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OTTAWA — The federal Liberals may soon start feeling the pressure to move quickly on spending and tax plans, some of which the party's platform promised this fiscal year. The Liberals are expected to release an update on the government's finances through this fall that would give an outlook for the deficit and the economy. Former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says the Liberals may want to release the document in November and use it to introduce some spending and tax measures. He says t
Nursing home workers at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, N.S., mounted an information picket Wednesday to raise awareness about a provincewide shortage of continuing care assistants and licensed practical nurses. Tammy Martin of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 125 staff at the 113-bed facility, said the labour shortage means workers are putting in overtime and giving up vacations. "They're desperate for help," Martin said. "They've been working short for a long, long ti
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the majority of them in the Central Health region and linked to a growing outbreak in the Baie Verte area. Dr. Rosann Seviour, acting chief medical officer of health, said 21 of the new cases are in the Central Health region. One of the new cases is a contact of a previous case, one is related to travel within Canada and the other 19 cases are under investigation. Thirteen of the 21 new cases in the Central Health regi
China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone. The censoring capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software has been turned off for the "European Union region" but can be turned on remotely at any time, the National Cyber Security Centre said in a report on Tuesday. In a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, Xiaomi spokesman said its device "does not censor communications to or from its users".
A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the onset of the pandemic sent students home temporarily for remote learning — not because of the virus, but rather issues with misbehavior. New Britain High School, in suburban Hartford, is “hitting the refresh button” and will restart the school year, Principal Damon Pearce wrote in a letter late Tuesday to students and families. Pearce initially said instruction would be done remotely through the
The U.S. and French presidents moved to mend ties on Wednesday, with France agreeing to send its ambassador back to Washington and the White House acknowledging it erred in brokering a deal for Australia to buy U.S. instead of French submarines without consulting Paris. In a joint statement issued after U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by telephone for 30 minutes, the two leaders agreed to launch in-depth consultations to rebuild trust, and to meet in Europe at the end of October. They said Washington had committed to step up "support to counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel conducted by European states" which U.S. officials suggested meant a continuation of logistical support rather than deploying U.S. special forces.
HURON-BRUCE – Jan Johnstone, the NDP candidate and her team opted for a Zoom party instead of the usual election night gathering to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Johnstone said it was exciting to watch the returns come in from across the country, especially in several areas where the NDP were doing well. And they did do well. Johnstone and her team shifted from fearing a Conservative majority, to speculating on how long a Conservative minority would last, to hoping for a Liberal minori
A federal judge set a Friday hearing for a possible ruling on a request to be released from pre-trial detention by a member of the far-right Proud Boy movement facing charges related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Lawyers for Dominic Pezzola, 43, of Rochester, N.Y., presently held in a Washington D.C. jail, argued on Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly that restrictive prison conditions make it difficult for them to consult with their client and for him to review potentially relevant evidence, including 7,500 investigative memoranda and 100 days of video. Defense lawyer Steven Metcalf said Pezzola's mother and common-law wife were willing to put up a family house as bail security.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials say 14 cases have been identified in the Halifax area, while two are in the province's northern zone, two are in the eastern zone and one is in the western zone. Officials say there remain signs of community spread in the Halifax area among people aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities. In a news release, Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, says most of the peopl
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says pediatric ICU beds are being used to treat adults with COVID-19 because of a lack of capacity. "We are utilizing Jim Pattison Children's Hospital for adult patients (as appropriate) to support demand in Saskatoon. This is part of the work we do provincially to manage capacity and ensure appropriate level of care," wrote SHA spokesperson Doug Dahl in an email to CBC News. Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon is the only children's intensive ca
As soon as the federal election wrapped up Sept. 20, Nunavut turned its attention to the Oct. 25 territorial election. Twenty-two ridings will elect MLAs, who will then choose a premier and cabinet ministers. The declaration of candidacy period opened Monday and closes Friday. Many incumbent MLAs and aspiring MLAs have already put their names forward to Elections Nunavut. Among them are Nunavut's outgoing premier, Joe Savikataaq, who has said he will run again in the riding of Arviat South. Spea
Advisory committees in the City of Vancouver might be forced to either start meeting in person or go on hiatus due to a disagreement between the city and provincial government. Emergency provincial regulations that allowed for virtual municipal meetings expire on Sept. 29, and the city has told its advisory bodies they must comply. The city believes the province would need to amend the Vancouver Charter to explicitly allow committees to continue meeting virtually, but the Ministry of Municipal A
VANCOUVER — Homicide investigators say more charges have been laid against the suspect in a stabbing attack that killed one woman and injured six other people in North Vancouver in March. A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says five counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault have been laid against Yannick Bandaogo. A woman in her 20s was stabbed and killed near the Lynn Valley library branch on March 27. Six other people, ranging in age from 22 to 78,
The food you keep in your backyard could be attracting unwanted wildlife. A young black bear was spotted wandering through Blairmore and the Protective Services Enforcement Branch released a report on Sept. 20, stating food left out by residents could be drawing it to the area. Protective services received complaints from local residents of food sources left on properties along 21st and 22nd avenues, including bird seed on baking trays and rotting apples on trees. Residents are being asked to re
In what could appear as a mea culpa from Washington, Biden and Macron said in a joint statement “that the situation would have benefitted from open consultations among allies on matters of strategic interest to France and our European partners."View on euronews
A school in Kindersley, Sask., has closed its doors to students for two weeks after several COVID-19 cases were reported. On Tuesday, the Sun West School Division made the decision to move classes at Elizabeth Middle School online until Oct. 5. The school division would not say how many cases of COVID-19 had been identified. Close contacts of the infected people have been identified and have been asked to self-isolate. There are 273 students who attend Elizabeth Middle School. Kindersley is abou
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants to make a child-care deal with the federal government. The province has acknowledged it was in discussions with Ottawa about a potential agreement into the last hours before the federal election was called in August. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has said any deal with the federal Liberals would have to be flexible and incorporate Ontario's full-day kindergarten program. Ford would not say when asked today why Ontario was unable to reach a dea
Paving work on the Hillsborough Bridge is being done in the evening and overnight hours to reduce the impact on traffic, says the chief engineer for P.E.I.'s Department of Transportation. Stephen Yeo said the tender specified the work must be done between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., and though it will cost 20 to 30 per cent more, it will get the job done quicker (about five weeks) and keep daytime traffic flowing between Stratford and Charlottetown. "It's more efficient for the contractor to do it becaus
Toronto police are asking for the public's help identifying seven men they say robbed a group of boys at Yorkdale Mall. Police were called Saturday night on reports that four boys, all under the age of 15, had been robbed. Investigators say that the boys were robbed of personal items and clothing. The suspects are believed to be violent and dangerous. Police say that if located the suspects should not be approached. The public should call 911 instead. All seven suspects are described as being be
When one crossover is all you can approve, doing it for the children is never a bad choice. Council approved a tender to install a pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the Mundy’s Bay Public School location of Yonge Street and Sixth Street costing $78,620 awarded to CSL Group Ltd., but identifying that location and sourcing that cost became a point of discussion during a recent regular meeting. Coun. Jonathan Main brought up the agenda item as an opportunity to encourage conversation on how the town ca