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Montreal police say two people were stabbed in the city's downtown core this morning, resulting in the death of a 23-year-old man. Police say 911 calls came in this morning for a stabbing on Sherbrooke Street, near Mansfield Street, at about 1:45 a.m. Two victims, men aged 20 and 23, were found at the scene with stab wounds. Montreal police confirmed the death of the 23-year-old man, the city's 21st homicide of 2021. The other victim suffered less serious injuries and is expected to survive. Pol
Businesses across British Columbia are struggling to hire and retain staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and one shop owner has made a generous gesture to reward, and retain, employees. Jean-Marc Pesant and his son took over the Huckleberry Mountain Market in the West Kootenay community of Christina Lake in June just before the population in the vacation hot-spot of about 1,000 full-time residents exploded to welcome thousands of regular summer visitors. The market is the only grocery sto
The Village of Morrin council approved extra funding for certain water infrastructure projects as costs unexpectedly grew. The decision was made at the Sept. 15 regular meeting of council. Village Official Administrator (OA) Harold Johnsrude read a financial update regarding capital projects. Johnsrude stated there were two parts to the report. The first was the water plant’s pump project which he reported was over budget plus the truck fill upgrade, which also went over budget. The total extra
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
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations on Friday from a Texas border town that has been overwhelmed by an influx of Haitian and other migrants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday. Such transfers will continue "in order to ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy," DHS said in a statement. While some migrants seeking jobs and safety have been making their way to the United States for weeks or months, it is only in recent days that the number converging on Del Rio, Texas, has drawn widespread attention, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for the Biden administration.
Ontario's police watchdog has cleared a Toronto police officer in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man who seriously wounded another officer in a stabbing earlier this year. Joseph Martino, director of the Special Investigations Unit, said in a report on the case on Saturday that the use of lethal force in this case was justified and the agency believes there are no grounds for proceeding with charges against the officer who fatally shot the man. According to the report, the incident began on
MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled a juror doesn't need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Montreal fraud trial. Justice Mario Longpré wrote in ruling released Friday that full immunization wasn't necessary and cited privacy concerns and jury representativeness in his ruling. The accused in the trial had brought the request, citing a recent decision in Ontario that saw an Ottawa judge rule that all jurors participating in a murder trial would need to be f
Ottawa reported 65 more cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 65 more COVID-19 cases and no deaths Saturday. The city is up to 484 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more in
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euros ($50 million). It will house up to 3,000 people, about a third of them in 240 small houses and the rest in large halls, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said Saturday. “The new closed, monitored facility offers much better living conditions, is outside city limits, and has much enhanced security measur
With new Alberta health restrictions in place, Edmonton's professional football team is offering a new service Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium: a rapid test for COVID-19 that, along with a ticket, would be necessary for some fans to attend the game. The Edmonton Elks partnered with Canada Research Laboratories to set up a mobile testing unit at the stadium from 10 a.m. until 7:45 p.m. when the game between the Elks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers gets underway. The cost of the test is $50 and res
Four people are facing several charges after Saskatchewan RCMP say they found 1.16 kilograms of what's believed to be methamphetamine, along with other drugs and weapons, during a vehicle search. On Tuesday afternoon, Humboldt RCMP officers noticed a suspicious parked vehicle while patrolling in the town of Bruno, around 30 kilometres northwest of Humboldt, RCMP said in a Friday news release. The officers approached the vehicle, which had four occupants, and saw a weapon in plain sight, accordin
TORONTO — From seeing stars moved to tears in connecting with audiences, to the transparent handling of a COVID-19 case, the Toronto International Film Festival co-heads say they feel this year's hybrid pandemic showcase was successful and safe. Co-head and executive director Joana Vicente says she's proud of their team for pulling off the biggest cultural event in the city — one with red carpets and a mix of in-person and digital screenings — since the first pandemic lockdown a year and a half
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning. The nine-metre boat with two outboard motors departed the community of Mary's Harbour at approximately 6 a.m., equipped with a VHF radio. The RCMP says in a release that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a report informing them that the vessel had not returned. Search efforts throughout the night were unsuccessf
Highlights of this day in history: A pivotal battle in the American Revolution; President James Garfield dies; Bruno Hauptmann arrested in the Lindbergh baby case; Unabomber's manifesto published; 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' premieres. (Sept. 19)
More than 100 people gathered in front of Halifax city hall on Saturday to protest the municipality's approach to dealing with homelessness, demanding that evictions be stopped. It has been a month since Halifax Regional Police and city staff carried out a mass eviction of people sleeping on public property on the peninsula, and the pressure is rising. Advocates say people without homes are still being confronted and displaced by police when they try to sleep in tents or "crisis shelters" in par
SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shushwap) superintendent Donna Kriger says several schools were placed in a "hold and secure" to ensure the safety of staff and students. Kriger says the protesters' decision to enter schools around Salmon Arm, B.C., is "completely unacceptable.
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
Korean-Canadian filmmaker brought his short film Together to the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a result of filmmaker Albert Shin learning about the phenomenon of “internet suicide pacts,” specifically linked to Korea’s high suicide rate.
Another storm system is heading for parts of Newfoundland as areas of the island continue to clean up damage from Hurricane Larry. Environment Canada and the Canadian Hurricane Centre have issued Special Weather and Tropical Cyclone statements for the Bonavista, Burin and Avalon peninsulas following the emergence of Tropical Storm Odette off the east coast of the United States. While the storm is expected to weaken to a post-tropical system by Sunday night, Forecaster Jean-Marc Couturier said it
Dan Hawkins is tired of using dating apps to meet someone. He's been on them for several years and describes the experience as "removed." He says the swipe-right or swipe-left nature of many of the apps means people are judging a person based on very little, a photo and a short bio. "I was looking at strangers with no context," he said, adding that he didn't enjoy the short online chat ahead of meeting in person. According to research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld, in 2017, 39 per