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A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, because of inconsistent chlorine levels at the community's water treatment plant, according to the territory's health department. Health officials say all water that's being consumed should be boiled for at least a minute. That includes water being used to wash fruits and vegetables, to cook, and to brush teeth. The department says it'll let the community know when the advisory has lifted.
Bull sharks are massive animals that instill awe and respect. They are top predators, moving aside only when tiger sharks appear, or the occasional orca passes through. They are sleek and powerful, with a commanding presence. Their huge jaws full of razor sharp teeth intimidate even the most seasoned scuba diver. Nothing about sharks is predictable and it is wise to remember that this is their domain. Humans are the visitors here. But, despite their fearsome reputation and the obvious ability for them to easily overpower a human, unprovoked attacks are extremely rare. Hollywood movies and misconceptions have fueled the fear of these beautiful creatures. These tour guides in Fiji have a different perspective. They have a deep respect and understanding for the sharks here. They work hard to educate people and to help them understand the sharks, with the intent of creating appreciation for them. Our ocean ecosystems would not be heathy without these great beasts. They prey on injured and sick marine life, keeping the genetic lines strong. The sharks here also provide a much needed income for the nearby villages. The tour guides create tourism dollars with these controlled feedings, which allow the villages to sustain their residents without the need to sell fishing rights to commercial agencies. The fish are worth more alive than they are in a net. Commercial fish operations have depleted fish populations in the past, harming the reefs and creating imbalance. A strong economy due to shark tours gives the people a better option and protects the sharks and other fish. These very lucky scuba divers are witnessing the power and beauty of many sharks species as they perch on a ledge to see the bait bucket open. The bucket is full of fish scraps and the sharks wait for the opportunity to snatch some free food.
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday spoke out forcefully against the FBI search of classified records at former US President Donald Trump's Florida estate. (Aug. 9)
MONTREAL — Quebec’s public health director is recommending that arsenic levels in the air of a western Quebec city be reduced significantly, but even then they would remain five times higher than the provincial standard. Dr. Luc Boileau told reporters in Rouyn-Noranda Wednesday that average emissions of 15 nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air would be a safe level for people in the city until air quality is “eventually” improved to the provincial standard of three nanograms of arsenic per
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
Advocates say Canada's euthanasia law devalues the lives of disabled people and may be prompting doctors to increasingly suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it (Aug. 11)(AP video: Mike Householder)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The leader of Vermont's state Senate, Becca Balint, won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning she could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. In deep blue Vermont, it’s likely the Democratic candidate will also clinch the general election in November. A win by Balint, who is white, would help erase what some consider to be the blot on the liberal s
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels defeated former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who was endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and had backing from establishment Republicans, including ex-Gov. Scott Walker. In her concession speech, Kleefisch said, “
LAVAL, Que. — Bausch Health Companies Inc. reported a loss of US$145 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of US$595 million a year earlier. The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the loss amounted to earnings per share of 40 cents for the quarter ended June 30, compared to US$1.66 last year. Revenue for the quarter totalled US$1.97 billion, down from US$2.1 billion last year. Bausch Health says its adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2022 was US$201 mill
The number of reported sexual assaults is up on P.E.I., but some experts say that increase may not mean there were more sexual assaults — but rather more people reporting them. Eileen Conboy, president of the board of the P.E.I. Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, said that isn't necessarily a bad thing. "I was thinking that an increase in reports makes a lot of sense, as we're building awareness around sexual violence continually. Weaving it into our curriculums, weaving it into our university educ
Canada's largest private sector labour union, Unifor, elected Lana Payne as president on Wednesday, making her the first woman to lead an organization representing more than 315,000 workers, including in the auto sector. Payne was previously National Secretary-Treasurer of Unifor, and was the first woman to hold that position as well. Payne replaces Jerry Dias, who retired after eight-and-a-half years as president in March.
Much-needed rain and wind are bringing relief to Newfoundland and Labrador, where two major forest fires are burning out of control. As Abigail Bimman reports, conditions could shift, and thousands of people are preparing to flee.
Metro Vancouver is planning to spend $40 million to create a new regional park that would bring overnight camping to Bowen Island. "It's really, truly an amazing opportunity," said John McEwen, chair of Metro Vancouver's Regional Parks Committee, of the plan to purchase almost a square kilometre of land around Cape Roger Curtis at the island's southwest tip. The land is a mixture of waterfront and forested area, and has been owned by a private company. Much of it is zoned for single-family homes
A small Southern California wildfire burning in dry brush sent smoke and flames swirling in a tornado-like pattern. (Aug. 10)
At least eight people were killed and six others were missing in South Korea as heavy rainfall drenched the greater Seoul region, turning the affluent streets of Gangnam into a river of submerged vehicles and overwhelming public transport systems.View on euronews
Chris Clay has visited Charlottetown's "tent cities" many times over the summer to make sure the people living there have the supplies they need to survive. Clothes, blankets, food, water — as well as clean needles and smoking supplies. And not just for clients of the Native Council of P.E.I, where Clay works as the co-ordinator of the Reaching Home project. "Anyone who's struggling or homeless at the moment, we supply them." Weeks ago, there were more than 20 people living in an encampment on t
More than 52,000 Christmas lights will shine again in Riverview, after the theft of a huge amount of underground copper wire this summer. The council in the New Brunswick town has voted to continue with the Light Up Riverview display after the theft — involving 3,600 metres of underground copper wire and 46 electrical boxes — prompted town staff to review its future. The repair work is expected to cost more than $58,000. "It is a staggering figure to absorb," David Shea, Riverview's director of
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA — A southern Alberta city has taken a small step forward in dealing with homeless encampments after council agreed to seek development approval for an interim shelter. Lethbridge, Alta., has been struggling to permanently remove the camps, most notably a large one of more than 40 tents near the community's civic centre. A week ago, using the Petty Trespassing Act, several tents were removed and the site was cleaned up. But nearly all have returned. Mike Fox, director of commu
In 1969, actor Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of Charles Manson's cult. (Aug. 9)
A COVID-19 wave and other respiratory viruses are expected to hit this fall and winter while our health-care system is suffering severe staffing shortages. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch has some advice to help avoid getting so sick you need to seek medical care.