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VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister says the province won't be taking COVID-19 patients from Alberta due to current demands on its own health-care system. Adrian Dix says the B.C. Health Ministry told its Alberta counterpart Thursday that the province will help in other ways if it can and may be able to take patients in the future. Alberta is facing a COVID-19 crisis that is threatening to collapse its health system, with 269 patients in an intensive care system set up for 173. British
Among the host of returning markets and events this year, following the lift of COVID-19 restrictions, is the Vintage and Vines market, this year held at the Klaiber Historical Barn. “We are the only market of its kind in Wheatland County. We are an authentic vintage and artisan market, all of our vendors either make and create their own stuff or sell vintage antiques and collectibles,” said organizer Celeste Pirie. “As a maker myself, travelling to other communities and participating in their m
LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White House. Nebraska is one of only two states that divides its Electoral College votes by congressional district, rather than a winner-take-all system. That allowed President Joe Biden to claim one of the state's five electoral votes last year, even as he lost Nebraska
A young B.C. man has been charged with manslaughter in the overdose death of 14-year-old Carson Crimeni. Crimeni died in hospital on Aug. 7, 2019, after he was found unconscious at the Walnut Grove Skate Park. His family has alleged that he was given drugs by older teenagers who mocked and filmed him, then posted the footage on social media, rather than helping him. Langley RCMP announced Thursday that a 20-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with Crimeni's death and su
Yukon health officials have issued COVID-19 exposure notices for the Canadian Tire in Whitehorse and an Air North flight between Vancouver and Whitehorse. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott said in a news release on Thursday that anybody who was at the Canadian Tire in Whitehorse at these times should monitor for symptoms: Sept. 6 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 between 12 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Public health officials have also issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for an
It was a busy Wednesday afternoon as parents collected their kids from St. Jerome Catholic School. Cars lined Hollandview Trail until the bell rang – mothers, fathers and guardians all waiting for the verdict from their youngsters on the first day back at school since classes were forced to shutter due to the global pandemic. “It was strange – I had to wear a mask, but I actually got to see my friends,” said Ethan Ahle, a Grade 6 student, on what it was like to settle back into the classroom. Mo
Eric Pelkey hears the question constantly: how do you pronounce WSÁNEĆ? The community engagement coordinator for the south Vancouver Island First Nation isn't alone. "I've spoken to a lot of people, a lot of communities within our territories, and we seem to be telling them the same things over and over again," Pelkey told CBC On The Island host Gregor Craigie. So the WSÁNEĆ Leadership Council is launching an online initiative, called "Resource for Settlers," to educate the public about the regi
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on clinics and patients in the two weeks since it took effect. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, an appointee of President Barack Obama, will decide whether to grant a temporary hold that could allow Texas clinics to resume performing abortions on most patients. Currently under the new law, abortions in Texas are now prohi
A woman who accused Britain's Prince Andrew of hiding from her sexual assault lawsuit can try an alternative means of serving her legal papers so that Queen Elizabeth's second son can address her claims, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday night. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said Virginia Giuffre's plan to deliver her lawsuit to Andrew's Los Angeles-based lawyer was "reasonably calculated to bring the papers served to the defendant's attention," regardless of whether the prince "authorized" the lawyer to accept it. The lawyer, Andrew Brettler, had no immediate comment.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline — a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire seas
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. are nearing 300, a high not seen in nearly four months. Health officials said as of today there are 291 people hospitalized with an active case, 134 of whom are in intensive care. Two weeks ago, these numbers were 199 and 116 respectively. There are 5,844 active cases in the province in total. Officials also reported 706 new cases of COVID-19 today, three of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 177,186 cases. Of the new
NDP Leader Jagmeet was challenged by a small group of young environmentalists on Thursday following a media availability in Toronto over his positions on old-growth logging at Fairy Creek in British Columbia and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The group from Climate Justice Toronto unrolled a banner that said "Support Fairy Creek" and demanded he support an end to all old-growth logging in B.C. "He's going to lose votes in B.C. if he doesn't take a firm stand on this," said Niklas Agarwal
The timing of the release of her book Indian in the Cabinet: Telling Truth to Power was less than a week before the federal election Sept. 20, but Jody Wilson-Raybould said that was no more than a coincidence. The former Liberal Cabinet minister, however, did say she hopes voters take into consideration what she has to say about her experiences in government when they mark their ballots. “I think it’s important to tell of my experiences… how government operates, and the expectation that I have a
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in P.E.I. has prompted the provincial government to implement new restrictions starting Friday. Mandatory masks are back at indoor public places, personal gathering limits will be lowered and the province is moving ahead with the vaccine passport system. Last week, the Fandango Choir had its first rehearsal in months. But now, with outbreak concerns and indoor masking rules coming back, choir director Shirley Anne Cameron has decided to put rehearsals on hold. "It
A North Okanagan man convicted previously of assaults on sex workers and now facing a charge of assaulting a police officer would not have been working at the LNG Canada project site in Kitimat had the subcontractor who hired him done proper background checks, say northwestern B.C. women’s rights advocates. “Look at his history, how could he have bypassed the subcontractor? And he wouldn’t have if they had a criminal check,” said Gladys Radek, a Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMI
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The decisions marked an escalation of the pandemic in several Western states struggling to convince skeptical people to get vaccinated. The Idaho Department
A four-storey, 48-unit apartment building for Chapel Road in Rothesay is another step closer to reality after town council voted unanimously to enact the bylaw to rezone the property from general commercial to multi-unit residential. As eight of the apartments are designated to be affordable, and two are age-friendly and accessible, the developer's agreement includes an amendment from the town on how tenants are selected to ensure people requiring affordable and accessible units actually receive
Bodycam footage released by Utah police shows an Aug. 12 traffic stop involving missing Florida woman Gabby Petito. Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie had been fighting when they were pulled in Utah over during a cross-country road trip. (Sept. 16))
As a resident of Aurora and Newmarket for more than 35 years, Tim Flemming has raised his family here, is seeing his grandchildren flourish, and is taking an active role in fighting for the change he wants to see as Newmarket-Aurora’s Green Party candidate in the September 20 Federal Election. Heading door to door in the final heat of the campaign, he is doing so with a particular focus on climate change. In the last election, it was an “important” issue for the community, but things have change
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division approved two separate requests allowing two families to keep sending their children to Ecole Debden School, despite living in the Canwood School busing area. The Sask. Rivers board has been dealing with transportation issues in the Debden-Canwood area since last year, including several busing appeals in the last two months. Two families made their appeals before the board Monday after changes changes were made in the French Immersion transportation