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TORONTO — The Weeknd is refunding tickets for his already postponed world tour, telling fans he wants to invest in "something bigger" rather than move forward with the planned shows. The Toronto pop superstar was scheduled to begin a massive tour for his "After Hours" album starting with two nights in Vancouver on Jan. 14 and 15, 2022. After that, he was booked to play Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal, with more stops in the United States and Europe. However the artist, born Abel Tesfaye
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
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
Two residents, including a person in their 50s, and one employee at the Villa Renaissance nursing home in Dalhousie have died of COVID-19, according to Michael Keating, interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Seven employees and seven patients at the nursing home have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday. Keating said the province has sent in people to help support staff at the Villa Rennaissance and that's allowing residents to get the care they ne
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease up on low-level marijuana cases, Nashville's top prosecutor decided on a workaround: He just didn't charge anyone with the crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, the Gwinnett County solicitor vowed not to punish anyone for the crime of distributing food or water to voters in line. Tampa’s chief prosecutor says a law that allows law enforcement to detain protesters until their court date is “an assault on our democracy
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
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Get tested or face the consequences — that's the new choice facing potentially thousands of Manitobans who work with vulnerable populations but have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Public health officials hope the inconvenience of being subjected to a test every 48 hours, logging it and showing the result to a supervisor will sway some to join the growing number of vaccinated Manitobans. But the testing requirement, which takes effect Monday, may not convince everybody. Ron Falk, board ch
In a few short years, Shari Affleck went from videotaping her son taking his first breath with new lungs to taking him off life support last month. "I felt as his mom that I was the one that brought him into this world, that I would help him leave, and I didn't want it to be a stranger," Affleck said. "When I did it, when I clamped his tubing to disconnect [him] from life support, it was like he lifted me and he released that heaviness in my chest, and it was like as if he said, 'Good job, mothe
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A U.S. Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been kidnapped in Haiti, a further sign the Caribbean nation's gangs are growing increasingly brazen amid political and economic crises. The group was in Haiti to visit an orphanage when their bus was hijacked on Saturday outside the capital Port-au-Prince, according to accounts by other missionaries, amid a spike in kidnappings following the murder of President Jovenel Moise. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said it had no information on who was behind the abduction nor where they took the group, which includes 16 Americans and one Canadian.
ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces won big in Rome, Turin and several other mayoral runoffs on Monday, dealing embarrassing defeats to the anti-migrant and far-right parties that are hoping to capture Italy's premiership in the next national election. Roberto Gualtieri from Italy's Democratic Party trounced a challenger who had been selected by the Brothers of Italy, a party with neo-fascist roots, to win Rome’s City Hall, taking some 60% of the vote, with nearly all the ballots counted. Dem
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl, who after next week will share the distinction of being inducted twice. McCartney's in as a Beatle and solo artist, while Grohl joined as a member of Nirvana in 2014. Swift will induct songwriter Carole K
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to block the Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the measure's constitutionality plays out in the courts. The administration also took the unusual step of telling the justices they could grant the Texas law full review and decide its fate this term, which already includes a major case about the future of abortion rights in the U.S. No court has yet reached a decision on the constitutionality of the Texas la
WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American Dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. It was that credibility he put on the line in 2003 when, appearing before the United Nations as secretary of state, he made the case for war against Iraq. When it turned out that the intelligence he cited was f
Dr. Mariam Hanna noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments in her Burlington, Ont., clinic after the province began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month. Whether people have held off on getting vaccinated because of a past reaction, or are seeking an exemption to inoculation mandates, Hanna said a previous allergic response doesn't mean you can't get your shots. Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless
OTTAWA — A senator resigned Monday from the upper chamber's biggest parliamentary group, before a hearing took place to consider kicking her out. Sen. Marilou McPhedran resigned from the Independent Senators’ Group (ISG) because she did not think she would receive a fair hearing. McPhedran says in a resignation letter to the ISG secretariat that the hearing “seems preordained in its negative outcome for me.” A hearing set up to consider expelling her was set up after she sent an email in Septemb
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The chill in the air has some residents in a southeast Edmonton neighbourhood looking ahead to their winter transit options — and they are concerned. Residents in The Hills at Charlesworth, a new community in the rapidly growing area of Ellerslie Road between 34th and 50th Streets, are asking the city to improve transit service to the neighbourhood. Currently, there is no transit stop there. Residents have to walk about two kilometres to the nearest stop on 50th Street. "When I came here a few m
Shuswap National Tribal Council Chair, Kukpi7 Wayne Christia said on Monday that his reaction to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. was one of “frustration and anger” towards Trudeau’s lack of commitment to concrete action towards solving Indigenous issues.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new government is set to impose higher taxes on Canadians, which will help fund some campaign promises but are not broad enough to also start paying down the country's record levels of debt, leaving Canada vulnerable to the next economic crisis, analysts say. The high level of indebtedness could limit Canada's ability to manage long-term challenges that require massive government funding, like transitioning from a fossil fuel-reliant economy to a green one. A far higher debt-to-GDP ratio post-pandemic means Canada has far less wiggle room to respond to the next crisis, be it economic, trade, climate or health-related, analysts say.