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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. “The strike was a tragic mistake," Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference. McKenzie apologized for the error and said the United States is considering making reparation payments
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 Michael Patterson said all common area travel authorization letters are no longer valid.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
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
CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says COVID-19 vaccine bookings have nearly tripled in the province since he announced a passport system. Kenney said in a Facebook live video that nearly 25,000 vaccine appointments were recorded by Thursday night. The government's “restrictions exemption program” allows businesses and venues to operate without capacity limits and other public health measures if they require proof of vaccination or a negative test result from anyone entering. "This is a cri
Summerside, P.E.I., Mayor Basil Stewart is declaring victory in the city's fight to stop two shipments of road salt from being stored on its waterfront. Back in August, the Summerside Port Corporation started to build a concrete enclosure for 44,000 tonnes of salt due to arrive on Prince Edward Island sometime this month. But Friday afternoon, the mayor issued a statement saying the port is "immediately" taking down the concrete barriers. "The city commends the Port Corporation for not moving fo
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
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
Kimberly Murray faces a difficult dilemma after her vehicle was towed during an RCMP raid of the Fairy Creek old-growth blockades on Vancouver Island in early August. Aside from questions about whether the car was legally impounded, given it was parked outside the RCMP temporary exclusion zone off to the side of the road on Aug. 9, Murray is facing a $2,500 fee to get it back. Murray says she could shoulder the hefty sum to retrieve her Range Rover — but she doesn’t dare. The company hired by lo
The public inquest into Samwel Uko's death, originally scheduled for next week, has been postponed until "further notice" because of COVID-19 concerns. Samwel Uko was found dead in Wascana Lake on May 21, 2020, shortly after seeking help twice at Regina General Hospital while experiencing mental issues. Uko's family said he died by suicide. The Saskatchewan Health Authority apologized to his family in July 2020, and later said in a legal document that it failed to provide follow-up care to Uko a
The World Meteorological Organization puts the odds of a weak La Niña re-emerging at around 40 per cent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres in Western states, back to the nation's capital after two years in Colorado. The land management agency lost nearly 300 employees to retirement or resignation after President Donald Trump's administration moved its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2019. The bureau has broad influence over energy development and agriculture in the West
Ontario officials are "having conversations right now" to determine what support the province can provide to help Alberta's crippled health-care system as it battles its deadly fourth wave of COVID-19. Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott confirmed Ontario would be providing assistance to Alberta during a news conference on Friday, saying, "We will be there to support them and help them." "Our officials are having conversations right now to understand exactly what they need,"
The French-language school in the eastern P.E.I. community of Rollo Bay was closed Friday for contact tracing and cleaning, after a student tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. The one case at École La-Belle-Cloche is believed to be related to an outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School in Charlottetown. Ten new cases were announced Thursday on P.E.I., nine of which are related to that outbreak. "It's concerning for the area, sure. But we all know that COVID is here. It's been on the Island.
People who lost homes during spring flooding in the N.W.T. communities of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie River will now have to wait until early 2022 for those residences to be replaced. The timeline was pushed back, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by Shane Thompson, the territory's minister of municipal and community affairs, because "more time is needed" to deliver on customizations that meet residents' long term needs. "Residents were offered options, and they have agreed that t
LYTTON, B.C. — Heavy rainfall that has increased the risk of landslides caused the B.C. government to announced the closure of a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Friday. The Ministry of Transportation announced Highway 1 was being closed starting at 4 p.m. on Friday between Spences Bridge and Lytton, most of which was destroyed by a wildfire in late June. It says in a statement that intense rainfall over land scorched by wildfire poses the risk of landslides and motorists should expect to
Shopping mall developers focus on luxury brands and entertainment to draw customers. (Sept. 17)
A 44-year-old man has been charged with sexual offences involving three youth in Norman Wells, N.W.T., and RCMP say he may have had contact with other youth in the community, as well as in Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador. The offences are believed to have happened in Norman Wells — where the accused was employed — between Jan. 1, 2019 and June 24, 2021, according to the RCMP. Police said their detachment in the community received a report about sexual offences involving a young person and
VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says the province is willing to help Alberta when it comes to battling COVID-19, but the priority is on ensuring hospitals in British Columbia don't become overwhelmed. Horgan says he's spoken to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney about the COVID-19 situation and B.C. will help in any way it can. But Horgan says the focus for B.C. is ensuring that its intensive care units do not become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and force the cancellation of more surgeries. B.C.
Without the usual impromptu conversations outside cinemas at the Toronto International Film Festival, this year many film lovers were left to their own devices to seek out hidden gems. And for the festivalgoers who stayed home to watch virtual screenings, those cherished encounters with strangers were even harder to come by. Still, this year’s TIFF offered a plentiful selection of wonderful titles that didn’t have the push of a major Hollywood star or the hype machine to boost its profile. Here’
Due to ongoing adverse weather conditions in the North Coast area, sailings on the Northern Adventure between Prince Rupert and Skidegate and will be delayed. The revised schedule, as of 12:30 p.m., will have ferries expected to sail at 11:00 p.m, Deborah Marshall, executive director of BC Ferries, told The Northern View. The next sailing will be on the following revised schedule for Sept 17., subject to weather: Depart Prince Rupert — 2:00 p.m. Arrive in Skidegate — 8:00 p.m. Depart in Skidegat