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Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Dominic Cardy announced more onerous school COVID-19 restrictions Friday, including new rules for students 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated. As the coronavirus spread grows throughout the province, the number of new cases confirmed at New Brunswick schools increases. "Since the beginning of this school year, 20 schools across health zones 1, 3, 4 and 5 have been affected by about 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19. By comparison, the 2020-21 s
PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county have reached an agreement with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced Friday night that a special master will take questions from the Senate's election review contractors and provide them with information contained on the routers they say th
HINTON, Alta. — Alberta RCMP say its major crimes unit is investigating the deaths of a mother and her 16-month-old toddler as homicides. Mounties in Hinton, Alta., say the pair were reported missing on Thursday night from the community 290 kilometres west of Edmonton. Police say the bodies of the mother and her child have since been found. RCMP say a 53-year-old man was arrested Friday in Hinton and remains in custody. There was no word on any charges. Police say there is no risk to the public.
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's junta leaders vowed Friday that deposed President Alpha Conde would not be allowed to seek exile, saying they would not cave to mounting pressure from regional mediators who have imposed targeted sanctions after this month's coup. The statement came just hours after leaders from the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS met with junta president Col. Mamady Doumbouya in Guinea's capital. The military rulers dismissed rumors that the West African neighbors were
Donna Swapp was one of many people standing in line on Friday at Regina's Southland Mall to get a COVID-19 shot. One day after Premier Scott Moe announced a proof of vaccination program for Saskatchewan coming Oct. 1, some people in Regina and Saskatoon headed to the cities' COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics to get their first, second or even third shots. "Today is the first day that I'm able to actually get it," said Swapp, who was waiting in line at Southland Mall to get her second dose of the
The visitor centre at Petroglyphs Provincial Park northeast of Peterborough near Woodview has been closed since early June due to the failure of a main electrical transformer and resulting power outage, but the park store and Teaching Rocks remain open to the public with capacity restrictions in place until the park’s closing date of Oct. 11. “While the visitor centre has not been available to the public since the infrastructure failure, we have been working on fixing the electrical issue, and t
Pandemic protests are ramping up in the B.C. interior. Just two weeks after disrupting health care services at hospitals, opponents of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine mandates are now targeting schools.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an estimated 2.9 million were still left to tally. That suggests overall turnout was around 55%, about average for a California midterm election and way below the 80% that voted in the 2020 presidential race. Last year, then-President Dona
Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States, charging her with fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran. The United States is prepared to end an extradition request and criminal proceedings against Meng if she pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine, the report said, citing sources.
Amid a difficult time for many, the Richmond Christmas Fund is aiming to brighten people’s holiday seasons again this year. The Christmas Fund, which provides low-income residents with grocery vouchers, toys, and gift cards, has launched early this year and is currently accepting virtual registration appointments. “We have seen a steady stream of people requesting to be registered for assistance,” says Ed Gavsie, president and chief executive officer of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, which oper
Even trustees need to continue to keep learning. That was the message as Board Development Committee chair trustee Darlene Rowden provided a report and led a discussion about trustee learning opportunities at the Sept. 13 Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division board meeting. Bratvold said trustees are acting as role models in learning and growth through their trustee development. “I just think that it's important that people know that the school board trustees are learning all the time,” dir
Schools in and around Salmon Arm, B.C., were put on hold and secure on Friday after anti-vaccine protesters entered them, according to a letter sent to parents from the school district. The temporary lockdown meant students could not enter or leave school during the day. The school district said schools would be locked in this way beginning Monday, Sept. 20. Parents who want to enter during school hours will need to notify the school, according to the letter. "We have recently experienced protes
NANAIMO, B.C. — A court injunction against old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island will remain in effect beyond its expiry date later this month at least temporarily, says a judge who will rule on its future. British Columbia forestry company Teal Cedar Products Ltd. was in court this week applying for a one-year extension to the injunction, which was set to expire on Sept. 26. But Justice Douglas Thompson said Friday it will be a matter of weeks before he provides his written decision o
Six executives of China's heavily indebted Evergrande had redeemed some of the company's investment products in advance earlier this year, the property group said on Saturday. Between May 1 and Sept. 7, the six executives made early redemptions of 12 investment products, Evergrande said in a statement on its website, without identifying the executives or giving details on the nature of the products. "Regarding the early redemption of Evergrande wealth investment products by some managers, the group company views the matter seriously," the company said.
(Reuters) -Florida police and the FBI were searching for the boyfriend of missing Florida woman Gabby Petito on Friday, after his family told investigators they had not seen him in three days. The disappearance of Brian Laundrie, 23, may further complicate the search for Petito, who was reported missing on Sept. 11, 10 days after he returned home from a cross-country road-trip without her.
The Yukon education department is hosting a private meeting for parents of Hidden Valley Elementary School next week about a former educational assistant accused of sexually abusing two more children. Representatives from the departments of education and justice, as well as the family and children's services branch and RCMP will be present to "address any questions and concerns from parents and guardians," according to a notice from the Hidden Valley School Council. The meeting comes after polic
OTTAWA — Federal lawyers argue Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin's lawsuit over his removal as head of Canada's vaccine distribution campaign is now moot because the job no longer exists. In a newly filed Federal Court submission, government lawyers say that since it is no longer possible for Fortin to be returned to the vaccine post, there's no reason for the court to review the matter. The Department of National Defence announced in a terse statement on May 14 that Fortin was stepping down from his positi
A search for possible school names is underway to replace the title of an elementary building in Winnipeg that pays tribute to an architect of the residential school system. Pembina Trails School Division launched an online survey this week to collect pitches and rationale from staff and families at Ryerson School, as well as area residents. The K-6 school, at 10 Ryerson Ave., will be renamed with community input, after ongoing consultations wrap up Oct. 6. “This has been an incredible opportuni
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The flights represent a swif
Mayors across Canada are calling on the federal parties to take urgent action on housing and homelessness as voting day fast approaches. In an open letter to the federal parties, 17 mayors from cities across the country — including Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Edmonton — push the next federal government to use its leadership to deal with the “devastating consequences” of Canada’s underfunded affordable housing and social services. “I'm hoping this letter