Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
NEW YORK (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda and a sharply worded warning from the international organization's leader: “We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetime.” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres rang the alarm in his annual state-of-the-world speech at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly’s high-level meeting for leaders o
The 5.9-magnitude earthquake reportedly damaged buildings in Melbourne, and was felt throughout neighbouring states.
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. Police say the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were discovered last Friday but they are unable to say where they were found because the case is before the courts. RCMP in a release say they died on Thursday — the day before they were reported missing. Police say autopsies completed on the weekend determined the deaths are ho
A man is dead after he fell into the Credit River in Mississauga and failed to resurface on Tuesday evening, Peel paramedics say. Peel police said the man fell into the river in the area of Stavebank Road and Park Street in Mississauga's Port Credit neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 5:20 p.m. Crews located him and pulled him from the water but his vital signs were absent. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Global's Keith Baldrey has the latest on the B.C. government's announcement that it is "actively preparing" to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged six to 11, if and when it receives Health Canada approval.
The N.W.T. is reporting 27 new cases of COVID-19 across the territory. In a Tuesday night news release, the office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) said there are 241 active cases across the territory, up from 227 on Monday. The majority of cases are in the Yellowknife area, including Dettah and Ndilǫ, with 141, an increase of nine in the past 24 hours. Behchokǫ̀ remains the community with the second most cases, with 51, an increase of four since yesterday, while Whatì has 30 cases, a
Some House of Commons seats on the Prairies were still up for grabs Tuesday as mail-in and special ballots were being counted in close ridings following the federal election. Little more than 100 votes separated the Conservative and Liberals candidates in one Winnipeg riding, where officials were going through more than 3,000 ballots that had been mailed in or cast in person at Elections Canada offices. "It's very, very close," Doug Eyolfson, the Liberal challenger in Charleswood-St. James-Headi
The Miawpukek First Nation and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition have signed an agreement to work toward increased equity participation in a project to earn revenue from liquefied natural gas. The agreement, which was signed on the first day of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association conference in St. John's, represents the first-ever Indigenous participation in an offshore energy project in the province. "The benefits by way of own source revenue generation and
The first day of fall will not be pleasant in southern Ontario, with rainfall warnings in place for a widespread soaking rain that could dump as much as 100 mm of rain over parts of Ontario this week.
VICTORIA — British Columbia is reversing course on notifying parents about COVID-19 exposures at schools after the provincial health officer previously said reporting of single cases caused too much anxiety. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday that parents and teachers from across the province have let it be known they need to be informed about the transmission of the virus and that a new system is expected to be in place by the end of the week. "We have asked our team to get together right now to mak
WARSAW — Peterborough County OPP have launched an investigation after a Pride flag was set on fire at Warsaw Public School in Douro-Dummer Township. The flag was removed from the school’s flagpole and burned over the weekend — sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, police said Tuesday. Police were contacted Monday morning when a school employee discovered the damaged flag, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board chair Diane Lloyd told The Examiner. “Whoever burned it had
For the third consecutive federal election the number of Indigenous MPs to sit in Ottawa maxes out at 10, that despite a record number of 77 Indigenous candidates running this time around. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were re-elected for a third term Sept. 20 and will form a second-consecutive minority government. “I think what we’ve seen across the board (is) people stuck with the status quo,” said Courtney Skye, research fellow with the Indigenous think-tank the Yellowhead Institute. “There was
CONSISTENT mask-use could exempt a student or school employee from a self-isolation stint — even if they are deemed a close COVID-19 contact, as the province attempts to limit learning disruptions. Manitoba has tweaked its case management in K-12 schools that will result in more directives to self-monitor rather than self-isolate, especially among the fully vaccinated population. Quarantine periods have also been reduced to 10 days from 14. “We cannot say there is zero risk for kids from COVID-1
Grizzly bears are known as one of the most ferocious predators in the forest; few can stand against them. Except for a rare circumstance in eastern B.C.'s Yoho National Park, where a mountain goat took one on — and won. According to Parks Canada, a forensic necropsy of a female grizzly bear determined that it died of wounds inflicted by the mountain goat. David Laskin, wildlife ecologist with Parks Canada, said the bear was found with puncture wounds at the bottom of the neck and armpits, consis
Young 2SLGBTQ+ people struggling to deal with precarious housing at the best of times have been forced to face even more challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often with less support. “The overarching themes were certainly not positive and there are not a lot of bright spots, unfortunately,” said Alex Abramovich, an independent scientist who works with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the lead author of a report on the topic. Sixty-one youth completed surveys and 20
Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 connected to a Halifax high school and work is underway to notify any close contacts. The principal of Citadel High School sent a letter to families Tuesday evening explaining the situation. "Public Health is confident the school remains a safe place for students and staff, and our school will remain open," Joe Morrison said. Morrison said further details, including names, will not be released to protect the privacy of students and staff. Close cont
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday against turning their backs on the country's Taliban rulers. Speaking from the podium of the U.N. General Assembly, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stressed “the necessity of continuing dialogue with Taliban because boycott only leads to polarization and reactions, whereas dialogue coul
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since its last planned launch date, the U.S. film academy's museum is ready to open to the public on Sept 30. “I’m very moved to be able to say to you, finally, at last, boy howdy hey, welcome to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,” T
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge. The nation's most populous state is the only one experiencing “substantial" coronavirus transmission, the second-highest level on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's color-coded map. So is Puerto Rico. In all other U.S. states, virus transmission is labeled as “high," defined as 100 or more cases per 100,000 people
NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler, Jamaal Bowman and Nydia Velázquez called conditions at the jail “deplorable and nothing short of a humanitarian crisis," in a letter Tuesday to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The demand followed th