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LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister apologized and his ministry suspended an official Tuesday after a “significant” data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters hoping to settle in the U.K. A Defense Ministry email to more than 250 Afghans who are eligible for relocation and still remain in Afghanistan was mistakenly copied to all applicants Monday instead of blind copied. British media reports said the people whose email addresses were distributed included som
Critically ill COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north are being flown as far away as Vancouver Island to receive care because local hospitals no longer have enough capacity, provincial officials said Tuesday. Health Minister Adrian Dix said a total of 12 patients have been transferred to Prince George, Vancouver and Nanaimo because the Northern Health region is badly "overstretched" by a high rate of positive cases. "Clearly, this is less than ideal. It will be difficult for those patients and their
Six Native American tribes sued the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the wolf quota in territory they ceded to the United States in the mid-1800s. But rather than hunt wolves, the tribes want to protect them. The tribal lawsuit comes three weeks after a coalition of wildlife advocacy gro
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. There is one new case in Kinngait on Baffin Island and one in Kugluktuk in the territory's far west. Chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says public health measures will not change in either community. There are now five active infections in Nunavut, three of them in Kinngait, where about 1,500 people live. Nunavut lifted its mask mandate in July, but Patter
A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at age 23 was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in prison after being convicted in May of defrauding investors in a smartphone app company and extorting money from local marijuana businesses. Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, now 29, said nothing as U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston ordered him to be incarcerated for engaging in "reprehensible corruption of a type that is incomprehensibly crude." Correia's lawyer, William Fick, argued that his client's youth impeded his ability to know better and urged Woodlock to give him just three years in prison, saying his history "suggests there is at least hope."
Nearly a dozen school buses are not operating Tuesday because of operational requirements, said the Anglophone West School District in a series of Twitter posts. The bus cancellations impact students in the Fredericton area, Edmundston, Centreville and Plaster Rock. The cancellation of both morning and afternoon runs are as follows: Bus number 200 serving the Skyline Southwood, Lincoln area Bus number 225 serving the Hanwell area Bus number 248 serving the Canada Street area Bus number 266 servi
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division approved one of two separate requests allowing two families to keep sending their children to Ecole Debden School, despite living in the Canwood School busing area. The Sask. Rivers board has been dealing with transportation issues in the Debden-Canwood area since last year, including several busing appeals in the last two months. Two families made their appeals before the board Monday after changes changes were made in the French Immersion transpor
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged U.S. passenger airlines "to commit to take more action" to address reports of violent or unruly passengers. The FAA said the industry is facing a record number of airline passenger disturbances, and it plans to soon hold similar meetings with representatives from airports and labor. The meeting with groups, including Airlines for America, a group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and others, discussed "ways the industry can work together to reduce the number of unruly passenger incidents," the FAA said, adding it "believes additional action by the airlines and all aviation stakeholders is necessary to stop the unsafe behavior."
TTC employees have been given an extra 10 days to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status after their deadline was extended for a second time. Mayor John Tory announced in August that City of Toronto employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 30 and would need to disclose their vaccination status by Sept. 13. Despite transit workers and Toronto police being exempt from the regulations, TTC chief executive Richard Leary immediately released a statement after Tory's announcemen
Terrace-raised Allyson Kis is a medical student at McGill University who was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award. As part of this award, she will be working with leaders in her field to research the overall impact of surgical care on Northern Quebec’s population as well as quantifying the impact for future such services. She is currently working with Dr. Evan Wong. Kis spoke to The Terrace Standard from Montreal and explained her research, her inspirations growing
A federal judge on Tuesday set May 18 as a tentative date for the start of a trial of four men allegedly affiliated with the "Proud Boys" movement on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that a May trial slot was the first available for a large courtroom at the Washington D.C. federal courthouse often used on ceremonial occasions. In conversations with defense lawyers, the judge discussed the possibility of a trial running four to six weeks.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers. “It is devastating," said Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in the Kansas City, Missouri, area who has cared for babie
The Prince Edward Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has set the maximum allowable annual rent increase at one per cent effective Jan. 1. The one-per-cent increase can be applied to heated and unheated premises, as well as mobile homes located in a mobile home park, IRAC said in a news release issued Tuesday. Each year, the director of the Office of Residential Rental Property seeks written submissions on the allowable annual rent increase from tenants, landlords, and members of the public
There are likely to be three new Indigenous members of Parliament in the House of Commons following a federal election with a record number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates. Blake Desjarlais, who is Métis, holds the lead in Edmonton Griesbach, which has been held by Conservative MP Kerry Diotte since the riding was created in 2015. Mail-in ballots are still being tallied. Lori Idlout has kept Nunavut orange and will replace NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, who decided not to run again. Adam C
CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island will impose a vaccination passport system starting Oct. 5 to help control the spread of COVID-19, Premier Dennis King said Tuesday. Residents will be required to show proof of vaccination to access most places where large gatherings occur, such as sporting events and concerts, he said, adding that the passport will also apply for restaurants and wedding and funeral receptions. "The program will not be applicable to worship or religious ceremonies or funeral a
Nearly 24 hours after federal election polls closed Monday, the riding of Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame still doesn't have a representative in Ottawa. Conservative candidate Clifford Small's lead on Liberal incumbent Scott Simms shrank early Tuesday morning, as election workers continue to count votes. As of 4 p.m. NT, Small was leading Simms by 569 votes. Small had 47 per cent of the vote, while Simms had 45 per cent. NDP candidate Jamie Ruby had seven per cent of the vote with 2,171 ballots
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Tuesday that he was “disappointed” NDP candidates had not been elected in Quebec, and about the loss of some NDP voices in other parts of the country. He said this was a loss not just for the party, but for Canada.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was filed Monday in Wyandotte County District Court by Team Roc, which is the criminal justice division of Jay-Z's entertainment organization, Roc Nation. The filling said the department has failed for decades to hold officers accountable for misconduct, includi
While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding. The decline in births was most noticeable at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021. In December 2020, births in the U.S. were down 7.7% from the previous year, and they were down 9.4% last January compared to the previous January. Births continued to be down 2.8% in February from the p
MADRID (AP) — Desperately trying to break through the Granada defense, Barcelona sent more than 50 crosses into the area in its search for a goal. There was none of Barcelona’s famous “tiki taka” — passing the ball around patiently until finding the right space near the opponents' goal — against Granada in the Spanish league on Monday. Central defenders Gerard Piqué and Ronald Araújo even played the final minutes as strikers, with little tactical organization on display as the team pressed forwa