In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 (^N225) retreated 1.06% to finish at 27,963 while the Hang Seng (^HSI) in Hong Kong climbed 1.5% to 17,585. The Shanghai Composite (000001.SS) also closed in the red, falling 0.13% to 3,083 points.
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A few months after Danny Gaulton moved to Alberta, he disappeared. The 26-year-old from Labrador West just finished school, and moved to Grande Prairie, Alta. to find a new job as a correctional officer. That was in 1997 — he hasn't been seen or heard from since. "It really began a nightmare that has just continued to this day," said Gaulton's youngest sister, Valerie Champion, in an interview with Labrador Morning. "It's like there's a part of our lives that have stood still since that moment a
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since Nov. 20, after six people died in an Istanbul bombing a week before that Turkey blamed, without evidence, on the U.S. and its Kurdish allies in Syria, Turkey has launched cross-border airstrikes, rockets and s
From gingerbread cookie decorating to Christmas carols and storytelling with Mrs. Clause, hundreds of families gathered at ATCO Park in Calgary this weekend to celebrate all things winter and raise donations for two charities. Organized by Rümi, ATCO's home solutions company, this is the first year Winter Wonderfest has been held. All proceeds from tickets, which were sold for a minimum of $5, went directly to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. The festival also collected new unwrapped toys
Samson the Newfoundland is the sweetest most gentle giant, but when he’s hungry for dinner, he tends to use his giant bark to his advantage. His sweet and polite little Cavalier King Charles brother doesn’t know what to do and tries to quiet Samson down so they can both eat! Very chaotic, but so worth it!
TORONTO — It's that much harder for celebrities to escape the glare of the spotlight when social media has given them a direct line to the public's adoration — and acrimony. The online overexposure has driven some A-listers to go on social media hiatus or log off permanently in the name of preserving their mental health. "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland told his tens of millions of followers on Instagram last summer that reading about himself online is "very detrimental to my mental state." His onl
Excitement was in the air in downtown St. John's on Sunday for the annual Christmas parade. Kids and parents lined the streets, some eagerly camped out in collapsible chairs hours ahead of time, reusable bags filled with donations for the food drive close at hand. "We're going to wait for the Santa parade," said Quinn Graham, one of the many children who arrived on the parade route early. "It's going to happen." A shopkeeper peeked out of his store and smiled at the gathering crowds, his ceramic
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by an impaired driver in Montreal's Ville-Marie tunnel early Saturday morning, police say. Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus says the collision occurred around 4:15 a.m., when the man apparently pulled over on the Ville-Marie Expressway and got out of his car to check on a mechanical issue. The man was struck by another car driving east. He was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Sc
When Nicaragua's boxing great Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez struts into a glitzy U.S. ring bidding to become six-time world champion on Saturday, he will also represent a vast sporting project of another man: authoritarian President Daniel Ortega. A small fighter renowned for his blistering speed and willingness to wear the Sandinista flag stitched to his boxing shorts, Gonzalez, 35, is looking to the fight in Glendale, Arizona to cement his legacy by snatching the WBC Super Flyweight title in his third bout against old foe Juan Francisco Estrada. For Ortega, a Gonzalez victory and a televised hero's welcome could offer a distraction from rising discontent due to soaring inflation, widespread repression and the country's international isolation.
The emergency departments at two New Brunswick hospitals will be operating at "very reduced capacity" through Monday, according to a news release from Vitalité Health Network. It said the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton is facing "a high traffic rate," while the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent has a nursing shortage. The regional health authority said wait times will be longer than usual and patients most in need of care will be seen first. It adv
There's no doubt that the respiratory virus season is hitting hard and fast this year. It's forcing hospitals across Canada to make some desperate changes. As Marney Blunt reports, all this comes amid cautions from the World Health Organization, as drastic measures are being considered worldwide to slow virus spread.
A woman in western Newfoundland believes online thieves have taken most of her savings, after the money started to disappear from her account earlier this year. Bernetta Serrick checked her account balance on a mobile banking app on a Friday in mid-August. She says she was baffled to see her money had been going missing in large sums. "I seen all these transactions, $5,000 here, $4,000-something here, going different places," she said. She waited until her local Bank of Montreal branch opened th
Climate change and ocean safety are at the forefront of two new ocean technology projects led by companies based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada's Ocean Supercluster, a marine industry organization led by the federal government, announced $11.3 million in total funding for the projects on Friday. "These two projects fit with what we fund," said Kendra MacDonald, CEO of Canada's Ocean Supercluster, while speaking with reporters. "They're collaborative, they've got global reach, they've got l
A man was trapped in a bedroom as the ground floor suite around burned on Sunday morning. The Saskatoon Fire Department said they received a call at 5:11 a.m. reporting a fire in a ground-floor suite, according to a news release issued Sunday. Fire engines and a ladder truck were sent to the multi-residential condominium in the 800 Block of Kingsmere Boulevard in the southeastern area of the city, where crews saw flames coming from a window of the suite. The formerly trapped man had escaped thro
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American success in the men's World Cup remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better this year, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday. “We’ve shown that we can compete with top-tier teams and we just want to change the narrative because we think, obviously, over the past years we haven’t gotten enough respect for U.S. soccer and for the way that we play,” midfiel