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The Liberal critic for equity and anti-racism initiatives says the Black community is worried about what will transpire after white men were appointed to the Department of African Nova Scotian Affairs' positions of minister and deputy minister. "Honestly, it's fear. People are scared," said Angela Simmonds, the MLA for Preston. "Just with these actions, it speaks to not being heard." On Thursday, Nova Scotia cabinet ministers received their new mandate letters, which lay out departmental priorit
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci; Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner. __ CNN’s “State
Donna Swapp was one of many people standing in line on Friday at Regina's Southland Mall to get a COVID-19 shot. One day after Premier Scott Moe announced a proof of vaccination program for Saskatchewan coming Oct. 1, some people in Regina and Saskatoon headed to the cities' COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics to get their first, second or even third shots. "Today is the first day that I'm able to actually get it," said Swapp, who was waiting in line at Southland Mall to get her second dose of the
The rising number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba has compelled Nunavut's chief public health officer to suspend the territory's travel bubble with Churchill, Man. In a Friday news release, Dr. Michael Patterson said all common area travel authorization letters are no longer valid. "Anyone currently in Churchill must receive authorization to return to Nunavut," Patterson said in the release. He said Manitoba is experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases and he decided to close the travel bubble "due to
Mayors across Canada are calling on the federal parties to take urgent action on housing and homelessness as voting day fast approaches. In an open letter to the federal parties, 17 mayors from cities across the country — including Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Edmonton — push the next federal government to use its leadership to deal with the “devastating consequences” of Canada’s underfunded affordable housing and social services. “I'm hoping this letter
Pandemic protests are ramping up in the B.C. interior. Just two weeks after disrupting health care services at hospitals, opponents of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine mandates are now targeting schools.
Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States, charging her with fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran. The United States is prepared to end an extradition request and criminal proceedings against Meng if she pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine, the report said, citing sources.
Even trustees need to continue to keep learning. That was the message as Board Development Committee chair trustee Darlene Rowden provided a report and led a discussion about trustee learning opportunities at the Sept. 13 Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division board meeting. Bratvold said trustees are acting as role models in learning and growth through their trustee development. “I just think that it's important that people know that the school board trustees are learning all the time,” dir
As the federal election campaign nears its end, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is fighting off criticism from progressive environmentalists by trying to shift the focus back to Justin Trudeau’s climate record. In the past week, the NDP has appeared vulnerable on the climate file. A demonstration Thursday by Climate Justice Toronto called on Singh to protect old-growth from logging at Fairy Creek. The party also recently took flak for not having a clear stand on the Trans Mountain expansion project, at
Surges in coronavirus cases in several U.S. states this week, along with staffing and equipment shortages, are exacting a mounting toll on hospitals and their workers even as the number of new admissions nationwide ebbs, leading to warnings at some facilities that care would be rationed. Montana, Alaska, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky experienced the biggest rises in new COVID-19 hospitalizations during the week ending Sept. 10 compared with the previous week, with Montana's new hospitalizations rising by 26%, according to the latest report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 14. In Alaska, the influx is so heavy that the state's largest hospital is no longer able to provide life-saving care to every patient who needs it due to the influx of COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to an open letter from the medical executive committee of Providence Alaska Medical Center this week.
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The flights represent a swif
TORONTO — Ontario's New Democrats want COVID-19 vaccination to be mandatory for people entering the provincial legislature. Opposition house leader Peggy Sattler wrote to her counterparts in other parties with her position on Friday. She says Queen’s Park can’t afford to send “mixed messages” about vaccine efficacy. Sattler wants the group to sign a letter to the house Speaker asking for a policy restricting entry to people who are fully vaccinated or have approved medical exemptions. She says a
More than 24 years after her death, actor Kristen Stewart is stepping into the shoes, specifically Chanel shoes, of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, in the film Spencer, part of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The executive council of the Nunatsiavut government has rejected the NunatuKavut community council's claim to land in Labrador. In a media release Thursday, the Nunatsiavut government said following a "research and consultation process," it had concluded that while NunatuKavut may have some Indigenous members, it has no viable land claim. "Our consultations and the history of our people make our position clear. We do not recognize the NCC proposed land claim, " said Nunatsiavut's executive counc
Many drug users could have access to life-saving inhalable prescription heroin for the first time in Canada — if British Columbia’s provincial government gets on board. The first shipment of inhalable prescription heroin procured by B.C.’s only non-profit pharmaceutical company will arrive from Europe by the end of the month, a step that experts hail as key to curbing the surging overdose crisis. But provincial government efforts to expand safe alternatives to increasingly poisoned and fatal str
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world’s largest tree. The fires lapped into the groves with trees that can be up to 200 feet (61 meters) tall and 2,000 years old, including Oriole Lake Grove in Sequoia National Park and Peyrone North and South groves in the neighboring Se
The Yukon education department is hosting a private meeting for parents of Hidden Valley Elementary School next week about a former educational assistant accused of sexually abusing two more children. Representatives from the departments of education and justice, as well as the family and children's services branch and RCMP will be present to "address any questions and concerns from parents and guardians," according to a notice from the Hidden Valley School Council. The meeting comes after polic
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Representatives for SpaceX’s first privately chartered flight revealed Friday that the actor took part in a call with the four space tourists orbiting more than 360 miles up. Thursday’s conversation, like the entire three-day flight, was private and so no details were released. “Maverick, you can be our wingman anytime,” came the announcement from the flight's Twitter feed. Cruise st
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an estimated 2.9 million were still left to tally. That suggests overall turnout was around 55%, about average for a California midterm election and way below the 80% that voted in the 2020 presidential race. Last year, then-President Dona
A search for possible school names is underway to replace the title of an elementary building in Winnipeg that pays tribute to an architect of the residential school system. Pembina Trails School Division launched an online survey this week to collect pitches and rationale from staff and families at Ryerson School, as well as area residents. The K-6 school, at 10 Ryerson Ave., will be renamed with community input, after ongoing consultations wrap up Oct. 6. “This has been an incredible opportuni