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Ottawa reported 60 more cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Hospitalizations are stable, outbreaks increase. Quebec reported 21 more cases in the Outaouais. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 60 more COVID-19 cases Thursday and no deaths. It's up to 433 known active cases. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more infectious delta variant that's behind the fourth pandemic wave. Numbers to watch 14: As
BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake destroyed houses, killed at least three people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province. Rescue work was underway following the magnitude 6.0 earthquake. It struck at 4:33 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) in Luxian, a county in the city of Luzhou, the official Xinhua News Agency said. State broadcaster CCTV said 88 people were injured, three seriously, and that 35 houses had collapsed. The epicenter was about 200 kilometers (120 mil
GENEVA (AP) — After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the annual Davos conference will host the high-profile gathering of elites in the Swiss Alps in-person again in January. The World Economic Forum said Thursday that its next annual meeting will take place from Jan. 17-22 in the resort village of Davos in eastern Switzerland. A virtual version was held in January this year after repeated attempts to reschedule an in-person event were thwarted by health concerns a
Two lawsuits are alleging that a Wendy's fast-food restaurant in Sydney, N.S., was negligent in failing to protect female employees from repeated sexual assaults by a supervisor. One of the lawsuits was filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court against T-Roy Enterprises Ltd., the owner of the Wendy's location, back in March. A second is expected to be filed later Thursday. Halifax-based Valent Legal, the law firm behind the lawsuits, said the restaurant took no steps to investigate or address the repor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and other multilateral-organization leaders on Thursday urged countries with high COVID-19 vaccination rates to boost efforts to send doses to low- and middle-income countries. Georgieva and the heads of the World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization expressed concern in a joint statement that it would not be possible to vaccinate at least 40% of the population in all countries by the end of 2021 without urgent action. Wide disparities in vaccination rates in advanced economies and developing countries will be a key issue raised during a virtual global summit that the United States is organizing on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
P.E.I. reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, nine of which are related to the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary. The province's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison had originally said at a briefing at 1 p.m. that three of the cases linked to the West Royalty outbreak are children under 10 and four are between the ages of 10 and 19. Three new cases were announced in statements later on Thursday; two are connected to the West Royalty outbreak and involve children between the a
Hours after media reports revealed a disgraced former Toronto-area public school teacher was the principal of a local private school, his name and any ties to him have been scrubbed from the school's website. On Wednesday, CBC News and Toronto Star investigations revealed 57-year-old Antonio Ross was running Convoy International Secondary Academy, a private school with classrooms in Markham and a nine-hectare boarding school campus near Barrie. As those investigations revealed, Ross was charged
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has canceled a contract with France for conventional submarines and instead will build nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. technology because of changing strategic conditions in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a new U.S. security alliance with Australia and Britain that will help equip Australia with a nuclear submarine fleet. The agreement would make Australia the first country without nuc
MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected more than 4,200 temblors in what scientists are calling an “earthquake swarm” around La Palma island since last Saturday. An earthquake swarm is a cluster of quakes in one area during a short period and can indicate an approaching erupti
VANCOUVER — A man has been shot and killed in what Vancouver police say was a targeted attack. It happened at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parkade of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel on Vancouver's inner harbour. Const. Tania Visintin says the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Amandeep Manj. She says officers were also called to a vehicle fire in east Vancouver early Thursday and are trying to determine if there is any connection between that arson and the murder. A statement from Vis
MONTREAL — A question at the English-language federal leaders' debate last week has become a major issue in Quebec, boosting the Bloc Québécois in the polls and drawing criticism from Quebec politicians, federal party leaders and the province’s media. For people who follow Quebec politics, the widespread negative response to the question, which described two Quebec laws as discriminatory, wasn't a surprise. They say it comes at a time when many Quebecers are particularly sensitive to the idea th
Last week, the Town of Coaldale held its regular council meeting. During the council meeting, all councillors had discussed what to do based on the statutory holiday for truth and reconciliation based on the federal government placing it on Sept. 30. The Act had been created as a new federal statutory holiday, the National day for Truth and Reconciliation, which will be observed on September 30 of each calendar year beginning September 30, 2021. On June 3, Bill C-5 — an act to amend the Bills of
MONTREAL (Reuters) -Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday's election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau's center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin O'Toole and set to fail in their bid to win a parliamentary majority. Trudeau, 49, noted that O'Toole, 48, had praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's decision earlier this year to quickly lift public health restrictions in the Western Canadian province.
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TORONTO — The fate of many of this year's Canadian Emmy nominees has already been decided going into Sunday's big show on CTV and CBS but there are still plenty of reasons to wave the Maple Leaf. The Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles last weekend handed out awards in most of the categories in which Canucks were nominated, with filmmaker James Cameron among the early winners. Here are five things to know about homegrown talent at the 73rd Emmy Awards: THE SETTING: Sunday's show was originally se
Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care will be raising money through the Healing Cycle Foundation to hire a registered massage therapist for palliative care patients, a first for the end-of-life care program and long-term care homes in NOTL, executive director Bonnie Bagnulo says. And a group of local health care practitioners along with Lord Mayor Betty Disero and MPP Wayne Gates will be riding on the Pedal Pub to raise money for the organization. On Sept. 25, the group will leave the Pedal Pub’s
County of Stettler council was angry about a social media attack on their chief administrative officer (CAO) and reaffirmed their support for her at the regular meeting of council Sept. 8. At the beginning of the regular meeting Coun. Wayne Nixon, when asked by Reeve Larry Clarke if there were any additions to the meeting agenda, stated he wanted to discuss the topic of harassment of county staff. Councillors agreed to discuss the subject. Nixon stated he was concerned about staff, including the
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Austria’s minister for the European Union on Thursday accused Turkey of using migrant flows as a means to pressure the 27-member bloc for its own purposes and warned that the EU won’t be “blackmailed” by any country. Karoline Edtstadler said countries on the EU’s external borders like Cyprus won’t be left alone to fend for themselves amid an influx of new migrants. “Turkey, which uses migration and migrants as a tool to pressure the European Union, we will not accept that,
WASHINGTON — The federal government insists a new intelligence deal between three key allies won't diminish Canada's ability to defend its own interests in the Indo-Pacific region. The White House is billing the so-called AUKUS agreement with the United Kingdom and Australia as a game-changing security partnership. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the agreement will have no impact on the Five Eyes partnership, which comprises the three AUKUS players, plus Canada and New Zealand. Trudeau says t
Conservation officers in northeast B.C. have seized seven stone sheep in the Fort Nelson region so far this season after failing compulsory inspection. Conservation Officer Jeff Clancy has been in the Northern Rockies for more than two years now, and says the rams were brought to him in August. "The majority of them were because they didn't meet the legal definitions of full curl, that was by annuli or the actual age. Some of them did meet age, but had other issues, like failing to remove edible