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Toronto police are investigating after possible human remains were found at the Downsview GO construction site in Toronto. A spokesperson for provincial transit agency Metrolinx said work crews made the discovery Thursday morning in the Keele Street and Wilson Avenue area. Metrolinx immediately called police and are fully cooperating with the investigation, said Anne Marie Aikins. Aikins said the discovery was not the result of an archeological dig, and was found during a perimeter search of the
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally friendly era of mortuary science that includes the natural organic reduction of human remains, also known as body composting. “It’s a natural process where the body is returned to an elemental level over a short period of time,” said
The will of Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will be sealed and remain private for at least 90 years to preserve the monarch's dignity, a judge at London's High Court has ruled. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the 95-year-old British monarch for more than seven decades, died at the age of 99 at his wife's Windsor Castle home to the west of London on April 9. In keeping with a convention dating back to 1910, Andrew McFarlane, the president of the court's Family Division, said he had agreed Philip's will should be sealed up "and that no copy of the will should be made for the record or kept on the court file".
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Stettler County heard a detailed presentation on how a concerned community member feels treated wood and styrofoam could be better handled within the waste system. The presentation was made at the Sept. 8 regular meeting of council. Grace Fix presented virtually to councillors about two subjects she said she felt very strongly about, the burning of treated wood at transfer stations and the placement of styrofoam in landfills. Beginning with treated wood, Fix stated several times during her prese
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s parliament was to vote late Thursday to approve the new, female-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Edi Rama, with 12 of the 17 jobs going to women, making Albania a global leader in terms of the percentage of women in government positions. Rama, who secured a record third consecutive term in April, has pledged to return the country to economic growth, focusing on tourism and agriculture. His Socialist party holds 74 of 140 seats in parliament, and his choice of
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who died in hospital after being arrested in Chatham, Ont. The Special Investigations Unit says the 53-year-old was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Chatham-Kent Police Service. It says police had been called to a convenience store on reports of "an unwanted man." Preliminary information from the SIU says the man was in distress, and was first taken to the police station, then the hospital. He was treated for serious injuries and d
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is reporting a case of COVID-19 in an audience member who attended press and industry screenings. The TIFF organization says its customer relations team was informed of the positive COVID result but the festival offered no details on how many or which screenings were involved. A statement says: "Medcan, TIFF's COVID health and safety consultants, have advised that because of the strictly enforced COVID protocols in place at all TIFF venues, this
Quebec's Health Ministry is defending its decision to gather the personal information of employees in the province's educational institutions, insisting that having a picture of COVID-19 vaccination coverage among staff is critical to managing the pandemic in high-risk areas. Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's public health director, has asked school administrators to provide him the full name, date of birth, address, phone number and health insurance card number of staff members — as well as the full
MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected more than 4,200 temblors in what scientists are calling an “earthquake swarm” around La Palma island since last Saturday. An earthquake swarm is a cluster of quakes in one area during a short period and can indicate an approaching erupti
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, resigned Thursday after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover. In a parliamentary debate Wednesday night, Kaag acknowledged that the government's slow or muddled response to warnings about the situation in Afghanistan meant some local staff and people who had worked as translators for Dutch troops in the count
The University of Saskatchewan has launched a new app and website that marks a historic first for women's hockey in Canada. In partnership with Pattison Media, it is the first time a private broadcaster in Canada has committed to broadcasting a full season of women's hockey. Going by the name HuskieFAN, the digital hub will provide live and on-demand coverage of the school's women's and men's hockey teams and football team. It will also have features on Huskies track and field, basketball, volle
The Village of Sundridge is on the verge of accomplishing what Mayor Lyle Hall says would be unheard of in the Almaguin Highlands. The village plans to pursue an agreement with Lakeland Networks to install high-speed internet to parts of the community that earlier in time were not approved under the Universal Broadband Funding program. It means, with the exception of seven buildings in the village, every home and business will have access to faster internet service by the end of the expansion. T
(ANNews) - Alberta’s government has postponed plans to require identification to access supervised consumption services for people who use drugs until 2022, the Edmonton Journal reports. The announcement comes two weeks after harm reduction advocacy groups Moms Stop the Harm and Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society launched a legal challenge against the government over the new Recovery-Oriented Overdose Prevention Guide announced in June, which will require clients to provide their personal he
World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday. Georgieva said she disagreed "fundamentally with the findings and interpretations" of the report and had briefed the IMF's executive board.
Canadians across the country, including those of the South Peace, will exercise their democratic right to vote on Sept. 20. On the ballot for the Grande Prairie–Mackenzie riding are incumbent Chris Warkentin for the Conservative party of Canada (CPC), Shawn McLean for People’s Party of Canada (PPC), Ambrose Ralph for the Maverick party, Jennifer Villebrun for the New Democratic Party (NDP), Donovan Eckstrom for the Parti Rhinocéros Party, and Dan Campbell for the Liberals. Elections Canada sugge
Hamilton police say one man is dead and two are in life-threatening condition after a violent kidnapping Thursday morning. Police say officers were called to a home in Mount Hope, Ont., at 2:55 a.m. after reports of a shooting. Officers say they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds who were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say one of the men died in hospital and the other is undergoing surgery. A third man, their father, was forced into a black SUV and taken from t
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine. Not much learning went on in Ben's home. On some days last week, the second-grader was given no work by his teachers. On others, he was done by 9:30 a.m., his daily assignments consisting of solving 10 math problems or punctuating four sentences, accordin
The government of Newfoundland and Labrador released its guidelines on Thursday for who should be getting a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. According to the government's vaccine website, some immunocompromised individuals should receive a third dose of mRNA vaccine specifically, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. "Individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may have a lower immune response to COVID-19 vaccines compared to the general population," the website reads. "Individuals
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants have converged under the bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Mexico's Ciudad Acuña, creating a makeshift camp with few basic services in intense heat in the latest border emergency facing U.S. President Joe Biden. Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano said that as of early Thursday evening 10,503 migrants were under the Del Rio International Bridge, up from 8,200 in the morning.