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BERLIN (AP) — The leader of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party urged supporters Saturday to emulate the unity and discipline of their victorious opponents, declaring that it only can start winning again if members learn to stand together. Armin Laschet has indicated his readiness to step down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, the bigger of two parties in Germany's center-right Union bloc, though it's not yet clear how and when a successor will be chosen. As the Union's c
A second person linked to a class at Whitehorse Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from public health officials in Yukon on Saturday. Yukon Communicable Disease Control said the case is linked to the Grade 5b class at the school. A COVID-19 case connected to the same class was announced last week Tuesday. In its Saturday letter, public health said students and staff connected to the class who attended school on Tuesday are close contacts of the COVID-19 cas
An injured woman found lying on the highway near Fort Providence, N.W.T., has prompted a plea for the public's help from the RCMP. Officers were called to Highway 3, just south of the Big River gas station, at around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, police said in a statement on Saturday. The woman, who had serious injuries, was medevaced to Alberta for treatment, they said. They did not provide her identity, age or current condition. Police are asking anyone with information to contact RCMP in Fort Provi
Two residents, including a person in their 50s, and one employee at the Villa Renaissance nursing home in Dalhousie have died of COVID-19, according to Michael Keating, interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Seven employees and seven patients at the nursing home have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday. Keating said the province has sent in people to help support staff at the Villa Rennaissance and that's allowing residents to get the care they ne
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In a few short years, Shari Affleck went from videotaping her son taking his first breath with new lungs to taking him off life support last month. "I felt as his mom that I was the one that brought him into this world, that I would help him leave, and I didn't want it to be a stranger," Affleck said. "When I did it, when I clamped his tubing to disconnect [him] from life support, it was like he lifted me and he released that heaviness in my chest, and it was like as if he said, 'Good job, mothe
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A U.S. Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been kidnapped in Haiti, a further sign the Caribbean nation's gangs are growing increasingly brazen amid political and economic crises. The group was in Haiti to visit an orphanage when their bus was hijacked on Saturday outside the capital Port-au-Prince, according to accounts by other missionaries, amid a spike in kidnappings following the murder of President Jovenel Moise. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said it had no information on who was behind the abduction nor where they took the group, which includes 16 Americans and one Canadian.
Calgary police have charged a man in relation to one of a series of random attacks in the downtown core early Friday morning. The Calgary Police Service said Conner Dery, 25, has been charged with aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon in relation to an assault at Fourth Street LRT Station. Police said in the release, sent Saturday afternoon, they confirmed that one of the initially reported attacks — that a victim was knocked unconscious in the 1000 block of Sixth Avenue S.W. — was
Dr. Mariam Hanna noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments in her Burlington, Ont., clinic after the province began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month. Whether people have held off on getting vaccinated because of a past reaction, or are seeking an exemption to inoculation mandates, Hanna said a previous allergic response doesn't mean you can't get your shots. Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless
Tesla boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen executives via a video call after an invitation from the German carmaker's CEO Herbert Diess, who wants to galvanise VW's top brass for a faster pivot to electric vehicles. The comments on Thursday by Musk to a VW managers gathering in Alpbach, Austria, confirmed by Diess via Twitter https://twitter.com/Herbert_Diess/status/1449333401048293378 on Saturday after a report in Handelsblatt daily, included praise of VW for being an "icon" and Tesla's greatest challenger, Handelsblatt said.
A first-degree murder charge has been laid in the death of an actress known for her role in the award-winning movie The Grizzlies. Emerald MacDonald's body was found at a cabin outside the hamlet of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, on May 3, according to Nunavut RCMP. She had been seen last in the hamlet on April 30, buying supplies to go to her family's cabin for the weekend, police had said earlier in their investigation. She then travelled by snowmobile to the cabin on Inutkoakakvik Island (Old Man Island
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OTTAWA — Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to discover line-ups out the door. The security guard told people they'd likely be waiting two, even three hours. But with a long-awaited trip to Mexico on the horizon -- his first overseas trip since the pandemic began -- he stuck it out. "I've been waiting to travel for quite a long time," Shoel said after applying for his passport F
The chill in the air has some residents in a southeast Edmonton neighbourhood looking ahead to their winter transit options — and they are concerned. Residents in The Hills at Charlesworth, a new community in the rapidly growing area of Ellerslie Road between 34th and 50th Streets, are asking the city to improve transit service to the neighbourhood. Currently, there is no transit stop there. Residents have to walk about two kilometres to the nearest stop on 50th Street. "When I came here a few m
Ombrelle Canada has recalled a series of Ombrelle Garnier sunscreen products due to elevated levels of benzene. All lots of Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen in both SPF 30 and SPF 60 are on the recall list. Health Canada said in a notice Friday the level of benzene, a colourless chemical found in gasoline and cigarettes, in the product is high enough to pose "serious health risks." "Immediate signs of exposure to elevated levels of benzene include drowsiness, dizziness, rapid o
Days ahead of the municipal election, a group rallied at Olympic Plaza in Calgary to show support for the women running. "We need boys and girls to think about becoming politicians, to think about how they can help somebody else, to become a leader and to make changes," said Frances Wright, rally organizer and chair of the Famous 5 Foundation chair, named after five Canadian suffragists. Women are more involved in politics than ever before, but women still face barriers in the political realm, s
It's the end of an era in Alberta, with voters in Edmonton and Calgary heading to the polls on Monday to elect new mayors for the first time in years. Neither Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson nor Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi are running for re-election. Iveson was first elected mayor in 2013 and served two terms, while Nenshi served three terms after his election as mayor in 2010. They reflected on their careers with West of Centre host Kathleen Petty. Leadership during a global pandemic Both mayors are
The federal government is standing firm on requiring travellers entering Canada to have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, even though the U.S. will no longer require them at the land border.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son's death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a surprise appearance at the 50th anniversary celebration for Pastor Charles B. Jackson Sr. of Brookland Baptist Church. But she ended up giving one of the most extensive explanations yet of how her faith wavered after Beau Biden's death
As border regulations and travel rules for vaccinated Canadians travelling to the United States begin to ease, some wonder whether the dragged-out process is a signal that relations between the two countries are not altogether rosy. From quarrels over pipelines to concerns around cross-border trade, Mike Le Couteur looks at whether Canada is still on best terms with its closest neighbour.