Try refreshing your browser, or 'An awkward situation to be in': Behind the scenes of Philip and Elizabeth’s 73-year marriage Back to video That letter, like so much of the couple’s private life, is now public record. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. In a world where everyone treated Queen Elizabeth as a demigod, it was only her husband who could speak freely. Shopping essentials Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
April 10, 2021 00:00 UTC
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien is calling on Canadians to "do their duty" and get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect the health of their friends, family and neighbours. I "invite every Canadian to do their duty," Chrétien told CBC chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton today. "If you are vaccinated, it is not only for yourself but it is for the protection of the people around you, too." Chrétien, 87, said he was happy to receive his first shot last month in Ottawa and is looking forward to getting his second shot. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 49, has not had his shots yet.
April 09, 2021 21:33 UTC
Saskatchewan is reporting 358 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest single-day increase in nearly three months. The highest proportion of new cases announced Friday came from the Regina area, where rules were already tightened two weeks ago due to concerns about rising variant cases. Variant cases updateHealth officials have now identified 3,086 cases of COVID-19 variants so far in the province, an increase of more than 100 cases from Thursday. Regina saw the highest day-over-day increase, with 2,189 variant cases now identified compared to 2,107 on Thursday. The variant cases identified so far in Saskatoon held steady at 189.
April 09, 2021 20:49 UTC
The Waterloo Regional Police Service has suspended its plans for so-called diversity cruisers after a community backlash, including a petition that garnered thousands of signatures. The program, launched on March 29, was quickly criticized by people in the Waterloo region, including from the Black and Indigenous communities. The artwork includes a woman wearing a traditional Nigerian head wrap, a Sikh man, and a Muslim man and woman. (Mark Araujo / Waterloo Regional Police) The police service said while the project had "many" supporters, "others expressed concerns about its concept and were offended by the visual design elements on the cruisers." For more stories about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success stories within the Black community — check out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of.
April 09, 2021 20:46 UTC
More than 200 people in Saint John are self-isolating because of possible exposure to a COVID-19 variant during Palm Sunday service at RiverCross Church, after they were originally told they didn't need to, according to an email obtained by CBC News. "Because the virus is different, the advice from Public Health on how to respond is different," the email said. Public Health is treating the case as a "presumptive variant of concern," confirmed spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane. Rogers, 24, said it was the first time his family attended church since the pandemic began. The church has no concerns with how Public Health handled the situation, according to Nylen.
April 09, 2021 20:17 UTC
Coronavirus tracker: Follow the pace of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations in Canada. Follow the pace of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations in Canada. says it will no longer sequence all COVID-19 cases for variants of concern. Coney Island's illustrious amusement parks are reopening Friday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered them all last year. In addition to the loss of human life, the costs to employers, employees and the health care system as a result of illnesses and long-term absences add up, they say.
April 09, 2021 20:03 UTC
A city-appointed task force on policing and community safety has attacked the integrity of the Edmonton police, says the president of the Edmonton Police Association. Last week, the community safety and well-being task force released its report with 14 recommendations to help improve the response to calls for service. In an emailed statement Friday, Mayor Don Iveson said the task force initiative is aimed at increasing safety. "Would the task force then also dismiss longer serving police officers based on skin colour if layoffs ever become necessary? If so, then the task force is just using racism to promote its own version of anti-racism."
April 09, 2021 19:59 UTC
The Vancouver Canucks team physician said the player who first contracted COVID-19 and then brought it into the team acted within NHL and provincial health protocols. "There's no culprit here other than the COVID virus itself," said Dr. Jim Bovard. Off-ice officials pack up equipment after the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames NHL hockey game was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Thursday was the first time in over a week with no new Canucks' COVID cases announced, although General Manager Jim Benning said family members were still falling ill. He said the team, the NHL and the NHL Players Association would be meeting later Friday to talk about next steps.
