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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's office said it has “always attempted to comply” with finance regulations after Paul's former presidential campaign was fined by federal officials this week. Paul's 2016 presidential campaign committee was fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for improperly handling contributions. A statement from a Paul spokesperson sent Friday to The Associated Press said it is "not uncommon for large national campaigns to have a missed deadline that
Inuvik RCMP are asking for the public's help finding a 31-year-old man from Inuvik, N.W.T. Jarrett Bourke was last seen near the boat launch park in Inuvik at around 4 p.m. on Thursday. He is described as an Indigenous man, with black hair and brown eyes. Recently, police said, the sides of his head were shaved and the hair dyed blond. He is 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) and weighs about 215 pounds (97.5 kg). Bourke was last seen wearing a grey sleeveless shirt with dark coloured sweatpants. He may
The descendants of two brothers who moved to Canada from China in 1912 and later bought a homestead in West Kelowna, B.C., are donating a parcel of the land to the city. The city announced last week that descendants of Mar Fee and Mar Jok, who bought a roughly 400-acre homestead in the 1950s in what is now known as Rose Valley, have been working with the city to establish a community legacy for part of the land. Most of the 400 acres was sold or donated to the city for community use when the fam
Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot at an apartment complex near Jane Street and Falstaff Avenue on Friday night. Officers were called shortly before 11 p.m. with reports of multiple gunshots, police say. They say that upon arrival, they found the boy. The pre-teen was taken by ambulance to SickKids Hospital in "serious" condition. His injuries are not life-threatening, police say. People were reportedly seen fleeing the building shortly after the shots, police say. They ha
PARIS (AP) — Thousands in France protesting a special virus pass marched through Paris on Saturday, with French police in full riot gear using their fists to push some demonstrators back and firing tear gas against some crowds. Some 3,000 security forces deployed around the French capital for a third weekend of protests against the pass that will be needed to enter restaurants and other places. Police took up posts along Paris’ Champs-Elysees to guard against an invasion of the famed avenue by v
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has planted a memorial grove of native trees to remember people who died of COVID-19, and governors and state lawmakers nationwide are considering their own ways to mark the toll of the virus. Temporary memorials have sprung up across the U.S. — 250,000 white flags at RFK stadium in the nation’s capital, a garden of hand-sculpted flowers in Florida, strings of origami cranes in Los Angeles. The process of creating more lasting remembrances that honor the over 600,00
The head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency said on Saturday that pressure in a Russian service module on the International Space Station had dropped as a result of an air leak. Pressure had fallen over a two-week period before a Russian research module, the Nauka, threw the station out of control when its engines fired shortly after docking on Thursday, but Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said the two events were not linked. The fall in pressure was a result of a known minor air leak in an isolated transfer chamber of the Zvezda service module and pressure will be raised in the next 24 hours, Roscosmos said in a statement.
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 258 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 53 of the new cases were in Toronto, 33 in York Region, 28 in Waterloo Region, 27 in Hamilton and 26 in Peel Region. She says the numbers are based on over 19,100 tests. There are 112 people in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness and 83 patients on ventilators. Elliott says the province administered 81,590 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, for a total of ove
A year ago, Tristen Durocher and Chris Merasty left Air Ronge in northern Saskatchewan on a walk to the provincial legislative grounds in Regina — a distance of more than 600 kilometres. They aimed to raise awareness about the high rates of youth suicide in the north, calling on the provincial government to adopt a suicide prevention bill that had recently been rejected. That bill has since been passed. Now, Merasty is continuing his work with a program he started in La Ronge called Men of the N
Are there “high flying” privacy issues in the Village of Clive? Councillors discussed the recurring problem of privacy complaints against drones inside the village at their regular meeting July 19. Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Abby Notland presented the regular report of CAO Carla Kenney, who was away, which included a report about the village getting lots of contact from the public regarding drones, specifically complaints about the remote-controlled flying objects apparently ob
Elections Saskatchewan's latest annual report details the trials, tribulations and successes in holding a provincial vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization's 2020-21 annual report, released Friday, is a reflection on how well the organization is doing in terms of reaching goals set out in its long-term plan, says the province's chief electoral officer. Michael Boda said he was already seeing an emerging downward trend in voting in-person on election day. That dropped further in the
This summer, CBC Edmonton's Tanara McLean is doing a special column focusing on gardening in our Zone 3 climate. Everything from knowing your planting zone, to ditching the lawn for a water-wise garden, she'll explain why certain garden practices help you get the best out of your Zone 3 garden. Imagine sitting next to a lovely pond, watching birds, squirrels, butterflies and bees visiting to take a cool drink on a summer's day. Aside from the emotional and mental well-being it brings us, water i
A 48-year-old man from Neguac, N.B., has died following a single-vehicle crash Friday in Oak Point. Neguac RCMP responded to a report of a crash on Highway 11 at around 3 a.m. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to an RCMP media release. The man appears to have lost control of the vehicle. It struck a telephone pole and rolled, police say. An investigation is underway.
When Anna Penney of St. John’s got a notice that her family doctor was leaving the practice, she was relieved to learn her file had been passed on to another doctor in the same clinic. That relief didn’t last long. Before long, that doctor said she was also stepping back for personal reasons, and this time there was no one else to take Penney on as a patient. “I didn’t even get to meet the woman, and she dropped me,” Penney said in a phone interview this week. “I was there for 40 years. I’m only
A Vancouver lawyer has been suspended after letting a client use her firm's trust accounts to move more than $14 million from other countries without providing any legal services or asking where the money came from. In a disciplinary decision on the professional misconduct of Florence Esther Louie Yen, a hearing panel of the Law Society of B.C. raises the possibility she may have been unintentionally helping someone clean dirty money. "This panel cannot definitively conclude that money launderin
Cleanup operations continued Saturday in the Afghan village of Merdesh after flash flooding struck a remote area in the country's mountainous northeast, killing at least 150 people. (July 31)
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Khartoum, aiming to support Sudan’s fragile transition to democracy before travelling to Ethiopia to press the government there to allow humanitarian aid to the war-torn Tigray region. Samantha Power, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, is set to meet with top Sudanese officials including Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, and Prime Minist
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. The delta variant of the coronavirus now threatens to upend normal instruction for a third consecutive school year. Some states have indicated they will probably heed the federal government's guidance and require masks. Others will leave the decision u
Campers looking for propane cylinders may be out of luck as Edmonton supplies diminish due to high demand and low inventory. The 16-ounce, disposable propane cylinders are a convenient fuel source for many two- or three-burner camping stoves used to cook meals. And according to David Arsenault, equipment buyer for Campers Village, several Edmonton outdoor or big box stores — such as Canadian Tire, Home Depot or Lowe's — have low or no stock of the small canisters. "We've been sold out for a few
Through Aug. 2, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) wants people to observe nature in the hopes of educating themselves, and others across the country, about habitats and species in their backyards, neighbourhoods and wherever they find it.