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Sitting in the back of her yellow 2005 Mustang convertible cruising around North Vancouver last week, Orene Askew was doing something she never thought would come true – filming a music video for her debut track. Askew – aka DJ O Show – is almost ready to drop her first hip-hop single, Status & Clarity produced by Jane Aurora. “My song, it's about the things that I've experienced being Afro-Indigenous and two-spirited,” the 38-year-old said, adding that the track had a slow beat with an R&B fee
The organization responsible for administering clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates has scrapped all future virtual exams after its most recent bout of technical glitches last week. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) says it will now focus on offering in-person examinations. It's the fifth time exams have been cancelled by CAPR since the start of the pandemic, leading to a backlog of more than 2,000 unlicensed candidates who are now calling on their provincial
VICTORIA — British Columbia officials reported 661 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths on Wednesday. The Health Ministry says in a news release that from Sept. 7 to 13, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 76.5 per cent of cases. In the two-week period between Aug. 31 and Sept. 13, they accounted for 87.3 per cent of hospitalizations. After factoring for age, the ministry says unvaccinated people are 37.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those fully vaccinated. As
YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican agreed to pay the man in 2010. Lawyers would not release details of the settlement, arrived at just days before a civil trial in the case that was set to start. It would have focused on a novel legal issue about wh
PARIS (Reuters) -France accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a historic defence export contract to supply Australia for submarines. The United States, Britain and Australia announced they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will help Australia acquire U.S. nuclear-powered submarines and scrap the $40 billion French-designed submarine deal.
BUCKHORN — Peterborough-Kawartha NDP candidate Joy Lachica says “it’s a miracle” that Canada has a CBC after cuts to the national public broadcaster by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, compounded by cuts by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. Speaking at a Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism candidates debate Tuesday, which was livestreamed from the Buckhorn Community Centre, Lachica said Canada has the 16th lowest funding out of 18 developing countries for its public broadcaster.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Wednesday reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases, a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care. There were 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, with case counts 13% higher than last week. State officials said 201 Alaskans required hospitalization for COVID-19, and 34 of them were on ventilators in a state with limited health care capacity. “Our hospitals have been and continue to be incredibly s
The B.C. Wildlife Federation is warning Kootenay Lake's ecosystem is "out of balance," and is calling for aggressive provincial action to revive iconic kokanee salmon stocks. "I've been working on this lake for almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this," Harvey Andrusak, biologist and past president of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, told CBC Daybreak South host Chris Walker. "The public has to wake up to the fact the government isn't doing its job." Andrusak, who once worked as the
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral. The White House said that they’ve offered such calls with others concerned about the vaccine, part of an aggressive public relations campaign to beat back rampant disinformation about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.
A proposal for an eight-storey West Coast modern designed residential building that will “frame the gateway to West Vancouver” and offer rental housing is moving ahead to a public hearing. Executive Park Limited Partnership (Executive Group) has applied to the District of West Vancouver to rezone and develop 657 and 675 Marine Drive and 660 Clyde Avenue to allow for the construction of an 89-unit residential building. As part of the proposal, the existing office building at 660 Clyde Avenue, kno
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it succeeded in launching ballistic missiles from a train for the first time as part of continuing efforts to bolster its “war deterrence,” a day after the two Koreas tested-fired missiles hours apart in dueling display of military might. The launches underscored a return of tensions between the rivals amid a prolonged stalemate in U.S.-led talks aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central
Four private citizens successfully launched aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, aiming to become the first crew without professional astronauts to make it to Earth's orbit.
Students in the Charlottetown area are headed back to school Thursday — except those at West Royalty Elementary — and this has some parents relieved, but still concerned about the potential for more school outbreaks. Melissa Bruce's daughter started kindergarten last week at Sherwood Elementary. She's happy to be sending her daughter back to school, but is concerned about what the future might hold. "Worry will be in the back of my mind for sure. As to when and if that will happen again, and to
PARIS (Reuters) -French military forces have killed the leader of a West African affiliate of Islamic State by drone strike in a "decisive blow" against the group, and vowed to continue hunting down jihadist leaders to restore stability in the Sahel. Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was the head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), a jihadist group that broke away from other militants in Mali in 2015 when it pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres stressed on Wednesday that he cannot ask world leaders to show they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, after New York City officials said proof should be required for anyone entering the U.N. General Assembly Hall. Dozens of heads of state and government and foreign ministers - accompanied by countless diplomats - are due to be in New York next week for an annual high-level gathering at the United Nations. New York City officials told the United Nations that under its rules people "entering the U.N. premises for the purpose of entering the General Assembly Hall would be required to show proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to the Hall."
Canada’s four major parties have made strong promises when it comes to furthering reconciliation. Ending boil water advisories, implementing all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, advancing self-determination, and investing in affordable housing and mental health support were all items at the top of the list for North Shore candidates. For Mike Simpson, Green Party of Canada candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, advancing reconciliation in Canada,
(Reuters) -The Taliban's abrupt return to power has left hundreds of Afghan diplomats overseas in limbo: running out of money to keep missions operating, fearful for families back home and desperate to secure refuge abroad. The Islamist militant movement, which swiftly ousted Afghanistan's Western-backed government on Aug. 15, said on Tuesday that it had sent messages to all of its embassies telling diplomats to continue their work. But eight embassy staff who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, in countries including Canada, Germany and Japan, described dysfunction and despair at their missions.
A Huron County farmer is calling foul after he said he was booted from a Stratford farmers’ market when he refused to raise the price of his corn. Oliver Papple, a regular vendor at the market, said he’s frustrated over what he describes as “price-fixing” after being asked by market managers to increase the price of his sweet corn from $5 a dozen to at least $7. The 21-year-old farmer took to social media last week to express his frustration. What he didn’t expect, Papple said, was for the post
Parts of B.C. are set for more rain than they've experienced in months.
B.C. health authorities reported seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 today. The new deaths bring the total to a sobering 1,873, with 57 of those since Sept. 1. There were 45 deaths due to the virus in all of August, and 17 in July. There are 5,791 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 288 of those people are hospitalized, the same number as yesterday. Intensive care admissions dropped by three to 137. Across the province, 24 health-care facilities continue to have active outbreaks: 16 long-te