Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief 'disappointed' to hear government won't hit boil water advisory deadline

The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) said he was "disappointed" to hear the federal government acknowledge it would not meet the deadline it set for itself to end all long-term boil water advisories in First Nations. The announcement was made on Wednesday by federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, who instead announced…

B.C. hospital cuts 4 B.C. Indigenous health workers' jobs during racism probe

Four unionized Indigenous health and wellness workers were terminated from St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver during a provincial investigation into racism in B.C.'s health-care system, CBC News has learned.  All were Indigenous women."It was a slap in the face," said Rose McDonald, who is Anishinaabe and one of the workers whose job was cut as part of what Providence…

29 new dengue cases reported in 24 hours

Twenty-nine more dengue cases were reported across the country in 24 hours until Saturday morning. Currently, 88 dengue patients are receiving treatment at hospitals in the county. Of them, 72 patients are taking treatment in Dhaka, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today. Health authorities reported a total of 1,134 dengue cases since January…

Quebec cancels plan to allow Christmas gatherings as COVID-19 surges

Quebec Premier François Legault has backtracked on his plan to allow gatherings over the Christmas holiday period after a rise in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.  Legault announced last month people would be allowed to gather in groups of 10 over a four-day period, from Dec. 24 through Dec. 27, if they isolated for a week before and after.He later said…

Cyberattacks target COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world's population against the novel coronavirus. The information technology company said in a blog post published on Thursday that it had…