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The people who run what may go down as New Brunswick's tiniest provincial park hear one comment more than any other: "I never knew this was here." It's what New Brunswickers say when they stumble on Pokeshaw Park, about 38 kilometres northeast of Bathurst. "Very often tourists drive from Bathurst to the Acadian Peninsula, to Caraquet, without stopping along here, without realizing what the beauty of the coastline is," said Kevin Whelton, the park's president. At around 1.7 acres, the park is eas
An East York woman says her driveway is often blocked in by parked cars because of a misleading no parking sign — which the city has been slow to fix. Suzanne Creighton, who lives on a residential street near Broadview and Mortimer avenues, says about once a month for the past couple of years she's come out to her parking pad only to find her car blocked in. "It's incredibly frustrating," said Creighton, who has health problems and worries about getting in and out of her driveway if there's an e
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Monday during a session that was delayed for almost an hour because of a power outage and broken generator at the venue. The electricity outage underscored the multiple crises roiling the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic meltdown, including a fuel shortage that has paralyzed the country. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government, which was formed earlier this month after more tha
A Sydney nursing home is expected to soon offer an on-site daycare with early morning drop-off and lunch-time visits with children. The program is planned for the Cove Guest Home later this year. The details haven't been finalized. "We're looking at the financials right now," said Dr. Kevin Orrell, deputy minister and CEO of the Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment. "It's been approved in principle to proceed with the evaluation of the cost and the hiring of the appropriate people. I'
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(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in 5 to 11 year olds, and they plan to ask for regulatory authorization as soon as possible to use the shot in children in that age range in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. The companies said their two-dose vaccine generated an immune response in the 5-to-11 year olds in a Phase II/III clinical trial that matched what was previously observed in 16-to-25 year olds. "Since July, pediatric cases of COVID-19 have risen by about 240 percent in the U.S. - underscoring the public health need for vaccination," Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said in a news release.
Whether it was establishing their territory or getting in good with the ladies, male tyrannosaurs got right up in each other's faces during prehistoric clashes of epic proportions. At least, that's a hypothesis being put forward by a team of Alberta paleontologists that studied 202 tyrannosaurid skull specimens featuring 324 bite marks and battle scars. "Basically these animals were biting each other on the face," said Caleb Brown, co-author of a recent study and a curator at the Royal Tyrrell M
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria’s war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter’s daughter, Macron also promised a law guaranteeing reparations for the contingent known as the harkis. The distraught woman, who said she grew up in a camp where France sequestered harkis after the war, argued that the law wouldn’
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are heading to the polls for the second time this year today, this time to vote for Canada's next government. Heading into election day, Newfoundland and Labrador's seven federal ridings see representatives from four parties: the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party and the People's Party of Canada. There are no Green Party candidates running in the province. Candidates have been busy over the 35-day campaign, which began on Aug. 15. Ma
With demand for toys at an all-time high, U.S. suppliers and retailers are racing to outrun severe air, sea and land shipping snarls so Santa has a mountain of dolls, scooters and video game consoles to deliver at Christmas. The holidays account for a major chunk of the toy industry's nearly $33 billion annual sales, and LEGO blocks, MGA Entertainment's L.O.L. Surprise dolls, Mattel's Barbies and Sony's PlayStation game consoles were among top sellers last year. Hitches in logistics could result in empty-handed consumers and lost sales for retailers like Walmart and Target - where Reuters and analysts this year have seen some gaps in shelves among seasonal items, from school supplies and backpacks to Halloween decor and costumes.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world's major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a U.N. climate summit. Johnson and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres hosted a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to address major gaps on emissions targets and climate finance. "I’ll stress that again - for this to be a success we need developed countries to find that $100 billion."
The family of a man who drowned six years ago in Nova Scotia and a diving safety advisor who has been examining his death are calling for changes to make underwater work safer in an industry plagued by fatalities. Angela Seabrook said like many of the people drawn to diving, her son, Luke, loved exploring and wasn't afraid to take risks. "But that doesn't mean to say that they have to lose their lives over it," she said from her home in Wasaga Beach, Ont. "The risk can be minimized…. So they can
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
Earlier this summer, Lethbridge, Alta., resident William Pelech received a letter from his family doctor. The letter stated his doctor was relocating to Cochrane, Alta., and there was no doctor to replace him. Soon after, Pelech began to grow ill. He suspected bronchitis. Unable to secure a new doctor, he had to wait weeks to secure an appointment at Lethbridge's sole walk-in clinic. "I was feeling worse and worse, taking time off work. [The doctor] said that I had pneumonia, and I had pneumonia
It's election day in Canada, and New Brunswick has more than its fair share of intriguing political story lines that will be resolved after the polls close at 8:30 p.m. Atlantic time. Because of the country's time zones, two hours will go by before polls close in the next set of provinces to the west of us, giving us ample time to watch the numbers and see what develops. Here are four stories worth watching tonight. Three ridings to watch People involved in the campaigns agree that there are thr
Hong Kong police arrested on Monday three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a "conspiracy to incite subversion" including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 100 people under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British colony in June last year that critics say erodes the freedoms promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Beijing and the city's government say the law is necessary to safeguard Hong Kong's prosperity and guard against outside interference.
Shediac dog trainer Bill Grimmer knows the limitless potential of man's best friend. From companionable couch potato to highly trained scent detection dogs, canines have been improving the lives of their human partners for thousands of years. Over the course of his long career, Grimmer has taught numerous breeds to do countless things. Everything from Chihuahuas to Great Danes; and scent detection to protection. Most recently, Grimmer is teaching dogs to detect cortisol, often called the stress
A Supreme Court decision on a case that threatens to derail the Muskrat Falls rate mitigation deal is expected this week — a matter Innu Nation Grand Chief Etienne Rich says should have never gone to court. The Innu Nation is seeking a court injunction that would halt talks to finalize a $5.2-billion agreement-in-principle between Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, signed July 28. Rich says the framework of that deal was created without proper consultation. "If we're in the process of moving
The AIDS Committee of Toronto held its last Walk for AIDS on Sunday, after running the fundraising event for more than 30 years. ACT, among other HIV service agencies, is calling on the federal government to increase funding after receiving notice of significant cuts to sexual and mental health services. This year, due to the cuts, the organization changed the Walk for AIDS to a "Rally for Health." ACT said it received notice in July from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that its fundin
The facility earned BP Plc more than $650 million in profits in 2019, according to financial filings reviewed by Reuters. BP's big bet is emblematic of the hard choices confronting Big Oil. All oil majors face mounting pressure from regulators and investors worldwide to develop cleaner energy and divest from fossil fuels, a primary source of greenhouse-gas emissions that cause global warming.