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SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the plan Tuesday as recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. It calls for restricting commercial and recreational salmon fishing when chinook salmon numbers are especially low. It's one of the the first times a federal age
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia kicked off a new national holiday on Wednesday with a display of military power and calls for all ethnic Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag, triggering unease among its neighbors decades after similar calls led to the bloody wars of the 1990s. Serbs were told to display thousands of red, blue and white national flags wherever they live in the region or the world to mark “The Day of Serb Unity, Freedom and the National Flag.” Opening the full day of celebr
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 49 active reported infections across the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are now 19 cases associated with a cluster in the northern Newfoundland town of Roddickton, where just 60 per cent of eligible residents have received a first dose of vaccine. She says a cluster identified in the eastern region of the province has been linked to large indoor gatherings wher
SOUTH DUNDAS – Local English Catholic schools received equipment and upgrades as part of a $6.8 million funding inititiative. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario upgraded 23 of its schools with major HVAC upgrades. This included St. Mary Catholic School in Chesterville, which received air conditioning for the entire school. Five roof-top units and an upgrade to the building automation system was also part of that project. Junior and senior kindergarten classrooms each received
The gorillas will be vaccinated against COVID with a veterinary vaccine.
As more adults get their COVID-19 vaccines, children who are not yet eligible for vaccination in most countries are representing a larger percentage of hospitalizations and even deaths, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday. Nine months in to this year, infections among children and adolescents in the Americas have surpassed 1.9 million cases, and they face significant health risks, the regional branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The COVID pandemic has also disrupted sexual and reproductive health services across more than half of the region's countries, helping to fuel one of the largest jumps in teenage pregnancy seen in a decade, PAHO said.
Sporting dance moves on TikTok videos in his signature neon turbans, the leader of Canada's left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), Jagmeet Singh, is poised to recover from a 2019 election stumble and strengthen his position as kingmaker in the country's next government. Singh, the first member of a visible minority to lead a major Canadian federal party, helped prop up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal minority government for two years and could resume that role. A tight race means the Liberals or Conservatives may end up with another minority https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-sought-an-election-he-risks-losing-with-only-week-go-2021-09-13 after the Sept. 20 election.
PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Less than a month before Lionel Desmond killed his wife, mother, daughter and himself in 2017, the Afghanistan war veteran called a community group near his home in Nova Scotia to seek couples counselling. Desmond's decision to get help on Dec. 9, 2016, was discussed today as part of an ongoing provincial fatality inquiry in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., which started hearings in January 2020. One of the key mandates of the inquiry is to determine if Desmond and his family had a
MONTREAL — Recent reports of long lineups in front of COVID-19 testing centres in Montreal are just another argument for the need to offer rapid testing across the province, says Maude Laberge, a professor at Université Laval and a researcher in population health. "Rapid testing should be available in pharmacies the same way pregnancy tests are available," Laberge said in an interview Wednesday. "A recent study showed two-thirds of Quebecers with symptoms don’t go get tested, so I think if some
Tammy Faye Bakker wore a lot of makeup. It was armor — a way for a person who didn’t consider herself beautiful to simply exist in the world. So it's a particularly a cruel irony that the mascara was also the thing that made her a target and a joke long before she and her ex-husband were brought down by brazen theft and misuse of ministry funds. Women have never been afforded the luxury of simply existing in the world, especially when they dare to live in public as Tammy did. Who cares what she
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories ranging from retellings of the myths of Paul Bunyan and of Hans Christian Andersen's “The Snow Queen” to a look back at the Black Panther Party are among the 10 nominees on the longlist for the National Book Award for young people's literature. On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation also announced the longlist for translated books, with fiction originating from Syria, Chile and South Korea among other countries. The French-language author Maryse Conde, often mentioned
GENEVA (AP) — A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear could erode traditional family values. The latest poll for public broadcaster SSR before the Sept. 26 referendum found that 63% of respondents support the measure, with 35% opposed and 2% undecided. That’s a six percentage point drop in the level of support from a previous poll on the matter published in
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An Ontario father found guilty in the death of his two-year-old son will have to live in a half-way house and will have to report any relationships with females to a parole officer as part of a host of conditions imposed as part of his release. Mario Wint pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2016 after originally being charged with second-degree murder in the January 2015 death of his two-year-old son, Ty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was credited two years for time spent in custody.
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube defended the province’s rollout of the rapid-testing model in the province’s schools Tuesday afternoon, saying the rollout would become easier and faster as time goes on and the province gets its legs under it, much as it did with its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program in the spring. “If we look at vaccination and testing it always seems to be a mess (during) the first few days,” Dubé said. “What I’m asking people is to just give us a few days and w
It's the one time of year where all local politicians in B.C. gather together — but for the second year in a row, it's happening virtually. The annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention is taking place this week, allowing mayors and councillors to lobby the provincial government and trade best practices on local government. Like last year, it takes place with an election campaign underway — federal this year, instead of provincial — and continued uncertainty during a pandemic, but or
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and health officials warned of increasing pressure on hospitals due to staffing shortages. Three new cases were identified in the Halifax area, two were in the northern zone and one was in the eastern zone, which includes Cape Breton. The number of active reported cases dropped to 150, following 20 new recoveries. Four people were in hospital with the disease. Wednesday's new caseload was down significantly from Tuesday, when off
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a major government shakeup Wednesday, as he tried to move on from a series of political missteps and revive his promise to “level up” prosperity across the U.K. In the biggest move, Johnson demoted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has faced criticism for delaying his return from a holiday in Greece as the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month. Raab was appointed justice secretary
The Town of Coaldale had a groundbreaking ceremony for Coaldale’s joint school and recreation centre Sept. 10. Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf, Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter, Coaldale Deputy Mayor Bill Chapman, Superintendent Dave Driscoll from Palliser Regional Schools, and Mayor Kim Craig attended the groundbreaking ceremony and several other representatives involved in this project. Once completed, the school and recreation centre will stand out as a unique, one-of-a-kind facility
Effective immediately, all employees and public are required to wear a mask or face covering within town-owned facilities such as the Evergreen Centre, town office and skating rinks. The policy, passed at council’s Sept. 13 meeting, is a response to the increasing cases of COVID-19. It is set to be reviewed again on Oct. 12. As of Sept. 14, the north east area 1 had 112 active cases with a daily increase of 15. The area includes Arborfield, Aylsham, Carrot River, Choiceland, Codette, Cumberland