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JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. The Taiwanese military exercise envisioned a Chinese attack taking out the island's main airfields, necessitating the use of rural roads as runways to carry on the fight. War is not imminent, but as China has grown increasingly assertive in both the East China and South China Seas, Taiwan is stepping up its defens
Canada's housing market continued to show signs of a slow cool-down in August, as the number of sales ticked lower even as selling prices still headed higher compared to where they were a year ago. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday that 48,379 homes changed hands in August, down 0.5 per cent from July — and down by about 14 per cent compared to the number of sales clocked this time last year. About half of all markets are seeing more houses change hands, while the other half ar
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
KAWARTHA LAKES: For the second time this year, a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay. The outbreak declaration was announced by Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Natalie Bocking, during a virtual press conference, on Wednesday, September 8th. “We’re starting to meet regularly, in terms of outbreak management, with the Central East Correctional Centre facility [members]. All of the cases to dat
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's annual inflation rate accelerated to an 18-year-high in August, driven by broad upward price pressures, data showed on Wednesday, just days before a hotly contested federal election that could see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals ousted. The rate rose to 4.1% in August, its fastest clip since March 2003, Statistics Canada said, beating analyst estimates and prompting Trudeau's main rival to pounce over the rising cost of living. "The numbers released today make it clear that under Justin Trudeau, Canadians are experiencing an affordability crisis," said Erin O'Toole, leader of the main opposition Conservatives, in a statement.
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.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Organizers of an online fundraiser will be giving $77,000 to the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Wednesday to help it search for and identify possible unmarked graves in and around the former grounds of the Nanaimo Indian Hospital. The Nanaimo, B.C., hospital was one of 29 run by the Department of National Health and Welfare across Canada for Indigenous patients from 1946 to 1967. The hospitals were intertwined with the residential school system. Stev
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
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA LAKES: As the fourth wave of COVID-19 continues to impact Ontario, local virus case numbers have been increasing. As of press time, according to the Durham Region Health Department, Scugog has ten active cases, with nine people in home isolation and one person in a hospital. To date, Scugog has had 17 deaths and 354 resolved cases. Uxbridge has six active cases, all in-home isolation. Since the start of the pandemic, Uxbridge has had 26 deaths and 457 resolved cases. Brock
New Brunswick's health minister says she wants rules for listing and inspecting cooling towers by next spring following two outbreaks of legionnaires' disease in the Moncton region. Dorothy Shephard said it's uncertain if legislation will be introduced this fall, but "absolutely" wants to move ahead by the spring. "We want to get this done and we're not going to sit on this," Shephard said in an interview with CBC on Tuesday. "But, we're not going to rush it and not have something dealt with pro
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden was meeting separately with moderate Democratic U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on Wednesday to discuss Democratic-backed domestic spending legislation, the White House said. Democrats hold a slim majority in the Senate, making Manchin and Sinema critical to the $3.5 trillion bill's prospects. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the purpose of the meetings was to discuss a "path forward" on Biden's proposed legislation.
Municipal Council awarded the last two 2019-2020 Civic Awards at the Council Meeting of September 7. While other Civic Awards were presented in December of 2020, these two recipients were unable to attend at that time. This was the first opportunity that Council had to present these awards in person. Mayor Nancy Peckford said, “It gives Council a lot of pleasure to recognize and honour the selfless efforts and dedication of two individuals who volunteer in service to their 1neighbours, friends,
Tech entrepreneur and Candr CEO, Richard Hyatt, explains how the new made-in-Ontario vaccine passport app will work for its users and the possible security concerns.
Keyaan Vegdani, a 16-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., has written about his diagnosis and personal experiences with Crohn's disease in hopes of helping other children living with the chronic illness in Canada. In My Crohn's Bucket, which Vegdani also illustrated, he breaks down what the disease is and what it's like to have it. "[I'm] making sure that kids that just got diagnosed with Crohn's disease don't go through too much pain," Vegdani said. "They're already going through physical pain and I do
Photographer Eleanor Nidea Villena, owner of Elles Photography CA, is September’s guest artist at the Victoria Park Gallery. A mother to three boys, she and her husband came to Canada in 2003 from the Philippines, finally settling in Kincardine in 2009. She is an RMLT (registered medical laboratory technologist) at South Bruce Grey Health Centre. Besides being a busy mom, she volunteers on the Canada Day committee at Kincardine Tourism, hopes to soon be a member of the Kincardine Lions Club and
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
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.
As we are now less than a week from the federal election on Sept. 20, it is important to remember there is still a municipal election coming in October. Nomination day is set for Sept. 20 at noon, and all papers have to be submitted before that time. The town has been communicating various amounts of resources for people who are thinking of putting their name into the election ring. These resources are public and available to anyone who may need some help or is on the fence. “The Town of Taber l
The Arva Flour Mill has been sold to a London businessman who vows to continue operating the business, as well as expanding to make gluten-free flour, and possibly add a distillery or winery. "Every time I've been on the property, it brings me joy," said the new owner, Mark Rinker, who takes over the mill from Mike Matthews, whose family has operated the business for four generations, since 1919. "It's a very special place for me," Rinker told CBC News, adding that his father's family had strong
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