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Visits have been suspended at the medical-surgical unit of the Campbellton Regional Hospital due to cases of COVID-19 being discovered. "This ban of visits will remain in place until further notice," Vitalité Health Network said in a statement Saturday evening. Also Saturday, Public Health identified new places in the Moncton and Edmundston regions where people may have been exposed to COVID-19. A park playground, farmers' market, and Atlantic Superstore listed among the possible exposure sites.
Businesses across British Columbia are struggling to hire and retain staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and one shop owner has made a generous gesture to reward, and retain, employees. Jean-Marc Pesant and his son took over the Huckleberry Mountain Market in the West Kootenay community of Christina Lake in June just before the population in the vacation hot-spot of about 1,000 full-time residents exploded to welcome thousands of regular summer visitors. The market is the only grocery sto
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protesters angry at the Tunisian president’s seizure of broad powers faced off with his supporters Saturday in competing demonstrations in the North African nation's capital of Tunis. It was the first time that President Kais Saied’s critics demonstrated against his actions since he suspended parliament, fired the prime minister and assumed full executive powers on July 25. Saied said the measures were necessary to save the country amid tensions over Tunisia’s economic and
Ontario's police watchdog has cleared a Toronto police officer in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man who seriously wounded another officer in a stabbing earlier this year. Joseph Martino, director of the Special Investigations Unit, said in a report on the case on Saturday that the use of lethal force in this case was justified and the agency believes there are no grounds for proceeding with charges against the officer who fatally shot the man. According to the report, the incident began on
With mushroom-picking season upon us, experts are offering tips on how to forage safely and sustainably. Mushroom-picking has been a great pandemic activity for many, says Dylan Eyers, owner of EatWild, a Vancouver-based company that offers workshops on hunting, butchering, wild meat and fish preparation, and mushroom foraging. "People are discovering adventures close to home and trying to find a way to connect with nature, and mushroom-hunting is one of those things." Eyers noted that mid-Augus
Highlights of this day in history: A pivotal battle in the American Revolution; President James Garfield dies; Bruno Hauptmann arrested in the Lindbergh baby case; Unabomber's manifesto published; 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' premieres. (Sept. 19)
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning. The nine-metre boat with two outboard motors departed the community of Mary's Harbour at approximately 6 a.m., equipped with a VHF radio. The RCMP says in a release that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a report informing them that the vessel had not returned. Search efforts throughout the night were unsuccessf
Ottawa reported 65 more cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 65 more COVID-19 cases and no deaths Saturday. The city is up to 484 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more in
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shushwap) superintendent Donna Kriger says several schools were placed in a "hold and secure" to ensure the safety of staff and students. Kriger says the protesters' decision to enter schools around Salmon Arm, B.C., is "completely unacceptable.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euros ($50 million). It will house up to 3,000 people, about a third of them in 240 small houses and the rest in large halls, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said Saturday. “The new closed, monitored facility offers much better living conditions, is outside city limits, and has much enhanced security measur
Two women from Meadow Lake, Sask., arrested in Alberta this week face several charges after allegedly abducting two other women. Meadow Lake and Loon Lake RCMP were called to a reported abduction around 3 a.m. Wednesday, RCMP said in a Friday news release. A woman told officers that she had been taken against her will at gunpoint from the Centre Street area in Meadow Lake, about 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, around 1:15 a.m., police said. The abductors allegedly dropped her off later ne
With new Alberta health restrictions in place, Edmonton's professional football team is offering a new service Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium: a rapid test for COVID-19 that, along with a ticket, would be necessary for some fans to attend the game. The Edmonton Elks partnered with Canada Research Laboratories to set up a mobile testing unit at the stadium from 10 a.m. until 7:45 p.m. when the game between the Elks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers gets underway. The cost of the test is $50 and res
A school district in the Canadian province of British Columbia will be locking down schools starting Monday due to ongoing anti-vaccine protests, the district said late on Friday. The "hold and secure" protocol was enacted on Friday after people protesting vaccines and masks, who the district said had been targeting schools all week, entered two school buildings in and around Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger called the protesters' move "completely unacceptable" and said the district is working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to ensure protesters are kept off school property.
Dan Hawkins is tired of using dating apps to meet someone. He's been on them for several years and describes the experience as "removed." He says the swipe-right or swipe-left nature of many of the apps means people are judging a person based on very little, a photo and a short bio. "I was looking at strangers with no context," he said, adding that he didn't enjoy the short online chat ahead of meeting in person. According to research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld, in 2017, 39 per
Another storm system is heading for parts of Newfoundland as areas of the island continue to clean up damage from Hurricane Larry. Environment Canada and the Canadian Hurricane Centre have issued Special Weather and Tropical Cyclone statements for the Bonavista, Burin and Avalon peninsulas following the emergence of Tropical Storm Odette off the east coast of the United States. While the storm is expected to weaken to a post-tropical system by Sunday night, Forecaster Jean-Marc Couturier said it
Jack Lowden (Dunkirk)has teamed up with Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and filmmaker Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Of Time and the City) for Benediction, part of the 2021 Toronto International Festival (TIFF), which tells the story of the complex life of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
Calling all Alberta history buffs! An 108-year-old Alberta licence plate was dug up this week while crews were excavating the banks of Calgary's Bow River. The rare find was near the Centre Street Bridge, which connects Riverfront Avenue in Chinatown with Memorial Drive in the northwest. Jeff Baird, a senior transportation engineer with the City of Calgary, says the unearthed licence plate was found while crews worked on the downtown flood barrier project. The plate was dated to 1913 — which is
France is in a "crisis" with the United States and Australia after Canberra's cancellation of a multi-billion dollar submarine order led Paris to recall envoys from its allies, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. France said on Friday it was recalling its ambassadors from Washington and Canberra over a trilateral security deal also involving Britain which sank the submarine contract with Paris.
AMHERST, N.S. — The obituary of a Nova Scotia family who died in a fire in a travel trailer a week ago is providing further details about the mother, father and four young children. The information published by a funeral home in Amherst, N.S., says funeral arrangements are underway for Robert Jorge (R.J.) Sears, 30; Michelle Elaine Robertson, 28, and their children -- 11-year-old Madison Anne-Marie Sears, eight-year-old Robert (Ryder) Sears, four-year-old Jaxson Robertson and three-year-old Coll