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The provincial agency that investigates police-involved deaths and injuries says a man died in Coquitlam, B.C., early Sunday morning after he fell from an upper-floor balcony shortly after officers arrived at his home. The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO B.C.) said RCMP officers went to a residential building in the 1100-block of Heffley Crescent around 3:20 a.m. PT for a disturbance. Police said when officers arrived at the door to a home in the building, a man pushed
BLY, Oregon (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California. Containment of the Bootleg Fire in remote southern Oregon was up to 74% on Sunday. It was 56% contained a day earlier. “That reflects several good days of work on the ground where crews have been able to reinforce and build additional containment lines,” fire spokesman Al Nash said Sunday. The
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's Queensland state on Monday extended a COVID-19 lockdown in Brisbane, while soldiers began patrolling Sydney to enforce stay-at-home rules as Australia struggles to stop the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading. Queensland said it had detected 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours - the biggest one-day rise the state has recorded in a year. The lockdown of Brisbane, Australia's third-biggest city, was due to end on Tuesday but will now stay in place until late on Sunday.
The recent detainment of Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu is putting the Canadian government in a tough spot. Wu, who grew up in Vancouver, has denied the sexual assault accusations but some are wondering what role the Meng Wanzhou extradition fight may have on this case. Paul Johnson reports.
Dr. Alison Drover willingly describes her response to the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association’s (NLMA) plea to take on more patients as a “rant.” “We’ve all taken on extra patients to try to address this shortfall, but we’ve all got increased wait times now for visits because of this,” she told The Telegram in a recent interview. “(Doctors) have done everything they possibly can to help with this shortage, and it isn’t enough, and it will never be enough. This government needs to step
Toronto FC extended its unbeaten run under interim coach Javier Perez to five games with a 1-1 tie with Nashville SC in MLS play Sunday. Toronto (3-8-5) is now 2-0-3 under the Spaniard, who took over July 4 after Chris Armas was fired in the wake of a six-game losing streak. TFC has drawn all three of its games at BMO Field — all by a 1-1 score — since returning home last month. Nashville (6-1-9) stretched its own undefeated streak to eight (4-0-4) with its league-leading ninth tie of the season
COQUITLAM, B.C. — The RCMP says one man is dead in Coquitlam following a complaint of a disturbance in a home. The RCMP says in a statement Coquitlam officers were called to investigate a disturbance complaint at a residence around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The statement says when officers arrived at the door of a residential building, a man pushed the door back and ran towards a patio. The police statement says officers entered the home and made their way to the patio but did not see the man. The state
COLUSA, Calif. (AP) — Four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed Sunday in a remote area of Northern California, the Colusa County Sheriff's Department said. The department confirmed the deaths to the KXTV station. The four people died at the scene, said the department, which did not release their identities. The Robinson R66 crashed around 1:15 p.m. in Colusa County north of Sacramento, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. “Preliminary reports indicate four
Police are looking for an unidentified male suspect in coonection with a theft at the LCBO store at 1235 Fairview Street in Burlington on Thursday July 29 at 9 pm. He allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol worth of $75.10 and then left the store. He allegedly pushed an on-duty security guard, and another staff member on the way out. . The suspect was caught on tape. The CCTV footage provided by the store’s management showed that the white male suspect was in his twenties, with black eyes and bro
BOSTON (Reuters) -U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday on optimism over government infrastructure spending and corporate earnings, even as oil prices slumped on broader macroeconomic fear and the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus continued. U.S. senators on Sunday unveiled a bipartisan plan to invest around $1 trillion in roads, bridges, ports, high-speed internet and other infrastructure, with some predicting the spending bill, the largest in decades, could pass as early as this week.
It has been nearly one year since a group of people opposed to the potential harvesting of old-growth trees in the Fairy Creek Watershed on Vancouver Island decided to block the construction of a logging road. Since then, protest camps and blockades have been set up throughout the area, delaying logging activity, triggering a court injunction and police enforcement, and leading to the arrest of more than 500 activists. The protests also led to a two-year deferral of old-growth logging in the are
Before COVID-19, Thru Shivakumar, co-founder and CEO of Cohesion, was already working on apps to convert office buildings into smart spaces, powered by technology that enables interaction with tenants through phones and computers. Since the pandemic began, however, she is learning that the smart buildings of the future are going to look different from the ones she was planning prior to 2020. Chicago-based Cohesion, which works with companies worldwide to create software for “intelligent” buildings, sees an increase in the number of people who would use a building smartphone app to track cleanliness, air quality and building security.
Frustrated with a perceived lack of communication from their local government, some residents and business owners in Lytton, B.C., have asked the provincial government to take an active role in rebuilding the village after it was levelled by a fire more than a month ago. On Friday, the disappointed residents sent a letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Josie Osborne, asking the provincial government to support the village's elected officials. "We are concerned that our mayor and co
KELOWNA, B.C. — Police in Kelowna, B.C., have cordoned off an area surrounding a two-person shooting following the discovery of what is believed to be an undetonated explosive device. RCMP Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a statement the Pandosy Street area will remain closed until the RCMP's Explosive Disposal Unit safely deals with the device. She says two male victims were taken to hospital Saturday evening following what is believed to be a targeted attack. The RCMP say no arrests have been ma
German-Australian start-up Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd said on Monday it has signed a deal to supply lithium to Renault SA, the latest move by an electric vehicle maker to lock down supply of the battery metal ahead of a projected surge in demand. Vulcan will supply 6,000 to 17,000 tonnes of lithium annually to the French automaker from its geothermal brine deposits in Germany starting in 2026, the companies said. Renault, with brands including Alpine and Dacia, has said it would like 90% of Renault models to be fully electric by 2030.
After COVID-19 restrictions shut down the restaurant Miranda Holt was working at early last year, the Regina server felt it was time for a career change. With a permaculture design certificate under her belt, Holt knew she had to dig into her dream job: urban gardening. "It was that moment of 'what do you want to do with your life? Pick what you love and do it,'" she remembered thinking. Last fall, when Holt heard her friend's sister, Candace Benson, had taken a similar course, she knew she had
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands turned out in Berlin on Sunday to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters. Local authorities had banned several different protests this weekend, including one from the Stuttgart-based Querdenker movement, but protesters in Berlin defied the ban. Berlin’s police department deployed more than 2,000 officers to try and disperse the protests, but it said
LONDON (AP) — Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of activists gathered in Brixton, a center for the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. They also demanded legislation to compensate legal
Ottawa reports five more COVID-19 cases Saturday and no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases in the city. Vaccination numbers starting to plateau. Ontario reported 218 new cases of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported five more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. One person in hospital with COVID-19 has recovered. There are 51 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. 4.1: The weekly inc
SYDNEY, N.S. — Liberal Leader Iain Rankin spent Sunday in Sydney, N.S., as he announced the "transformational" skills and training platform his party promises to implement if it wins the upcoming general election. The platform — the third plank of the party's overall five-part proposed plan — is a key segment of his proposal to drive economic recovery and growth as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Rankin said in his home area of Cape Breton. At the centre of the platform is a nearly $78 million