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PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county have reached an agreement with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced Friday night that a special master will take questions from the Senate's election review contractors and provide them with information contained on the routers they say th
The N.W.T. is reporting 30 new COVID-19 cases across the territory Friday. The number of active cases now stands at 248 across the territory, an increase of 28 in one day, according to a Friday evening news release. The majority of the cases are in Yellowknife where there are 145 cases reported, 11 more than on Thursday. The office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) also issued a public exposure notice for the Capitol Theatre in Yellowknife for Sept. 14 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The OCP
Three people were shot in Mississauga Friday evening sending two to a trauma centre and one to hospital, police say. One man has since died. At approximately 8 p.m., Peel police said they received a report of a disturbance in the area of Hull Street and Airport Road. Const. Himmet Gill said initial calls were about an altercation on the street involving 10 men with reports of multiple gunshots. When they arrived, police said, they found three people with gunshot wounds. Gill said the victims' in
The visitor centre at Petroglyphs Provincial Park northeast of Peterborough near Woodview has been closed since early June due to the failure of a main electrical transformer and resulting power outage, but the park store and Teaching Rocks remain open to the public with capacity restrictions in place until the park’s closing date of Oct. 11. “While the visitor centre has not been available to the public since the infrastructure failure, we have been working on fixing the electrical issue, and t
The number of workplace incidents causing injury in the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division have declined through the first six months of the year, according to a safety report provided at the school board’s regular meeting on Sept. 13. Education director Robert Bratvold gives the report each year. It outlines Workers Compensation Board (WCB) data from January to July 2021. The report stated that incidents causing injury declined to 15 in 2021. In 2019 there were 45 and in 2020 there were
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an estimated 2.9 million were still left to tally. That suggests overall turnout was around 55%, about average for a California midterm election and way below the 80% that voted in the 2020 presidential race. Last year, then-President Dona
BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health. Teresa Xu has been waiting since December 2019 for her second hearing at the Chaoyang People’s Court in Beijing. She is suing Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital at Capital Medical University, a public hospital that forbid her from freezin
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The flights represent a swif
Schools in and around Salmon Arm, B.C., were put on hold and secure on Friday after anti-vaccine protesters entered them, according to a letter sent to parents from the school district. The temporary lockdown meant students could not enter or leave school during the day. The school district said schools would be locked in this way beginning Monday, Sept. 20. Parents who want to enter during school hours will need to notify the school, according to the letter. "We have recently experienced protes
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is trying to fend off a rise in support for the People’s Party of Canada, which could cause a vote split on the right in some ridings across the country. Plus, analyst Éric Grenier on what this could mean on election day.
A search for possible school names is underway to replace the title of an elementary building in Winnipeg that pays tribute to an architect of the residential school system. Pembina Trails School Division launched an online survey this week to collect pitches and rationale from staff and families at Ryerson School, as well as area residents. The K-6 school, at 10 Ryerson Ave., will be renamed with community input, after ongoing consultations wrap up Oct. 6. “This has been an incredible opportuni
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found at a home on Pelican Lake First Nation. Spiritwood RCMP received a report of the man's death on Friday around 8:30 a.m. CST. Saskatchewan RCMP's major crime unit (north) and Prince Albert forensic identification section are now investigating. The investigation is still in its early stages but Saskatchewan RCMP says there is no risk to public safety. Updates will be provided once they become available, according to police
The chief medical officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority says the province's health-care system would not be able to handle a serious collision like the Humboldt Broncos bus crash if it were to happen today. Dr. Susan Shaw says surging COVID-19 cases have stretched resources to the limit and intensive care beds are full. “I’m not trying to be dramatic. I think handling something like the Broncos collision would be challenging if it were to happen right now,” Shaw said Friday. “I think abo
NANAIMO, B.C. — A court injunction against old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island will remain in effect beyond its expiry date later this month at least temporarily, says a judge who will rule on its future. British Columbia forestry company Teal Cedar Products Ltd. was in court this week applying for a one-year extension to the injunction, which was set to expire on Sept. 26. But Justice Douglas Thompson said Friday it will be a matter of weeks before he provides his written decision o
It was fun while it lasted, but Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing back its mandatory mask mandate as of midnight Friday over concerns about high COVID-19 case counts outside the province and unsourced cases within its borders. That includes the province’s K-12 system, in which masks have been primarily optional since the beginning of the school year. As before, they will not be required for children in grades lower than Grade 4. “We want to ensure that children can stay in school for their p
VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says the province is willing to help Alberta when it comes to battling COVID-19, but the priority is on ensuring hospitals in British Columbia don't become overwhelmed. Horgan says he's spoken to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney about the COVID-19 situation and B.C. will help in any way it can. But Horgan says the focus for B.C. is ensuring that its intensive care units do not become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and force the cancellation of more surgeries. B.C.
Communities in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville will take part in a provincially-mandated homeless count. The "Point in Time" count is a way to measure local homelessness and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic and housing availability in the area have had. The homeless count will also be followed by a launch of the "ByName List" initiative. "It's a one-day snapshot of homelessness in our community," said Tracy Birtch, team leader for homelessness at the United Counties of Leeds and Grenv
In a last-minute campaign sprint, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul will travel to Victoria on Saturday to help give local B.C. candidates a boost, the party confirms. The leader's spokesperson, Victoria Galea, said Friday night that Paul will make a swing through Victoria and Esquimalt. She will be on the ground for less than 24 hours, and she will make an appearance with Green MPs Elizabeth May, running again in Saanich–Gulf Islands, and Paul Manly, seeking re-election in Nanaimo–Ladysmith. The
More than 24 years after her death, actor Kristen Stewart is stepping into the shoes, specifically Chanel shoes, of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, in the film Spencer, part of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Yukon will offer third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised people beginning Monday. In a news release Friday, the territorial government said people who are immunocompromised are less likely to have a robust response to the COVID-19 vaccine and require a third dose to ensure they are fully protected. "In order to ensure Yukoners who have moderate to severe immunosuppression are protected against COVID-19, a third dose of vaccine is recommended," said Dr. Catherine Elliott, Yukon's