JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case. "As for her status on her ID, she is a male,... Read more
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Black Friday, the one-day shopping bonanza known for its big bargains and large crowds, has... Read more
TORONTO - A renowned forensic psychiatrist will continue his testimony today at the murder trial for the man who killed 10 people when he drove a van down a crowded Toronto sidewalk. Alek Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.The... Read more
OTTAWA - Newly released documents have shed light on the secret government talks and debate that took place ahead of a Canadian warship's passage through a sensitive waterway near China last year. Those discussions included a private meeting between the top bureaucrats at the Department of National... Read more
Black Friday, the one-day shopping bonanza known for its big bargains and large crowds, has arrived. While rising COVID-19 cases and weeks of staggered deals have muted the usual fanfare of the shopping event, retailers are banking on today's sales to bolster their bottom line. Retail... Read more
CANBERRA, Australia - British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert arrived back in Australia on Friday and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison. Moore-Gilbert was met by public health officials and members of the Australian Defence Force after leaving... Read more
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 27, 2020:There are 353,100 confirmed cases in Canada._ Quebec: 136,894 confirmed (including 6,947 deaths, 118,491 resolved) _ Ontario: 109,361 confirmed (including 3,575 deaths, 92,915 resolved) _ Alberta: 51,878... Read more
SAO PAULO - Brazil and Argentina are long rivals for soccer supremacy in South America, and Brazilians naturally think of their own Pel as the best footballer in history. But they are putting aside the argument to mourn the death of Argentine superstar Diego Maradona. Ex-presidents, author Paulo... Read more
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory - even as he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake" - as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that "massive fraud" and... Read more
A classroom and a bus have been shut down at St. Kateri Takakwitha School after a person at the school tested positive for COVID-19.
OTTAWA - Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood. In a heated and emotional exchange during a late-night committee hearing in the House of Commons, Duncan pressed Patty Hajdu... Read more
The restrictions are set to take place on Nov. 27 and will see all sport, recreation and group activities suspended for all age groups.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Six American oil executives held for three years in Venezuela were found guilty of corruption charges by a judge Thursday and immediately sentenced to prison, defence lawyers said, dashing hopes of a quick release that would send them home to their families in the United States... Read more
EDMONTON - The Venezuelan woman who believes she was used as part of Jason Kenney's argument not to lockdown restaurants in the province remembers her encounter with the premier as less dramatic than he suggested. Carolina De La Torre says Kenney got her central feelings correct, but she said she... Read more
The new measures, which limit table capacity in restaurants and audience capacity at performance venues, are receiving mixed reviews from affected industries.
Forge FC captain Kyle Bekker has been named Canadian Premier League player of the year. The 30-year-old Bekker was announced as the 2020 winner on Thursday, taking the nod over finalists Marco Bustos of Pacific FC and Akeem Garcia of HFX Wanderers FC. Bekker, from Oakville, Ont., led the CPL... Read more
The Saskatchewan government reported 72 new COVID-19 cases located at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre on Thursday. There were 299 new cases reported in the province Thursday, a number that included four staff members and 68 inmates at the correctional centre. Noel Busse, the executive director of... Read more
On Friday, hockey teams in Saskatchewan will not be permitted to play games and engage in competition.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says it has completed the infrastructure for COVID-19 field hospitals in Saskatoon and Regina.
Dr. Hassan Masri, who signed an open letter to Premier Scott Moe calling for stronger COVID-19 restrictions, said the latest guidelines still don’t go far enough.
Alberta's spike in COVID-19 infections and the virus's infiltration of Canada's team is concerning for the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton, according to a health and law expert and an epidemiologist. The 10-country tournament, scheduled from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 ,is modelled on the same "... Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leader of the New Democrats has thrown down the gauntlet to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Canada-U. S. relations may never be the same. Jagmeet Singh challenged the firebrand member of Congress to a round of "Among Us," a popular online multiplayer game, and she... Read more
New provincial COVID-19 guidelines that take effect Friday are forcing many group sports to change how they deliver their programs.
MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Thursday his government will do everything it can to protect young people after a Quebec woman was recently sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for severe child abuse. In the Nov. 13 sentencing decision, Quebec court Judge Conrad Chapdelaine... Read more
VICTORIA - NDP Premier John Horgan has announced his new cabinet. Here is a list: - Selina Robinson, finance. - David Eby, attorney general and the minister responsible for housing. - Anne Kang, advanced education and skills training. - Lana Popham, agriculture, food and fisheries.... Read more
The company that owns Thunder Creek Pork is refusing to provide any information about the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Moose Jaw... Read more
VICTORIA - B.C. Premier John Horgan's new cabinet relies on some familiar faces in key positions with Adrian Dix remaining in health, while giving the task of guiding the economy through the COVID-19 pandemic to Selina Robinson with her appointment as finance minister. Robinson has been tapped to... Read more
EDMONTON - There's a fine line between a public health officer's duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say. But they add governments should be clear about what's science and what's politics. And no one should be under any doubt that chief... Read more
After raising concerns about going into their offices during a deluge of COVID-19 cases, employees for Saskatchewan’s Crowns and government ministries are getting the chance to go back to working from home.... Read more
Recent suicide attempts by two teenage girls at a First Nation in the Treaty 4 area have prompted its leaders to organize a support walk for its youth Friday morning.... Read more
As of Friday, you won’t be able to munch on your popcorn and sip your drink in a movie theatre. That’s because of new COVID-19 restrictions the Saskatchewan government announced on Wednesday. According to the public health order for all performance and gaming venues: “Capacity... Read more
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is near 100 per cent ICU capacity as COVID-19 patients fill up hospital beds, prompting efforts to scale up its response and slow down some services to avoid being overwhelmed.... Read more
A new ski chalet was constructed on the Preeceville Lions Family trail, giving those taking advantage of winter activities a place to get away from the cold.
Saskatchewan health authority CEO Scott Livingstone said Thursday that nearly all intensive care units in the province are close to 100 per cent capacity. Officials say because of the explosion of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon, there are only three ICU beds available in the city.
Saskatchewan health authority CEO Scott Livingstone outlined on Thursday the amount of time provincial health officials are required to commit to investigate a contact trace for every positive case of COVID-19.
Responding to a question from Global’s Ryan Kessler, Saskatchewan health authority CEO Scott Livingstone outlined under what circumstances the province would consider opening a field hospital to relieve pressure on the province’s ICU capacity. Read more
A one-year-old boy has died, his father was shot and a provincial police officer was injured following an alleged abduction in central Ontario on Thursday, the province's police watchdog said as it launched an investigation into the incident. The father's vehicle crashed into an Ontario... Read more
FREDERICTON - The Atlantic bubble that was pierced Monday when Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador left is now in tatters with New Brunswick's announcement that it is pulling out. Starting Friday, all visitors to New Brunswick - regardless of whether they live in Atlantic Canada -... Read more
We are one month from Christmas and Rick Van Duyvendyk with Dutch Growers in Saskatoon says his business has sold twice as many live Christmas trees as it did this time last year. “I am a little concerned because Christmas trees usually last about four weeks,” he said. “So when... Read more
Saskatchewan's hockey community may have some free time on its hands following the release of the province's new COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday. Hockey will be done officially Thursday at midnight, with the exception of small practices, until at least Dec. 17. With the extra time, we were... Read more