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TORONTO — When casting the family of CBC Gem's new sitcom "Overlord and the Underwoods," about an alien living with human relatives in a Canadian suburb, showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell says it was a "pretty colourblind" process. "We wrote all the scripts in advance, not knowing what the family was going to look like," the Toronto-based Farrell said in a phone interview. "We didn't know any specific ethnicity. We just wrote funny scripts. Once we started auditioning, the family became clear to us.
Every day, Crown attorneys in Nova Scotia walk into work with the "Jordan ticker" on their mind, as they sift through cases — from homicide to sexual assault — and try to determine which are at risk of being dropped. The number is alarmingly high, with 1,046 pending cases currently over the so-called Jordan threshold in provincial court — a 187 per cent increase from 364 cases in 2020. In Nova Scotia Supreme Court, there are 68 criminal matters currently over the threshold, an increase of 84 per
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 84-year-old Iranian-American man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years underwent surgery on Tuesday to clear a blockage in an artery to the brain that his family and supporters have described as life-threatening. The surgery on Baquer Namazi “appears to have been a success and Baquer is awake, although he remains groggy,” according to a statement from Namazi's attorney, Jared Genser. He is expected to remain in the intensive care unit for two more days and t
Investigators say there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on a movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person. (Oct. 27)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in the Netherlands for the first stop on a six-day trip where he plans to address the Dutch parliament Friday and meet later in the day with Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He’ll then head to Rome for the first in-person gathering of G20 leaders since 2019 and attend the United Nations COP 26 meeting.
The City of Toronto has unanimously passed a motion to explore the purchase of a west end rooming house to boost its affordable housing supply. Coun. Joe Cressy, who represents Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York, said last week that the city had entered into an agreement that gives it the first right of refusal to buy the Parkview Arms, a rooming house at 935 Queen St. W., across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park. It contains 58 rooms. Mayor John Tory's executive committee considered the item at its meeting on
An estimated 30 million to 50 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine made early this year sits idle in Emergent BioSolutions Inc's plant in Baltimore awaiting a green light from U.S. regulators to ship, two sources familiar with the matter said. The agency must still inspect and authorize the plant before Emergent can ship newly manufactured drug substance, one of the sources said. The FDA in April halted operations at Emergent's production facility after J&J's vaccine was found to be contaminated with material from AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shots, which were also being manufactured there at the time.
As little as 15 minutes a day of brisk walking could help many women who struggle with postpartum depression, a study from a Canadian university says, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care. The study from Western University, published Wednesday by the Journal of Women's Health, analyzed data from five research projects involving 242 participants and found that walking resulted in clinically significant reductions in postpartum depression symptoms. Researchers say th
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
France and the UK are at heads over fishing licenses, with France threatening to impose more customs checks on products coming across the English Channel.View on euronews
California Governor Gavin Newsom was given a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot at an Oakland clinic on Wednesday. Newsom was eligible for the booster because he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this year. (Oct. 27)
Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine could start to be used in children and teens in the United States within weeks, its chief executive said in an interview ahead of the Reuters Total Health conference, which will run virtually from Nov. 15-18. Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks. Moderna plans to apply for separate U.S. regulatory clearance in children ages 6 through 11 "very soon," Bancel said, adding that he is hopeful that age group could start receiving Moderna's shots by the end of this year.
(Reuters) -U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ally of Donald Trump, bought as much as $50,000 worth of shares in the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that has agreed to merge with the former president's new social media venture. Greene bought shares worth between $15,001 and $50,000 on Oct. 22, the day they rose in value by as much as 1,650% from what they were worth before the deal, as amateur traders and Trump supporters snapped them up, according to a regulatory filing published on Wednesday. The shares of the SPAC, Digital World Acquisition Corp, have given up most of their gains since Greene invested on Friday.
The temporary move to give teams the option of making five substitutions per game instead of three should take effect on a permanent basis, soccer’s lawmakers recommended Wednesday. The measure was introduced in May 2020 so teams could cope better with the congested schedule when soccer resumed following a suspension due to the coronavirus. In May, it was extended for a further 18 months, until the end of 2022, when the World Cup in Qatar will be completed. The International Football Association
The U.S. special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights said the decision brings the government documents in line with the “lived reality” that there is a wider spectrum of human sex characteristics than is reflected in the previous two designations.View on euronews
A federal government mistake led to the circulation of the names, emails and sometimes even photos of hundreds of stranded Afghans trying to escape the Taliban.
NEW YORK (AP) — Communities across the United States are reconsidering their approach to gifted and talented programs in schools as vocal parents blame such elite programs for worsening racial segregation and inequities in the country’s education system. A plan announced by New York City’s mayor to phase out elementary school gifted and talented programs in the country’s largest school district — if it proceeds — would be among the most significant developments yet in a push that extends from Bo
As inflation rises across the country and the cost of living goes up, food banks on P.E.I. are seeing decreased donations. At the Upper Room food bank in Charlottetown, the Y's Men Food Drive this week brought in about two-thirds of what Islanders donated last year. "All of a sudden grocery bills, you know, cost more and they keep going up and up," said Mike MacDonald, executive director of the Upper Room. "It costs more to fill their car up with gas. It's going to cost more to heat their homes.
A man employed at Winnipeg's Seven Oaks General Hospital has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of another employee there on Wednesday, and police say they believe he is also connected with two homicides discovered that same day. For police, the chain of events began when RCMP discovered the body of a 73-year-old woman around 12:40 p.m. CT Wednesday after being called to a well-being check at a home in New Bothwell, a small community about 40 kilometres south of Winnipeg. The call cam
How live ammo got on set still a mystery in Baldwin shooting; California high court won't hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal; The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaboration. (Oct. 28)