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Nova Scotia seafood companies have come to the aid of Ocean Choice International of St. John's, harvesting hundreds of tonnes of scallops for the company after its factory trawler Atlantic Destiny sank on Georges Bank in March. "Thankfully, they had enough capacity among them in the fleet to be able to take the quota out of the water," said Ocean Choice CEO Martin Sullivan. "They were all really helpful. Firstly, around the sinking, helping us in that situation, but then also helping us harvest
HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national security police arrested three student members of one of the city's last remaining pro-democracy political organizations on suspicion of conspiracy to incite subversion. On Sunday, select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the El
Dan Steele loves to ride the Confederation Trail with his good friend Paul Bernard. The two men started riding together last spring, on a couple of recumbent trikes made for people with mobility issues. Steele and Bernard have Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. The disease causes loss of balance, mobility issues and tremors which make speech difficult. Steele says living with Parkinson's can be physically and emotionally exhausting. But when he's on
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 20 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Canada's first-ever pandemic election culminates today as Canadians from coast-to-coast go to the polls to choose the 338 members of Parliament to sit in the House of Commons. Elections Canada says almost 6.8 million people voted early, most of them at advanced polls over a week ago, and the rest
Earlier this summer, Lethbridge, Alta., resident William Pelech received a letter from his family doctor. The letter stated his doctor was relocating to Cochrane, Alta., and there was no doctor to replace him. Soon after, Pelech began to grow ill. He suspected bronchitis. Unable to secure a new doctor, he had to wait weeks to secure an appointment at Lethbridge's sole walk-in clinic. "I was feeling worse and worse, taking time off work. [The doctor] said that I had pneumonia, and I had pneumonia
P.E.I. issued a public exposure notification for a ceilidh which took place last Tuesday. Under current restrictions, a cohort of up to a maximum of 100 people would have been permitted to attend. West Royalty Elementary and École La-Belle-Cloche students return to class Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak at West Royalty. Six new cases were reported over weekend, four of which are linked to the outbreak. The other two cases announced were related to travel outsid
BERLIN (AP) — German voters elect a new parliament on Sept. 26, a vote that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years in power. While it should be clear within hours of the polls closing how the parties fared, it may take longer to find out who the next chancellor will be — and what the political complexion of his or her government will be. Here's a look at how the process works. WHO CAN VOTE, AND WHEN? German citizens age 18 and above are entitled to vote and to be
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria’s war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter’s daughter, Macron also promised a law guaranteeing reparations for the contingent known as the harkis. The distraught woman, who said she grew up in a camp where France sequestered harkis after the war, argued that the law wouldn’
The Tourism Industry Association of Alberta (TIAA) conducted surveys of fellow residents of Alberta on the impacts of the outdoor recreation economy. Around 0.8 per cent of Alberta’s GDP is accounted for on recreational trips to Crown lands. The employment rate resulting from this spending is 6.1 times higher than both the forest and logging industries. On average, Alberta’s outdoor enthusiasts spend $258 per day trip and $757 per overnight trip. Each year, these consumers spend $2.3 billion on
(Reuters) -U.S. regulators could authorize a booster shot of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine for older and some high-risk Americans early this week in time for the government to roll them out by Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to give the nod to the third shots for at least this group before advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are due to meet on Wednesday. On Friday, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend emergency authorization of the additional Pfizer shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness.
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
A Sydney nursing home is expected to soon offer an on-site daycare with early morning drop-off and lunch-time visits with children. The program is planned for the Cove Guest Home later this year. The details haven't been finalized. "We're looking at the financials right now," said Dr. Kevin Orrell, deputy minister and CEO of the Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment. "It's been approved in principle to proceed with the evaluation of the cost and the hiring of the appropriate people. I'
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Democrats in the U.S. Congress were scrambling on Monday to find another way to include immigration reform in a sweeping $3.5 trillion social spending bill after a Senate arbiter said their first proposal broke the chamber's rules. The ruling was the latest in a series of stumbling blocks President Joe Biden's party faces as it enters a critical few weeks before a Sept. 27 vote on a $1 trillion Senate-approved infrastructure bill. Democrats can afford to lose just three votes in the House of Representatives and none in the Senate if they are to pass the packages.
An East York woman says her driveway is often blocked in by parked cars because of a misleading no parking sign — which the city has been slow to fix. Suzanne Creighton, who lives on a residential street near Broadview and Mortimer avenues, says about once a month for the past couple of years she's come out to her parking pad only to find her car blocked in. "It's incredibly frustrating," said Creighton, who has health problems and worries about getting in and out of her driveway if there's an e
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world's major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a U.N. climate summit. Johnson and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres hosted a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to address major gaps on emissions targets and climate finance. "I’ll stress that again - for this to be a success we need developed countries to find that $100 billion."
The AIDS Committee of Toronto held its last Walk for AIDS on Sunday, after running the fundraising event for more than 30 years. ACT, among other HIV service agencies, is calling on the federal government to increase funding after receiving notice of significant cuts to sexual and mental health services. This year, due to the cuts, the organization changed the Walk for AIDS to a "Rally for Health." ACT said it received notice in July from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that its fundin
Across Southeast Asia, sidewalk hawkers offer sizzling meat skewers bathed in the smoky aroma of smoldering wood coals and a seemingly endless combination of savory sauces. n Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred chicken smothered in spicy peanut sauce. For this recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, we decided to highlight the lesser-known but still familiar flavors of Mya
The fall of Afghanistan's capital over a month ago to Taliban insurgents not only robbed Saleem Yousofzada of sleep, but of hope. The Kabul-based filmmaker has, like numerous other documentarians, been living in fear of reprisal from militants for long depicting the experiences and highlighting the voices of Afghans in the country, now under new Taliban rule. "They just lost totally their hopes. They don't have hopes for the future," said Yousofzada in a video interview in reference to fellow Ka
Shediac dog trainer Bill Grimmer knows the limitless potential of man's best friend. From companionable couch potato to highly trained scent detection dogs, canines have been improving the lives of their human partners for thousands of years. Over the course of his long career, Grimmer has taught numerous breeds to do countless things. Everything from Chihuahuas to Great Danes; and scent detection to protection. Most recently, Grimmer is teaching dogs to detect cortisol, often called the stress