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Charles Luther and Melvin Sutton are running home to Trepassey to raise money for Daffodil Place, a non-profit organization that provides lodging for cancer patients and caregivers who travel to St. John's for treatment. The duo will leave from Mile One Centre in downtown St. John's on Wednesday and wind their way through the Southern Shore before ending up in their home town, some 147 kilometres away. Luther figures it will take the pair about 2½ days to complete the journey, with four checkpoi
(Reuters) -Police and FBI agents called off a fifth day of searching for the fiance of slain travel blogger Gabby Petito in a Florida wilderness as darkness fell on Wednesday, saying they had still found no sign of the man whom they have called a "person of interest" in the case. The effort to find Brian Laundrie, 23, in the swampy Carlton Reserve will resume on Thursday, said Josh Taylor, spokesman for the North Port Police Department, adding that so far there had been "nothing found." Authorities have not said why they are convinced Laundrie may still be in the alligator-infested reserve more than a week after he told family members he was headed there for a hike.
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Tuesday's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot. None of the six available Maxmillions prizes of $1 million were claimed either. The jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 24 will be an estimated $65 million, with eight Maxmillions prizes up for grabs. The Canadian Press
BEIRUT (AP) — Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria — a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been bombed and that doctors and nurses have fled in droves during a decade of war. The total number of cases seen in Idlib province — an overcrowded enclave with a population of 4 million, many of them internally displaced — has more than doubled since the beginning of August to more than 61,000. In rec
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It's always dangerous to assume that what has happened in politics will continue to happen. But with the results of the 2021 federal election now in (or nearly so), it seems reasonable to assume at least one thing: minority Parliaments are now the rule, not the exception. If so, political parties are going to have to get a lot better at working with each other. Or Canadians are going to get very tired of voting in elections. There have now been seven federal elections since the Progressive Conse
Bruce Gurberg smiles as he talks about the taste of movie popcorn and rattles off the list of films screening at his theatre in Côte-des-Neiges, despite the fact that last year his business was brought to a standstill by the pandemic. "There's no question that our numbers have been down and it has not been pleasant," said Gurberg, owner and president of the Ciné Starz theatre chain. "Being closed, with curfews, no food sales, it's absolutely been difficult." Recent numbers published by the Insti
Ten years ago, Levon Beck didn't know if she'd ever graduate from high school, let alone attend college or begin to dream of something beyond that. At a time when most 18-year-olds are thinking of proms and frosh week or entering the workforce, Beck was in and out of mental health care, grappling with issues stemming from trauma in her early years. It wasn't until last year that Beck, now 28, could finally hold her high school diploma and say, "I did it." "It was one of the happiest moments beca
MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. Here is a look at the volcanic eruption on La Palma and its consequences: WHERE DID THE VOLCANO ERUPT? The eruption occurred Sunday afternoon on La Palma, one of eight volcanic islands in Spain’s Canary Islands archipelago, which is strung along Africa’s northwestern coast.
As New Brunswick's proof-of-vaccine mandate comes into effect Wednesday, experts say medical exemptions are rare because there's little to no reason people physically can't get vaccinated. Last week, the province announced it will be mandating people to show proof of vaccination to access non-essential indoor facilities such as gyms, restaurants and movie theatres. The new rules comes as New Brunswick is in the midst of historically high COVID-19 infection numbers and multiple cases in schools,
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Starting today, patrons at dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, gyms, sports facilities and other venues in Ontario must present a receipt of full vaccination along with government identification as the province's new COVID-19 vaccine certificate system goes into effect Doctors’ notes for medical exem
FIELD, B.C. — A mountain goat is believed to be responsible for the death of a grizzly bear found slumped near a trail in British Columbia's Yoho National Park earlier this month. David Laskin, a wildlife ecologist with Parks Canada, says a necropsy on the carcass found wounds consistent with the size and shape of mountain goat horns, with one under each of the female bear's armpits and one on the side of its neck. He says other causes of death were ruled out, including human involvement. Laskin
Summer may just be ending, but hockey players are already lacing up their skates and getting ready to hit the ice for the season. In Cape Breton, it may be the last winter those players get to use Victoria County's only indoor ice surface. The Victoria Highland Civic Centre's future is hanging in the balance as the Baddeck rink is badly in need of expensive repairs. It would cost about $2 million just to keep the rink open for four to five more years. "We need to do north of $2 million worth of
A team of researchers from the UPEI Climate Lab has spent the summer installing 39 new weather stations across the province, in the hopes of getting a fuller picture of how the climate varies across the Island. The weather stations measure rainfall, temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity and solar radiation. "The idea is to use these data that are necessary for climate modeling, to capture some of the local variability in climate models," said Stephanie Palmer, information specialist wi
A new study has found a seven-year-old academy in East Preston, N.S., that helps adults improve their qualifications and find better jobs has had a million-dollar impact on Nova Scotia. Anita Shinde, a partner in accounting firm Deloitte's economic advisory practice, said the East Preston Empowerment Academy's cumulative economic contribution to GDP from 2016 to 2020 was $1.02 million, including creating 14 full-time jobs. That amounted to $1.05 return on every dollar invested in the academy. "T
Leigh Chapman smiles as she describes her brother Brad; a father and talented musician who also loved to play hockey and roller blade around Toronto. "He had a really quirky sense of humour as well," she said. Brad Chapman, 43, was found dying of an opioid overdose near a downtown Toronto hotel in August 2015. His death led to a coroner's inquest and a series of recommendations for Ontario, Toronto and its police force, which were released in December 2018. One of the recommendations was to ensu
China's pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of investment as it slashes future carbon emissions, analysts said, although Beijing's own domestic coal programme is still propping up the dirty fossil fuel. Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China would help developing countries build green energy production and halt construction of coal power plants abroad. China has been under international pressure to announce an end to overseas coal financing as part of its updated package of national climate pledges to be submitted to the United Nations.
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian police are trying to work out who ordered unidentified individuals to try to murder a top aide of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after his car was sprayed with automatic gunfire on Wednesday morning in an attack that shocked the political elite. Serhiy Shefir, the top aide and a close personal friend of Zelenskiy's, escaped unscathed, but his driver was badly wounded and hospitalised. Irina Venediktova, Ukraine's prosecutor general, said the car had been ambushed as it drove between two villages outside Kyiv, the capital.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused slight damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia. The quake hit about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Australia’s second-most populous city near the town of Mansfield at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), Geoscience Australia said. Minor structural damage to chimneys, facades and older buildings was reported around the Melbourne metropolitan area. A hospital near the epicenter los
A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds. That's why a bronze bust were unveiled on Monday, three years after the actor's death. (Sept. 22)