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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 49 active reported infections across the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are now 19 cases associated with a cluster in the northern Newfoundland town of Roddickton, where just 60 per cent of eligible residents have received a first dose of vaccine. She says a cluster identified in the eastern region of the province has been linked to large indoor gatherings wher
A 37-year-old man from Kingsclear First Nation has been charged with second-degree murder after the shooting death of another man from the same community, say the RCMP. The RCMP say they received a report of a shooting on a dirt road in a wooded area in Allandale — about 60 kilometres west of Fredericton — at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday. James Robert Paul, 40, was found dead at the scene, and an autopsy later determined he died of a gunshot wound. At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a 37-year-old man was
One of the most highly anticipated documentaries at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Jagged, from filmmaker Alison Klayman, reveals emotional and shocking details about Alanis Morissette's life, but the Canadian music legend is not a supporter.
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the plan Tuesday as recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. It calls for restricting commercial and recreational salmon fishing when chinook salmon numbers are especially low. It's one of the the first times a federal age
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president has called a third parliamentary election this year that will be held on Nov. 14 after two previous votes failed to produce a government, authorities said Wednesday. Parliament will be dissolved and a new caretaker government will be appointed in the European Union country of 7 million. Bulgaria already held parliamentary elections in April and July this year, but the country's largest three parties fail to produce a working coalition government. On th
Residents who live along Cabana Road in South Windsor are fed up with the changes to the road causing more traffic in their area and they say it poses a risk to children crossing the street. "The city has made it into a mini-highway," said Shirley Watson, who lives on the corner of Karen Street and Cabana Road. "We're even thinking of moving because it's just so ridiculous." The stretch of Road at Cabana street and Karen Road was widened four years ago from two lanes to four. It's part of work h
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops must minister with “compassion and tenderness,” not condemnation, to politicians who support abortion rights and warned that clerics shouldn’t let politics enter into questions about receiving Communion. Francis was asked en route home from Slovakia about the debate in the U.S. church about whether President Joe Biden and other politicians should be denied Communion because of their stances on abortion. U.S. bishops
“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking — indeed, hoping — when she first found out the phrase “MeToo” was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It was a phrase she had come up with over years of working with survivors of sexual violence. And she worried that it would be co-opted or misused, turned into a mere hashtag for a brief moment of social media frenzy and ruining the hard work she
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories ranging from retellings of the myths of Paul Bunyan and of Hans Christian Andersen's “The Snow Queen” to a look back at the Black Panther Party are among the 10 nominees on the longlist for the National Book Award for young people's literature. On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation also announced the longlist for translated books, with fiction originating from Syria, Chile and South Korea among other countries. The French-language author Maryse Conde, often mentioned
A group of about 60 former interpreters who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan have started a hunger strike on Parliament Hill, demanding the federal government move faster to resettle their family members in Canada. The Taliban has been taking over Afghanistan, putting those who assisted Canada, the United States and other allied countries during the war, along with their families, at risk of reprisals. The federal government has said it hopes to resettle all Afghans who helped w
It's the one time of year where all local politicians in B.C. gather together — but for the second year in a row, it's happening virtually. The annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention is taking place this week, allowing mayors and councillors to lobby the provincial government and trade best practices on local government. Like last year, it takes place with an election campaign underway — federal this year, instead of provincial — and continued uncertainty during a pandemic, but or
Ottawa reported 50 more cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. First health-care outbreak in more than two months. Quebec reports 20 more cases in the Outaouais. Other area cases trend up. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 50 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday and no deaths. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more infectious delta variant that's behind the fourth pandemic wave. Numbers to watch 14: As of S
Shootin’ the Breeze chatted with each of the six federal candidates to discuss what they’re passionate about and what motivates them. They promised to make significant changes to economic and social policy, driven by a sense of frustration for the current government and empathy for universal pandemic problems. Mental health In the past year, John Barlow has seen farming families collapse under the burden of summer drought and struggle economically after illegal rail blockades stopped shipments o
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The fourth wave of COVID-19 infections continues to hit First Nations communities nationwide as the Delta variant makes its way through populations with lower vaccination rates while new cases – and deaths – continue to climb, numbers published by Indigenous Services Canada this week showed. There are 1,661 active cases currently ongoing in First Nations communities across Canada, up from 1,482 last week. The statistics continue to paint a grim picture as the fourth wave takes hold in First Nati
Sporting dance moves on TikTok videos in his signature neon turbans, the leader of Canada's left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), Jagmeet Singh, is poised to recover from a 2019 election stumble and strengthen his position as kingmaker in the country's next government. Singh, the first member of a visible minority to lead a major Canadian federal party, helped prop up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal minority government for two years and could resume that role. A tight race means the Liberals or Conservatives may end up with another minority https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-sought-an-election-he-risks-losing-with-only-week-go-2021-09-13 after the Sept. 20 election.
The Executive Directors of Kahnawake organizations announced they voted unanimously to observe the new federal holiday slated for September 30 – but not for the same reasons as the federal government, Kahnawake Grand Chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer said yesterday. The September 30 holiday was instituted this year by the federal government as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, but that’s not exactly why the community has decided to observe the holiday The Executive Directors Committee (E
TORONTO — Ontario did not spend any funds from a new $2.7-billion COVID-19 response program in the first quarter, the province's fiscal watchdog found, prompting critics to question why the government didn't use the money during the third wave. A Wednesday report from the Financial Accountability Office found health spending was $691 million lower than planned in the area of population and public health because the province didn't spend funds from the pandemic program. That provincial program –
Lexi Daken's death was preventable, says a newly released report on the 16-year-old Fredericton girl's death. "Having reviewed all the circumstances of Lexi's passing, we come to the regrettable but inescapable conclusion that this death, like many youth deaths from suicide could have been prevented," says the report from New Brunswick's child and youth advocate. The report confirmed what Chris Daken has always maintained about his daughter's death — that with the proper help it would not have h
Certain species are evolving with bigger ears, wings, and tails in response to warming global temperatures.