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Team USA water polo player Ashleigh Johnson speaks about her path to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Team USA water polo player Ashleigh Johnson speaks about her path to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
B.C. health officials announced 204 new cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths on Thursday. It's the highest number of new cases in a single day since June 5, with the province's seven-day rolling average tripling within the last 12 days, from 44 to 131. In a written statement, the province said there are currently 1,055 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C., the first time since June 26 the number of active cases has been over 1,000. The regional breakdown is as
CALGARY — Alberta's Appeal Court has ordered a Calgary man be convicted for breaking into a professor's house and assaulting her while he was naked and high on magic mushrooms. Last year, a judge found Matthew Brown not guilty of two counts of break and enter --- one with the intent to commit aggravated assault and the other to commit mischief. Court heard that the former captain of the men's hockey team at Mount Royal University in Calgary ate magic mushrooms at a house party in January 2018. H
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber's special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The effort by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus faces uncertain prospects. House Republican leaders have exhibited little interest in acting quickly against the two mavericks, which could fuel a
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The government of Nunavut says residents of the territory and of Arctic Quebec can now travel freely between both regions as long as they've been in a community for at least 14 days. The government says people from either region must also be travelling from a community free from COVID-19. Nunavut has been COVID-free for well over a month, while Nunavik, Quebec's northern region, had its last case in June. The Nunavik Regional Board of Health says the bubble only applies to peo
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Thursday that it's charged a sailor with starting a fire last year that destroyed a warship docked off San Diego. The amphibious assault ship called the USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days and was the Navy’s worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory. The ship was left with extensive structural, electrical and mechanical damage and was later scrapped. The sailor was a member of the crew at the time. The Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Thursday petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to drastically cut their numbers. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians and others sent the petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency is supposed to respond within 90 days on whether there is enough information for a potential listing under the Endangered Species Act. The gro
From this year forward, Aug. 1 will be known as Emancipation Day in B.C., marking the day slavery was abolished across Canada in 1834. The proclamation was made Thursday by the B.C. government. "Although the [Black] community has been here for more than 150 years, the experience of Black British Columbians continues to be marginalized," said Rachna Singh, parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. "But this is a province that has been shaped by the contributions of Black Canadians thro
A dozen Republican governors and more than 200 GOP members of Congress are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, leader of the gubernatorial effort, submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mississippi, which wants to enforce its 2018 law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. M
Renfrew – Town of Renfrew staff have been directed to work with a businessman regarding a possible road closure for an art fair. Patrick Mills sent a letter to council hoping to have Argyle Street North closed between O’Gorman Street and just before Melcher Heating and Cooling, which is just before the train tracks trail. He is planning an Arts Fair for July 31 and August 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. While he advised only one side of the street would be used, and local traffic will be able to access
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The Fredericton International Airport Authority Inc. is getting federal help to offset what it says is a $15-million loss in revenue it suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ottawa is giving the airport authority $3.8 million to help it maintain services and cover expenses in light of a severe drop in the number of flights going through the airport in the past year-and-a-half, said Johanne Gallant, president and CEO of the airport authority. "So this will help with expenses, right. We've be
A bipartisan U.S. congressional commission has called on Hilton Worldwide not to allow its name to be associated with a hotel project on the site of a mosque bulldozed by authorities in China's Xinjiang region, where Washington says minority Muslims have been victims of genocide. In a letter on Thursday to Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Jim McGovern raised concerns about reports that a Hampton by Hilton hotel was being constructed on the site of the mosque destroyed in 2018 in Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture.
Eganville -- The community members who tied orange ribbons to the main bridge to commemorate the First Nation children whose bodies were left in unmarked graves have been asked to remove the ribbons by July 30th. According to Bonnechere Valley Township Mayor Jennifer Murphy she only received one complaint, but understood the municipal office had received a lot. “When they were first put on the bridge they were really pretty, they were all in bows but of course with all the weather we’ve had, wit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war. The $2.1 billion bill now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The Senate approved the legislation early Thursday afternoon, 98-0, and the House passed it immediately afterward, 416-11. Senators struck a bi
Here’s a short summary of some the items discussed at the July 20 council meeting for the city of Thorold. PATHSTONE NIAGARA SEES INCREASE IN DEMAND Kim Rossi, director of philanthropy and PR at Pathstone Foundation, gave a presentation to council about Pathstone Niagara and their response to youth mental health during the pandemic. Rossi stated that Pathstone saw program usage increase over 200 per cent in its one-on-one and family programs. The brief services wait-list, which was created after
It took Kathy Calder four years to put her sister Leanne Calder’s photo up on the wall after she died of a cocaine overdose in 2003. Losing her younger sister nearly destroyed her, Calder said. “I lost a piece of my face when she died. My heart was breaking so much that you could see it on my face.” Now, nearly 18 years after Leanne’s death, Calder has no idea when she’ll be able to face the pain of putting her daughter’s portrait on the wall next to her sister’s. Danielle Lucas died in May due
Inuvik residents are doing what they can to beat the summer heat. As the pool remains closed for construction, swimmers are cooling off in the river instead — and some residents worry that it's not safe for kids. Off the Inuvik dock is a channel feeding into the Mackenzie River. With boat traffic and strong currents, it would be easy for swimmers to be swept under, Bernice Anne Joe said. She goes with her 10-year-old great-niece, down to the dock when the heat strikes, which lately has been almo
Record-setting lumber prices have continued to have a positive effect on Canfor's bottom line. On Thursday, the company reported $721.2 in adjusted net income for its second quarter, boosting the year-to-date total to nearly $1.16 billion - roughly double the figure Canfor reached over the course of 2020 when lumber prices began to skyrocket. Canfor’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Kayne, called the results "exceptional" and credited "solid operational performance" for enabling the c
BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded on Thursday for the adoption of printed ballots that can be counted, alleging that it is necessary to avoid fraud in the country's electronic voting system in next year's election. Bolsonaro showed a series of internet video clips as alleged evidence of past fraud, maintaining that democracy was at risk in Brazil. Critics say that Bolsonaro, like former U.S. President Donald Trump, is sowing election doubts to pave the way for him not to accept defeat in 2022.