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SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP say there have been several dangerous incidents recently where rocks have been thrown from an overpass on Highway 99 in south Surrey, B.C. The Mounties say the rocks were thrown from a pedestrian overpass between the 32nd Avenue and King George Boulevard exits and have struck vehicles, but no one has been injured. Vehicles that have been damaged include a bus, and police say in one incident, a rock the size of a baseball was found. The first of the three incidents happene
The increased availability in Saskatchewan of take home drug checking strips is a step in the right direction and will prevent overdoses, says Jason Mercredi, the executive director of Prairie Harm Reduction in Saskatoon. "The fact that they're going to be accessible for people to use at their home or at parties or music festivals … if they're planning on going out tonight at the bar, it's going to help us reduce a lot of deaths across the province," Mercredi said. The public will now have acces
On December 3, Typhoon Bopha winds reached 280 km/h, destroying areas of Mindanao.
A City of Edmonton survey suggests 42 per cent of respondents don't want the city to raise property taxes in 2022. The city received 8,644 responses to a tax levy survey posted online from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24. The results also suggest 34 per cent of respondents favour a tax increase while 18 per cent want their city taxes cut. The city is proposing a 1.8 per cent increase on residential property taxes next year. If the increase is approved, the average household would pay about $714 in property t
Eating is essential for us, and while we eat, we have pleasant or unpleasant sensations due to the thing we call taste. But don’t you think we might be taking taste for granted? #Facts #taste #food
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with a loaded shotgun, holding it under his chin at times, police said. The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:40 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a U.N. security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue. He was taken to a hospital for evaluatio
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a half-century. A weary-looking Francis made the appeal as he arrived in the ethnically divided Cypriot capital at the start of a five-day visit that will also take him to Greece, a similarly Orthodox majority country
Many of those present at a company Christmas meal were infected despite being vaccinated. View on euronews
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's health minister on Friday released her government's strategy to fight COVID-19 during the winter months, warning residents that holiday gatherings could lead to a new spike in infections. "The plan, when combined with vaccination and public health guidelines, will reduce the spread of the virus," Dorothy Shephard told reporters. The three-level plan will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night, she said. The province will start at level one, which includes a pri
Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery is reviewing more than 2,000 pieces in its collection after returning a statue that was stolen from India more than a century ago. The gallery is named after lawyer Norman MacKenzie, who left behind journals and records detailing his theft of the Indian statue.
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats negotiating in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have paused after five days of talks to consult with their governments and will reconvene next week, officials said Friday. The European Union official chairing the meeting said there had been some progress, but further “convergence” was necessary. “We have identified the challenges ahead. Now it is time to consult with capitals,” EU diplomat Enrique Mora told reporters. “We will be resuming here i
Since mid-November, nearly 200,000 Spaniards who were reluctant to get the vaccine at first have now finally taken the step.View on euronews
Here's the latest for Wednesday December 2nd: Blinken and Lavrov meet in Stockholm; Netherlands moves to tough lockdown amid omicron variant fears; Major railway between Laos and China to open Friday; Pope lands in Cyprus as start of a trip. (Dec. 2)
Personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq shares advice on sticking to a budget this December.
Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. (Dec. 2)
A parking lot near downtown Halifax will serve as the site for nine modular units to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness, the municipality said Friday. Seven units, including one that is accessible, will be set up as living quarters next month in the parking lot of the Centennial Pool. Two more units will serve as support space. The parking lot was chosen because it is municipally owned property. It also meets the applicable zoning requirements, and it's reasonably close to supp
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Health officials in Nunavut say some residents in Qikiqtarjuaq and Clyde River have come down with a virus causing nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fever and diarrhea. The illness isn't uncommon at this time of year, and can spread easily and quickly from person to person, according to public health advisories from the Nunavut Department of Health on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. "People with symptoms can be cared for at home unless the symptoms become severe and involve weakness and dehydration," stated t
BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office. Merkel was honored with a traditional military musical performance and march in front of almost all the country's political elite — save for the far-right Alternative for Germany, who weren't invited. “Our democracy also lives from the fact that wherever hatred and violence are seen as a legitimate means of pursuing one's interest
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday while remembering those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and crediting the American people for his optimism. Biden also paid tribute to service members, thanking them for their sacrifices. “We are a great nation because of you, the American people,” Biden said, joined on stage by his wife, first lady Jill Biden. “You've made me so optimistic.” It was Biden's first time participating in the nearly 100-year-old