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Ontario's special investigations unit (SIU) is looking at how a man became critically injured near an apartment where Ottawa police were responding to a 911 call. Ottawa police were called at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening to an apartment on Kilborn Avenue in the Alta Vista neighbourhood regarding a woman who was seriously injured. In a press release issued on Thursday, the SIU said police found a man on the ground outside the apartment, who was taken to hospital in critical condition. "It i
The main national party leaders' scheduled public appearances for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Windsor, Ont. 9 a.m. — Announcement and media availability. No address provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole London, Ont. 12:30 p.m. — Announcement and media availability. Bellamere Winery and Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Rd. St. Catharines, Ont. 7:30 p.m. — Event with supporters. Trenergy Inc., 81 Eastchester Ave. ____ NDP Leader Jagmeet Sing
VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) — I wake up as the loudspeaker outside my window starts the community broadcast at 7 a.m. I try to recall the date. Vietnam’s pandemic lockdown has been so long I’ve lost my sense of time. I now count by weeks. This is the ninth I’ve been stuck in Vung Tau, a seaside resort more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) from my home in Hanoi. I get out of bed, keeping to my routine of yoga before breakfast. As I roll out the mat, the broadcast gives the latest pandemic news and bl
CANUPAWAKPA — Bringing nation members together through the solid beat of drums and traditional songs, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation’s One Day Contest Wacipi was a welcomed return to normal for dancers. Don Smoke and his daughter Sophia Smoke travelled from Dakota Plains First Nation, located 36 kilometres south of Portage la Prairie, to attend the Canupawakpa celebration on Aug. 4. Sophia said it was great to be back at powwow performing the jingle dance. The event marked the second powwow for the f
Although the Watson Lake Daycare remains open, many parents are staying home with their kids who attend it after a COVID-19 exposure notice was issued on Wednesday, according to the town's mayor. Chris Irvin acknowledged the exposure notice put many parents in "a difficult situation" as there is only one daycare in Watson Lake. "People are staying home from work," he said. "There are some people that can afford to do that. Some people that can't." The exposure notice was for children and staff w
The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado abortion clinic in 2015 was declared on Thursday to be mentally unfit for trial on federal charges for the shootings, the same conclusion a state court judge reached in likewise ruling him incompetent. Robert Lewis Dear, 63, held in a federal mental health detention facility in Missouri, appeared remotely via video conference for Thursday's hearing in U.S. District Court in Denver. Dear stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Nov. 27, 2015, opening fire with a rifle outside before charging into the building in a rampage that left three people dead, including a police officer, and nine people wounded before the siege ended five hours later with his surrender.
Though the patent was approved, that does not necessarily mean the electric vehicle company will actually go ahead with the concept beyond the drawing board.
As Beijing seeks to tighten its grip over Hong Kong, it has a new mandate for the city's powerful property tycoons: pour resources and influence into backing Beijing's interests, and help solve a potentially destabilising housing shortage. Chinese officials delivered the message in closed meetings this year amid broader efforts to bring the city to heel under a sweeping national security law and make it more "patriotic," according to three major developers and a Hong Kong government adviser familiar with the talks. Beijing is no longer willing to tolerate "monopoly behaviour," the source added.
Making your urban backyard a safe and welcoming space for birds to make a stop on their way south, isn't as complicated as some people might think, experts say. "We can improve our backyards by having little attractants, like a water station," Matt Wallace, a director at Nature Calgary, told CBC News in an interview. "We can hold off on our fall clean up, keeping debris on our lawns, keeping things a little bit longer to hold moisture, in which promotes more insects." And those insects fill the
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is facing “one of the sharpest surges” in COVID-19 in the country, the state epidemiologist said Thursday, adding that it's not clear when the situation might stabilize. “A lot of it's going to depend on vaccination coverage rates” and measures such as masking, distancing and avoiding crowds, Dr. Joe McLaughlin told reporters. Health officials said hospitals are stressed, with staffing and capacity issues. The state health department reported about 20% of patients ho
Last week Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) DCL 901 launched a petition asking Queen’s University to make September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday. The Government of Canada announced September 30th as a statutory federal holiday which was previously known as Orange Shirt Day. “This is an important issue since it is the 80th call to action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee as part of the way to address the legacy of residential schoo
Depending on who you ask, Canada’s standing in the world has either flourished or diminished over the last few years. In this, our final topic to Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill and Newmarket-Aurora candidates of the 2021 Federal Election, we invited individuals hoping to be Aurora’s next Members of Parliament to look at the current state of Canada’s place on the international stage. AURORA-OAK RIDGES-RICHMOND HILL From the perspective of NDP candidate Janice Hagen, Canada has been consistently
It was a busy Wednesday afternoon as parents collected their kids from St. Jerome Catholic School. Cars lined Hollandview Trail until the bell rang – mothers, fathers and guardians all waiting for the verdict from their youngsters on the first day back at school since classes were forced to shutter due to the global pandemic. “It was strange – I had to wear a mask, but I actually got to see my friends,” said Ethan Ahle, a Grade 6 student, on what it was like to settle back into the classroom. Mo
Environmental groups and residents in York Region are speaking out against a plan that they say could open up a lot more unprotected farmland for development. The issue came up Thursday at a special meeting of York Regional Council, which is looking at whether to expand into rural areas, or increase the density of existing neighbourhoods to accommodate the growth of the region over the next 30 years. Regional staff pushed a proposal that would see some intensification in urban areas, but also a
Stranded on a remote island in eastern Manitoba, four volunteers raised more than $203,000 for STARS Air Ambulance. Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) vice-president Jake Ayre survived Rescue on the Island with three other volunteers — Olympic curling gold medallist Jill Officer, Association of Manitoba Municipalities executive director Denys Volkov and Cargill Canada president Jeff Vassart. Their goal for the day was to fundraise as much as possible for STARS. “Over the years, we’ve [KAP] ha
The B.C. government is suing to keep more than $22,000 in cash and a diamond ring that were seized by the Vancouver Police Department in a Burnaby residence on Aug. 7, 2018. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 7 by the director of civil forfeiture, is focusing on spouses Gurcharn and Mohanvir Kang and their son, Sameet. It alleges that all are members of the Kang group, an organized crime gang operating in B.C. and Alberta that is closely aligned with the Red Scorpions gang. Sameet Kang is currently servin
As of 2:40 PM Vic Sahai and the local NDPs said they still expected the endorsement of Dr. Waji Khan after he removed it from twitter. But Khan's campaign manager Tom Addison said this afternoon that Jagmeet Singh and the NDP party seem to only pretend to care about green issues, and are not one that the Green Party can stand behind. The campaign manager for Dr. Khan had little else to say as he noted that an official statement will come today. This morning it would have been reasonable to assum
A proposed class-action lawsuit from Black civil servants has reached 1,000 plaintiffs, many of whom want to see systemic discrimination addressed on the campaign trail.
Michelle Hanson, an Amaranth mother charged in relation to the death of her three-year old son Kaden Young, will now not face trial until 2022. Hanson appeared in Orangeville court via Zoom briefly on Monday (Sept. 13), where a date for the start of her trial was expected to be determined. While the trial was expected to take place in Kitchener this fall, Justice Giselle Miller informed the court there were no longer dates available. “I heard from the regional senior justice in Kitchener, who to
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday rejected Chinese criticism of Australia's new nuclear submarine alliance with the United States and said he doesn’t mind that President Joe Biden might have forgotten his name. China reacted angrily when Biden, Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a virtual news conference this week to announce a trilateral defense alliance that will provide Australia with a fleet of at least eight nuclear-powered submarines. Ch