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All three major cities in the province have a wide range of events underway to mark New Brunswick Day this year. A full celebration can be expected with the province lifting pandemic restrictions and ending the state of emergency order imposed in March 2020. Certain government services, along with transit, are also suspended for all cities due to the holiday and will resume on Tuesday. Fredericton The province's capital has progra.m.ming starting running from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
A 20-year-old man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a rollover collision on Hwy. 401 on Monday morning. Ontario Provincial Police reported a vehicle rollover collision on Monday morning at 1 a.m. on Hwy. 401 near Hurontario Street in Mississauga. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said. The passenger — a 20-year-old man — suffered life-threatening injuries from the crash and was rushed to hospital. According to OPP, the vehicle was travel
The processor, called Tensor, will power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, Google said in a blog post, with the company set to disclose more details closer to the release. Shares of Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of wireless chips for smartphones, were down marginally in afternoon trading.
A Stellarton, N.S., man is facing multiple charges after police say he entered a home in Colchester County, and later dragged an officer along the road after stealing an RCMP cruiser. Nova Scotia RCMP said in a news release that police were called to a home on Highway 246 in West New Annan, near Wentworth, just after 6 a.m. AT on Sunday. The resident was woken up by a noise, and when he went downstairs he was confronted by a man with a weapon. The owner told the man to leave, and returned upstai
A man in his 40s has died after suffering injuries in a fire in Scarborough. Toronto police and emergency crews received reports of a fire just after 7 a.m. this morning at a motel on 3137 Kingston Rd. Police say the fire was at a commercial industrial building on the lot. When crews arrived, smoke was visible and the doors of the building were locked. One man was found suffering injuries, and crews performed CPR to attempt to save his life. The man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries b
Rain showers over the B.C. Day long weekend have given wildfire crews a moment to breathe in some of the hardest-hit parts of the province. Fire information officer Erika Berg said Monday morning that the southeast, the Kamloops region, the northwest and the Prince George area have all seen precipitation in the past 24 hours, and cooler temperatures are expected to persist into midweek. "It's giving us a little bit of a break — a temporary one — for us to be able to reset some of our personnel s
During the July 19, 2021, Regular Meeting Whitecourt Town Council discussed an opportunity to apply for funding from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). The fund aims to help communities build and improve infrastructure projects, rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, support building new community infrastructure to revitalize downtowns, safely bring people back to public spaces, and create jobs while stimulating the local economy. The national investment into the progra
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Start the countdown. An Amazon series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” novels will premiere in September 2022. The date was announced Monday as filming in New Zealand concluded for the as-yet untitled series, which Amazon said will relate the “fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history.” The story is set thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s famed fantasy-adventure works and will follow new and familiar characters confronting the “
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday condemned an outburst of violence at weekend protests in Berlin against the country’s anti-coronavirus measures. More than 60 police officers were injured, some of them severely, police said. At least one journalist was also injured. It was not clear how many protesters were injured, but Berlin police said a 48-year-old man died after being detained by officers during Sunday’s protests. The man had complained of tingling in his arm and chest while of
After public consultation, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools board of education has adopted a new trustee remuneration policy. With the new policy, remuneration will be set using the average pay of similar-sized districts as of the spring prior to a trustee election. Also, on July 1 of each year, an increase based on the June Consumer Price Index would be applied. Following the 2022 election, remuneration will be around $26,287 for the chair, $24,732 for the vice-chair and $23,400 for trustee
Hidden from the drivers who cruise through Peel on its network of highways are some of the GTA’s nicest running routes. The Etobicoke Creek and Credit River are natural sanctuaries in the heart of suburbia. They offer runners cooling breezes, the sound of moving water and safety from careless drivers. Lake Ontario’s shoreline also offers a pristine place to run. On July 13, 1980, Terry Fox passed along Mississauga’s waterfront, hitting Lakeshore Road and Hurontario Street in the afternoon. For l
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found around 50 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wounds or their hands bound. The official said Monday a forensic investigation is needed to determine the causes of death. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. Two Ethiopi
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A German diplomat on Monday took office as the top international envoy to Bosnia, facing opposition from the country's Serbs, who have rejected both his appointment and a ban on genocide denial brought by his predecessor. Christian Schmidt took over from Valentin Inzko, an Austrian diplomat, at a ceremony in the capital, Sarajevo. The Office of High Representative that Schmidt will run was established after Bosnia's 1992-95 war to oversee peace implementation
HALIFAX — As Nova Scotia's election campaign moved into its third week, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston continued to push his party's plan to improve a health system he says is overstressed. It's been a recurring theme for Houston, who on Monday talked about increasing support for those working in long-term care. "If government is going to truly commit to fixing health care, we must ensure that the people who work in health care are supported," Houston told reporters in Halifax. "It
BERLIN (AP) — Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, top health officials said Monday. German Health Minister Jens Spahn said after a meeting with the 16 German state health ministers that “we keep our promise: everybody who wants can get vaccinated in the summer — we have enough vaccines for all age groups.” “Therefore, children and teenagers ... can decide to get vaccinated after a medical consultation and thus protect themselves
It's time to add Big Island, Hawaii to your bucket list as soon as possible. Wait until you see the Manta Ray night dive!
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The superintendent of Alaska’s largest school district will recommend universal masking in schools this fall. The plan would focus on allowing for “full participation in activities, clubs and social learning opportunities,” Deena Bishop, the superintendent of the Anchorage School District, said in a letter to parents over the weekend. The school board is set to review Bishop’s plan Tuesday. Classes begin Aug. 17. Besides masking indoors, the Anchorage Daily News reports
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows lose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey's beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick yellow haze. For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires
Last week, Justin Trudeau stood in Brampton to announce a federal investment in a 26-storey apartment project. The media event led to a string of stories about 302 new affordable units being built in Peel to address the region’s chronic housing crisis. It was another stop on the Liberal’s campaign-style summer spending spree across Canada, ahead of the fall election the Prime Minister seems primed to ask for. Once the press release was out and the latest stop on the tour wrapped, the announcemen
On Thursday, July 22, Master Jim Rennie excitedly introduced the kids from Whitecourt Taekwondo's first summer camp of 2021 to the eager audience before him. The showcase allowed students to show off what they learned as their parents cheered from the side of the demonstration room. Following a tough year that saw other taekwondo groups in the province shutter their doors permanently, Rennie said he is grateful for the support. "We had a sell-out. We had a 25 person cap, and we hit that. We also