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A stop-work order has been issued to the Town of Witless Bay to halt progress on a proposed development at Ragged Beach — the latest twist in a 12-year saga concerning the strip of public land, according to one resident. The order, which was issued following an appeal from residents to the Eastern Newfoundland Regional Appeals Board, comes less than two weeks after the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador ruled Deputy Mayor Maureen Murphy was in a conflict of interest while voting to appro
Officials with Nova Scotia Health have announced the need to postpone certain surgeries as staff in the central and northern health zones cope with intense pressures on emergency departments. The health authority announced Wednesday that many elective and same-day procedures would be put on hold at least until the end of next week to free up bed space for overcrowded emergency departments. Dr. Todd Howlett, executive medical director for the central zone, said the decision was not made lightly.
CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island announced Wednesday it is bringing back its mask mandate and introducing new testing rules for children as the province reported five new COVID-19 infections. Premier Dennis King told reporters masks will be required once again in indoor public spaces beginning Friday at 8 a.m. All children between 8 and 12 years old will have to take a COVID-19 test upon entering the province, and any child in that age group who has left the Island will have to be tested bef
TORONTO — Teachers and staff with the Toronto District School Board who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 could lose their jobs as the board becomes the latest employer to take a hard line on immunization rules. The school board in Canada's most populous city has published its staff vaccination policy, which goes further than minimum guidelines set by the province. "While we recognize that deciding to be vaccinated is deeply personal ... we have strived to balance acknowledging that
Unvaccinated New Brunswick residents and visitors will soon find it difficult to access a wide array of businesses, restaurants and entertainment venues as the province deals with the most newly confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. A visibly frustrated Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health — as she announced a daily record number of new COVID cases and another virus-related death — pointed the finger of blame directly at misinformed people who refuse to get vaccinat
If just one resident, one business or the city of Yellowknife opposes the "only" suitable proposed day shelter location, unhoused residents displaced by the latest COVID-19 outbreak will be cut off from the services they need most, according to Health Minister Julie Green. In an open letter published Monday, and anticipating public opposition, Green implored residents to support the establishment of a temporary day shelter by October in the former Legion building on Franklin Ave. "There are no o
Research suggests that expanded access to MAiD tends to benefit people with wealth and privilege, offering them choices and autonomy. At the same time, it puts marginalized people at risk.
Scotch Bush – When Craig and Kayla Brooker purchased their 100-acre farm they knew they wanted to do something with the land and as they have come to know the property, the natural progression was to use the abundant wild apple trees dotting the fields. “We had a loose plan,” he said. “We knew we wanted to do agricultural work on it and we were waiting to see what the land told us. We did a lot of walking around and saw more and more apple trees. So, we did our research and one of the most excit
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,
Thousands of Salvadorans took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against President Nayib Bukele, who they accuse of a power grab aimed at weakening democratic institutions and consolidating his grip on power. Replacements seen as friendly to Bukele were swiftly voted, which generated harsh criticism from the United States as well as top international rights groups deriding the moves as a power grab. The protesters, who vandalized an ATM where you can exchange bitcoins for dollars, also rebuked a court ruling saying the president can serve two consecutive terms, opening the door for Bukele to stand for re-election in 2024.
Former premier Danny Williams defended his role in the debt-ridden Muskrat Falls project during a speech at a conference about Newfoundland and Labrador's economic trajectory on Wednesday. In his speech, Williams explained the rationale behind his government's major economic decisions, including Muskrat Falls. Williams acknowledged that the project is "polarizing," but said criticisms of the project are made easier with hindsight. "Critics have been so unrelenting in their determination to see t
The vast majority of employees at Ottawa's largest school board have already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the board's data shows. Of the nearly 12,000 employees and trustees that make up the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), almost 10,000 of them — or 83.5 per cent — have disclosed they have received two vaccine doses, according to numbers released by the board Wednesday afternoon. Roughly 1,600 people have not yet submitted a form indicating they had been fully vaccinate
Art Kemp’s friends are convinced the long-time community builder was smiling down from heaven Saturday. The day marked the first-ever Art Kemp Memorial Car Show, put together to honour one of Thamesville’s favourite sons who passed away earlier this year. “It’s a chance to get together and honour our friend,” said Brad Smith of the Thamesville Sertoma Club, adding Kemp, a life member of the club, was “gone too soon” at age 64. Brad’s wife Susan, who helped organize the event in just three week’s
The gorillas will be vaccinated against COVID with a veterinary vaccine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California is projected to take more arrivals than any other — more than 5,200 people, according to State Department data for the Afghan Placement and Assistance program obtained by The Associated Press. Alabama and Mississippi are each sla
YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Once powerful 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 $1.8 million in exchange for his silence, lawyers for both men said. The lawyers would not release details of the settlement in the case, which was set to go to trial next week in an Illinois court. The man has been referred to only as James Doe in court papers since the breach of contract
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) has added training to identify and respond to opioid poisoning in all its first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) programs in Canada, it announced last week. This is part of a series of measures funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) to help reduce opioid-related deaths by increasing access to response training and a life-saving medication that buys those affected enough time for medical attention. “All of the courses for the
Colorado’s attorney general says a civil rights investigation that begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. (Sept. 15)
An Ontario father found guilty in the death of his two-year-old son will have to live in a half-way house and will have to report any relationships with females to a parole officer as part of a host of conditions imposed as part of his release. Mario Wint pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2016 after originally being charged with second-degree murder in the January 2015 death of his two-year-old son, Ty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was credited two years for time spent in custody.
Golden Lake -- Residents of the Golden Lake area will now be saved the 36 kilometre round trip trek to the North Algona Wilberforce Township office on Shaw Woods Road at Lake Dore when accessing services from their township. At the regular township council meeting on September 7th, council was informed the purchase of the former Carl’s Auto building has been finalized and the township has officially taken possession of the site. “Our plan would be to have our main reception person at Golden Lake