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The City of Windsor's decision to have players at indoor recreational facilities vaccinated has at least one parent feeling anxious. Parent Amanda Knight said the policy made her "feel like we have our hands tied." Her 11-year-old is doing tryouts for Double A hockey and won't be turning 12 until December, but in order to continue to play, she had to get him vaccinated. "It's been an emotional roller-coaster," Knight told CBC News. "Just the uncertainty of knowing if it's safe for him ...if he d
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, a child scavenger before becoming an actor then entering politics, told The Associated Press that he would fight still-raging coronavirus outbreaks and long-entrenched poverty and promote democracy if he triumphs in the May 9
The 5.9-magnitude earthquake reportedly damaged buildings in Melbourne, and was felt throughout neighbouring states.
Young 2SLGBTQ+ people struggling to deal with precarious housing at the best of times have been forced to face even more challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often with less support. “The overarching themes were certainly not positive and there are not a lot of bright spots, unfortunately,” said Alex Abramovich, an independent scientist who works with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the lead author of a report on the topic. Sixty-one youth completed surveys and 20
Starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, anybody planning to enter the AYR Motor Centre in Woodstock won't get beyond the front doors without proof they had both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, anyone working for the AYR Motor Centre, or anywhere with the town of Woodstock, must be fully vaccinated or must regularly take a COVID test and wear a mask at all times on the job. At the Tuesday, Sept. 21, council in committee meeting, council members heard in detail the town's steps t
Carlton Comprehensive High School is hosting Indigenous Day on Friday and organizers have planned a full day of activities to recognize the cultural diversity on the campus. Carlton teacher Bonnie Vandale has helped organize the event from the beginning. She said one of the other organizers, the late Victor Thunderchild, will be honoured during the Grand Entry on Friday. Thunderchild was a beloved educator at the school who passed away due to COVID-19 in April, 2021. “We wanted to teach kids abo
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a mushrooming COVID-19 hospital crisis that now threatens to topple him as leader, accepted the resignation of his health minister Tuesday. Kenney said it was Tyler Shandro’s idea to leave the health portfolio. "Minister Shandro offered his resignation. He and I both came to the conclusion that it would be best to get a fresh pair of eyes and a fresh start at the health ministry," Kenney said. He noted it has been a difficult stint for Shandro, inc
The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024 so those countries could switch to cleaner energ
A man is dead after he fell into the Credit River in Mississauga and failed to resurface on Tuesday evening, Peel paramedics say. Peel police said the man fell into the river in the area of Stavebank Road and Park Street in Mississauga's Port Credit neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 5:20 p.m. Crews located him and pulled him from the water but his vital signs were absent. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The N.W.T. is reporting 27 new cases of COVID-19 across the territory. In a Tuesday night news release, the office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) said there are 241 active cases across the territory, up from 227 on Monday. The majority of cases are in the Yellowknife area, including Dettah and Ndilǫ, with 141, an increase of nine in the past 24 hours. Behchokǫ̀ remains the community with the second most cases, with 51, an increase of four since yesterday, while Whatì has 30 cases, a
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. Police say the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were discovered last Friday but they are unable to say where they were found because the case is before the courts. RCMP in a release say they died on Thursday — the day before they were reported missing. Police say autopsies completed on the weekend determined the deaths are ho
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking video of agents maneuvering their horses to forcibly block and move migrants attempting to cross the border has sparked resounding criticism from Democrats on Capitol Hill, who are calling on the Biden administration to end its use
The first day of fall will not be pleasant in southern Ontario, with rainfall warnings in place for a widespread soaking rain that could dump as much as 100 mm of rain over parts of Ontario this week.
Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 connected to a Halifax high school and work is underway to notify any close contacts. The principal of Citadel High School sent a letter to families Tuesday evening explaining the situation. "Public Health is confident the school remains a safe place for students and staff, and our school will remain open," Joe Morrison said. Morrison said further details, including names, will not be released to protect the privacy of students and staff. Close cont
After COVID-19 dampened plans for festivities last year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with a full slate of activities this week. Starting Tuesday, the garden is hosting a mooncake tasting event, a tea ceremony demonstration, live music — including a 30-minute opera performance — crafts, storytelling, and moon-watching with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. "We're all really excited about this event," said Lorraine Lowe, executive director of the
WARSAW — Peterborough County OPP have launched an investigation after a Pride flag was set on fire at Warsaw Public School in Douro-Dummer Township. The flag was removed from the school’s flagpole and burned over the weekend — sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, police said Tuesday. Police were contacted Monday morning when a school employee discovered the damaged flag, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board chair Diane Lloyd told The Examiner. “Whoever burned it had
For the third consecutive federal election the number of Indigenous MPs to sit in Ottawa maxes out at 10, that despite a record number of 77 Indigenous candidates running this time around. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were re-elected for a third term Sept. 20 and will form a second-consecutive minority government. “I think what we’ve seen across the board (is) people stuck with the status quo,” said Courtney Skye, research fellow with the Indigenous think-tank the Yellowhead Institute. “There was
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole was subdued after failing to bring the party an election breakthrough, but said he wants to remain as leader despite the divisions within the party.
Positive COVID-19 forced the closure of the Carleton North High School in Florenceville-Bristol and Meduxnekeag Consolidated School in Woodstock, Tuesday, as students switched to distance learning. Meanwhile, Public Health announced more infections related to three Perth-Andover schools. Students at the John Caldwell School in Grand Falls will also be learning from home as Public Health announced a confirmed case at that facility. Anglophone West School District broke the news over social media
NASA is splitting its human spaceflight department into two separate bodies - one centered on big, future-oriented missions to the moon and Mars, the other on the International Space Station and other operations closer to Earth. The reorganization, announced by NASA chief Bill Nelson on Tuesday, reflects an evolving relationship between private companies, such as SpaceX, that have increasingly commercialized rocket travel and the federal agency that had exercised a U.S. monopoly over spaceflight for decades. Nelson said the shake-up was also spurred by a recent proliferation of flights and commercial investment in low-Earth orbit even as NASA steps up its development of deep-space aspirations.