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Toronto police are asking for the public's help identifying seven men they say robbed a group of boys at Yorkdale Mall. Police were called Saturday night on reports that four boys, all under the age of 15, had been robbed. Investigators say that the boys were robbed of personal items and clothing. The suspects are believed to be violent and dangerous. Police say that if located the suspects should not be approached. The public should call 911 instead. All seven suspects are described as being be
When one crossover is all you can approve, doing it for the children is never a bad choice. Council approved a tender to install a pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the Mundy’s Bay Public School location of Yonge Street and Sixth Street costing $78,620 awarded to CSL Group Ltd., but identifying that location and sourcing that cost became a point of discussion during a recent regular meeting. Coun. Jonathan Main brought up the agenda item as an opportunity to encourage conversation on how the town ca
A broken power-sharing deal, the lingering possibility of a Republican walkout and a COVID-19 case are adding greater uncertainty to whether Oregon legislators will successfully redraw the state’s political districts ahead of a tight deadline. Stakes are high as Oregon gained a new, sixth U.S. House seat following the latest census. Lawmakers were told the House would reconvene in Salem Wednesday morning following news Tuesday that someone in the building had tested positive for COVID-19. But Ho
Advisory committees in the City of Vancouver might be forced to either start meeting in person or go on hiatus due to a disagreement between the city and provincial government. Emergency provincial regulations that allowed for virtual municipal meetings expire on Sept. 29, and the city has told its advisory bodies they must comply. The city believes the province would need to amend the Vancouver Charter to explicitly allow committees to continue meeting virtually, but the Ministry of Municipal A
Nova Scotia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases to 127. Fourteen of the new cases are in the central zone, two are in the northern zone, two are in the eastern zone and one is in the western zone. Ten people are in hospital with the virus, and none of them are in intensive care. Labs in the province finished processing 4,182 COVID-19 tests on Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 73.8 per cent of Nova Scotians are fully vaccinated. Atlantic Canada case numbers
(Reuters) -Apple Inc has blacklisted "Fortnite" from the iPhone maker's popular App Store for several years until all the court appeals are done, Epic Games Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney said on Wednesday. Epic Games' opening brief in its appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is due Dec. 12, according to a court filing and Apple's reply is due by Jan. 20, 2022. The full appeal process could take years.
REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it will continue to oversee five homes operated by a private long-term care provider for at least another month. The health authority was appointed administrator of Extendicare facilities on Aug. 5 after the province’s ombudsman released a report highlighting mismanagement that led to Saskatchewan’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak at one of the homes. In total, 194 of 198 residents at Parkside Extendicare in Regina contracted COVID-19 last winter, and
The food you keep in your backyard could be attracting unwanted wildlife. A young black bear was spotted wandering through Blairmore and the Protective Services Enforcement Branch released a report on Sept. 20, stating food left out by residents could be drawing it to the area. Protective services received complaints from local residents of food sources left on properties along 21st and 22nd avenues, including bird seed on baking trays and rotting apples on trees. Residents are being asked to re
OTTAWA — A Conservative who sits on the party's national council says Erin O'Toole should undergoan acceleratedleadership review by members following his election loss, marking the first open challenge to him staying in the role. Bert Chen represents Ontario, but says he's speaking as a loyal member and there are a lot of others unhappy with the more moderate direction O'Toole has taken the party, which was opposite to how he ran in its leadership contest to win over party faithful. "If the deci
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday will call on countries and companies around the world to create a $10 billion global health fund to prepare for future pandemics, and announce a $250 million contribution from the United States to jumpstart the effort, a White House official said. Harris will make the announcement during a virtual COVID-19 summit being held on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly. It is aimed at boosting vaccinations worldwide with the goal of ending the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of 2022.
China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone. The censoring capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software has been turned off for the "European Union region" but can be turned on remotely at any time, the National Cyber Security Centre said in a report on Tuesday. In a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, Xiaomi spokesman said its device "does not censor communications to or from its users".
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says pediatric ICU beds are being used to treat adults with COVID-19 because of a lack of capacity. "We are utilizing Jim Pattison Children's Hospital for adult patients (as appropriate) to support demand in Saskatoon. This is part of the work we do provincially to manage capacity and ensure appropriate level of care," wrote SHA spokesperson Doug Dahl in an email to CBC News. Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon is the only children's intensive ca
In popular media, Beethoven is imagined as a punk rocker. But what do these claims reflect about our relationship to classical music?
President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world. The purchase of another 500 million shots brings the total U.S. vaccination commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses through 2022. (Sept. 22)
The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country. Željko Komšić is the Croat member of the western Balkan country’s presidency, which is shared between the country’s Croats, Bozniak Muslims and Serbs. Komšić on Wednesday hailed bilateral and regional cooperation during the pandemic, saying neighbors provided aid before multilateral
A 31-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto police Const. Jeffrey Northrup has been released on bail. Umar Zameer's lawyer Nader Hasan confirmed Justice Copeland has now ordered him released on bail. Shortly after midnight on July 2, Northrup was killed after being struck by a vehicle in what investigators have called an "intentional and deliberate act," in the parking garage at city hall. In a statement, Hasan said: "Mr. Zameer's family is very pleased with the ou
HURON-BRUCE – Jan Johnstone, the NDP candidate and her team opted for a Zoom party instead of the usual election night gathering to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Johnstone said it was exciting to watch the returns come in from across the country, especially in several areas where the NDP were doing well. And they did do well. Johnstone and her team shifted from fearing a Conservative majority, to speculating on how long a Conservative minority would last, to hoping for a Liberal minori
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is asking residents to be patient with businesses owners and frontline staff as the province's COVID-19 vaccine certificate system takes effect. Ford – who emphasized that he had been reluctant to introduce the system – says vaccine certificates will help avoid another lockdown during the pandemic. Starting today, patrons need to show proof of vaccination and government identification to access some high-risk settings including restaurant dining rooms, gyms an
Nunavut eased public health restrictions in Arviat Wednesday after more than 80 COVID-19 tests in the community came back negative. The surveillance tests were taken to see if COVID-19 was being transmitted undetected in the community following a presumptive case of a school-aged youth that was reported on Sept. 17. While that case returned negative after a second test, health officials in the territory said testing in the community of about 2,650 people was necessary to rule out "potential hidd
Former Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong — who won his Toronto riding in a close-fought race — says he plans to sit as an Independent after the Liberals cut ties with him just days before the election over a sexual assault charge that was later dropped. Vuong failed to disclose to the Liberal Party that he had been charged in 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his party learned about the charge from a Toronto Star article during the final week of the election campaign and asked Vuong to pause