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Though the patent was approved, that does not necessarily mean the electric vehicle company will actually go ahead with the concept beyond the drawing board.
The Town of Aurora and Aurora’s Downtown BIA sure hope so as they prepare to close down Yonge Street just south of Wellington Street for Saturday Night Fever on Yonge Street this Saturday from 4 – 11 p.m. A night of dancing to live music and a chance to browse all that local shops in the downtown core have to offer, the event will kick off with live performances at 4.15 by Beverly Mahood & Friends, followed by Soul Benefit at 6.30, Night Fever: A Tribute to The Bee Gees at 7.30 and the ever-popu
Last week Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) DCL 901 launched a petition asking Queen’s University to make September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday. The Government of Canada announced September 30th as a statutory federal holiday which was previously known as Orange Shirt Day. “This is an important issue since it is the 80th call to action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee as part of the way to address the legacy of residential schoo
Environmental groups and residents in York Region are speaking out against a plan that they say could open up a lot more unprotected farmland for development. The issue came up Thursday at a special meeting of York Regional Council, which is looking at whether to expand into rural areas, or increase the density of existing neighbourhoods to accommodate the growth of the region over the next 30 years. Regional staff pushed a proposal that would see some intensification in urban areas, but also a
In her third Federal election campaign, Conservative candidate Leona Alleslev has noticed something different on the campaign trail: a wave of emotion from many residents as soon as they open the door. “They are feeling fatigue,” says Ms. Alleslev. “They are feeling worried. There are still a lot of people who are struggling with the uncertainty, with the challenges that have resulted from COVID [and voting] is one more thing for them to try and deal with, manage, and think about.” When she’s fa
As Beijing seeks to tighten its grip over Hong Kong, it has a new mandate for the city's powerful property tycoons: pour resources and influence into backing Beijing's interests, and help solve a potentially destabilising housing shortage. Chinese officials delivered the message in closed meetings this year amid broader efforts to bring the city to heel under a sweeping national security law and make it more "patriotic," according to three major developers and a Hong Kong government adviser familiar with the talks. Beijing is no longer willing to tolerate "monopoly behaviour," the source added.
It was a busy Wednesday afternoon as parents collected their kids from St. Jerome Catholic School. Cars lined Hollandview Trail until the bell rang – mothers, fathers and guardians all waiting for the verdict from their youngsters on the first day back at school since classes were forced to shutter due to the global pandemic. “It was strange – I had to wear a mask, but I actually got to see my friends,” said Ethan Ahle, a Grade 6 student, on what it was like to settle back into the classroom. Mo
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped as protection against the possibility of intense flames, fire spokeswoman Rebecca Paterson sai
Michelle Hanson, an Amaranth mother charged in relation to the death of her three-year old son Kaden Young, will now not face trial until 2022. Hanson appeared in Orangeville court via Zoom briefly on Monday (Sept. 13), where a date for the start of her trial was expected to be determined. While the trial was expected to take place in Kitchener this fall, Justice Giselle Miller informed the court there were no longer dates available. “I heard from the regional senior justice in Kitchener, who to
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian opposition activists accused Alphabet's Google and Apple of caving to Kremlin pressure on Friday after the U.S. tech giants removed an anti-government tactical voting app from their stores on the first day of a parliamentary election. The app, devised by allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, gives people detailed recommendations on who to vote for in an effort to thwart the ruling United Russia party which supports President Vladimir Putin.
The main national party leaders' scheduled public appearances for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Windsor, Ont. 9 a.m. — Announcement and media availability. No address provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole London, Ont. 12:30 p.m. — Announcement and media availability. Bellamere Winery and Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Rd. St. Catharines, Ont. 7:30 p.m. — Event with supporters. Trenergy Inc., 81 Eastchester Ave. ____ NDP Leader Jagmeet Sing
CANUPAWAKPA — Bringing nation members together through the solid beat of drums and traditional songs, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation’s One Day Contest Wacipi was a welcomed return to normal for dancers. Don Smoke and his daughter Sophia Smoke travelled from Dakota Plains First Nation, located 36 kilometres south of Portage la Prairie, to attend the Canupawakpa celebration on Aug. 4. Sophia said it was great to be back at powwow performing the jingle dance. The event marked the second powwow for the f
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first. The company said Thursday that “X” will open on Nov. 3, 2023, in a staging by Robert O’Hara that will be conducted by Kazem Abdullah. Baritone Will Liverman will sing the title role and soprano Leah Hawkins will sing in the staging, a co-production of the Met, Michigan, Opera Omaha and the Seattle Opera. The production will
A proposed class-action lawsuit from Black civil servants has reached 1,000 plaintiffs, many of whom want to see systemic discrimination addressed on the campaign trail.
HAMIOTA — Acres for Hamiota volunteers were in the field Sept. 7 clearing the organization’s first-ever fundraising crop. Acres for Hamiota chairperson Travis Brooks said the fundraiser came together quickly. “It’s been pretty exciting just to see the support we’ve got from the community,” Brooks said. “Once we announced what we were doing, people were calling wondering how they could help or what they could do. Anybody we asked offered to help right away.” Brooks expects the project will raise
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The first of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio would have faced Max Miller in the 2022 primary. Trump has endorsed Miller, a former White House and campaign aide, as part of his bid to punish those who voted for his impeachment or blocked his efforts to overturn the results of th
Five years after a scandal at Brandon University prompted the school to create a sexualized violence policy and hire an expert to implement it, senior employees overlooked both when they undertook an investigation into recent allegations of sexual misconduct. The athletic director, human resources head, and human rights adviser all failed to immediately connect a student who filed a complaint against the head coach of women’s soccer at BU with the co-ordinator who supports survivors of sexual vi
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is facing “one of the sharpest surges” in COVID-19 in the country, the state epidemiologist said Thursday, adding that it's not clear when the situation might stabilize. “A lot of it's going to depend on vaccination coverage rates” and measures such as masking, distancing and avoiding crowds, Dr. Joe McLaughlin told reporters. Health officials said hospitals are stressed, with staffing and capacity issues. The state health department reported about 20% of patients ho
The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado abortion clinic in 2015 was declared on Thursday to be mentally unfit for trial on federal charges for the shootings, the same conclusion a state court judge reached in likewise ruling him incompetent. Robert Lewis Dear, 63, held in a federal mental health detention facility in Missouri, appeared remotely via video conference for Thursday's hearing in U.S. District Court in Denver. Dear stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Nov. 27, 2015, opening fire with a rifle outside before charging into the building in a rampage that left three people dead, including a police officer, and nine people wounded before the siege ended five hours later with his surrender.
APSLEY — The self-guided Apsley Autumn Studio Tour, a decades-old celebration of community arts, is returning this year — with a modern twist. For this year’s 28th annual studio tour, which will see 28 artists — from painters and sculptors to metalwork artisans — present new works at 13 studios across North Kawartha and Wollaston townships, organizers are introducing a new mobile app to help guests navigate the tour while discovering talented creatives along the way. The first-of-its-kind, free-