GoodLife Fitness closes all locations Canada-wide in response to novel coronavirus spread – National

Well-known gym chain GoodLife Fitness is closing all its locations across Canada effective immediately in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.“As the virus continues to spread in communities across Canada we have made the difficult but important decision to close all GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada, effective immediately,” said a statement posted online Sunday...

Italy reports 1st death from COVID-19 as cases more than quadruple to 19 – National

Italy reported its first death from COVID-19 from China early Saturday and the number of people infected more than quadrupled due to a cluster of cases that prompted officials to order schools, restaurants and businesses to close.State-run RAI television reported a 78-year-old man, one of two people in northern Veneto region to have been infected, died Friday. Italian news agencies ANSA and...

Suicide is preventable, but experts say we need better data and more support – National

Every day, roughly 11 people in Canada die from suicide.Multiply that single day by 365 and the figure swells to more than 4,000 people dying by suicide every year.There is a lot existing research tells us: a close parent-child relationship lowers a person’s risk, cyberbullying raises it, and the risk of suicide is further elevated for people who belong to minority groups or marginalized...

Canada beats Finland in world juniors to face Russia in gold medal game – National

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada was looking for payback.The national team got it, and then some, in a dominant wire-to-wire performance Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.The Canadians scored three times before their semifinal with Finland was four minutes old in cruising to a 5-0 victory that sets up a mouth-watering gold-medal showdown with Russia on Sunday.Alexis Lafreniere...

Jane Philpott forbidden from paid work with Ontario First Nation due to ethics law – National

The federal ethics law has put a crimp in Jane Philpott’s plan to put her experience as a former minister of health and Indigenous services to work for the benefit of a northern Ontario First Nation.Just two weeks ago, Philpott announced that she was taking on a new role as special health adviser to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which comprises 49 remote communities in northwestern Ontario.READ...

Impeachment hearings: Trump poses ‘imminent threat’ to US national security – live | US news

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris and, until a week ago, presidential candidate, hasn’t wasted a lot of time since abruptly leaving the 2020 campaign trail. Today she leads 26 of her colleagues in a letter to Donald Trump, demanding the immediate removal of the right-winger and white nationalist at the core of Trump’s inner policy circle, Stephen Miller, from his position as a White House...

Vermont Air National Guard receives next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft – Defence Blog

The Vermont Air National Guard, the air force militia of the State of Vermont, has received the next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft, which landed at the Vermont Air National Guard just after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec., 5, 2019.These aircraft are part of the 20 total aircraft assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard, with the full complement arriving by summer 2020.The aircraft departed...

Storm Atiyah: Met Eireann to upgrade weather warning for nine counties, number of national parks closed

Heavy rain. Stock image Storm Atiyah: Met Eireann to upgrade weather warning for nine counties, number of national parks closed Independent.ie A Status Yellow weather warning currently in place will be upgraded for nine counties tomorrow as strong winds from Storm Atiyah...

National Assembly petitioned to recognize body weight discrimination

The petition will be sponsored by Québec Solidaire MNA Manon Massé. Christinne Muschi / MONTREAL GAZETTE An activist will launch a petition Thursday on the National Assembly’s website calling on the provincial government to add discrimination based on physical appearance, particularly body weight, to Quebec’s charter of rights.Edith Bernier, founder of the website Grossophobie.ca, says the...

Long-time MNA François Gendron calls for more respect of National Assembly speaker’s office

Parti Québécois MNA François Gendron, walks back to his seat as members of the National Assembly applaud for being an elected member for the last 40 years in Quebec City on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS files QUEBEC — There’s still time for Quebec’s parliamentarians to avoid a crisis of confidence, former speaker François Gendron says.The former MNA...