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This First Person article was written by Ariana Salvo, a freelance writer and photographer based in Charlottetown. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ. There are four privileges that Canadian citizens enjoy that residents do not: the ability to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces, access to high-security government jobs, being called to serve as a juror and the privilege to vote in elections. I moved to P.E.I. from Italy in 2004 to pursue my master's degree i
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — This summer, it was Leonardo DiCaprio. Then it was Green Day. A tiny museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicated to a movie classic and run by an entertainer, is drawing big names in the Heartland. The Outsiders House Museum was created by Danny Boy O'Connor, formerly of the hip-hop group House of Pain. It's been a labor of love for O'Connor, who bought the house several years ago and renovated it. The modest white bungalow with a wide front porch was used as a central set in the
St. Clair Township has struck down the idea of detached second dwellings in residential areas. Southside Construction was attempting to pull off this new move in a planned housing development in Courtright. The London based developer, who has never completed a project like this before, requested three bylaw changes during a presentation to council in July, most notably allowing for second dwellings to be separate from a property’s main house. Currently the township only allows for second units t
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex candidates and voters turned out in Brooke-Alvinston Tuesday night as the election campaign enters its final week. Sudit Ranade, Liberals; Jason Henry, NDP; Kevin Mitchell, PPC; and Jeremy Hull, Greens, appeared at the Optimist Pavilion to discuss their visions with a few dozen curious constituents. Conservative MP Lianne Rood didn’t show up to the debate and has not participated in any of them so far. Hosted by the three local agriculture federations; like their forum wit
Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change, and officials report slight but vague signs of encouragement from ongoing talks at the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N. headquarters in New York, leaders heard pleas Monday to make deeper cuts of emissions of heat-trapping gases and give poorer countries more money to develop cleaner energy and adapt to the worsening impacts of climate change. In a p
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have begun moving asylum-seekers living in a squalid camp on the island of Samos into a new facility on the island, where access will be more strictly controlled. About 200 people were to be moved to the new camp in the hills of Samos on Monday, with around 200 more scheduled to be transferred Tuesday. Authorities have stressed the new camp, dubbed a “closed controlled access center” and built to house 3,000 people, will have far better facilities than the
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
The county says social media claims about the Wheatley explosion site are “unfounded.” CAO Don Shropshire was forced to address rumors about damage to remaining buildings near the explosion site following last month’s blast. A contractor cleaning up debris posted online that he’d been told certain structures would need to be demolished. “That’s the responsibility of our chief building official and that person has not even been able to get to the site… So there has been no determination of furthe
Seven people were rushed to hospital following an industrial accident at a wood-manufacturing plant in Beauceville, Que., on Monday morning. The people were taken to Saint-Georges Hospital, some with severe burns. The hospital has issued a code orange and is asking for personnel from elsewhere to come help out. Six people suffered injuries so serious that they had to be intubated and transferred to the trauma unit at the Enfant-Jesus Hospital in Quebec City for more specialized care. Representat
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump’s indicted corporate finance chief told a judge Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more indictments are coming in an ongoing New York investigation into the former president’s real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan Scarlatos made the remark during Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s first court appearance since his July 1 arraignment on tax fraud charges. Scarlatos did not say what led him to believe more people would be charged in the closely wat
BERLIN (AP) — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the front-runner in Germany's election, appeared before lawmakers during the final week of campaigning on Monday to face questions over an investigation of an anti-money-laundering unit that resulted in a recent police search at his ministry. Scholz and his Social Democrats have raised questions over the necessity and motivation of the Sept. 9 searches at his ministry and the justice ministry, which also is run by his center-left party. Outgoing Chance
A Chinese robotic resupply cargo spacecraft successfully docked with an orbiting space station module on Monday in the fourth of 11 missions needed to finish building China's first permanent space station by the end of next year. It successfully docked with the core Tianhe module of the space station at 1408 GMT. Tianzhou-3 will deliver fuel and supplies for three astronauts due to travel to the Tianhe module in October.
Ipsos pollster, Darrell Bricker, takes a closer look at the final poll numbers heading into Election Day and the potential wild cards at the ballot box.
Maxime Bernier became the first leader of a federal political party to visit Chatham-Kent this election cycle, headlining a People’s Party rally at the Ultimate Sports Bar on St. Clair Street Wednesday. And though his party has no seats and is often described as fringe, high turnout in Chatham – and other stops during the day in Sarnia, Inwood, London and Aylmer – show harnessing the "No More Lockdowns" sentiment has helped the PPC find support in Southwestern Ontario. Bernierwas joined by local
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The best way to remember Norm Macdonald, who died last week at age 61, is probably to surf YouTube for late-night and “Saturday Night Live” clips,sift through Twitter for anecdotes and read some of themany finetributes written about the comedian. But while movies were a smaller part of Macdonald's output, his plainspoken, deadpan come
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years in prison in a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda's repressive government have described as an act of retaliation. Paul Rusesabagina, credited with saving ethnic Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, boycotted the announcement of the verdict after saying he didn’t expect justice
More mosquitos caught in local traps have tested positive for the West Nile virus. The findings, recorded in Dresden at the end of August, mark the second time in Chatham-Kent this summer insects carrying the virus have been found. But the highly detested pest is unlikely to be a major concern for the public. “We've done very well over the years in Chatham-Kent, we've had a very small number of cases,” says Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby. He says public health battles the bug by larvi
Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine passport system comes into force today. The program allows businesses and venues to operate without capacity limits and other public health measures if they require proof of vaccination or a negative test result from anyone entering. After months of rejecting the premise of a vaccine passport, Premier Jason Kenney announced the sweeping new measures to combat the COVID-19 surge on Sept. 15, but under a different name: the restrictions exemption program. The policy, whi
NEW YORK (AP) — Before winning Donald Trump's coveted endorsement in his race to become Arizona's top election official, Mark Finchem received several calls from people close to the former president making clear they approved of the work he was doing to challenge the results of the 2020 election. “They said I had been noticed,” said Finchem, a state representative who was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has been a key proponent of a widely panned partisan ballot revie
Perth-Huron – The Multicultural Association of Perth-Huron (MAPH) held a press conference on Sept. 6 to raise awareness of refugee sponsorship in light of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan. “The Canadian government offered support to Afghan refugees who worked for the Canadian government as drivers, as translators, as cooks, as cleaners,” said Gezahgn Wordofa, founder of MAPH. “How should the Multicultural Association respond? What is the duty of the Multicultural Association? What is