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Two sets of brothers, all best friends, are now calling themselves The Fundraiser Warriors after raising more than $19,000 for McMaster Children’s Hospital and Camp Ooch/Trillium last December. This year, the boys are hoping to raise $24,000 for 24 local charities by selling advent calendars. Susan Hay has the story.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. Saudi officials later said he was freed. The Paris General Prosecutor's office issued a short statement Wednesday after over 24 hours of checks, saying that the man arrested Tuesday was not the Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi who is wanted under a 2019 Turkish arrest warrant. “The (arrest) warrant do
As winds strengthen across Newfoundland through Tuesday, forecasters are closely watching a storm off the U.S. East Coast that could become a major snowstorm for the region Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year, authorities said. David Scott Smith, 66, and his son, Travis Shane Smith, 32, are accused of reckless arson in a warrant issued before formal charges are filed, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s office said. Mark Reichel, the attorney for both men, said th
British Columbia said Tuesday it will expand its booster shot program, as provincial officials reported five new cases of the omicron variant. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said those who are considered immuno-compromised and who received a three-dose primary series of vaccine will be offered a fourth shot. That booster will administered six months after the third shot, per new recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). Henry also said the province
The Ford government is under fire for not doing more to make rapid antigen tests more accessible and free. Many experts say the tests will improve effective screening protocols and could be a means to protecting the health of residents. Matthew Bingley reports.
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be children, tied them up and slaughtered them, according to a witness and other reports. An opposition leader said the civilians were burned alive, as repression of resistance to a de facto coup takes an increasingly brutal turn. A video of the aftermath of Tuesday's assault — apparently retaliation for an attack on a military convoy — showed the charred bodies of 11 people, lying in a circle amid what appeared to b
Climate change could cost Ontario's provincial and municipal governments up to $116 billion by the end of this century, according to a new report from the province's accountability officer. In a stable climate, the province's maintenance costs would be $10 billion a year, amounting to about $799 billion by 2100. But the report shows the changing climate could drive costs up dramatically. In the short term, the report found the effects of climate change will add about $6 billion to maintenance co
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The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba concedes it gave leadership candidates erroneous information before October's election — but says the actual ballots were counted fairly and accurately. In a 209-page submission to Manitoba's Court of the Queen's Bench, the PC Party seeks to dismiss candidate Shelly Glover's application to declare the results of the Oct. 30 leadership race invalid and require the party to hold a new vote. Glover lost that race by 363 votes to Heather Stefanson, who
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
The Ministry of Health said Wednesday that four members from a single, undisclosed Saskatchewan household have screened positive for the Omicron variant of concern after returning from travel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, as the president and others gather to pay tribute to an “American giant” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility. President Joe Biden is expected to offer remarks at the morning ceremony with invited guests and congressional leaders in the Capitol Rotunda for the former Republican senator and presidential contender. Dole, who served ne
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Rex, in town for the recent Gotham Awards, where he was nominated for outstanding lead performance in “Red Rocket,” was comparing today’s pandemic-scarred New York with the city he knew in the 1990s as a VJ on MTV. “Times Square was like pimps and sex booths and then it became Disneyland. Now it feels kind of sketchy again and I kind of like it,” Rex says, smiling. “Maybe I shouldn’t say that.” However much New York has changed in the last 25 years, it's got nothing on the
The union representing Nova Scotia government workers says a new phone intake system was causing delays for people seeking income assistance long before a spike in calls after federal pandemic aid programs ended. Sandra Mullen, vice-president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, said employees with the Department of Community Services have been quitting, partly over frustration with the new system. "Folks would have to phone in and speak to someone and then deliver document
TORONTO — Mirvish Productions is welcoming audiences back to "Room," nearly two years after pandemic-related delays. Tickets go on sale on Saturday for the Toronto run, set for the CAA Theatre from Feb. 6 to April 10. Before that, London's Grand Theatre, which co-produced the play with Mirvish and the U.K.'s Covent Garden Productions, will host the show Jan. 11 to 29. The much-anticipated musical is based on Canadian author Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel. Adapted to include songs, "Room" stars Strat
EDMONTON — Alberta's total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases remains at 11, but the province's chief medical officer of health expects that number to grow. Dr. Deena Hinshaw also says seven of the 11 people were fully vaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. Alberta Health is still gathering data on the effects and spread of Omicron, but Hinshaw says early indications are those who contract the variant can avoid severe outcomes if vaccinated. She also reported
WARNING: This story contains graphic details of violence. A B.C. Supreme Court judge says the problem of domestic abuse has reached a point where a "distinct and higher range of sentencing" is needed when punishing those who commit violence against intimate partners. Justice Anthony Saunders reached that conclusion last month when sentencing a Vancouver Island man who broke into the home of his former common law spouse and slashed her face with a box cutter as 911 operators listened to her "audi
Adults should be allowed to make an advance request for medical assistance in dying in Quebec following the diagnosis of an incurable and incapacitating disease, a special committee recommends. The recommendation is one of 11 in a report tabled at the National Assembly on Wednesday by an all-party committee looking into expanding medical assistance in dying (MAID) laws in the province. Currently, the Quebec law requires a person to be able to provide informed consent at the time of receiving MAI
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow will face a severe economic pain if it tries to attack Ukraine, but promised prospective talks to address Russia's concerns about NATO's expansion. Biden said he was “very straightforward” with Putin during their call Tuesday, warning the Russian leader that he will pay a heavy price if he invades Ukraine. “There were no minced words," Biden said at the White House before departing f