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Canada’s decision to ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G telecommunications network will be a blow to an already tense relationship with China, experts warn. Although it’s not yet clear if China will retaliate beyond strong condemnation of Canada’s decision, experts say the possibility exists that the risk has increased for Canadian travellers and businesses in China. Abigail Bimman looks at what a potential retaliation by Chiana could look like.
Highway 19 in Cape Breton's Inverness County was closed for several hours Wednesday as RCMP investigated a serious vehicle collision involving two SUVs travelling in opposite directions. At around 3:10 p.m., Inverness County District RCMP, firefighters and EHS responded to a head-on collision along Highway 19 in Craigmore, police said in a statement. A 52-year-old Judique woman, the driver and sole occupant of a red Ford Escape, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital by LifeFlig
A safe found during the demolition of the former Harrow Antique Store in southwestern Ontario belonged to a great uncle of former Prime Minister Paul Martin, according to Sr. Lise Joli the daughter of Nell Martin's niece. Nell Martin was Paul Martin's mother. The safe belonged to her uncle, T. B. Adams. The safe bears the name T.B. Adams, and according to a commemorative document called Colchester 225: 150 Historical Facts put out by the Town of Essex in 2017, Adams owned a general store at the
The City of Ottawa wants owners of vacant properties to pay $1,703 annually for a permit so bylaw officers can do proactive inspections aimed at preventing problems and "demolition by neglect." The proposed new bylaw was approved by the community and protective services committee Thursday. It comes less than two months after Ottawa city council approved a new tax on vacant residential properties set at one per cent of a property's assessed value. The new permit regime would take effect Nov. 1, 2
LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war changed all that: The embattled country has halted all international adoptions as the country copes with the turmoil unleashed on its courts and social services. Many children, including orphans, have also fled
All men -- and women under 60 -- that want to leave are sent to the camps for questioning, a local told Euronews.View on euronews
Ryanair failed to produce evidence that every crew member was covered by Irish-issued E101 certificates, so the European Court of Justice ruled they are effectively Italian employees.View on euronews
HALIFAX — Citing improving data on the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province, Nova Scotia’s education minister on Thursday said the mask mandate for public schools would be lifted next week. The announcement came as the province released new data indicating a continuing decline in the number of new infections and hospitalizations, along with 24 new deaths attributed to novel coronavirus over the past week. Masks will become optional in schools starting Tuesday, Education Minister Becky Dr
Set in 2050, Pollinator Park incorporates gamification, storytelling and alluring technologies to showcase the shocking insect decline and a need for urgent action to wider audiences, particularly to younger generations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by the leaders of Finland and Sweden, President Joe Biden forcefully supported their applications to join NATO on Thursday as Russia's war in the heart of Europe challenges the continent's security. The U.S. president rejected Turkey's opposition, insisting the two countries “meet every NATO requirement and then some." Biden walked to a White House Rose Garden appearance with his hands on the shoulders of Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli
YELLOWKNIFE — Prince Charles says he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were departing Canada with "heavy hearts" and a deeper understanding of residential schools after their royal visit wrapped in the Northwest Territories. Charles said he was deeply moved by conversations with survivors who courageously shared their experiences of the schools during the three-day tour. “I want to acknowledge their suffering and to say how much our hearts go out to them and their families,” Charles said Thu
Bundled in winter gear, Alexi Liotti and Manny Oyarce strap on their cross country skis atop Mount Seymour and venture off into the snow — just metres away from where they parked their car. "It still feels like winter," says Liotti. "Normally in May, it's spring riding — it's like T-shirts and slush, and you're lucky if you're able to do this," Oyarce adds. Several centimetres of snow have reportedly accumulated on mountains along the North Shore and the Sea to Sky amid a storm surge event that
Chinese officials have vowed to retaliate over Canada’s decision to ban Huawei from accessing its 5G network, accusing officials of violating free trade rules and ‘acting in collusion’ with the U.S.
Rising inflation rates have brought new challenges to daily life – but Nova Scotia businesses are counting on a busy summer to help them bounce back to pre-pandemic revenues. As Alexa MacLean reports, one economist says there are some silver linings to keep in mind as we all adjust to another new normal.
GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two U.N. agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which British expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before meeting top officials from the U.N. human rights and refugee agencies, Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta acknowledged it was “fine that they be concerned,” adding that the discussion was aimed “to bring them on board” to work
WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden travels in Asia, his administration is scrambling to salvage next month’s summit focused on Latin America. The Summit of the Americas, which the United States is hosting for the first time since the inaugural event in 1994, has risked collapsing over concerns about the guest list. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has threatened to boycott if Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua aren’t included. Unlike Washington, which considers the three autocra
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was lunch hour at the abortion clinic, so the nurse in the recovery room got her Bible out of her bag in the closet and began to read. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding,” her favorite proverb says, and she returns to it again and again. “He will make your paths straight.” She believes God led her here, to a job at the West Alabama Women’s Center, tending to patients who’ve just had abortions. “I trust in God,” said Ramona, w
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer has launched a civil suit against the province, alleging she was raped by a colleague in 2014 after he offered her a ride home from a night of drinking. The statement of claim filed Jan. 13 and amended May 5 in provincial Supreme Court alleges RNC Sgt. Robert Baldwin was on duty in St. John's when he drove the woman home in his marked police vehicle. The suit alleges he then invited himself into the woman's home and raped her. The allegations have not be
After 37 years in the taxi business in Saint John, Jack Dorrington is calling it quits. He says it's just too hard to make a living behind the wheel. Dorrington says that if the city doesn't raise taxi rates, more drivers will also leave the industry. "We're at a point right now where we have to make a substantial decision or the taxi industry in the city is going to crumble," Dorrington told a public hearing into taxi rates, hosted by the city's transit commission on Thursday. Each year, the co
Water in Lac Saint-Jean is expected to rise to almost six metres this weekend, and officials in Quebec's Saguenay region are bracing for damage to homes from flooding. As of Friday, water in the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region was dangerously close to reaching homes in Saint-Félicien and Roberval, with water from the lake already starting to seep into some basements in the area. Levels in the lake have steadily crept upward since last Sunday, due to rivers overflowing after snowmelt and record ra