Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet can't explain why his squad isn't able to play defense fro 48 minutes each game.
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet can't explain why his squad isn't able to play defense fro 48 minutes each game.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 3 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 141 new COVID-19 cases today, but no new deaths linked to the virus. The province says its seven-day average of new cases is 146, which it says works out to 11.9 new cases per 100,000 people. There were 1,662 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the province on Saturday, raising the total number to 78,226 delivered so far. --- 2:05 p.m. Manitoba is reporting two new deaths in people with COVID-19. One was in his 80s, the other was in her 90s, and both were from the Winnipeg health region. The province says there were 50 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed as of 9:30 a.m. this morning. Most of Manitoba's new cases are in the Winnipeg and Northern health regions, with each recording 21 new infections. So far, the province says it has recorded five cases of the virus variant first identified in the United Kingdom. --- 1:50 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. Health officials say the cases are spread out across the province, with the central, eastern and northern regions each recording one new infection. Officials say one of the cases is a close contact of a previous case, while two are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia has 38 active cases of COVID-19, with two people currently in hospital. --- 1 p.m. Health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador have diagnosed seven new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of active infections to 262. The province says all seven cases are in the Eastern Health region, which includes St. John’s. Officials say four of the infections were identified in individuals aged 20 to 39, while one patient was under 20 years old, one was aged 40 to 49 and one was aged 50 to 59. The new cases identified include three females and four males. Officials say there are currently 10 people in hospital with COVID-19, with six of those patients in intensive care. --- 11:30 a.m. Quebec is reporting 737 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths due to the virus. Four of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the rest took place earlier. Hospitalizations rose by two to 601. Of those, 117 patients are in intensive care, which is five more than a day earlier. The province gave 12,469 doses of vaccine on Saturday for a total of more than 432,000 since the pandemic began. --- 11 a.m. Health officials in New Brunswick say a 90-year-old resident of an adult residential facility in Edmundston has died as a result of underlying complications including COVID-19. The case brings the total number of deaths in the province related to the novel coronavirus disease to 27. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says the loss of another New Brunswicker is a sad moment for the province and is something that never gets easier. The number of active cases in New Brunswick stands at 38, with one patient currently hospitalized in intensive care. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is expanding its list of vaccine recipients to include those experiencing homelessness even as it passes a bleak new milestone in the fight against COVID-19. The province has officially logged more than 300,000 COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic and is just shy of 7,000 total deaths. Ontario added 1,062 new infections to its count today for a total of 300,816, while 20 new deaths bring the overall toll to 6,980. Meanwhile Toronto says it willbegin vaccinating residents of its shelter system this week after getting the green light from the province over the weekend. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2021. The Canadian Press
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NEW YORK — Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. Tuukka Rask made 20 saves and earned his 299th NHL victory. Charlie Coyle scored twice and David Pastrnak added two assists as the Bruins snapped a two-game skid. Trent Frederic also scored for Boston. Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves, but the Rangers fell for the second time in games. Colin Blackwell scored for New York. McAvoy hammered a one-timer to push the Bruins’ lead to 3-0 at 10:20 of the second period. Pastrnak and Brad Marchand assisted on the play. The Bruins and Rangers have met four times in the month of February this season, all at MSG. The teams are scheduled to play four more times at TD Garden in Boston during this abbreviated 56-game season with revamped divisions because of COVID-19. Coyle opened the scoring at 6:41 of the first period with a deft wrist shot from inside the left faceoff circle. Pastrnak’s leading pass allowed Coyle to enter the offensive zone with speed and get by Rangers rookie defenceman K’Andre Miller. McAvoy earned the secondary assist on the play. Before Coyle’s goal, Georgiev sustained a cut above his left eye following a collision with Bruins forward Nick Ritchie. Igor Shesterkin replaced Georgiev after the goal for the remainder of the first period. Georgiev returned for the second period and finished the game. Frederic extended the Bruins’ lead to 2-0 late in the first period when he redirected a puck past Shesterkin. Connor Clifton and Jack Studnicka assisted on the goal at 18:14 of the opening period. Blackwell spoiled Rask’s shutout bid at 10:47 of the third period. Alexis Lafreniere, the first overall selection of the 2020 draft, picked up his second career assist in as many games on the play. Coyle added a short-handed empty-net goal at 18:05 to seal the victory for the Bruins. POWER PLAY STRUGGLES The Bruins are 3 for 22 on the man advantage over their past nine games after going 12 for 34 over the first 10. LEARNING CURVE The Bruins dressed four rookies on Sunday, including Frederic, Studnicka, Jakub Zboril and Urho Vaakanainen. UP NEXT Bruins: Host Washington Capitals on Wednesday. Rangers: Host Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Un homme a été brûlé au visage et aux mains en fin de matinée, suite à un violent incendie de garage résidentiel, au 960 rue Bellevue Sud à Saint-Félicien. L'incident s'est produit vers 11h30. À l'arrivée des pompiers, les flammes avaient gagné la totalité du bâtiment. Il aura fallu 45 minutes pour éteindre le brasier. L'homme a subi des blessures mineures. Il a été transporté vers le centre hospitalier. On ne craint toutefois pas pour sa vie. Quant à la résidence, celle-ci n'a subi aucun dommage, car le garage se situait à une bonne distance. Fuite d'essence Selon le service de sécurité incendie de Saint-Félicien, l'homme effectuait des travaux sur une motoneige à l'intérieur du garage. Une fuite d'essence écoulée vers un poêle à bois pourrait être en cause. Cette hypothèse reste toutefois à confirmer par l'enquête. Le garage étant une perte totale, les dommages sont évalués à 50 000 $. Une vingtaine de pompiers ont été nécessaires pour assurer le déroulement de l'opération, qui a duré 2h30. Aucun d'entre eux n'a été blessé. De son côté, le chef aux opérations du Service de sécurité incendie de Saint-Félicien, Viateur Aubé appelle à la vigilance. Il constate qu'en quelques mois, c'est le deuxième incident de ce genre à survenir. "Ça fait deux fois que ça arrive en peu de temps. Quand on fait des travaux, il faut s'assurer de ne pas avoir d'équipements à proximité qui pourraient produire de la chaleur ou des flammes, surtout lorsqu'il y a une fuite. Il faut savoir que de l'essence produit de la vapeur à partir de -40 °C. Avoir un extincteur portatif à proximité est toujours une bonne idée", a-t-il fait valoir. Julien B. Gauthier, Initiative de journalisme local, Le Lac St-Jean
