A 37-year-old woman and 53-year-old man have died at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on Highway 11. At about 6 a.m. Friday, a tractor-trailer truck, a pickup truck and a small car collided on the highway near Beresford, about 11 kilometres northwest of Bathurst, RCMP said. The man driving the pickup, from Belledune, and the woman driving the small car, from Bathurst, both died at the scene, RCMP said. They were the only occupants of their vehicles. RCMP said they believe the driver of the
A fire at the scene of a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S was extinguished shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, an official said. Some personnel remained on the scene Saturday night in case of any hotspots, according to Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks were at the scene. Firefighters took a defensive approach, meaning they surrounded the fire with water to kee
VICTORIA — British Columbia's budget forecast shows a surplus of $5.7 billion, dwarfing the previous estimate and giving the government room to help people facing the ongoing cost-of-living crunch, says Finance Minister Selina Robinson. The projected surplus is $5 billion higher than the $706 million forecast last September, Robinson said Friday. The latest fiscal update, covering the government's financial results from last April to September, puts the province in a “significant surplus positio
The first phase of construction on the Prohibition Creek Access Road will cost $25.5 million, but a former Tulita resident is questioning how much the local economy will actually benefit from the project. The access road is expected to be part of the Mackenzie Valley Highway Project and will eventually connect the N.W.T. communities of Tulita and Norman Wells. The first phase, spanning 6.7 km between Canyon Creek and Christina Creek, began Tuesday. It will cost $25.5 million, with the federal go
People living in parts of Vancouver Island felt the ground shake on Friday evening as a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Tofino, B.C. According to Earthquakes Canada, the "lightly felt" quake happened at about 7:50 p.m. PT, about 34 kilometres northwest of Tofino. No damage has been reported, and a tsunami is not expected. Former Tofino mayor and current Minister of Land, Water & Resource Stewardship Josie Osborne tweeted that her "whole house shuddered" during the quake. Osborne also remind
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OTTAWA — Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, appears to be slowing in Ontario, the province's health minister said Friday, although she warned that influenza was expected to ramp up. A combination of RSV, the flu and COVID-19 have been putting immense strain on pediatric hospitals across Ontario, with many having to cancel surgeries to accommodate the influx of patients. Health Minister Sylvia Jones said that while RSV seems to be somewhat easing, the province is still heading into influenza se
The City of Edmonton is reporting a boon in its operating finances this year — a $45.3-million surplus as of Sept. 30, that's expected to grow to $67.8 million by the end of the year. The city released the operating financial update report Thursday. Some of the surplus comes from money not spent — about $20.5 million is from not filling vacant positions across all city departments, the report says. "The surplus is partly attributable to savings in personnel costs," said Stacey Padbury, deputy ci
KYIV (Reuters) -Heavy snowfall was expected in Kyiv starting on Sunday, with temperatures dropping below freezing day and night, while millions of people who still live in and around the Ukrainian capital remain with little electricity and heat. Grid operator Ukrenergo said on Saturday that electricity producers were able to cover only three-quarters of consumption needs, necessitating restrictions and blackouts across the country. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that there are restrictions on the use of electricity in 14 out of Ukraine's 27 regions and in Kyiv, for "more than 100,000" customers in each of the regions.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party. Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters. She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Voters in Taiwan ove
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) -Chevron Corp on Saturday received a U.S. license allowing the second-largest U.S. oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country's crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big U.S. oil company still operating in U.S.-sanctioned Venezuela.
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Investigative reporter Justin Ling pieces together testimony from the Emergencies Act inquiry and law enforcement sources that say there was a persistent problem of operational leaks from police to protesters during the Ottawa convoy protests.
OTTAWA — Notes taken during a conversation between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Conservative leader Candice Bergen shed more light on their discussion about reaching out to "Freedom Convoy" protesters. Details of that Feb. 3 phone call have been released by the Public Order Emergency Commission, the public inquiry examining Trudeau's decision to use the Emergencies Act to clear blockades around Parliament Hill and at several U.S. border crossings. Trudeau and Bergen spoke on her firs
Public anger in China towards widening COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western Xinjiang region and the country's capital of Beijing, as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds took to the streets on Friday night in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, chanting "End the lockdown!" and pumping their fists in the air, after a deadly fire on Thursday triggered anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown according to videos circulated on Chinese social media on Friday night. Videos showed people in a plaza singing China's national anthem with its lyric, "Rise up, those who refuse to be slaves!" while others shouted that they wanted to be released from lockdowns.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.” Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, lingering at Polo Ralph Lauren, Murray’s Toggery Shop and The Black Dog, among other establishments. The president’s son Hunter and his wife, Melissa,
OTTAWA — The inquiry probing the Liberal government's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests has wrapped up its public fact-finding hearings. The Public Order Emergency Commission heard from more than 75 witnesses, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, and introduced more than 7,000 documents into evidence over the course of six weeks. It was "an amazing feat," said commissioner Paul Rouleau, who got some cheers from
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today dismissed claims that police in Ottawa were on the verge of executing a plan to clear the anti-COVID-19 restrictions occupation last winter, arguing that the plan "wasn't a plan at all." Multiple lawyers pushed back against Trudeau's claim, suggesting that he hadn't been properly briefed on plans to clear downtown Ottawa of the protesters who had blocked parts of the capital for weeks. After six weeks of dramatic witness testimony, Trudeau made his own highly
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The five-member Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale of certain technology products that pose security risks to U.S. critical infrastructure. It's the latest in a years