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The public may get a chance to question municipal politicians about the decision to privatize Roseway Manor, a long-term care home in Shelburne. The home is operated by the Town of Shelburne, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport. "We are not going to be in a debate this evening, but we will be discussing this at a future meeting," Trudy Payne, the warden of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, said at a council meeting Wednesday. "It will be posted ab
The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance products, plans to employ more than 500 people full time in the next five years at its factory in Hickory as it builds back production. The company's plant in Mayfield took a direct hit from the tornado that devastated the
There will be no more regularly scheduled COVID-19 news conferences, Alberta's chief medical officer of health said Wednesday. The severity of the Omicron wave has been slowly declining for weeks. The provincial government changed its COVID-19 updates with Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Health Minister Jason Copping from a weekly occurrence to bi-weekly. During Wednesday's news conference, Hinshaw announced it would be the last regularly scheduled COVID update. "We remain committed to the transparent com
Karina Gould, minister of families, children and social development, told reporters on Thursday the government is increasing the number of workers and has made the printing of passports more efficient to address backlog issues that have frustrated travellers for months. Still, she says there is 'no easy solution.'
OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller has tabled a bill that would create a national council for reconciliation — a recommendation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made in 2015 and the Liberal government included in the 2019 budget. The TRC, which investigated the history and legacy of residential schools, called for an independent, Indigenous-led council to monitor the progress of reconciliation in Canada over the long term and evaluate and report on the implementation of its 9
KIGALI (Reuters) -Britain's Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots of the organisation lay in a painful period of history. The Commonwealth, a club of 54 countries that evolved from the British Empire, encompasses about a third of humanity and presents itself as a network of equal partners, but some member states have been calling for a reckoning with the colonial past. "I want to acknowledge that the roots of our contemporary association run deep into the most painful period of our history," Charles told assembled Commonwealth leaders at the opening ceremony of a two-day summit in Kigali.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Transportation Agency says the total number of complaints it faced about air travel rose last year, boosted by a backlog of issues carried over from the previous year. The agency says there were 28,673 complaints in total for the year up to March 31, 2022, up from 26,742 from a year earlier. The year's total includes 12,158 new complaints, for about an eight per cent drop from the previous year, plus the carry-over of 16,515 reports from the prior year. The agency says it p
Andrea Prudente, who was on holiday in Malta with Weeldreyer for a "babymoon" holiday, her waters broke prematurely last week.View on euronews
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag
Four Cape Breton women who attempted to make millions in a fraudulent tax scheme made a last-minute effort at sentencing Thursday to defend their crimes. But it was too little too late as Lydia Saker and daughters Nadia Saker, Angela MacDonald and Georgette Young were handed prison terms ranging from two to four years. At the start of their hearing, the women asked Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Robin Gogan for more time to meet with a family doctor and review medical documents. "We believe s
LYTTON, B.C. — Denise O'Connor stands on the sidewalk outside her home of 32 years — only the home is gone and so is most of her village and she doesn't live there anymore. "I had a wooden picket fence here," she says, gesturing at nothing, "and right here was a step down," she adds, advancing onto a single concrete step leading to a pile of rubble. O'Connor's house burned down when a wildfire roared through the village of Lytton in the British Columbia Interior on June 30, 2021, destroying ever
An Ontario Superior Court judge has thrown out a $30-million defamation suit accusing several local Toronto politicians, journalists and media outlets of labelling the owner and publisher of an Italian-language newspaper homophobic, transphobic and anti-LGBTQ+. The suit was filed in April of 2021 by Joseph Volpe, the publisher of Corriere Canadese, and M.T.E.C. Consultants, which owns the newspaper. Volpe was a Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence from 1988 to 2011 and served i
6 people died when a Vietnam-era helicopter crashed in West Virginia during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts (June 23)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital to promote a multibillion-dollar project to capture and store carbon emissions from the province's oilsands. He says protests like the one staged by F1 driver Sebastian Vettel during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal only make his case stronger.
A prominent former lawyer in Surrey, B.C., has been banned from practicing law for more than a decade after misusing $450,000 in funding sent for his client, who was then trying to immigrate to the province. Mohammud Massood Joomratty has agreed not to practice law in the province for 12 years as of July 29. In announcing his suspension Thursday, the Law Society of B.C. — which oversees the profession — said Joomratty had violated professional boundaries while handling his client's immigration a
Here’s the latest for Thursday, June 23: Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law; Former Justice Department officials testify in Jan. 6 hearing; FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes; Bloodhound gets steak treat after dog show win.
More than five decades after Diane Cusick’s body was discovered in the parking lot of a mall on New York’s Long Island, authorities have tied her death to the so-called “Torso Killer." The suspect, Richard Cottingham, was arraigned Wednesday. (June 22) (AP video/Ted Shaffrey)
OTTAWA — Members of Parliament and charitable groups are warning that two immigration programs for Afghans who helped Canadian Forces and those at special risk from the Taliban are almost full and thousands living in peril could be left behind. Canada has created a special program for Afghans who assisted Canadians, including interpreters for the military and their families. It also established a humanitarian program for vulnerable Afghans, including LGBTQ people and human-rights defenders. The
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
While Saskatchewan has the lowest inflation rate in Canada, residents are still feeling the negative financial effects of skyrocketing inflation, and the province's food banks are among those hardest hit. "All of our food banks, from rural to urban, are all in a crunch right now, and we've been slowly seeing this get worse and worse," said Michael Kincade, who oversees 36 food banks across the province as the executive director for Food Banks of Saskatchewan. "It's not just affecting the poorest