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Feds announce another $1.2 billion for ocean cleanup and protection

Feds announce another $1.2 billion for ocean cleanup and protection

VANCOUVER — The federal government has announced an investment of another $1.2 billion in its Ocean Protection Plan for 29 projects involving ocean safety, science and environmental safeguards.
Canadian Paediatric Society urges families to get flu vaccine for entire household

Canadian Paediatric Society urges families to get flu vaccine for entire household

TORONTO — Families should ensure everyone in their household gets vaccinated against the flu, a pediatrician group urged Friday as a triple-whammy of respiratory viruses continued to slam children's hospitals.
Jean Lapointe, singer, actor and retired Canadian senator, dies at 86

Jean Lapointe, singer, actor and retired Canadian senator, dies at 86

MONTREAL — Jean Lapointe, the beloved Quebec singer, actor and comedian who was later appointed to the Senate, has died at age 86.
EA Sports releases World Cup ratings and Canada sits down the pecking order

EA Sports releases World Cup ratings and Canada sits down the pecking order

The World Cup has yet to kick off but Canada is down the pecking order, at least in the new ratings for the tournament update to the EA Sports FIFA 23 video game.
Sarah Polley to receive director prize at Palm Springs International Film Awards

Sarah Polley to receive director prize at Palm Springs International Film Awards

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Toronto director-writer Sarah Polley will receive the director of the year honourat the Palm Springs International Film Awards. The award will be presented to the "Women Talking" director at a ceremony next year in California.
'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

As Americans head into the holiday season, a rapidly intensifying flu season is straining hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections.
Housing for N.S. adults with disabilities shifts slowly out of nursing homes

Housing for N.S. adults with disabilities shifts slowly out of nursing homes

HALIFAX — In Jen Powley's Halifax apartment, there's a bustle of activity as moving boxes fly open and her new roommate arranges for an independent life beyond the walls of a nursing home. "It feels so good," says Vicky Levack, the new arrival.
Biography of poet John Donne wins UK nonfiction book prize

Biography of poet John Donne wins UK nonfiction book prize

LONDON (AP) — A book that argues Elizabethan poet John Donne should rank alongside William Shakespeare as a literary genius has won Britain’s leading nonfiction book award British writer Katherine Rundell’s biography “Super-Infinite: The Transformati
Taylor Swift angry for fans in Ticketmaster meltdown

Taylor Swift angry for fans in Ticketmaster meltdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Swifties, your girl has spoke on the Ticketmaster meltdown. Taylor Swift posted a story Friday on Instagram expressing her anger and frustration over the hours spent by fans trying to buy tickets for her tour next year.
Ned Rorem, prize-winning composer and writer, dies at 99

Ned Rorem, prize-winning composer and writer, dies at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Rorem, the prolific Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning musician known for his vast output of compositions and for his barbed and sometimes scandalous prose, died Friday at 99.