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Twelve delegates are on the roster to voice their thoughts Wednesday on a proposed proof of vaccination system in Regina, among other COVID-19 restriction-related topics. The residents will speak before Regina city council at their Wednesday meeting at Regina City Hall. A COVID-19 update will be presented during the meeting. City Manager Chris Holden's report on the delay in the city's proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement for city facilities will be discussed during the meeting. The meeting
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urged Russians on Wednesday to vote for the Communist Party at a parliamentary election this week, part of a tactical voting campaign meant to hurt the ruling United Russia party. Navalny's "smart voting" campaign is designed to consolidate the votes of those who oppose United Russia, which currently holds three-quarters of the seats in the lower house of parliament and dominates Russian political life. The initiative is one of the few remaining levers for Navalny, who is serving two-and-a-half years in prison for alleged parole violations, which he says are trumped up.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's annual inflation rate accelerated to an 18-year-high in August, driven by broad upward price pressures, data showed on Wednesday, just days before a hotly contested federal election that could see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals ousted. The rate rose to 4.1% in August, its fastest clip since March 2003, Statistics Canada said, beating analyst estimates and prompting Trudeau's main rival to pounce over the rising cost of living. "The numbers released today make it clear that under Justin Trudeau, Canadians are experiencing an affordability crisis," said Erin O'Toole, leader of the main opposition Conservatives, in a statement.
PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes. No casualties have been reported, but new heavy rainfall threatened the area Wednesday. Local authorities said the rains caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure across towns and villages between Nimes and Montpellier. A man who had been believed swept down the Rhony River was found safe after he had taken refuge nearby,
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday. The state’s Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told The Associated Press that most cases were caused by dengue, a seasonal viral infection spread by mosquitoes, followed by leptospirosis, scrub typhus, and malaria. Leptospirosis and scrub typhus are bacterial infections, while malaria is
Sequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California’s Sierra Nevada. (Sept. 15)
Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and gowns, staging a demonstration in support of the country's new Taliban rulers at Kabul University. Other Afghan women overseas have posted similar pictures, striking a chord in Kabul. "At least they are able to tell the world that we, the women of Afghanistan, do not support the Taliban," said Fatima, a 22-year-old in the Afghan capital.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday, changing the stakes of the contest from a referendum on his own performance and into a partisan fight over Trumpism and the coronavirus. Five takeaways from Newsom's victory: COVID PRECAUTIONS CAN HELP DEMOCRATS Republicans intended the recall to be a referendum on Democrats' rule of California, and the homelessness, crime, high housing costs and energy problems that accompanied it. But in a bit of politic
Canada's housing market continued to show signs of a slow cool-down in August, as the number of sales ticked lower even as selling prices still headed higher compared to where they were a year ago. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday that 48,379 homes changed hands in August, down 0.5 per cent from July — and down by about 14 per cent compared to the number of sales clocked this time last year. About half of all markets are seeing more houses change hands, while the other half ar
With the federal election coming up, Cambridge Times and Metroland Media decided to look at the issues dominating the campaign. Here's a local look at climate change, and what the federal candidates are promising. CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is an issue expected to be at the forefront of the election, and it is predicted to have specific impacts on the Waterloo Region. The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo predicts that the average annual temperature in W
Attendees at the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival were happily singing the blues on Sept. 10-12, as a modified and safe version of the festival returned to Kincardine. It was a weekend chock full of entertainment and activities for visitors. On Friday and Saturday evening, a ticketed event on the main stage featured a lineup of some of the most renowned artists in the blues industry. Saturday during the day, at the BIA Street Festival, live music was performed in four downtown venues at n
Premier Jason Kenney promised Albertans the "best summer ever." The pandemic was ending, and the province was reopening "for good." The Alberta premier's optimistic prediction was first voiced in the spring. But as the summer wound down, Kenney — who faced harsh criticism for vacationing as COVID-19 cases surged — returned from holidays to plead with unvaccinated Albertans to get their jabs. The United Conservative Party premier even dangled a $100 incentive for unvaccinated Albertans to get pro
Germany's conservatives, trailing in polls less than two weeks before a national election, launched a stinging attack on Wednesday on the European Central Bank's loose monetary policy. Friedrich Merz, the expert for fiscal and economic policies in the team of conservative top candidate Armin Laschet, said that, in contrast to central banks in Japan and the United States, the ECB was still not normalising its monetary policy. "This is having a significant impact on savings and pensions," Merz told a news conference in the southern city of Stuttgart, standing next to Laschet.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as rising crude prices boosted energy shares and a swath of positive U.S. data suggested inflation has crested and the economic recovery remains robust, boosting investor sentiment. All three major U.S. stock indexes gathered strength as the session progressed, with economically sensitive cyclicals, smallcaps and transportation stocks leading the charge. While value stocks initially held the advantage, the risk-on sentiment gained momentum through the afternoon, broadening to include growth stocks.
LONDON (Reuters) -London's High Court said on Wednesday it would take steps if necessary to serve papers on Britain's Prince Andrew in a U.S. lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her two decades ago. The prince, Queen Elizabeth's second son, is accused by Virginia Giuffre of assaulting her when she was 17, at a time she says she was being abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, 61, who is officially known as the Duke of York, has rejected the accusations and his lawyers have described the case as baseless.
(ANNews) – Edmonton-Griesbach federal NDP candidate Blake Desjarlais says his Metis heritage and understanding of systemic racism had a major impact on his political journey. “Canadians take for granted the tremendous wealth, privileges and rights that we have in Canada, but the reality is not everyone enjoys them,” Desjarlais told the Alberta Native News. “That’s what began my journey in politics — understanding why some people had them and some people didn’t, why the towns and cities had clean
Photographer Eleanor Nidea Villena, owner of Elles Photography CA, is September’s guest artist at the Victoria Park Gallery. A mother to three boys, she and her husband came to Canada in 2003 from the Philippines, finally settling in Kincardine in 2009. She is an RMLT (registered medical laboratory technologist) at South Bruce Grey Health Centre. Besides being a busy mom, she volunteers on the Canada Day committee at Kincardine Tourism, hopes to soon be a member of the Kincardine Lions Club and
JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. The Taiwanese military exercise envisioned a Chinese attack taking out the island's main airfields, necessitating the use of rural roads as runways to carry on the fight. War is not imminent, but as China has grown increasingly assertive in both the East China and South China Seas, Taiwan is stepping up its defens
This November event will feature the longest partial lunar eclipse in more than 580 years!
SHERBROOKE – The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s held a special council meeting to hear a presentation from Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) CEO Laura Emery and Innovation Project Manager Dana Thomas on Sept. 8. Since April, the municipality and ECRL have been at loggerheads around reduced hours of service at the library, related to a newly-adopted funding formula which was, Emery said, handed down from the province in 2020. Emery gave a 30-minute presentation on ECRL’s fundin