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P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. One of the individuals is under the age of 10, one is in their 40s and one is in their 60s, according to a news release. "Two of the individuals are close contacts associated with the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School and have been in isolation," the release states. "These two individuals previously tested negative and then tested positive on a second or subsequent test. "One of
Businesses across British Columbia are struggling to hire and retain staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and one shop owner has made a generous gesture to reward, and retain, employees. Jean-Marc Pesant and his son took over the Huckleberry Mountain Market in the West Kootenay community of Christina Lake in June just before the population in the vacation hot-spot of about 1,000 full-time residents exploded to welcome thousands of regular summer visitors. The market is the only grocery sto
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
Two women from Meadow Lake, Sask., arrested in Alberta this week face several charges after allegedly abducting two other women. Meadow Lake and Loon Lake RCMP were called to a reported abduction around 3 a.m. Wednesday, RCMP said in a Friday news release. A woman told officers that she had been taken against her will at gunpoint from the Centre Street area in Meadow Lake, about 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, around 1:15 a.m., police said. The abductors allegedly dropped her off later ne
MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled a juror doesn't need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Montreal fraud trial. Justice Mario Longpré wrote in ruling released Friday that full immunization wasn't necessary and cited privacy concerns and jury representativeness in his ruling. The accused in the trial had brought the request, citing a recent decision in Ontario that saw an Ottawa judge rule that all jurors participating in a murder trial would need to be f
The Biden administration worked Saturday on plans to send many of the thousands of Haitian immigrants who have gathered in a Texas border city back to their Caribbean homeland. (Sept. 18)
Ottawa reported 65 more cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 65 more COVID-19 cases and no deaths Saturday. The city is up to 484 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more in
A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon, police say. Police said they received a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a van in the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Weston Road at about 1:57 p.m. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim's age and sex have not been released. Anyone with information or dashboard camera video is urged to call police at (416) 808-1900.
A school district in the Canadian province of British Columbia will be locking down schools starting Monday due to ongoing anti-vaccine protests, the district said late on Friday. The "hold and secure" protocol was enacted on Friday after people protesting vaccines and masks, who the district said had been targeting schools all week, entered two school buildings in and around Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger called the protesters' move "completely unacceptable" and said the district is working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to ensure protesters are kept off school property.
There wasn't an empty seat in a makeshift courtroom at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre Friday, the last day of arguments in a sentencing hearing for a teenager convicted of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old in 2018. Following final arguments from the Crown and defence lawyers, the teen offered an apology to Erica "Eliza" Hill O'Watch's family and friends watching from the gallery. "I'm not asking you to forgive and forget because I know what you see when you look at me," the now 18-year-old told the r
With new Alberta health restrictions in place, Edmonton's professional football team is offering a new service Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium: a rapid test for COVID-19 that, along with a ticket, would be necessary for some fans to attend the game. The Edmonton Elks partnered with Canada Research Laboratories to set up a mobile testing unit at the stadium from 10 a.m. until 7:45 p.m. when the game between the Elks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers gets underway. The cost of the test is $50 and res
Korean-Canadian filmmaker brought his short film Together to the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a result of filmmaker Albert Shin learning about the phenomenon of “internet suicide pacts,” specifically linked to Korea’s high suicide rate.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euros ($50 million). It will house up to 3,000 people, about a third of them in 240 small houses and the rest in large halls, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said Saturday. “The new closed, monitored facility offers much better living conditions, is outside city limits, and has much enhanced security measur
SASKATOON — Jagmeet Singh criticized the COVID-19 pandemic response of Saskatchewan and Alberta’s provincial governments as the NDP campaign focused its attention on Conservative-held seats in the prairie provinces. But despite battling blue incumbents, Singh kept his messaging targeted at Justin Trudeau during a stop in Saskatoon, saying the Liberal leader abandoned the provinces in the fourth wave. Singh has kept his sights on the Liberals throughout the campaign, arguing the New Democrats are
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The Calgary Fire Department says it responded to three fires in a close time frame early Saturday morning. Around 3:10 a.m., fire crews received a call for smoke in the 100 block of Rundlecairn Road — located in the northeast community of Rundle. Upon arrival, crews found the fire in a bedroom on the main floor of the house. Firefighters were able to hose the fire from outside the home while other crews worked their way into the house to fight the fire from the inside. One man was taken to hospi
Northern Ontario health units have issued statements of praise for the players of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), who are now 100 per cent vaccinated against COVID-19. The new regular season of NOJHL hockey began Sept. 16 with the Espanola Express up against the Sudbury Cubs at the Countryside Arena in Sudbury. This follows a vaccine playoff program that was announced back in July to encourage the hockey players to get their shots. The initiative was endorsed by Algoma Public
Ontario's police watchdog has cleared a Toronto police officer in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man who seriously wounded another officer in a stabbing earlier this year. Joseph Martino, director of the Special Investigations Unit, said in a report on the case on Saturday that the use of lethal force in this case was justified and the agency believes there are no grounds for proceeding with charges against the officer who fatally shot the man. According to the report, the incident began on
FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO — Vaccines continue to dog Canada's Conservative leader as he vies for votes in seat heavy Ontario with the clock ticking down to election day. Erin O'Toole started his second last day of campaigning running by a farmers market without appearing to go inside to capitalize on one of his last chances to meet prospective voters. That decision reflects the party's overall campaign strategy, which has relied more on O'Toole answering questions from people through virtual townhall
Another storm system is heading for parts of Newfoundland as areas of the island continue to clean up damage from Hurricane Larry. Environment Canada and the Canadian Hurricane Centre have issued Special Weather and Tropical Cyclone statements for the Bonavista, Burin and Avalon peninsulas following the emergence of Tropical Storm Odette off the east coast of the United States. While the storm is expected to weaken to a post-tropical system by Sunday night, Forecaster Jean-Marc Couturier said it