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Darcie Lanthier says she's "officially retiring" from politics and that she won't be running for a seat in the next federal election. The Green Party candidate for Charlottetown said in an interview on Island Morning Tuesday that she'll continue to be active in the community, even if she won't be throwing her hat into the political ring again. "The next time there's an election, you can expect to find me in the office making phone calls and knocking on the doors for somebody else," she said. Lan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence officer suffered symptoms linked to a series of suspected directed-energy attacks known as “Havana syndrome” while traveling with CIA Director William Burns in India this month. Experts are in the process of verifying the officer's symptoms, which are consistent with the scores of other cases in recent years linked to Havana syndrome, according to James Giordano, a scientist briefed on the case and others. CNN first reported the incident. Defense and intelli
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 574 new cases of COVID-19 today and eight more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says that 434 of those cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status. Elliott says 330 people are hospitalized with the virus, with 303 not fully vaccinated. She says 179 people are in intensive care due to the virus, with only nine of those people fully vaccinated. The Ministry of Health says that 85.2 per cent of On
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent region on Tuesday morning and last throughout the evening into Wednesday. Shortly before 5 a.m., Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. The weather authority projects heavy showers throughout the day, turning into thunderstorms later Tuesday evening. Approximately 50 to 60 mm of rain is expected to hit the region by Thursday morning. According to Brian Owsiak, a meteorologist with Envir
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already disappeared from pharmacy shelves in many parts of the U.S., and manufacturers warn it will take them weeks to ramp up production, after scaling it back amid plummeting demand over the summer. The latest shortage is another painful rem
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the country’s transitional government, an official said, a move that throws long-waited elections late this year into further uncertainty. The vote took place in the parliament’s headquarters in the eastern city of Tobruk, said Abdullah Ablaihig, a spokesman for the legislature. He said 113 lawmakers attended the session, with 89 of them voting in favor of withdrawing confidence in the government of Prime Minist
Throughout his campaign to become Germany's chancellor, Social Democrat Olaf Scholz has told voters his experience and steadfastness make him Angela Merkel's natural successor. Often labelled "boring", the 63-year-old finance minister has cast himself as a man of action who can be trusted to get things done. The vice chancellor and former Hamburg mayor is the frontrunner in Sunday's national election, with opinion polls https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/german-social-democrats-lead-narrows-days-before-election-2021-09-21 putting the Social Democrats ahead of the conservatives even though their rivals have narrowed the gap.
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The traffic flow on one of Nova Scotia's busiest roads is about to get a lot slower. Work on a new roundabout for Larry Uteck Boulevard in Bedford began Monday morning and will continue over the next three months. A section of Broad Street is now closed to traffic and lane reductions on Larry Uteck will slow traffic to allow crews to work on the road. Motorists all over the Halifax region are seeing lots of road construction. There are approximately 85 active road projects in the municipality. A
An active volcano in Spain's Canary Islands is creating rivers of lava that are swallowing homes and even swimming pools as it snakes its way to sea.
Things are getting nutty around my garden. Literally. The squirrels have been doing a lot of nut planting, mostly black walnuts, and I’ve joined in the game by removing excess seedlings, letting just a couple of well-placed ones remain. In the past few years, I’ve even joined the squirrels and planted some nuts myself, including chestnuts, heartnuts, pine nuts and hazelnuts. The hazelnuts (also known as filbert nuts) have been especially satisfying. And quickly so, bearing their first nuts withi
A bid by Mexico to contain thousands of migrants on its southern border with Guatemala has created a major humanitarian headache https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexico-condemns-violent-actions-by-migration-agents-caught-video-2021-08-30 for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and failed to prevent many from reaching the U.S. border en masse. Desperate for work, fleeing poverty or violence, the Central Americans, Haitians and South Americans stuck in limbo in the southern city of Tapachula have staged protests and launched repeated attempts to break out in migrant caravans https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/migrant-caravan-mexico-presses-meets-growing-resistance-2021-09-01. This month, some of them slipped past Mexican officials to join more than 10,000 migrants who crossed into Del Rio, Texas to form a sprawling new camp https://www.reuters.com/world/us/migrants-flown-out-texas-border-city-after-thousands-cross-rio-grande-2021-09-19, reviving U.S. concerns about a huge spike in illegal immigration.
Summer's final curtain call. Here's a guide to the science behind this phenomenon, and one of its most colourful effects.
Canada's main stock market rallied on Tuesday and the dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart, as the re-election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals reassured investors that the outlook for the economy would continue to improve. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 89.75 points, or 0.5%, at 20,244.29, recovering from its lowest closing level in nearly two months the day before. It was business as usual in Canada after Trudeau fell short of winning a parliamentary majority in a tightly contested federal election, leaving him dependent again on opposition legislators to govern.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain's next French league game at last-placed Metz after a knock to his left knee. A scan confirmed “the signs of bone contusion," PSG said in a statement on Tuesday. Another assessment of Messi will be made in 48 hours. Messi was taken off in the 75th minute of his home debut on Sunday, when PSG beat Lyon 2-1 in the league. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said he took the decision to replace Messi after noticing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner re
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department and six states filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday against American Airlines Group Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp seeking to stop a partnership the government said could lead to higher fares in busy Northeastern U.S. airports. The lawsuit asked a federal court in Boston to stop the "Northeast Alliance" partnership, announced in July 2020 and approved by the U.S. Transportation Department shortly before the end of the Trump administration. It took aim at American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, saying the alliance would cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday ordered a small far-right party to take down election posters with the slogan “Hang the Greens,” overturning a decision by a lower court and ruling that the posters were a danger to public safety. Authorities in the eastern city of Zwickau earlier this month said the tiny Third Way party must remove the posters. The party went to an administrative court in Chemnitz, which said it was unclear whether the conditions to limit freedom of expression were fulfil
Editor's Note: Pub. Sept 18, corrected Sept. 21 to change Madame Alexandra to Madame ALEXANDER The Callander museum’s Dionne quintuplets’ catalogue has just received an immense boost thanks to a large donation of memorabilia from the Fraser family. Nancy Fraser’s mother in-law Doris Fraser was a serious and passionate collector of all things relating to the Dionne quintuplets. The family, who call Maine home, even made the trek to Callander’s museum in 2001 to see the displays for themselves. Sa
(Reuters) -British gambling firm Entain said on Tuesday that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings had made a takeover proposal that valued it at $22.4 billion. Under its current proposal, DraftKings plans to offer 28 pounds per Entain share, representing a premium of 46.2% to the UK firm's Monday close. Entain said it had earlier rejected a proposal from DraftKings to buy the company for 25 pounds ($34.15) per share.
Lori Marshall has an earnest plea for the community: “Please get vaccinated.” The chief executive officer of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance made the appeal last week after announcing the hospital’s ICU had hit 100 per cent capacity. And on Monday, five people were listed in hospital with COVID-19 on ventilators in the Intensive Care Unit. An additional 10 people were in hospital with the virus. Marshall said she is “disheartened and quite worried” about the rising number of COVID-19 cases as t