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DENVER (AP) — A civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has a pattern of racially biased policing, Colorado's attorney general said Wednesday. Attorney General Phil Weiser said the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color — especially Black people — differently than white people. He said the agency also has a pattern of using unlawful excessive force; freque
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
The Carcross/Tagish First Nations have turned their community into a world-class mountain bike destination. The Weather Network's Mia Gordon spoke with 'Single Track to Success' about creating jobs, all the while respecting the land around them.
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
MONTREAL — Recent reports of long lineups in front of COVID-19 testing centres in Montreal are just another argument for the need to offer rapid testing across the province, says Maude Laberge, a professor at Université Laval and a researcher in population health. "Rapid testing should be available in pharmacies the same way pregnancy tests are available," Laberge said in an interview Wednesday. "A recent study showed two-thirds of Quebecers with symptoms don’t go get tested, so I think if some
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.
TORONTO — The City of Toronto and its health partners are launching a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Mayor John Tory says the so-called "Days of Vaxtion" will start on Thursday. Tory says the campaign is part of the city's plan to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. The clinic locations were selected in an effort to bring vaccines to residents in areas that have low vaccination coverage. The city says they were also chosen to facilitate ea
After more than two decades without clean drinking water, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on the Ontario-Manitoba border is celebrating the opening of a water treatment facility and the end of water advisories for the community. Despite drawing water from the same source as the City of Winnipeg, Shoal Lake 40 has never had a centralized water treatment facility. Construction of the new $33-million water treatment facility and system started in 2019. Now all the homes in the community are hooked up to
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
CORNWALL – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit region reached another interim goal last week with 85 per cent of the population age 12 and older having received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. EOHU Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis said that means the region is on its way to 90 per cent, which is considered herd immunity. “We just want to make sure these people who got the first dose get their second dose as well,” he said. “We’re looking at progress though.” He said that 75 per
A group of Afghan diplomats from the deposed government in Kabul has issued a first-of-its-kind joint statement calling on world leaders to deny the Taliban formal recognition and chiding them for "leaving our people at the mercy of a terrorist group." The diplomats who signed the strongly worded letter were all below the rank of ambassador. "We are disheartened that after twenty years of engagement, our allies are abandoning Afghanistan and leaving our people at the mercy of a terrorist group," the diplomats wrote.
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
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — As a new semester begins amid a resurgence of the coronavirus, 26 of the 50 largest public university campuses in the U.S. are not mandating that students be vaccinated, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Approaches on enforcement vary widely even among universities that do have vaccine mandates, with some offering leniency for students who opt out and others expelling those who do not comply. Administrators are emphasizing high numbers for student vaccination
If just one resident, one business or the city of Yellowknife opposes the "only" suitable proposed day shelter location, unhoused residents displaced by the latest COVID-19 outbreak will be cut off from the services they need most, according to Health Minister Julie Green. In an open letter published Monday, and anticipating public opposition, Green implored residents to support the establishment of a temporary day shelter by October in the former Legion building on Franklin Ave. "There are no o
Golden Lake -- Residents of the Golden Lake area will now be saved the 36 kilometre round trip trek to the North Algona Wilberforce Township office on Shaw Woods Road at Lake Dore when accessing services from their township. At the regular township council meeting on September 7th, council was informed the purchase of the former Carl’s Auto building has been finalized and the township has officially taken possession of the site. “Our plan would be to have our main reception person at Golden Lake
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were in keeping with his duties as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a written statement, Gen. Mark Milley's spokesman, Col. Dave Butler, said Milley acted within his authority as the most senior uniformed adviser to the president and to the secretary of defense. “His calls with the Chinese and
FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz appear before a Senate committee to answer questions about the handling of USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse case. (Sept. 15)
SOUTH DUNDAS – Local English Catholic schools received equipment and upgrades as part of a $6.8 million funding inititiative. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario upgraded 23 of its schools with major HVAC upgrades. This included St. Mary Catholic School in Chesterville, which received air conditioning for the entire school. Five roof-top units and an upgrade to the building automation system was also part of that project. Junior and senior kindergarten classrooms each received
Certain species are evolving with bigger ears, wings, and tails in response to warming global temperatures.
On Sept. 9, 1971 inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility led the largest prison uprising in U.S. history, taking staff as hostages, and now a new documentary, titled Attica, part of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), allows us to hear about what happened from the people who were actually there.