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Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government has provided financial assistance to both individuals and businesses, including the agricultural sector. FarmCash allows farmers to make their cash flow management easier and improve their long-term profitability. Under the Advance Payments Program, FarmCash offers interest-free loans and low-interest rates to producers in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Loans are administered by the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Friday he found that the Taliban have space for discussion and engagement on human rights issues, including women and minorities rights. "There is space for discussion and engagement about these matters," Grandi told reporters in a news conference in Islamabad after he concluded his visit to Afghanistan, saying he took up the issues with various Taliban authorities.
Buyers at Chinese property developer Evergrande are demanding answers from the company management, as fears mount that the company may collapse under its debt load.(David Kirton/Reuters)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Liberian military commander who supervised the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed civilians at a church during that country's civil war in 1990 is liable under U.S. law for participating in extrajudicial killings and torture, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled. The decision was issued Wednesday against Moses W. Thomas and in favor of four anonymous plaintiffs who lived through the military assault on people seeking safety at a Red Cross shelter on the grounds
A Métis Franco-Ontarian artist Mique Michelle never expected her artwork would someday be displayed in a public library. Timmins Public Library, which commissioned Michelle's painting, revealed the piece today. The painting is called A Hub for Good Medicine. It can be found hanging in the fireside lounge of the Timmins Public Library’s main branch. "I really hope we can let people be the identity they are and have a safe space and feel comfortable for who they are," Michelle said in an interview
The independent Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has crunched the numbers on countries' updated 2030 Paris Agreement targets and found Canada’s “highly insufficient,” pouring cold water on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign emphasis on expert endorsements. “Highly insufficient” means that as it stands, Canada is on track for 4 C warming –– far higher than the Paris Agreement goal of as close to 1.5 C as possible. To put that in context, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report fr
FRANKFURT — The German and Portuguese soccer federations issued strong critiques of plans to hold the men's World Cup every two years, warning Friday it means players risk more injuries and that women's competitions will be overshadowed. FIFA claimed Thursday it has the support of fans for the World Cup to be held more often. European soccer body UEFA and South American counterpart CONMEBOL are against the idea and have said they could boycott extra tournaments. The board of the German federatio
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (Reuters) -Fire crews in California have resorted to wrapping the bases of some giant sequoias in fire-resistant coverings in a desperate effort to save the towering specimens, including the General Sherman, the world's largest tree, the National Park Service said on Friday. The blaze, one of dozens to erupt across several western states in a fire season that got off to an early start, forced the closing earlier this week of Sequoia National Park and left a dense layer of smoke in the area early on Friday.
The traditional leadership on Six Nations of the Grand River wants polling stations off the territory before Monday’s federal election. “It has been brought to our attention that the Canadian government has placed polling stations on Haudenosaunee Territory,” the chiefs and clan mothers who lead the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council said in a statement released Wednesday. “We urge those involved to immediately remove the polling stations and elections materials from the territory. This is
In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the lobby groups said the proposal would create "reputational challenges" for large financial services firms, increase the cost of tax preparations for Americans and small businesses, and create serious "financial privacy concerns". "We urge members to oppose any efforts to advance this ill-advised new reporting regime," the groups said in the letter.
CALGARY — As an emergency alert blared across the province notifying Albertans of another round of public health restrictions, some felt a range of emotions: anger, confusion, exhaustion. Edmonton mother Amanah Khursheed remembers looking at her husband. "Here we go again," she said as her phone lit up Wednesday evening. The notification told her that Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency to protect the health-care system. New restrictions — including gathering limits and a pro
Organizers of the Global Energy Show announced Friday that Alberta's COVID-19 state of emergency has prompted them to call off this year's event, which was set to take place in Calgary next week. The major trade show, formerly called the Global Petroleum Show, brings together hundreds of exhibitors in the energy sector from all over the world. "We know how important this show is to our global energy community, and we did not take this decision lightly," said organizers DMG Events in a statement.
Habitat fragmentation due to sea ice loss is impacting polar bears’ breeding and feeding habits.
OTTAWA — Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all. With just days to go before Monday's vote, polls suggest Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Erin O'Toole's Conservatives are running neck and neck and neither could land a majority mandate. Trudeau called the election on Aug. 15, sparking a 36-day campaign that he argued Friday morning wouldn't be an exercise in futil
The head of the body in charge of billions of dollars in New Brunswick government employee pension funds appeared before a committee of MLAs Friday and directly rejected criticisms by the office of the auditor-general it has been wrongly refusing access to its records. "We felt a little bit exposed when that original AG (auditor general) report came out and we didn't have the opportunity to respond," John Sinclair, the president of Vestcor, said during a two hour hearing in front of the Legislat
LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles. The actor says she “left nothing out on the table” for the already released “You Got Anything Stronger?”, which adopts the same casual tone of her 2017 New York Times bestseller, “We’re Going To Need More Wine,” but also tackle tough issues directly. “I am a big proponent of
No charges are being laid after the shooting of a white moose near Foleyet last year, according to the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MNDMNRF). With the investigation complete, Flying Post First Nation member Troy Woodhouse is sad the sacred animal was killed but is happy to have closure. The week of Oct. 26, 2020, two cow moose were shot and harvested on Nova Road near kilometre 18, northeast of Foleyet. One was a white moose. The MNDMNRF has finished i
NEW YORK (AP) — A very special document will be auctioned off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution. Sotheby's announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day — that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress. It's the only copy that remains in private hands and has an estimate of $15 million-$20 millio
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says Premier Jason Kenney needs to stop pandering to extremists and start supporting small businesses. Notley wants the government to bring in more financial supports and to enable more enforcement of new COVID-19 rules that come into force on Monday. She says the vaccine passport program introduced this week has caused mass confusion among Albertans, and businesses need immediate support to implement the new rules. "The small business owners we've heard from say