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Concerns have been expressed by both Cypress County and the Alberta Opposition regarding a report released at the end of June, regarding helicopter emergency service in Alberta. The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) report contains 11 recommendations for change in currently available service, but concerns have been raised surrounding the proposition to make Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) the dedicated service in the province. For citizens that rely on services such as HERO, b
The River Valley Bluegrass Park hosts eight live bands this weekend, and park owner Doug de Boer is gearing up for an all-out jamboree this September. Provincial health regulations regarding COVID-19 hampered the concert schedules this past year, but the park has become legendary for hosting festivals over each long weekend throughout the summer. This legend began in 1984, when Doug’s father, Tony de Boer purchased the property, much of which is hedged by the Temagami River, a stone’s throw from
Two dozen people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex since the public health unit last reported an update on Friday. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit said Tuesday that three cases are from Saturday, five Sunday, five Monday and 11 were reported on Tuesday. Overall, 40 cases are active, compared with just 25 on Friday. Eleven of those cases involve COVID-19 variants of concern. One person is in hospital. As of the data released Tuesday, 76.1 per cent of eligible residents have
The Region of Queens rallied around Brooklyn’s Sarah Mitton after she placed 28th overall in the women’s shotput competition at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. Fans in Queens County were glued to their televisions the morning of July 30 to watch her in the qualification portion of the event. She was unable to advance to the final round, with a best throw of 16.62 metres in her third attempt, after being disqualified in her first two throws. She finished 28th overall in a field of 31. Mitton’s perso
The Bonfield public library board is short one member, and they seek book-minded people to apply for the seat. All interested bibliophiles can submit a brief statement of interest to the township’s chief administrative officer, Peter Johnston, by noon on August 5. This is a volunteer position with no remuneration. The successful candidate will serve a 16-month term from August 10 to November 30, 2022. Meetings are held once a month usually on the first Monday, excluding July and August, at 7 p.m
Manitoba is about to relax its pandemic rules for the third time in just under six weeks, and all indications suggest the province will soon be under the least restrictive public health orders since September 2020. Manitobans who fear or desire an Alberta-style elimination of all COVID-19 mitigation measures are in for relief or disappointment: Some restrictions will remain. At 11 a.m., Premier Brian Pallister and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin are expected to announce
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed at preventing Bolsonaro from chipping away at faith in the nation's upcoming election. According to two of Bolsonaro's ministers, his administration considered turning over a compilation of videos and documen
COVID-19 can now be treated like any other "vaccine-preventable disease," according to the Nunavut government's newly released long-term plan for dealing with the pandemic. The document released Tuesday and called Nunavut's Path: Living with COVID-19, says the end goal is to lift the public health emergency, which has been in place for over a year. "The virus is now a vaccine-preventable disease that no longer requires immediate community shutdowns, drastic public health measures, or a complete
Anyone looking to go to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next year is going to need more than a badge. All participants must be fully vaccinated too, festival director Tabitha Jackson said Tuesday. The 2022 Festival is requiring people attending the festival or Sundance-affiliated events to have received the COVID-19 vaccine. That means everyone from volunteers to filmmakers and passholders. More details will follow in the coming months. Following the largely virtual Sundance earlier this year
Ten of the 11 S&P indexes traded higher, with energy stocks rebounding after getting hit by a dip in oil prices. Apple Inc rose 1.26% after sliding last week. Other heavyweight technology stocks, including Netflix Inc, Tesla Inc and Facebook Inc, continued to edge lower, capping gains on the tech-heavy Nasdaq.
Saskatoon churchgoers wearing their Sunday best folded their hands and prayed for rain during the hot July drought of 1961. While focused on their present, memories belonging to many of those farmers went back to the Dirty Thirties and "the browned, parched grazing lands; the barren grain fields, the depressing drought (and) the farm homes banked with sand from the constant drifting," according to a StarPhoenix story at the time. The drought months of 1961 — when precipitation plummeted and hot,
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country, as a surge of Iraqis and others coming in from neighboring Belarus has emerged as a major foreign policy issue. Lithuania says the migrant influx in the past months is an act of retaliation by Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to increased sanctions by the European Union toward his country over an air piracy incident. The Interio
Late afternoon is the most dangerous time of day to battle raging forest fires. Often called the "witching hour" by fire crews, the wind can shift suddenly, threatening to undo the backbreaking work to halt the flames from spreading to nearby communities. New Brunswick forest ranger Madeline Honeyman witnessed firsthand the devastation that wreaked havoc on the village of Lytton in British Columbia's southern interior when she and colleagues were deployed in the region at the beginning of July.
Editor's note: This story was first published on 07/27. This version corrects to omit an extra two letters from end of story from "scene ne" to "scene." The Dundalk Fire Department is welcoming an addition to its fleet. The re-fitted vehicle will serve a dual purpose: a spot for firefighters to recover at a fire scene and a means to transport its UTV. The fire department started looking into what are called “rehab” trailers in January, Fire Chief Derek Malynyk explained. Knowing that the new tra
Demand for vehicles is soaring but that's helped create a shortage of microchips, a key component for autos.(Laurent Pirot/CBC / Radio-Canada)
Fireworks, non-alcoholic drinks, free pizza for the kids, and a youth dance party? Yes, East Ferris has it all this Sunday, as they ring in the civic long weekend. The soiree takes place behind the Municipal Office in Corbeil, just off highway 94, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Once darkness falls, fireworks erupt. Although the event is hailed as a youth dance party—at least according to the poster circulating—Mayor Pauline Rochefort explains that the evening is open to all, as the fireworks provide a c
Although Latinos are present across all Canadian labour markets, they are lagging behind the Canadian median total income. What does that mean for their economic integration?
KABUL (Reuters) -A car bomb blast followed by sporadic gunfire hit Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday near the heavily fortified "Green Zone", leaving three civilians and three attackers dead, security officials said amid an upturn in violence by Taliban militants. At least seven other people were wounded, said health ministry spokesperson Ghulam Dastagir Nazari. An interior ministry spokesperson said security forces' operations ended with the death of all attackers.
One thousand tonnes of material a year is kept out of the landfill in Southgate through the township’s composting operation. A thorough review of the site at the former Egremont landfill was included in a “compost plan” on council’s July 28 agenda. The site uses open windrows on a concrete pad, with household organics about 85 to 90 percent of the volume with the remainder food waste. The recipe for the windrows is one part of that material (nitrogen) to three parts chipped wood or similar (carb
E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc interfered with a union election by installing a mailbox to collect ballots and by distributing paraphernalia encouraging employees to vote against organizing, according to a report by a U.S. National Labor Relations Board hearing officer. The NLRB official on Monday recommended a rerun of the landmark Amazon union election in Alabama where employees overwhelmingly voted against making their warehouse the online retailer's first to organize in the United States.