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Newfoundland and Labrador reported four new cases of COVID-19 in an unscheduled briefing Friday, hours after Premier Andrew Furey said vaccine passports will be mandatory for recreational activities in the province. Two of Friday's announced cases are in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region, both contacts of a previously known case. Both were previously presumed positive. The remaining two are both in the Eastern Health region. One is travel-related and the other is still under investigation. The
CHETWYND, B.C. — Fire has charred huge piles of logs stored at a northeastern B.C. lumber mill operated by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. A statement from the company says flames broke out in the log yard of the Chetwynd Lumber Mill early Thursday afternoon and continued to burn Friday. The company says there were no injuries. The mill is not at risk and the statement says the fire has been contained to the log yard while firefighters from several area departments work to stop its spread. Chetwynd
FRANKFURT — The German and Portuguese soccer federations issued strong critiques of plans to hold the men's World Cup every two years, warning Friday it means players risk more injuries and that women's competitions will be overshadowed. FIFA claimed Thursday it has the support of fans for the World Cup to be held more often. European soccer body UEFA and South American counterpart CONMEBOL are against the idea and have said they could boycott extra tournaments. The board of the German federatio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has lifted race- and sex-based hiring quotas imposed on the Cincinnati Police Department 40 years ago to fix its lack of diversity, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department's argument that the changes are no longer constitutional. At issue before U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott was a consent decree put in place in 1981 when only 9.9% of the department's officers were Black and only 3.4% were women. Today, more than 28% of the department's officers are Black
Edmundston police had to escort a parent out of a city high school this week after he got into a heated argument with the principal over the mask policy. Police were called to Cité-des-Jeunes-A.-M. Sormany on Tuesday after a man demanded his daughter be excluded from the provincewide mandatory mask policy put into effect when cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick started rising. The parent videotaped his argument with principal Bertin Lang and shared it on social media. An investigation into the in
Ontario is reporting 795 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, with Waterloo Region announcing Friday that a child under 10 had died with the virus. Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, the region's medical officer of health, said the child had underlying health conditions and there were no school or child-care setting exposures related to the case. Wang said the death is a rare, tragic circumstance and a reminder of how serious the virus is. Premier Doug Ford shared condolences with the family on Friday. Ch
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh criticized the Liberal party’s “behaviour” of inaction towards sexual misconduct allegations whether in the military or within their own party after a second Liberal MP halted his campaign in light of sexual assault charges laid, and then dropped, in 2019. Singh told voters his party would take stronger action to bring justice to victims of sexual misconduct.
OTTAWA — Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all. With just days to go before Monday's vote, polls suggest Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Erin O'Toole's Conservatives are running neck and neck and neither could land a majority mandate. Trudeau called the election on Aug. 15, sparking a 36-day campaign that he argued Friday morning wouldn't be an exercise in futil
The Quebec government is slowly moving forward with recommendations laid out in the Viens commission, a landmark report two years ago that documented the mistreatment of Indigenous people in the province. Ian Lafrenière, minister responsible for Indigenous affairs, said Friday he has been meeting with Indigenous leaders since taking over the position last fall. He said 68 recommendations have been implemented — or will be over the coming months — but that hundreds more changes could be necessary
Perry Simon was holding up an eagle feather gifted by his great aunt when he asked the five major federal party leaders about whether they intend to make First Nations, Metis and Inuit languages part of the official languages of the country. “It’s a question that should’ve been asked, addressed and resolved decades ago,” said the Kanehsata’kehró:non. “If leaders have a plan, it needs to include Indigenous languages in Canada and Quebec.” On Wednesday, September 8, during the federal election Fre
A New Brunswick man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2003 beating death of his estranged wife was back in court this week. Abdul Bari, 54, is appealing a judge's decision to dismiss his so-called faint-hope application for early parole. A jury found Bari guilty in 2004 of killing Shaila Akther Bari, 26, in Fredericton. She had been bludgeoned and suffocated in her Regent Street apartment. Bari was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 25 years. I
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his appeal of a lower court ruling that denied his requested release. An attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald said in court documents that his client wished to dismiss his appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Federal prosecutors did not oppose the dismissal in the “Fatal Vision” case, named for a book about t
OTTAWA — Former defence chief Jonathan Vance's obstruction of justice case has been adjourned till next month after its first, brief, virtual courtroom proceeding. Military police charged the former Canadian Armed Forces commander, who was not present but represented by a lawyer at the hearing Friday, with one count of obstruction of justice in July. Investigators referred the case to the civilian court system, citing what it described as "the limitations of the military justice system" in tryin
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Supporters of a plan to open supervised injection sites to try to reduce overdose deaths urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a court decision that bans the practice. The test case centers on a nonprofit group's Safehouse project in Philadelphia, but officials in other states are watching closely as they debate similar programs. Nationally, more than 93,000 people died last year from drug overdoses, a sharp spike from just a year earlier. A divided U.S. appeals co
A Waterloo region child under the age of 10 who had COVID-19 has died, the region's medical officer of health said Friday. In a media briefing, Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang said the child had underlying conditions. "This is a rare but tragic circumstance and a devastating reminder of the serious nature of this virus," Wang told reporters. There were no school related or child-care related exposures in this case, she said. This is the region's first COVID-related death in someone under the age of 10. A spoke
Agriculture has been vital and plays a significant role in our lives. While its significance may be even more pronounced in some countries than others, the reality is — every country depends on agriculture to sustain itself in one way or another. Agriculture is the backbone of everything that drives us. In addition to providing food for local communities and other raw materials, it also provides employment opportunities. According to Canada Encyclopedia, Canada's federal and provincial governmen
Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
Masks will once again be mandatory in indoor public spaces and schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province's chief medical officer, made the announcement at a unscheduled COVID-19 briefing Friday afternoon. "Masking will not be forever.… This is a small action that we can all take to give us that extra layer of protection to keep our schools, communities and province safer and open until we can get our vaccination rates higher," said Fitzgerald. "I know this is not
ARVIAT, Nunavut — Schools were closed Friday in Arviat, Nunavut, after a presumptive case of COVID-19 was reported in a school-aged student in the community. Nunavut's chief public officer wouldn't say how old the infected student is, but added that neither the pupil nor family have travelled recently. Dr. Michael Patterson said that means the student was infected by someone outside the household. As a result, restrictions were tightened in the community of about 3,000, with mandatory masking an
Members of the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta have voted in favour of ratifying a $150-million settlement with Ottawa. The claim dates back to the historic and controversial Blackfoot Treaty of 1877, the deal between the federal government and First Nations in what is now southern Alberta. Treaty 7, which was signed on Sept. 22, 1877, included a promise from federal officials to provide cattle to the Blood Tribe. The government failed to do so, which led to significant economic damages, the Tri