Numerous Kelowna pharmacies report depleted supply of flu vaccine – Okanagan

At the Juniper pharmacy downtown Kelowna, BCflu vaccines are still available — but only for those 65 years of age and older. “We’ve run out of flu shots for 64 and under,” said pharmacist Craig Plain, adding the demand for flu vaccines is still high. “We’re still getting five to 10 phone calls every day … Read more

‘Dangerous’: Concerns raised about possible Chinese ‘secret police station’ in Vancouver

The revelation that Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities is a cause of great concern, say local experts. A Spanish civil rights group, Safeguard Defenders, revealed in a report that there were Chinese police operations around the world, including three in Toronto and at least one in Vancouver. Victor … Read more

Canada’s gas prices have fallen — but it may not last long, analysts warn – National

Gas prices in Canada are currently on the decline, but uncertain geopolitical forces could see the relative relief at the short-lived pumps, according to experts. Gas price tracking website GasBuddy.com is reporting that prices are down more than 25 cents as of Dec. 6 compared with November’s monthly average, currently sitting at an average of … Read more

Opinion: In a future of electric vehicles, Canada is driving on a low battery

Canada is falling behind in the race to electrification.Haven Daley/The Associated Press Brian Kingston is president and CEO of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association. The electric vehicle (EV) transformation is rapidly picking up speed, with automakers committing an estimated US$1.2-trillion to electrification through 2030 to build tens of millions of electric vehicles, more than double … Read more

New Brunswick influenza cases rise in latest report – New Brunswick

As New Brunswick moves into the holiday season, the province is still grappling with flu season. The province reported 229 cases of influenza between Nov. 13 and 19, which is the most recent period for which data is available. That’s more than double the number in the previous period of Nov. 6 to 12. There … Read more

Vitamin D deficiency: Who is at risk and how to keep levels up this winter – National

As winter weather settles in Canada, a “silent” health issue could be impacting many in the country. With people spending more time indoors and getting less sun as days get shorter, there is an increased risk of your vitamin D levels dropping, experts warn. Vitamin D is well-known for its role in keeping bones, teeth … Read more

Shania Twain says she ‘flattened’ her breasts to avoid stepdad’s sexual abuse

Shania Twain has shared additional details about her traumatic childhood, this time saying she tried to alter her appearance to avoid attention from her allegedly sexually abusive stepfather. In an interview with the British newspaper The Sunday Times, the Canadian country music star explained how she would intentionally wear ill-fitting undergarments as a teenager in … Read more

At least one Chinese ‘secret police station’ based in Vancouver, civil rights group says

A Spanish civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities. The Safeguard Defenders group said in a report in September that there were Chinese police operations around the world, including three in Toronto, and an updated report named another 48 locations. Safeguard Defenders, a not-for-profit human rights … Read more

UK takes fresh stab at internet rules as EU framework surges ahead – POLITICO

LONDON — The United Kingdom wants to police the internet. Shame the European Union got there first. Brexit was supposed to let Britain do things faster. But less than a month after the 27-member bloc’s Digital Services Act (DSA) went into force, London is still struggling to cobble together its own version of the rulebook, … Read more

More than 10 kg of fentanyl seized after Brownlee, Sask. man arrested in Edmonton

The Saskatchewan RCMP said a Saskatchewan man wanted on 25 outstanding charges was arrested in Edmonton, with the help of several law enforcement groups. Officers said 42-year-old Kurt Miller was wanted on warrants for his involvement in an incident back in May 2020 that resulted in an officer being injured. 0:46 RCMP officer shot near … Read more