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In one of Carrie Shogan's treasured videos, she can be seen cheering on one of her rescued pigs as it rolls in mud for the first time. The star of that clip, called Strawberry, had rarely been outside before he arrived at the Little Oink Bank Sanctuary in Oliver, B.C., three years ago, Shogan recalls. He had previously lived in a townhouse, kept there illegally as a pet by his owners. Another of the rescued pigs at Shogan's sanctuary was kept in a condo in Vancouver. Like other people who buy pi
Some people planning to vote on Election Day won't be able to cast their ballots if they're isolating. With advance polls now closed and the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots passed, Elections Canada says there's no recourse for voters who get exposed to COVID-19 this week. Anyone who is isolating will not be welcome at polling stations. "If somebody is in isolation, then they're in isolation for safety reasons and they need to remain (there)," said Leanne Tait, Election Canada's returning o
The judge investigating last year's Beirut port blast issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former public works minister Youssef Finianos after he failed to show up for questioning, the state National News Agency reported. Finianos, a Hezbollah ally sanctioned by the United States for his links to the group that it considers a terrorist organisation, could not immediately be reached for comment. The arrest warrant is the first for an ex-minister arising from the investigation.
Lucas Fertuck says he remembers his dad Greg threatening his mom Sheree before the couple separated. "He said that he would shoot her between the eyes," Lucas said, testifying Wednesday at Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench, where his dad Greg Fertuck is on trial. Greg is accused of killing his estranged wife Sheree Fertuck, Lucas's mom, on Dec. 7, 2015 — the last day she was seen alive. The 51-year-old woman's body has never been found. Greg has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. The la
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Stephen Bernard's car is a rolling reminder of the recent discoveries of what is believed to be thousands of unmarked graves of Indigenous children on the land of former residential schools across the country. "I just wanted to do it to let people know what happened, you know, things are getting pretty quiet now. Nobody is talking about it," said Bernard. Bernard didn't want the conversation to stop about residential schools and the possible unma
Saskatchewan's plan to tap private health-care resources amid the fourth wave of COVID-19 — paired with the absence of additional measures to stem the tide of infected patients filling hospitals — is drawing criticism. "I think the government has clearly lost the plot here," said Steven Lewis, a health policy consultant formerly based in Saskatchewan. "It has pretty much declared that it will not do what more successful jurisdictions do to contain the pandemic." The province's vaccination rate w
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Voluntary euthanasia became legal in a fifth Australian state on Thursday, more than 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law for the terminally ill. Queensland’s Parliament passed the law with 61 of the state’s 93 lawmakers voting in favor. New South Wales, the nation’s most populous state, is now the only state that doesn’t allow assisted suicide. The Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory do not have the same rights as sta
People experiencing homelessness who've been living in Dartmouth, N.S., hotel rooms booked by the municipality say they were unexpectedly told to move out Wednesday, leaving outreach workers scrambling to find other options. Malcolm Kay had been staying at the Comfort Inn on Windmill Road in Dartmouth for the past week and thought his situation was "solid" until he could find his own place. But on Tuesday, Kay said hotel staff told him and a few others they had to leave the next day. "It's like,
Wu Lei says his small construction company in central China has accepted commercial paper from property developer Evergrande as payment for two years but with that paper's value now in doubt, his firm is on the verge of collapse. China Evergrande Group, saddled with more than $300 billion in total liabilities equivalent to 2% of China's GDP, is in the throes of a liquidity crisis that has it scrambling to raise funds to pay its many lenders and suppliers. Wu, 35, was one of around a hundred protesters who descended on the headquarters of the country's No. 2 real estate developer in Shenzhen this week desperately seeking assurances of payment.
An early-morning kidnapping of a Hamilton man during a violent home invasion left one of his sons dead and another son shot before the 63-year-old was later found in serious condition, police say. Faqir Ali was found on Beach Boulevard near the Burlington Lift Bridge around 9 a.m. ET Thursday with serious, life-threatening injuries, Hamilton police spokesperson Const. Indy Bharaj said. Ali was "taken forcefully" from his home near Glancaster Road and Dickenson Road in Mount Hope around 3 a.m., s
Saskatchewan should look to Manitoba for how to blunt the fourth wave of COVID-19 and increase vaccinations, says a Regina infectious disease physician as Saskatchewan officials prepared to update the province on the COVID-19 situation. The update from Premier Scott Moe and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab at 2 p.m. CT Thursday also comes less than 24 hours after Alberta announced widespread health policies to deal with surging COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations. But Dr.
Five of the six candidates in the riding of Sydney-Victoria agree that health care is one of the biggest concerns for voters in next week's federal election. Asked during a debate in Sydney on Wednesday to name the three most pressing issues, most also said housing and the economy are important, but there were differences when it came to other priorities. The incumbent, Liberal Jaime Battiste, said in addition to health care, the federal government's COVID-19 pandemic response and the environmen
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BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Thursday they had detained four people — one of them a 16-year-old — who were allegedly planning to attack a synagogue in the western city of Hagen with explosives. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after a deadly attack in another German city on the Yom Kippur holiday. “One of the four people was a teenager living in Hagen,” police spokeswoman Tanja Pfeffer in nearby Dortmund told The Associated Press.
Saskatchewan has begun publishing data on the COVID-19 cases among those too young to get vaccinated, after refusing to do so as recently as last week. It's only a snapshot, showing the numbers for Tuesday and Wednesday this week, but does include eye-opening figures. A fifth of the new cases (205 of 981) reported on Tuesday and Wednesday were among children 0 to 11. At least one expert is happy to see the data being released. Joseph Blondeau is a clinical biologist at the University of Saskatch
Calgary's mayor says the city will explore measures it can take to protect residents from the flood of COVID-19 cases overwhelming the province's health-care system. Mayor Naheed Nenshi made the comments just hours after Premier Jason Kenney announced the province was days away from running out of ICU staff to treat patients. The number of patients in intensive care units was at an all-time high, and Alberta was asking other provinces for health-care workers or ICU staff. As well, doctors were b
A man has died following a fatal collision in Markham late Wednesday night. York Regional Police were called to at the scene of a crash at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of McCowan Road and 16th Avenue where a minivan and a motorcycle were involved in a collision. Officers attempted live-saving measures but the rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The other driver remained at the scene. Roads in the area were shut down for several hours to inv
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would rather “die first” before facing an international tribunal, his spokesman said Thursday, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of crimes against humanity during his bloody war on drugs. Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque, said the president was unfazed when he’d informed him late Wednesday of the court’s decision. “The president didn’t have any reaction, because from the get go
Some people in the Northwest Territories with compromised immune systems will be able to get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine starting this month. That's according to Scott Robertson, executive co-lead of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority, who gave an update to CBC this morning. The N.W.T.'s chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kandola, and Robertson took live questions on The Trailbreaker. "For people with moderate to severe immune compromise — that's what the
For Lisa, the toughest part of living in a Toronto shelter while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer during the pandemic wasn't the noise or lack of privacy or worry she'd get sick with COVID-19. It was the fear she'd never find a home. Three years ago, Lisa said she lost her apartment and was left with no other choice than to live in a shelter with up to 100 others — the city's temporary housing solution for the thousands of people experiencing homelessness at any given time. Health problems and