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Ottawa's largest school board will not be bringing back mask mandates. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board says a motion to reinstate the requirement for students and staff at its schools did not pass tonight. The board says on Twitter that it encourages the community to follow the advice from Ottawa Public Health, including by wearing masks indoors. The board met virtually tonight after a special meeting to debate the motion on Tuesday was disrupted by heckling, delaying a decision. Earli
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An inquiry into a former Australian prime minister secretly appointing himself to multiple ministries recommended Friday that all such appointments be made public in the future to preserve trust in government. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he would recommend his Cabinet accept all of the retired judge ’s recommendations at a meeting next week. Albanese ordered the inquiry in August after revelations that his predecessor Prime Minister Scott Morrison had taken th
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party. Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters. She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Voters in Taiwan ove
The Emergencies Act inquiry has heard from all witnesses who were scheduled to testify over the course of the six-week-long process. The Public Order Emergency Commission will have until February to decide whether the Trudeau government was justified in its unprecedented decision. Eric Sorensen examines the major findings from the course of the entire inquiry, looking at what can be learned from the ordeal.
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VICTORIA — British Columbia's budget forecast shows a surplus of $5.7 billion, dwarfing the previous estimate and giving the government room to help people facing the ongoing cost-of-living crunch, says Finance Minister Selina Robinson. The projected surplus is $5 billion higher than the $706 million forecast last September, Robinson said Friday. The latest fiscal update, covering the government's financial results from last April to September, puts the province in a “significant surplus positio
A man on trial for second-degree murder in the 2020 stabbing of Matthew Bossenberry in Regina has been found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. A jury returned the manslaughter verdict at the trial of Joshua La Rose, 42, on Friday night, after nine hours of deliberation. La Rose, 42, was charged in connection with the Aug. 24, 2020, death of Bossenberry, 32. He had pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder charge. The courtroom's gallery, filled with family and supporters for both
Fire crews will be on the scene of a fire at a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S., for at least a few more hours, says an official. "We're going to have this contained here soon," said Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks are at the scene. Firefighters are taking a defensive approach, meaning they are surrounding the fire with water to keep it from spreading.
MONTREAL — Quebec is making the flu vaccine free for all residents this year. The shots had only been free for certain high-risk groups and for health-care workers. Health officials said today the government reversed position because of the high levels of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and novel coronavirus circulating in the province. The Health Department says the flu vaccine will be available for free to anyone who wants it starting today. The department says it is encouraging certai
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Robert Downey Jr. affectionately pays tribute to this late father, Robert Downey Sr. in “Sr.,” an intimate documentary the younger Downey spent three years filming with his dad before his death in 2021 at 85. Downey Sr. was a noted cult filmmaker in the ‘60s and ’70s. His freewheeling movies also featured his son's firs
LONDON (AP) — “The Flatshare” stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Anthony Welsh got to do all their own stunts in their new rom-com TV series. The stunts in question? Writing Post-it notes, which sometimes required multiple takes: “I got so many sent back being like, ‘It’s great, but that’s not how you spell that word,’” Brown Findlay laughed. Based on the bestselling book by Beth O’Leary that was translated into more than 25 languages, “The Flatshare” revolves around two strangers who live in the s
Northern B.C. is getting its first passport office. The federal government says it will open as early as April in Prince George. "We are working to expand the services available in Prince George, as a hub in Northern B.C., to enable folks to do an application in person at Service Canada that would enable them to either pick up their passport within 10 business days or have it mailed to them within 10 business days," Karina Gould, the minister of families, children and social development, told CB
TORONTO — Six works by Lawren Harris led Heffel’s fall auction Thursday, selling for a total of $7.3 million. One of the canvases, "House in the Ward, Winter, City Painting No. 1," sold for $2,521,250. A painting by female Automatist painter Marcelle Ferron led the postwar & Contemporary Art session, selling for $1,801,250. Andy Warhol’s highly coveted portrait of Queen Elizabeth II surpassed the million-dollar mark and broke the global auction record for the series. The royal blue screenprint f
At a ceremony marking the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the mother of a woman who was killed in an act of intimate partner violence in 2013 lamented the soaring demand at a Newfoundland women's shelter. In her speech, Debbie Hibbs said the dire situation at Iris Kirby House speaks volumes. "We are not working hard enough, and we have to start working harder and sooner," she said. Juliane Hibbs and her fiancé, Vince Dillon, were murdered by Hibbs's ex-boyfriend in Co
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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.” Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, lingering at Polo Ralph Lauren, Murray’s Toggery Shop and The Black Dog, among other establishments. The president’s son Hunter and his wife, Melissa,
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PORT HARDY, B.C. — A search is underway in Strachan Bay on British Columbia's central coast for a float plane that crashed into the water. Mounties in Port Hardy say the plane went down Wednesday afternoon with three people on board. Cpl. Alex Berube says in a statement they have learned that the plane was transporting two passengers out of a logging camp back to Port Hardy. Coast guard helicopters and boats were sent to the search area but no survivors have been found. Police say it's presumed