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Police in Halifax are investigating a stabbing that sent two people to hospital on Saturday afternoon. Around 2:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a woman who had been stabbed near the 1300 block of Robie Street in downtown Halifax, according to a news release. When police arrived, they found a man and woman with stab wounds. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say they're not looking for anyone else related to the incident. MORE TOP STORIES
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan said the Afghan air force bombed the facility on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others. He said the hospital was targeted because the military erroneously believed Taliban fighters were being treated there. Dr Mohammad Din Narewal, the owner of the 20-bed Afghan Ariana Specialty Hospital, told The Associated Press that provincial government officials informed him his hospital in Lashkar Gah was targeted bas
TORONTO — With 26 points, Nashville SC has exactly double the number Toronto FC has from the same number of games (15). But the second-year team is expecting a stiff challenge when the two clubs meet Sunday at BMO Field. "There's no doubt about it. This is a talented group as any in MLS … They've got quality in all areas of the field," said Nashville coach Gary Smith. Toronto (3-8-4) is finally starting to show it, unbeaten in four games (2-0-2) under interim coach Javier Perez. Nashville (6-1-8
A 26-year-old Nain man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 50-year-old man in the community. Charges were laid after Nain RCMP responded to an assault at a home in the community Friday. Police said the 50-year-old was taken to the local clinic for treatment, but died of his injuries shortly after arriving. The accused made a court appearance Saturday morning, with a second appearance scheduled for Monday. An investigation involving the RCMP's major crimes unit and Nain d
BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year's global climate summit, officials said Saturday. The world’s two most populous countries are among dozens that failed to provide an update on their targets for curbing the release of planet-warming gases to the U.N. climate change agency by July 31. China is the country with the wo
Cinéfest Sudbury is extending an invitation to the local community and beyond to head back to the movie theatre this fall. The festival is gearing up to launch its full in-theatre and virtual programming when tickets go on sale on Aug. 26. The 33rdedition of the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival will take place from Sept. 18 to 26 and it will follow the same hybrid format as last year, but this time with more films and a new awards program. With the tagline “Let’s all go to the movies
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s center-right candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in the country's September election said he feels “deep shame and humility” over Nazi Germany’s “crimes” against the Poles during World War II. Armin Laschet spoke to Poland’s daily Rzeczpospolita, excerpts of which were published Saturday, ahead of full publication Monday. Laschet said he had a personal urge to attend the weekend anniversary observances in Warsaw of the city’s 1944 revolt against Nazi
Last weekend in Truro, campaign signs went up for provincial Liberal candidate Tamara Tynes Powell. Very early Sunday morning, several of the signs were founded vandalized and burned. At least one of the signs was in a Black neighborhood “The Marsh” where Tynes Powell grew up. Tynes Powell and her supporters said they felt the vandalism was motivated by racial hatred. Speaking with the Examiner on Tuesday, Tynes Powell said: Tynes Powell is one of close to a dozen Black MLA candidates in the upc
As more than 240 fires rage across the province, tens of thousands of people have been exposed to poor air quality, and it's particularly difficult for residents who have health issues.
Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating after a fishing boat sank at the Saulnierville wharf. Police responded to a call around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday. The boat had been tied up at the Saulnierville wharf since Friday at approximately 5 p.m., according to a news release. No one was on board at the time of the sinking, and no injuries have been reported. Police say no other property was damaged. Mike Sack, the chief of the Sipekne'katik First Nation, confirmed through a media spokesperson that the boat
MILAN (AP) — Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled dozens of wildfires fueled by temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome. Some 150 people trapped in two seaside areas in the city of Catania were evacuated late Friday by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats. A beach concession area with sunbeds and umbrellas was completely destroyed
An investigation is underway after police say a 27-year-old woman died suddenly in Whitehorse. Officers responded to reports of a woman in medical distress in the downtown area at around 11:42 p.m., the RCMP said in a media statement. She was later pronounced dead. Police said they're investigating what happened alongside the Yukon Coroner's Service. There are no public safety concerns, said police.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian officials every day next week, a senior state department official said on Saturday, as Washington seeks to show the region it’s a U.S. priority while also addressing the crisis in Myanmar. The top U.S. diplomat will attend virtual meetings for five consecutive days, including annual meetings of the 10 foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other nations and separate meetings of the Lower Mekong subregion countries Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. Some 3,000 security forces deployed around Paris for a third weekend of protests against the pass that will be needed soon to enter restaurants and other places. Police took up posts along the Champs-Elysees to guard against an invasion of the famed ave
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has moved to the “green level” of its pandemic plan with most of its COVID-19 restrictions removed Saturday. The end of the mandatory order means that public health measures have been lifted, including provincial border checks and the required registration to enter the province. It also means that capacity limits of gatherings in theatres, restaurants and stores will no longer be enforced and face masks are no longer required in public. The decision leaves federal bor
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and another driver were killed Saturday in a head-on crash near southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said. Both drivers were pronounced dead shortly after the collision occurred about 12:20 a.m. on State Route 86 near Sells, a Border Patrol statement said. The statement said the driver was the only person in the civilian vehicle and that multiple agencies responded to the incident. No identities or additional information on the circumstances of the
OTTAWA (Reuters) -The union workers at Bombardier Inc's Toronto business-jet assembly plant on Saturday ratified new, three-year collective bargaining agreements, officially ending a strike that started last week, according to a statement. The approximately Bombardier 1,500 workers who belong to Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, voted to accept preliminary deals reached on Friday, which include wage increases and higher monthly pension benefits, the union said. Bombardier's strong-selling Global 7500, which lists for $73 million and is a key revenue generator for the pure play business-jet maker, is assembled at the Toronto production site.
Farmers in Atlantic Canada are exploring ways to support their fellow food producers in the Western Canada as they deal with drought and wildfires that are having a devastating effect on crops and livestock. One idea being considered is sending some hay their way, said Mary Robinson, a farmer from P.E.I. and president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. "You talk to any producer here in P.E.I., and I think they would definitely go out of their way to help producers in the West," she said
As of Sept. 1, prospective clients hoping to dine at Old Montreal French bistro Chez Éric & Fils will have to provide proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine — a move that's receiving mixed public reaction, according to owner Érik Luksenberg. While many regular customers have commended the impending policy, according to Luksenberg — "They said 'Bravo, Éric, it's a good decision,'" — others have said the policy infringes on their freedoms. "I had threats from some people. I had some people call
HALIFAX — Nova Scotians will be given 10 paid sick days under an NDP government, says party Leader Gary Burrill ahead of the provincial election. Burrill announced the proposed legislation on Saturday at the midpoint of the campaign for the province's 41st election, to be held Aug. 17. The NDP plans on legislating the sick leave days as a part of the provincial Labour Standards Code in short order if they come into power, Burrill said. The NDP's sick leave program won't require employees to have