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VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says the province is willing to help Alberta when it comes to battling COVID-19, but the priority is on ensuring hospitals in British Columbia don't become overwhelmed. Horgan says he's spoken to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney about the COVID-19 situation and B.C. will help in any way it can. But Horgan says the focus for B.C. is ensuring that its intensive care units do not become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and force the cancellation of more surgeries. B.C.
Summerside, P.E.I., Mayor Basil Stewart is declaring victory in the city's fight to stop two shipments of road salt from being stored on its waterfront. Back in August, the Summerside Port Corporation started to build a concrete enclosure for 44,000 tonnes of salt due to arrive on Prince Edward Island sometime this month. But Friday afternoon, the mayor issued a statement saying the port is "immediately" taking down the concrete barriers. "The city commends the Port Corporation for not moving fo
The Yukon education department is hosting a private meeting for parents of Hidden Valley Elementary School next week about a former educational assistant accused of sexually abusing two more children. Representatives from the departments of education and justice, as well as the family and children's services branch and RCMP will be present to "address any questions and concerns from parents and guardians," according to a notice from the Hidden Valley School Council. The meeting comes after polic
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an estimated 2.9 million were still left to tally. That suggests overall turnout was around 55%, about average for a California midterm election and way below the 80% that voted in the 2020 presidential race. Last year, then-President Dona
As Catherine McDonald, 11 cases have been identified at Alvin Curling and King George Junior Public School.
(Reuters) -A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years. Durst, 78 and frail, will likely die in prison as the jury also found him guilty of the special circumstances of lying in wait and killing a witness, which carry a mandatory life sentence. Superior Court Judge Mark Windham, who oversaw the trial, set a sentencing hearing for Oct. 18.
Central Elgin councillors on Monday, Aug. 16, rejected an appeal to reconsider charging rent to a weather-forecasting business if it wanted to place a weather station on municipal property in Port Stanley harbour. Earlier this year, Weatherflow told councillors that the station would play an important role in reporting and predicting weather in the Port Stanley area, since other monitoring stations were miles away and the village had a microclimate of its own. Councillors agreed, but imposed an
LYTTON, B.C. — Heavy rainfall that has increased the risk of landslides caused the B.C. government to announced the closure of a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Friday. The Ministry of Transportation announced Highway 1 was being closed starting at 4 p.m. on Friday between Spences Bridge and Lytton, most of which was destroyed by a wildfire in late June. It says in a statement that intense rainfall over land scorched by wildfire poses the risk of landslides and motorists should expect to
The Liberal critic for equity and anti-racism initiatives says the Black community is worried about what will transpire after white men were appointed to the Department of African Nova Scotian Affairs' positions of minister and deputy minister. "Honestly, it's fear. People are scared," said Angela Simmonds, the MLA for Preston. "Just with these actions, it speaks to not being heard." On Thursday, Nova Scotia cabinet ministers received their new mandate letters, which lay out departmental priorit
Four U.S. senators on Friday asked President Joe Biden to lift restrictions that have barred travel by Canadians across the northern U.S. border since March 2020. Democratic Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Jon Tester of Montana and independent Angus King of Maine asked Biden to allow Canadians vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to the United States before October.
Investigators are looking for three male suspects in connection with Thursday's double shooting and kidnapping in Hamilton that left a father badly injured, one of his sons dead and another son with gunshot injuries. Faqir Ali, 63, who police said was severely beaten but not shot, and his surviving son remained hospitalized Friday in stable condition. At a media briefing Friday, Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk of Hamilton Police Service's Major Crime Unit identified Ali's deceased son and provided info
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres in Western states, back to the nation's capital after two years in Colorado. The land management agency lost nearly 300 employees to retirement or resignation after President Donald Trump's administration moved its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2019. The bureau has broad influence over energy development and agriculture in the West
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci; Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner. __ CNN’s “State
TORONTO — Justin Morrow cost Toronto FC some US$100,000 in allocation money when he came over in a December 2013 trade with the San Jose Earthquakes. Back then, it was a fair chunk of change — a source, granted anonymity because the league did not divulge allocation money transactions back then, confirmed the amount. But what a return on investment. Morrow proved to be a winner on the field and a leader off it, helping breathe life into a moribund MLS franchise. Now with retirement looming, the
Opposition NDP Leader Ryan Meili is calling on Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to apologize for his handling of the pandemic, resume weekly COVID-19 briefings and release modelling that informed his choice to drop all public health restrictions back in July. Meili made the requests Friday, the same day the province reported seven more COVID-19-related deaths, the most in a single day since May. The province also reported more than 400 daily cases for the sixth day in a row. "It didn't have to get
Due to ongoing adverse weather conditions in the North Coast area, sailings on the Northern Adventure between Prince Rupert and Skidegate and will be delayed. The revised schedule, as of 12:30 p.m., will have ferries expected to sail at 11:00 p.m, Deborah Marshall, executive director of BC Ferries, told The Northern View. The next sailing will be on the following revised schedule for Sept 17., subject to weather: Depart Prince Rupert — 2:00 p.m. Arrive in Skidegate — 8:00 p.m. Depart in Skidegat
A North Carolina court on Friday struck down a voter photo identification law passed by Republicans in 2018, finding it intentionally discriminated against Black voters likely to vote Democratic. The ruling marks the second consecutive Republican-backed voting law from North Carolina to be overturned by the courts. A U.S. appeals court in 2016 found a previous law targeted African Americans "with almost surgical precision."
Alberta reported its highest new daily case number since the first week of May as the province recorded 2,020 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 new deaths. The 2,020 new cases — the highest of the province's fourth wave so far — were detected on 17,327 tests with a positivity rate around 11.66 per cent. With 18 new deaths, the province's COVID death total has now grown to 2,523. One month ago, that number was 2,336. Active cases rose by 495 to 19,201. For the first time in weeks, the Calgary health z
Montreal public health is asking post-secondary school administrations to help with COVID-19 contact tracing until more investigators can be hired and trained. Contact tracing is a system used to identify those who may have caught COVID-19 from someone who tested positive. Eric Forest, a spokesperson for the agency, says public health investigators will continue checking close contacts quickly. However, post-secondary officials are asked to identify and notify low-risk contacts that they are not
Many drug users could have access to life-saving inhalable prescription heroin for the first time in Canada — if British Columbia’s provincial government gets on board. The first shipment of inhalable prescription heroin procured by B.C.’s only non-profit pharmaceutical company will arrive from Europe by the end of the month, a step that experts hail as key to curbing the surging overdose crisis. But provincial government efforts to expand safe alternatives to increasingly poisoned and fatal str