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Former premier Danny Williams defended his role in the debt-ridden Muskrat Falls project during a speech at a conference about Newfoundland and Labrador's economic trajectory on Wednesday. In his speech, Williams explained the rationale behind his government's major economic decisions, including Muskrat Falls. Williams acknowledged that the project is "polarizing," but said criticisms of the project are made easier with hindsight. "Critics have been so unrelenting in their determination to see t
St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Windsor was shut down Wednesday due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) made the call after five confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the school. The most recent exposure date was Sept. 9, according to a statement from WECHU Wednesday. The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board's website says three of those cases are students and one is a staff member. "Based on the level of spread in our community, it is necessa
DENVER (AP) — A civil rights investigation that was launched amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain — a Black man put into a chokehold during an encounter with suburban Denver police two years ago — found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the department, Colorado's attorney general said Wednesday. Attorney General Phil Weiser said the investigation found the Aurora Police Department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color — especially Bla
Takeda said the approval was based on an early-to-mid-stage trial testing 114 patients with non-small cell lung cancer, with results showing clinically meaningful responses with a median duration of about 18 months. Exkivity was approved for patients with a specific gene mutation called EGFR Exon20 insertions in non-small cell lung cancer, whose disease has progressed on or after chemotherapy. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for about 85% of the estimated 2.2 million new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
Lyle Daniels, inclusion manager with Build Together – Saskatchewan, will be leading two free virtual Indigenous training courses hosted by Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce. Brent Fitzpatrick, the Chamber’s executive director, said that while they have been working for over a year to organize these modules, conversations gained a particular focus since the BHP announcement on the Jansen Project. “BHP has mandated 20 per cent of their workforce to be Indigenous. So because of that, I thin
TORONTO — Teachers and staff with the Toronto District School Board who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 could lose their jobs as the board becomes the latest employer to take a hard line on immunization rules. The school board in Canada's most populous city has published its staff vaccination policy, which goes further than minimum guidelines set by the province. "While we recognize that deciding to be vaccinated is deeply personal ... we have strived to balance acknowledging that
With open arms, an approximately 5.5-metre Coast Salish Welcome Figure now greets all who enter Ecole Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver. The Welcome Figure is carved from a red cedar log estimated to be more than 200 years old sourced from the Squamish Valley forest and donated by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. The striking cedar sculpture, at the front entrance of the new school, at 1131 Frederick Rd. in Lynn Valley, was installed in August to acknowledge the school sits on the unceded terr
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier received a rock star’s welcome when he arrived in Chatham Wednesday. Bernier stepped out of the Cosmic Cruiser, a unique limosine, to an adoring crowd dressed in purple and white, as the Twisted Sister anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” blasted from the speakers. Between 300 to 400 people turned out at the Freedom Rally, held in support of Chatham-Kent–Leamington candidate Liz Vallee. Bernier told the cheering crowd the PPC is going to “unite Canadian
Foresters Falls – The question Saturday morning and into the afternoon was what is an airplane doing in the Ferguson hay field on Queens Line? The answer is simple, but wasn’t known by many for quite some time. Scott Bennett recalled what around 11 a.m., “I was feeding these guys (pointing to some calves) and saw a flash of a white wing dip down over your corn field. I didn’t know if it crashed or not,” referring to the reporter’s field kitty corner to where he lives. “What the **** was that? I
Here are the top stories for Wednesday, September 15th: Gymnasts testify to Congress on Nassar abuse; Milley defends phone calls to Chinese counterpart; Nicholas moves into Louisiana.; Afghan women soccer players arrive in Pakistan.
The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Wednesday that detailed the high price and low wages for child care, a problem that makes it harder for parents to work and one that the Biden administration aims to fix with its budget proposal. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen presented the findings in remarks that drew on personal experiences. Harris recalled spending weekdays with Regina Shelton, who ran a childcare center from her home while the vice president's mo
VANCOUVER — Police say the body of a Vancouver man was found on Wednesday after he was reported missing in Manning Park. In a statement, Sgt. Steve Addison of Vancouver police says 52-year-old Andriy Fendrikov was found dead near Snass Mountain. Police said earlier that Fendrikov had spoken to another hiker on Monday along a trail in the park about 200 kilometres east of Vancouver. They described him as an avid hiker with significant backcountry experience. Fendrikov was reported missing earlier
VICTORIA — British Columbia officials reported 661 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths on Wednesday. The Health Ministry says in a news release that from Sept. 7 to 13, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 76.5 per cent of cases. In the two-week period between Aug. 31 and Sept. 13, they accounted for 87.3 per cent of hospitalizations. After factoring for age, the ministry says unvaccinated people are 37.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated. As
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California is projected to take more arrivals than any other — more than 5,200 people, according to State Department data for the Afghan Placement and Assistance program obtained by The Associated Press. Alabama and Mississippi are each sla
Conner Roulette hopes to one day find himself earning a paycheque to play pro hockey for a Texas-based squad. Roulette, a member of Misipawistik Cree Nation in Manitoba, was selected by the Dallas Stars in the fourth round, 111th over-all in the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft this past July. But it was Roulette’s efforts at a Texas-based tournament earlier this season that played a major role in him being recognized with a prestigious award. It was announced this past week that Roulette wa
Canada’s four major parties have made strong promises when it comes to furthering reconciliation. Ending boil water advisories, implementing all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, advancing self-determination, and investing in affordable housing and mental health support were all items at the top of the list for North Shore candidates. For Mike Simpson, Green Party of Canada candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, advancing reconciliation in Canada,
Ottawa's skyline will continue to morph if a former dairy factory along Highway 417 gives way to six highrise apartment towers featuring more than 1,900 residential units. City of Ottawa planning staff recommend councillors on the planning committee vote to approve the application by Claridge Homes for land on Clyde Avenue, behind the Canadian Tire store on Carling Avenue, at its meeting on Sept. 23. The land is currently owned by Doodh Milk Inc. and allows for buildings nine or 10 storeys high.
After more than two decades without clean drinking water, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on the Ontario-Manitoba border is celebrating the opening of a water treatment facility and the end of water advisories for the community. Despite drawing water from the same source as the City of Winnipeg, Shoal Lake 40 has never had a centralized water treatment facility. Construction of the new $33-million water treatment facility and system started in 2019. Now all the homes in the community are hooked up to
Deep River -- For the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke New Democratic Party riding association and candidate Jodie Primeau, every vote counts and if enough voters flip to the NPD the riding could turn orange. “The campaign is going phenomenally,” she said on Tuesday afternoon. “I thought I would do well, but we are getting blue votes flipping over.” Citing a poll by CommAdvantage, a private education firm, which showed if all voters in the riding cast their ballot, the NDP candidate had a strong possi
When Elaine McIntyre was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39 in 2017, she had more questions than the doctors and nurses surrounding her could provide answers to. "I was searching for answers and I couldn't really find anything," said McIntyre, who lives on the Kingston Peninsula. "I could find a lot of medical terms. I could find a lot of literature and doctor's vocabulary – but I don't understand that." As a way to cope with the shock and challenges of a cancer diagnosis, she began w