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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," the statement said. "He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have staye
OTTAWA — Afghan interpreters and Canadian veterans say the Immigration Department is failing Afghans who worked with Canada in the war-torn country, despite an announcement last week to fast-track their resettlement. Rahim, who worked as an interpreter with Canadian soldiers via NATO in 2016-17 and whose full name is not being disclosed for safety reasons, says Taliban fighters burned his father's home to the ground on Monday in punishment for his service to coalition forces. He is staying with
U.S. shares bounded to record highs on Thursday helped by strong company earnings and solid economic growth data, though the Federal Reserve's message earlier this week that it is in no hurry to taper stimulus pinned the dollar at a one-month low. Following a spate of strong corporate earnings reports from Ford Motor Co to KFC owner Yum Brands Inc overnight, investors were further cheered by data showing the U.S. economy grew at a solid annualized pace of 6.5% in the second quarter. "Today is a follow-on from really good earnings last night, which is great news," said Tim Ghriskey, chief investment strategist at Inverness Counsel in New York, which manages $4 billion in assets.
Four Edmonton men will be sentenced in October for kidnapping and stabbing a street-level drug dealer who belonged to the Redd Alert gang. Tyler Fischer, Cougar Fafard, Skylar McGilvery and his brother Sterling McGilvery were all initially charged with first-degree murder, after the remains of Kevin Yellowbird were found in 2017. Yellowbird had been stabbed 10 times in the back. But Crown prosecutor Lawrence Van Dyke admitted in the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Wednesday that they have no
Correction: Second paragraph should read A former councillor of the Michel First Nation... As probable burial sites of children who didn’t survive residential schools are being identified across the country and discussions of repatriation of their remains take place, Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse feels the pain of it all so very deeply. A former councillor of the Michel First Nation in Alberta, she’s one among a people without a land. “I think our loss is… amplified during this process,” said Stonehou
All of Canada’s medals at Tokyo 2020 have been won by women so far, and one former Olympian says the success of female athletes in the Olympics is a result of Canada investing heavily in their training and development.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the Finding DW podcast, said the animated series is no longer in production. She said the show's wrap party was two years ago. “I think (PBS) made a mistake, and I think ‘Arthur’ should come back and I know I’m not alone in thin
BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met Wednesday with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties between them warm ahead of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. A photo posted on the ministry’s website showed Wang Yi posing with senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation in the city of Tianjin, then sitting down to talks. The highly conspicuous show of friendliness had the appearance of a diplomatic mission at a time when the Taliban are craving legitimacy.
A community endeavour that started with six gardens in 2013 and currently supports over 35 gardens in the city and area has expanded this year to include projects with AMHS and at the Highway 15 Walking the Path of Peace Together site, maintained by the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest and community members. The Community Investment Fund between the United Way and City of Kingston has allowed for the Loving Spoonful to expand its' successful community garden project to include support for the
Canadian beach volleyball duo Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes remained undefeated at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-sets (21-13, 24-22) victory over Switzerland's Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré on Thursday in Tokyo. With both teams entering the match with a perfect record in Pool A, the contest decided who would take top spot heading into the knockout stage. The top two teams from each of the six pools, plus the two best third-place teams, advance directly to the single-eliminat
Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Calgary Stampede and doctors say the full repercussions of the event likely won't be known for weeks. As of Tuesday, 84 cases are now linked to the 10-day festival which ended on July 18. That's up from 71 cases reported the previous day. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said those numbers only include cases conclusively linked to the event, as those who possibly may have been exposed elsewhere in the 14 days be
The Prince Albert Police Service says they've taken a woman into custody in connection with a homicide that occurred earlier this year. Loretta Lynn Sakebow, 33, was arrested without incident on Wednesday evening. Sakebow was wanted in connection with the homicide of Jeremy Starblanket of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. The 29-year-old's body was found on March 20 in a home on the 500 block of 5th St. E. after an explosion blew the building off of its foundation and then ignited the home. Sakebow was w
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Iain Rankin defended his party's record on health care and sexism Wednesday during the first leaders debate of a provincial election campaign that has yet to reach the halfway mark. Early in the 90-minute contest, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston and NDP Leader Gary Burrill criticized the Liberal premier for failing to deal with a chronic physician shortage that has left 70,000 Nova Scotians without a family doctor. The opposition leaders also said
B.C. Parks has closed several climbing areas on the popular rock wall known as the Chief following a significant rockfall early Tuesday morning. The areas along the Grand Wall and Western Dihedrals are closed until further notice, according to the provincial agency. Squamish RCMP said there were no injuries. Paul Adam, the manager at the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at SFU said that this is one of the biggest rockfalls on The Chief in the last 60 years. Adam says he suspects it is due to
Increased logging activities have endangered B.C. 's Interior rainforests and, if left unchecked, may lead to their ecological collapse in a decade, warns a new international study. In an article published last week in the journal Land, conservation scientists from Prince George, B.C., as well as Oregon and Australia say industrial logging has eliminated 2.7 million hectares of forest in the province's Interior wet belt bio-region over the past 50 years — including more than 500,000 hectares of
Calgary council has voted in favour of changes to its arena deal with Flames ownership. On Monday, the public learned that the city and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) had each agreed to pay an additional $12.5 million for the arena, with CSEC covering any additional cost overruns. It was also announced that the city-owned developer behind the Rivers District will no longer oversee the project and that that duty will now be under CSEC. On Wednesday, council voted in favou
The community of Watson Lake represents about 3.5 per cent of Yukon's total population, but as of Tuesday it had more than a third of the territory's active COVID-19 cases — and local leaders hope it's a wake-up call for more people to get vaccinated. "You know, people see that it's continuing to infect people and people are starting to, again, realize that it's not going to go away," said Mayor Chris Irvin. "We can't force people to get the vaccine. And hopefully people will take some time to e
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he rallied conservatives on Wednesday, one of the Republican Party's most prominent rising stars mocked new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. “Did you not get the CDC’s memo?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked before an almost entirely unmasked audience of activists and lawmakers crammed into an indoor hotel ballroom in Salt Lake City. “I don’t see you guys complying.” From Texas to South Dakota, Republican le
There are no new COVID-19 cases in Yukon, said the chief medical officer of health in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's a milestone for the territory, marking the first time since June 5 that no new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley said in the release that the number of active cases has been trending downward. The total active cases in the territory on Wednesday was 77, down from 89 on Tuesday. Since June 1, there have been 519 confirm
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists on Wednesday decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color. Aurora Officer John Haubert was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault and felony menacing charges, after officers responded Friday to a trespassing report wher