The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division approved one of two separate requests allowing two families to keep sending their children to Ecole Debden School, despite living in the Canwood School busing area. The Sask. Rivers board has been dealing with transportation issues in the Debden-Canwood area since last year, including several busing appeals in the last two months. Two families made their appeals before the board Monday after changes changes were made in the French Immersion transpor
A Hudson’s Hope man has been sentenced to house arrest after being caught vandalizing a Pacific Canbriam Energy site, along with possessing three stolen firearms and a truck. Justin Marshall Thibault, 26, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Fort St. John provincial court to driving without due care or attention, mischief, and possession of stolen property over $5,000. Court heard that on May 25, 2020, Thibault and his common-law partner Tessa Broad were caught on video cutting fuel tank locks at a
The LRT train that derailed Sunday afternoon came off the track before entering Tremblay station — and travelled across a rail bridge while a wheel remained off the track, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). According to CBC sources, a loose gear box appears to have caused the derailment. That differs from what outgoing transportation general manager John Manconi said Monday when he pointed the blame at a bracket from a sand dispenser. Transit commission heard Monday a
The RCMP says it's investigating a fatal crash Tuesday morning between an ATV and a car. The vehicles collided on the Trans-Canada Highway near Paddy's Pond outside Mount Pearl. Cpl. Jolene Garland, the RCMP's media relations officer, told CBC News the police force's Holyrood detachment responded to the report of a head-on collision around 7:30 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Garland said, adding a collision re-constructionist and the office of the chief medical examiner are
OTTAWA — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite having picked up only a handful of seats in the election. New Democrats had high hopes heading into Monday’s vote that a breakthrough might be coming thanks to greater voter recognition of Singh, more money to spend on the campaign, and a sense the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were vulnerable. But with final results still to come due to Elections Canada still having to count thousands of mail-in ballots, it
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 17 recoveries. Officials say 14 of the new cases are in the central zone of the province, which includes Halifax. Of those, eight involve close contacts of previously reported cases and the remaining six are under investigation. Five new infections have been identified in the northern zone, where a cluster of cases in what health officials describe as a “defined, unvaccinated group” continues to grow. There are three new case
Despite high vaccination rates among Saskatchewan senior citizens, the province has logged COVID-19 cases in 30 personal and long-term care homes in the past two weeks. The cases range from just one or two to outbreaks of 17 and are scattered across the province. Last week Sherbrooke Community Centre, a long-term care home in Saskatoon, notified families that 17 of its residents had tested positive for the virus causing COVID-19. "This kind of scattered smattering of numbers is concerning becaus
Six Native American tribes sued the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the wolf quota in territory they ceded to the United States in the mid-1800s. But rather than hunt wolves, the tribes want to protect them. The tribal lawsuit comes three weeks after a coalition of wildlife advocacy gro
New Brunswick's largest forestry company and its wealthy owners have urged members of the provincial legislature to not give in to what they call "misinformation" about the herbicide glyphosate. J.D. Irving Ltd. co-CEO Jim Irving told a committee of MLAs on Tuesday morning that a ban on the product would curtail the company's ability to maximize the output of its logging leases on Crown land. "We shouldn't throw away the tools without knowing where we're going to land," Irving said. "It would be
Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite the NDP's seat count barely shifting after a pandemic election in which Canadians consistently ranked him as the most popular leader. The NDP leader says his team will still get work done in Parliament even though they hover within a few seats of their 2019 tally.
President Joe Biden's administration will continue to argue that the U.S. debt limit is not a partisan issue and push Republicans and Democrats to vote to raise it, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. "We will continue to make the case that it should be" raised, Psaki told reporters on board Air Force One. "It is not a partisan issue to want to protect the full faith and credit of the United States, and... we will continue to press for bipartisan support for moving forward."
The main doors of several public schools in Salmon Arm, B.C., remained locked Tuesday out of concern for the safety of staff and students after an anti-vaccine protest in the small Interior city last week. The school district says it has lifted "hold and secure'' measures in place Friday, when anti-vaccine protesters entered school buildings. A scheduled professional development day kept students out of class Monday, but school doors stayed locked as a precaution. Parents and other adults who ne
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged U.S. passenger airlines "to commit to take more action" to address reports of violent or unruly passengers. The FAA said the industry is facing a record number of airline passenger disturbances, and it plans to soon hold similar meetings with representatives from airports and labor. The meeting with groups, including Airlines for America, a group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and others, discussed "ways the industry can work together to reduce the number of unruly passenger incidents," the FAA said, adding it "believes additional action by the airlines and all aviation stakeholders is necessary to stop the unsafe behavior."
Terrace-raised Allyson Kis is a medical student at McGill University who was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award. As part of this award, she will be working with leaders in her field to research the overall impact of surgical care on Northern Quebec’s population as well as quantifying the impact for future such services. She is currently working with Dr. Evan Wong. Kis spoke to The Terrace Standard from Montreal and explained her research, her inspirations growing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is requiring all workers at San Francisco International Airport to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing if employees are exempt. The mandate announced Tuesday applies to all on-site personnel, of which there are about 46,000. Mayor London Breed's office said the mandate, which goes into effect immediately, is the first for a U.S. airport. Some airline companies have already announced vaccination mandates for employees. San Francisco also re
NEW YORK (AP) — With some powerful NATO allies at odds over a submarine sale, the group's leader suggested Tuesday that members need to focus on “the big picture” and not let the dispute between France and the U.S. and Britain open an ongoing rift. During an interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also was cool to the notion of developing a separate European military force and said NATO needs to give careful consideration to any future dep
There are likely to be three new Indigenous members of Parliament in the House of Commons following a federal election with a record number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates. Blake Desjarlais, who is Métis, holds the lead in Edmonton Griesbach, which has been held by Conservative MP Kerry Diotte since the riding was created in 2015. Mail-in ballots are still being tallied. Lori Idlout has kept Nunavut orange and will replace NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, who decided not to run again. Adam C
A federal judge on Tuesday set May 18 as a tentative date for the start of a trial of four men allegedly affiliated with the "Proud Boys" movement on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that a May trial slot was the first available for a large courtroom at the Washington D.C. federal courthouse often used on ceremonial occasions. In conversations with defense lawyers, the judge discussed the possibility of a trial running four to six weeks.
Nearly a dozen school buses are not operating Tuesday because of operational requirements, said the Anglophone West School District in a series of Twitter posts. The bus cancellations impact students in the Fredericton area, Edmundston, Centreville and Plaster Rock. The cancellation of both morning and afternoon runs are as follows: Bus number 200 serving the Skyline Southwood, Lincoln area Bus number 225 serving the Hanwell area Bus number 248 serving the Canada Street area Bus number 266 servi
FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19 today, a few hours before the government's vaccine passport system enters into effect. Officials say 73 per cent of the new cases reported today involve people who are not fully vaccinated. New Brunswick has 509 active reported COVID-19 cases and 24 people in hospital with the disease, including 15 in intensive care. As of 11:59 p.m. tonight, people will be required to show proof of full vaccination to access