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If things had gone according to plan, Lucille Ball would have been a major movie star. Instead, she had to settle for being the queen of television comedy for over 25 years. Not exactly a lousy alternative. But the new film “Being the Ricardos” does make one wonder if Ball may have had a few other successful careers, like director (and not just of her own show) had she been born just a few years later. In Aaron Sorkin’s loving and sharp dramatization of a particularly fraught week during the mak
HALIFAX — St. Francis Xavier University in northeastern Nova Scotia has confirmed 12 members of its campus community have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The cluster of cases was first reported Tuesday by provincial health officials, but no numbers were released. Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, said the cluster is related to the university's graduate ring ceremony held on Friday and the sanctioned and informal social events held on and around the campus ove
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits." The group provided no further details. On Nov. 21, the religious organization announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-Oc
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. The Paris General Prosecutor's office issued a short statement Wednesday after over 24 hours of checks, saying that the man arrested Tuesday was not the Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi who is wanted under a 2019 Turkish arrest warrant. “The (arrest) warrant does not apply to him,” the statement said,
A study recently published by an atmospheric scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that while the frequency of hurricanes has held pretty steadily globally, numbers are rising in the North Atlantic. "We're still puzzling about why that's so. It's not necessarily because of global warming although that might have something to do with it," Professor Kerry Emanuel told Island Morning host Laura Chapin. "It's a great mystery for science detectives like me. It's definitely some
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The Tibet Action Institute says children in Tibet as young as four have been forced into boarding schools by the Chinese government. Students there receive a 'politicized' education, mainly in Chinese, and are unable to practice Tibetan traditions, the group's report says.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that illegal drugs were being used inside Parliament buildings. The newspaper said tests using drug detection wipes found traces of cocaine in 11 locations that are only accessible by accredited parliamentary lawmakers, staff a
Merck has announced a partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to manufacture Molnupiravir, an oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of COVID-19, in Whitby, Ont. The companies will manufacture Molnupiravir for distribution in Canada and the U.K., as well as markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America, pending local market approvals.
A bold plan meant to tackle the root causes of crime in Regina will come into focus at a meeting of Regina city council on Wednesday. The idea of the community safety and well-being plan dates back to 2019. Council at that time linked the municipality's level of crime and violence to a variety of underlying social issues. The plan that has been developed identifies six key areas of concern: Domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Food insecurity. Problematic substance use. Racism and di
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OTTAWA — Four Conservative MPs have been absent from the House of Commons since it passed a motion tightening the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with Leader Erin O'Toole refusing to say why. On Nov. 26, the Liberals and New Democrats voted in favour of a motion to resume hybrid sittings of the House, allowing MPs to participate in proceedings in person or remotely. The motion also specified that anyone who appears in person must be fully inoculated or have a medical exemption that compli
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. "As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this time," Department of National Defence spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a media statement. The allegations ag
Fibin Joseph was starting the late shift at Swiss Chalet in Bedford, N.S., when Canada Post called with some good news. "I got my passport," he told CBC News Wednesday. "I was shocked." Joseph had sent his Indian passport through Canada Post to Ottawa to get a new Canadian temporary resident visa stamped in it, so he could return to India in January to see his family. When it was mailed back to him, it was tracked and required a signature on delivery, but Canada Post still lost it. Not long afte
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In British Columbia, oil is once again moving through the Trans Mountain pipeline, which was shut down for weeks as a precaution after extreme weather set off disastrous floods and mudslides. The closure then triggered rules on gas rationing. Robin Gill explains why those measures are still in effect, and why gas prices ended up going down.
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.