With meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal
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With meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal
P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. One of the individuals is under the age of 10, one is in their 40s and one is in their 60s, according to a news release. "Two of the individuals are close contacts associated with the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School and have been in isolation," the release states. "These two individuals previously tested negative and then tested positive on a second or subsequent test. "One of
A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon, police say. Police said they received a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a van in the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Weston Road at about 1:57 p.m. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim's age and sex have not been released. Anyone with information or dashboard camera video is urged to call police at (416) 808-1900.
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning. The nine-metre boat with two outboard motors departed the community of Mary's Harbour at approximately 6 a.m., equipped with a VHF radio. The RCMP says in a release that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a report informing them that the vessel had not returned. Search efforts throughout the night were unsuccessf
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor, said the diagnosis had no impact on his work or Army Reserve duties. The Iraq War veteran said he suffered no side effects from treatment and that his health is now “phenomenal.” “Over the last nine months, I have achieved complete
Two women from Meadow Lake, Sask., arrested in Alberta this week face several charges after allegedly abducting two other women. Meadow Lake and Loon Lake RCMP were called to a reported abduction around 3 a.m. Wednesday, RCMP said in a Friday news release. A woman told officers that she had been taken against her will at gunpoint from the Centre Street area in Meadow Lake, about 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, around 1:15 a.m., police said. The abductors allegedly dropped her off later ne
OTTAWA — A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens and People's party since the official start of the federal election campaign on Aug. 15. Liberals Sept. 18: Revisit the idea of electoral reform if a consensus emerges on the issue. Leader Justin Trudeau says he's open to amending the first-past-the-post system currently in use, butwould not favour proportional representation as an alternative. Trudeau has expressed a preference for ranked ballots
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations on Friday from a Texas border town that has been overwhelmed by an influx of Haitian and other migrants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday. Such transfers will continue "in order to ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy," DHS said in a statement. While some migrants seeking jobs and safety have been making their way to the United States for weeks or months, it is only in recent days that the number converging on Del Rio, Texas, has drawn widespread attention, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for the Biden administration.
AMHERST, N.S. — The obituary of a Nova Scotia family who died in a fire in a travel trailer a week ago is providing further details about the mother, father and four young children. The information published by a funeral home in Amherst, N.S., says funeral arrangements are underway for Robert Jorge (R.J.) Sears, 30; Michelle Elaine Robertson, 28, and their children -- 11-year-old Madison Anne-Marie Sears, eight-year-old Robert (Ryder) Sears, four-year-old Jaxson Robertson and three-year-old Coll
Jack Lowden (Dunkirk)has teamed up with Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and filmmaker Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Of Time and the City) for Benediction, part of the 2021 Toronto International Festival (TIFF), which tells the story of the complex life of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
At the end of 2019 and into 2020, just as COVID-19 was spreading more rapidly, Australia was in the midst one of the worst bushfire seasons in history and a new Amazon documentary Burning, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Eva Orner, sounds the alarm on the lack of political action to combat climate change.
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MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled a juror doesn't need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Montreal fraud trial. Justice Mario Longpré wrote in ruling released Friday that full immunization wasn't necessary and cited privacy concerns and jury representativeness in his ruling. The accused in the trial had brought the request, citing a recent decision in Ontario that saw an Ottawa judge rule that all jurors participating in a murder trial would need to be f
A school district in the Canadian province of British Columbia will be locking down schools starting Monday due to ongoing anti-vaccine protests, the district said late on Friday. The "hold and secure" protocol was enacted on Friday after people protesting vaccines and masks, who the district said had been targeting schools all week, entered two school buildings in and around Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger called the protesters' move "completely unacceptable" and said the district is working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to ensure protesters are kept off school property.
TORONTO — From seeing stars moved to tears in connecting with audiences, to the transparent handling of a COVID-19 case, the Toronto International Film Festival co-heads say they feel this year's hybrid pandemic showcase was successful and safe. Co-head and executive director Joana Vicente says she's proud of their team for pulling off the biggest cultural event in the city — one with red carpets and a mix of in-person and digital screenings — since the first pandemic lockdown a year and a half
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euros ($50 million). It will house up to 3,000 people, about a third of them in 240 small houses and the rest in large halls, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said Saturday. “The new closed, monitored facility offers much better living conditions, is outside city limits, and has much enhanced security measur
Businesses across British Columbia are struggling to hire and retain staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and one shop owner has made a generous gesture to reward, and retain, employees. Jean-Marc Pesant and his son took over the Huckleberry Mountain Market in the West Kootenay community of Christina Lake in June just before the population in the vacation hot-spot of about 1,000 full-time residents exploded to welcome thousands of regular summer visitors. The market is the only grocery sto
More than 100 people gathered in front of Halifax city hall on Saturday to protest the municipality's approach to dealing with homelessness, demanding that evictions be stopped. It has been a month since Halifax Regional Police and city staff carried out a mass eviction of people sleeping on public property on the peninsula, and the pressure is rising. Advocates say people without homes are still being confronted and displaced by police when they try to sleep in tents or "crisis shelters" in par
The Village of Morrin council approved extra funding for certain water infrastructure projects as costs unexpectedly grew. The decision was made at the Sept. 15 regular meeting of council. Village Official Administrator (OA) Harold Johnsrude read a financial update regarding capital projects. Johnsrude stated there were two parts to the report. The first was the water plant’s pump project which he reported was over budget plus the truck fill upgrade, which also went over budget. The total extra
Ottawa reported 65 more cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 65 more COVID-19 cases and no deaths Saturday. The city is up to 484 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more in
With mushroom-picking season upon us, experts are offering tips on how to forage safely and sustainably. Mushroom-picking has been a great pandemic activity for many, says Dylan Eyers, owner of EatWild, a Vancouver-based company that offers workshops on hunting, butchering, wild meat and fish preparation, and mushroom foraging. "People are discovering adventures close to home and trying to find a way to connect with nature, and mushroom-hunting is one of those things." Eyers noted that mid-Augus