Peter Robbins, who voiced Charlie Brown in the classic 1960s Peanuts cartoons, has died.He was 65 »
A man has died in hospital after he was stabbed outside a high rise building in Mississauga on Tuesday night, Peel police say. The stabbing happened on Roche Court near Erin Mills Parkway and Fowler Drive. Police were called to the scene at 6:36 p.m. Officers found the man, 41, in life-threatening condition. He was rushed to hospital where he died. Police said a suspect fled the area. No description was available.
Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott will meet next week with Ontario nurses to talk about staff shortages. The meeting with Cathryn Hoy, provincial president of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), is set for Feb. 3. A date was set on Tuesday after the ONA said on Twitter that the Ontario government turned down a request for a meeting on Monday. Ivana Yelich, spokesperson for the premier, said on Tuesday that the meeting is an opportunity to listen for the premier and minis
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy laid out an optimistic vision of the state's future Tuesday during an election year address to lawmakers that comes amid a period of higher oil prices and follows a year marked by drawn-out, bruising legislative sessions. The Republican, giving his fourth State of the State speech since taking office in late 2018, said he envisioned a state that is a leader in renewable energy, with energy costs among the lowest in the U.S. He also wants Alaska to
Edmonton police have charged a 34-year-old man after a Muslim woman was attacked in front of her children outside of a mosque on New Year's Day. Police said the man was arrested and charged after he allegedly attacked a woman in northeast Edmonton, near the Al Ameen Mosque at 54th Street and 122nd Avenue. The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) said in a release that the attacker targeted a Black Muslim woman, who was in a vehicle with her three children. The NCCM said the man punched an
Burn barrels are being dropped off in Winnipeg encampments this week to help those living outside stay safe and warm. On Tuesday, Shawn Sousa, outreach services manager with Main Street Project, and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service fire prevention officer Steve Antle provided information on the pilot project's launch. Fifteen 200-litre steel barrels with holes drilled in the bottom were purchased by the fire service. "When it gets really cold, there's not a lot of protection from the elements and
HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong may not reopen until early 2024 because of its strict COVID-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardise the city's role as a financial hub, its European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report. The limited effectiveness of locally developed vaccines has forced mainland China to maintain tight restrictions on travel, the chamber said in the draft, which was reviewed by Reuters but has not been made public. The European Chamber of Commerce declined to comment on the report.
Two shelters that support vulnerable and under-housed people in the N.W.T. were added to a list of exposure locations by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO). The Jan. 25 update to the territorial government's exposure notification list includes the warming shelter in Fort Simpson as an outbreak site. Anyone who was there since Jan. 25 is being asked to self monitor for symptoms, and get tested — at home or at a clinic — if symptoms develop. The update also included an exposure
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday began appealing a federal court ruling that ordered the state to draw new congressional districts, including a second district with a substantial number of minority voters. The Alabama attorney general's office filed a notice of appeal to the judges' order that blocked the current map from being used in upcoming 2022 elections. The state argued similar maps had been in use for decades with court approval and the ruling is problematic with the closeness
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A First Nation in British Columbia says a preliminary geophysical investigation has identified 93 "reflections" that could indicate the number of children buried around the site of a former residential school. Chief Willie Sellars of the Williams Lake First Nation said Tuesday that only excavation would confirm the presence of human remains and much more work is needed to make final determinations. He said 14 of 470 hectares around the former St. Joseph's Mission Residentia
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure despite opposition from some gun owners who said it would violate their Second Amendment rights. The council also voted to require thousands of gun owners in the city to pay a small fee, which would be used for firearm safety education and services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world. In the Bible, Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather and was said to have lived to be 969 years old. Methuselah the fish is not quite that ancient, but biologists at the California Academy of Sciences believe it is about 90 years old, with no known living peers. Methuselah is a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter), 40-pound (18.1-kilogram) Australian lungf
An Australian lungfish, what biologists call an evolutionary link between fish and amphibians, living in a San Francisco museum is believed to be 90 years old. (Jan. 26)
