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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will not be changing the name of the Colonial Building in downtown St. John's. The Department of Culture issued a statement today saying a request for feedback from the public showed little support for changing the name. The statement says 69 per cent of those who submitted feedback through an online questionnaire said the name should remain in place. Another 26 per cent of respondents were in favour of a name change, with "Parl
Starting today, Saskatchewan residents over the age of 18 can receive their second booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they received their third dose at least four months prior. "In August, as our transmission rates are slightly picking up, there was interest in people who are 18 to 49 in getting that second booster," Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. "With people going back to work or school after the summer, it will be in our interest to get the second booster dose.
Inspired by the recent Supreme Court decision in the U.S. to overturn Roe v. Wade, an upcoming variety show being staged in Windsor, Ont. is speaking out on women's rights to safe and legal abortions and raise money for local charities. The show, which takes place this Friday at the Rockstar Music Hall in the city which borders Michigan, is aptly named Speaking Out: Uteruses Unite. It is a variety show featuring local female performers along side members of the LGBT and BIPOC ((Black, Indigenous
An invasive insect species has the potential to do millions of dollars of damage to Ontario's wine and grape-growing industry, experts say. The spotted lanternfly was recently detected in New York state, not far from the Niagara wine-growing region. There is cause for concern, and this insect "really likes to feed on grape vines," said Emily Posteraro, a program development coordinator at Invasive Species Centre, a Canadian non-profit. "It's caused a lot of destruction to grape vines and other t
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A recent trip to Europe marked a first for Amanda Jacobsmeyer as she travelled in the summer rather than during a cooler time of year. "It was very hot," said Jacobsmeyer, a New Yorker who visited northern Italy, southern France and Monaco over eight days in July. In Monaco, the mercury went high enough for a fellow traveller in Jacobsmeyer's tour group to reveal that she and her family would skip a week-long stretch of their trip due to temperatures stretching past the 30 C mark. "I'm far too c
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday: ENGLAND Darwin Nunez could be handed his first competitive start for Liverpool in its home game against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The Uruguay striker, who joined from Benfica in the offseason, started on the bench for the win over Manchester City in the Community Shield and the draw at Fulham in the opening round of the league. He came on and scored in both games. Nunez could take the place of Roberto Firmino while center back
A growing number of animals being signed up for traditional medicine in China -- care their masters say is less invasive and comes with fewer side effects than conventional treatments.
Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide involving a man who was found deceased at a residence in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. RCMP said the residents will notice an increased police presence in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, some 67 kilometres west of Prince Albert, over the next few days as officers continue to investigate in the community. RCMP have not released any other details at this time. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Ahtahkakoop RCMP at
NEW DELHI (AP) — The prime minister on Monday pledged to work with vigor to turn poverty-ridden India into a developed country in the next 25 years. Wearing a flowing, cream-colored turban printed with small stripes of orange, white and green, Modi addressed the country from New Delhi’s 17th-century Mughal-era Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence from British rule. He said the world's view of India was changing and it was looking toward the country to help resolve global
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CALGARY — Conservation advocates and experts are concerned a proposal for a Calgary-to-Banff passenger train is chugging along without addressing some key environmental issues in and around the national park. Liricon Capital Inc., the lead private-sector proponent, is touting it as a hydrogen-powered transportation solution with lower greenhouse gas emissions than driving. The company says it has received support from municipalities and the tourism industry, but the Alberta government has told t
PARIS (AP) — A major wildfire that ravaged pine forests in a tourist-beloved area of southwestern France has stopped expanding after rain fell and firefighters worked Sunday to tame it. Ronan Léaustic, an official in the Gironde region, said 8,000 evacuated residents have been authorized to come back home. The fire in the Gironde and Landes regions has burned more than 74 square kilometers (29 square miles) since Tuesday. Marc Vermeulen, commander of the Gironde fire brigade, said the blaze is n
A man in southwestern Ontario said he's sleeping on a couch in his Realtor's basement, hoping tenants will vacate his home ahead of a hearing with the Landlord and Tenant Board. Kelvin Edmondson first rented out his Tillsonburg home in August last year before heading off to work on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. While he was away, he said the tenants neglected to pay rent, including heat and hydro, and substantially damaged his property by housing a number of pets against their initial agreemen
HOUSTON (AP) — Lassi Lappalainen scored the only goal of the second half and CF Montreal held off the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Saturday. Lappalainen found the net in the 69th minute — with an assist from Joaquín Torres — for his second goal this season for Montreal (13-8-4). Sebastián Ferreira gave Houston (7-14-4) a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with his eighth goal of the season, but Romell Quioto scored on a penalty kick for Montreal three minutes later to tie the match. Alistair Johnston scored i
The railroad said the new deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), that runs through 2023, will include a 3.5% wage hike in 2022 and 2023. TCRC, which represents about 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for a comment. Under the arbitration decision, the TCRC will also join a CP Pension Improvement Account, the company said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble. As students return from summer break, educators are cautiously adjusting and waiting to see how the new law governing lessons on gender and sexual orientation will be interpreted and enforced. The new law, championed by Florida’s GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis,
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has so far declined to pick a favourite in the race to succeed him, but when asked to comment on a prominent platform plank of one of the leading candidates, referred to it as "nuts." Kenney was appearing on his provincewide radio show on CHED and CHQR on Saturday when he was asked via text for his opinion of the Alberta sovereignty act, which has been proposed by United Conservative Party leadership candidate Danielle Smith. Smith has said if she wins the
The father of a man charged with attempting to murder novelist Salman Rushdie has locked himself in at his home in southern Lebanon and is refusing to speak to anyone, town mayor Ali Tehfe said on Sunday. The suspect in Friday's attack in New York state has been identified by police as 24-year-old Hadi Matar from New Jersey. Matar is originally Lebanese and his family comes from the south Lebanon town of Yaroun.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's economy rebounded at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter from a COVID-induced slump, data showed on Monday, highlighting uncertainty on whether consumption will grow enough to bolster a much-delayed, fragile recovery. A revival in Japan, like many other economies, has been hobbled by the Ukraine war and surging prices of commodities even as rising consumption propped up growth in April-June. "While domestic demand may continue to expand, falling exports could put a brake on Japan's recovery," he said.