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A Vancouver street preacher has been sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge on Friday, after he pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. Dorre Love was charged in October last year following a physical altercation that took place on Aug. 22, 2020 in Vancouver's West End. Love and another man were preaching with a loudspeaker outside the Starbucks on Davie Street and Thurlow Street, when Justin Morissette, who lived nearby, approached the preacher and told him he was causing a nuisan
MONTREAL — Quebec reported 821 new COVID-19 cases and three further deaths in its latest data on Saturday, as authorities expanded plans to use rapid tests in elementary schools to more regions of the province. Health officials said hospitalizations increased by two to 264, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped by six to 89. The province said about 80 per cent of new infections involve people who were not adequately vaccinated. Quebec administered 19,662 vaccine doses on Friday
Elections Canada has changed a number of polling stations in Yellowknife because of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Several stations were supposed to take place at schools which were closed last week because of the rising case numbers, while one was intended for the Quality Inn and Suites — which has become the site of an isolation centre. The following image, posted to the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 website Friday, shows a full list of changes that have been made: Dr. Kami Kandola, the
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto carried their ice dancing success from the spring into this week's Autumn Classic, opening the international season with a victory in Pierrefonds, Que. The 2021 world championship bronze medallists amassed 208.97 points to defeat Spain's Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz (191.31) and Americans Caroline Green and Michael Parsons (188.43). "We're very pleased with the way both programs went," Poirier told reporters. "We didn't try to force things or have that pe
A boil water advisory put in place at Tignish, P.E.I., on Sept. 3, has been lifted. The water is now safe for consumption, according to a statement from the town on Saturday. A malfunction in the town's water system led to the advisory. About 200 homes were affected.
The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is colouring some heated political debate in the final stretch of the federal election campaign. Justin Trudeau is touting the importance of getting vaccinated, while the NDP's Jagmeet Singh is criticizing the Liberal leader for failing to push harder for paid sick leave and proof-of-vaccination certificates.
VICTORIA — Green Party Leader Annamie Paul broke with her tradition throughout the federal election campaign and traveled to British Columbia today, marking her first visit to the only region in the country where her party held seats before Parliament was dissolved. Paul's trip to Vancouver Island was a departure from her approach throughout the campaign, which has seen her concentrate her efforts almost exclusively on the Toronto riding she hopes to win away from the Liberals. Paul's visit was
KITCHENER, Ont. — Police in Waterloo, Ont., have charged a man in the death of his one-year-old child. Local police say they were called to a home for reports of a disturbance at about 9 a.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, they found the child deceased. They say the 31-year-old father was arrested at the scene. He's been charged with one count of first-degree murder. Police are continuing their investigation, but say they aren't looking for any more suspects. This report by The Canadian Press w
The Wall Street Journal, citing a review of internal company documents that included research reports, online employee discussions and drafts of presentations to senior management, said that although Facebook researchers have identified "the platform's ill effects," the company failed to fix them. The Wall Street Journal articles say that Facebook exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules, played down the negative effects on young users of its Instagram app, made changes to its algorithm that made the platform "angrier," and had a weak response to alarms raised by employees over how the platform is used in developing countries by human traffickers. Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, writing in a blog post https://about.fb.com/news/2021/09/what-the-wall-street-journal-got-wrong, said the Wall Street Journal's stories "contained deliberate mischaracterizations of what we are trying to do, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees."
GUELPH, Ont. — Police are investigating reports that several students at the University of Guelph may have had their drinks spiked with an unknown substance. Police in Guelph, Ont., say the university passed the information on to them. They say two complaints are related to a recent house party in the city's south end, and two are related to a small on-campus gathering last month. Police say no assaults or physical injuries have been reported. The news comes a day after students walked out of cl
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal police agency's staffing. Instead of conducting patrols and uncovering smuggling activity, its agents spend about 40% of their time caring for people already in custody and administrative tasks that are unrelate
When life gave Huda Mukbil systemic racism, she decided to make political change. After nearly two decades in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the former senior intelligence officer and NDP candidate for Ottawa South crossed the public sector floor to run in the Sept. 20 federal election after nearly two decades in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
The province is reporting one additional death from COVID-19 and 499 new cases of the illness on Saturday. There are now 228 people in hospital with the illness — the highest that number has been since Feb. 3, when there were 229 hospitalizations, according to the province's online COVID-19 dashboard. Among the 228 people now in hospital, 172 are not fully vaccinated, the province says. There are 51 people in intensive care with COVID-19. That's just shy of this year's peak for COVID-19 patients
AMHERST, N.S. — The obituary of a Nova Scotia family who died in a fire in a travel trailer a week ago is providing further details about the mother, father and four young children. The information published by a funeral home in Amherst, N.S., says funeral arrangements are underway for Robert Jorge (R.J.) Sears, 30; Michelle Elaine Robertson, 28, and their children -- 11-year-old Madison Anne-Marie Sears, eight-year-old Robert (Ryder) Sears, four-year-old Jaxson Robertson and three-year-old Coll
A theatre group in Regina set out to bring some colour and joy to long-term care residents in the city by taking performances to them this week — from a safe distance. Sum Theatre visited three long-term care facilities in the Queen City, staging Through the Window, a 15-minute circus-like show performed in courtyards, parking lots and streets outside of care homes. "It was wonderful and so nice to see," said Lana Seip, the recreation co-ordinator at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, where the t
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor, said the diagnosis had no impact on his work or Army Reserve duties. The Iraq War veteran said he suffered no side effects from treatment and that his health is now “phenomenal.” “Over the last nine months, I have achieved complete
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protesters angry at the Tunisian president’s seizure of broad powers faced off with his supporters Saturday in competing demonstrations in the North African nation's capital of Tunis. It was the first time that President Kais Saied’s critics demonstrated against his actions since he suspended parliament, fired the prime minister and assumed full executive powers on July 25. Saied said the measures were necessary to save the country amid tensions over Tunisia’s economic and
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel Regional Police say a man is dead and two others were in hospital after a Friday night shooting at a large gathering in Mississauga, Ont. Police say officers were called around 8:00 p.m. to a location on Hull Street, near Airport Road. They say three men with serious injuries were rushed to hospital and that one of them -- a 21-year-old -- later died. Police say one of the men suffered injuries related to the disturbance that were not gunshot wounds. Police say the suspe
With mushroom-picking season upon us, experts are offering tips on how to forage safely and sustainably. Mushroom-picking has been a great pandemic activity for many, says Dylan Eyers, owner of EatWild, a Vancouver-based company that offers workshops on hunting, butchering, wild meat and fish preparation, and mushroom foraging. "People are discovering adventures close to home and trying to find a way to connect with nature, and mushroom-hunting is one of those things." Eyers noted that mid-Augus
Residents who bully or coerce businesses that enforce the vaccine card mandate will be arrested, said Nelson Police Department Chief Donovan Fisher. In a statement, the NPD said that in cases of planned protests and disruptions against businesses that are required to inspect vaccine cards, police will support the businesses. They also said that those participating in 'order and not pick up' takeout will be investigated and charged with fraud. This involves ordering food over the phone and not sh