January 25th, 2022

National News

CP NewsAlert: Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old boy last seen in Miramichi, N.B.

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick police have issued an Amber Alert for a six-year-old boy who was last seen at 2:30 a.m. today in Miramichi, N.B. Police say Kenton Murphy weighs about 45 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair, and was last seen wearing blue camouflage pyjamas. They have identified a suspect as Ashley Munn, ... Read More »

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Metro reports $207.7M Q1 profit, up from $191.2M a year ago amid higher sales

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

MONTREAL – Metro Inc. reports its first-quarter profit and sales climbed compared with a year ago, despite challenges caused by rising inflation. The Montreal-based grocery and drugstore retailer says it earned $207.7 million or 85 cents per diluted shared for the 12-week period ended Dec. 18, up from a profit of $191.2 million or 76 ... Read More »

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Kamala Harris art, ‘Daily Show’ lead Anthem Awards finalists

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards announced Tuesday. The awards – presented by The International ... Read More »

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Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday. COVID-19 vaccine makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed. While omicron ... Read More »

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Songwriting camp plays notes of inspiration

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

A chord was struck as the Lethbridge Youth Songwriting Camp took place this past weekend at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. As young, aspiring musicians received some songwriting tips from Shaela Miller and a host of local musicians, it was clear everyone was tuned in to the weekend’s musical lessons. With the COVID-19 pandemic knocking the ... Read More »

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City in talks with company for e-scooter pilot project

By COLLIN GALLANT on January 25th, 2022

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant E-scooters could be bounding about in Medicine Hat this spring, council’s public services committee heard on Monday, as city officials say they are in talks with a private company to launch a pilot program. That would see the company provide scooters and arrange pickup and drop-off spots for residents to block off time on ... Read More »

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Shapovalov takes Nadal the distance, but falls in Australian Open quarterfinals

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

MELBOURNE, Australia – Denis Shapovalov is out of the Australian Open in the quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 loss to Rafael Nadal Tuesday. But the Canadian went out with a bang, and a whimper. Shapovalov called out Carlos Bernardes and his chair umpire colleagues for being “corrupt”, claiming Nadal benefited from special ... Read More »

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London police investigating Downing Street lockdown parties

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

LONDON (AP) – London police said Tuesday they are now investigating Downing Street parties during lockdown. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick revealed an investigation was underway in a statement before the London Assembly. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has been under fire for allegedly holding events during months in which the nation was under lockdown ... Read More »

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Slow vaccination rate for children, paramedic mental health : In The News for Jan. 25

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

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 Jan. 25 … What we are watching in Canada … As the Omicron variant continues to strain Canadian hospitals, a vaccine hesitancy expert is voicing ... Read More »

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Attitude on carbon tax rebate defined by politics, not facts, survey suggests

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

Rebates on carbon taxes haven’t helped Canadians warm to them, a new survey suggests. Results published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change say that not only did rebates fail to make much difference to public opinion, Canadians don’t understand them very well. And those convinced they were paying more in carbon taxes than ... Read More »

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