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Poland's interior minister said on Monday material related to Islamic extremism had been found in the phones of migrants crossing its border with Belarus and he called for a 60-day extension to a state of emergency along the frontier. The European Union member state declared the emergency at the start of September over a surge in migration that Polish and EU officials blame on Belarus.
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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared after 10 people tested positive for the virus at the University Hospital of Northern B.C., according to a statement from Northern Health officials. The outbreak is in the primary care medical unit at the Prince George hospital. Northern Health officials say nine patients and one staff member tested positive. "Monitoring and testing is underway to identify any additional cases," the statement read. Health officials say enhanced outbreak control measures have
KELOWNA, B.C. — One man is dead and another is in hospital following an all terrain vehicle accident in a remote area near Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna RCMP Const. Solana Pare says in a statement the Mounties and area emergency and rescue crews responded to the Postill Lake area after receiving a distress signal early Saturday from a global positioning system. Pare says a 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second man of th same age was airlifted to hospital in serious, life-threaten
BEIJING (Reuters) -The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou shows China's strength and Canada should "draw lessons," China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after state media called it an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations. Meng landed in Huawei's home city of Shenzhen aboard a government-chartered plane on Saturday to much fanfare, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing shortly after Meng's 2018 detention returned home. Meng's return shows the ability of the Chinese government and ruling Communist Party to protect its citizens, companies, and interests, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular daily briefing.
CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E. Devlin wrote in his ruling Thursday that allowing unvaccinated people to serve on the jury could unfairly compromise the health of other jurors, court staff and anyone else connected with the trial. Further, Devlin said an unvaccinated juror could be a distraction to other jurors by causing th
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Deborah Gonzalez took office in January as the district attorney for the Western Judicial District of Georgia, she noticed that too few defendants, especially Black defendants, qualified for a program that promised treatment for addiction or mental health and not jail. Like many court diversion programs elsewhere, potential participants in the Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties programs were being disqualified for certain previous charges or police contact. People living
SAN MARINO (AP) — Residents in the tiny republic of San Marino voted overwhelmingly Sunday to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and becoming the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances, according to nearly complete returns. With 26 of 37 polling stations counted, some 76% of voters approved making abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also be legal beyond then if the woman’s life is in danger
The statement from the foreign affairs ministry comes as the new administration has stepped up efforts to open up the country and gain international acceptance following the collapse of the Western-backed government last month. While some airlines including Pakistan International Airlines have been offering limited services and some people have been able to get places on flights, prices have been reported to be many times higher than normal. Foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said the suspension of international flights had left many Afghans stranded abroad and also prevented people from travelling for work or study.
BERLIN (AP) — No Erling Haaland, no Marco Reus. Borussia Mönchengladbach highlighted Borussia Dortmund’s reliance on its two star players as it dealt its Bundesliga rival a 1-0 defeat in former Gladbach coach Marco Rose’s return on Saturday. Dortmund was without top-scoring forward Haaland due to what it said were “muscular problems” and captain Reus because of a knee injury. Haaland was directly involved in 11 goals from Dortmund's first five Bundesliga games, while Reus set up four and scored
China is in the grip of a power crunch as a shortage of coal supplies, toughening emissions standards and strong demand from manufacturers and industry have pushed coal prices to record highs and triggered widespread curbs on usage. HOW LONG HAS THERE BEEN A POWER SUPPLY PROBLEM IN CHINA? Restrictions on power use in homes have only just taken effect.
New York hospitals were preparing to fire thousands of healthcare workers for not complying with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate taking effect on Monday, with some in the upstate region curtailing services to cope with staffing shortages. The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo has suspended elective inpatient surgeries and will not accept intensive-care patients from other hospitals as it prepares to fire hundreds of unvaccinated employees, a spokesperson said. Catholic Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, had said it would postpone some elective surgeries on Monday as it works to boost its vaccination rate, which reached 90% of workers as of Sunday afternoon.
Widening power shortages in China have halted production at numerous factories including many supplying Apple and Tesla, while some shops in the northeast operated by candlelight and malls shut early as the economic toll of the squeeze mounted. China is in the grip of a power crunch as a shortage of coal supplies, toughening emissions standards and strong demand from manufacturers and industry have pushed coal prices to record highs and triggered widespread curbs on usage. Rationing has been implemented during peak hours in many parts of northeastern China since last week, and residents of cities including Changchun said cuts were occurring sooner and lasting for longer, state media reported.
MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — British Columbia's homicide team is investigating the discovery of a body found inside a pick up truck destroyed by fire in Maple Ridge. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says in a statement it has taken over the investigation, but also says it's unknown if the discovery is related to the Lower Mainland's ongoing gang conflict. IHIT says the body was discovered by members of the Maple Ridge Fire Department early Saturday after they responded to reports of a vehicle f
A 34-year-old man is expected to recover after he was shot three times Sunday afternoon in Repentigny. Police were called at 5:17 p.m. after gunshots were heard on La Matapédia Street. "We have a good idea of what might have happened, but for now, the investigation is ongoing," Bruno Marier, a spokesperson for the Repentigny police service (SPVR), said. Officers say the victim is known to them, and is not cooperating with the investigation. So far they have no suspects.
Two UBC students were struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on campus early Sunday morning. While the cause hasn’t been revealed, police say impaired driving and road conditions may have been factors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while acknowledging the total amount will drop. Biden spoke with lawmakers over the weekend on the path forward, according to a White House official who requested anonymity to discuss the private conversations. Exten
There will be no in-person meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers on Monday. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs hoped to host three other Atlantic premiers in Moncton. It would have been the council's first in-person-meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. All four provinces are grappling with increased COVID case numbers over the past few weeks. P.E.I. Public Health is asking Islanders to stay in the province unless it is necessary to leave and New Brunswick has returned to a