphia Eagles that a team be given two chances per game to retain possession after a score by converting a fourth-and-15 play from its 25-yard line.
MILAN — The Italian soccer federation will not punish Juventus and the Milan clubs for their involvement in the failed attempt to launch a Super League. “Absolutely not, you can’t punish an idea that wasn’t carried out,” said FIGC president Gabriele Gravina when asked if he would impose sanctions on the three Serie A clubs. The Super League project was abandoned by the three Italian clubs on Wednesday, the day after the six Premier League teams involved in the new competition made it unviable by dropping out. Atlético Madrid also pulled out on Wednesday, leaving Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona as the only teams still officially involved. But Gravina said the plans for the Super League should serve as a wake-up call that change is needed. “It seems as if everything has returned to normal but it is an alert that should make us reflect on the fact that something is not working and that should be further examined,” he said. “There needs to be remedies and proposals in order to avoid other breakaways going forwards.” The Super League was intended to be a 20-team competition with 15 founding members guaranteed a spot every season and five other teams rotating in and out. The lack of relegation for the founding members raised concerns about the consequences for smaller clubs in the domestic leagues around the continent. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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The women's world hockey championship in Nova Scotia has been cancelled a second time because of COVID-19. The championship, scheduled for May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., was called off Wednesday, a day before participating countries were to arrive to begin their quarantines. The International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada were told by the Nova Scotia government Wednesday morning the 10-country tournament could not go ahead because of concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases in the province and circulation of the virus's variants. Premier Iain Rankin withdrew permission for the tournament a day after the province's chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang said he was comfortable with the protocols in place for it. "I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants," Rankin said in a statement. "We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision." Nova Scotia imposed travel restrictions Tuesday barring travellers from outside the province, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador from entering unless travel is essential or they're permanent residents of Nova Scotia. The 2020 women's championship in Nova Scotia was cancelled because of the global pandemic. The 2021 tournament there was scheduled for April 7-17, but delayed in hopes the pandemic situation would improve. “This is very disappointing news to receive with just a few weeks until the tournament was to begin,” IIHF president Rene Fasel said in a statement. “We strongly believe that we had the adequate safety measures in place to protect players, officials, spectators, and all residents in Halifax and Truro, based on the IIHF and Hockey Canada’s experiences from hosting the IIHF world junior championship in Edmonton." Hockey Canada still wants to host the tournament and will work with the IIHF to hold it this summer. “In the end, we must accept the decision of the government," Fasel said. "This does not mean that we will not have a women’s world championship in 2021. "We owe it to every single player that was looking forward to getting back on the ice after such a difficult year that we do everything possible to ensure this tournament can be moved to new dates and played this year.” Eight participating countries were about to board IIHF charters Wednesday. The reigning world and Olympic champion United States was arriving via ground transportation. Canadian Lisa Haley, who coaches the Hungarian women's team, said players were at their Budapest rink packing up gear to take to the airport when they were told to stand down. The Canadian women's team has been in Halifax for the last week for a 47-player selection camp at Scotiabank Centre. "This comes with several bad news with it being postponed from last season to so many uncertainties this past season," Hockey Canada's director of national teams Gina Kingsbury said. "Definitely deflated and certainly very, very emotional." U.S. women head coach Bob Corkum stepped down, telling The Associated Press on Saturday he was uncomfortable with tournament protocols without elaborating. "A tremendous amount of work has gone in to hosting a safe and successful world championship, and despite not being able to host the event in Nova Scotia, Hockey Canada remains committed to hosting the women’s world championship this year," Hockey Canada president Tom Renney said Wednesday in a statement. "While we are disappointed with the cancellation, we understand the decision was made with the health and safety of all participants and the community at large as the top priority. "We support the decision that has been made." The 2020 men's under-20 world championship was held Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 in Edmonton. The 10-country men's under-18 championship opens Monday in Frisco, Texas. The men's world championship is scheduled to open in less than a month in Riga, Latvia. January's women's under-18 hockey championship in Sweden was cancelled. — With files from Keith Doucette in Halifax. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press