"In the process, I have become a recluse," Linda Evangelista — who was one of the most sought-after supermodels of the 1990s — says.Her Instagram post »
Germany is seeking support from other European Union members to ensure a second term for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the helm of the World Health Organisation, but African states have yet to show their cards, government sources and diplomats said on Wednesday. Tedros, who was elected as WHO's first African director-general in May 2017, has been shunned this time by his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict. German Health Minister Jens Spahn backed a second term for Tedros on Tuesday and called on other countries to support the former Ethiopian health and foreign minister ahead of the deadline.
Advisory committees in the City of Vancouver might be forced to either start meeting in person or go on hiatus due to a disagreement between the city and provincial government. Emergency provincial regulations that allowed for virtual municipal meetings expire on Sept. 29, and the city has told its advisory bodies they must comply. The city believes the province would need to amend the Vancouver Charter to explicitly allow committees to continue meeting virtually, but the Ministry of Municipal A
Ottawa reported 59 more cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. First care home and hospital outbreaks in the city since May. Quebec reported 23 more cases in the Outaouais. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 59 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths on Wednesday. The city has a total of 476 known active cases, which is similar to what was seen in late spring toward the end of the pandemic's third wave. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said Monday she hopes a high immunizatio
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died. Sheeler, who was also an author, was 53. Sheeler died last week at his home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, according to Case Western Reserve University, where he taught journalism and media writing. The cause of death was not immediately determined, the sch
VANCOUVER — Homicide investigators say more charges have been laid against the suspect in a stabbing attack that killed one woman and injured six other people in North Vancouver in March. A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault have been laid against Yannick Bandaogo. A woman in her 20s was stabbed and killed near the Lynn Valley library branch on March 27. Six other people, ranging in age from 22 to 78,
While many be tempted to characterize the Liberal win as a minority government a "loss," following Justin Trudeau's attempt at a majority, that is not necessarily the case as we look to the future.
In what could appear as a mea culpa from Washington, Biden and Macron said in a joint statement “that the situation would have benefitted from open consultations among allies on matters of strategic interest to France and our European partners."View on euronews
Paving work on the Hillsborough Bridge is being done in the evening and overnight hours to reduce the impact on traffic, says the chief engineer for P.E.I.'s Department of Transportation. Stephen Yeo said the tender specified the work must be done between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., and though it will cost 20 to 30 per cent more, it will get the job done quicker (about five weeks) and keep daytime traffic flowing between Stratford and Charlottetown. "It's more efficient for the contractor to do it becaus
The number of people sick with COVID-19 at a Sackville nursing home has grown to 23, with one person in hospital. Seventeen residents and six staff members of the Drew Nursing Home have tested positive, Michael Keating, the interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes, told CBC News on Wednesday. That's up from 22 as of Tuesday. Further testing is scheduled Friday at the home, which has 118 licensed beds. "Most of them, with the exception of the fellow that went t
What you need to know about Ontario's proof of vaccination system, which comes into effect on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
A federal judge set a Friday hearing for a possible ruling on a request to be released from pre-trial detention by a member of the far-right Proud Boy movement facing charges related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Lawyers for Dominic Pezzola, 43, of Rochester, N.Y., presently held in a Washington D.C. jail, argued on Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly that restrictive prison conditions make it difficult for them to consult with their client and for him to review potentially relevant evidence, including 7,500 investigative memoranda and 100 days of video. Defense lawyer Steven Metcalf said Pezzola's mother and common-law wife were willing to put up a family house as bail security.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down portions of a Florida immigration enforcement law that was a priority of the state's Republican governor, saying in her ruling that the measure was racially motivated. U.S. Judge Beth Bloom on Tuesday rejected sections of the law that ban local government sanctuary policies and require local law enforcement to make their best effort to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities. The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who signed the bi
