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Dozens gathered at the Whitehorse fish ladder on Wednesday for "salmon appreciation night," but the mood was dampened this year by staggeringly low numbers of chinook salmon. Only 10 salmon had passed through the fish ladder, which bypasses the Whitehorse Rapids Dam on the Yukon River, said Amy Jacobsen, fish ladder supervisor. By Thursday, the number was up to 13. Last year, there were 274 salmon, which is lower than the annual average of 1,000, she said. Numbers typically peak in mid-August, a
Health-care workers planning to come to Canada can better take advantage of pre-arrival services and start the accreditation process prior to coming to this country, says Queenie Choo, a former nurse who was trained in the U.K. and now runs an organization that helps newcomers.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND Manchester United visits Brentford after a 2-1 home loss to Brighton in its Premier League season opener last weekend. New manager Erik ten Hag hasn't said if Cristiano Ronaldo will start but the last thing the Dutchman wants is back-to-back losses before Liverpool visits Old Trafford the following week. Defending champion Manchester City hosts Bournemouth in one of the five afternoon kickoffs. Leeds visits Southampton after a 2-
A New York judge has ordered that Donald Trump's company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges.
Winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour are blowing through the community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Environment Canada issued a warning for the Kitikmeot region Environment Canada Thursday. It says the strong winds are expected to ease by Friday morning in the community. Winds could gust up to 80 kilometres per hour in Taloyoak, according to Environment Canada. High winds are also expected to increase early this evening in Gjoa Haven and ease Friday morning.The warning says there could be d
One man has died and another is critically injured following a shooting at a cemetery in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Thursday. The shooting happened at the gates of the Toronto Muslim Cemetery in Richmond Hill at about 3:15 p.m., after a funeral service had ended. "Three to four male suspects approached the victims and opened fire" before taking off in an "older SUV-style vehicle," said York Regional Police Const. Maniva Armstrong. A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition
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MONTREAL — Moderna says construction of its new mRNA vaccine factory in the Montreal area will begin later this year, with production expected to begin by the end of 2024. The vaccine manufacturer is announcing that it has agreed to purchase land in a biotechnology park in Laval, Que., a northern suburb of Montreal, to serve as the site of its biomanufacturing facility. The Massachusetts-based company says the site is ideal due to its proximity to a renowned research institute, the Institut nati
Mindy Kaling explains why Canada's 'amazing South Asian talent' leads her to work with artists from this country.
Arizona began moving in shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near the southern Arizona farming community of Yuma on Friday, with officials saying they were acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden administration to block off the area. (Aug. 12)
Ninety-year-old David George Bryant moved into Drumlin Hills in the Town of Bridgewater, N.S., nearly a decade ago because his memory was failing. He and his wife would burn their dinners after forgetting them on the stove. So Bryant chose an assisted-living suite at Drumlin Hills while his wife moved into a nearby long-term care home. This way, he could visit her three times a week and still have food and housekeeping services in his apartment. Now Bryant, along with others in assisted-living a
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia author's investigative effort to uncover the origins of a racist photo on Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page has ended inconclusively, according to the author, who has written a book that offers new details about the 2019 scandal and the former governor's remarkable political survival. “Of course, I would like to have determined exactly who was in the photograph. And I gave that my best effort,” Margaret Edds, a retired journalist and the author of “What
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador officials say the state of emergency called last weekend because of raging wildfires in the centre of the province will end on Saturday. Wildfire behaviour, air quality and weather conditions were all encouraging enough to support the decision, the Department of Justice and Public Safety said Friday in a news release. "The current forecast is showing favourable weather conditions and continuing to trend in a positive direction," the department said. T
The two children at the centre of Monday's Amber Alert issued in Saskatchewan remain safe with authorities in South Dakota, but more details are coming out about their journey, including how they, their mother and her common-law partner got across the border. Their mother and her common-law partner, Benjamin Martin Moore, a convicted sex offender, were arrested in South Dakota on Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. MT, according to Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin. Saskatchewan RCMP confirmed on Friday t
A woman has been charged for assaulting a police officer after a violent incident involving police on Tuesday afternoon, as city staff began the process of removing tents and other structures from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Police say Alene West, 44, has been charged with assault with a weapon, after an officer was struck in the head with an object. In total, seven people were arrested following the incident outside the Carnegie Centre on Main and Hastings streets around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Secu
Nearly one year since an explosion in downtown Wheatley injured 20 people and demolished two buildings, the final well on the property is getting plugged. Since a suspected hydrogen sulphide explosion rocked the core of Wheatley on Aug. 26 last year, officials have been working to secure the site and cap three wells that are believed to have been the source of the gas. The explosion destroyed two buildings and displaced more than 100 people from their homes and businesses. In a news release Thur
As India reaches it's 75th year as a democracy, some question how democratic the country still is under it's ruling government. (Aug. 12)
Planet Drum is a musical collective of renowned drummers from different countries and musical backgrounds who are hoping to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. The Grammy-winning group are back after 15 years with a new record called “In The Groove,” a dance record built on their unique collaborative rhythms. (Aug. 11)
Kings County Memorial Hospital emergency department in eastern P.E.I. will operate on reduced hours Saturday and Sunday due to a lack of staffing. The department will be open both days from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., instead of the usual 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. During the hours of closure the nearest emergency department will be at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. Kings County is not the only rural hospital with reduced hours at its emergency department. The department in Western Hospital in Alber