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In preparation to host fans at the arena this season, the Chatham Maroons have laid out preparations to help keep the public, fans, staff and players safe this season. The Jr. B hockey team announced its requirements for fans attending Maroons games at Memorial Arena, effective Sept. 11. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or rapid test policy will take effect. Anyone attending or working a game at Memorial Arena will need to be fully vaccinated and prove it by showing a vaccine receipt and photo I
MONTREAL — A Quebec mayor is asking provincial police for assistance after a series of alleged crimes that seem to be targeting local officials. "Right now, it's a little bit like the Wild West," Saint-Joseph-du-Lac Mayor Benoit Proulx said in an interview Monday, speaking out against intimidation. Proulx said there have been at least four incidents in the lower Laurentians town, northwest of Montreal, in the past two weeks. Municipal police have launched investigations after two vehicles were a
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Police responded to a number of fatal crashes over the weekend, including the death of two people in a collision near the Baie Verte junction, one person in a crash involving a motorcycle and a dirt bike on the Pitts Memorial highway and a pedestrian who was killed on Thorburn Road in St. John's. Around 1 p.m. on Saturday the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was on the scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a dirt bike near Peacekeepers Way and Pitts Memorial Drive. Police confirmed one
Hydro-Québec has signed a tentative agreement to help power the state of New York over the next 25 years. Premier Francois Legault said Monday the deal totals more than $20 billion. He called the agreement "huge news for the environment," given that "fossil energy will be replaced by renewable energy." Legault has long tried to sell neighbouring provinces and the United States on the benefits of hydro power, billing Quebec as the "battery of North America." The agreement — which still requires f
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A coast guard vessel and a provincial water bomber continued a search Monday for two missing fishermen, after the father of one of the lost men called on Ottawa to resume a full search off the coast of Labrador. Dwight Russell said in an interview Monday morning his family in Mary's Harbour has been "set adrift" by the military and the Canadian Coast Guard, after the joint search and rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax indicated Sunday evening that was transferring the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -General Motors Co said on Monday that battery production for its recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle had resumed and that battery replacements will begin next month. GM said supplier LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production and LG is adding capacity to provide more battery cells to GM. Last week, the largest U.S. automaker said it would extend a shutdown of a Michigan assembly plant to mid-October following a new recall of its Bolt electric vehicles over battery issues after 13 reported fires.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Charges have been laid in connection with a fire that killed three people at a motel in Prince George, B.C. RCMP say 35-year-old Justin Aster is charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death and two arson-related offences. Court documents show he is well known to police and made his first appearance at a court in Williams Lake on Friday, when he was ordered to remain in custody until his next date on Thursday. Three people died in the fast-moving blaze at t
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has expanded its eligibility criteria for people wanting a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The province says it has added residents and staff in First Nations personal care homes. Dr. Marcia Anderson, who is the public health lead with the First Nations pandemic response team, said the decision will affect about 200 residents and about 400 staff in 10 personal care homes. First Nations people in Manitoba have been disproportionately affected by the virus. The
Heather Darch and her youngest son arrived at the temporary COVID-19 assessment centre at the McNabb Arena on Percy Street before it opened Sunday morning, but they still had to wait an hour and a half before he could be tested. "It's hard when you've got little kids because as soon as they go back to school, they always come down with colds instantly in September," Darch said. "So I guess it's a necessary evil that we have to get tested." With children back in the classroom across the city, som
Steven Trahan, the Conservative’s candidate for the Nipissing-Timiskaming riding, looks forward to enacting policies to improve mental health, reduce political corruption, and help small business stay afloat amongst the Covid waves. On that first point, the party’s plan boosts provincial funding for mental health care and provides incentives to employers to provide mental health coverage to employees. A nation wide three-digit suicide prevention hotline is also on the table if Conservatives take
It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly hall on Monday to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality. “Every choice we make is the beginning of
OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say they are looking for a teenage girl after another teen was allegedly stabbed. Durham regional police say officers were called to a school property around 6:15 p.m. Sunday in Oshawa, Ont. They say officers found a 15-year-old girl there with stab wounds. They say she was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds. They say the suspect fled the area before police arrived. Police say the suspect was a teen girl who wore her dark hair in a bun a
(Reuters) -Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the second sizable acquisition in a year in the heart of the U.S. shale industry, as American and European producers diverge in whether to focus on hydrocarbons going forward. Like all of the world's largest oil companies, Shell is under pressure from investors to reduce fossil-fuel investments to help reduce global carbon emissions and fight climate change.
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
Mark Petros, owner of Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza in Calgary, says he and his staff are working out the fussy details of Alberta's vaccine passports, but he believes they are the right step to take.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday issued its latest warning to people looking to invest in Chinese companies listed in the United States. In an alert to investors, the SEC detailed the potential risks in putting money into U.S.-listed companies that have contracts with but no control over a Chinese entity, known as a variable interest entity (VIE). It is the most recent move by the agency to address concerns that Chinese companies are flouting rules for accessing U.S. markets.
Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston doesn't believe in the pandemic, doesn't believe in masking and doesn't care how many people gather in a small indoor space, but he won't start serving his sentence for another five weeks because Alberta's surge in COVID-19 cases is making the jails unsafe. Alberta's unrelenting fourth wave of COVID-19 is "pounding the snot out of Albertans," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam Germain after proposing Johnston's contempt sentence be delayed by fiv
The municipality of East Ferris is “progressing well” with their strategic plan, Mayor Pauline Rochefort said, and expects to “achieve most objectives” outlined within. The plan is a guiding document identifying top priorities within the municipality. Drafted and approved by council in 2019, the plan runs until 2022. An annual survey was conducted regarding the plan, and comments from the community were gathered to gauge its success. “Overall, the feedback from citizens was good,” Mayor Rochefor
A soldier being court-martialled on Prince Edward Island for sexual assault and disgraceful behaviour has been found guilty on both charges. A military judge handed down the decision on Friday at the J. David Stewart Armoury in Charlottetown, following a court martial that began Sept. 8. During the military trial, the female victim testified the soldier entered her bedroom on a military base in Nova Scotia and forcibly restrained her while he tried to kiss her. On the first day of the trial, the