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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister apologized on Tuesday for his recent and widely condemned remarks on Canadian history, but said his heart was in the right place. Pallister had initially defended his July 7 comments — made after protesters toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II at the legislature — that "people who came here to this country before it was a country, and since, didn't come here to destroy anything, they came here to build." The rally, which ended at the legislatu
Concerns have been expressed by both Cypress County and the Alberta Opposition regarding a report released at the end of June, regarding helicopter emergency service in Alberta. The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) report contains 11 recommendations for change in currently available service, but concerns have been raised surrounding the proposition to make Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) the dedicated service in the province. For citizens that rely on services such as HERO, b
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful explosion rocked an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital Tuesday in an attack that apparently targeted the country's acting defense minister. At least 10 people were wounded, a health official said. Several smaller explosions could be heard as well as small arms fire. It was unclear if the wounded were hurt in the explosion or by gunfire. Interior Ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanekzai said the blast happened in the posh Sherpur neighborhood, which is
Alberta’s NDP have recently put out a call for the provincial government to offer support to farmers looking to become more energy efficient. “We’re asking the government to invest $15 million in startup money that could then be used to create loan guarantees for our agricultural producers in either doing a retrofit, or a new build for barns, but also all agriculture infrastructure,” said Heather Sweet, NDP agriculture critic. “The idea behind this is that the $15 million will be used to help pe
Vitaly Shishov, an exiled Belarusian activist who was found hanged in a park in Kyiv in what police say could have been a murder, was an outspoken critic of the government in Belarus and staged rallies against it in Ukraine's capital. After leaving Belarus last autumn during huge anti-government protests that he took part in, the 26-year-old set up and led a Kyiv-based organisation that helped Belarusians fleeing a sprawling crackdown on dissent. Shishov, who was sporty and a boxing enthusiast, was sure he was under surveillance in Kyiv and he outed purported Belarusian agents at rallies, friends and colleagues said.
The body of a 34-year-old man from Redcliff has been recovered from the South Saskatchewan River following a daylong search led by the RCMP. Corp. Troy Savinkoff with Alberta RCMP media relations was reached by telephone on Monday morning and gave a full statement on the weekend incident. “On July 31 just after 6 p.m., Redcliff RCMP received a call to assist the fire department with a possible drowning at River Valley Park boat launch in Redcliff,” Savinkoff explained. “Early reports were that a
An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday. (Aug. 3)
Records of it date back half a millennium to the 16th century, but where medieval clansmen got the idea for what is now one of the most iconic events in the Scottish Highland Games remains a mystery. “We really don’t know why the caber started,” explains Warren Trask, heavy events chair for the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. “There’s a lot of stories.” Some tales involve ancient battles where Scots would take felled trees and flip them across small rivers to escape enemies. “If you
DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday were deciding a ballot proposal that calls for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Changes to the city charter with Proposal P have been opposed by some who say it could increase spending by the city, which still has to carefully monitor its finances that for several years had been under state oversight following Detroit’s historic 2
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday called on Congress to give the agency more authority to better police cryptocurrency trading, lending and platforms, a "Wild West" he said is riddled with fraud and investor risk. Gary Gensler said the crypto market involves many tokens which may be unregistered securities and leaves prices open to manipulation and millions of investors vulnerable to risks. "This asset class is rife with fraud, scams and abuse in certain applications," Gensler told a global conference.
When it comes to COVID-19 and students returning to school there are more questions than answers. Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby told a municipal press conference Thursday the health unit is awaiting direction from the province regarding back-to-school protocols. “It’s coming soon, that’s all I can say,” Colby told reporters, adding all health units Ontario are anticipating the news. However, the window for a student to have a two-dose summer and become fully vaccinated i
A ransomware attack in July that paralyzed as many as 1,500 organizations by compromising tech-management software from a company called Kaseya has set off a race among criminals looking for similar vulnerabilities, cyber security experts said. An affiliate of a top Russian-speaking ransomware gang known as REvil used two gaping flaws in software from Florida-based Kaseya to break into about 50 managed services providers (MSPs) that used its products, investigators said. Now that criminals see how powerful MSP attacks can be, "they are already busy, they have already moved on and we don’t know where," said Victor Gevers, head of the non-profit Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, which warned Kaseya of the weaknesses before the attack.
Ottawa reports three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday. No local health authority reports a COVID-19 hospital patient. A new outbreak makes up most new cases in the Belleville area. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday and no new deaths. It removed two cases from its total, as it's been doing from time to time as it double-checks its database (often due to residents living in other regions). There are 42 known active cases in the capital. Its medi
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a close ally of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 1 1/2 years of parole-like restrictions in a controversial criminal case the government launched against opposition supporters after mass protests shook Russia this year. The court found Lyubov Sobol guilty of inciting people to violate coronavirus restrictions and for the next 18 months barred her from leaving her home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., attend mass events or travel outsi
The problems on the west side of Victoria Street in Dundalk are more than skin deep. Although numerous potholes have been capturing drivers’ attention for a few years, there’s more going on under the surface. A recent public works report that recommended applying for a grant to support a major project there provides a picture. STUDIES FOR UPGRADES TO VICTORIA UNDER WAY Triton Engineering has been doing survey and preliminary design on Victoria Street from Russell to Ida Streets this year. Underg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jo Ann Hinckley, whose son John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and who spent her final years living with her son in Virginia, has died. Jo Ann Hinckley, 95, had been her son’s primary companion as he transitioned in recent years from living at a Washington psychiatric hospital to being allowed to live with her full-time in a gated community in Williamsburg. Barry Levine, John Hinckley’s longtime attorney, confirmed Jo Ann Hinckley's death
NEW YORK (AP) — Danya Taymor was jazzed. It was late July and the theater director had just cracked open the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after months of stillness and silence. She soaked it all in, checking out the stage and tweaking her plans. Taymor is tasked with leading the first play to open on Broadway since the pandemic shutdown — “Pass Over.” “This play is the right play to reopen Broadway. It will help lead the way in so many ways," she said. "To consecrate the space after this pl
Tiny bugs in Quebec could be carrying clues about the future of some of the most iconic animals in Saskatchewan. University of Saskatchewan Professor Philip McLoughlin is one of the authors of a new paper that found outbreaks of spruce budworms, which also appear in Saskatchewan, are impacting caribou populations. "It's bound to also be a factor in other places, including possibly northern Saskatchewan," McLoughlin said. Woodland Caribou have been listed under the Federal Species at Risk Act (SA
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country, as a surge of Iraqis and others coming in from neighboring Belarus has emerged as a major foreign policy issue. Lithuania says the migrant influx in the past months is an act of retaliation by Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to increased sanctions by the European Union toward his country over an air piracy incident. The Interio
A Way Home Kamloops has parted ways with its executive director, Sadie Hunter, after about six months on the job. The non-profit’s acting head, Tangie Genshorek, confirmed the departure to KTW on Wednesday, noting she started last Friday. Genshorek would not say whether Hunter resigned or was let go by the organization. She said the official word from the non-profit’s board of directors was that the two sides have parted ways. Hunter, who is also a Kamloops city councillor, was announced as the