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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
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
Many Canadians were already disgruntled about the snap federal election being called during a pandemic, but long lines at the polls haven't eased the frustrations. Some took to Twitter to express their annoyance, while others were grateful to have the opportunity to vote to begin with.
With half of its beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, officials at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance have announced intensive care beds are at full capacity. According to CKHA President Lori Marshall, the situation is deeply concerning and leaves a lot of uncertainty for what’s to come. “I am both disheartened and quite worried about our situation,” said Marshall. “Definitely a very different situation than we were sitting in even a month ago, as a community and the hospital.” As of Sept. 16, out
Weeks before the World Bank scrapped its flagship Doing Business rankings following a damning independent probe, a group of external advisers recommended an overhaul of the rankings to limit countries' efforts to "manipulate their scores." An 84-page review, written by senior academics and economists, was published on the bank's website on Monday, about three weeks after it was submitted to World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart. The World Bank on Thursday said it would cancel the "Doing Business" series https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/world-bank-kills-business-climate-report-after-ethics-probe-cites-undue-pressure-2021-09-16 on country business climates, citing internal audits and a separate independent probe https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/84a922cc9273b7b120d49ad3b9e9d3f9-0090012021/original/DB-Investigation-Findings-and-Report-to-the-Board-of-Executive-Directors-September-15-2021.pdf by law firm WilmerHale that found senior World Bank leaders, including Kristalina Georgieva, who now heads the International Monetary Fund, pressured staff to alter data to favor China during her time as World Bank CEO.
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
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
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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
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada on Monday, declaring he would oppose government mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. The one-time Nevada Secretary of State and U.S. Senator has historically positioned himself as a moderate and drawn attention for high-profile clashes with former President Donald Trump. His Monday remarks — including those in support of voter ID laws and a ne
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in Mississippi’s bid to have the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion overturned. The court issued its arguments calendar for late November and early December on Monday. Mississippi is asking the high court to uphold its ban on most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The state has told the court it should overrule Roe and the 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that prevent state
A Saskatoon man will be transferred from police custody to Saskatchewan Hospital-North Battleford, after killing his mother and trying to kill his father in January. "I would like to apologize to everyone I have hurt through my actions," Kevin Hollman said, sobbing as he addressed Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench. "I loved my father with all my heart, and I loved my mom more than words can describe." Justice Mona Dovell ruled that Hollman, 35, was not criminally responsible after being charged w
(Reuters) -Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the second sizable acquisition in a year in the heart of the U.S. shale industry, as American and European producers diverge in whether to focus on hydrocarbons going forward. Like all of the world's largest oil companies, Shell is under pressure from investors to reduce fossil-fuel investments to help reduce global carbon emissions and fight climate change.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -General Motors Co said on Monday that battery production for its recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle had resumed and that battery replacements will begin next month. GM said supplier LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production and LG is adding capacity to provide more battery cells to GM. Last week, the largest U.S. automaker said it would extend a shutdown of a Michigan assembly plant to mid-October following a new recall of its Bolt electric vehicles over battery issues after 13 reported fires.
A bipartisan group of U.S. state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers on Monday urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Facebook and Alphabet's Google. The letter, which was addressed to leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, expressed explicit support for six bills that passed the House Judiciary Committee in June. Four of the bills directly address Big Tech's platform powers while two others empower enforcers.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. The K
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
Some Alberta doctors have issued vaccination and mask exemptions to patients while others are actively spreading misinformation on social media, the president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta said Monday. The college is holding an emergency public meeting tonight to discuss issuing a statement to doctors about their obligation to adhere to practice standards set by the provincial regulator, college president Dr. Louis Francescutti said in an interview Monday. "There are very
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.
Liberals won five New Brunswick ridings and Conservatives four in the federal election Monday, but the race has been too close to call in Fredericton. Liberal candidate Jenica Atwin and Conservative candidate Andrea Johnson had a seesaw night, and a result might not be clear until more than 2,000 mail-in ballots are counted Tuesday. Miramichi-Grand Lake was also uncertain for much of the night, but Progressive Conservative Jake Stewart brought the riding into the Conservative column after midnig