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Stroll through London’s SoHo neighbourhood, and you may notice something new, a building designed in the shape of a turtle. Mirroring what many Indigenous people call Turtle Island, meaning North America, the nearly $6-million facility is home to London’s first Indigenous-led family centre and one of the first Indigenous-led child care centres. Led by the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC), Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre opened its doors at 449 Hill St. on Th
PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week. The results of the so-called audit of President Joe Biden's win and their unprecedented review of Maricopa County's vote counts, elections procedures, voting machines and related computers will be made public on Sept. 24, attorney Kory Langhofer told the judge. Langhofer was ord
Grande Prairie-Mackenzie residents will decide on their new representative in Ottawa on Monday. Liberal Party of Canada - Dan Campbell Dan Campbell is a project manager in Edmonton, but due to family ties in the Grande Prairie region, he is putting his name in the running for the Liberal party. “I have a lot of deep roots in Grande Prairie. I have family up there, and I'm in Grande Prairie it seems like every weekend,” said Campbell. “My history and politics are really quite brief, nothing subst
Hundreds of Charlottetown students headed back to school Thursday, days after an outbreak of COVID-19 prompted class cancellations. While cases continue to rise (P.E.I. reported 10 new cases Thursday) and many are still out on isolation orders, several high school students told CBC News it feels good to be back. "I'm actually really glad that it's back, because online school is not for me," Grade 11 Charlottetown Rural student Kalista Theriault said. "I like seeing people, being around people, t
So far, the lanternflies haven't been spotted in Canada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games. Will “The Mandalorian” bow to “The Crown” as best drama series? Can the feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” charm its way into freshman glory? Will Jean Smart be honored as best comedy actress for “Hacks”? (She will.) But there’s oh-so-much more at stake when the TV industry — or a pandemic-constrained slice of it — gathers to honor itself at the 73rd Primetime Emmy
Toronto should stop evicting homeless encampments and drop trespass charges against people who live in tents, the city's homeless community and their supporters demanded Thursday. They said the city should find a long-term solution to homelessness, suggesting all three levels of governments work together to create not-for-profit homes that will help ease the housing crisis. Dozens are facing charges and fines stemming from city operations this summer - assisted by police - to remove homeless enc
With the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo back in gear, fans, artists and cosplayers alike jumped at the chance to return to the in-person convention Sept. 10 to 12. Among the cosplayers and costumers was Autumn Desjardins, though now residing in Calgary, originally hails from Strathmore. Desjardins had been invited to the convention as a featured guest as well as a judge for the local costume contest. “I never thought it would happen, so when I got an email in January, I was just like, ‘wai
At their Sept. 7 council meeting, Tudor and Cashel Township council voted to proceed with the bid from Greenwood Paving for the single surface treatment of Weslemkoon Lake Road, from the intersection of Hwy 62 East for approximately three kilometres, in the amount of $3.20 per square metre of surface treatment as laid out in the RFT no. 2021-06. Nancy Carrol, the clerk and treasurer, will be contacting Greenwood Paving shortly to get them to begin the project, which should be completed by mid-Oc
One day after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dropped in on Fredericton, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole made a last-minute stop in Saint John in a final scramble for votes ahead of Monday's federal election. O'Toole appeared with five of his New Brunswick candidates, including Saint John-Rothesay's Mel Norton, in the iceless ice shed of a local curling club. He sent a clear signal to supporters of the People's Party of Canada that they should be supporting him instead. "There is only one leader
TORONTO — Jaime Rebanal felt something different in the air at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival the moment he heard the "yarrrrr" at one his first screenings. The enthusiastic pirate's cry is a reliable barometer of TIFF audience excitement that goes off when the anti-piracy warning appears before each film. But last week at this Midnight Madness screening of "Titane," the hearty growl that once rippled through the auditorium sounded more like a whimper from the cheap seats. "The
The Ontario government is making changes to how victims of post-secondary sexual assault are treated. The announcement comes the same week as disturbing reports out of Western University and a string of alleged sexual assaults there. Matthew Bingley reports.
A federal judge on Thursday declined to ease pre-trial release conditions for a Beverly Hills, California, beauty salon owner facing felony charges for participating in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. A. Charles Peruto Jr., lawyer for Gina Bisignano, 52, owner of Gina’s Eyelashes and Skincare, asked U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington to terminate a house arrest order and to allow his client to remove an ankle bracelet monitor. Nichols, however, declined to relax Bisignano's release conditions, though he said he might reconsider his position.
Woodstock taxpayers will be on the hook for almost $17,000 to replace a police car damaged in July as officers arrested a suspect. Council passed a resolution Tuesday night, Sept. 14, to purchase a new police cruiser for $36,985. Insurance will cover $20,000 of the total cost, leaving the town to pick up the balance. In a report to council, using the information provided by Woodstock Police Force Chief Gary Forward, Planning and Development Director Andrew Garnett submitted a brief statement abo
At a media briefing on Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister John Haggie announced that he's offered to form a working group of health officials and administrators to address operational problems with the province's emergency services. The announcement followed a meeting between the health minister, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees president Jerry Earle and four paramedics that Haggie described as "emotional." "What I heard today clearly was the
However, the FDA said on Thursday the cocktail is not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19. The FDA said that bamlanivimab and etesevimab, which are administered together, could be also used as post-exposure prevention for patients who are not fully vaccinated or who are not expected to mount an adequate immune response to complete vaccination or have been exposed to an individual infected with the virus. The revision comes a day after the U.S. government bought 388,000 additional doses of Lilly's COVID-19 antibody therapy.
Public approval of U.S. President Joe Biden has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, with Americans appearing to be increasingly critical of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The national poll, conducted Sept. 15-16, found that 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure. While most Americans support the kind of vaccine and mask requirements that Biden has ordered recently to slow the spread of the Delta variant, some Republicans have criticized what they consider to be an overreaction by the White House.
In 2019, a group of researchers found that Black and Indigenous people are disproportionately targeted for police checks in Montreal. As it turns out, police in Repentigny, Que., have a similar problem. In their latest report, the same group of experts concluded that Black residents in Repentigny — which is located just east of Montreal — were two-and-a-half to three times more likely to be stopped by local police than their white counterparts. "The data show that it's [even] more disproportiona
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (OTPP), Canada's third-largest pension fund, announced on Thursday new interim targets to cut the carbon emissions intensity of its portfolio as part of a plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. OTPP, which manages C$227.7 billion ($180.11 billion) in assets, plans to reduce emissions intensity by 45% by 2025 and 67% by 2030, from 2019 levels. Fellow pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec also has a net-zero target by 2050, but environmental campaigners said OTPP's interim targets are the strongest climate commitment yet from a Canadian pension fund.
Cambridge Bay unveiled a new arts studio and heritage park as part of its hundredth anniversary celebration on Tuesday. The earliest inhabitants of Cambridge Bay lived there some 4,000 years ago. The hundredth anniversary marks the establishment of the first Hudson's Bay trading post in the hamlet and when the RCMP first set up its base there as well. The new Red Fish Arts studio has opened at what was the fish plant in the 1950s and aims to teach community members a mixture of welding and other