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BEIRUT (AP) — A wildfire raged in a forested area of mountainous northern Lebanon on Wednesday, reaching just outside some residential homes and killing a 15-year old who was helping firefighters put out the blaze, the civil defense and state news agency said. Firefighters, military helicopters and civilians battled the wildfire near the village of Qobayat in Akkar province that burned for hours and spread to nearby areas, the civil defense said. Late in the day, the fire was still advancing tow
EDMONTON — A United Conservative backbencher has been fined $15,000 by Elections Alberta for a variety of offences including filing false financial statements. Devinder Toor, the legislature member for Calgary Falconridge, was penalized for fundraising and spending infractions both as a candidate for the party nomination and well as in the 2019 election. The 10 violations also include exceeding expense limits and accepting a prohibited contribution from a numbered company of which Toor had been
MONTREAL — Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged kidnapping that triggered an Amber Alert in Montreal a day earlier. The men — two 21-year-olds and a 22-year-old — face 13 charges between them. All three face one count each of kidnapping and unlawful confinement, while one of the 21-year-old suspects faces two additional counts of assault and one each of mischief and uttering threats. The 22-year-old suspect faces two additional counts of assault and one of mischief. Jus
Grey Bruce is no longer a provincially designated COVID-19 hot spot, according to the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU). “We thank everyone for their continued support as we collectively work together to bring numbers down,” said Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health for GBHU in a news release. “If the weekly pattern of new cases continues to decrease or remain stable thru the coming long weekend, we will be in a good position to move to full Step 3. Until then, we are asking the public in Grey Br
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday he "won't spare a penny" to help fight the northern wildfires and support evacuees, but he isn't declaring a state of emergency. Ford visited the wildfire command centre in Thunder Bay and met with evacuees and community leaders. He thanked the hundreds of firefighters, as well as other provinces and jurisdictions such as Wisconsin and Mexico, who have sent resources to help. Both the size and number of wildfires burning across northern Ontario are substa
A new study says putting more resources into tackling food insecurity, dating violence and reconfiguring gender norms could positively impact mental health in the N.W.T. because they are significant factors that influence a youth's likelihood of experiencing moderate or severe depression. "It's really important to understand adolescent mental health," said Carmen Logie, the study's co-author, and an associate professor at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in global health equit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy sailors have died due to complications from COVID-19, amid growing concerns about the deadly Delta variant. A Navy reservist based in Idaho died Monday, and a doctor assigned to the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died last Friday, bringing the total number of sailor COVID deaths to 10. The Navy identified the solders Wednesday as Master-at-Arms First Class Allen Hillman, 47, of Boise, and Capt. Corby Ropp, 48, of Camp Lejeune. Their deaths are the first CO
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City plumber who's moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January's insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Daniel Christmann, a 38-year-old who screamed at the city's current Republican mayoral nominee during a debate two years ago, was arrested Wednesday at his Brooklyn home after the FBI was alerted to videos on his Instagram feed showing rioters inside t
(Reuters) -Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday predicted a rise in sales of chips for 5G phones, including Apple Inc's iPhone, as the company said it had mitigated supply shortfalls that have contributed to a global chip shortage. Qualcomm total revenues rose 63% to nearly $8 billion, boosted by soaring sales of chips for connected devices that hit $1.4 billion. The San Diego, California-based company is the biggest supplier of mobile phone chips in the world and the leader in 5G technology, supplying modem chips that help iPhones connect to wireless data networks and the modems and central processors for much of the Android market.
TORONTO — An Ontario court is poised to determine whether private schools are entitled to pandemic support from the province after three schools launched a legal challenge over the government's allocation of federal COVID-19 funding. The schools -- two in Toronto and one in Kitchener, Ont. -- argue that in doling out the provincial portion of the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, the Ontario government left out some 1,500 independent institutions and the more than 150,000 children who attend th
WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a few public comments from former first lady Michelle Obama has resulted in a new permanent public display in Lafayette Park that details the role of enslaved people in building the White House. The White House Historical Association on Wednesday unveiled three new historical markers at the northern end of Lafayette Park-—less than a block from the White House. The three large horizontal tablets have illustrations and text that address different issues. One focu
The Grey-Bruce OPP detachment has increased traffic enforcement on area highways in an effort to curb incidents of speeding and dangerous driving. On July-long weekend, the Grey-Bruce OPP detachment conducted proactive traffic enforcement on Highway 10 in Grey Highlands. Over the course of the three days, OPP officers performed 73 vehicle stops and issued 62 provincial offences. “There were a number of warnings issued as well, as officers do have discretion to issue warnings,” said Grey-Bruce OP
OTTAWA — The long-standing tradition of the Governor General acceding to Canadian prime ministers' requests to dissolve Parliament will practically push Mary Simon to accept a plea from Justin Trudeau to call an election, a constitutional law expert said Wednesday. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has asked Simon to refuse any request from Trudeau that would send voters to the ballot box, noting that the fixed-election law states that every general election must be held on the third Monday of October fo
Most Canadians have probably never heard of Fred Simpson. But Alderville First Nation Chief Dave Mowat is continuing his lifelong quest to have more people learn about the accomplishments of his great-grandfather. Mowat has been reflecting on Simpson in recent days because the Summer Olympics are being staged in Tokyo. Simpson, nicknamed the Ojibway Thunderbolt, is Mowat’s mother’s maternal grandfather. He placed sixth in the marathon event at the 1908 London Olympics. The race included Onondaga
Drivers should prepare for slowdowns this weekend as a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on the Avalon Peninsula will see all four lanes closed this weekend starting 5 p.m. Friday. The section between Holyrood Access Road and Foxtrap Access Road will be shut down in order to replace a culvert. Work will happen around the clock, according to the transportation department. A media release says the highway is anticipated to reopen on Monday, Aug. 2, however no time is provided. Signs will be in p
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Wednesday that all public employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next month as the U.S. territory reports a new rise in cases. The executive order goes into effect Aug. 16 with few exceptions. Those who refuse to get inoculated will be required to submit a negative virus test weekly. If an employee refuses to get tested, they will be forced to use their vacation days and eventually may not be paid, Gov. Pedro Pi
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -The Canadian province of Alberta on Wednesday said it is dropping quarantine requirements for close contacts of COVID-19 cases, easing public health measures just as neighboring British Columbia reinstates a mask mandate in one region to tackle surging cases. Quarantine for close contacts will shift from being mandatory to recommended from Thursday and Alberta is also scaling back contact tracing. Chief medical officer Deena Hinshaw told a news conference the province needs to scale back the focus on COVID-19 so resources can be deployed to tackle other respiratory illnesses that are likely to climb in the fall.
As the number of new COVID-19 cases continue to decline, the City of Toronto is ramping down its regular media briefings after logging 186 of them since the beginning of the pandemic. This comes as the city begins to move to the next phase of its pandemic response plan. Morganne Campbell reports.
Afghan interpreters and others who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan have been told they have only three days to apply for a new government program to resettle in Canada. The federal government announced last week a temporary new program to help interpreters and their families flee what Ottawa describes as a rapidly deteriorating situation in the war-ravaged country. Those workers are believed to face a growing risk of being targeted by the Taliban, which is making significant ga
John Herdman hopes his team gives Canada something to celebrate Thursday night. The Canadian men take on CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinal in Houston, hoping to reach the championship game for the first time since 2000. Canada beat the Mexicans 2-1 in the quarterfinals that year, thanks to an extra-time goal by Richard Hastings, and went on on to defeat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in the semis and Colombia 2-0 in the final to complete an unlikely tournament run that required winni