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Saint John-Rothesay has historically been a riding to watch in New Brunswick, having both the highest poverty rates and the largest industrial businesses and carbon gas emitters. Two-term Liberal MP Wayne Long is fighting to keep his seat, as former Saint John Mayor Mel Norton is trying to turn the riding Conservative. Ann McAllister with the Green Party, Don Paulin with the NDP and Nicholas Pereira with the People's Party of Canada are also all vying for that seat in Ottawa. With the election d
ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of sites in big and small communities around the state, including schools, farmers' markets and meat plants. But it has had few takers at some locations — a likely reflection, at least in part, of skepticism about vaccines in Georgia. Th
MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) -Australia has made a "huge" diplomatic error by ditching a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, France's envoy to Canberra said on Saturday. Canberra announced on Thursday it would scrap its 2016 deal with France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and instead build at least eight nuclear-powered ones with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership nL1N2QH2X7. The move caused fury in France, a NATO ally of the United States and Britain, prompting it to recall its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra, and also riled China, the major rising power in the Indo-Pacific region.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel Regional Police say a man is dead and two other people are in hospital after a Friday night shooting at a large gathering in Mississauga, Ont. Police say officers were called around 8:00 p.m. to a location on Hull Street, near Airport Road. They say three people with serious injuries were rushed to hospital and that one of them — a man — later died. Police say the suspects ran off. Investigators didn't immediately release any further information about the suspects or the
The Town of Shelburne is in the process of developing a mandatory vaccination policy for all municipal staff members and elected officials, after a 6-1 majority vote from council. During Shelburne Town council’s meeting on Monday (Sept. 13), Deputy Mayor Steve Anderson brought forward a motion to have staff come back with a draft report on a vaccination policy by November that is in line with the County of Dufferin’s policy. “As leaders I think it’s important that we do just that. Demonstrate le
Political cynicism is running deep for some Calgary voters. Terry Peterson is tired of hearing the same things over and over. He says that the next time a politician comes to the door, he should just record them. Then later, when other politicians show up, he'll have a ready response. "I'll say: "Hold on. I'll play the tape." "It's the same thing. Always," said Peterson. "Our people are so dejected," he said. "When they do vote and people get in, nothing happens. It's the same year after year. I
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s leader declared a three-day period of mourning starting Saturday for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose 20-year-long rule, riddled with corruption, ended in disgrace as he was pushed from power amid huge street protests when he decided to seek a new term. Bouteflika, who had been ailing since a stroke in 2013, died Friday at 84. His public appearances had been rare in the final years of his presidency, and he had not been seen since President Abdelmadj
Dufferin County’s economic development team, inDufferin, is launching a free mental health series to help support the local business community. The seven-part mental health series called Stress, Survival, & Showing Up consist of various events, workshops, and resources led by mental health specialists from the agricultural, food and beverage, and creative therapy sectors, who will discuss topics such as mental health, stress management, and uncertainly and emotional safety in the workplace. “It’
The mother of four-year-old Serenity says her relationship with her child welfare caseworker was strained from their first meeting. Serenity died in September 2014 after sustaining a head injury at the home of her great aunt and uncle in the central Alberta community of Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. The mother, who can't be identified because of a court-ordered publication ban in place to protect her children's identities, took the stand Friday to give evidence about her involvement with the chi
Toronto police are appealing to the public for help identifying a vehicle involved in a shooting Friday night. Officers were called to Midland Avenue and Danforth Road shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, according to duty inspector Michael Williams. There they found a car that had crashed into a pole. Inside, Williams said, the driver was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds. The man, who has not been identified pending next of kin notification, was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia’s second-largest political party is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament, in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Communist Party head Gennady Zyuganov said on Saturday — the second of three days of voting in the election — that police and the national elections commission must respond to reports of “a number of absolutely egregious facts” including ballot-stuffing in several regions. The Golos election-monitor
The message was simple: Water unites us all. Late Friday afternoon, more than a dozen attendees of a Teedon Pit protest gathered at 40 Darby Road near Waverley with signs and flags. The crowd was a mix of protesters, supporters, politicians and handlers. Opposition to Teedon Pit arose from the potential that site operations could damage the valuable clean water of the Alliston Aquifer Complex which runs beneath the property, as well as throughout many of Tiny Township’s wells and water systems.
The Ontario government is warning people with expired driver’s licenses, license plate stickers, photo cards, and health cards to renew their documents, as they reinstate renewal requirements. The province announced last Wednesday (Sept.1) that most licences, license plate stickers, Ontario photo cards, and health cards would need to be renewed by Feb. 28, 2022. The government said the extended deadline is to ensure everyone has enough time to renew their documents. “The majority of Ontarians ha
Montreal police are investigating after an overnight altercation in downtown Montreal left one man in his 20s dead and another injured. The SPVM received a call at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, and found two victims near the corner of Sherbrooke and Mansfield Streets — steps away from McGill University. According to Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Dubuc, both men had suffered what appeared to be upper-body injuries from a sharp object. A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital, and his deat
Dufferin County staff, contractors, and volunteers will soon need to show proof of full vaccination to attend in-person work spaces, after council implements a COVID-19 vaccination policy. Dufferin County Council, during their meeting last Thursday (Sept. 9) voted in favour of implementing a vaccination policy, which will go into effect on Nov. 1. Sonya Pritchard, chief administrative officer for the County of Dufferin, said the Nov. 1 date will give people the full six weeks needed to become fu
Fredericton's next MP might be a bit of a toss-up. For many years, Fredericton has been known for flip-flopping between the Conservatives and Liberals. That is until the last federal election, when Fredericton claimed the first Green seat outside of British Columbia — less than 800 votes ahead of the Conservatives. However, Fredericton went back to Liberal when its MP crossed the floor just three months ago. So who's it going to be this time, Fredericton? Here are the candidates in the four majo
These simple insect baths can provide ample benefits to Mother Nature's little critters and can boost our biodiversity, says a Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) education specialist.
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The Town of Shelburne is warning residents of an invasive plant found in the community which can cause severe burns. Wild parsnip is a member of the carrot/parsley family and with its tall, yellow bunches and resemblance to common non-toxic plants such as Golden Alexander, it can appear harmless. But it’s the plant’s nickname – poison parsnip – that truly heeds warning. While the roots of the plant are edible, when in contact with skin the sap can cause severe burns as well as rashes and blister
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school year. Since ending South Carolina’s state of emergency on June 7, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster has maintained that parents alone should decide if children wear masks in schools, even as the state's new case