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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s or the European Union's law takes precedence in the country. The court’s ruling, when it eventually comes, could be of fundamental nature for the EU legal order and for Poland's relations with the bloc. Poland's right-wing government insists that law systems are the sole responsibility of member states, not of the EU.
GENEVA — FIFA intensified its push for hosting the men’s World Cup every two years on Thursday by garnering support from soccer fans around the world to help combat resistance from Europe and South America. The latest public relations tactic came in the form on an online survey commissioned by FIFA. The Associated Press does not routinely report the claims of opinion polls conducted over the internet. The FIFA statement did not provide data, details of the polling methodology or questions asked,
The Government of Canada’s investment in its foreign service and broader foreign policy apparatus at GAC requires a significant overhaul and increase in resources.
County of Stettler council was angry about a social media attack on their chief administrative officer (CAO) and reaffirmed their support for her at the regular meeting of council Sept. 8. At the beginning of the regular meeting Coun. Wayne Nixon, when asked by Reeve Larry Clarke if there were any additions to the meeting agenda, stated he wanted to discuss the topic of harassment of county staff. Councillors agreed to discuss the subject. Nixon stated he was concerned about staff, including the
Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care will be raising money through the Healing Cycle Foundation to hire a registered massage therapist for palliative care patients, a first for the end-of-life care program and long-term care homes in NOTL, executive director Bonnie Bagnulo says. And a group of local health care practitioners along with Lord Mayor Betty Disero and MPP Wayne Gates will be riding on the Pedal Pub to raise money for the organization. On Sept. 25, the group will leave the Pedal Pub’s
Traditional learning formats often fail marginalized students. We should be skeptical of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ or even ‘one-size-fits-most’ model.
MONTREAL (Reuters) -Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday's election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau's center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin O'Toole and set to fail in their bid to win a parliamentary majority. Trudeau, 49, noted that O'Toole, 48, had praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's decision earlier this year to quickly lift public health restrictions in the Western Canadian province.
A parking lot and road were built without permission on top of an environmental conservation area near the Holiday Inn on York Road and now the developer is looking to get approval after the fact by having the area rezoned. The road was built to connect Counsell Street and Glendale Avenue, which are separated by conservation land. The unsanctioned construction came to light during a public meeting regarding 524 York Rd. held during a committee of the whole session on Monday. Coun Norm. Arsenault
Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly made a lucrative offer last March that Sportradar Group AG founder and CEO Carsten Koerl could not pass up. He proposed a merger with his special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Horizon Acquisition Corp II that would have valued Sportradar at $10 billion. Yet Wall Street's mood was about to sour toward SPAC deals, then its hottest dealmaking trend.
From Botswana to Black Lake First Nation, the sickness of strangers weighs on Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka like they were his own loved ones. Easing the suffering of the sick is a binding thread across cultures and climates for the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority medical health officer, whether he's battling HIV/AIDS in Africa, or COVID-19 in the farthest reaches of northern Saskatchewan. “These are people that I can relate to and I share the weight with,” he says. “It’s so dear to me to see the bu
Two lawsuits are alleging that a Wendy's fast-food restaurant in Sydney, N.S., was negligent in failing to protect female employees from repeated sexual assaults by a supervisor. One of the lawsuits was filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court against T-Roy Enterprises Ltd., the owner of the Wendy's location, back in March. A second is expected to be filed later Thursday. Halifax-based Valent Legal, the law firm behind the lawsuits, said the restaurant took no steps to investigate or address the repor
Personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq breaks down the latest money promises from the campaign trail including support for new parents and student loan forgiveness.
OTTAWA — Federal leaders are pointing the finger at each other over the spiralling COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, each seeking to forge a link in voters' minds between the health emergency in the province and the others' policies. Justin Trudeau, speaking from Montreal this morning, said conservative politicians across the country have not been as effective in fighting the pandemic, and questioned whether Tory Leader Erin O'Toole should be sitting across from them at the premiers' table. Minutes la
A proposed U.S. law that would allow cruise ships to permanently bypass B.C. ports has industry leaders calling on the province to ensure the legislation never sees the light of day. The Tribal Tourism Sovereignty Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Alaskan congressman Don Young earlier this summer, would allow cruise ships to circumvent federal laws requiring foreign ships to make an international stopover — meaning cruises could travel directly from Seattle to Alaska withou
After 45 minutes of debate, Niagara-on-the-Lake councillors decided they will do nothing about the route for the Pedal Pub. At the end of July, council tasked town staff to work with the Pedal Pub to come up with alternative routes for the business after several councillors took issue with the mobile pub running down two of the busiest streets in the municipality, Queen and Mississagua. During a two-part council meeting that concluded on Sept. 3, councillors were chiefly worried about safety – a
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A drawing newly attributed to Vincent van Gogh that has never been displayed publicly before is going on show at the Amsterdam museum that bears the Dutch master's name. The “new” Van Gogh, "Study for ‘Worn Out,’” from November 1882, is part of a Dutch private collection and was known to only a handful of people, including a few from the Van Gogh Museum. The owner, who is remaining anonymous, asked the museum to determine if the unsigned drawing is by Van Gogh. From the style, t
Now in orbit, the four-person crew will spend three days there to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital, and to inspire us all to reach for space.
Public Health is reporting 51 new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick on Thursday, along with a rise in demand for vaccination in the wake of new measures announced on Wednesday. "We are seeing an uptick in vaccination appointments since we announced our new measures that will come into effect next week," Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said in a news release. "It is imperative for New Brunswickers to get vaccinated, so now is the time to book your appointment at a regional h
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
Though case counts remain high, the COVID-19 rate in Windsor-Essex has shown some improvement in the last week, according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. The average number of cases the region is reporting daily has fallen to about 60, from 70 the previous week, Ramsey D'Souza, manager of epidemiology for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, told reporters. Despite the decrease, case rates are higher here than almost anywhere else in the province. The latest provincial statistics show