A proposed bylaw that looks to ban conversion therapy in the Kingston area has been deferred until up to January. The proposed bylaw would see city council sending letters in support of Bill C-6, and would put measures in place that would create a stronger support system for the LGBTQ2S+ community and direct city staff to draft a bylaw prohibiting any form of conversion therapy. A motion presented by Councillor Doherty will now see council consider feedback on the bylaw from Tuesday’s delegates
Public health orders designed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the N.W.T. are being extended, according to the territory's chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kandola, and new restrictions are coming to the capital starting Friday. A containment order in Behchokǫ̀ will go on until Oct. 7. A similar order in Whatì has been extended to Oct. 9. Starting Sept. 24, increased restrictions are being placed on the order that limits gatherings in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ for 10 days, until Oct
The remains of the carcass of an endangered blue whale that washed ashore on a popular Nova Scotia beach earlier this month will undergo examination to learn more about the massive marine animal. "It's a fantastic opportunity we were given to collect research and valuable information," Danielle Pinder, the response co-ordinator with the Marine Animal Response Society, told CBC Radio's Mainstreet on Tuesday. "But at the same time, it's so sad and hard to wrap your head around, working on this typ
"We need to make changes and we are going to do that," Powell said at a televised press conference after the Fed's latest policy meeting. Though rules limiting the trading activities of Fed policymakers are somewhat stricter than those for government employees generally, the current framework is "now clearly seen as not adequate to the task of really sustaining the public’s trust."
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals may soon start feeling the pressure to move quickly on spending and tax plans, some of which the party's platform promised this fiscal year. The Liberals are expected to release an update on the government's finances through this fall that would give an outlook for the deficit and the economy. Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says the Liberals may want to release the document in November and use it to introduce some spending and tax measures. He says t
A school in Kindersley, Sask., has closed its doors to students for two weeks after several COVID-19 cases were reported. On Tuesday, the Sun West School Division made the decision to move classes at Elizabeth Middle School online until Oct. 5. The school division would not say how many cases of COVID-19 had been identified. Close contacts of the infected people have been identified and have been asked to self-isolate. There are 273 students who attend Elizabeth Middle School. Kindersley is abou
The man arrested and charged in connection with the killing of a young North Vancouver woman outside the Lynn Valley public library now faces six additional charges related to a series of stabbing attacks on March 27. Yannick Bandaogo, 28, is facing five additional counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault, according to a North Vancouver RCMP statement Wednesday. A charge of second-degree murder was originally laid after a woman in her late 20s died of wounds allegedly infli
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new rulers of Afghanistan have an uphill battle in their efforts to be recognized in time to address other world leaders at the United Nations this year. The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government and asking to speak at the General Assembly’s high-level meeting of world leaders this week, according to a letter sent to the United Nations. The decision now rests with a U.N. committee that generally meets in November
A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the onset of the pandemic sent students home temporarily for remote learning — not because of the virus, but rather issues with misbehavior. New Britain High School, in suburban Hartford, is “hitting the refresh button” and will restart the school year, Principal Damon Pearce wrote in a letter late Tuesday to students and families. Pearce initially said instruction would be done remotely through the
NORTH BAY, Ont. — Police in North Bay, Ont., say they're investigating a video that appears to show students involved in antisemitic behaviour at a local school. The force said it is also investigating the circumstances that motivated that behaviour. A spokesman said officers were called to École Secondaire Catholique Algonquin on Friday and said police are working to determine whether a crime related to hate, genocide, or incitement of hatred has occurred. Police Chief Scott Tod said the video
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A rural region in southern Poland revoked an anti-LGBT resolution Wednesday under the threat of losing European Union funding. The regional assembly of Swietokrzyskie voted in a special session to revoke the resolution, first passed in 2019, that stated “opposition to the attempts to introduce LGBT ideology to local government communities and the promotion of this ideology in public life.” The measure also declared “deep disapproval and strong opposition to the attempts by
A volcano on the island of La Palma in Spain erupts after much seismic activity. Check out the incredible footage here! Full credit to: lisa_schroeter on Twitter