Global National: Jan. 17, 2022 | Quebec and Ontario blasted by brutal blizzard

Caution - Russia Ukraine Conflict

This item is about Russia or Ukraine, countries which are involved in an unfolding armed conflict. Be aware that propaganda may be involved in this video news item. Browse news from other sources about Russia (here) and Ukraine (here) to gain a wider perspective. The Global Herald is attempting to remove any advertisements from this content. Please accept our apologies if you are shown an ad next to conflict news - please leave a comment if you see ads in this page.

Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: Jan. 17, 2022 | Quebec and Ontario blasted by brutal blizzard” – below is their description.

People in Ontario and Quebec are trying to dig themselves out of a severe snowstorm that’s wreaked havoc on the roads, while also bringing a snow day for children. Mike Drolet and Mike Armstrong report on how the blizzard kept snow plows busy, how the storm was unusual, how it brought out kindness in strangers and how kids made the most out of a day off school.

Meanwhile, Health Canada has now approved Paxlovid, the antiviral medication from Pfizer, to treat people with COVID-19. Abigail Bimman looks at what’s known so far about the drug and who’s being prioritized to receive it.

Also, a Global News exclusive: as tension rises over Russian troops amassing near Ukraine’s border, Global News has learned Canada is now sending a small group of special forces to Ukraine. Mike Le Couteur explains what’s behind the deployment.

Plus, poorer nations are still struggling to fully immunize people against COVID-19, as they grapple with expensive vaccine patents and complex production. Jackson Proskow explains how Texas researchers are trying to make sure no one gets left behind with a groundbreaking new vaccine called COBREVAX, and without a huge price tag.

And a British soldier named Jack Jarvis is on an exhausting journey to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo, all the way from the United Kingdom to the United States. Crystal Goomansingh looks at the goal, the timeline and how he’s honouring his grandfather at the same time.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8516106/monday-schools-january-17-snow-day/

Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc

Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ

Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt

Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB

#weather #Paxlovid #GlobalNews

Global News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - Global News

Global News is the news and current affairs division of the Canadian Global Television Network, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Recent from Global News:

Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: House Intelligence Committee holds hearing | LIVE

Amber Heard faces cross-examination by Johnny Depp’s lawyers in defamation trial | LIVE

Buffalo supermarket shooting: Residents left feeling a loss of safety in city

In This Story: Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world’s oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km². It covers approximately 20 percent of Earth’s surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area.

The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west.

2 Recent Items: Atlantic Ocean

Top Story with Tom Llamas – May 11 | NBC News NOW

SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites, lands rocket in quickest booster turnaround to date

In This Story: Canada

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

2 Recent Items: Canada

Prince Charles and Camilla visit Canada for Platinum Jubilee tour: GB News’ Cameron Walker reports

Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT) Rings The Opening Bell®

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

Shanghai reaches zero-COVID status, Ruijin Hospital resumes normal operations

China’s fiscal reform aims to improve business environment

LIVE: Media on COVID-19 and other global health issues

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Covid: We are out of the tunnel

North Korea faces health crisis amid virus surge • FRANCE 24 English

In This Story: Ontario

Ontario is a province in east-central Canada that borders the U.S. and the Great Lakes. It’s home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, known for Parliament Hill’s Victorian architecture and the National Gallery, featuring Canadian and indigenous art. Toronto, Ontario’s capital, is home to the 553m-high CN Tower, with expansive views from its revolving restaurant.

2 Recent Items: Ontario

Rivals hit on Ford’s record during Ontario leaders’ debate

Ontario driver who killed woman, 3 daughters sentenced to 17 years in prison

In This Story: Pfizer

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City. In 2012, it was one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and ranked 57 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

5 Recent Items: Pfizer

Biohaven CEO discusses Pfizer’s purchase of the company

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals shares surge after Pfizer agrees to acquire company

Pfizer acquires Biohaven for $11.6 billion in cash

We’re Not Allowed To Talk About This

Pfizer will submit data on Covid-19 vaccine for kids under 5 in next few weeks, says CEO Bourla

In This Story: Texas

Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States. At 268,596 square miles, and with more than 29.1 million residents in 2020, it is the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population.

2 Recent Items: Texas

Ted Cruz wins campaign law case before Supreme Court

Texas Manhunt Continues For Convicted Murderer Who Escaped From Transport Bus

In This Story: Ukraine

Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

2 Recent Items: Ukraine

This Morning’s Top Headlines – May 17 | Morning News NOW

Bellingcat’s executive director says it has been approached by the ICC

In This Story: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe.

The capital is London. The present monarch is Queen Elizabeth II.

The United Kingdom is the seat of the formerly extensive British Empire.

4 Recent Items: United Kingdom

UK, EU risk trade war as Brexit row rises over N Ireland protocol

The Queen celebrates 70-year reign at star-studded Platinum Jubilee | 9 News Australia

Ukraine: Ex-Eurovision Pop Star Tina Karol Raises Awareness About War

Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel | Monday 16th May

In This Story: United States

The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

4 Recent Items: United States

United Nations Memorial for U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

Why is NATO’s expansion harmful?

How the ‘great replacement theory’ is connected to the Buffalo shooting?

The Truth Illusion | Al Jazeera Investigations

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

Posting....