Driveway in Regina, SK, floods from the stormy evening.
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Editor's Note: Pub. Sept 18, corrected Sept. 21 to change Madame Alexandra to Madame ALEXANDER 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. Sa
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent region on Tuesday morning and last throughout the evening into Wednesday. Shortly before 5 a.m., Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. The weather authority projects heavy showers throughout the day, turning into thunderstorms later Tuesday evening. Approximately 50 to 60 mm of rain is expected to hit the region by Thursday morning. According to Brian Owsiak, a meteorologist with Envir
The social media giant said it now has 40,000 people working on safety and security, compared with 10,000 five years ago. Facebook played down the negative effects on young users of its Instagram app and had a weak response to alarms raised by employees over how the platform is used in developing countries by human traffickers, the Wall Street Journal reported last week, citing a review of internal company documents. Facebook said its artificial intelligence technology has helped it block 3 billion fake accounts in the first half of this year.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location. Police said Tuesday that the 44-year-old suspect had stolen various items during a break-in at a kindergarten in the western town of Halver in April. Among them were a laptop, picture books, cups and glasses, some fish sticks, pasta and a smart speaker for playing children's stories. When the man tried to download new stories onto the device
An official with Elections Canada says she has not received any direct complaints about voting access problems related to COVID-19. CBC News heard from a few voters who were unable to get to the polls Monday due to the need to self-isolate, and who were upset there was no other option for them. Françoise Enguehard, regional media advisor for Elections Canada in the Atlantic provinces, says that's why at the beginning of the election period Elections Canada stressed people should be strategic and
Canada's main stock market rallied on Tuesday and the dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart, as the re-election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals reassured investors that the outlook for the economy would continue to improve. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 89.75 points, or 0.5%, at 20,244.29, recovering from its lowest closing level in nearly two months the day before. It was business as usual in Canada after Trudeau fell short of winning a parliamentary majority in a tightly contested federal election, leaving him dependent again on opposition legislators to govern.
The traffic flow on one of Nova Scotia's busiest roads is about to get a lot slower. Work on a new roundabout for Larry Uteck Boulevard in Bedford began Monday morning and will continue over the next three months. A section of Broad Street is now closed to traffic and lane reductions on Larry Uteck will slow traffic to allow crews to work on the road. Motorists all over the Halifax region are seeing lots of road construction. There are approximately 85 active road projects in the municipality. A
The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving a U.S. diplomat's wife said on Tuesday they had reached a resolution in a civil damages claim over the 2019 accident, and could now focus on a separate criminal case. Harry Dunn, 19, died after his motorcycle was in a collision with a car driven by Anne Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, an air force base in the English county of Northamptonshire that is used by the U.S. military. Sacoolas left Britain shortly after the accident claiming diplomatic immunity from criminal prosecution.
U.S. single-family homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as builders continued to struggle with shortages of materials and labor, suggesting the housing market could remain a drag on economic growth in the third quarter. The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday also showed the number of houses authorized for construction but not yet started raced to a record high last month, a sign of reluctance by builders to take on new projects. Builders' inability to ramp up the production of single-family homes amid a massive housing shortage is driving up prices and keeping some first-time buyers from the market.
“Bewilderment,” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton & Company) Here are two words that are so ingrained in Richard Powers’ astounding new novel as to be almost unnecessary: Autism and Trump. The book tells the story of Theo Byrne and his son Robin, Robbie for short. Theo is an astrobiologist, which is a job that sounds very cool to his son. He searches the cosmos for life on other planets! Robin is a pre-teen boy “on the spectrum,” as Powers writes (the word “autism” appears only twice, both times as
(Reuters) -British gambling firm Entain said on Tuesday that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings had made a takeover proposal that valued it at $22.4 billion. Under its current proposal, DraftKings plans to offer 28 pounds per Entain share, representing a premium of 46.2% to the UK firm's Monday close. Entain said it had earlier rejected a proposal from DraftKings to buy the company for 25 pounds ($34.15) per share.
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LONDON (AP) — A British couple who sought justice for their son after he died in a vehicle crash said Tuesday they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist involved in the collision. Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after his motorcycle crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road outside a U.S. airbase in central England. The car's driver, Anne Sacoolas, left for the U.S. several weeks later along with her husband, Jonathan, a
A vaccinate-or-test policy for provincial workers dealing with vulnerable populations on Prince Edward Island will come into effect Friday. Premier Dennis King told a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday that the policy, similar to the one implemented at long-term care facilities earlier this month, will target those working in classrooms, correctional facilities, group homes and early learning centres. Staff at these facilities will be tested between one and three times per week depending on their work sc
NEW YORK (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations foremost gathering for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet. Other pressing issues include rising U.S.-China tensions, Afghanistan’s unsettled future under its new Taliban rulers and ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region. L
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting a drop in new COVID-19 cases and in the number of people in hospital with the disease. But health officials are also reporting nine more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, for a total of 11,335. Officials reported 587 new cases today, down from the 679 cases reported on Monday. They say hospitalizations dropped by six compared with the prior day, to 274, after 27 patients entered hospital with the disease and 33 were discharged. Eighty-six people were in i
Euna desperately wanted to play with her favorite toy, a stuffed drumstick, but it was high out of her reach. Harley stepped in like the best big brother and took it down for Euna. Best friends! @goldenpoodle_harley.euna
LONDON (AP) — Hungary was ordered by FIFA on Tuesday to play its next World Cup qualifier without spectators as punishment for the latest racial abuse by its supporters when England played in Budapest. The Hungarian federation was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($217,000), one of the largest financial penalties handed out to a country by the world governing body. In a sign of a systemic problem with racism from Hungarian fans, the punishment extends their run of games in empty stadiums because
NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday criticized the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities, calling it a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to that country. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the new rules unveiled last week, which take effect next month, could force India to “impose reciprocal measures" if it isn't resolved. The new rules require Indians visiting the U.K. to quara
With the federal political landscape looking pretty much the way it did a month ago, Premier Tim Houston says he expects the affordable child-care agreement between Ottawa and Nova Scotia to proceed as planned. "I think the deal was signed in good faith," Houston said in a telephone interview Tuesday. Former premier Iain Rankin and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose federal Liberals won another minority goverment in Monday's election, announced the $605-million agreement in July that will resu