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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Thomas Carrique read the September 1 front page story ‘Police services are starting to challenge stigma of mental health” and contacted The Expositor to clarify the extensive supports provided to officers following the shooting death of Constable Marc Hovingh last November and to talk about the transformation in mental health programming within the OPP organization. Two and a half years ago the OPP did not have a full-time psychologist or partnerships
Sewage lagoons were a topic of discussion for both the Village of Carbon and the Village of Rockyford during their regular council meetings held on Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8 respectively. In Carbon, at least one of the lagoon holding cells is having issues with back-up stemming from lack of maintenance. Sludge and slime was last cleaned from the lagoon in 1999 and was scheduled for maintenance in 2011. However, this maintenance was not completed and the lagoon is now a deca
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.
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 take a local look at the issues dominating the campaigns. Here’s a local look at housing, and what the federal candidates and parties are promising. HOUSING Over the last five years, Waterloo Region has been a part of a surging housing crisis, with the average detached home selling for $919,914, according to the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors. A report from the City of Kitchener found that over half o
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
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,
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday. The state’s Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told The Associated Press that most cases were caused by dengue, a seasonal viral infection spread by mosquitoes, followed by leptospirosis, scrub typhus, and malaria. Leptospirosis and scrub typhus are bacterial infections, while malaria is
Attendees at the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival were happily singing the blues on Sept. 10-12, as a modified and safe version of the festival returned to Kincardine. It was a weekend chock full of entertainment and activities for visitors. On Friday and Saturday evening, a ticketed event on the main stage featured a lineup of some of the most renowned artists in the blues industry. Saturday during the day, at the BIA Street Festival, live music was performed in four downtown venues at n
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” Newsom bolted to a quick victory boosted by healthy turnout in the overwhelmingly Democratic state. He cast it as a win for his handling of the pandemic and liberal issues, and it ensures the nation’s
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
BEIJING (AP) — China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set up in toll stations around the city of Putian in Fujian province, with a dozen of them closed entirely. The nearby cities of Xiamen and Quanzhou have also restricted travel as the delta variant spreads through the region. The National Health Commission on Wednesday said an additional 50 cases had been diagnosed in va
Premier Jason Kenney promised Albertans the "best summer ever." The pandemic was ending, and the province was reopening "for good." The Alberta premier's optimistic prediction was first voiced in the spring. But as the summer wound down, Kenney — who faced harsh criticism for vacationing as COVID-19 cases surged — returned from holidays to plead with unvaccinated Albertans to get their jabs. The United Conservative Party premier even dangled a $100 incentive for unvaccinated Albertans to get pro
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald is expected to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Atlantic Canada during a news briefing Wednesday, Sept. 15, in St. John’s. Nova Scotia reported 66 new positive tests Tuesday, its highest one-day total since May. That province’s health minister and chief medical officer of health gave a news briefing Tuesday, saying the rising numbers have forced the government to delay its next stage of reopening until Oct. 4. “The fourth wave i
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. The question is, which two? Democrat Michelle Wu emerged the top vote-getter in Tuesday's preliminary election, but the race to decide her opponent in November remained too early to call early Wednesday. Wu, a city councilor, easily won Tuesday’s preliminary balloting. But three other candidates — acting mayor Kim Janey
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested a prominent journalist and a Berber linguist this week as part of what appears to be a growing crackdown on dissent in the Kabylie region. Both are accused of belonging to the Kabyle Autonomy Movement, a group supporting the Kabyle minority that the Algerian government considers a terrorist organization. They deny the accusations. They are among dozens of people detained in recent weeks in what activists see as an effort by the authorities to
Voters will decide on September 26 whether to allow terminations within the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. View on euronews
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.
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
Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and gowns, staging a demonstration in support of the country's new Taliban rulers at Kabul University. Other Afghan women overseas have posted similar pictures, striking a chord in Kabul. "At least they are able to tell the world that we, the women of Afghanistan, do not support the Taliban," said Fatima, a 22-year-old in the Afghan capital.