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Two men are dead following a single-vehicle accident near Inverness, N.S., early Sunday. According to a news release, RCMP were called to a crash in Strathlorne, about six kilometres south of Inverness, around 5:45 a.m. When emergency personnel arrived they found a Honda Civic off the road with extensive damage. One man had been thrown from the car and another man had been partially ejected. A 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from Cape Breton, were declared dead at the scene. A sectio
A B.C. judge has rejected a bid by police to keep a blowtorch seized by detectives probing a July 2019 house fire that left a child dead and the victim's father under investigation for murder. According to the ruling, the man — who lived in the house with his wife and two children— is also being investigated for the attempted murders of his spouse and the surviving child as well as arson with disregard for human life. The blowtorch was the last piece of nearly 80 items of evidence remaining in p
New Brunswick Public Health has identified five new possible exposures of COVID-19. All of the new possible exposure locations are in the Saint John region. Saint John region, Zone 2: Saint John Ale House, 1 Market Square, Saint John, July 27 between 5:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Hopscotch, 4 Canterbury St., Saint John, July 27 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Italian By Night, 97 Germain St., Saint John, July 27 between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Churchill's Bar and Pub, 8 Grannan St., Saint John, July 27 betw
Russian cosmonauts have given a video tour of the interior of a research module which briefly threw the International Space Station out of control on Thursday a few hours after docking. Russian space officials said a software glitch and possible lapse in human attention were to blame for the mishap that caused the entire space station to pitch out of its normal flight position 250 miles above the Earth with seven crew members aboard. Footage published late on Saturday showed cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov opening the hatches and giving a short tour inside the Nauka module, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
A University of British Columbia wildlife researcher hopes Vancouver will do more to manage garbage and late-night visits to the city's biggest park as part of the solution to dozens of aggressive coyote attacks over the past eight months. Kristen Walker, a wildlife biologist with UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems, is part of a team that put ground-level motion-sensor cameras around the four square-kilometre Stanley Park in January. The team's goal is to better identify the coyotes, which h
TORONTO — Ontario pharmacists say thousands of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are set to expire soon and they warn the supply could go to waste if people don't show up to get a shot. The CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association said some Moderna shots are set to expire in early August, and generally, supply that arrives in bulk must be used up within 30 days. Justin Bates said a slowdown in Ontario's vaccine rollout and the public's preference for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot have made it d
Hundreds of people defied rules against mass gatherings over the weekend.View on euronews
RCMP in Yukon say they've had their hands full this summer, rescuing people who've gotten into trouble on the water. "It certainly has been busier this year than in years past," said Cpl. Cam Long this week. "There's certainly an increased number of people getting involved in water activities. And of course … everybody knows this year our water levels are higher." As of this week, police say they've responded to 14 calls involving people on waterways, and nine of those have been in Whitehorse. Y
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Sunday that next month’s annual military drills between South Korean and U.S. troops will undermine prospects for better ties between the Koreas, just days after the rivals reopened their long-dormant communication channels. Kim Yo Jong’s statement carried by state media targets only South Korea, and this could add credence to a theory that North Korea's decision to restore the communication lines is aimed at
At first, researchers Agasteswar Vadlamani and Angela Kouris were trying to find ways to produce carbon-neutral gas with organisms unique to British Columbia's Soda Lakes. But instead, the microbial goo lead the team to a business opportunity: a natural way to create blue colourant. It's food-safe, could have health benefits and, best of all, removes CO2 from the atmosphere. It all started with a bit of a eureka moment, when Vadlamani saw the bacteria in their lab pond was emitting a beautiful b
HONG KONG (Reuters) -China's most indebted property developer Evergrande Group has agreed to sell stakes in its internet unit HengTen Networks Group Ltd worth a total of HK$3.25 billion ($418.2 million), an exchange filing showed on Sunday. Shares of Evergrande declined more than 2% in early trading on Monday on continued worries over its financial health, while HengTen jumped more than 30%. Worries over the developer's debt and the potential for systemic financial risk have intensified after Evergrande said in June its project companies had not paid some commercial paper on time, but it said it was arranging payment.
For the first time, Canada is formally recognizing Emancipation Day to commemorate the end of legal slavery in Canada. Aug. 1, 1834, marks the day the slavery abolition act came into effect across the British Empire, and Aug. 1, 2021 is Canada's first Emancipation Day in recognition. Ambe Chenemu is the president of Black Advocacy Coalition up North (BACupNorth), which seeks to advocate for, empower and unite Black residents across the territories. He says Emancipation Day has been a long time c
Emanuel Martinez Villanueva's memory of his mother being proud of him has kept him going for his work on a respirator he designed to help keep front-line workers safe from COVID-19. His mother died from the disease herself in Mexico in February. The respirator — a face mask that filters air for the person to breathe in — was the brainchild of the engineering department at the University of Alberta under Rafiq Ahmad, an engineering professor. They began working on a proactive solution to help kee
One person is dead after a recreational boating accident on Bras d'Or Lake Saturday. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax was called just after 4 p.m. about a missing person who had been using a rental jet ski on the lake near Baddeck Bay. "It turns out there were two people on the jet ski," said Lt.-Cmdr. Brian Owens, a spokesperson for the JRCC, a federal government search and rescue organization. "It had overturned and one made it to shore but the second individual did not." A CH-
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday that if South Korea carries out a planned joint military exercise with the United States it will damage the resolve of the two Koreas to rebuild relations, state media KCNA reported. Kim Yo Jong also said a recent decision to restore hotlines between the two Koreas should not be seen as anything more than reconnecting "physical" ties, and that it would be "thoughtless" to assume that summits are around the corner. Her comments come at a time when North and South Korea are in talks to hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations.
Flooded with grief, Norbert Stemmer rushed to Canada to support his family after finding out his two nephews had died in the crane collapse that devastated the Kelowna, B.C., community earlier this month. But when Stemmer arrived, he and his 87-year-old mother, who are both from Germany, were fined more than $11,000 and forced into mandatory quarantine because of a technical issue with the QR code on their PCR tests. Brothers Eric and Patrick Stemmer were among the five who died July 12 after th
Chase Soosay said he was stunned when a professor mentioned he wanted to nominate him for one of MacEwan University's most prestigious student awards. So when the school's president, Dr. Annette Trimbee, called in June, telling him he had won the President's Medal, he was even more amazed. "I was so overwhelmed with joy and I was so excited I couldn't even believe it," he told CBC News this week. The annual award honours an exceptional graduating student — someone with great grades who works to
Government plans to make access to public spaces conditional on health checks have provoked more protest demonstrations in France, Switzerland and Italy.View on euronews