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Ontario is reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19 today and five new deaths due to the virus. The province also says another death from more than a month ago has been added to the overall tally following a data cleanup. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 540 of today's new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown. She says 245 people are in hospital with COVID-19, and 182 are in intensive care. The minister notes, however, that not all hospital
Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered around living rooms and kitchen tables in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the United States from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. They decided to sail a leaky, 24-metre-long halibut fishing boat directly toward the blast zone as a form of protest. The ship was ultimately forced back, but the move drew international attention. Nuclear testing in the area ended months later. To
The closure of a long-time Edmonton bridal boutique is leaving some wedding parties scrambling. Sonya Dyck considers herself one of the lucky ones, she will be getting her dress next week. "I got a phone call last Tuesday from Urban Bride saying 'we don't know if it's reached the news or not but The Bridal House has had some financial hardships. "The designer has your back. She will be shipping your dress to our store to be picked up.'" A weekend clearout sale is being run by Faber Inc., a bankr
Female staff said they had been trying to return to work at the ministry for several weeks since the Taliban takeover last month, only to be told to go home. The sign outside the Ministry of Women's Affairs has been replaced by one for the Ministry for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. "The Ministry of Women's Affairs must be reactivated," said Baseera Tawana, one of the protesters outside the building.
Montreal's Grévin wax museum announced this week it would be closing for good due to a drop in visitors during the pandemic. Located on the fifth floor of the Eaton Centre, the museum used to welcome about 150,000 visitors per year. After COVID-19 forced the closure of many non-essential services, the museum saw a huge drop in business. "We were closed for 50 weeks from 2020 to the end of February 2021. And since the reopening at the end of February, attendance did not meet our expectations," sa
Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said about 7,000 attended the Equality March this year, compared to 8,000 in 2019, which saw the biggest turnout since the event was initiated a decade ago despite opposition from religious and nationalist groups. Homophobia is widespread in Ukraine, according to a survey by the sociological group "Rating" published in August, which said 47% of respondents had a negative view of the LGBTQ+ community.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot this morning during an exchange with officers in Sault Ste. Marie. The Special Investigations Unit says police were called to a home around 3:40 a.m. on reports of a domestic incident. The SIU says that shortly after 4 a.m., an officer was shot and police fired at the man. The agency says the man was shot and died at the scene. It says an officer was also taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The
After months of prolonged drought in the province, Manitoba Hydro says water flows supplying their generating stations are well below normal, and at some locations the lowest they have been in decades, but they can’t yet say how this will affect their bottom line, or if ratepayers can expect a spike in their hydro bills in the coming months. Back in August the Winnipeg Sun reached out to Manitoba Hydro to inquire about how recent dry conditions in Manitoba have effected their operations. “As you
The search for two fishermen missing off Mary's Harbour is continuing Sunday as residents come together to hope for a positive development. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) confirmed Sunday afternoon that the search has recovered additional debris — a second tub and some fishing buckets — which they believe is connected to the missing vessel, the Island Lady. A single blue fishing tub was reported earlier Sunday. Although the debris is not definitively linked to the overdue vessel, JR
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on through a fourth, intense wave in the province, front line hospital staff are running on empty tanks. Modelling from Public Health Agency of Canada released in early September shows provinces west and includes Quebec, are experiencing an increase in cases and hospitalizations. In Saskatchewan there are 228 hospitalizations as of Saturday. It's the highest number of hospitalizations since early February. According to government population estimates from April 202
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone. “It’s almost like two states,” Menlo College political scientist Melissa Michelson said. Though California is a liberal stronghold where Democrats hold every statewide office and have
Town of Bashaw council agreed to work with a large multi-national company which offers help to homeowners paying for water and sewer line repairs. The decision was made at the Sept. 16 regular meeting of council. Councillors heard, via teleconference, a presentation from Service Line Warranties of Canada spokesperson Jeff Olson, who stated the company, which has grown to a $3 billion market cap valuation, has been making an effort to become known to municipalities across Canada after making a na
Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told a press conference on Sunday night that 5,000 people had been evacuated and no injuries had been reported so far. Flights to and from the Canaries were continuing as normal, the airport operator Aena said. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived in La Palma, the most northwesterly island of the archipelago, late on Sunday for talks with the islands' government on managing the eruption.
Ontario reported 715 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Of those new cases, 540 have presented in people who have either not been fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is not clear. Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's daily provincial update: Tests completed: 29,906 Provincewide test positivity rate: 2.3 per cent Active cases: 6,396 Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 182; 129 needed a ventilator to breathe Deaths: Six, pushing the
A new local campaign to raise awareness of residential school survivors and their families began this weekend. Orange Shirt Cookie Day officially launched at Caffeine & Co. in Amherstburg Saturday. Through a partnership between Ska:na Family Learning Centre and Caffeine & Co., Orange Shirt Cookie Day is a way to raise awareness around truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people. "We're hoping to have people purchase orange shirt cookies until all of our children are recovered and brought hom
MONTREAL — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicked off the final day of the federal election campaign by telling progressive voters that his party is the best option to stop Erin O'Toole's Conservatives from forming government. Trudeau told some 300 supporters at an outdoor rally in Montreal that progressive voters no longer have to choose between blocking the Conservatives and picking the party with the right plan, because his party represents both. The Liberal leader's whirlwind final day of camp
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 742 new cases of COVID-19 today and four additional deaths attributed to the virus. Health authorities say hospitalizations climbed by 13 from Saturday's levels to 277, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped by two to 87. The seven-day average for new cases stands at 748. Of the most recent infections, the province says 513 are among unvaccinated people or those who had received only one dose less than 14 days ago. The province administered 17,366 d
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh visited health-care workers in Edmonton on Saturday, campaigning ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election vote. He expressed his discontentment with Conservative premiers in the Prairie provinces with the way the COVID-19 pandemic’s fourth wave has been handled.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government is advising residents of the Avalon, Bonavista and Burin peninsulas to prepare for possible heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts as a result of post-tropical storm Odette. The remnants of the storm are expected to come over the peninsulas in eastern Newfoundland today, with Environment Canada suggesting residents prepare for fast and heavy precipitation. The province says due to potential flash flooding in southeastern Newfoundland, mun
With the federal election set for Monday a pair of Chinese-Canadians from the Lower Mainland say they are feeling more informed and prepared to vote after returning home from a self-guided tour around northern B.C. Amy Xu said when the temporary restrictions for non-essential travel ended her friend, Roger Xiao, invited her on a group trip to learn about the history of Canada and the importance of reconciliation. "As immigrants, we have to try to understand the politics and culture ... so we are