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ARVIAT, Nunavut — Schools were closed Friday in Arviat, Nunavut, after a presumptive case of COVID-19 was reported in a school-aged student in the community. Nunavut's chief public officer wouldn't say how old the infected student is, but added that neither the pupil nor family have travelled recently. Dr. Michael Patterson said that means the student was infected by someone outside the household. As a result, restrictions were tightened in the community of about 3,000, with mandatory masking an
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As Russians cast their ballots this weekend in a parliamentary election, several opposition members have been banned from running for office and more than a dozen have left the country amid a widespread political crackdown that's paved the way for the re-election of the ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin. One of the few high-profile candidates to make it onto the ballot is currently languishing in jail, charged with being part of an "undesirable organization." "T
LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles. The actor says she “left nothing out on the table” for the already released “You Got Anything Stronger?”, which adopts the same casual tone of her 2017 New York Times bestseller, “We’re Going To Need More Wine,” but also tackle tough issues directly. “I am a big proponent of
Urologist Dr Adrian Fairey and bladder cancer survivor Ferg Devins speak about the importance of the annual walk that raises money for research.
Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
Ontario is reporting 795 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, with Waterloo Region announcing Friday that a child under 10 had died with the virus. Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, the region's medical officer of health, said the child had underlying health conditions and there were no school or child-care setting exposures related to the case. Wang said the death is a rare, tragic circumstance and a reminder of how serious the virus is. Premier Doug Ford shared condolences with the family on Friday. Ch
More than a month after the movement seized the capital Kabul, most educational institutions have remained closed as the Taliban have struggled to reopen the economy and restore normal life in the cities. At some of the schools that have managed to operate, girls up to the sixth grade have attended, and women students have gone to university classes. Taliban officials have said they will not replicate the fundamentalist policies of the previous Taliban government, which banned girls' education, and they have promised that girls will be able to study so long as they do so in segregated classrooms.
The World Health Organization's chief looks set to run unopposed for a second term at the helm as tries to guide the world through its biggest health crisis in a century, sources said. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017.
Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director. Yet four features and many accolades later, that fact may come as a surprise to many in the U.S. who still know her best for her acting — especially for playing Shosanna in “Inglorious Basterds.” But that’s poised to change soon. Her latest film, an adaptation of Victoria Mas’ 2019 novel “The Mad Women’s Ball,” is being made more widely available than any of her previous films, thanks to the reach of
WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Friday pleaded not guilty to making a false statement to the FBI in a charge stemming from a probe of the U.S. government’s investigation into Russian election interference. Michael Sussman appeared Friday in D.C. federal court before Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui. He is just the second person to be prosecuted by special counsel John Durham in two-and-a-half years of work. The indictment accuses Sussmann of lying to the FBI when he was questio
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Supporters of a plan to open supervised injection sites to try to reduce overdose deaths urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a court decision that bans the practice. The test case centers on a nonprofit group's Safehouse project in Philadelphia, but officials in other states are watching closely as they debate similar programs. Nationally, more than 93,000 people died last year from drug overdoses, a sharp spike from just a year earlier. A divided U.S. appeals co
WINDSOR, Ont. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a Toronto-area candidate has been asked to pause his campaign after the party learned he previously faced a dropped sexual assault charge. Trudeau said Friday that he learned about the allegations against Spadina-Fort York candidate Kevin Vuong after the Toronto Star reported on the 2019 charge against him, which was later withdrawn. "We are a party that always takes seriously any allegations or reports of sexual harassment or intimidation or as
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch defense minister quit Friday, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan. Ank Bijleveld is the second minister in the Netherlands' caretaker coalition government to resign over the evacuations, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag. Kaag stepped down immediately after the parliamentary censure motion was passed Thursday nigh
Nova Scotia reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the active caseload in the province to 162. Twelve of the new cases are in the central zone. Ten of those are close contacts of previously reported cases and two are under investigation. According to a news release from the province, there are signs of community spread in the central zone among unvaccinated people between the ages of 20 and 40 who are participating in social activities. Five of the new cases are in the northern zo
NEW YORK — Newfoundland and Labrador musicians are bringing the folk tradition of "the Rock" to "Come From Away." Alan Doyle, the Navigators, the Dardanelles and Rosemary Lawton are among the homegrown artists adding their twist to songs from the hit musical in "Covers from Away." The folk album pays homage to the local sounds that influenced the score of the Tony Award-winning show. "Come From Away" tells the true story of a Newfoundland community that took in thousands of passengers whose flig
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas sheriff's deputy was charged Friday with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a white teenager whose death has drawn the attention of national civil rights activists. A special prosecutor announced the felony charge against Michael Davis, a former sergeant with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office, in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain. Davis faces between three and 10 years in prison if convicted. Davis shot Brittain during a June 23 tra
When Kamal Khera first arrived in Ottawa as one of Parliament’s youngest MPs back in 2015, she would sometimes be mistaken for a staffer. Now, some of her young volunteers from back then are moving up through the ranks themselves. Khera, who is seeking to retain her Brampton West seat for the Liberals, says she actively encourages young people, and especially other young women of colour, to get involved since their views help represent the demographic reality in Canada. “When I got elected in po
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Friday his party has asked Toronto candidate Kevin Vuong to "pause his campaign" after the Toronto Star reported he had been charged previously with sexual assault — a charge that was later dropped. Speaking to reporters, Trudeau said his party only learned of the allegations Thursday from the Star's report — allegations he called "serious." Trudeau was asked if Vuong would be allowed to sit as an MP if he wins his riding of Spadina-Fort York. "We are looking i
A new program to help improve digital literacy skills for older Nunavummiut has been launched. The Connected Elders and Youth program, by Pinnguaq, Connected Canadians and HelpAge Canada, is an intergenerational digital literacy program that pairs youth and elders. It's hoped the skills will help elders keep connected with friends and family digitally. The program will be in the seven communities of the Kivalliq region, including Rankin Inlet, Arviat and Whale Cove, and the program has also expa