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Nova Scotia Power will begin closing one of their coal units at the Lingan generating station in October — eight months after their original deadline of Jan. 1 — as the so-called "Nova Scotia Block" of hydroelectricity from Muskrat Falls comes online. Of the four operational coal units at Cape Breton's Lingan station, one will be placed into cold reserve beginning this fall. Cold reserve means a unit will not be running, but it could be brought back online if required. In an email, NSP said it w
Regina city council has approved the majority of members for a committee that could help shape the city's downtown core. The catalyst committee will be made up of 16 members, drawn from council members as well as representatives of private industry, business improvement districts and social agencies in Regina. At its Wednesday meeting, city council approved the committee's terms of reference and 14 of its 16 members The committee is named after proposals dubbed "catalyst projects" because they'r
MONTREAL — The head of a union representing Quebec junior college teachers says the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have negatively impacted students' basic study skills. Youri Blanchet of the Fédération de l’enseignement collégial says teachers are noticing that students seem to be struggling with tasks such as taking notes, paying attention in class and completing assignments. Blanchet says the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close for weeks at a time and shifted education online, which he sa
Tamara Kuly, a mother of two in Winnipeg, talks about how her family's grocery costs have almost doubled, and how they've had to adjust their habits in order to stay on budget.
Brain fog, dementia and other neurological conditions are more common two years after getting COVID-19, than after other respiratory infections, a new study in Lancet suggests.
The impacts of COVID-19 must be incorporated into women, peace and security planning in order to improve the lives of women and girls in postwar countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Opposition politicians are calling on the Nova Scotia government to provide more information about the state of COVID-19 in the province and what it means for the return of school. With about three weeks to go before students return to classrooms, it remains unclear what public health protocols, if any, will be mandatory for students and staff. The province removed a mandatory requirement for masks in schools last spring with about a month left in the school year. In a statement on Tuesday, a sp
Some business owners along Huron Church Road say the $10,000 they received in compensation for last winter's Ambassador Bridge blockade doesn't come close to covering the losses they incurred. When barriers went up blocking access to Fred Bouzide's market, it kept customers away right before Valentine's Day, when he was trying to sell thousands of dollars worth of roses. He was compensated $10,000 through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's West Windsor Small Business
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of Russian proxy forces in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region has sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling for cooperation amid signs the North is considering sending laborers for restoration projects in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine. North Korea last month became one of the few nations in the world to recognize the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk, another Russian-backed separatist region in eastern Ukraine, prompting Kyiv to cut off di
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly planned and badly executed. They say the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces opened the door to a resurgence of al-Qaida and Islamic State militants in the country. And the exit, they say, signaled the United States' lack of c
Defense attorneys grilled an FBI informant Tuesday in the trial of two men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s governor, questioning his motivation to get inside a band of anti-government extremists and the key steps he took to gather evidence. Dan Chappel was cross-examined for hours as lawyers pressed their theme that any 2020 scheme targeting Gretchen Whitmer was driven by agents and operatives, not marijuana-puffing rebels Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. Near the end of the day's testimo
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general has refused congressional requests for documents and staff testimony about the erasure of Secret Service communication related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, angering top Democrats who accuse him of unlawfully obstructing their investigation. In an Aug. 8 letter disclosed Tuesday, Inspector General Joseph Cuffari told the leaders of the House Oversight and Homeland Security committees that his office will not comp
If you stare at the Salmon River train bridge you might think you're staring at the single biggest "thing" in New Brunswick. The bridge towers over the homes below it, and dwarfs the surrounding forest. When it was built, it was the second-longest train bridge in Canada, a title local people believe still stands. On Oct. 8, 1910, Charles O. Foss, the district engineer in charge of the New Brunswick section of the National Transcontinental Railway predicted this in a newspaper article as the brid
A shortage of children's liquid pain reliever shortage across the country is affecting pharmacies in New Brunswick too. Kurtis Gallant, a pharmacist at Bowman's Pharmasave in Fredericton, said he was only recently made aware of the shortage of liquid children's Tylenol. He said the supplier is short right now and he's unsure when more of the pain reliever will became available. Gallant said this sometimes happens with other medications. Early Wednesday afternoon, only a few bottles of Infants' T
WestJet said it's investigating after a 'technical issue' with the airline's app allowed some users to see the personal data of other customers.
A coalition of health experts is vowing Tuesday to defend Ontario's public health care system from further privatization, days after the provincial government confirmed "all options are on the table" to address an ongoing health-care staff shortage. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), which represents more than 500 organizations, says it's consulting with lawyers and calling emergency meetings with union leaders and health care organizations in order to protect public hospitals from any privatiz
A doctor in eastern Ontario charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly patient last year is now facing three new first-degree murder charges. Dr. Brian Nadler was arrested Wednesday. All three of the latest alleged victims were under Nadler's care.
Moncton councillors brushed off staff recommendations and policy against sprawl Tuesday as they voted to allow proposed subdivisions along Elmwood Drive to move ahead. Two back-to-back votes were on plans from separate developers that envision about 1,000 new housing units and a private school near Irishtown Nature Park. Neither vote granted final approval for the projects but offered a sign that councillors may grant approval in the future. Staff recommended denying both plans, saying they viol
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Colorado on Tuesday ordered a legal adviser for former President Donald Trump's campaign to travel to Georgia to testify before a special grand jury that's looking into whether Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. Judge Gregory Lammons in Fort Collins, Colorado, made the decision after holding a hearing on a request from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to compel testimony from attorney Jenna Ellis. Prosecutors are inter
A three-year-old boy and a woman about 90 years old sat on the green bench talking. About 40 other people of all ages were there too, gathered for the unveiling of the forest green bench etched with the word "#ElderWisdom" outside a Shannex home in Fredericton. Nearby were activities including rock painting and a bouncy castle, with old tunes playing in the background to encourage conversation between young and old. Getting the bench for the long-term care home was the work of Laura Baxter, who