CityWest grew its workforce by 33 per cent, last year, and made an $800,000 distribution payment to the City of Prince Rupert, the telecoms company announced on Jan. 25. The city’s yearly payment saw an increase of $100,000 from the year before, and $200,000 from 2019, while the increase in staff is in preparation for growth in existing and new markets along the B.C. coast, the company stated. “Our amazing staff overcame myriad challenges last year and they worked hard to ensure 2021 was yet ano
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Spc. Javzailia Pineiro joined New York’s National Guard in late 2019, and started work as a truck driver just as the pandemic was starting to hit. For months she drove around the state, spending long days delivering masks, water, food and other supplies. It was grueling work. Yet she has already signed up for four more years — taking advantage of a $10,000 reenlistment bonus and the opportunity to use her military benefit to go to college. Pineiro’s decision to stay on is
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a massive $2.5 billion arms sale to Egypt despite ongoing concerns over human rights. The sales were announced just hours after congressional Democrats urged the administration not to release a much smaller package of military assistance that had been put on hold last year pending the Egyptian government meeting certain rights-related conditions. The State Department said Tuesday's sale was unrelated to $130 million in foreign milita
A family of six from southwest Nova Scotia who lost everything in a house fire is now watching their new home be built from the ground up, thanks to the kindness of their community. A local carpenter started the project for free last fall and others have joined in to help him tackle the job in the community of Brighton, near Digby. Electricians and plumbers have donated their time, local companies have donated supplies, and neighbours stop by daily to lend a hand. The Morehouse family have been
Nova Scotians dealing with the provincial home-care system say they're glad COVID-19 has shed a light on its issues, but real actions are needed to solve problems that have existed long before the pandemic. Donalda MacIssac of Lower Sackville said after 25 years of navigating the system for a close family member who is disabled and has high needs, she welcomes new research and ideas to improve the system. "For me, home care is like the Wild West," MacIsaac said in a recent interview. "There's so
GUYSBOROUGH – The regular council meeting of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) began on Jan. 19 with a proclamation recognizing the 230th anniversary of the Black Loyalist exodus from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone. The declaration by the MODG stated, “Therefore, be it resolved that the council of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough declare January 15, 2022, the day of Black Loyalist exodus.” The anniversary marks the departure of 15 ships from Halifax Harbour carry
Travis Smarch was known to everyone around him as an adventurous, outgoing and funny young man with a bright future. His life ended abruptly on Jan. 5 — the day he overdosed, alone, in his room at Whitehorse's Chilkoot Inn. He was just 27. "It's been really hard for me to talk about my son, because it's so fresh," his mother, Rosemary Smarch, told CBC News. "It's like my mind's blank." He is one of eight Yukoners who have died from an illicit drug overdose so far in 2022. In response, the Yukon
Another weekend storm is on the way for Prince Edward Island. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for all three counties in the province Wednesday morning. The statement said Environment Canada is monitoring what is expected to be a "very intense winter storm" that would have impact on Saturday into Sunday. "Another nor'easter looks to move through the region but exactly what and how much of it falls is still a bit uncertain. The latest guidance does show all of P.E.I. seeing h
Limited resources during the pandemic have forced the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit to offer less supports for new moms and families over the past two years. Redeploying staff to fight off COVID-19, whether it be for case and contact management or mass vaccination clinics, has meant pulling resources from other programs the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) offers. And according to WECHU CEO Nicole Dupuis, one area that has gone through significant "ebbs and flows" has been the Healthy
MONTREAL — January isn't over, but with 1,144 COVID-19 deaths reported this month in Quebec, it's already the fifth deadliest month of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province. Two health experts say the high death toll is due, in part, to Quebec's slow campaign to deliver booster doses to people 70 and older living outside institutional care. "My hunch is that there is some sizable number of deaths and hospitalizations that could have been prevented if we had given our third dose earlier," Dr. Quo
Canada's Olympic men's ice hockey roster has been unveiled with former NHL player Eric Staal expected to lead a team of mostly younger talent and a few veterans. The NHL didn’t release active players for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
There is concern about China trying to buy influence in Canada by enlisting powerbrokers, including former high-profile politicians, and it’s sparked calls for a public registry to bring it out into the open.