Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

Hospitalizations for illnesses related to COVID-19 continue to rise in Quebec, bringing the total to 1,974 after 15 more patients were admitted, according to the province’s Wednesday update. According to the most recent health ministry report published on Dec. 7, 51 people are in intensive care, including 26 due to COVID-19, a decrease of two …

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Mired in disputes about its fate, historic St. John’s cottage is destroyed by fire

Bryn Mawr Cottage was destroyed by fire early on Friday morning. The historic home had been vacant, and was not connected to electricity. (Submitted by Michael Hall) Smoke billowed from the historic Bryn Mawr Cottage on Friday morning, mixing into a cold fog hanging low over the east end of St. Louis. John’s. Firefighters did …

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Man rescued after 2 weeks in California wilderness, survived on only half-jar of salsa – National

A hiker lost in the California wilderness was rescued after two weeks — and he claims he survived by slowly consuming only half a jar of salsa. ABC 7 reported that the stranded hiker, whose name is Eric, was discovered on Nov. 25 by a couple on a camping trip in the area between Big …

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Elon Musk Is Open to Buying Publishing Platform Substack

Elon Musk said he’s “open to the idea” of buying publishing platform Substack, on Friday morning. He agreed with a user saying that Substack would give him “control” over the “narrative layer” of the internet. Musk has also speculated about possibly buying Wikipedia this week, but was told the site was not for sale. Loading …

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Two suspects wanted in connection to sexual assault investigation: Windsor police

Windsor police are asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals after a woman was sexually assaulted on Wednesday. According to a press release from the Windsor Police Service, on Dec. 7 the Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into a firearms-related call at a residence located in the 900 block of Parent Avenue. …

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Physicians Dismayed After Learning Cost to Run 811 Healthline: NLMA

Medical Association President Dr. Kris Luscombe says physicians are feeling devalued after getting the numbers on Fonemed’s lucrative contract with the provincial government to provide the 811 Healthline service. Luscombe is taking up Health Minister Tom Osborne’s offer of a meeting to discuss their concerns. Luscombe says the province has categorized the service as 24/7, …

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Prince Harry goes against stern request made by William in new Netflix documentary Harry and Meghan

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter The Duke of Sussex has defied his brother, the Prince of Wales’s wish for their mother’s controversial Panorama interview to never be aired …

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Renewed calls for masking in Alberta schools as viral illnesses surge, hospitals struggle

Alberta pediatricians are calling on the province to bring in temporary school mask mandates, as hospitals struggle to treat all of the province’s sick kids. A trio of viral illnesses — Influenza, RSV and COVID-19 — has driven a dramatic spike in ER visits and hospitalizations at both the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and …

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China’s producer prices fall, consumer inflation slows on soft demand

PPI falls for a second month Nov PPI -1.3% y/y vs -1.3% y/y in October Nov CPI +1.6% y/y vs +2.1% y/y in October BEIJING, Dec 9 (Reuters) – China’s factory-gate prices showed an annual fall for a second month in November while consumer inflation slowed, indicating weak activity and soft demand in an economy …

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