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A pair of businesses say they've sent letters to city hall and the territorial government voicing concern about a proposed temporary day shelter in downtown Yellowknife. But one possible neighbour — a dental clinic on 48th Street — says it supports setting up such a facility on the corner at 4709 Franklin Avenue, a building most recently used by Aurora Village. "The shelter provides an essential service that benefits peoples' lives, and that's the most important," said Amanda Lillis, a treatment
Police in Sherbrooke, Que., are looking for a man they say assaulted a nurse after he walked into a pharmacy and accused her of giving his wife a COVID-19 vaccine dose without his permission. The attack allegedly happened on Monday morning, at the Brunet pharmacy located near the corner of 12th Avenue North and du 24-Juin Street. "[Once there], the man quickly accuses the nurse of vaccinating his wife without [his] consent and then hits her several times to the face," said Martin Carrier, a spok
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: After a short federal election campaign, residents of three local ridings have decided to re-elect their representatives. On Monday, September 20th, Jamie Schmale (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock), Erin O’Toole (Durham) and Jennifer O’Connell were all declared elected. With 261 out of 262 polls reported, Conservative candidate Jamie Schmale won his riding with a total of 33,826 votes, which is 53 percent of the votes tallied. Mr. Schmale had over 19,000 more votes as of pr
All City of Calgary vehicles will soon have magnetic orange ribbon decals on them. The decals are meant to show the city's commitment to remembrance, truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people and the historic and ongoing trauma of the residential school system. Cree elder Doreen Spence says to her, the ribbons represent the thousands of Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools and never made it home. "Those ribbons will really do a lot to open people's hearts and open peopl
GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday for the first time since 2005, hoping to spur countries toward clean energy and prevent deaths and illness caused by air pollution. The new recommendations targeting pollutants including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, both of which are found in fossil fuel emissions, could save “millions of lives”, it said. The United Nations body hopes the revisions encourage their 194 member countries toward actions that slash fossil fuel emissions, which are also driving climate change.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman surprised journalists at a news conference on Wednesday by reading a prepared statement that called for patience and practically dismissed the team's chances of achieving any significant results this season. Barcelona has made a sluggish start to the campaign following Lionel Messi's departure with only two wins from its opening four league games and a 3-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in its Champions League opener. There has been plenty of speculation r
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court Wednesday sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in prison and confiscated his property Wednesday for hiding the money involved in illegally owned properties. The Tirana Appeals Court upheld another court's verdict against Adriatik Llalla, who served as Albania's prosecutor general during 2012-2017. A court that handles top officials’ corruption cases sentenced him in May for hiding property and giving false information on th
Four members of the Tisdale Fire Department were discharged, following Tisdale’s new fire chief Trevor Woolsey enforcing a policy requiring members to live within 10 minutes of town. Among those discharged was James Wright who served 12 years with the department before he was let go – 11 while living outside of Tisdale. During that time, he served about seven years as a captain, before becoming a training officer, a role he served for about a year before his discharge. Despite living on a grid r
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta has lost patience with doctors who have actively undermined the province's response to the pandemic. At an emergency meeting of the college's council Monday, council members unanimously supported issuing a strongly worded warning letter — underpinned by bolstered standards of practice — to doctors who spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines or advise patients not to get vaccinated, improperly issue exemptions for vaccines and masks, or refu
It might have seemed a long shot a year ago when a company built a digital platform for basketball fans to buy and trade video highlights of NBA games that they could probably watch for free online. These highlights, endorsed by the U.S. National Basketball Association, were sold as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs - crypto-assets that uses blockchain to authenticate their ownership, giving them a certain cachet and tradeable value. The NBA Top Shot platform has proved so popular that the crypto company behind it, Dapper Labs, announced on Wednesday that it had raised $250 million and was now branching into soccer through a deal with Spain's elite LaLiga division.
Ford Motor Co and startup Redwood Materials said on Wednesday they are partnering to form a "closed loop" or circular supply chain for electric vehicle batteries, from raw materials to recycling. The aim is to lower the cost of EVs by reducing the dependence on imported materials, while also narrowing the environmental impact from mining and refining of battery materials. Ford and Redwood will work closely with Korean battery maker SK Innovation, which has a joint venture with Ford called BlueOvalSK to make EV battery cells in the United States, Ford executive Lisa Drake said at a media briefing.
Happy fall, y’all is the message the Ripley Agricultural Society is sending out to the community as it gets ready for its 158th annual fall fair. Like many other fall fairs, the Ripley Agricultural Society will not be hosting a traditional fall fair again this year, but the organization has incorporated a number of “live events” designed to engage the community during fair weekend and keep the activities of the Society top of mind. The fair runs on Sept. 24-25, but a number of activities took pl
In a high-stakes standoff over the U.S. debt ceiling, congressional Republicans believe they see a chance to scale back President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic agenda while boosting their odds of retaking Congress in 2022. The Republican gambit passed an initial political test on Tuesday, when the House of Representatives voted 220-211 along party lines to approve a measure to suspend the $28.4 trillion debt ceiling and fund the federal government beyond Sept. 30, when the current fiscal year ends. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that his caucus, which holds half the chamber's 100 seats, will block it, seeking to frame the vote as a referendum on a $3.5 trillion Biden domestic spending package the House and Senate will take up in coming weeks.
Calgary city council approved a bylaw Wednesday that brings in consistent application of the province's vaccine passport program for many types of businesses. This means a proof-of-vaccination system is now required for certain businesses, including restaurants, bars, casinos, and movie theaters. Previously, Calgary businesses could choose whether or not they want to participate in the province's system. The identification required will be the same as the province's system — an immunization reco
KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec's most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch. It finally came within reach. On Aug. 9, the day Canada conditionally reopened the border to U.S. tourists, my car with the bicycle was packed and ready to go. But I wasn't. I had put off the required coronavirus tes
KAWARTHA LAKES: The Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay continues to be in a state of outbreak from COVID-19. A COVID-19 outbreak at this facility was declared on Tuesday, September 7th. As of press time, there are currently 11 active COVID-19 cases listed in the facility, according to the provincial correctional facility dashboard. At one point, on Sunday, September 12th, there were up to 18 cases confirmed as active in the local jail. At a virtual press conference on Wednesday, Septemb
Rivers of lava are burning through La Palma, Spain, as a volcano in the Canary Islands has become more active, say Spanish vulcanologists.
The executive director of the Residential Rental Association of P.E.I. wants to talk to the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission about how it set the maximum allowable rent increase for 2022. IRAC announced Tuesday that the increase would be one per cent for both heated and unheated units, but Cecil Villard said that doesn't match up with current inflation. "A one per cent increase in no way really responds to the costs that landlords will incur over the next year, when you consider that inf
In the lead-up to the federal election, there were concerns among Conservatives that votes for the People's Party of Canada could cut into the party's support — and seat count — but one expert says the PPC made less of an impact locally than she expected. Lydia Miljan, a political science professor at the University of Windsor, noted that all of the Conservative incumbents were re-elected in Windsor-Essex and beyond in Monday's vote. "I did see a lot of [PPC] signs in the county, both in Essex b
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018, a federal judge has ruled in a case challenging Maryland's ban on broadcasting court proceedings. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett on Tuesday permanently barred the state of Maryland from enforcing its “broadcast ban” against NPR, which intends to use audio from the trial of Capital Gazette newsroom shooter Jarrod Ramos in an u