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In a quest to become zero waste, the Gabriola Island Recycling Organization has selected three design prototypes to help funnel waste fabrics into brand new items to sell. Michelle Kresnyak, general manager of the Gabriola Island Recycling Organization, says the organization receives over 45,000 kilograms of donated clothing every year. Half of that goes into their thrift store, but the other half would end up in a landfill. Kresnyak's organization applied for a grant to research ways to divert
There wasn't an empty seat in a makeshift courtroom at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre Friday, the last day of arguments in a sentencing hearing for a teenager convicted of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old in 2018. Following final arguments from the Crown and defence lawyers, the teen offered an apology to Erica "Eliza" Hill O'Watch's family and friends watching from the gallery. "I'm not asking you to forgive and forget because I know what you see when you look at me," the now 18-year-old told the r
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group was killed Saturday in a shootout with security forces, the Indonesian military said, in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in the remote mountain jungles. Ali Kalora was one of two militants killed in the shootout, said Central Sulawesi’s regional military chief Brig. Gen. Farid Makruf. He identified the other suspected extremist as Jaka Ramadan. The two men were fatally shot during
Authorities placed the area around the US Capitol under heavy security ahead of a rally on Saturday in support of rioters imprisoned after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. (Sept. 18)
Divers in the Philippines pulled plastic bags, drinks bottles and fishing nets from a coral reef on Saturday, joining an annual cleanup that aims to highlight the impact of garbage on the world's oceans. About a dozen divers cleared rubbish from the reef and nearby beaches as they marked World Cleanup Day in Batangas province, a popular spot for snorkelling and diving south of the capital, Manila. "For every fishing line or net that you remove, you could actually prevent a turtle from dying or getting caught in it or eating a plastic bag," organiser Carmela Sevilla told Reuters, holding up a mesh bag full of garbage.
Brazilian-American filmmaker Alexandre Moratto brought his poignant, compelling and heartbreaking film 7 Prisoners to the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which shines a light on modern-day human trafficking and enslavement.
Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia will agree to take steps to build secure semiconductor supply chains when they meet in Washington next week, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday, citing a draft of the joint statement. U.S. President Joe Biden will host a first in-person summit of leaders of the "Quad" countries, which have sought to boost co-operation to push back against China's growing assertiveness. The draft says that in order to create robust supply chains, the four countries will ascertain their semiconductor supply capacities and identify vulnerability, the Nikkei said, without unveiling how it had obtained the document.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the conduct of Peel Regional Police after a young man suffered serious injuries when officers arrested him on Friday night in Brampton. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says Peel police arrested the man, 26 on Kingknoll Drive at about 11 p.m. The SIU did not say why the man was arrested or what happened before the arrest. "There was a police interaction," the SIU said in the release on Saturday. "The man was taken to the police station, followed by
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
Ontario is reporting 821 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 10 new deaths from the virus. The province says the deaths include someone under 19 -- a 10-year-old child whose death was reported by health authorities in Waterloo Region on Friday. The region's top doctor said Friday that the child had underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized before their death. Health Minister Christine Elliott says today's new cases include 621 people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID19 or whos
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative premier has asked people who protested proof-of-vaccination policies outside the home of the province's chief medical officer of health to consider acting more like adults. Tim Houston released a video message over social media on Friday night about the small protest outside the Halifax home of Dr. Robert Strang earlier in the day. Houston says he would encourage those who carried out the protests to "grow up and think of others," and that there's
Kneehill County councillors approved their new traffic control bylaw which included slightly lower speed limits in hamlets. The decision was made at the Sept. 14 regular meeting. Traffic Control Bylaw #1800 was presented by Debra Grosfield, manager protective services, who noted the bylaw had already passed first and second reading earlier in 2021 and further noted one of the most noticeable changes in the new document was the lowering of hamlet speed limits from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Grosfield al
A Canadian-led team of scientists has concluded that tropical coral reefs that feed millions around the world have lost about half their ability to support human communities since 1950. "I don't think any of us expected the declines to be as big as we found," said Tyler Eddy of Memorial University, lead author of the paper published Friday in the journal One Earth. The paper is the first to tote up the cumulative effects of threats faced by tropical coral reefs from overfishing to pollution to c
OTTAWA — A campaign that started with anger over Justin Trudeau's decision to call an election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is ending amid anger over conservative premiers' handling of the health crisis. The first wave of discontent appears to have sunk Trudeau's hopes for a Liberal majority and even put in jeopardy his chances of eking out another minority. The second wave may yet save him. When Trudeau pulled the plug on his minority government on Aug. 15, he tried to frame the ballot
ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of sites in big and small communities around the state, including schools, farmers' markets and meat plants. But it has had few takers at some locations — a likely reflection, at least in part, of skepticism about vaccines in Georgia. Th
Nova Scotia's premier has clear, harsh words for the small group of people who recently protested outside the province's top doctor's home: "grow up." On Friday evening, Premier Tim Houston released a video message about a small protest outside the Fall River home of Dr. Robert Strang, the province's chief medical officer of health, earlier that day. "There isn't language harsh enough to condemn these actions," Houston said in the video. "I would encourage you all to grow up and think of others.
The father of a fisherman missing at sea is asking boats from Southern Labrador and Northern Newfoundland to join the search effort for his son and a second crew member. The two-person crew aboard Island Lady was expected to land in Mary's Harbour around 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Around 6:30 p.m that evening, Dwight Russell checked his son Marc's Facebook Messenger account to see whether it showed him active and online. "I usually checks with that account every day just to make sure he's home," he sa
A man was killed Friday evening after his vehicle struck the support of a train bridge on a secondary highway northeast of Edmonton. Morinville RCMP said a Mercedes sedan travelling westbound on Highway 633 at about 5:40 p.m. collided with the structure just east of the hamlet of Villeneuve, Alta., near Range Road 263. Bystanders who saw the collision got the driver out of the vehicle, which caught fire after the impact. The 42-year-old man from St. Albert, Alta., was pronounced dead by emergenc
FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO — Vaccines continue to dog Canada's Conservative leader as he vies for votes in seat heavy Ontario with the clock ticking down to election day. Erin O'Toole started his second last day of campaigning running by a farmers market without appearing to go inside to capitalize on one of his last chances to meet prospective voters. That decision reflects the party's overall campaign strategy, which has relied more on O'Toole answering questions from people through virtual townhall
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The best way to remember Norm Macdonald, who died last week at age 61, is probably to surf YouTube for late-night and “Saturday Night Live” clips,sift through Twitter for anecdotes and read some of themany finetributes written about the comedian. But while movies were a smaller part of Macdonald's output, his plainspoken, deadpan come