‘Did I leak information to the media? Yes I did,’ says former B.C lotto director at money laundering inquiry

‘Did I leak information to the media? Yes I did,’ says former B.C lotto director at money laundering inquiry

VICTORIA – A former director of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s anti-money laundering office says he is the “whistleblower” that likely prompted the public inquiry examining how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash flowed through the province’s casinos. Ross Alderson, who testified for more than four hours Thursday, said he was driven to…

‘Move to endemic was too early’: Hinshaw acknowledges Alberta jumped the gun relaxing COVID-19 response

‘Move to endemic was too early’: Hinshaw acknowledges Alberta jumped the gun relaxing COVID-19 response

EDMONTON – The doctor leading Alberta through the pandemic has admitted she began treating COVID-19 as endemic prematurely. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw made the comments Thursday when the province announced it needed to find more ICU space. Nearing 90 per cent ICU capacity – including dozens of surge beds already added…

Evacuation underway at multiple N.B. universities, police on scene at UNB ‘investigating a file’

Evacuation underway at multiple N.B. universities, police on scene at UNB ‘investigating a file’

HALIFAX — Fredericton Police are asking individuals to avoid the area around the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, saying police are in scene “investigating a file.” In a Twitter post Friday afternoon, UNB says its Fredericton and Saint John campuses, along with its Moncton site, will be evacuated immediately as a precautionary measure.  …

National vaccine panel recommends 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose for immunocompromised people

National vaccine panel recommends 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose for immunocompromised people

TORONTO — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that some immunocompromised people receive three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The latest guidance says that “moderately to severely immunocompromised” individuals who have not yet been immunized should receive three doses of an authorized mRNA vaccine. Those who have already completed a series…