RCMP are continuing their investigation into a fatal, two-vehicle collision in Primrose, P.E.I., Saturday afternoon. One of the drivers, a 49-year-old Kings County woman, died en route to the hospital. The other driver, a 32-year-old Kings County man, was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has since been airlifted to Moncton in critical condition, RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said on Monday. No passengers There were no passengers in either vehicle. Officers are trying to deter
The Ontario government has used the notwithstanding clause to restore parts of the Election Finances Act that had been declared unconstitutional. A bill invoking the clause passed Monday and means third parties can only spend $600,000 in the 12 months before an election is called. Opponents say the ruling Progressive Conservatives are trying to silence criticism ahead of next summer's provincial vote, while the government argues the bill is necessary to protect elections from outside influence.
U.S. and Canadian officials are set to meet Tuesday to discuss how to eventually lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries, but no immediate action is expected, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday. U.S. and Canadian business leaders have voiced increasing concern about the ban on non-essential travel at land borders because of COVID-19 that was imposed in March 2020 and has been renewed on a monthly basis since. The measures, which also apply to the U.S.-Mexico border, do not affect trade or other essential travel.
Whitehorse RCMP say "several" people were taken to hospital in serious condition on Saturday afternoon, following a collision at the intersection of the Alaska Highway and Robert Service Way. In a news release on Monday, police say they responded to the collision at about 5:25 p.m. on Saturday. The intersection was closed for about an hour while emergency officials responded to those injured and cleared vehicle debris from the roadway. Witnesses saw a heavily-damaged small car and an upside-down
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday June 14, 2021. There are 1,402,126 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,402,126 confirmed cases (16,955 active, 1,359,240 resolved, 25,931 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,122 new cases Sunday. The rate of active cases is 44.61 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,216 new cases. The seven-day rolling aver
The burned remains of an adult woman were found on the weekend in a dumpster in downtown Grande Prairie, Alta., RCMP said Monday in a news release. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, Grande Prairie RCMP was called to help the city's fire department at a fire inside a dumpster near 99th Street and Resources Road. Because there appeared to be burned human remains in the dumpster, the investigation was turned over to the RCMP's major crimes unit. On Monday, the unit said the deceased person has been identif
TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservatives employed a rarely used legislative power on Monday to pass a bill limiting third-party election advertising amid shouts of "shame" from the opposition. The government used the notwithstanding clause to pass Bill 307, which reintroduced amendments to the Election Finances Act that a judge struck down as unconstitutional last week. The clause allows legislatures to override portions of the charter for a five-year term. The opposition parties argued the
When the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine was offered to Katie Gibson in Abu Dhabi, there was no doubt in her mind she should take it. The 36-year-old teacher originally from Calgary said she and her husband didn't hesitate to take the only COVID-19 vaccine they could get in the United Arab Emirates at the time. "It's available to us [so] let's just get it," she recalled thinking. "A vaccine is a vaccine." After two years abroad, Gibson said her family of four desperately wants to get home this su
ROME (AP) — A 74-year-old chain-smoking Czech coach might have made just as much of an impact on this Italy squad as Roberto Mancini has. Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti each had breakout seasons under Zdeněk Zeman in Serie B nearly a decade ago at Pescara, where they learned an attacking philosophy that they're currently employing at the European Championship. Italy’s third goal in its 3-0 win over Turkey in the Euro 2020 tournament opener was a case in point, as Immobile hard
A rash of gun violence over the weekend has left three people dead. Shallima Maharaj has the latest.
Ashley Ames died on the floor of her townhouse kitchen in Rocky Mountain House on July 26, 2019, shot twice in the head while trying to protect her sister Alexis Ames. On Monday, Marshall Stone, the former common-law partner of Alexis, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Red Deer Court of Queen's Bench. Stone pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Alexis, and guilty to unlawful use of a firearm against her. Details of the domestic violence case are included in an agreed statement of
BEIJING (Reuters) -China said on Tuesday that radiation levels around the Taishan nuclear project in the southeastern province of Guangdong remained normal, following media reports of a leak at one of its reactors. French utility EDF, one of the project's owners, said on Monday that it was investigating media reports that abnormal levels of radioactive gas had leaked from the plant.
Recent developments: The Ottawa Redblacks' 2021 schedule and ticket plans should come today. What's the latest? It's the last day of police checkpoints to ban non-essential travel between Ontario and Quebec. Quebec is expected to give a vaccine update at 1 p.m. ET, including more information for people who got a first AstraZeneca-Oxford dose and want a different second dose. Following yesterday's vote to go ahead with a shortened CFL season, the Ottawa Redblacks' schedule should come out today.
The view from the top of Alps Street, the high point in the Siberian city of Kiselyovsk, makes it seem like surrounding neighbourhoods are being swallowed up by a succession of giant black holes. Nine open pit coal mines encircle this city of 90,000 people in Russia's Kuzbass region, the epicentre of the country's coal production, 3,700 kilometres east of the capital, Moscow. Daily, bone-rattling explosions from the pits reverberate across the blackened landscape, shifting buildings off their fo
A 51-year-old man has been charged following what York Regional Police are investigating as a hate-motivated incident in Vaughan. On June 2, officers responded to a vaccination clinic location in Vaughan for reports of a man yelling anti-black racial slurs at one of the employees. Police said the man then attempted to spit on the employee and security personnel. Investigators identified the man — who is from Vaughan — and on Thursday, June 10, he was arrested and charged with assault. Police sai
CORNWALL, P.E.I. — School board officials in Prince Edward Island are investigating reports that a recent Pride Day event at a junior high school was disrupted by students who dressed in black and harassed classmates who said they supported the LGBTQ community. Norbert Carpenter, director of the Public Schools Branch, confirmed Monday that some students at East Wiltshire School in Cornwall were suspended on Thursday and Friday, and their parents were called. "Unfortunately I wouldn't say that it
Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the island's government said, the largest reported incursion to date. While there was no immediate comment from Beijing, the news comes after the Group of Seven leaders issued a joint statement on Sunday scolding China for a series of issues and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, comments China condemned as "slander". Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained over the last few months of repeated missions by China's air force near the self-ruled island, concentrated in the southwestern part of its air defence zone near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands.
OTTAWA — A new study in England suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are extremely good at keeping people from ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, even after just one dose. Public Health England says it looked at the records of 14,000 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant between April 12 and June 4. It found two doses of either vaccine were more than 90 per cent effective at keeping people out of the hospital. After one dose, Pfizer was 94
On Monday, B.C. health officials announced 277 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths over the last three days, hours after they held a press conference to tell British Columbians the province is on track for the second step of its reopening plan. That's an average of 92 new cases a day confirmed this weekend, marking a continued and significant downward trend in B.C.'s caseload. A total of 68 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours — the lowest one-day total since Sept. 26. In a writt
When U.S. Catholic bishops convene virtually for a national meeting Wednesday, they will be divided ideologically as well as physically. They’re split over whether to press ahead with an initiative that could — at least implicitly — rebuke President Joe Biden for receiving Communion while supporting abortion rights. For a body that strives to appear unified and fraternal, it’s a highly contentious issue, testing the extent to which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops can work constructively