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Health P.E.I. says more options are coming for Islanders who don't have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, and want to access health care. Currently, just over 25,000 people are on P.E.I.'s patient registry — and they are advised to use walk-in clinics, or use Maple — an online health-care service, available for free to those without a primary health-care provider. But Andrew MacDougall, executive director of community health and seniors care with Health P.E.I., said work is underway to expa
Much-needed rain and wind are bringing relief to Newfoundland and Labrador, where two major forest fires are burning out of control. As Abigail Bimman reports, conditions could shift, and thousands of people are preparing to flee.
CALGARY — Trans Mountain Corp. says Dawn Farrell will become its new president and chief executive next week. The pipeline operator says Farrell has more than 35 years of experience in the energy business, where she has held senior level positions. She was most recently the president and CEO of TransAlta Corp. and helped the company transition away from coal-fired electrical generation. Farrell's appointment comes after Ian Anderson announced in February that he would retire from the position in
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s recent change of government was a chance to “reset” its troubled relationship with China, but the new administration must “handle the Taiwan question with caution,” a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian said he was “surprised” that Australia had signed a statement with the United States and Japan that condemned China’s firing of missiles into Japanese waters in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Tai
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against Ukraine have put severe financial strain on many in Germany and beyond, raising concerns about a possible winter of discontent. “We will do everything to help citizens get through this difficult time,” Scholz told reporter
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and had backing from establishment Republicans, including ex-Gov. Scott Walker. In her concession speech, Kleefisch said, “
Advocates say Canada's euthanasia law devalues the lives of disabled people and may be prompting doctors to increasingly suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it (Aug. 11)(AP video: Mike Householder)
Switzerland's second-largest bank is trying to recover funds that Greensill Capital, a defunct finance firm, had lent to Katerra, a SoftBank-backed U.S. construction group that filed for bankruptcy last year. Credit Suisse has been working to recover money from the collapse of some $10 billion in funds linked to the insolvent supply chain finance firm Greensill. Last year, the bank filed a petition in the United States seeking information it said would support a lawsuit that it planned to file against SoftBank and other affiliates in Britain over the money it said was owed by Katerra.
Fans in Toronto paid tribute to the work Serena Williams has done for women and people of colour, following the tennis superstar's announcement that she would be retiring after the U.S. Open in September.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of Sri Lankans on Tuesday rallied against a government crackdown and the use of emergency laws against peaceful protesters demanding answers to the country’s worst economic crisis. Protesters led by religious and trade union leaders marched to the Independence Square in Colombo and made several demands to the government including the withdrawal of emergency laws, an end to the arrests of peaceful protesters, the immediate dissolution of Parliament and relief fo
TTC employees discovered a 4-year-old girl walking on outdoor tracks near Warden subway station in Scarborough early Thursday morning. Employees spotted the child around 1:40 a.m., according to spokesperson Mike DeToma. Power to the area was cut so TTC staff could safely get to the girl. Toronto police were also called, and reunited the girl with her mother at the station. Staff Sgt. Kenny Ho said it appears the girl got out of her home and wandered off. He said there doesn't appear to be any cr
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, because of inconsistent chlorine levels at the community's water treatment plant, according to the territory's health department. Health officials say all water that's being consumed should be boiled for at least a minute. That includes water being used to wash fruits and vegetables, to cook, and to brush teeth. The department says it'll let the community know when the advisory has lifted.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two anti-government extremists sought to spark a “second American revolution” by kidnapping Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday as the government got a second opportunity to get convictions in an alleged plot to shock the country into chaos before the 2020 election. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. are on trial for a second time, four months after a jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict while acquitting two other men. The jury will hear com
People living near the site of the former trade school in Summerside say they're being inundated with pests — and they believe it's because birds, mice and moles were displaced when the building was demolished. The former trade school was levelled this summer after sitting empty for more than a decade. The site is set to be developed into a health centre, new firehall and housing. "We're seeing an increase in pigeons to the point where we can't open our second-floor windows," said Travis Milliga
Some members of Metro Vancouver's South Asian community have expressed concerns over potential racist backlash after police released a list last week of 11 men they say pose a risk to public safety due to alleged gang affiliation — nine of whom have Punjabi names. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) says the men are known to police and have connections to high levels of gang and organized crime-related violence, including a recent incident in Whistler wher
Chris Clay has visited Charlottetown's "tent cities" many times over the summer to make sure the people living there have the supplies they need to survive. Clothes, blankets, food, water — as well as clean needles and smoking supplies. And not just for clients of the Native Council of P.E.I, where Clay works as the co-ordinator of the Reaching Home project. "Anyone who's struggling or homeless at the moment, we supply them." Weeks ago, there were more than 20 people living in an encampment on t
Grace-Ellen Beaulieu and her mother, Farren Beaulieu, were tossing and turning early Sunday morning, struggling to sleep in their crowded single bedroom in Yellowknife. In their sleeplessness, they spotted a glint of fire in the adjacent apartment window. Upon investigation they realized a vehicle in the parking lot outside the building was engulfed in flames. It was quick-thinking eight-year-old Grace-Ellen who jumped into action. "I just felt scared so I just snatched my mom's phone and called
George Martin has had Parkinson's for 15 years. He says a Toronto doctor's ability to actually remotely program his deep brain stimulator — a device that helps ease some of his symptoms — while he was at home in Mount Pearl, N.L., has changed his life.
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday spoke out forcefully against the FBI search of classified records at former US President Donald Trump's Florida estate. (Aug. 9)