Using a drone to rake the leaves in St. Thomas, Ontario.
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The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, as the president and others gather to pay tribute to an “American giant” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility. President Joe Biden is expected to offer remarks at the morning ceremony with invited guests and congressional leaders in the Capitol Rotunda for the former Republican senator and presidential contender. Dole, who served ne
Holiday season stress is building up, especially with the pandemic alongside. Here are a few tips to cope.
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. "As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this time," Department of National Defence spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a media statement. The allegations ag
HALIFAX — A COVID-19 outbreak at St. Francis Xavier University in northeastern Nova Scotia has seen 21 people test positive for the virus so far, health officials said Wednesday. "Public health is working with the university to prevent further spread," the province said in a news release. Meanwhile, the faculty union at the Antigonish, N.S., school told its membership that they can choose to hold upcoming exams online. "We are informing people that it's their right to go online if they don't fee
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A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak's conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), dealing a blow to his hopes of a political comeback. Najib was appealing a 12-year prison sentence and $50 million fine imposed by Kuala Lumpur High Court last year for criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering, one of five trials he is facing over corruption allegations. U.S. and Malaysian authorities say $4.5 billion was believed to have been stolen and more than $1 billion made its way into Najib's personal accounts.
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The Champions League match between Atalanta and Villarreal was postponed on Wednesday because of heavy snow in northern Italy. Kickoff was initially delayed by 20 minutes before it was decided to reschedule. A new date and time has yet to be decided but it is likely the match will be played on Thursday. Snow fell most of the day in Bergamo and increased in intensity as kickoff approached. Groundsmen continuously shoveled snow off the pitch and painted over the white lines w
The union representing Nova Scotia government workers says a new phone intake system was causing delays for people seeking income assistance long before a spike in calls after federal pandemic aid programs ended. Sandra Mullen, vice-president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, said employees with the Department of Community Services have been quitting, partly over frustration with the new system. "Folks would have to phone in and speak to someone and then deliver document
A bold plan meant to tackle the root causes of crime in Regina will come into focus at a meeting of Regina city council on Wednesday. The idea of the community safety and well-being plan dates back to 2019. Council at that time linked the municipality's level of crime and violence to a variety of underlying social issues. The plan that has been developed identifies six key areas of concern: Domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Food insecurity. Problematic substance use. Racism and di
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A Kitchener, Ont., doctor is behind a new Twitter account that hopes to be the next Vaccine Hunters — but instead of helping people find COVID-19 vaccines, it'll help them find rapid tests to detect the virus. Dr. Dalia Hasan started the COVID Test Finders account about three months ago. She has since recruited about 25 volunteers to tweet out information about testing and where to find rapid tests. But because these tests are still hard to come by in Ontario and other parts of Canada, Hasan sai
If things had gone according to plan, Lucille Ball would have been a major movie star. Instead, she had to settle for being the queen of television comedy for over 25 years. Not exactly a lousy alternative. But the new film “Being the Ricardos” does make one wonder if Ball may have had a few other successful careers, like director (and not just of her own show) had she been born just a few years later. In Aaron Sorkin’s loving and sharp dramatization of a particularly fraught week during the mak
British Columbia said Tuesday it will expand its booster shot program, as provincial officials reported five new cases of the omicron variant. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said those who are considered immuno-compromised and who received a three-dose primary series of vaccine will be offered a fourth shot. That booster will administered six months after the third shot, per new recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). Henry also said the province
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow will face a severe economic pain if it tries to attack Ukraine, but promised prospective talks to address Russia's concerns about NATO's expansion. Biden said he was “very straightforward” with Putin during their call Tuesday, warning the Russian leader that he will pay a heavy price if he invades Ukraine. “There were no minced words," Biden said at the White House before departing f
For those in Newfoundland who aren't ready to see a winter wonderland outside their window: you're just about out of time. Winter weather is coming to most of the island on Thursday, like it or not. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements across eastern Newfoundland, the Bay of Exploits and the Connaigre region, forecasting a mix of snow, rain and ice pellets. Areas of the Avalon Peninsula will likely see up to 15 centimetres of snow and ice pellets starting early Thursday morni
Bob Bancroft has been sounding the alarm about the state of Nova Scotia's forests and wildlife for decades. On Wednesday, the retired provincial biologist's frustration with the forestry industry and Natural Resources Department boiled over. "And it's been just one kick in the head after another now for almost 50 years," Bancroft told reporters at a news conference in Halifax. "They know better. It's greed. And this department is a rogue department and has been for decades. It's not acting in th
WARNING: This story contains graphic details of violence. A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the problem of domestic abuse has reached a point where a "distinct and higher range of sentencing" is needed when punishing those who commit violence against intimate partners. Justice Anthony Saunders reached that conclusion last month when sentencing a Vancouver Island man who broke into the home of his former common law spouse and slashed her face with a box cutter as 911 operators listened to her "audi