April 09, 2021 19:40 UTC
Share this Story: John Fraser: Prince Philip loved Canada, and knew this country in good times and badJohn Fraser: Prince Philip loved Canada, and knew this country in good times and bad He certainly understood the often murky deal between the Crown and the media that both sides played Photo by Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESSArticle content Prince Philip, in personal encounters, had a special ability to put you immediately at ease at the same time as he kept you on edge. Try refreshing your browser, or John Fraser: Prince Philip loved Canada, and knew this country in good times and bad Back to video In a life spread throughout most of the 20th century and well into the 21st, he met thousands of people and graced hundreds of institutions. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. There are study trips abroad and …”Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Shopping essentials Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
April 09, 2021 19:09 UTC
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is laying off 34 elementary teachers and has put another 100 on notice that their jobs will be made redundant after the spring break. "Today, we are regrettably informing 34 elementary teachers who work within system roles that they are surplus," Figueiredo wrote in the notice. "Following the spring break, we will be informing a further 100 staff — primarily elementary teachers, early childhood educators, and staff impacted by school closures, that their roles are redundant." Yet another harm inflicted on teachers, union saysMeanwhile, Jeff Sorensen, president Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers' Local, says this is yet another harm inflicted on teachers by the provincial government of Doug Ford. Sorensen said the provincial government needs to invest in education and it starts with keeping teachers on the job during the pandemic.
April 09, 2021 19:00 UTC
The senior RCMP intelligence official accused of leaking secrets will head to trial in September 2022, three years after his arrest. Cameron Jay Ortis, who led the force's national intelligence co-ordination centre, was arrested on Sept. 12, 2019 in Ottawa and accused of revealing secrets to an unnamed recipient and planning to give additional classified information to an unspecified foreign entity or terrorist group. He is charged with multiple Security of Information Act violations, breach of trust and a computer-related offenceIn Superior Court today, Ortis's lawyer Ian Carter and the Crown announced plans for an eight-week jury trial starting Sept. 6, 2022. According to documents viewed in the immediate aftermath of his arrest, the classified intelligence material Ortis is accused of preparing to share included some of Canada's most closely held national security assets, and its dissemination would have threatened Canada's relations with its allies. Given the nature of the secret information involved, Ortis's case has been tied up in Federal Court as officials work out how the trial can proceed while protecting classified intelligence.
April 09, 2021 18:45 UTC
This Southern Pacific island worshipped Prince Philip as a god who left in search of a brideIt is expected that the villagers will begin to worship Prince Charles as Philip's successorArticle contentFor decades, villagers living on a remote Southern Pacific island have held a special place in their hearts for Prince Philip. For about 700 members of the Yaohnanen tribe, he was not merely a royal, but a god, descended from a local ancestral spirit that lived in the mountains of Tanna island, in the nation of Vanuatu. Try refreshing your browser, or This Southern Pacific island worshipped Prince Philip as a god who left in search of a bride Back to videoThe prince once visited the island in 1974, as part of a royal tour with the Queen. “The bride is Mrs. Queen, so Philip is the god,” Arbiter explained. “One of the oarsmen taking them ashore was a chap from Tanna called Chief Jack.”Since then members of the Prince Philip Movement reportedly prayed to framed photos of the prince daily, asking him to bless the banana and yam crops they depended on to survive.
April 09, 2021 18:45 UTC
Rising COVID-19 case numbers means it's "more likely than not" that schools will remain closed after the end of next week's spring break, Ottawa's medical officer of health says. Dr. Vera Etches delivered that news with "a heavy heart" during a city media briefing Friday afternoon. Ottawa schools may have to close if cases keep rising, OPH says CBC News Ottawa 1:13 Dr. Vera Etches, medical officer of health, says Ottawa Public Health will likely close schools after spring break in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the city. 1:13School transmission stableThe fate of elementary and secondary schools would likely be decided by next Wednesday, Etches said. Etches maintained transmission in schools isn't "out of control," with the majority of cases connected to someone else who'd caught COVID-19 in the wider community.
April 09, 2021 18:29 UTC
A surge of COVID-19 patients is putting unprecedented pressure on the Cornwall Community Hospital, forcing it to transfer other patients elsewhere for care, according to its CEO. - Jeanette Despatie, Cornwall Community HospitalAs of Thursday, the hospital, which normally has 160 beds, was caring for 205 patients. Despatie said the Cornwall hospital had already reduced elective surgeries to free up resources for the anticipated surge. Ottawa hospitals also stretched thinIn Ottawa, both the Montfort and Queensway Carleton hospitals had already started postponing elective surgeries that require hospitalization. In a series of tweets Wednesday, the Queensway Carleton announced it would postpone elective surgeries for four weeks.
April 09, 2021 17:03 UTC
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino wants to ensure they stay in the fight on two fronts. On Saturday, they face a Strasbourg side which has previously roughed them up. Central defender and club captain Marquinhos is out with a right adductor injury, and he will be reassessed on Sunday for the Bayern match on Tuesday. So Pochettino is forced to decide whether it’s worth picking 20-goal league top scorer Kylian Mbappe against Strasbourg. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsRead more about:
April 09, 2021 16:43 UTC