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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming increasingly skeptical about how much U.S. foreign policy really has changed since Donald Trump left the White House. Biden plans to limit his time at the U.N. General Assembly due to coronavirus concerns. He is sched
The search for two fishermen missing off Mary's Harbour is continuing Sunday as residents come together to hope for a positive development. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) confirmed Sunday afternoon that the search has recovered additional debris — a second tub and some fishing buckets — which they believe is connected to the missing vessel, the Island Lady. A single blue fishing tub was reported earlier Sunday. Although the debris is not definitively linked to the overdue vessel, JR
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “You know, I skipped the line.
Ontario is reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19 today and five new deaths due to the virus. The province also says another death from more than a month ago has been added to the overall tally following a data cleanup. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 540 of today's new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown. She says 245 people are in hospital with COVID-19, and 182 are in intensive care. The minister notes, however, that not all hospital
A new local campaign to raise awareness of residential school survivors and their families began this weekend. Orange Shirt Cookie Day officially launched at Caffeine & Co. in Amherstburg Saturday. Through a partnership between Ska:na Family Learning Centre and Caffeine & Co., Orange Shirt Cookie Day is a way to raise awareness around truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people. "We're hoping to have people purchase orange shirt cookies until all of our children are recovered and brought hom
OTTAWA — Four in 10 Canadians polled in a recent online survey say they're vote is being influenced by how they feel the federal government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll, conducted by Leger for the Association of Canadian Studies, comes as leaders are making their final push toward election day. Association president Jack Jedwab says the Liberals really wanted this vote to be about their handling of COVID-19, and for some that is the case. The poll can't be given a margin of error beca
A few years ago while out with friends, Tomi Okunnuga was introduced to an Edmonton hidden gem: Monamie Resto. The restaurant had a menu made primarily of African dishes. It took self-proclaimed foodie Okunnuga, who emigrated from Lagos, Nigeria, by surprise. He said it was the first time a meal was beyond his expectations. "There are a lot of places that are out there that nobody really knows anything about," he told CBC Edmonton's Radio Active. "Unless you're in that circle, you don't know abo
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military escort carried his coffin to the El Alia Cemetery’s special section reserved for those who fought for Algeria’s independence from France, folks who are today considered martyrs. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who on Saturday declar
The chair of Windsor's catholic school board says they're still waiting on delivery from the province of rapid tests that unvaccinated staff would need to use before entering the workplace. "We have not been supplying them but they can go to their local pharmacy and pick them up that way," said Fulvio Valentinis, chair of the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. "The school board was going to have them also made available to them." The Ministry of Education expects those tests to arrive
Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered around living rooms and kitchen tables in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the United States from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. They decided to sail a leaky, 24-metre-long halibut fishing boat directly toward the blast zone as a form of protest. The ship was ultimately forced back, but the move drew international attention. Nuclear testing in the area ended months later. To
Still deciding who to vote for? Here's a rundown of all the election coverage CBC North has done in the N.W.T. over the past couple of weeks. Michael McLeod, the Liberal incumbent, was the first to announce his candidacy for the territory's next MP. He was followed by Kelvin Kotchilea for the NDP, Lea Mollison for the Conservative party, Roland Laufer for the Green party and Jane Groenewegen as an independent. Here are profiles on four of them: CBC News didn't profile Mollison, who has never bee
"Everyone is just so excited to be here," Canterbury Mayor Tanya Cloutier said as she and residents of all ages prepared for the parade, highlighting a day full of activities and events throughout Saturday, Sept. 18. In a day designed for Canterbury residents and visitors to celebrate the community, the parade allowed residents to reflect on its rich past as a forestry and railway town. The parade helped ignite some of the nostalgia under the theme, "Blast from the Past." Parade participants ran
Ontario reported 715 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Of those new cases, 540 have presented in people who have either not been fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is not clear. Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's daily provincial update: Tests completed: 29,906 Provincewide test positivity rate: 2.3 per cent Active cases: 6,396 Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 182; 129 needed a ventilator to breathe Deaths: Six, pushing the
When asked if he'd step down as party leader if his party loses seats or simply doesn't gain any new ones, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Sunday that he's confident in his party's ability to win seats, but did not comment on whether he'd step down or not.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday. Health officials signaled they expected boosters would ultimately be recommended for a broad swath of the population, but urged Americans not to seek booster doses until they have FDA approval. On Friday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended a third shot https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-covid-19-booster-debate-moves-fda-vaccine-advisory-committee-2021-09-17 of the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people age 65 and older or at high risk of severe COVID-19, but declined to endorse boosters for the wider population.
Three critically endangered killer whales that frequent B.C.'s waters are now pregnant. That's according to aerial drone research by scientists in Washington state, and it has researchers in B.C. hopeful that the three mothers-to-be will overcome tough odds and help bring their species back from the brink. The three presumed pregnancies were discovered by two scientists in the U.S., Holly Fearnbach and John Durban, who collaborate often with B.C. experts, said the director of Ocean Wise's marine
Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections on the campaign Ledon Wellon sighs, laughs and shakes her head when trying to put her feelings about the federal election campaign into words. The 31-year-old hair stylist living in Mount P
Josh Mellor, who was supposed to be helping with the tractor pull at the Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan B.C. this weekend, is instead fighting for his life in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 39-year-old father of two young daughters is unvaccinated. His wife, Miranda Mellor, is double vaccinated and is now urging people to get the 'Jab for Josh.' A Facebook group titled 'Josh's Fan Club' started by Mellor's family now has around 1,300 members, and more than a hundred posts from well-wisher
Town of Bashaw council agreed to work with a large multi-national company which offers help to homeowners paying for water and sewer line repairs. The decision was made at the Sept. 16 regular meeting of council. Councillors heard, via teleconference, a presentation from Service Line Warranties of Canada spokesperson Jeff Olson, who stated the company, which has grown to a $3 billion market cap valuation, has been making an effort to become known to municipalities across Canada after making a na
A disaster relief fund has been set up to help provide the essentials to people in Wheatley, Ont., who are still displaced after an explosion at the end of August. The municipality of Chatham-Kent said in a news release Friday that its employment and social services division is working with the Wheatley Recovery Group — made up of the Wheatley Food Bank and Wheatley BIA — to offer a disaster relief fund. People can apply online, and can list their needs through the form. Seven people were sent t