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Local artists could be getting grants from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality by next year. Councillors voted to support the idea in principle on Tuesday, after a presentation representing about 80 members of the local arts community. Nelson MacDonald, a producer with Grassfire Films, suggested council offer amounts of between $500 and $2,500 for up to 50 artists a year. Even the smallest of those grants could help an artist build a portfolio and unlock provincial and federal funding, he said
The return of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor to Canada has increased pressure on Ottawa to do more to free another Canadian detained in China, Huseyin Celil. Celil is a Uyghur human rights activist who has been held for almost 15 years.
In 1912, W.C. Handy published “Memphis Blues,” a song that changed the future of American music. (Sept. 28)
The RCMP is calling off search efforts for two missing fishermen in Mary's Harbour after 10 days and 9,460 square nautical miles of area covered. In a media release on Tuesday, the RCMP said the search included resources in the air, on the water and underneath the ocean's surface. "All known areas of interest or abnormality have been explored with the use of trained spotters in the air, a side-scan sonar device, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and other specialized underwater equipment," the R
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A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has drawn widespread protests and calls for his resignation. Nizar Banat's death following his arrest on June 24 has heightened https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/criticism-palestinian-security-forces-raises-pressure-abbas-2021-06-30 criticism of Abbas' Palestinian Authority and his security forces, who human rights groups say regularly arrest critics in the occupied West Bank. Abbas denies the charges.
BERLIN (AP) — Hakan Demir smiled broadly as he stood in front of Germany’s majestic parliament building Tuesday, his first official day of work as a national lawmaker. “My grandfather would have been mighty proud of me, and my parents are proud as well,” Demir, 36, said, taking a moment to remember his family’s roots in Turkey, from where his grandfather came in the early 1970s as an untrained “guest worker” to help build roads and houses in Germany. Demir, a member of the center-left Social Dem
A leader in Canada's national assembly of Catholic bishops says he hopes an apology for the harms endured at residential schools could mark a turning point in the church's relations with Indigenous Peoples, but some leaders within the community say it remains to be seen whether the expression of remorse will be backed up by meaningful action. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops apologized "unequivocally" Friday for the abuses committed by members of the church community who were involved
FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions is calling on the provincial government to increase wages for workers in long-term care homes in an effort to address a "crippling" staffing shortage that they say is leaving seniors with inadequate care. Council president Sharon Teare told reporters Monday her group's proposed $4-an-hour wage increase would help attract and keep workers in the understaffed homes. "We need to bring staff into the system to ensure that our most vulner
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black w
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods made plant-based burgers cool. Now, the rival California startups hope to work the same magic with plant-based chicken. They're both rolling out plant-based chicken products to US groceries nationwide. (Sept. 27)
New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and resulting staff shortages prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference the city's hospitals were not yet seeing a major impact from the mandate, adding he worried about other areas of the state where vaccination rates are lower. A spokeswoman for Catholic Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, said it had reached full compliance, counting staff members who had been vaccinated, those with exemptions and some who had been suspended without pay.
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A B.C. nurse who contracted COVID-19 and then had an adverse reaction to her first dose of vaccine wants the province to reconsider its lack of exemptions for the vaccine passport. Renee Milinka was exposed to COVID-19 in March when she was working as a nurse in Cranbrook, B.C. She said she subsequently developed "long-haul" symptoms due to previous autoimmune conditions, ending up with brain fog and extreme fatigue. After a brief respite, she said her symptoms were aggravated in late May after
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity of Los Angeles is on display in the emerging race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti and the winning candidate who emerges from the growing field of hopefuls will need to navigate rivalries and forge alliances across the city’s racial and ethnic communities. No single group dominates at the ballot box in the nation’s second-most-populous city, which makes coalition-building an essential task. Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass formally stepped into the 2022 contest Mond
Here’s the latest for Sunday, September 27: Biden plan seeks to expand education; Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito; Investigators seek cause of deadly train derailment; Thai soldiers race to protect temple from flood.
Annamie Paul is stepping down as leader of the Green Party of Canada, saying she doesn’t “have the heart” to keep fighting to hold onto the position. Paul – who’s had to deal with much infighting within Green ranks – announced her resignation a week after the federal election that saw her party’s share of the popular vote drop significantly.
“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue. In the wake of the banishment of the Confederate capital’s last major totem to the “Lost Cause,” Allen C. Guelzo’s timely biography expertly scrubs off 150 years of political and cultural patina accumulated since the renowned general’s passing to reveal a t
Emanuel Rivera Fuentes, severely disabled since birth and lying in bed at the home he shares with his parents in Puerto Rico, recites a list of 14 medications he must take daily for medical conditions including cerebral palsy. The drugs represent just one aspect of the care he requires, a burden that largely falls upon his parents, Abraham Rivera Berrios and Gladys Fuentes Lozada, who adopted him when he was a baby given just weeks to live. Now 35, Rivera Fuentes spends most days in his room in the family's modest teal-colored house in Toa Alta, a town about 20 miles (32 km) west of the U.S. Caribbean territory's capital San Juan.
Montreal police say a 31-year-old cyclist died in hospital after being hit by a truck at the intersection of Mount Royal and Parc avenues on Monday. The driver allegedly fled the scene after the collision, which took place in the middle of the intersection located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. On Tuesday, police said the 25-year-old motorist will be charged. He is expected to appear in Quebec court in the afternoon. Numerous 911 calls came in at around 3:30 p.m. to report the incident and t