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Most key measurements for COVID-19 in New Brunswick continued a downward trend again last week, according to the most recent weekly report released by the province. While the number of deaths reported between July 31 and Aug. 6 was the same as the week before, most other categories were down, including the number of confirmed PCR-confirmed tests, active cases, hospitalizations, and ICU patients. The most significant drop is in the number of hospital admissions for COVID-19 — they dropped by almo
Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot, are stripping jetliners to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters. The steps are in line with advice Russia's government provided in June for airlines to use some aircraft for parts to ensure the remainder of foreign-built planes can continue flying at least through 2025. Sanctions imposed on Russia after it sent its troops into Ukraine in late February have prevented its airlines from obtaining spare parts or undergoing maintenance in the West.
The RCMP's southeast district major crimes unit is linking two fatal weekend incidents in Summerland and Abbotsford, B.C. Investigators say the discovery of human remains inside a burning vehicle in Summerland on Saturday, and the police chase in Abbotsford on Sunday — where the driver and passenger were killed — are connected. Mounties have not specified the nature of the connection, but say they believe the two people in the burned vehicle were murdered. "The RCMP's homicide investigation is o
An eastern P.E.I. man who tried to organize volunteers for an outdoor rink in Cardigan last winter says the group decided it could not sign a waiver required by Three Rivers. Three Rivers Mayor Ed MacAulay said a shortage of volunteers was an issue in getting outdoor rinks going. Ben Riley said he had a group of 23 volunteers ready to create and maintain a rink in Cardigan. "Willing to put in the work of shovelling and scraping and flooding the rink, but we came to some hiccups there," said Rile
More than one million people are at risk of falling into famine in Haiti according to the World Food Programme, as the UN agency's donations brought respite to a drought-stricken town in the country's northwest. (Aug. 9 Pierre Luxama)
Travelling has many health benefits, like recovering from mental and physical fatigue, improving household relationships and making people happier.
In 1969, actor Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult. (Aug. 9)
More than 52,000 Christmas lights will shine again in Riverview, after the theft of a huge amount of underground copper wire this summer. The council in the New Brunswick town has voted to continue with the Light Up Riverview display after the theft — involving 3,600 metres of underground copper wire and 46 electrical boxes — prompted town staff to review its future. The repair work is expected to cost more than $58,000. "It is a staggering figure to absorb," David Shea, Riverview's director of
N.W.T. tennis players at the Canada Summer Games are off to an inspiring start. Teresa Martin, 17, and Ofira Duru, 15, posted a big win Sunday in the girls doubles, winning their match against Newfoundland and Labrador in three sets, including a lengthy 7-6 win in the second set. Martin, from Yellowknife, said she's never competed at such a large event before. "Overall, it was unreal. And we were really proud of ourselves and really happy with the outcome of the match," she said. "We realized we
The St. John's regional fire department is begging people on the northeast Avalon Peninsula to stop having backyard fires, after crews were called to 16 backyard fires Saturday and Sunday. The provincial government announced a ban on open fires for all of Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday as two massive forest fires continue to burn in central Newfoundland. Fires in the forest or 300 metres from a forest are prohibited; so are campfires and brush burning. "If you're having a fire in your backy
These silly pup love this little moose toy that rattle, crinkles and squeaks. Cuteness overload!
RCMP are investigating after a teenager was killed in an ATV crash near Williams Lake, B.C., on Sunday. Police were called to a gravel area at the end of Gun-A-Noot trail, south of the city's core, just after midnight. A statement said an ATV had rolled over. A 17-year-old girl was taken to hospital, but later died from her injuries. "Initial evidence gathered at the scene showed that the youth was not wearing a helmet," the statement read. The B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating the tee
Alberta Health Services has issued an order against the owners of a home in Banff, Alta., after more than 40 beds and mattresses were found inside. AHS says an inspection at 321 Squirrel Street found conditions that "are or may become injurious or dangerous to the public health." It also said the home's 16-person maximum occupancy was exceeded — 42 beds and/or mattresses were found in the residence, and a tenant was sleeping in a basement room with no window. The owners of the house have been or
Despite the rainy cool weather over the weekend, a record number of people took part in Sunday's Yukon River Trail Marathon. More than 300 people ran in the event. That's the most registered participants in the race's 23 years. Ken Sylvestre, one of the organisers, said people from all over the world sign up for the race because of the Yukon's natural beauty. "I think the scenery is one thing that's really special. It's a trail run mostly on single track, so it's really a nice route to run. The
Visits by foreign law-makers to Taiwan are nothing new. So why did China react in such a heavy-handed manner to Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit?
A jury has acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the 2019 deaths of seven motorcyclists in a collision in northern New Hampshire. (Aug. 9)
For Laurent Martel, a medical student at the University of Sherbrooke's Moncton campus, one of the most important aspects of medicine is "preventive medicine." Sunscreen is part of this prevention. "If we can stop a disease from happening before it even shows up, I think to me that's the best case scenario," said Martel. "So with something like skin cancers, the good news is that it is preventable for a large part of it." Some of Martel's colleagues and fellow medical students, Samuel and Karen
Two men sentenced to life in prison for committing hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, while a third gets 35 years. Arbury's mother reacts outside court. (Aug. 8)
The Ukrainian ambassador to international organizations described the Russian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the continuing danger at the complex, which is occupied by Russians. Russia says Ukraine shelled the plant.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are set to begin building their case against two men described as leaders of a 2020 scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, their second chance to get convictions after a jury couldn't deliver a unanimous verdict last spring. Opening statements are planned for Wednesday in federal court in Grand Rapids, in western Michigan. A jury was selected Tuesday. Some people were dismissed for health reasons or for political beliefs they couldn’t set