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GUYSBOROUGH – There’s a new name in the hat for the Guysborough–Tracadie riding in this provincial election, but he isn’t an unfamiliar face. Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Morrow is a long-time, well-known broadcaster in the Strait area, whose journalism career has given him a solid understanding of the issues and concerns of the Guysborough-Tracadie area. Morrow spoke to The Journal last week about the issues he’s heard at the door and as a reporter covering the Municipality of the Di
NEW DELHI/KABUL (Reuters) -The United States said on Wednesday it was deeply troubled by reports of escalating attacks on civilians as the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan and Washington pulls out its last remaining troops and ends its longest war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a visit to India, said the only path to peace in Afghanistan was through negotiations, which all parties must take seriously. Taliban insurgents have captured districts across Afghanistan and seized vital border control points in recent weeks, as Washington withdraws its last troops after 20 years.
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday shot billowing columns of ash and hot clouds down its slopes. The ash released by Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province reached more than 4,500 meters (14,760 feet) into the atmosphere, and an avalanche of searing gas clouds blew 1 kilometers (0.62 mile) to the east and southeast, Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said. There were no casualties from the afternoon eruption, said
Paris carried out 193 nuclear tests in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996 as part of its nuclear weapons development programme.
Everywhere you turn at the Tokyo Olympics, there are Canadian women carving a new path for women in sport in their country. Through five days of competition in Japan, Canada has won nine medals. Women have won all of them — the latest, 21-year-old swimmer Penny Oleksiak. Swimmer Maggie Mac Neil won Canada's first gold at the Games. Weightlifter Maude Charron powered her way to the second gold. Jessica Klimkait made history in judo, becoming the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in the
The S&P 500 ended little changed on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was still a ways away from considering raising interest rates. The Nasdaq ended sharply higher, with shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc hitting an all-time high as a surge in advertising spending helped it post record quarterly results. In a news conference following the release of a new policy statement from the Fed, Powell also said the U.S. job market still had "some ground to cover" before it would be time to pull back from the economic support the U.S. central bank put in place in the spring of 2020 to battle the coronavirus pandemic's economic shocks.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prosecutors in Belgium have opened an investigation into the deadly floods that ravaged several towns this month and left 37 people dead in the country. The prosecutor's office in the city of Liege said in a statement Wednesday that an investigative judge was appointed to lead the inquiry, which will examine whether there is a basis to charge anyone with involuntary manslaughter by failure of care or precaution. Amid discontent among the thousands of residents impacted by the flo
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more of the Afghans who worked with British troops over the last 20 years, arguing that they are likely to be murdered by the Taliban as foreign forces pull out. Retired Gen. Richard Dannatt, the former chief of the General Staff, and other senior leaders of the campaign in Afghanistan, said the resettlement program for interpreters and other staff needed to act with more “generosity and urgency.” “
A 34-year-old Toronto man is facing a first-degree murder charge following a fatal stabbing in Regent Park early Wednesday. Police and paramedics responded to a call for a person with a knife at around 2:30 a.m. near Gerrard Street East and River Street, Toronto police said. They arrived to find a victim in the middle of Gerrard with stab wounds. Paramedics attempted life-saving measures before he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after. No further information about the
Tesla Inc showed signs of divergent strategies in the world's two biggest automotive markets, raising prices to boost profit margins in the United States while keeping prices steady in China and hoping to grow sales there. Tesla raised prices for the most affordable versions of Model 3 and Model Y about a dozen times this year in the United States, according to data tracked by Reuters. At the same time, Tesla recently introduced an affordable Model Y version in China, where it refrained from price hikes.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan was meeting Wednesday in Athens with the leaders of Greece and Cyprus as part of regular high-level contacts launched between the three Mediterranean countries in 2018. Greece is seeking to expand its economic and military cooperation with countries in the region, wary of ongoing rivalry with neighboring Turkey over mineral rights in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. “We look forward to seeing how we as three countries could tap into many opportuniti
Alberta will not be following in the footsteps of Quebec by offering a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status. On Monday, Quebec's health department said it would make a third dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna available for those planning to travel out of the country. That's because some countries may not consider people who have received the AstraZeneca or Covishield vaccine, or those who have received differen
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday declared Tehran would not accept Washington's "stubborn" demands in talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal and said the United States had failed to guarantee that it would never abandon the pact again. "The Americans acted completely cowardly and maliciously," state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said in a statement that President Joe Biden's administration "has been sincere and steadfast in pursuing a path of meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to compliance" with the agreement.
Scientists warn that glaciers are rapidly shrinking, mainly due to human-released greenhouse gas emissions, which could release ancient viruses and bacteria into the environment.
Matt Beal has a family, a farm and a full-time job, so in what little spare time he has, he volunteers as the manager of the Tantramar Grasslands Co-operative Limited, looking after an 1800 acre community pasture just outside of Sackville. The Beal family has been involved for four generations, doing their part to further the beef industry in New Brunswick. "My great grandfather Reg was one of the founding board members." said Beal. "Since then my grandfather has been involved, my mum and dad ha
The number of daily COVID-19 cases in British Columbia has tripled during the past three weeks, and at the same time the delta variant has grown to become the most dominant strain in the province. Based on what has transpired in Israel, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and several other countries with similar vaccination campaigns where the variant took hold, the number of positive cases in B.C. could soon approach the heights of the second and third waves. Relatively high vaccination rates mean
All four of P.E.I.'s police forces now have their own access to the province's direct-to-cellphone emergency alert system. The province has been using Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alerting system, since 2015. It delivers emergency notifications through radio and television bulletins as well as text messages. Island cell phone users will be familiar with the tests of this system, which sends a pop-up message accompanied by an alarm sound. Until now, those alerts could only be issued by EMO off
Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to trigger a snap election two years ahead of schedule, betting that high vaccination rates and a post-pandemic rebound will help him prolong and strengthen his grip on power. Trudeau, 49, is eyeing September for what would be his third election, sources said. He first won a majority in 2015.
France's highest appeal court on Wednesday upheld a guilty verdict against the son of Equatorial Guinea's president for embezzlement, paving the way for the potential return of tens of millions of dollars to the country's people. Teodoro Obiang Mangue, who is also the vice president of the Gulf of Guinea nation, was handed a three-year suspended sentence and a 30 million euro ($33 million) fine at the end of his trial in absentia in 2020. Luxury assets seized in France during the investigation were ordered to be confiscated.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected. Tucked in a list of rules on the home's original deed from the developer was a provision that said: “No persons of any race other than the white race shall use or occupy any building or any lot,” with the exception of “domestic servants of a different race.” “He was stunned and I was stunned. This is the