(Stuart Forster/Shutterstock - image credit) A young Indigenous man was shot dead by Tofino RCMP in a residence on Saturday night, Indigenous leaders and RCMP have confirmed. B.C. RCMP said in a written statement that at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday two officers from Tofino RCMP attended a residence on the Opitsaht First Nation as they searched for a woman believed to be in distress. After they arrived, a man was shot and killed. Another man was taken into custody. The woman was located and taken to hospital for medical assessment. Moses Martin, Tlaoquiaht First Nation chief councillor, said he had spoken to RCMP, who said an investigation into the incident is ongoing. The statement from RCMP said the Vancouver Island General Investigative Section (GIS) is investigating the call to police, including allegations that the woman was being held against her will. The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia, a civilian-led police oversight agency, is now investigating the incident.
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(Submitted by Gregory Thomas - image credit) Gregory Thomas is hopeful about revised restrictions for rotational workers. But he's still waiting to hear if the province's plan will allow him to see his family without taking his daughter out of school. The Moncton technician works 14-day rotations at a diamond mine in northern Quebec. "They obviously know that there was a huge strain put on the out-of-province workers and their families," he said. Rotational workers have been calling for a reversal of tighter restrictions rolled out on Jan. 30. The current rules require them to self-isolate for a full 14 days away from others. Before the changes, they could leave isolation early following a negative test, and stay at home with family. Premier Blaine Higgs said Friday the government is developing a plan to address travel restrictions after hearing concerns. "I know that the tighter border restrictions have been hard on many people," Higgs said in a statement. The plan will be developed by Public Health and presented in mid-March to the all-party cabinet committee on COVID-19. No details have been shared publicly. 'Negative stigma' The new rules have left some rotational workers unable to see their families or forced them to change their work schedules. When Thomas last returned home, he took his eight-year-old daughter out of school for two weeks so they could isolate together. Her teacher offered to send home assignments and work. "There's certainly a mental health impact," he said. "I could get through because of the people that I'm surrounded with, but there are many people out there that are going to be in trouble." Many rotational workers, including Thomas, say the specific rules have singled them out and are adding to "negative stigma" toward those who work outside New Brunswick. Gregory Thomas works two-week rotations at a diamond mine in northern Quebec. His family strongly considered moving to Nova Scotia, and that remains a possibility. "This isn't something that is easily forgettable," Thomas said. "It was a harsh decision." Michael Pelletier goes back and forth between his home in Fredericton and Alberta, where he works two-week rotations as a quality inspector for the gas and oil industry. Since the changes went into effect, Pelletier has returned home twice. The first time he spent his isolation alone in the basement of his house. His wife took two weeks off work without pay for the second visit, so they could isolate together. Pelletier hasn't seen his three children. They are staying with their grandparents for the two weeks so they can continue to attend school. He said tight rules specifically targeting rotational workers, without providing data or evidence on the risk they pose, is resulting in mistreatment. Michael Pelletier, a rotational worker from Kingsclear, says he wants the province to introduce rapid testing for rotational workers upon their return to New Brunswick so that they can spend less time self-isolating. A spokesperson for Public Health would not say how many rotational workers have contributed to outbreaks or community spread. Pelletier said he has heard some spouses of rotational workers have been asked to go home from work. "Our families feel blamed, we feel blamed, our children that go to school get blamed," he said. "As soon as they hear that their parents are rotational workers they get bullied, they get mistreated." Calls for expanded testing New Brunswick rotational workers have been asking for rapid testing to cut down on isolation time when they return home. The province has only used a small portion of its rapid tests received from the federal government. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health, has frequently said the tests are useful for screening but need to be confirmed with a followup PCR test. Those results can take up to two days to receive. Despite the limited use of rapid tests, Public Health is exploring using them for cross-border travellers. Some New Brunswick rotational workers say they want access to a rapid test for COVID-19 when they return home. A Hartland pharmacy is now offering rapid tests for people who cross the border frequently, such as daily commuters and truck drivers. Public Health hopes to expand the pilot project to other locations in the province. Pelletier said the announcement from the premier felt like "a slap in the face" after the expansion of rapid testing for truck drivers, but not rotational workers. He wants to see rapid testing at the airport, and work isolation with testing on the fifth and 10th days. That's what the province has in place until late January. New Brunswick rotational workers are planning to file a lawsuit against the provincial government and have raised more than $23,000 online to cover legal fees. A spokesperson said the province does not comment on potential legal matters.
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