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Niagara riding debates continued Wednesday evening as the candidates vying for the member of Parliament seat in the St. Catharines riding battled it out on YourTV Niagara. The incumbent for St. Catharines, Chris Bittle of the Liberal Party of Canada, went up against Krystina Waler of the Conservative Party of Canada, Trecia McLennon of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Catharine Rhodes of the Green party. Rebecca Hahn of the People’s Party of Canada was not in attendance at the debate; instead,
Dozens of nurses protested at the legislature in Fredericton on Friday afternoon to demand the province do more to address shortages and poor working conditions in hospitals. The rally was organized by the New Brunswick Nurses Union as part of a national day of action that included events across the country. Rallies were also held in Saint John, Moncton and Bathurst, and in other parts of the province. "Our work situation is in crisis and something needs to be done," said Paula Doucet, the presi
Due to ongoing adverse weather conditions in the North Coast area, sailings on the Northern Adventure between Prince Rupert and Skidegate and will be delayed. The revised schedule, as of 12:30 p.m., will have ferries expected to sail at 11:00 p.m, Deborah Marshall, executive director of BC Ferries, told The Northern View. The next sailing will be on the following revised schedule for Sept 17., subject to weather: Depart Prince Rupert — 2:00 p.m. Arrive in Skidegate — 8:00 p.m. Depart in Skidegat
Just over a month after health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador lifted the province's mask mandate, rising COVID-19 cases have led them to reinstate the health order in indoor public spaces. "We have committed to adapt our public health measures when a change is warranted," chief medical officer Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told reporters Friday. Starting Saturday, masks will once again be required to enter public indoor spaces, including restaurants, fitness centres, public transit, theatres and
CHETWYND, B.C. — Fire has charred huge piles of logs stored at a northeastern B.C. lumber mill operated by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. A statement from the company says flames broke out in the log yard of the Chetwynd Lumber Mill early Thursday afternoon and continued to burn Friday. The company says there were no injuries. The mill is not at risk and the statement says the fire has been contained to the log yard while firefighters from several area departments work to stop its spread. Chetwynd
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of the three trial judges declared the December 2018 law is unconstitutional, even though it was designed to implement a photo voter ID mandate added to the North Carolina Constitution in a referendum just weeks earlier. They said the law was rushed and intent
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A former assistant to R. Kelly testified on Friday she once saw him engage in sexual activity with one of the women he is charged with abusing, as prosecutors neared the end of presenting their sex trafficking case against the R&B singer. On the 18th day of testimony at Kelly's trial in federal court in Brooklyn, Cheryl Mack, the mother of music producer London on da Track, said she saw the woman begin to massage Kelly while backstage at a Connecticut concert where he was performing. Mack also said Kelly lost his temper in 2015 after she supposedly ruined a surprise birthday party for former stylist Kash Howard, and had her sign an "apology letter" that included false claims she accepted kickbacks from booking agents.
KENDALL KING Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Following the Alberta government’s press briefing Wednesday evening, which set out new mandates for all public spaces in the province, two local school districts – Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education and Prairie Rose Public Schools – will move to mandatory masking for all educators and students in Grades 4 and up. This comes after both districts chose not to implement a mask mandate at the beginning of the school year. When asked why this de
A judge says prosecutors can't argue a man who shot three people, killing two, during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is linked to the Proud Boys white nationalist group. Kyle Rittenhouse faces multiple charges in the shootings. (Sept. 17)
Organizers of the Global Energy Show announced Friday that Alberta's COVID-19 state of emergency has prompted them to call off this year's event, which was set to take place in Calgary next week. The major trade show, formerly called the Global Petroleum Show, brings together hundreds of exhibitors in the energy sector from all over the world. "We know how important this show is to our global energy community, and we did not take this decision lightly," said organizers DMG Events in a statement.
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TORONTO — Justin Morrow cost Toronto FC some US$100,000 in allocation money when he came over in a December 2013 trade with the San Jose Earthquakes. Back then, it was a fair chunk of change — a source, granted anonymity because the league did not divulge allocation money transactions back then, confirmed the amount. But what a return on investment. Morrow proved to be a winner on the field and a leader off it, helping breathe life into a moribund MLS franchise. Now with retirement looming, the
CALGARY — A Calgary man has admitted to stabbing his care worker to death at an assisted-living facility in the city nearly two years ago. Brandon Newman, who is now 20, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the death of Deborah Onwu on Oct. 25, 2019. A jury trial was to begin next month. Newman, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit, sat quietly in the prisoner's box in court. He said nothing except when asked if he understood what was happening. He confirmed he did. Court heard that in 201
LONDON, Ont. — Hoisting signs and chanting slogans denouncing sexual violence, hundreds of students walked out of classes at Western University on Friday to demand a change in what they described as a toxic campus culture. The large gathering – which packed a green space on the London, Ont., school's campus – came days after a series of sexual assault allegations surfaced during the university's orientation week, rattling students and prompting administration to announce new safety measures. "St
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A First Nation that announced more than 200 unmarked graves had been found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., is inviting people to mark Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Nation has shared a video to help people learn the Secwepemc Honour Song to drum and sing at 2:15 p.m. Pacific time on Sept. 30. Chief Rosanne Casimir says news of the unmarked graves sparked a global outpouring of support and the inv
At least two P.E.I. residents are disappointed they won't be able to vote in this year's federal election because they'll be self-isolating on election day. Matej Hanzl and his family are required to self-isolate after his daughter was identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case Tuesday afternoon. This means Hanzl and his partner won't be able to go out and cast a ballot on Sept. 20. "It's unfortunate," Hanzl said. "I've never not voted, so I've always like to have my say and put my vote in
For the first time in a week, hundreds of students walked through the doors of Charlottetown's West Royalty Elementary school Friday — not for class, but a COVID-19 swab. Health PEI held a pop-up rapid-testing clinic at the school, aimed at students who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not isolating. Any staff not fully vaccinated were directed to the school for a test as well. "It's a tool for us to use to make sure we're catching anyone in this chain of transmission," said Marion Dowli
The trial in Hamilton of a Niagara police officer who was shot by one of his colleagues has stalled until next week over questions about improper access to evidence. Const. Nathan Parker is facing assault charges, despite the fact he was the one shot multiple times during a November 2018 confrontation with Det.-Sgt. Shane Donovan that erupted out of a disagreement over a bathroom break. At the heart of the issue that's slowed the Ontario Court of Justice trial is a hefty packet of disclosure fro
The head of the body in charge of billions of dollars in New Brunswick government employee pension funds appeared before a committee of MLAs Friday and directly rejected criticisms by the office of the auditor-general it has been wrongly refusing access to its records. "We felt a little bit exposed when that original AG (auditor general) report came out and we didn't have the opportunity to respond," John Sinclair, the president of Vestcor, said during a two hour hearing in front of the Legislat
The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and other facilities. (Sept. 17)