Public anger in China towards widening COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western Xinjiang region and the country's capital of Beijing, as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds took to the streets on Friday night in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, chanting "End the lockdown!" and pumping their fists in the air, after a deadly fire on Thursday triggered anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown according to videos circulated on Chinese social media on Friday night. Videos showed people in a plaza singing China's national anthem with its lyric, "Rise up, those who refuse to be slaves!" while others shouted that they wanted to be released from lockdowns.
A fire at the scene of a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S was extinguished shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, an official said. Some personnel remained on the scene Saturday night in case of any hotspots, according to Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks were at the scene. Firefighters took a defensive approach, meaning they surrounded the fire with water to kee
One of Vancouver's most prestigious and awarded hair salons is marking 50 years in business. Suki's Hair Salon is founded by Suki Takagi, originally from Tokyo, Japan. Takagi began her career working for Gene Shacove in Beverly Hills, whom she describes as the "godfather of the industry" in the United States and whose clients included top movie stars and models, including Elizabeth Taylor. She says she remembers Beverly Hills dominated by male hairdressers in the 1960s, whereas women were given
OTTAWA — Notes taken during a conversation between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Conservative leader Candice Bergen shed more light on their discussion about reaching out to "Freedom Convoy" protesters. Details of that Feb. 3 phone call have been released by the Public Order Emergency Commission, the public inquiry examining Trudeau's decision to use the Emergencies Act to clear blockades around Parliament Hill and at several U.S. border crossings. Trudeau and Bergen spoke on her firs
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party. Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters. She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Voters in Taiwan ove
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China's strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai and Beijing on Sunday afternoon, continuing a round of demonstrations that have spread across the country since a deadly apartment fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi led to questions over such rigid anti-virus measures. Crowds stood and filmed as police started shoving at people who had gathered in on the same street in Shanghai where police had cleared hundreds away with force just hours befo
Black Friday can be a great time to score some great deals, but it's also a time to be on alert for potential scams.
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About 600 trees and shrubs are being planted in Pinhey Forest this fall after the derecho windstorm six months ago felled great swaths of trees in the area. While a detailed analysis hasn't yet materialized, the National Capital Commission (NCC) estimated earlier this year that the May 21 severe weather event destroyed about 70 per cent of the upper tree canopy in both Pinhey Forest and Pine Grove to the east. Hydro One provided funding to the NCC for the tree planting project. It came after tre
The city of Windsor does not yet know how much it is costing to keep an emergency shelter for the roughly 40 residents evacuated from 1616 Ouellette Ave. earlier this week but it is tracking its expenses. "Our number one priority continues to be the health and well being of these displaced residents and the city has been working around the clock at this temporary shelter to ensure their needs are being met," said Andrew Daher, the city's commissioner of Human Health Services. Residents have been
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OTTAWA — Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, appears to be slowing in Ontario, the province's health minister said Friday, although she warned that influenza was expected to ramp up. A combination of RSV, the flu and COVID-19 have been putting immense strain on pediatric hospitals across Ontario, with many having to cancel surgeries to accommodate the influx of patients. Health Minister Sylvia Jones said that while RSV seems to be somewhat easing, the province is still heading into influenza se
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KYIV (Reuters) -Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity supply and central heating caused by waves of Russian air strikes. The cold weather is gradually pushing up the energy needs of consumers even as repair workers race to fix wrecked power facilities, grid operator Ukrenergo said. Electricity producers are still unable to resume full power supply after Russia's missile attacks on Wednesday and have no choice but conserve energy by imposing blackouts, it said.
PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron will be hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden next week in a rare state visit aimed at highlighting Franco-American friendship rather than the bitter economic competition between the two sides of the pond. More than a year after Washington, London and Canberra torpedoed a big French submarine contract, pushing Franco-US relations to breaking point, the two countries are expected to put on a show of unity on common threats from Russia and China. Macron will try to convince the United States it is in their interest not to weaken European companies at a time Western allies are facing intense economic competition from China, which they say uses its economic might as diplomatic leverage.
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B.C. is forecasting a budget surplus of $5.7 billion, an amount five billion dollars higher than the $706 million surplus projected in September. Finance Minister Selina Robinson says the B.C. economy has been performing strongly but she's issuing cautions about global inflation trends and rising interest rates.
Three downtown establishments in St. John's fell victims to a rash of robberies last weekend, according to police — and owners say a sense of safety in the area is quickly deteriorating. The string of crimes is the latest blow to the area, which local business owners and performers say has grown more dangerous in recent months. One of the robberies, at George Street music venue The Rock House, was caught on tape. "The bartender was working, he was getting ready to close up his cash. A couple of
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) -Chevron Corp on Saturday received a U.S. license allowing the second-largest U.S. oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country's crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big U.S. oil company still operating in U.S.-sanctioned Venezuela.
British Columbia has asked First Nations if they want old-growth forests set aside from logging, allowing time for long-term planning of conservation and sustainable development, but it has yet to fund the process on a large scale, advocates say. In the meantime, some of the biggest and oldest trees are being cut down. Several years before the B.C. government launched the process last November to defer logging in old-growth forests at risk of permanent biodiversity loss, Ahousaht First Nation wa