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P.E.I. is reimposing mask requirements in indoor and public spaces following a recent COVID-19 outbreak at a Charlottetown school. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said at a briefing Wednesday the mandate comes into effect at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. The mask mandate will target retail businesses, salons, taxis and public transit, places of worship as well as workplaces open to the public. Personal gatherings will also be now restricted to 20 people, down from 50. "What's happ
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president has called a third parliamentary election this year that will be held on Nov. 14 after two previous votes failed to produce a government, authorities said Wednesday. Parliament will be dissolved and a new caretaker government will be appointed in the European Union country of 7 million. Bulgaria already held parliamentary elections in April and July this year, but the country's largest three parties fail to produce a working coalition government. On th
TORONTO — A prime-time special in honour of residential school survivors will air on APTN and CBC/Radio-Canada on the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. Producers say the one-hour, commercial-free "National Day for Truth and Reconciliation" broadcast will feature the stories and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples affected by the tragedies of the residential school system in Canada. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is producing the special, in collabo
The IPO comes at a time when athletic gear, especially shoes, has been flying off the shelves at most retailers as COVID-19-led gym closures push people to take up running to keep themselves fit. The company sold 31.1 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO) priced at $24, well above its $20 to $22 target price range, raising $746.4 million. On was founded in 2010 by running enthusiasts Olivier Bernhard, David Allemann and Caspar Coppetti, with Federer investing an undisclosed sum in the company in 2019.
A 37-year-old man from Kingsclear First Nation has been charged with second-degree murder after the shooting death of another man from the same community, say the RCMP. The RCMP say they received a report of a shooting on a dirt road in a wooded area in Allandale — about 60 kilometres west of Fredericton — at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday. James Robert Paul, 40, was found dead at the scene, and an autopsy later determined he died of a gunshot wound. At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a 37-year-old man was
ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University history professor Chris Frazer says he’s running under the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) banner to give the disenfranchised in Central Nova an alternative to the more mainstream parties. According to his Facebook page, “Chris is a LGBTQ2SIA activist, trade unionist and the Communist Party of Canada candidate for Central Nova…” He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island, a lecturer at Harvard University and an organize
With the Conservatives and the Liberals running a tight race in the polls so far, whether or not the Liberals will remain in power following the September election continues to come into question.
It was only four months ago that David Desabrais started his new role as municipal energy project lead for Pincher Creek and he’s already heading up his first big project. The oil-and-gas-worker-turned-environmentalist is working with both town and MD councils to make local buildings more energy efficient, and at the top of his list is the multipurpose facility on Main Street. The complex houses the ice arena, the indoor swimming pool, a private gym, the library and the town’s recreation office.
Scientists, hoping to find new ways to prevent urine from polluting the earth, have managed to potty train cows in two weeks.View on euronews
CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — One man is dead after a helicopter rolled on landing Tuesday near a mine in western Nunavut. Agnico Eagle Mines, which operates the Hope Bay gold mine, says the man was a contract employee working 13 kilometres from the site. The mine, which is about 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay, suspended operations for 24 hours following the death. Agnico Eagle says it will provide counselling and support to employees. RCMP say they received a call around suppertime Tuesda
Tisdale council has changed a tax incentive for landlords of new and repurposed multi-unit rentals including townhouses, apartments and side-by-side duplexes. Brad Hvidston, Tisdale’s administrator, said the incentive was created about a decade ago to coincide with a provincial incentive as well as handle a local rental shortage. Under the new policy passed during the Sept. 13 council meeting, while any new multi-unit residential rentals will be eligible for a five year tax exemption on any incr
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday he didn’t understand why people refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,” and that serene discussion about the shots was necessary to help them. “Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” Francis said Wednesday, en route home from Slovakia. He noted that one of them, “poor guy,” had been hospitalized with the virus. That was an apparent reference to U.S. Cardinal R
A group of about 60 former interpreters who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan have started a hunger strike on Parliament Hill, demanding the federal government move faster to resettle their family members in Canada. The Taliban has been taking over Afghanistan, putting those who assisted Canada, the United States and other allied countries during the war, along with their families, at risk of reprisals. The federal government has said it hopes to resettle all Afghans who helped w
Critically ill patients are being airlifted out of Red Deer Regional Hospital as doctors and nurses from its various departments are recruited to care for patients on ventilators due to spiking COVID-19 cases in central Alberta. COVID-19 hospitalizations in the central zone have jumped 62 per cent (from 83 to 134 cases) and ICU admissions at the Red Deer hospital are up 31 per cent (from 16 to 21 cases) over the past week. "Nothing like this has happened before. We're on the precipice of not bei
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 49 active reported infections across the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are now 19 cases associated with a cluster in the northern Newfoundland town of Roddickton, where just 60 per cent of eligible residents have received a first dose of vaccine. She says a cluster identified in the eastern region of the province has been linked to large indoor gatherings wher
Halifax's fire inspection program is inadequate and not being effectively managed, resulting in some building inspections falling years behind schedule, the municipality's auditor general has found in a new audit. Evangeline Colman-Sadd made 14 recommendations in her 32-page report presented Wednesday to Halifax regional councillors, including creating detailed timelines for inspections and better training for inspection staff. "Halifax Fire is not effectively overseeing and managing important a
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops must minister to politicians who back abortion with “compassion and tenderness,” not condemnation, and warned that they shouldn’t let politics enter into questions about receiving Communion. Francis was asked en route home from Slovakia about the debate in the U.S. church about whether President Joe Biden and other politicians should be denied Communion because of their stance on abortion. U.S. bishops have agreed to
It's hard to spot one of the largest ridings in Canada from Ottawa. The race to get more federal attention for Desnethé — Missinippi — Churchill River is shaping up as a showdown over whether longtime northern NDP MLA turned Liberal Buckley Belanger can translate his name into a win over incumbent Conservative Gary Vidal and NDP challenger Harmonie King. Joining the competition is the Green Party's Nasser Dean Chalifoux, the People’s Party of Canada's Dezirae Reddekopp and Independent candidate
SOUTH DUNDAS – Area boaters will have more difficulty removing their boats from the water this fall. The International Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates water levels on the St. Lawrence River, approved a small increase to water levels to help boaters. Over part of the Thanksgiving weekend, water flowing through the Moses Saunders Dam in Cornwall will be reduced by 250 cubic metres per second. This temporary cut will increase water levels on Lake St. Lawrence by 10 centimetre
Témiscaming’s mayor Yves Ouellet explained the new vaccine passport program—mandatory throughout Quebec— “is going very well.” “It’s very simple, and works very well,” he said, referring to the process of scanning a resident’s passport code. Vaccine passports were introduced in Quebec on September 1. A two-week grace period was given from the first until September 14 when the passport will be in use, but no penalties will be imposed for violations. The province adopted the passports in part to “