Mike Tennant tries to put out the car fire in his driveway, first with a fire extinguisher and then a garden hose, in cel phone video recorded by his wife, Patty Atwell Tennant.
One of the organizers of a Memorial University conference held at a luxury hotel says the event was costly, but it wasn't as pricey as it appeared and contributed to a valuable university partnership. In November 2021, MUN's president chaired a four-day Arctic Forum at the Fogo Island Inn, with costs totalling more than $100,000. A university spokesperson said $56,657 of that cost came from university coffers, while federal sources covered $24,453 and the rest came from attendees. It was the thi
Memorial University's Faculty Association says its members are planning to strike Monday after reaching an impasse with the university during negotiations on a new collective agreement. The university and the faculty association each released a news release shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. Each side called on the other to try to reach a deal. MUNFA said in its release that the university had only moved marginally on "crucial bargaining issues," like improvements for contract faculty, a commitment to
Rosemary Barton Live speaks to Anders Asulund, a former economic adviser to Ukraine, about the war’s impact on the economies of Ukraine and Russia, as well as tanks and whether Russian President Vladimir Putin can hold on to power.
Stephen Olshefsky is a sessional professor in the psychology department at the University of Regina. He has two master's degrees — one in microbiology and one in forensic psychology. Now, Olshefsky is a PhD candidate in psychology. Yet the 46-year-old said he keeps meeting barriers on his journey to becoming a licensed psychologist in Saskatchewan. The province is in need of mental health professionals. According to the Ministry of Health, the Saskatchewan Health Authority has more than 80 full‐
Israel’s government says a power imbalance has given judges and legal advisers too much sway over law-making and governance. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to press on with the changes despite the opposition.View on euronews
Hazel McCallion, who led one of Canada's largest cities into her 90s, died Sunday morning, leaving behind a legacy of feisty advocacy and more than three decades of nearly unchallenged leadership. Known affectionately as "Hurricane Hazel," the longtime mayor of Mississauga, Ont., may have been diminutive, but was an outspoken political powerhouse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ulysses S. Grant was still president when workers finished the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, which connected Philadelphia and Washington through rail travel for the first time. But 150 years later, the tunnel that runs under some of Baltimore's residential neighborhoods is more of a chokepoint than a lifeline. There's only one tube, and trains need to slow down to just 30 mph (48 kilometers per hour) to navigate a tight turn on the southern end. It's a problem that President Jo
During pandemic lockdowns, millions of people turned to Maddie Lymburner’s YouTube channel, MadFit, to get in a workout at home. Now, she’s working hard to carry that success forward into a lasting career.
Environmentalists in Nova Scotia have long warned of the dangers invasive species of plants and animals can pose to native ecosystems. The European starling is a case in point, according to Kristen Noel, council supervisor at the Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council. The boisterous European starling, a common sight across Nova Scotia with its dark iridescent plumage, is — as its name suggests — not native to North America. Predatory aquatic species like the chain pickerel and smallmouth bass wer
NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, anchors at the afternoon extension of ABC's “Good Morning America,” are leaving the network after their romance was reported in November. The pair were taken off the air and placed on temporary hiatus after photos surfaced of them holding hands and spending time together. Both were married to other people at the time but had separated. “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s b
Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni extended a hand of friendship to Tripoli while also helping to secure her country's energy security. Italian energy giant signed an $8bn gas exploration contract with Libya's state energy company during the visit.View on euronews
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Dutch health technology company Philips will scrap another 6,000 jobs worldwide as it tries to restore its profitability and improve the safety of its products following a recall of respiratory devices that knocked off 70% of its market value. The new reorganisation brings the total amount of job cuts announced by new Chief Executive Roy Jakobs in recent months to 10,000, or around 13% of Philips' current workforce. Philips shares traded up 5.5% at 0855 GMT, helped by fourth-quarter earnings which were much better than expected.
RCMP on Prince Edward Island are warning of fraudulent online posts about missing people. Const. Gavin Moore says in many cases, fraudsters want these posts to be shared widely. They then use the posts to begin private conversations with people to try to learn about them and find ways to scam them. "Fraudsters are constantly trying to learn about their victims," he said. "They try to engage with people. They have huge numbers of different scripts, stories, schemes that they can try. And the more
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new, expanded commodities partnership with Chile on Sunday during a tour of South America that Berlin hopes will help secure more access to critical minerals key to the transition to a green economy. Europe's largest economy has fallen behind in the race for critical minerals in part due to a distaste for the dirty business of mining as well as faith in the open market, German government officials say.
A grassroots non-profit that helps pregnant women arriving in Calgary, mostly from African countries, says demand is growing for Black-specific supports. Immigrants from Africa are a growing demographic in the city and Clare Jagunna and her non-profit, Hands Lifting Hearts, is here to help. Run by Jagunna and a small team of volunteers, her organization is focused on helping pregnant mothers arriving in Calgary with no friends, family or experience of life in Canada. Since 2021 she's been helpin
Ten civilians were killed in Ukraine, including three in Konstantynivka, as Russian artillery targeted homes. Ukraine's army says it has been exacting a heavy toll against Russian soldiers on the battlefield.View on euronews
The looming return of alleged ISIS members to Canada has brought trauma, worry and fear to people who were invited to Canada as a safe haven after the terrorist group all but destroyed their ancient community in northern Iraq. "When I first heard the news, I felt the strength leave my body," Huda Ilyas Alhamad told CBC News in her Winnipeg apartment. She is one of 1,200 survivors of the Yazidi genocide who were resettled in Canada; she spent years as a slave of ISIS members. "I had to sit down r
A former Newfoundland and Labrador government employee has been sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment for bilking more than half a million dollars from the provincial Medical Care Plan program over a four-year period. At a sentencing hearing in Grand Falls-Windsor this week, provincial court Judge Mark Pike called it "a somewhat sophisticated scheme of deception" that was planned and deliberate. Denise Hemeon, 53, pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000. A charge of forgery was withdrawn. Hemeon apol
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