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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump’s indicted corporate finance chief told a judge Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more indictments are coming in an ongoing New York investigation into the former president’s real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan Scarlatos made the remark during Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s first court appearance since his July 1 arraignment on tax fraud charges. Scarlatos did not say what led him to believe more people would be charged. In recent weeks,
Ottawa reported 60 more cases of COVID-19 Monday. Most of the city's outbreaks are in child-care settings. Health officials outside the capital reported new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 60 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths on Monday. That brings the total to 501 known active cases in Ottawa, close to numbers last seen in early June, toward the end of the pandemic's third wave. A pandemic update is expected during an OPH meeting M
Health officials in New Brunswick reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — the highest single-day count the province has had since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 199 cases of the disease were recorded over the weekend in New Brunswick, bringing the active case count to 484, chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell said Monday. It comes as the province's proof of vaccination requirement is set to begin Tuesday night at midnight for those who wish to enter recreational establishments
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A coast guard vessel and a provincial water bomber continued a search Monday for two missing fishermen, after the father of one of the lost men called on Ottawa to resume a full search off the coast of Labrador. Dwight Russell said in an interview Monday morning his family in Mary's Harbour has been "set adrift" by the military and the Canadian Coast Guard, after the joint search and rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax indicated Sunday evening that was transferring the
The move comes days after U.S. regulators said it would sue Coinbase if it went ahead with its program allowing users to earn interest by lending digital assets. "As we continue our work to seek regulatory clarity for the crypto industry as a whole, we've made the difficult decision not to launch the USDC APY program," Coinbase's blog post said. USDC is a stablecoin that is pegged to the U.S. dollar and can be redeemed for $1 on a one-to-one basis.
OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say they've made a significant fentanyl seizure in a five-month drug probe. Durham regional police say they began the investigation after a serious increase in opioid-related deaths in the community. Police say they focused on finding fentanyl dealers in areas affected by the opioid crisis. The investigation — dubbed Project Econoline — led to the arrests of 44 people who face nearly 300 charges collectively. Police say they seized 5.8 kilograms of the deadl
(Reuters) -Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the second sizable acquisition in a year in the heart of the U.S. shale industry, as American and European producers diverge in whether to focus on hydrocarbons going forward. Like all of the world's largest oil companies, Shell is under pressure from investors to reduce fossil-fuel investments to help reduce global carbon emissions and fight climate change.
Mattawa’s pigeon feeders have been warned—the free lunches stop now. Council recently approved a bylaw prohibiting the feeding of pigeons, a ban that encompasses the entire municipality. Cracked corn, seeds, cereal grains, wheat, and barley make delectable dishes for pigeons, and many people enjoy indulging this aviary desire to while away some time, or to make the birds’ lives a little easier. But for Mattawa residents the practice is no longer accepted. And those who continue distributing the
A veteran Houston police officer was killed Monday morning while serving a felony warrant. Another officer was also shot and is reported in stable condition. The man sought on the warrant also died. (Sept. 20)
With just over a week to go before Ontario residents are mandated to show proof-of-vaccination documents at bars, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, and other “high-risk” indoor settings, the province has released guidelines for business owners to follow. Beginning Sept. 22, patrons will need to show proof of full vaccination and a piece of ID to enter settings that include restaurants, theatres and gyms. This means patrons will need to carry with them either a printed or digital PDF copy o
Bonfield Mayor Randy McLaren explained to his fellow councillors that “Cassellholme again is in the news for their construction project, which has caused a lot of media attention.” The upgrading and expansion of the long-term care home is slated to cost just north of $121 million dollars, an expense shared among the partnering municipalities who co-own the building. Some have issues with this cost, such as Papineau-Cameron’s Mayor Robert Corriveau who feels their municipal portion of the debt—$2
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada on Monday, declaring he would oppose government mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. The one-time Nevada Secretary of State and U.S. Senator has historically positioned himself as a moderate and drawn attention for high-profile clashes with former President Donald Trump. His Monday remarks — including those in support of voter ID laws and a ne
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
Financial markets around the world had their worst day in weeks on Monday, as worries about embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande had investors worried about what the fallout might be. The Toronto Stock Exchange was off by about 500 points, or about 2.5 per cent, nearing midday, while in New York the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 800 points for a similar percentage point drop. The main catalyst for the gloom was Chinese property firm Evergrande, a real estate developer that appe
A new pedestrian and bicycle path has received $213,633 in provincial funding to be constructed between Skidegate First Nation and the Village of Queen Charlotte, joining the two communities along a 12.5 km stretch of Highway 16. “We’re working to safely connect more communities here in the North through new active transportation infrastructure… giving people better access to cleaner and more efficient ways of getting around,” Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast, said. In the cost-sharing agreeme
It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly hall on Monday to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality. “Every choice we make is the beginning of
The amount of garbage washing up on the shores of McNabs Island in Halifax harbour is increasing, even after 30 years of cleanups. "It's getting worse. There's more and more ocean debris," Cathy McCarthy, the president of the Friends of McNabs Island Society, told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon on Monday. "It has not really decreased, even though there's more awareness about ocean pollution and ocean plastics." McCarthy has been organizing annual cleanups of McNabs Island, which is only accessible by
Health PEI has issued a new COVID-19 public exposure notification for a ceilidh last week. Anyone who attended the ceilidh at Stanley Bridge Hall on Sept. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. who is not fully vaccinated is asked to visit a drop-in testing clinic to get tested for COVID-19. Both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals should monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of the event, and get get re-tested should any symptoms develop. Potential COVID-19 exposure sites A ceilidh is a traditional
Many Canadians were already disgruntled about the snap federal election being called during a pandemic, but long lines at the polls haven't eased the frustrations. Some took to Twitter to express their annoyance, while others were grateful to have the opportunity to vote to begin with.
Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston doesn't believe in the pandemic, doesn't believe in masking and doesn't care how many people gather in a small indoor space, but he won't start serving his sentence for another five weeks because Alberta's surge in COVID-19 cases is making the jails unsafe. Alberta's unrelenting fourth wave of COVID-19 is "pounding the snot out of Albertans," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam Germain after proposing Johnston's contempt sentence be delayed by fiv