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Two sisters visiting Newfoundland unable to find a rental car have decided to go for the next best thing: renting a U-Haul moving van to tour the island. Gail Bridgeman, who lives in Australia, and Karen Burke of Ontario had their trip to Newfoundland booked for over six months before arriving. However, a mix-up with their rental car provider left them without a vehicle. "I thought everything was fine, then I got back some information saying our car was available months ahead of the expected dat
HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot. The province decided to expand booster dose eligibility on July 8 to people aged 50 to 69 because some Nova Scotians had been asking for a fourth dose, deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks told reporters Monday. "Public health is recommending that people in this age group ac
Turkey is "unlikely to simply back down on its demands" to Stockholm and Helsinki, say experts. View on euronews
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee faces his first test of 2022 in Utah's Republican primary on Tuesday, where he's being challenged by two well-funded opponents in a race that should offer insight into whether loyalty to former President Donald Trump remains a litmus test for Republican voters. Former state lawmaker Becky Edwards and businesswoman Ally Isom — neither of whom voted for Trump — have spent months on the campaign trail framing Lee as a divisive politician who cares less about gove
Canada's top banking regulator is changing the rules that cover certain types of home loans to make sure that lenders and borrowers are able to stay on top of their obligations at a time when the country's housing market is looking vulnerable. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) is implementing new guidelines for certain types of real estate loans, including shared equity mortgages, reverse mortgages and conventional mortgages that are paired with revolving credit l
Family and friends provide nearly all the care needed by stroke patients after they leave hospital. Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and take a toll on caregivers’ health.
HALIFAX — A high-profile sex scandal involving Prince Andrew is prompting a school in Dartmouth, N.S., to change its name. As of Aug. 1, Prince Andrew High School will be renamed Woodlawn High School, to reflect the name of the street and subdivision where the school is located. The school was named after Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born, but a recent sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein led the school to distance itself from the royal. Andr
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's police oversight agency says an RCMP officer has been arrested for several offences, including possession of a controlled substance. The Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release the officer is based in Corner Brook, a town in western Newfoundland. The watchdog says it launched its investigation at the request of the RCMP, and a spokeswoman for the oversight agency said in an email that the officer has not yet been charged. Watchdog dire
At least 20 teenagers were mysteriously killed at a tavern in eastern South Africa, with theories ranging from alcohol poisoning to a stampede.
Pride parades kicked off in some of America’s biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms after after at least one Supreme Court justice signaled that the court could reconsider the right to same-sex marriage. (June 27)
Prince Edward Island's Official Opposition says some of the province's most vulnerable residents will have their lives disrupted twice, as construction moves forward on a revamped mental health network. P.E.I.'s main psychiatric facility, Hillsborough Hospital, has been experiencing a lot of coming and going in recent weeks. The Charlottetown facility has absorbed the acute-care psychiatric patients who used to be cared for at Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Unit 9. Eventually, Hillsborough Hospital
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. Authorities urged motorists to check traffic updates before setting off, amid the protests that follow a gathering last week of tens of thousands of farmers in the central Netherlands that also caused traffic chaos around the country. “We advise road users to
Shoppers and workers caught up in Monday's deadly Russian missile attack on Kremenchuk are among dozens of injured who are being treated in hospital. View on euronews
A Kitchener, Ont., mother is suing the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), alleging staff and administrators failed to properly care for her four-year-old son and discriminated against him because of his race. Grace, whose last name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child, filed the civil suit on June 16, nearly four months after it was publicly revealed police were called to John Sweeney Elementary School to de-escalate an incident involving her child. The child, who
One of the three people accused of killing an 18-year-old in Moncton has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation following a court appearance Monday. Riley Robert Sheldon Philips, 18, Hunter Nash England, 20 and Jerek John England, 23, are all charged with first-degree murder in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Joedin Lloyd Leger. All three were separately charged in mid-June. During separate appearances by phone in Moncton provincial court Monday morning, the original charges were
SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY — Group of Seven leaders considered a possible cap on the price of Russian gas exports on Monday as a way to put the squeeze on the funding for Vladimir Putin's war with Ukraine. The rising price of oil has created a revenue boom for Russia as it continues its assault on the neighbouring country, undermining sanctions imposed by western countries — including those represented by leaders at the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, a resort in southern Germany. Ukrainian President Vo
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs. The case forced the justices to wrestle
Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) said on Tuesday it had decided to pause its Hockey Canada sponsorship until the organization, which is dealing with fallout from a sexual assault lawsuit, takes the proper steps to improve the culture within the sport. The decision by Canada's third-biggest lender comes a week after the Canadian federal government froze funding to the organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault and out-of-court settlement. "Today, we have made the decision to pause our sponsorship of Hockey Canada until we are confident the right steps are being taken to improve the culture within the sport — both on and off the ice," Scotiabank Chief Executive Officer Brian J. Porter wrote in an open letter.
With the race to lead the United Conservative Party still in its early days, a new poll suggests more Albertans would consider voting for that party than the Opposition NDP in the 2023 provincial election. The poll by Trend Research, under the direction of Janet Brown Opinion Research, surveyed 900 Albertans between June 13 and 21. It found slightly more than half of Albertans surveyed said they would be very likely (26 per cent) or somewhat likely (26 per cent) to consider voting for the UCP in
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says Donald Trump knew people on Jan. 6 had weapons, but wanted them allowed into his rally since he wanted a large crowd.