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An accident at Dewdney Avenue and Elphinstone Street in North Central Regina sent a driver to hospital with serious injuries. According to the Regina Police Service, they received a report of a serious accident at the intersection late Monday evening. Police shut down traffic in all directions from the intersection at Dewdney Avenue and Elphinstone Street. The driver was taken to the Regina General Hospital with what police say are serious injuries. An investigation into the accident is underway
Manitoba is about to relax its pandemic rules for the third time in just under six weeks, and all indications suggest the province will soon be under the least restrictive public health orders since September 2020. Manitobans who fear or desire an Alberta-style elimination of all COVID-19 mitigation measures are in for relief or disappointment: Some restrictions will remain. At 11 a.m., Premier Brian Pallister and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin are expected to announce
Three Alberta organizations are launching a joint-initiative to improve the outcomes for Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services and Alberta Council of Women's Shelters will be teaming up on a three-year collaborative project: Centring Relationships to End Violence. The project will focus on reducing the barriers Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence face when seeking su
Alibaba's results mirror those of e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc in the United States, as the easing of pandemic-related restrictions has led to more consumers visiting physical stores rather than ordering online. Core commerce revenue for Alibaba rose about 35% to 180.24 billion yuan in the quarter, compared with estimates of 184.23 billion yuan. Overall, revenue rose about 34% to 205.74 billion yuan ($31.83 billion) in the first quarter ended June 30, below estimates for 209.39 billion yuan, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
It seems everyone could see the warning signs from at least a block away. Grounded Coffee owner Scott Campbell pleaded for action regarding the two-way stop that happened earlier this week, instead asking once again for it to become a pedestrian-friendly four-way stop. In a letter sent to environment and infrastructure executive director Andy Campbell, and forwarded to Midland council and staff, a request was put forward to turn the Bay Street and First Street intersection into a four-way stop.
(Reuters) -U.S. crime alert app Citizen is launching its first paid feature, offering subscribers access to a live safety agent when they are in "stressful or uncertain situations." The new feature, called Protect, can monitor a subscriber's location if they feel unsafe or connect them through video or text with a Citizen employee who can escalate calls to 911 or first responders. A spokeswoman said Protect was not aiming to replace 911 but could help reduce the number of non-emergency calls.
Marvell Technology Inc on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire chip startup Innovium in a $1.1 billion all-stock deal aimed at bolstering Marvell's share of networking chips sold to large cloud-computing companies. Marvell's rival, Broadcom Inc, currently dominates the market for chips that go into the switches that help move digital information around inside massive data centers owned by cloud players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Corp and others. Marvell took a step toward getting into that market last year with its $10 billion purchase of Inphi Corp, whose chips help connect the switches with fiber optic cables.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Infineon Chief Executive Reinhard Ploss on Tuesday supported the idea of Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) building a chip fabrication plant in Germany, expressing a clear preference for its technology over that of Intel. "It would be an interesting idea to have TSMC in Germany," Ploss told reporters, while declining to comment directly on reports the dominant contract chip manufacturer was in talks on building a plant there. Responding to the reports, TSMC said last month it was too early to say whether it would build a semiconductor plant in Germany and that talks were in their early stages.
Tay council is hosting a special meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to review and potentially award a contract for a MacKenzie Park washroom building and pavilion project. The three-decade old structure was approved for an upgrade last year at the estimated cost of $150,000. Members of the public are invited to attend the virtual meeting by viewing the video conference online or by listening by telephone call-in. Details of the video conference and telephone call-in options will be published with the
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed at preventing Bolsonaro from chipping away at faith in the nation's upcoming election. According to two of Bolsonaro's ministers, his administration considered turning over a compilation of videos and documen
Bewildered investors in China's tech sector scrambled once again from regulators on Tuesday, fearing that a state media story that likened internet gaming to opium signals a new front in the barrage of scrutiny that is being directed toward big business. The article was later altered to remove the historically loaded opium reference, but, together with the opening of a probe into automotive chip distributors, it roiled markets still smarting from a panic sell-down a week ago. Tencent, the social-media-to-gaming behemoth, fell 6% and was briefly knocked from its mantle as Asia's most valuable company, while semiconductor stocks slid as the moves seemed to unwind authorities' days-old promise of a calmer hand.
LONDON (AP) — Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries. The Metropolitan Police said late Monday that the 36-year-old, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged after the incident at a residential address in Streatham, southeast London, on June 8. The force said officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment. The rapper is expected to appear at Croydon Magistrates'
An independent police oversight agency is still part of the New Brunswick government's plans, but officials won't say when the public can expect to see the creation of the long-promised investigative body. Last year, the Nova Scotia government was considering a proposal from New Brunswick that would see the two neighbouring provinces collaborate on a serious incident response team, commonly called a SIRT. That was weeks after police officers in the province shot and killed 26-year-old Chantel Mo
Late afternoon is the most dangerous time of day to battle raging forest fires. Often called the "witching hour" by fire crews, the wind can shift suddenly, threatening to undo the backbreaking work to halt the flames from spreading to nearby communities. New Brunswick forest ranger Madeline Honeyman witnessed firsthand the devastation that wreaked havoc on the village of Lytton in British Columbia's southern interior when she and colleagues were deployed in the region at the beginning of July.
Belarusian Olympic sprinter who plans to seek refuge in Europe after accusing team officials of trying to force her to leave the Tokyo Games early, said on Tuesday that officials from her country “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned to Belarus. (Aug. 3)
TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia's powerful labour union urged the president on Tuesday to rapidly announce a new government that should be small and led by an experienced premier, after he seized executive control in a move his opponents called a coup. President Kais Saied has defended his actions as constitutional and said he will govern alongside a new prime minister during an emergency period, but nine days after his intervention, he has yet to name one. "We can't wait 30 days for the announcement of a government," said Sami Tahri, a spokesman for the UGTT union, one of Tunisia's most powerful political forces.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details In 1923, a young boy named Edward wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask. "I am always hungry," he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). "We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry." St. Barnabas burned to the ground
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before classes begin. California State University, the country's largest four-year public university system, joined the list last week, alon
The N.W.T.'s acting chief public health officer says there's a "sense of urgency" for residents to get vaccinated before a possible spike of COVID-19 cases in the fall. Dr. Andre Corriveau says it's extremely important for people to get vaccinated so the territory can be as prepared as possible going into the colder months. "We anticipate that there will be an increase in cases with the Delta variant," he said. "We're trying to use that window of time that we have while things are still relative
Islanders and visitors hoping for beach days had a disappointing month. July, typically the driest month of the year on P.E.I., was the wettest of 2021 so far. There was 134.1 millimetres of rain last month, 68 per cent more than normal. That topped the amount of precipitation in February, which had been the wettest so far with 131.7 millimetres. There were just 12 days without rain in July. Precipitation at Charlottetown Airport July is usually also the hottest month of the year with an average