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Twenty-seven hopper cars went off the track near Silton, Sask., over the weekend, with some spilling potash. Silton is about 45 kilometres north of Regina. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said the Canadian Pacific Railway train contained 200 cars, all of them carrying potash. The fertilizer is not considered a dangerous good. CP said the derailment happened at around 5 a.m. CST Saturday and there were no injuries or public safety concerns. The TSB sent an investigator on Saturday and said
Clinton, 75, will return to New York and remain on antibiotics, Dr. Alpesh Amin, who had been overseeing his care at the hospital, said in a statement released by Clinton's spokesman. The former president had been in California for an event for his foundation and was treated at the University of California Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit after suffering from fatigue and being admitted on Tuesday. He left the medical center accompanied by his wife, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son's death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a surprise appearance at the 50th anniversary celebration for Pastor Charles B. Jackson Sr. of Brookland Baptist Church. But she ended up giving one of the most extensive explanations yet of how her faith wavered after Beau Biden's death
A blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along Kuwait's Persian Gulf coastline north of its border with Saudi Arabia erupted on Monday. Some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. (Oct. 18)
A handful of billionaire-backed ventures are proving that space tourism could be a part of our future, but some critics say those resources would be better directed toward solving the problems we face on Earth today. "We need some of the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live," as Prince William put it this week, summing up a less-than-laudatory attitude among critics watching the tourism-minded space race of our
A Cape Breton artist has written and illustrated Canada's first Scottish Gaelic graphic novel. Ás a' Chamhanaich or Out of the Twilight is a collection of 12 short stories by Angus MacLeod, a Gaelic language and song teacher from Goose Cove, N.S. "To put it into a genre is really difficult because the stories are just whatever stories came to me," MacLeod said. "A lot of them have their roots in older Gaelic stories and creatures from Gaelic mythology." MacLeod said "there's a lot of fantasy in
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A second person linked to a class at Whitehorse Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from public health officials in Yukon on Saturday. Yukon Communicable Disease Control said the case is linked to the Grade 5b class at the school. A COVID-19 case connected to the same class was announced last week Tuesday. In its Saturday letter, public health said students and staff connected to the class who attended school on Tuesday are close contacts of the COVID-19 cas
Part of the idea behind the Ontario's proof-of-vaccination system was to ensure businesses would be able to remain open. However, for some communities, COVID-19 vaccine passports are doing more harm than good. Brittany Rosen explains.
More than a million people have been to Saskatchewan's 36 provincial parks since May, easily beating the visitation record set in 2020. "The amount of people that came to our parks across the province has just been phenomenal," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said in an interview on Friday. Some people liked the parks so much, they stayed overnight. More than 400,000 camping nights were spent in the parks so far this year, surpassing a record set in 2016. Good Spirit Provincial Park
The Italian city's project, which distributes waste food to those in need, took one of the awards at the Earthshot progamme which seeks new ways to tackle environmental challenges.View on euronews
Public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Kinngait, Nunavut, are being eased beginning Tuesday. "It has been more than two weeks since the last active case of COVID-19 in Kinngait recovered and it is now safe to ease public health measures in the community," said Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, in a news release. Patterson quickly ordered increased public health measures in the community of about 1,500 on Sept. 19 after it reported two cases. It re
OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital. May Simon's four-day state visit will include a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and she will represent Canada at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. "Canada and Germany have long been allies and friends. A state visit highlights our shared values and strong ties, and also helps support Canadian industries that have been hard hit during this pandemic," Ride
Later this month, the ford government will be proposing new legislation which would require temporary help agencies and recruiters to be licensed. It's a move aimed at providing more oversight of an industry that has been largely unregulated for decades. As Morganne Campbell reports, critics are eager to get a close look at the proposed legislation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris stood before the record-low water levels of Nevada’s Lake Mead on Monday and made the case for the Biden administration’s climate change agenda by warning that “this is where we’re headed.” “Look at where the water has receded over just the last 20 years,” she said, referring to the “bathtub ring” of minerals that marks where the reservoir's water line previously stood. “That space is larger than the height of the Statue of Liberty." The vice presid
As Saskatchewan hospitals are stretched to the limit during this fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, chaplains are still finding ways to bring spiritual care to patients. Jackie Saretsky is a Catholic hospital chaplain in Saskatoon. She says the pandemic has radically altered the way she does her job. "In a time of crisis, you basically throw away your plan," she said. "You throw away your formula for chaplaincy work and you have to completely adopt a new formula. "You go from normal, calm vis
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Rebellious Tigrayan forces accused the Ethiopian government of launching air strikes on the capital of Tigray region on Monday, and though a government official initially denied strikes, state-run media later reported the air force conducted an attack. The reported raid follows intensified fighting https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ethiopian-offensive-two-northern-regions-intensifies-tigrayan-forces-say-2021-10-13 in two other Ethiopian regions, where the central government's military is trying to recover territory taken by the northern province's Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF). Tigrai TV, controlled by the TPLF, said the attack on the city of Mekelle killed three civilians.
KINGSTON, Ont. — Police in Kingston, Ont. say numerous arrests were made Saturday and early Sunday morning after a "volatile" crowd gathered during Queen's University's unofficial homecoming weekend. Local police say one officer was taken to hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries after being hit with some form of projectile. Investigators linked the officer's injuries to a crowd of thousands they said swarmed the city's university district Saturday afternoon. Police declared the gatherin
SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-kicks-off-election-campaign-support-ruling-ldp-dips-2021-10-19 and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-threatens-upstage-skorea-defence-expo-with-duelling-military-show-2021-10-14 in Seoul. The launch, reported by officials in South Korea and Japan, came after U.S. and South Korean envoys met in Washington to discuss the nuclear standoff with North Korea on Monday. Spy chiefs from the United States, South Korea, and Japan were reported to be meeting in Seoul on Tuesday as well.