The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to wastewater data gathered by the health unit. The health unit's new data portal shows an increase in the number of cases found in wastewater data from Sept. 5-19, 2022. Updated information is expected to be released Thursday. "The indicators suggested the burden of the disease is greater now than it was two weeks ago," said WECHU Interim Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai in the hea
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is calling for more transparency and co-operation from major telecommunications companies, blasting them for not being more involved with provincial co-ordination efforts in the wake of a major storm that knocked out service for hundreds of thousands of people across Atlantic Canada. But a number of telecommunications companies say they participated in efforts as much as possible while trying to assess and repair damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona. In a ne
Alberta's COVID-19 death toll climbed by more than 30, while hospitalizations spiked by nearly 140, provincial data shows. Since the pandemic began, 4,905 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 from a week ago. Meanwhile, 980 people are in hospital with the illness, including 39 intensive care unit patients. Last week, there were 843 hospital patients, including 26 in ICU. The province's seven-day PCR test-positivity rate is 18.75 per cent, down slightly from 19.52 per
Post-tropical storm Fiona has severely damaged Canada's Atlantic coastlines, washing away entire sand dunes and destroying beaches. That coastal erosion poses a serious threat to ecosystems, and could take generations to repair.
People in Florida played near the ocean, shopped for essentials or shored up their property as they waited for Hurricane Ian, which officials warn could bring deadly storm surges.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian lashed Florida's southwest coast Wednesday with heavy winds and rain after strengthening to a catastrophic storm that was likely to deliver devastating floods. The center of the massive Category 4 storm lingered offshore for hours, which was likely to mean more rain and damage from a hurricane that was trudging on a track that would have it making landfall north of the heavily populated Fort Myers area. Catastrophic storm surges could push 12 to 18 feet
BURNT ISLANDS, N.L. — Paula Keeping pointed to the window that was once her son's bedroom. It lay on top of the crumpled remains of her former house, a mess of wood siding and household items in the middle of a road. The debris was piled metres away from where the house stood last week before post-tropical storm Fiona blasted the southwestern Newfoundland community of Burnt Islands. "I figure my kitchen is out where my porch is too," she said. "It's devastating. Just in disbelief." Keeping said
It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the parishioners to sign a one-page form letter on their way out. “I/We Oppose HB90,” began the letter, stacked next to pre-addressed envelopes. “HB90 is an improper interference of the government into the practice of religion in
The Canadian Space Agency has posted satellite photos that dramatically illustrate how post-tropical storm Fiona changed Prince Edward Island's coastline. "This comparison of satellite images of Prince Edward Island and the Northumberland Strait, taken on Aug. 21 and Sept. 25, 2022, shows the extent to which the extreme wind and wave action of the storm has churned up the seafloor and eroded the coastline," the agency said on Twitter Tuesday. The space agency said the images were from the Europe
New Ipsos polling done exclusively for Global News shows a gain in support for the Conservative Party (CPC) since Pierre Poilievre was elected as its leader. The CPC would receive 35 per cent of the decided vote if a federal election was held tomorrow and now leads the Liberals by five points nationally.
Allan DeYoung spent the days after post-tropical storm Fiona sifting through tarps and tent poles, cleaning up the debris from a tent left behind by a young woman who lived next to him. DeYoung counts himself as one of the luckier people living rough. He stays in a well-kept small wooden shelter with a locking door and window, tucked away in the woods in Dartmouth. He stayed dry and safe through the storm, but some of the people who were tenting near him in the wooded area lost everything. "So a
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E
Maddie the Great Dane went out for a different car ride with Mom, to top up the SUV with gas, only to find out that the gas stations in the Tampa Bay area are already running out of gas. Mom & Maddie were able to find gas, but the four closest gas stations are already out fuel 2 1/2 days before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Florida. The Hurricane is currently tracking as a category 4, which would be catastrophic to Tampa with the winds & storm surge.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A British Columbia man who is now in his late 70s has been found guilty of numerous counts of sexual assault. Coquitlam resident Raymond Gaglardi appeared in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on Monday, and court records show he was convicted on 11 counts. The charges related to historical sexual assaults of young men or teenage boys who attended several Coquitlam-area churches between 1993 and 2007. RCMP said in 2020 that the offences happened at Gaglardi's home, whe
Regina city council has selected Niki Anderson as the new city manager. The position was left vacant in February after the abrupt termination of Chris Holden, who had held the role since 2016. City clerk Jim Nicol has covered the position in the interim. The move to appoint Anderson comes after a months-long search led by a selection committee made up of Mayor Sandra Masters and Couns. Bob Hawkins, Terina Shaw and John Findura, with help from a national executive search firm. "We are excited tha
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian lashed Florida’s southwest coast. “Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people,” Biden said at the start of a conference on hunger in America and just hours before the hurricane made landfall as a massive Category 4 storm. Biden said that the hurricane “provides no excuse for price increases at the p
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, on Wednesday asked a judge to free him and played a recording of her client saying he is now dedicated to nonviolence and wants only to “return home to my brother and live the rest of our days in peace.” Sirhan, 78, has spent 54 years in prison. In a 3 1/2-minute message played during a news conference held by his lawyer, he said he feels remorse every day for his actions. “
Regina city council is set to meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss issues including the city's amusement tax, its next city manager, a motion to upgrade all gravel alleys to paved alleys and suburban parking requirements. Last Wednesday, the city's executive committee voted in favour of reducing the city's amusement tax to five per cent from its current 10 per cent. The matter is going to city council for final approval on Wednesday. Cutting the amusement tax by 50 per cent comes with an estimate
For Dan and June Simms, the value of a home far surpasses its walls, roof and belongings. It's more than the countless hours of toil to build and then expand and then renovate it into the little piece of retirement paradise they had planned for decades. It's the memories that seeped into the walls, the safe haven from anything taking place elsewhere in the world, and the family focal point that was always "home," regardless of how many were living there at any given time. That house, and sense o
Kelowna area transit workers are pledging to walk off the job on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and shut down bus service to tens of thousands of Central Okanagan transit users. "We have no choice but to take the strongest action that we have in our toolbox," Darrah Teitel, a union organizer with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722, told host Chris Walker on CBC's Daybreak South. "We hope that ... the company will come to the table and negotiate with us in good faith. They will do what is necessary to fix t