January 25th, 2022

World News

B.C. Court rejects WestJet’s appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed WestJet’s efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage fees. The Calgary-based airline is alleged to have between September 2014 and March 2019 published two prices for checked bags, one that was free and then charged passengers another that was higher. WestJet ultimately ... Read More »

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At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Can a music scene still develop the way grunge did in 1990’s Seattle or hip-hop did in the Bronx in the 1970s? Or has the digital makeover of music made such geographical-based explosions obsolete? It’s a question that hovers over the Sundance Film Festival documentary “Meet Me in the Bathroom,” a ... Read More »

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Lions QB Michael Reilly announces retirement after 11 seasons

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly has announced his retirement after 11 seasons and two Grey Cup titles. Reilly first joined the Lions in 2010, playing three seasons before departing to play for Edmonton for six more seasons. In 2019 he returned to B.C. to play out the remainder of his CFL career. The ... Read More »

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FDA curbs use of antibody drugs sidelined by omicron

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they are unlikely to work against the omicron variant that now accounts for nearly all U.S. infections, U.S. health regulators said Monday. The Food and Drug Administration said it was revoking emergency authorization for both drugs, which were ... Read More »

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Argonauts re-sign Canadian defensive back Boateng, add receiver Coxie

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed Canadian defensive back Matt Boateng and signed American wide receiver Damonte Coxie. The 25-year-old Boateng played in 12 games with Toronto last season. The native of Ajax, Ont., had three defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. Boateng had eight defensive tackles and one special teams tackle in ... Read More »

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Transportation Safety Board investigating helicopter crash in central Alberta

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

CAMROSE, Alta. – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is investigating a helicopter crash in central Alberta on the weekend. The government agency says a Bell 206B helicopter crashed near Camrose on Sunday. It says a pilot and three passengers were on board. RCMP say officers from the Killam-Forestburg detachment, as well as ... Read More »

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6 reported killed in stampede at African Cup soccer game

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) – At least six people have died in a stampede outside a stadium hosting an African Cup of Nations soccer game in Cameroon, an official said Monday. Naseri Paul Biya, governor of the central region of Cameroon, said there could be more casualties. The stampede happened as crowds struggled to get access ... Read More »

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Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

ATLANTA (AP) – A request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden’s presidential election victory has been approved. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last week sent a letter to ... Read More »

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Kids vaccine rate still low despite rampant spread of Omicron variant

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

OTTAWA – One member of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force says the timing of the Omicron outbreak in Canada may have hurt the uptake of pediatric vaccines, just when kids need them most. Child-sized doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine were approved for children aged five to 11 on Nov. 19, 2021, and many provinces began ... Read More »

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Herdman draws on players from clubs in 11 countries for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

Coach John Herdman has drawn on players from clubs in 11 different countries for three crucial World Cup qualifiers. While some players were still in transit after weekend club matches, the Canadian men held their first practice Monday afternoon at Inter Miami’s training ground in Fort Lauderdale. They face a challenging schedule with three matches ... Read More »

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