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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was the face of the city through some of its darkest days — the death of George Floyd under an officer's knee last year and rioting that marred the ensuing protests, including the burning of a police precinct after Frey ordered officers to abandon it. Frey, a Democrat, is now in a tough fight to keep his job as the city tries to rebuild since Floyd's death in May 2020 sparked the most damaging unrest in the U.S. since the Rodney King riots. Tuesday
As inflation rises across the country and the cost of living goes up, food banks on P.E.I. are seeing decreased donations. At the Upper Room food bank in Charlottetown, the Y's Men Food Drive this week brought in about two-thirds of what Islanders donated last year. "All of a sudden grocery bills, you know, cost more and they keep going up and up," said Mike MacDonald, executive director of the Upper Room. "It costs more to fill their car up with gas. It's going to cost more to heat their homes.
As little as 15 minutes a day of brisk walking could help many women who struggle with postpartum depression, a study from a Canadian university says, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care. The study from Western University, published Wednesday by the Journal of Women's Health, analyzed data from five research projects involving 242 participants and found that walking resulted in clinically significant reductions in postpartum depression symptoms. Researchers say th
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, defying the Biden administration's strongest criticism to date of such projects. A senior Palestinian official said the decision showed that Israel's new government, led by far-right politician Naftali Bennett, was "no less extreme" than the administration of the veteran leader he replaced, Benjamin Netanyahu. An Israeli defence official said a planning forum of Israel's liaison office with the Palestinians gave preliminary approval for plans to build 1,344 housing units and its final go-ahead for projects to construct 1,800 homes.
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Two Ottawa men are facing first-degree murder charges following the death of a 33-year-old Thunder Bay man in a house fire earlier this month. The two accused — aged 19 and 20 — were already in custody on unrelated drug charges when informed of the homicide charges on Tuesday, police said. The charges stem from a structural fire on Frederica Street East on the night of Oct. 3. A deceased man, identified by police as Jordan Lapointe of Thunder Bay, was found inside. Thunder Bay police Det. Sgt. J
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the new makeup of his cabinet that included some additions, subtractions and a shakeup for others. Here are five things to know about the cabinet and what it all could mean. In, out, and moving about: The prime minister expanded his cabinet to 38 ministers, not including Trudeau himself, which meant adding some new faces in Kamal Khera as seniors minister, Pascal St-Onge as sport minister (also the only rookie MP in cabinet), Marci Ien as gender eq
Belgian PM Alexander De Croo told Euronews that they would only give booster jabs to those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as healthcare workers in some countries are not yet vaccinated.View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 84-year-old Iranian-American man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years underwent surgery on Tuesday to clear a blockage in an artery to the brain that his family and supporters have described as life-threatening. The surgery on Baquer Namazi “appears to have been a success and Baquer is awake, although he remains groggy,” according to a statement from Namazi's attorney, Jared Genser. He is expected to remain in the intensive care unit for two more days and t
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Canada, where he faces calls for him to apologise for the Catholic Church's role in former schools for indigenous people where children were subjected to abuse, rape and malnutrition. The Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday that Canada's bishops had formally invited him to make a visit which would be part of a "process of reconciliation" with indigenous peoples. It said Francis was willing and that a trip would take place on a date to be settled later.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Singapore is looking into an "unusual surge" of 5,324 new infections of COVID-19, the city-state's health ministry said, its highest such figure since the beginning of the pandemic, as beds in intensive care units fill up. "The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon," the health ministry said in a statement. "The Ministry of Health is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days," it added in Wednesday's statement.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade, climate and COVID-19, the Biden White House has tried to reorient the focus of the U.S. and its allies toward the strategic challenges posed by a rising China — all while there has been little direct engagement between the two rivals. The president is now preparing for a pair of global summits where he again won't b
B.C. health officials announced 609 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 more deaths on Wednesday. In a written statement, the provincial health ministry said there are currently 4,748 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 422 people are in hospital, with 157 in intensive care. The provincial death toll from COVID-19 is now 2,137 lives lost out of 203,582 confirmed cases to date. COVID-19 in British Columbia by the numbers Location of new COVID-19 cases in B.C. by
The world's first-ever stamp will go up for auction later this year. The unused Penny Black is part of a document that's expected to sell for between £4 and 6 million. (Oct. 27)
TORONTO — Ontario plans to spend up to $100 million to add 2,000 nurses to the long-term care sector over the next few years as part of a larger plan to beef up staffing levels and improve care for residents. Long-Term Care Minister Rod Phillips said Wednesday that the plan will support Ontario's commitment to increasing direct care for long-term care residents to four hours a day, on average. Seniors entering long-term care are older and have more complex needs than a decade ago, Phillips said,
During a news conference on Wednesday, Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem said as a result of ongoing supply chain disruptions and higher energy prices, the central bank now forecasts that annual inflation rates will continue their upward to nearly five per cent by the end of the year before coming back to its two per cent target by the end of 2022.
California Governor Gavin Newsom was given a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot at an Oakland clinic on Wednesday. Newsom was eligible for the booster because he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this year. (Oct. 27)