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Nova Scotia seafood companies have come to the aid of Ocean Choice International of St. John's, harvesting hundreds of tonnes of scallops for the company after its factory trawler Atlantic Destiny sank on Georges Bank in March. "Thankfully, they had enough capacity among them in the fleet to be able to take the quota out of the water," said Ocean Choice CEO Martin Sullivan. "They were all really helpful. Firstly, around the sinking, helping us in that situation, but then also helping us harvest
HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national security police arrested three student members of one of the city's last remaining pro-democracy political organizations on suspicion of conspiracy to incite subversion. On Sunday, select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the El
The search for two missing fishermen from Mary's Harbour has resumed with the help of the Canadian Armed Forces and the coast guard Monday, after the official search off the coast of southern Labrador was called off Sunday night. In a Facebook post Monday, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones wrote that an RCAF maritime patrol plane and a coast guard vessel are now assisting in the search under the authorization of federal ministers after the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax decided to end its se
Across Southeast Asia, sidewalk hawkers offer sizzling meat skewers bathed in the smoky aroma of smoldering wood coals and a seemingly endless combination of savory sauces. n Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred chicken smothered in spicy peanut sauce. For this recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, we decided to highlight the lesser-known but still familiar flavors of Mya
P.E.I. issued a public exposure notification for a ceilidh which took place last Tuesday. Under current restrictions, a cohort of up to a maximum of 100 people would have been permitted to attend. West Royalty Elementary and École La-Belle-Cloche students return to class Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak at West Royalty. Six new cases were reported over weekend, four of which are linked to the outbreak. The other two cases announced were related to travel outsid
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
It's election day in Canada, and New Brunswick has more than its fair share of intriguing political story lines that will be resolved after the polls close at 8:30 p.m. Atlantic time. Because of the country's time zones, two hours will go by before polls close in the next set of provinces to the west of us, giving us ample time to watch the numbers and see what develops. Here are four stories worth watching tonight. Three ridings to watch People involved in the campaigns agree that there are thr
BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Hungary's government will refund $2 billion of income tax to families in early 2022 and also plans a big hike in the minimum wage, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the opening session of parliament on Monday, setting the stage for next year's election. Orban, who faces a parliamentary election that is shaping up as a competitive race for the first time in a decade, said the economy's sharp rebound from the coronavirus pandemic provided room in the budget for the measures. Hungary raised about 4.4 billion euros on international markets last week in a surprise bond issuance to help cover rising spending and a likely delay in the arrival of European Union COVID-19 recovery fund money due to a row between Brussels and Budapest over gay rights and media freedoms.
Kate Winslet reacts to her Emmy win and praises her husband for his role in teaching their son Bear to read, while she was working on "Mare of Easttown." (Sept. 20)
(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in 5 to 11 year olds, and they plan to ask for regulatory authorization as soon as possible to use the shot in children in that age range in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. The companies said their two-dose vaccine generated an immune response in the 5-to-11 year olds in a Phase II/III clinical trial that matched what was previously observed in 16-to-25 year olds. "Since July, pediatric cases of COVID-19 have risen by about 240 percent in the U.S. - underscoring the public health need for vaccination," Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said in a news release.
The Prince Albert Police Service is investigating the death of a 25-year-old man. Early on the morning of September 19, police were called to the 2900 block of 2nd Avenue West. When they arrived, they found the man's body. The Criminal Investigation Division and the Forensic Identification Section are still working on the case. The cause of death, as well as his identity has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, September 20.
Two St. John's friends finally got the chance to attend their prom this weekend, some 60 years after they attended grade school. Jean Pearce and Shirley Quinlan could barely sit still in the hours leading up to the senior prom dinner and dance held Saturday at branch 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road in St. John's. "I think it's going to be more exciting for us now, because we're older," Quinlan said while getting gussied up for the event Saturday afternoon. "All these years late
The family of a man who drowned six years ago in Nova Scotia and a diving safety advisor who has been examining his death are calling for changes to make underwater work safer in an industry plagued by fatalities. Angela Seabrook said like many of the people drawn to diving, her son, Luke, loved exploring and wasn't afraid to take risks. "But that doesn't mean to say that they have to lose their lives over it," she said from her home in Wasaga Beach, Ont. "The risk can be minimized…. So they can
Polls are now closed in Alberta for the country's 44th general election. Check here for results from ridings in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Votes from election day and advanced polls can now be counted. In Alberta, 34 seats are up for grabs. Final results may not be available for days, as Elections Canada handed out more than 1.2 million special ballot kits across the country. Tabulating mailed-in ballots won't begin until Tuesday and may take up to five days. In Edmonton Mill Woods, voter Be
Whether it was establishing their territory or getting in good with the ladies, male tyrannosaurs got right up in each other's faces during prehistoric clashes of epic proportions. At least, that's a hypothesis being put forward by a team of Alberta paleontologists that studied 202 tyrannosaurid skull specimens featuring 324 bite marks and battle scars. "Basically these animals were biting each other on the face," said Caleb Brown, co-author of a recent study and a curator at the Royal Tyrrell M
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria’s war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter’s daughter, Macron also promised a law guaranteeing reparations for the contingent known as the harkis. The distraught woman, who said she grew up in a camp where France sequestered harkis after the war, argued that the law wouldn’
A Sydney nursing home is expected to soon offer an on-site daycare with early morning drop-off and lunch-time visits with children. The program is planned for the Cove Guest Home later this year. The details haven't been finalized. "We're looking at the financials right now," said Dr. Kevin Orrell, deputy minister and CEO of the Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment. "It's been approved in principle to proceed with the evaluation of the cost and the hiring of the appropriate people. I'
(Reuters) -U.S. regulators could authorize a booster shot of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine for older and some high-risk Americans early this week in time for the government to roll them out by Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to give the nod to the third shots for at least this group before advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are due to meet on Wednesday. On Friday, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend emergency authorization of the additional Pfizer shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness.
Hong Kong police arrested on Monday three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a "conspiracy to incite subversion" including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 100 people under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British colony in June last year that critics say erodes the freedoms promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Beijing and the city's government say the law is necessary to safeguard Hong Kong's prosperity and guard against outside interference.
The Tourism Industry Association of Alberta (TIAA) conducted surveys of fellow residents of Alberta on the impacts of the outdoor recreation economy. Around 0.8 per cent of Alberta’s GDP is accounted for on recreational trips to Crown lands. The employment rate resulting from this spending is 6.1 times higher than both the forest and logging industries. On average, Alberta’s outdoor enthusiasts spend $258 per day trip and $757 per overnight trip. Each year, these consumers spend $2.3 billion on