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Big Valley village council addressed a feline issue in town by tweaking its animal control bylaw. The bylaw was approved at the July 22 regular meeting of council. Village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Tracy Mindus provided councillors with the updated animal control bylaw and noted there have been recent cat issues within the village. Mindus provided two resident letters to council, both stressing something needed to be done to protect cats in Big Valley. The second letter noted that the i
The provincial agency that investigates police-involved deaths and injuries says a man died in Coquitlam, B.C., early Sunday morning after he fell from an upper-floor balcony shortly after officers arrived at his home. The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO B.C.) said RCMP officers went to a residential building in the 1100-block of Heffley Crescent around 3:20 a.m. PT for a disturbance. Police said when officers arrived at the door to a home in the building, a man pushed
BLY, Oregon (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California. Containment of the Bootleg Fire in remote southern Oregon was up to 74% on Sunday. It was 56% contained a day earlier. “That reflects several good days of work on the ground where crews have been able to reinforce and build additional containment lines,” fire spokesman Al Nash said Sunday. The
Oliver Square has undergone a name change following consultation with the community. The central Edmonton retail hub along 104th Avenue will now be known as Unity Square, with signage having already been replaced this weekend. A mailer set to go out to the public was provided to CBC News by Toronto-based BentallGreenOak. It said the commercial real estate company had met with local business owners and community leaders to help find a name better aligned with its values. "Welcome to Unity Square,
The Toronto Raptors drafted their first ever Canadian player in franchise history — Dalano Banton. The six-foot-nine, 204-lb, 21-year-old point guard was selected in the second round draft pick on July 29. He hails from Rexdale and played at the University of Nebraska where he averaged 9.6 points per game while leading the Nebraska Cornhuskers in rebounds (5.9) and assists (3.9) per game. Speaking to members of the media at a press conference on Sunday, Banton said his Rexdale roots played a sig
People from across Atlantic Canada gathered on Sunday for the third day of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation's annual powwow at the Metepenagiag Heritage Park, located west of Miramichi. Upwards of 250 attended Sunday's events. It is one of the first powwows to be held after the province dropped its COVID-19 restrictions. Powwows in New Brunswick were held this year but were still subject to some public health restrictions. Kevin Levi, a Metepenagiag councillor and a powwow organizer, said the eve
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Square Inc, the payments firm of Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase buy now, pay later pioneer Afterpay Ltd for $29 billion, creating a global transactions giant through its biggest-ever acquisition. The takeover, also the biggest buyout of an Australian firm, underscores the popularity of a business model that has upended consumer credit by charging merchants a fee to offer small point-of-sale loans which their shoppers repay in interest-free instalments, bypassing credit checks. Over the past year, Melbourne-based Afterpay signed up millions of users in the United States, which is now among the fastest-growing markets for the sector.
MAZIKOY, Turkey (AP) — Wildfires raged near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla and in the surrounding countryside for a fifth day Sunday as the discovery of more bodies raised the death toll to eight while villagers lost their homes and animals. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats while the coast guard and two navy ships waited out at sea in case a bigger evacuation was needed. Fires also enveloped Mugla province’s Mazikoy, and villagers who evacuated were
Edmonton emergency services continued their search Sunday morning for a missing male in what is being treated as a drowning. Crews arrived just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday after multiple people witnessed a swimmer just downstream of Dawson Bridge go under the water. He was reportedly part of a group, a spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said. Emergency services sent two jet boats and multiple rapid deployment craft on the water. Some civilians helped searching too. The Edmonton Police
Government supporters rallied in several Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for changes in the country's electronic voting system, which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro says is not trustworthy. Bolsonaro has increasingly insisted on the adoption of printed ballots that can be audited, a mixed system in which electronic urns would also print out receipts that can be counted if any result are challenged. In a video projected to demonstrators in Brasilia, Bolsonaro repeated a warning that elections will not be held next year "if they are not clean and democratic."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Connor, known for being Little Richard’s drummer who performed with other music greats including James Brown and Sam Cooke, has died. He was 86. Connor’s daughter, Queenie Connor Sonnefeld, said her father died peacefully in his sleep early Saturday while under hospice care at his home in Glendale, California. She said her father had been diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus, a brain disorder that causes fluid buildup. Connor Sonnefeld called the drummer a “gre
KELOWNA, B.C. — Police in Kelowna, B.C., have cordoned off an area surrounding a two-person shooting following the discovery of what is believed to be an undetonated explosive device. RCMP Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a statement the Pandosy Street area will remain closed until the RCMP's Explosive Disposal Unit safely deals with the device. She says two male victims were taken to hospital Saturday evening following what is believed to be a targeted attack. The RCMP say no arrests have been ma
Honks of support, cheers and smiles accompanied Patricia Ballantyne’s arrival in Timmins today. Ballantyne is a residential school survivor who embarked on a healing journey from Prince Albert, Sask. to Ottawa on June 5, making stops in some communities along the way. After spending a few days in Cochrane, Ballantyne and her group of other survivors and supporters arrived in Timmins Sunday afternoon. Dozens of people waited for Ballantyne at the parking lot off Hwy 655 before joining the process
German-Australian start-up Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd said on Monday it has signed a deal to supply lithium to Renault SA, the latest move by an electric vehicle maker to lock down supply of the battery metal ahead of a projected surge in demand. Vulcan will supply 6,000 to 17,000 tonnes of lithium annually to the French automaker from its geothermal brine deposits in Germany starting in 2026, the companies said. Renault, with brands including Alpine and Dacia, has said it would like 90% of Renault models to be fully electric by 2030.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political center largely vanished, it’s rare to see governors win elections on adversarial ground, making the notion of a Republican upset in one of the nation’s Democratic strongholds seem implausible. Republicans haven’t won a statewide race in
DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. Interstat
A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries and another has been released from hospital after a double shooting in Kelowna, B.C., Saturday night. Police say they responded to reports of shots fired at Pandosy Street and KLO Road just before 7:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they found two men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. A 25-year-old resident of Surrey, B.C., is still in hospital with life-threatening injuries. West Kelowna resident Kyle Gianis, 37, was also transported to hos
As the world continues to open up, Counc. Mike Ford says we need to do away with closing major arteries in the city for Active TO. But as Frazer Snowdon finds out, there are still several people in support of the initiative.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose name is Jonathan Kirk, had been scheduled as a closing act on the final night of the four-day music festival in downtown Chicago. Lollapalooza organizers tweeted Sunday that rapper Young Thug would perform at 9 p.m. instead. “Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love,"
SYDNEY, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Liberal party unveiled its skills and training platform today as the province moves into the second half of the general election campaign. Liberal Leader Iain Rankin says the platform is a key part of his party’s plan to drive economic recovery and growth as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The platform outlines a $78 million investment in the Nova Scotia Community College to train and educate residents for jobs. The investment will add 800 new seats to programs in