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P.E.I's social development minister says changes are underway — with more to come — at the outreach centre in Charlottetown, now that the province has taken ownership of the former curling club. The P.E.I. Community Outreach Centre offers support to people seeking financial assistance, counselling, employment, food and housing. "It's a spot for people to go who are on the streets," said Social Development and Houseing Minister Brad Trivers. "So we want to make sure ... it's a comfortable space f
OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday a pandemic aid program to help oil and gas companies cut their methane emissions will be revisited now that the industry is back on its feet. But he said the government is not going to consider aid programs that help the fossil fuel sector cut their emissions to be the "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies" the government has promised to eliminate by the end of 2023. The Onshore Emissions Reduction Fund is under an unflattering spot
Soldiers and residents scrambled to make sandbags Wednesday near Abbotsford, B.C., as the flood-ravaged area prepared to be hit with more rain over the next couple of days.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
Gen. Wayne Eyre has been named the permanent chief of the defence staff after taking the role on an interim basis after Admiral Art McDonald was accused of sexual misconduct.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting another COVID-19-related death and 22 new cases of the disease today. Health officials say a man in his 70s in the central area of the province has died due to the novel coronavirus. Premier Tim Houston said in a news release he was saddened to hear of the death and he offered his sympathies to the man's family and friends. Nova Scotia has 169 active reported cases of COVID-19 and 17 people in hospital with the disease, including five in intensive care. Officia
Just as one storm system winds down, the next is ready to ramp up, with already vulnerable parts of British Columbia set to see more heavy rain this weekend.
Alberta reported 379 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and the death of one person. There are now 4,969 active cases in the province, down from 5,033 Wednesday. As of Thursday's update, there were 465 people in hospital, including 98 in intensive care. Since the start of the pandemic, 3,232 Albertans have died from the disease. Here's a look at case numbers by zone: Calgary zone: 1,880 Edmonton zone: 1,119 North zone: 837 Central zone: 712 South zone: 413 Unknown: 8 On Friday, vaccinations get underwa
A fatal crash near McLure, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon saw four vehicles collide in snowy conditions, leaving one person dead and three others injured. The RCMP says the incident happened at 3 p.m. PT on Nov. 24 on Highway 5 north of Kamloops. The incident left the highway closed overnight, only reopening on Thursday morning. Investigators say two transport trucks collided head-on, with two other vehicles also involved in the crash. A passenger in the northbound truck, who was a senior in her 70
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -A handful of local COVID-19 cases in eastern parts of China have prompted Shanghai city to limit tourism activities and a nearby city to cut public transport services, as China insists on zero tolerance against letting clusters spread. Shanghai city detected three domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases with confirmed symptoms for Nov. 25, official data from the National Health Commission (NHC) showed on Friday.
The Nova Scotia government has released the long-delayed recovery plan for the mainland moose and while it will take time, the minister responsible says he believes it can be done. Released Thursday, the plan follows years of starts and stops as previous governments were taken to task by the auditor general and taken to court by members of the public for those delays. Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton said in an interview Friday that work would begin right away. "Not just do
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Canada's environment commissioner says a federal pandemic aid program for the oil and gas sector that was supposed to retain jobs and cut greenhouse-gas emissions is not set up to actually do either of those things. Jerry DeMarco's findings come at the same time as a damning report on Canada's overall progress on climate change, which says during the last three decades Canada's emissions have increased 20 per cent.
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer’s lawmakers moved Thursday to make permanent the pandemic-era option of using five substitutes and dropped a proposal to let halftime be extended to 25 minutes. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced the updates to go to its decision-making annual meeting on March 4-5 in Zurich. In May 2020, high-level competitions were given the choice to allow teams five replacements in a 90-minute game. It was to help manage players’ health and workload in pending f
Thursday's freezing rain warnings have ended in parts of eastern Ontario and Gatineau. The agency issued a freezing rain warning around 6:45 a.m., saying a brief period of freezing rain was expected early Thursday morning for Ottawa-Gatineau, Prescott-Russell and the Cornwall area. It ended for the Ottawa and Cornwall areas around 10:30 a.m. and elsewhere around 11:30 a.m. All warnings were expected to end when that freezing rain changes to rain by noon. Thursday's high is 5 C in Ottawa. Environ
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says he will "work around the clock" to get a suspension on the export of potatoes from the province to the United States lifted. The suspension was ordered on Monday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after the discovery of potatoes infected with potato wart in two P.E.I. fields in October. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Canada issued the suspension to prevent the U.S. from taking similar action, which might be more difficult to reverse. "It
Canada has banned visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a new variant of concern in the region. The new variant, deemed Omicron, first emerged in South Africa and coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organization.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean governing party's presidential candidate said Thursday he will continue a conciliatory approach toward North Korea if elected and questioned the effectiveness of U.S.-led economic sanctions in pressuring the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions. The comments by Lee Jae-myung, who represents President Moon Jae-in’s liberal Democratic Party, come as nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the U.S. remain frozen over the issue of a relaxation of the
Kids and parents braved the rain, cold and needles on Thursday as the COVID-19 vaccination effort for the five-to-11 age cohort ramped up, with clinics across the country starting to offer kids their first doses. Many lined up in on-and-off drizzle outside a north Toronto walk-in clinic.
A report commissioned by the families of the victims of the Flight PS752 accuses Iran of misidentifying victims, tampering with cellphones and using civilian air passengers as human shields against possible American attacks. Iran maintains the shooting down of the plane was an accident, but the report declares it was deliberate.