Long weekend details with meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.
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NANAIMO, B.C. — Public concerns over climate change should play a large part in deciding whether a British Columbia forestry company is granted an extension to an injunction against protests over the logging of old-growth forests, a court heard Wednesday. The B.C. Supreme Court must weigh the importance to the environment that protecting old-growth trees plays in the Fairy Creek area of Vancouver Island as opposed to considering the economic interests of Teal Cedar Products Ltd., which has appli
YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican agreed to pay the man in 2010. Lawyers would not release details of the settlement, arrived at just days before a civil trial in the case that was set to start. It would have focused on a novel legal issue about wh
PARIS (Reuters) -France accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a historic defence export contract to supply Australia with submarines. The United States, Britain and Australia announced they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will help Australia acquire U.S. nuclear-powered submarines and scrap the $40 billion French-designed submarine deal.
Alberta reported 1,609 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 24 new deaths, the highest number of deaths reported in one day in the province's fourth wave. For the third straight day, the province has set a new pandemic peak for COVID admissions to the ICU, with 218 people being treated in intensive care beds. Province-wide, there are 877 people in hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 55 from Tuesday's update. Of the 218 people in ICU, 92.3 per cent are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. T
It doesn't matter how good a goalie is, the more shots on goal, the more some will get in. That's the message an infectious diseases expert hopes will resonate with vaccine-questioning Albertans as COVID cases among the fully-vaccinated start to rise. "The vaccines work remarkably well, but nothing is perfect when the virus is surging and raging through the community," Craig Jenne told CBC News in an interview Wednesday. The associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Calgary
A new immersive installation delving into the life and work of famed street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham opens to the public in New York. Cunningham not only documented, but was part of the cultural landscape for more than six decades. He photographed the glitterati including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Anna Wintour, and Andy Warhol, and shot fashion shows and social events. (Sept. 15)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it succeeded in launching ballistic missiles from a train for the first time as part of continuing efforts to bolster its “war deterrence,” a day after the two Koreas tested-fired missiles hours apart in dueling display of military might. The launches underscored a return of tensions between the rivals amid a prolonged stalemate in U.S.-led talks aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central
The B.C. Wildlife Federation is warning Kootenay Lake's ecosystem is "out of balance," and is calling for aggressive provincial action to revive iconic kokanee salmon stocks. "I've been working on this lake for almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this," Harvey Andrusak, biologist and past president of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, told CBC Daybreak South host Chris Walker. "The public has to wake up to the fact the government isn't doing its job." Andrusak, who once worked as the
The provincial government's vaccine passport rollout is a source of confusion and frustration, restaurant and business owners said. In an announcement on Sept. 1, Premier Doug Ford, joined by Health Minister Christine Elliott, chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore, and Associate Minister of Digital Government Kaleed Rasheed unveiled the province's vaccine passport plan. The vaccine passports will take effect on Sept. 22, while a digital verification app follows a month later on Oct. 2
The organization responsible for administering clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates has scrapped all future virtual exams after its most recent bout of technical glitches last week. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) says it will now focus on offering in-person examinations. It's the fifth time exams have been cancelled by CAPR since the start of the pandemic, leading to a backlog of more than 2,000 unlicensed candidates who are now calling on their provincial
CURVE LAKE — At a Curve Lake candidates debate Monday night, Green party hopeful Chanté White challenged Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef on the federal government’s commitment to bringing clean drinking water to Indigenous communities — nationally and locally. “It just isn’t being done fast enough. You shouldn’t have to fight your own Prime Minister to get something accomplished,” said White during the virtual debate held over Zoom. While White acknowledged Curve Lake First Nation’s progr
A proposal for an eight-storey West Coast modern designed residential building that will “frame the gateway to West Vancouver” and offer rental housing is moving ahead to a public hearing. Executive Park Limited Partnership (Executive Group) has applied to the District of West Vancouver to rezone and develop 657 and 675 Marine Drive and 660 Clyde Avenue to allow for the construction of an 89-unit residential building. As part of the proposal, the existing office building at 660 Clyde Avenue, kno
Yukon's acting chief medical officer of health is reporting six new COVID-19 cases since Monday, while issuing a public exposure notice in Watson Lake. In a news release Wednesday, the territorial government said three of the new cases are located in Whitehorse, and three are in rural Yukon. The overall number of active COVID-19 cases now stands at 23 in the Yukon, two more than were reported on Monday. The total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began is at 712, of which 662 happened
The N.W.T. office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the NWT Power Corporation's Snare Hydro System worksite after two cases were identified. In a Wednesday night news release, the OCPHO said one of the infected individuals acquired COVID-19 on site while the other one acquired the disease elsewhere. An outbreak is declared in a closed facility when at least one case is acquired on site. The Snare Hydro System includes four separate hydro plants on the Sna
A Huron County farmer is calling foul after he said he was booted from a Stratford farmers’ market when he refused to raise the price of his corn. Oliver Papple, a regular vendor at the market, said he’s frustrated over what he describes as “price-fixing” after being asked by market managers to increase the price of his sweet corn from $5 a dozen to at least $7. The 21-year-old farmer took to social media last week to express his frustration. What he didn’t expect, Papple said, was for the post
General Motors Co on Wednesday recommended that Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle owners parking in decks do so on the top floor or on an open level, at least 50 feet away from other vehicles, citing potential fire risks. GM sent a notice to consumers who had asked about parking issues, he added. GM had previously asked owners to park Bolt vehicles outdoors, away from structures, and to not charge them overnight.
In the days after a confrontation between two Niagara police officers erupted into gunfire, the officer who pulled the trigger told Ontario's police watchdog he knew the man he shot as a "bully" with a "violent past," a court in Hamilton was told Wednesday. Det.-Sgt. Shane Donovan was continuing his testimony in the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, a day after the start of the judge-alone trial of Const. Nathan Parker. Parker was charged with several assault counts despite the fact Donovan
Students in the Charlottetown area are headed back to school Thursday — except those at West Royalty Elementary — and this has some parents relieved, but still concerned about the potential for more school outbreaks. Melissa Bruce's daughter started kindergarten last week at Sherwood Elementary. She's happy to be sending her daughter back to school, but is concerned about what the future might hold. "Worry will be in the back of my mind for sure. As to when and if that will happen again, and to
Health services in Yellowknife will return to the same levels they were at prior to schools closing Tuesday until at least Sept. 24, except for home care, according to the territory's health authority. In a Wednesday afternoon news release, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) said it made the decision after it was able to assess the impact of the school closure on its staff. In an email to media, a spokesperson wrote that generally, services are not cancelled
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's Victoria state reported its biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases of the year on Thursday as a surge in vaccinations nationwide raised hope for easing restrictions with almost 70% of the adult population having had a first dose. Victoria, home to the city of Melbourne, detected 514 new infections, exceeding the year's previous daily high of 473 on Monday. Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's largest cities, have ramped up their immunisation drives as the country struggles to contain a third wave of infections fuelled by the highly infectious Delta variant, putting nearly half of the 25 million population under strict stay-at-home orders.