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Students in New Brunswick are heading into classrooms on Monday facing a new series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Less than two weeks into the school year, it's no longer looking like students will be able to return to business as usual as they hoped. The province announced 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 20 schools on Friday. Only 100 cases were reported in schools over the 2020-2021 school year. Students across New Brunswick will again be forced to stick to the
The People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier spent the final days leading up the federal election in Alberta. On Friday, hundreds of Albertans flocked to an empty field behind a Strathmore business to support the People's Party of Canada, and on Saturday, Bernier attended a rally at Memorial Park, attended by about 1,000 people. Bernier and other speakers railed against vaccines, as the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases in Alberta spikes, and surgeries have been scaled back by 75 per cent — in
LANGFORD, B.C. — Top-ranked Pacific FC scored late to avoid the upset and salvage a 1-1 draw with Atletico Ottawa in the Canadian Premier League Sunday. Terran Campbell scored in the 86th minute for Pacific (10-3-6), which extended its unbeaten run to five league matches. Campbell headed a dangerous cross into the box from Jordan Haynes past goalkeeper Dylon Powley, who had six saves for last-place Ottawa (3-11-5). The Victoria-based club leads the CPL standings by four points over Cavalry FC, w
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards rolled out the red carpet on Sunday, celebrating some of television's best. Live with a limited audience on the Event Deck behind the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the award show kicked off with a performance by host Cedric the Entertainer, rapper LL Cool J, Rita Wilson and more. Canadian actor Seth Rogen kicked off the awards with a comedy routine before presenting the first award for supporting actress in a comedy series to Hannah Waddingham of Ted L
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (Reuters) -A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback wielded what appeared to be a lariat, whipping it close to the face of a man wading in the Rio Grande carrying a plastic bag of food. It was just one desperate moment in a few hours of such scenes along the Rio Grande on Sunday. Hundreds of Haitian migrants who have been camping under a bridge in the Texas town of Del Rio were trying to bring food and other supplies from Ciudad Acuña in the Mexican state of Coahuila, while U.S. officials have stepped up security at the border and started flying migrants out of the area, some to Haiti.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death has not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charl
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining that long-sought goal. The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan interpreter of its often enigmatic rules, is a damaging and disheartening setback for President Joe Biden, congressional De
Nour Al Masri was so excited to go back to school that she couldn’t sleep the night before. She hugged her new backpack close as she lay in bed imagining what her first day of school will look like. Her younger brother Aktham proudly said he was the only one of his siblings who didn’t take his new backpack to bed. The parents are happy their five children have the opportunity for an education. But the school year is always a stressful time for the Syrian family who came to Halifax almost three y
The Calgary Marathon returned to an in-person format Sunday, as more than 4,200 racers laced up for race day. "It's been a long road to get here, no pun intended," said Kirsten Fleming, executive director of Run Calgary. "Even though it looks a lot different with everybody being socially distanced and not being able to high-five people … you could still feel that positive energy of everybody being together again." She says up to the day of the event there was trepidation about whether or not the
Paul McLauchlin says as president of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, he'd expect to spend all of his time talking about agriculture. But another topic is front of mind (he's had five meetings about it this week) — internet access. "There's literally people in this province that do not have access to any broadband," McLauchlin said. The RMA has listed rural broadband access as its first priority for federal candidates to address. It's listed as serious of a concern as implementing drought an
Forecasters say that it will feel like autumn in parts of Ontario this week as cooler temperatures creep in.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Senate Democrats hit a major roadblock on Sunday in their effort to allow millions of immigrants to legally stay in the United States, after the Senate Parliamentarian ruled against attaching the measure to a $3.5 trillion spending bill, lawmakers said. The provision aimed to give a path to citizenship for millions, including so-called Dreamer immigrants, brought to the United States as children, who are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Farmworkers, essential workers and immigrants with temporary protected status, which gives work permits and deportation relief to those hailing from nations hit by violence or natural disasters, also stood to benefit.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The bodies of three foreigners were found Sunday at different locations near Poland's eastern border with Belarus and nine others have been hospitalized, the country's Border Guards said. In one case, local police spokeswoman Edyta Pacuk told regional Radio 5 that residents picking mushrooms in the forest near Poland's border with Belarus and Lithuania came across three Iraqi men, one of whom was dead. The two other men were taken into police custody and hospitalized. Borde
It’s ‘International Equal Pay Day’ – coined by the UN in 2019 to raise awareness about gender pay gaps around the world. As Global’s Sharmeen Somani reports Canada ranks 8th in the world.
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a shooting near a popular sports complex and ice rink on Saturday that left one person injured. At about 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 18, police responded to a report of shots fired near Sprott Street and Norland Avenue — just blocks from the Scotia Barn sports arena and Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. A 33-year-old man was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. Police say a suspect fled the area in a dark-coloured SUV. "The investigation is ongoing
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control. Two weeks ago, Steven Cotter apologized on Facebook for earlier posts he made about Shariah law and supporting a ban on the burqa worn by some Muslim women. However the imams say when Cotter met with local Muslim leaders on Sept. 15, he repeated his apology but "refused to say
MARY'S HARBOUR — Searchers have located debris that the joint rescue co-ordination centre says is likely from a nine-metre fishing boat that went missing with two men on board off the coast of Labrador. The fishing vessel Island Lady departed the small coastal community of Mary's Harbour Friday morning with two men on board, and was reported missing that night. The Cape Islander-style boat had two outboard motors and was equipped with radio, and had been expected back in the harbour by 5 p.m. on
OTTAWA — The federal election campaign entered its final hours on Sunday with party leaders making last-minute appeals in whirlwind tours of swing ridings, all while still trying to convince voters to buy into their version of what this vote is all about. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who is hopping around seven ridings in the metro Vancouver region, and Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, who is spending his final campaign day in the Greater Toronto Area, both want this vote to be a referendum on the
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening in the downtown Boyle Street neighbourhood. At about 6 p.m., police responded to a report about an assault with a weapon near 104th Avenue and 95th Street. On arriving, they discovered a man with serious injuries. Officers provided first aid but he died at the scene. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact them.
After 36 days of campaigning, it could be a photo finish on election day. Every vote is critical and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau spent his final day trying to win over as many votes as possible. Abigail Bimman reports.