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A disaster relief fund has been set up to help provide the essentials to people in Wheatley, Ont., who are still displaced after an explosion at the end of August. The municipality of Chatham-Kent said in a news release Friday that its employment and social services division is working with the Wheatley Recovery Group — made up of the Wheatley Food Bank and Wheatley BIA — to offer a disaster relief fund. People can apply online, and can list their needs through the form. Seven people were sent t
Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered around living rooms and kitchen tables in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the United States from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. They decided to sail a leaky, 24-metre-long halibut fishing boat directly toward the blast zone as a form of protest. The ship was ultimately forced back, but the move drew international attention. Nuclear testing in the area ended months later. To
Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections on the campaign Ledon Wellon sighs, laughs and shakes her head when trying to put her feelings about the federal election campaign into words. The 31-year-old hair stylist living in Mount P
A new local campaign to raise awareness of residential school survivors and their families began this weekend. Orange Shirt Cookie Day officially launched at Caffeine & Co. in Amherstburg Saturday. Through a partnership between Ska:na Family Learning Centre and Caffeine & Co., Orange Shirt Cookie Day is a way to raise awareness around truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people. "We're hoping to have people purchase orange shirt cookies until all of our children are recovered and brought hom
It's a surreal feeling, Shanny Kirby said, right before closing the wooden door to the creamsicle-toned 2002 Bluebird bus that she and Karlen Janvier spent nine months renovating. Before the Saskatoon-based couple met, they wanted to renovate a bus and travel in it. When they met, and Janiver said he had the same dream, Kirby joked she only thought he was trying to flatter her. It appears he wasn't. The couple bought a bus together on December 19. Just a day short of nine months, on Saturday, th
The so-called KNP Complex fire, which was ignited by lightning earlier this month, reached the western edge of Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, home to a group of ancient sequoia trees dubbed the Four Guardsmen. But protection measures including wrapping the bases of the huge trees in fire-resistant coverings kept safe "these national treasures," Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officials wrote early on Sunday in a Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS. The Guardsmen mark the entrance to the Giant Forest, a grove of some 2,000 sequoias.
Josh Mellor, who was supposed to be helping with the tractor pull at the Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan B.C. this weekend, is instead fighting for his life in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 39-year-old father of two young daughters is unvaccinated. His wife, Miranda Mellor, is double vaccinated and is now urging people to get the 'Jab for Josh.' A Facebook group titled 'Josh's Fan Club' started by Mellor's family now has around 1,300 members, and more than a hundred posts from well-wisher
Still deciding who to vote for? Here's a rundown of all the election coverage CBC North has done in the N.W.T. over the past couple of weeks. Michael McLeod, the Liberal incumbent, was the first to announce his candidacy for the territory's next MP. He was followed by Kelvin Kotchilea for the NDP, Lea Mollison for the Conservative party, Roland Laufer for the Green party and Jane Groenewegen as an independent. Here are profiles on four of them: CBC News didn't profile Mollison, who has never bee
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control. Two weeks ago, Steven Cotter apologized on Facebook for earlier posts he made about Shariah law and supporting a ban on the burqa worn by some Muslim women. However the imams say when Cotter met with local Muslim leaders on Sept. 15, he repeated his apology but "refused to say
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday. Health officials signaled they expected boosters would ultimately be recommended for a broad swath of the population, but urged Americans not to seek booster doses until they have FDA approval. On Friday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended a third shot https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-covid-19-booster-debate-moves-fda-vaccine-advisory-committee-2021-09-17 of the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people age 65 and older or at high risk of severe COVID-19, but declined to endorse boosters for the wider population.
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a shooting near a popular sports complex and ice rink on Saturday that left one person injured. At about 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 18, police responded to a report of shots fired near Sprott Street and Norland Avenue — just blocks from the Scotia Barn sports arena and Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. A 33-year-old man was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. Police say a suspect fled the area in a dark-coloured SUV. "The investigation is ongoing
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “You know, I skipped the line.
With Alberta's health-care system "collapsing right in front of our eyes," the leaders of four unions representing thousands of health-care workers are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to ask for help from the military and Red Cross. "There are no more nurses in our province who can be deployed. There are no more paramedics. There are no more respiratory therapists. There are no more support staff," states the Sept. 18 letter to Kenney, which implores him to make a formal request for help from Pr
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government is advising residents of the Avalon, Bonavista and Burin peninsulas to prepare for possible heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts as a result of post-tropical storm Odette. The remnants of the storm are expected to come over the peninsulas in eastern Newfoundland today, with Environment Canada suggesting residents prepare for fast and heavy precipitation. The province says due to potential flash flooding in southeastern Newfoundland, mun
French Fishermen have gathered on the Armanville Plage in protest over what they called "bad faith" actions by the UK authorities on fishing licenses.View on euronews
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on through a fourth, intense wave in the province, front line hospital staff are running on empty tanks. Modelling from Public Health Agency of Canada released in early September shows provinces west and includes Quebec, are experiencing an increase in cases and hospitalizations. In Saskatchewan there are 228 hospitalizations as of Saturday. It's the highest number of hospitalizations since early February. According to government population estimates from April 202
"Everyone is just so excited to be here," Canterbury Mayor Tanya Cloutier said as she and residents of all ages prepared for the parade, highlighting a day full of activities and events throughout Saturday, Sept. 18. In a day designed for Canterbury residents and visitors to celebrate the community, the parade allowed residents to reflect on its rich past as a forestry and railway town. The parade helped ignite some of the nostalgia under the theme, "Blast from the Past." Parade participants ran
Ontario is reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19 today and five new deaths due to the virus. The province also says another death from more than a month ago has been added to the overall tally following a data cleanup. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 540 of today's new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown. She says 245 people are in hospital with COVID-19, and 182 are in intensive care. The minister notes, however, that not all hospital
Toronto Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at an Etobicoke elementary school after officials identified two cases linked to the school. In a number of tweets on the weekend, TPH said the cases surfaced at Elmlea Junior School, a junior kindergarten through grade five school in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood. TPH said it is investigating the outbreak and working with the school community to inform close contacts of those infected. Anyone considered a close contact is being asked to s
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone. “It’s almost like two states,” Menlo College political scientist Melissa Michelson said. Though California is a liberal stronghold where Democrats hold every statewide office and have