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Saint John will host the fifth and final edition of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium, known as Sculpture Saint John, beginning Aug. 11. By the time the fifth edition wraps on Sept. 10, it will have created 38 sculptures, used more than 600 tonnes of granite and attracted about 175,000 people to the city. After this year, a dozen of the sculptures, valued at $1.2 million will remain in the city, and 20 in the greater Saint John area, organizer Diana Alexander told city council
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The court's ruling on Friday lets states decide for themselves whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so
A housing development coordinator in Lunenburg County, N.S., says the housing crisis has reached unprecedented levels, with families living in campgrounds in the summer, and seniors burning furniture for warmth in the winter. "We're in a crisis," said Lisa Ryan, executive director of the South Shore Open Doors Association. "There are no vacancies and rental rates have increased so significantly that most folks who work and live here are priced out of housing." She said an influx of new residents
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Wednesday that the federal government is considering the possibility of extending its suspension of random COVID-19 tests for airport arrivals because it hasn't sorted out how to move the tests out of airports. The suspension started on June 11 and is set to expire on July 1. When it announced the suspension, the government said when testing returns the tests will no longer be done at airports. At a news conference Wednesday at Pearson International Airport
HALIFAX — A high-profile sex scandal involving Prince Andrew is prompting a school in Dartmouth, N.S., to change its name. As of Aug. 1, Prince Andrew High School will be renamed Woodlawn High School, to reflect the name of the street and subdivision where the school is located. The school was named after Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born, but a recent sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein led the school to distance itself from the royal. Andr
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee won Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, brushing off attacks from two challengers who criticized him for his unwavering loyalty to former President Donald Trump and uncompromising lawmaking style. The second-term Republican and Trump loyalist now advances to the November election, where he’ll face off against independent candidate Evan McMullin. He ran for president as a conservative alternative to Trump in 2016 and received more than one-fifth of the vote in U
Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) said on Tuesday it had decided to pause its Hockey Canada sponsorship until the organization, which is dealing with fallout from a sexual assault lawsuit, takes the proper steps to improve the culture within the sport. The decision by Canada's third-biggest lender comes a week after the Canadian federal government froze funding to the organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault and out-of-court settlement. "Today, we have made the decision to pause our sponsorship of Hockey Canada until we are confident the right steps are being taken to improve the culture within the sport — both on and off the ice," Scotiabank Chief Executive Officer Brian J. Porter wrote in an open letter.
HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot. The province decided to expand booster dose eligibility on July 8 to people aged 50 to 69 because some Nova Scotians had been asking for a fourth dose, deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks told reporters Monday. "Public health is recommending that people in this age group ac
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel was headed on Wednesday toward its fifth election in less than four years, plunging it deeper into political uncertainty as it grapples with rising living costs amid renewed international efforts to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced he would not run in the upcoming election but would retain his position as alternate prime minister after his coalition partner Yair Lapid takes over as head of the interim government. Last week, Bennett moved to dissolve parliament after infighting made his ruling coalition no longer tenable.
Two sisters visiting Newfoundland unable to find a rental car have decided to go for the next best thing: renting a U-Haul moving van to tour the island. Gail Bridgeman, who lives in Australia, and Karen Burke of Ontario had their trip to Newfoundland booked for over six months before arriving. However, a mix-up with their rental car provider left them without a vehicle. "I thought everything was fine, then I got back some information saying our car was available months ahead of the expected dat
The 24-year-old Guatemalan man who died by possible drowning in Lake Erie last week was a migrant worker, police have confirmed. The Leamington detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said it received a report of a possible drowning in Leamington on June 20, at about 2:25 p.m. Police said the individual was recovered by people on the shore, who attempted to resuscitate him. The victim was then transported to hospital, where he later died. Police identified the victim on Tuesday as 24-y
A Kitchener, Ont., mother is suing the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), alleging staff and administrators failed to properly care for her four-year-old son and discriminated against him because of his race. Grace, whose last name is being withheld to protect the identity of her child, filed the civil suit on June 16, nearly four months after it was publicly revealed police were called to John Sweeney Elementary School to de-escalate an incident involving her child. The child, who
Ottawa’s mayor and police say they are prepared for any planned protests around Canada Day celebrations, but business owners and residents say they are bracing themselves after February’s disruption.
HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed its colony Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed Chinese on the Communist-ruled mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing's rule on Friday, those promises are wearing thin. Hong Kong's honeymoon period, when it carried on much as it always had, has passed, and its future remains uncertain, determined by forces beyond its contr
Toronto FC unveiled the new face of the franchise on Monday, with Italian star forward Lorenzo Insigne showing he has plenty of style off the pitch as well as on it. The 31-year-old Insigne wore a monogrammed white jacket, striped open-neck shirt and blue slacks over white Prada sneakers. Light glinted off several earrings with a chunky watch on one wrist. But the highest-paid player n Major League Soccer made it clear that he did not leave his hometown club of Napoli for the money. Insigne said
Jessica Frotten surprised herself at last weekend's Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. The Yukon wheelchair racer suffered a hip injury after the Tokyo Paralympic Games late last summer and missed a series of recent races. She said the injury made it painful for her to sit in her racer. After doing a lot of modified training, she was able to get back to racing for the first time at the national championships. "I wasn't really sure how it was going to go," she said. It went well, to put
A bank robbery in Saanich, B.C. turned into a wild daylight shootout where two suspects died and six police officers were wounded. Saanich Police Chief Const. Dean Duthie says officers engaged in gunfire with the robbery suspects outside of a bank in the suburban Victoria city.
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says Donald Trump knew people on Jan. 6 had weapons, but wanted them allowed into his rally since he wanted a large crowd.
Mayors of two towns in Newfoundland are speaking out about medical shortages that are posing critical problems for patients seeking urgent care. Eastern Health announced that emergency services at the Whitbourne Hospital will be closed from June 27 to July 1. Meanwhile, the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre saw its emergency department closed for a time late last week. There is at least one more: on Monday, Central Health said the health centre in New-Wes-Valley would be closed from Tuesday morn
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs. The case forced the justices to wrestle