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After more than two decades without clean drinking water, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on the Ontario-Manitoba border is celebrating the opening of a water treatment facility and the end of water advisories for the community. Despite drawing water from the same source as the City of Winnipeg, Shoal Lake 40 has never had a centralized water treatment facility. Construction of the new $33-million water treatment facility and system started in 2019. Now all the homes in the community are hooked up to
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 49 active reported infections across the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are now 19 cases associated with a cluster in the northern Newfoundland town of Roddickton, where just 60 per cent of eligible residents have received a first dose of vaccine. She says a cluster identified in the eastern region of the province has been linked to large indoor gatherings wher
The Carcross/Tagish First Nations have turned their community into a world-class mountain bike destination. The Weather Network's Mia Gordon spoke with 'Single Track to Success' about creating jobs, all the while respecting the land around them.
FREDERICTON — Jenica Atwin says she takes a deep breath before knocking on doors in Fredericton. Atwin won the riding for the Greens in 2019, becoming one of three MPs for the party — and the only representative east of British Columbia. But she defected to the Liberals in June, leaving both parties anxious to claim the seat this time. "I feel I will have the voice for Fredericton," Atwin said in a recent interview, adding that she's faced a few tough questions from voters about her decision to
TORONTO — Kristen Stewart says she doesn't presume to possess special insight into the reality of the late Princess of Wales after portraying her in the surreal royal drama "Spencer." Rather, Stewart says she sees the role of Diana as part of a body of art that seeks to bring people closer to the larger-than-life figure. Billed as "a fable from a true tragedy," "Spencer" conjures the private turmoil of the so-called "People's Princess" as she endures a tense Christmas holiday with the Royal Fami
It's the one time of year where all local politicians in B.C. gather together — but for the second year in a row, it's happening virtually. The annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention is taking place this week, allowing mayors and councillors to lobby the provincial government and trade best practices on local government. Like last year, it takes place with an election campaign underway — federal this year, instead of provincial — and continued uncertainty during a pandemic, but or
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops must minister with “compassion and tenderness,” not condemnation, to politicians who support abortion rights and warned that clerics shouldn’t let politics enter into questions about receiving Communion. Francis was asked en route home from Slovakia about the debate in the U.S. church about whether President Joe Biden and other politicians should be denied Communion because of their stances on abortion. U.S. bishops
The gorillas will be vaccinated against COVID with a veterinary vaccine.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican attorney who worked in former President Donald Trump’s administration and falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen in Wisconsin appears to have been hired to help with the taxpayer-funded investigation into how the election was run. Andrew Kloster was listed as the author of a letter signed by lead investigator Michael Gableman, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, sent in an email to county election clerks this week. Gableman has a budget of nearly $68
Tammy Faye Bakker wore a lot of makeup. It was armor — a way for a person who didn’t consider herself beautiful to simply exist in the world. So it's a particularly a cruel irony that the mascara was also the thing that made her a target and a joke long before she and her ex-husband were brought down by brazen theft and misuse of ministry funds. Women have never been afforded the luxury of simply existing in the world, especially when they dare to live in public as Tammy did. Who cares what she
A former baseball and hockey coach in the West Island is accused of sexually assaulting one of his players, and Montreal police say there could be more victims. Robert Litvack, 41, appeared in court last month and was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and inciting sexual touching. The 41-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a player to whom he had been giving private lessons. Litvack worked as a coach and an administrator for the Lac-Saint-Louis baseball league from 2008 up u
TORONTO — The City of Toronto and its health partners are launching a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Mayor John Tory says the so-called "Days of Vaxtion" will start on Thursday. Tory says the campaign is part of the city's plan to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. The clinic locations were selected in an effort to bring vaccines to residents in areas that have low vaccination coverage. The city says they were also chosen to facilitate ea
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick needs a minister for children and youth, according to a report by the province's youth advocate, which was prompted by the death of a teenager who killed herself after failing to receive mental health care. Norm Bossé, the province's child and youth advocate, said the memory of 16-year-old Lexi Daken, who took her life in February less than a week after seeking help at a Fredericton hospital, gave power to his report. He said the document, which was released Wednesday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind the top U.S. military officer, Mark Milley, a day after a new book said he went around civilian leaders to place secret calls to his Chinese counterpart over concerns about then-President Donald Trump. Milley's office pushed back against the report in the book, saying the calls he made as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff were coordinated within the Pentagon and across the U.S. government. According to excerpts of the book, Milley secretly called General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army twice in the final months of the Trump administration to say the U.S. government was stable.
Hollywood icons Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are back together for The Good House, the film adaption of Ann Leary’s novel of the same name, with iconic writing-directing couple Maya Forbes (Infinitely Polar Bear, The Polka King) and Wallace Wolodarsky (The Simpson) at the helm, part of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Serbia kicked off Unity Day with a display of military power and calls for all Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag.View on euronews
Nearly three weeks after the disappearance of a Langley, B.C. woman, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in to assist. In a statement, IHIT investigators say they are conducting a search of 40-year-old Naomi Onotera's residence. "As part of our initial search, IHIT is looking at Naomi Onotera's residence as a starting place. I would caution that the presence of officers, security and crime scene tape is not an indication of criminality of anyone living in the reside
South Carolina officials who have been sued over a law banning school districts from issuing face mask mandates say that they should be removed from pending litigation. That's the argument made in recent court filings from Gov. Henry McMaster, Attorney General Alan Wilson and others being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of disability rights groups and parents of South Carolina children with disabilities. The plaintiffs are challenging a budget measure passed this summer tha
Halifax's fire inspection program is inadequate and not being effectively managed, resulting in some building inspections falling years behind schedule, the municipality's auditor general has found in a new audit. Evangeline Colman-Sadd made 14 recommendations in her 32-page report presented Wednesday to Halifax regional councillors, including creating detailed timelines for inspections and better training for inspection staff. "Halifax Fire is not effectively overseeing and managing important a
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia kicked off a new national holiday on Wednesday with a display of military power and calls for all ethnic Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag, triggering unease among its neighbors decades after similar calls led to the bloody wars of the 1990s. Serbs were told to display thousands of red, blue and white national flags wherever they live in the region or the world to mark “The Day of Serb Unity, Freedom and the National Flag.” Opening the full day of celebr