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PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the “voter file” are available to the public, but it's a felony to publish the information on the Internet. The voter file includes the name, address and party affiliation of registered voters, along with some phone numbers. It shows whether the person has voted in recent elections but not t
The timing of the release of her book Indian in the Cabinet: Telling Truth to Power was less than a week before the federal election Sept. 20, but Jody Wilson-Raybould said that was no more than a coincidence. The former Liberal Cabinet minister, however, did say she hopes voters take into consideration what she has to say about her experiences in government when they mark their ballots. “I think it’s important to tell of my experiences… how government operates, and the expectation that I have a
The Town of Strathmore received a grant allowing for the planting of 150 trees in high traffic areas in town. The grant was applied for and subsequently received through the TD Arbor Foundation. The grant was distributed to roughly 20 other municipalities throughout Canada. Operations Manager with the Town of Strathmore, Donna McCallum, said the extra trees already make a noticeable impact in the spaces they now occupy and she is excited for them to fill in. “One of the requirements of the grant
Kathy Carter, who this week was named CEO of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, said the Games will be both fiscally sound and leave a lasting impact on the host city. Carter told Reuters the "no build" Games will utilize the city's wide array of existing sports facilities and will cost about $6.9 billion, spending that will be offset by revenues from sponsorships, ticket sales and other sources. "First and foremost, we're going to host a Games that are on time and on budget," said Carter, who secured key sponsorship deals as the committee's chief revenue officer before being elevated to CEO.
Yukon employers shouldn't expect to see much change in their workers' compensation board rates next year. The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board announced the 2022 industry classification and assessment rates Wednesday at its annual general information meeting. The biggest increase will go to governments — with rates in that group going up 6.3 per cent. Kurt Dieckmann, the board's CEO, says this rise in the government group —which includes the territorial government, as well as
It was a busy Wednesday afternoon as parents collected their kids from St. Jerome Catholic School. Cars lined Hollandview Trail until the bell rang – mothers, fathers and guardians all waiting for the verdict from their youngsters on the first day back at school since classes were forced to shutter due to the global pandemic. “It was strange – I had to wear a mask, but I actually got to see my friends,” said Ethan Ahle, a Grade 6 student, on what it was like to settle back into the classroom. Mo
Brian Dueck hopes to help Medicine Hat regain financial stability if given the chance to be a city councillor. Dueck has been in Medicine Hat for 16 years and all four of his children were born here. He has worked as a facility manager for the British Army and is also a journeyman electrician. He is currently a full-time student at NAIT taking his bachelor of business administration. "I found that my career couldn't progress further unless I got credentials to go with my experience," said Dueck.
Canada’s Public Health Agency was left scrambling when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, 20 months in, have we learned from our mistakes? And do the leading parties platforms offer protection from future outbreaks? Global News’ Health reporter Jamie Mauracher has more.
A North Okanagan man convicted previously of assaults on sex workers and now facing a charge of assaulting a police officer would not have been working at the LNG Canada project site in Kitimat had the subcontractor who hired him done proper background checks, say northwestern B.C. women’s rights advocates. “Look at his history, how could he have bypassed the subcontractor? And he wouldn’t have if they had a criminal check,” said Gladys Radek, a Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMI
LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White House. Nebraska is one of only two states that divides its Electoral College votes by congressional district, rather than a winner-take-all system. That allowed President Joe Biden to claim one of the state's five electoral votes last year, even as he lost Nebraska
Feeling anxious about rising COVID-19 case numbers in P.E.I. schools? You're not alone. Experts are feeling them too. In an interview on CBC News: Compass Thursday, clinical psychologist Dr. Jacqueline Goodwin said she reacted to the news of last week's outbreak as both a parent and medical professional. "First, I had my parent's hat because I have two kids," one of whom is too young to be vaccinated, Goodwin said. "I think we're all deeply aware that there's a little bit more risk at this momen
The Town of Aurora and Aurora’s Downtown BIA sure hope so as they prepare to close down Yonge Street just south of Wellington Street for Saturday Night Fever on Yonge Street this Saturday from 4 – 11 p.m. A night of dancing to live music and a chance to browse all that local shops in the downtown core have to offer, the event will kick off with live performances at 4.15 by Beverly Mahood & Friends, followed by Soul Benefit at 6.30, Night Fever: A Tribute to The Bee Gees at 7.30 and the ever-popu
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The decisions marked an escalation of the pandemic in several Western states struggling to convince skeptical people to get vaccinated. The Idaho Department
The Town of Rothesay is joining its neighbour Quispamsis in educating its staff about the intergenerational trauma of residential schools instead of observing a statutory holiday on National Truth and Reconciliation Day later this month. During a Monday night council meeting, Deputy Mayor Matt Alexander said on Sept. 30 the town will take the day of reflection to educate its staff, with councillors voting unanimously to pass the motion. "The town will work towards commemorating the National Day
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state’s highest court overturned a lower court ruling that rejected ballot language approved by the City Council. A district judge said the wording failed to adequately describe the effects of a proposed charter amendment that would replace the Minneapolis
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline — a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire seas
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at her Wilton, Connecticut, home, longtime friend Susan Grander said. Granger said Powell died of natural causes. Powell performed virtually her whole life, starting about age 5 as a singing prodigy on radio in Portland, Oregon. She made he
EDMONTON — Alberta is getting offers of medical help from Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador as it continues to grapple with a COVID-19 surge that could buckle its health system in a little more than a week. Dr. Verna Yiu, the head of Alberta Health Services (AHS), said the province is in talks with the Ontario government to help deal with an intensive care system that is operating 155 per cent over normal capacity. "Ontario has graciously offered their help, and we're in discussions with the
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is warning some festivalgoers of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an audience member who attended press and industry screenings. The TIFF organization said Thursday that its customer relations team was informed of a positive COVID-19 test result but did not say when or how the case was discovered. The festival declined to confirm which screenings, or how many, were involved but note their health and safety consultants consider the case to be "low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection said Thursday they have sought records related to calls from Gen. Mark Milley, the top U.S. military officer, to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement that they had already asked for records connected to the calls, which Milley’s spokesman has said were intended to convey “reassur