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The municipality of East Ferris is “progressing well” with their strategic plan, Mayor Pauline Rochefort said, and expects to “achieve most objectives” outlined within. The plan is a guiding document identifying top priorities within the municipality. Drafted and approved by council in 2019, the plan runs until 2022. An annual survey was conducted regarding the plan, and comments from the community were gathered to gauge its success. “Overall, the feedback from citizens was good,” Mayor Rochefor
MONTREAL — A Quebec elementary school east of Montreal is shuttered after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, officials said Monday. The Coeur-Immaculé school in Sherbrooke, Que. has sent more than 700 students home for at least two days after many students tested positive for COVID-19 over the last days. The school service centre responsible for the region reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including one teacher. Donald Landry, an official with the centre, said in an interview with The Canadi
The amount of garbage washing up on the shores of McNabs Island in Halifax harbour is increasing, even after 30 years of cleanups. "It's getting worse. There's more and more ocean debris," Cathy McCarthy, the president of the Friends of McNabs Island Society, told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon on Monday. "It has not really decreased, even though there's more awareness about ocean pollution and ocean plastics." McCarthy has been organizing annual cleanups of McNabs Island, which is only accessible by
Police responded to a number of fatal crashes over the weekend, including the death of two people in a collision near the Baie Verte junction, one person in a crash involving a motorcycle and a dirt bike on the Pitts Memorial highway and a pedestrian who was killed on Thorburn Road in St. John's. Around 1 p.m. on Saturday the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was on the scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a dirt bike near Peacekeepers Way and Pitts Memorial Drive. Police confirmed one
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Charges have been laid in connection with a fire that killed three people at a motel in Prince George, B.C. RCMP say 35-year-old Justin Aster is charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death and two arson-related offences. Court documents show he is well known to police and made his first appearance at a court in Williams Lake on Friday, when he was ordered to remain in custody until his next date on Thursday. Three people died in the fast-moving blaze at t
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday issued its latest warning to people looking to invest in Chinese companies listed in the United States. In an alert to investors, the SEC detailed the potential risks in putting money into U.S.-listed companies that have contracts with but no control over a Chinese entity, known as a variable interest entity (VIE). It is the most recent move by the agency to address concerns that Chinese companies are flouting rules for accessing U.S. markets.
Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston doesn't believe in the pandemic, doesn't believe in masking and doesn't care how many people gather in a small indoor space, but he won't start serving his sentence for another five weeks because Alberta's surge in COVID-19 cases is making the jails unsafe. Alberta's unrelenting fourth wave of COVID-19 is "pounding the snot out of Albertans," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam Germain after proposing Johnston's contempt sentence be delayed by fiv
A rainfall warning is in effect for the North Coast inland section of B.C. for Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 with the Prince Rupert coastal area to experience a similarly heavy downpour. The City of Prince Rupert can expect to see 60 mm to 80 mm of rain over Sept. 20 and 21. “A strong frontal system will bring heavy rain to the North Coast intensifying in the evening,” Environment Canada stated. Rainfall will ease early morning on Sept 21. Heavy rain is expected throughout the day going through the nigh
As the province prepares to implement its vaccine passport system this week, many local residents are getting on board with vaccination. According to Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical officer of Health, approximately 200 people a day are receiving a vaccine dose across Chatham-Kent. “I’m very pleased to report that since the province’s announcement of the vaccine certification program, many of these are first doses,” said Colby. “It tells me that people have finally said OK, I’ll get this
It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly hall on Monday to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality. “Every choice we make is the beginning of
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A coast guard vessel and a provincial water bomber continued a search Monday for two missing fishermen, after the father of one of the lost men called on Ottawa to resume a full search off the coast of Labrador. Dwight Russell said in an interview Monday morning his family in Mary's Harbour has been "set adrift" by the military and the Canadian Coast Guard, after the joint search and rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax indicated Sunday evening that was transferring the
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
Hydro-Québec has signed a tentative agreement to help power the state of New York over the next 25 years. Premier Francois Legault said Monday the deal totals more than $20 billion. He called the agreement "huge news for the environment," given that "fossil energy will be replaced by renewable energy." Legault has long tried to sell neighbouring provinces and the United States on the benefits of hydro power, billing Quebec as the "battery of North America." The agreement — which still requires f
It seems like it's always 'that time of year' along the DVP.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a senior-level review of the investigation that found that 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, were killed in an Aug. 29 U.S. drone strike in Kabul that the Pentagon initially said had killed an Islamic State fighter. The reviewer is to consider whether any military disciplinary action is warranted. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday that Austin told the Air Force to appoint an officer at three- or four-star rank to r
Some students at one Regina public elementary school will go back to remote learning for the next week-and-a-half, starting Tuesday. Henry Janzen School students from kindergarten to the Grade 4/5 classroom will have to stay home for remote learning until Friday, Oct. 1, according to the school's website. Children will only be able to return to school on Monday, Oct. 4, if they are symptom-free. All other grades at the school will continue with in-class learning, Regina Public Schools said in a
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NEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their sex trafficking case against R. Kelly, after a month of often disturbing and graphic testimony from people who accused the R&B star of sexually abusing women and girls. Prosecutors have sought to portray the 54-year-old Kelly as a hot-tempered predator who exploited his fame to draw fans and aspiring singers into his circle, only to coerce them into obeying his rigid rules and punish them if they failed. Defense lawyers have tried to portray Kelly's accusers as fans who felt jilted after being unable to capitalize on the singer's fame, and questioned why they failed to leave Kelly sooner or go to the police, and waited years to come forward.
The Callander museum’s Dionne quintuplets’ catalogue has just received an immense boost thanks to a large donation of memorabilia from the Fraser family. Nancy Fraser’s mother in-law Doris Fraser was a serious and passionate collector of all things relating to the Dionne quintuplets. The family, who call Maine home, even made the trek to Callander’s museum in 2001 to see the displays for themselves. Sadly, Doris recently passed away at the age of 97, and her family reached out to the museum and
Inuvik's "Covid Killer Express," a hospital bus that transported the COVID-19 vaccines to communities in the region, is back on the road but this time it's targeting the town's underhoused population. "Our mandate is to reach out to groups of people or populations that maybe have some hesitancy coming to a health centre, and making it approachable," said Sarah Fitzgerald, a registered nurse and the Beaufort Delta's regional quality risk manager. "Offering accessible care is about going to where