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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
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president called on Germans to face the country's cruel colonial past as he opened a new museum in the capital's center that will be home to two of Berlin’s state museums. The Ethnological Museum and the Museum for Asian Art both contain artifacts that were looted from countries in Africa and elsewhere. “Especially the countries in Africa have lost an immense part of their art through the raids of the Europeans,” President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said at the official open
The three major U.S. stock indexes rose 1% on Wednesday as investors mostly took in stride the latest signals from the Federal Reserve, including clearing the way for the central bank to reduce its monthly bond purchases soon. The S&P 500 registered its biggest daily percentage gain since July 23. While trading was choppy following the Fed's latest policy statement and comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, stocks finished close to where they were before the central bank news.
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — The top American military officer held talks Wednesday with his Russian counterpart as the United States struggles to secure basing rights and other counterterrorism support in countries bordering Afghanistan — an effort Moscow has opposed. The six-hour meeting in Finland's capital between Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff, came at a crucial time after the U.S. military withdrawal f
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
Regina city council's executive committee is getting its first look at results from a survey that sought residents' views on improving affordability for low-income property taxpayers and water utility customers. The online questionnaire ran from May 28 to June 30 and saw reponses from 2,924 Regina residents, according to a report summary on the committee's Wednesday agenda. The survey found 21 per cent of respondents live in households with a total annual income of $40,000 or less. Another 27 pe
Some professional sports teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, led the way on requiring COVID-19 vaccines for fans in the stands. But the mandates don’t always apply to athletes, which concerns some players.
LONDON (AP) — Standing sections are set to return to Premier League stadiums for the first time in 27 years. British authorities on Wednesday announced a pilot scheme that will allow some clubs to trial licensed standing areas from January, ending a blanket ban on such sections in top stadiums. All-seater stadiums have been mandatory in the top two tiers of English soccer since 1994-95, f ollowing safety recommendations made after the crush at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 that led to the deaths
The results of a transportation-needs survey, commissioned by the Kincardine Area Seniors Advisory Action Committee (KASAAC), with support from the Municipality of Kincardine, have been compiled and released. The purpose of the survey was to identify if there is a need for safe and affordable transportation in the local area and to determine what the most pressing needs are. Using the information compiled, it hoped to identify short and long term solutions to whatever needs were identified. “Our
The Liberals completed another sweep of all five Brampton ridings as they solidified their grip on the city. It is the third election in a row that every Brampton seat has turned red in a place that was once considered up for grabs. Three of the five MPs elected in 2015 — Ruby Sahota (Brampton North), Sonia Sidhu (Brampton South) and Kamal Khera (Brampton West) — were returned to Ottawa and will have served a decade in parliament if the next government survives its full four-year term. Maninder
L'ORIGNAL, Ont. — The case of an eastern Ontario doctor charged with murder has been adjourned for six weeks. Dr. Brian Nadler is accused of killing 89-year-old Albert Poidinger at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital earlier this year. Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to the hospital on March 25, after which Poidinger was declared dead and Nadler was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police have also said they are investigating the doctor in connection with se
Global record high natural gas prices are pushing some energy-intensive companies to curtail production in a trend that is adding to disruptions to global supply chains in some sectors such as food and could result in higher costs being passed on to their customers. Some companies, including steel producers, fertiliser manufacturers and glass makers, have had to suspend or reduce production in Europe and Asia as a result of spiking energy prices. The UK on Tuesday said it agreed to provide state support to one of the companies to restart production of by-product carbon dioxide, which is used in food production, to avert a supply crunch.
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: Local communities are seeing a lower number of COVID-19 cases this week than the previous week. According to the Durham Region Health Department, Scugog has five active cases in home isolation as of press time. To date, Scugog has had 17 deaths and 365 resolved cases. Uxbridge has four active cases, all in-home isolation. Since the start of the pandemic, Uxbridge has had 26 deaths and 463 resolved cases. Brock Township currently has no active cases of the virus. To date, B
BROCK: The Township of Brock and the Region of Durham have made some progress regarding Beaverton's planned supportive housing development. Following a meeting earlier this month between the two sides at the Ontario Land Tribunal, the Township released a statement about the proceedings. "The Region of Durham has agreed with the Township's position that the site plan process for 91 Nine Mile Road should not be finalized until such time as the Interim Control By-law process has been completed and
Some Cambridge voters at Tapestry Hall polling station were either uncertain or uninformed about the issues going into the Sept. 20 election. Cambridge Times spoke with about 30 voters at the polling station to get a sense of what was on voters' minds when exiting the polls. Jack Dodgen said he “was just happy to vote,” but wasn’t driven by any issues in particular this election. Similarly Cambridge voter Margaret Deicon said nothing in particular was on her mind during this election season, but
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
Premier Doug Ford called for patience Wednesday as Ontario's vaccine passport system went into effect, while the province reported 463 new COVID-19 cases. Ford asked residents to respect the new verification program and be patient with businesses as they get used to the system. "I know this may be tough for some, but we owe it to our businesses to do everything we can to avoid lockdowns," he said. Beginning Wednesday, patrons at dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, gyms, sports facilities and other
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain's new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it billed as a simplification of the rules last week, including allowing fully vaccinated travelers arriving in England from much of the world to skip quarantine and take fewer tests. But the fine print on who was considered “fully vaccinated” is proving far more complicated
Swapping Alberta's health minister out for a new face is unlikely to change the provincial government's approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic, observers say. Critics say Premier Jason Kenney's decision on Tuesday to move Calgary-Acadia MLA Tyler Shandro from health to labour and immigration minister, and Calgary-Varsity MLA Jason Copping into health, will do nothing to stem the surge of people with COVID-19, which is overwhelming the province's health-care system. The premier has been drivi
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s prime minister-designate announced Wednesday that a three-party coalition will form the country's next government. King Mohammed VI appointed billionaire Aziz Akhanouch as prime minister earlier this month after his party placed first in a legislative election, netting 102 out of the 395 seats in the lower house of parliament. The coalition includes Akhanouch's liberal National Rally of Independents Party, or RNI, the Authenticity and Modernity party (PAM) and the