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Grizzly bears are known as one of the most ferocious predators in the forest; few can stand against them. Except for a rare circumstance in eastern B.C.'s Yoho National Park, where a mountain goat took one on — and won. According to Parks Canada, a forensic necropsy of a female grizzly bear determined that it died of wounds inflicted by the mountain goat. David Laskin, wildlife ecologist with Parks Canada, said the bear was found with puncture wounds at the bottom of the neck and armpits, consis
VICTORIA — British Columbia is reversing course on notifying parents about COVID-19 exposures at schools after the provincial health officer previously said reporting of single cases caused too much anxiety. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday that parents and teachers from across the province have let it be known they need to be informed about the transmission of the virus and that a new system is expected to be in place by the end of the week. "We have asked our team to get together right now to mak
Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 connected to a Halifax high school and work is underway to notify any close contacts. The principal of Citadel High School sent a letter to families Tuesday evening explaining the situation. "Public Health is confident the school remains a safe place for students and staff, and our school will remain open," Joe Morrison said. Morrison said further details, including names, will not be released to protect the privacy of students and staff. Close cont
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a mushrooming COVID-19 hospital crisis that now threatens to topple him as leader, accepted the resignation of his health minister Tuesday. Kenney said it was Tyler Shandro’s idea to leave the health portfolio. "Minister Shandro offered his resignation. He and I both came to the conclusion that it would be best to get a fresh pair of eyes and a fresh start at the health ministry," Kenney said. He noted it has been a difficult stint for Shandro, inc
The Miawpukek First Nation and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition have signed an agreement to work toward increased equity participation in a project to earn revenue from liquefied natural gas. The agreement, which was signed on the first day of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association conference in St. John's, represents the first-ever Indigenous participation in an offshore energy project in the province. "The benefits by way of own source revenue generation and
The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024 so those countries could switch to cleaner energ
The 5.9-magnitude earthquake reportedly damaged buildings in Melbourne, and was felt throughout neighbouring states.
The City of Windsor's decision to have players at indoor recreational facilities vaccinated has at least one parent feeling anxious. Parent Amanda Knight said the policy made her "feel like we have our hands tied." Her 11-year-old is doing tryouts for Double A hockey and won't be turning 12 until December, but in order to continue to play, she had to get him vaccinated. "It's been an emotional roller-coaster," Knight told CBC News. "Just the uncertainty of knowing if it's safe for him ...if he d
World leaders at the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday sounded the alarm over vaccine shortages and how the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened economic recovery and widened inequality across the globe. (Sept. 21)
A new report from Charlottetown's department of planning and heritage has some suggestions on how to regulate short-term rentals (STRs). The report breaks down several options for change, such as a municipal registry, no more using apartments as STRs and rules limiting short-term rentals to an owner's primary residence. The organization P.E.I. Fight For Affordable Housing says those are steps in the right direction. The group's tenant co-ordinator, Conor Kelly, says while the recommendations are
WARSAW — Peterborough County OPP have launched an investigation after a Pride flag was set on fire at Warsaw Public School in Douro-Dummer Township. The flag was removed from the school’s flagpole and burned over the weekend — sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, police said Tuesday. Police were contacted Monday morning when a school employee discovered the damaged flag, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board chair Diane Lloyd told The Examiner. “Whoever burned it had
OTTAWA — The Conservatives will review their disappointing election loss, Erin O'Toole said Tuesday as he underscored his commitment to ensuring the party is battle-ready for the next campaign. "We've started a process that will involve all parts of the party to make sure we learn those lessons to win the trust next time," he said at his party's broadcast studio in downtown Ottawa, where he struck a less spirited tone than during his speech after the results came in. "I'm very, very proud of the
CONSISTENT mask-use could exempt a student or school employee from a self-isolation stint — even if they are deemed a close COVID-19 contact, as the province attempts to limit learning disruptions. Manitoba has tweaked its case management in K-12 schools that will result in more directives to self-monitor rather than self-isolate, especially among the fully vaccinated population. Quarantine periods have also been reduced to 10 days from 14. “We cannot say there is zero risk for kids from COVID-1
More than 150 leading companies and organisations including oil majors and port authorities on Wednesday called for the global shipping industry to be fully decarbonised by 2050, urging governments to step up action warning time was limited. With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions and the sector is under growing pressure to get cleaner. UN shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has said it aims to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050, but industry groups are calling for accelarated action from governments.
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) -A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's second-largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states. The quake's epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10 km (six miles). Images and video footage circulating on social media showed rubble blocking one of Melbourne's main streets, while people in northern parts of the city said on social media they had lost power and others said they were evacuated from buildings.
Carlton Comprehensive High School is hosting Indigenous Day on Friday and organizers have planned a full day of activities to recognize the cultural diversity on the campus. Carlton teacher Bonnie Vandale has helped organize the event from the beginning. She said one of the other organizers, the late Victor Thunderchild, will be honoured during the Grand Entry on Friday. Thunderchild was a beloved educator at the school who passed away due to COVID-19 in April, 2021. “We wanted to teach kids abo
Some House of Commons seats on the Prairies were still up for grabs Tuesday as mail-in and special ballots were being counted in close ridings following the federal election. Little more than 100 votes separated the Conservative and Liberals candidates in one Winnipeg riding, where officials were going through more than 3,000 ballots that had been mailed in or cast in person at Elections Canada offices. "It's very, very close," Doug Eyolfson, the Liberal challenger in Charleswood-St. James-Headi
HAMILTON — CPL champion Forge tied FC Panama's Independiente 0-0 in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie Tuesday in Scotiabank CONCACAF League play. Forge will rue a missed penalty after defender Francisco Vence was called in the 39th minute for handball in the Independiente penalty box, with the ball making contact with his arm as he attempted a sliding tackle on David Choiniere after the Forge midfielder tried to jink his way past. But goalkeeper Cesar Samudio dove the right way and got a ha
Parents, students and teachers rallied outside Toronto District School Board headquarters on Tuesday to demand an end to "hybrid" classes in Toronto public schools. The rally-goers, many of whom held up signs that read: "No Hybrid," said hybrid learning compromises the quality of education that students receive and it means the attention of teachers is divided. In hybrid classes, which were brought in to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are forced to offer instruction both in-person and
A man is dead after he fell into the Credit River in Mississauga and failed to resurface on Tuesday evening, Peel paramedics say. Peel police said the man fell into the river in the area of Stavebank Road and Park Street in Mississauga's Port Credit neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 5:20 p.m. Crews located him and pulled him from the water but his vital signs were absent. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.