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The federal election is on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. If you live in British Columbia, here's what you need to know as you head to the polls. Why is there a federal election happening right now? This is the second time British Columbians are heading to the polls during the pandemic — after a provincial election on Oct. 24, 2020 — and a lot of people aren't too happy about it. According to a Nanos poll, three out of four Canadians don't believe a federal election should be happening in the middle of
Drivers heading south toward Montreal were brought to a standstill Wednesday morning, and the situation stayed that way for hours after a vehicle slammed into a sign structure on Highway 15 in Laval. No one was injured in the crash, which happened at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, but it weakened the sign structure enough that transport officials worried it would collapse. The highway's southbound lanes were closed between du Souvenir and Cartier boulevards. By 7 a.m., traffic in the area was backe
LONDON, Ont. — The Ontario government says it will expand its GO Train service to London. The new weekday service will also connect customers to Stratford and St. Marys. GO Train trips between London and Union Station in Toronto will begin Oct. 18. The provincial government says the pilot project will include one trip leaving from London in the early morning, and one return trip in the evening. The trip from London to Toronto’s Union Station will take about four hours. Between London and Kitchen
A recent surge in the value of retro Nintendo video game cartridges is allegedly the result of fraud by grading company Wata Games and collectibles auction company Heritage Auctions, according to one journalist’s exposé. All year long, mint copies of vintage games like The Legend Of Zelda and the original Super Mario Bros. have been selling at auctions for millions of dollars, shattering world records almost as soon as a new one was set. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #Facts #Nintendo #Gaming
As fall nesting season returns, home décor retailers are presenting collections that reflect the idea that home is where our hearts and heads are. Our long housebound stretch may have made us restless for the outside world, but it has helped us appreciate our homes more. Even if you didn’t redo a basement playroom, rehab a bathroom or create a workspace in an apartment closet, you probably rediscovered what you like about your home. “Our living spaces moved from sanctuary to command central,” sa
The specialized investigator, who decided allegations of child abuse in a kinship care home where four-year-old Serenity lived were unfounded, testified Tuesday that she regrets cutting her investigation short. Serenity died in September 2014 after sustaining a head injury at the home of her great aunt and uncle where she and her older brother and sister were placed under a kinship care arrangement— an alternative to foster care in Alberta — in April 2013. Serenity's death, and the bruised and e
The Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada and the People's Party of Canada are the only federal parties that have nominated full slates of candidates in central and northern Alberta. The Maverick Party, with 10 candidates running in this half of the province, has two more candidates running than the Green Party of Canada. Nearly 30 per cent of the 115 candidates running in 19 ridings are women. Don't know your riding or where to vote on Sep
The leader of Canada's main opposition party on Wednesday said a surge in inflation last month highlighted the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's economic policies, and urged Canadians to vote out the government in an election on Monday. Erin O'Toole, whose Conservatives are tied in the polls with Trudeau's center-left Liberals, said Canadians were experiencing an affordability crisis and blamed what he called the prime minister's reckless spending and massive debts. "It's troubling that Justin Trudeau seems to not care about the sky-rocketing cost of living that is being imposed on Canadians through inflation," O'Toole said in a statement.
Cape Breton Regional Police say a New Waterford, N.S., man is facing charges connected to a series of thefts and break-ins in the local area. The 34-year-old was arrested as the result of an ongoing investigation after thefts were reported in September at Walmart in Sydney, along with the Pharmasave and NSLC store in New Waterford, police said Wednesday. In August, thefts were reported from the Sydney River Superstore and at a Nova Scotia Power turbine plant on Grand Lake Road. Police said offic
With the federal election coming up, Cambridge Times and Metroland Media decided to look at the issues dominating the campaign. Here's a local look at climate change, and what the federal candidates are promising. CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is an issue expected to be at the forefront of the election, and it is predicted to have specific impacts on the Waterloo Region. The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo predicts that the average annual temperature in W
Wheatland County council received a request from the Hussar Seed Cleaning Co-Op during the Tuesday, August 24 regular council meeting to defer their loan payments in 2022 due to drought conditions which have impacted the co-op financially in 2021. At the time council had directed administration to draft the amended lending bylaw for the Hussar Seed Cleaning Co-Op, along with the one for the Strathmore Seed Cleaning Co-Op which had also submitted a deferral request. Chief Administrative Officer B
Another Inverhuron Fun Run, once again a virtual run in 2021, has come and gone. The run, which in past years has been held on the Monday of the Labour Day weekend, had submissions from 31 runners aged five to 89 years of age, in three distance categories. Runners were asked to pick their own route, measure the distance for accuracy and then register their information with organizer Dave Jewett. After their runs/walks were completed, final times were sent to Jewett by Sept. 7. In the route one,
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s prime minister and Catalonia's leader met Wednesday to restart negotiations in hopes of finding a solution to the ongoing political crisis caused by the region’s separatist movement. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is sitting down with regional president Pere Aragonès at the seat of the Catalan government in downtown Barcelona. Expectations are low for any huge advances from the meeting which has caused a rift within the separatist camp. Aragonès and his Republican L
Nearly three million Americans have signed up for health insurance on the U.S. government website Healthcare.gov during a special enrollment period that began on Feb. 15, President Joe Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. Biden, a Democrat, re-opened the online health insurance marketplace to give more Americans a chance to take advantage of benefits provided under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The special enrollment period was open through Aug. 15.
First fall-like storm of the season for B.C.'s South Coast this weekend as a widespread soaking rain blankets the region.
GO train service is coming to London in the form of a pilot project, with daily routes to Toronto and additional stops in St. Marys and Stratford. The trip between London, which will leave from the Via Rail station, and Toronto is expected to take four hours. The province said in a statement Wednesday that the new service run by Metrolinx would start Oct. 18. It said one train would leave early in the morning to Union Station and return late in the evening. "Today's announcement to extend GO tra
KAWARTHA LAKES: Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes ltd. is instituting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all of their homes. “Effective November 1st, 2021: all staff, including those contracted to provide resident care; students and volunteers, who work in any of our 15 long-term care and 10 retirement homes must show proof of all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization (WHO). Those w
BEIRUT (Reuters) -The Lebanese government will resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund while beginning reforms demanded by donors, according to a draft policy programme that aims to tackle one of the worst financial meltdowns in history. New Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government will also resume negotiations with creditors over a restructuring of public debt on which Lebanon defaulted last year, the draft seen by Reuters on Wednesday said.
The committee tasked with raising funds for a Universally Designed Play Park has reason to celebrate. Last week the members surpassed their goal of raising $450,000 which was established five years ago. “It just blows my mind. I’m so proud of the community,” said Debbie J. Wamboldt, the committee’s chair.“It’s exciting, but I don’t think it has fully set in yet. It’s kind of one of those things that’s surreal after all this time.” The Universally Designed Play Park will be located in Milton near
NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary. But one of the most revelatory sources was a largely forgotten WB reality show from 2002. By then, Messner had fallen from the heights of her televangelist fame after scandals brought down the multimillion-dollar minist