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The six federal candidates may have ambitious goals, but their minds and hearts reside in the Foothills. From increasing resource production, to making life more affordable, to keeping the ecosystem clean, each contender has a unique plan to help the local economy prosper and to keep residents healthy and happy. Shootin’ the Breeze conducted one-on-one interviews with the candidates to find out what they have planned for the region. John Barlow (Conservative, incumbent) Barlow has set his sights
Officials with Cree public health in northern Quebec say the spread and severity of recent COVID-19 cases in the population show how important getting vaccinated is. In mid-August, there was an uptick in cases among the Cree population, first with an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Waswanipi Chiefs hockey team and then with a series of cases affecting Cree patients staying in Montreal. As well, there have been isolated cases in other Cree communities. "We have seen a much higher risk of getting the
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 49 active reported infections across the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are now 19 cases associated with a cluster in the northern Newfoundland town of Roddickton, where just 60 per cent of eligible residents have received a first dose of vaccine. She says a cluster identified in the eastern region of the province has been linked to large indoor gatherings wher
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops must minister with “compassion and tenderness,” not condemnation, to politicians who support abortion rights and warned that clerics shouldn’t let politics enter into questions about receiving Communion. Francis was asked en route home from Slovakia about the debate in the U.S. church about whether President Joe Biden and other politicians should be denied Communion because of their stances on abortion. U.S. bishops
The remains of a hiker who went missing from a southern Alberta campground last spring have been found, the Calgary Police Service said Wednesday. Stanley Stooshinoff, 68, was last seen leaving his home in southeast Calgary on May 19 for a hike in the Turner Valley area. He was reported missing after failing to return home. Calgary police, RCMP, Alberta Parks and Search and Rescue conducted an extensive search. Investigators located Stooshinoff's vehicle — a green Hyundai Tucson — in the Sandy M
GENEVA (AP) — A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear could erode traditional family values. The latest poll for public broadcaster SSR before the Sept. 26 referendum found that 63% of respondents support the measure, with 35% opposed and 2% undecided. That’s a six percentage point drop in the level of support from a previous poll on the matter published in
Residents who live along Cabana Road in South Windsor are fed up with the changes to the road causing more traffic in their area and they say it poses a risk to children crossing the street. "The city has made it into a mini-highway," said Shirley Watson, who lives on the corner of Karen Street and Cabana Road. "We're even thinking of moving because it's just so ridiculous." The stretch of Road at Cabana street and Karen Road was widened four years ago from two lanes to four. It's part of work h
Témiscaming’s mayor Yves Ouellet explained the new vaccine passport program—mandatory throughout Quebec— “is going very well.” “It’s very simple, and works very well,” he said, referring to the process of scanning a resident’s passport code. Vaccine passports were introduced in Quebec on September 1. A two-week grace period was given from the first until September 14 when the passport will be in use, but no penalties will be imposed for violations. The province adopted the passports in part to “
New data from Moderna Inc's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday. "This is only one estimate, but we do believe this means as you look toward the fall and winter, at minimum we expect the estimated impact of waning immunity would be 600,000 additional cases of COVID-19," Moderna President Stephen Hoge said on a conference call with investors. Hoge did not project how many of the cases would be severe, but said some would require hospitalization.
The town of Woodstock will observe the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday, and the mayor and deputy mayor urge the province to do the same. Following a committee of the whole session on Tuesday, Sept. 14, Mayor Art Slipp said council’s consensus was to recognize the national holiday on Sept. 30. Slipp described the holiday as one of the essential recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Report. Deputy Mayor Amy Anderson echoed Slipp’s view to take the recommen
Leftist former student leader Gabriel Boric is leading Chile's race for president with just over two months until Election Day, but half of all Chileans are still trying to make up their minds, according to a poll from pollster CEP on Wednesday. The survey found 13% of respondents would choose Boric for president in the Nov. 21 election, while center-right former Cabinet minister Sebastian Sichel took 11% and centrist former Senate President Yasna Provoste 6%. The poll of 1,443 people was conducted in person between July 25 and Sept. 1 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8%.
Saskatchewan's Opposition NDP says there's no reason protesters should be allowed to harass health-care workers outside hospitals. The statement came after a group of about 40 people showed up close to a Saskatoon hospital on Monday to protest measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There have been similar hospital protests across Canada. Opposition justice critic Nicole Sarauer said Tuesday that the government has the power to create safe zones around hospitals to protect health-care
The Union of BC Municipalities’s newest primer on climate action and the municipal pension plan shows MPP’s exposure to fossil fuels and its position on divestment. For the $66.5 billion fund, the largest in Western Canada, 75 cents of every pension dollar comes from investment returns. British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), which manages asset selection for MPP, does not recommend a divestment strategy saying it “reduces an investor’s ability to influence and to drive more su
Serbia kicked off Unity Day with a display of military power and calls for all Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag.View on euronews
Renfrew – You know there is something strange going on when the Renfrew Rotary Club’s food booth at the Renfrew Fair, home of the world-famous Back-Bacon-On-A-Bun, was closed the last day of the fair because they ran out of food. COVID or no COVID, the people of the Ottawa Valley came out in droves over the weekend to make a scaled-downed 166th edition of the Renfrew Fair a roaring success. Judy Dobec, who managed her 32nd edition of the fall classic, said a lot of things happened to make the fa
"The Spectacular" by Zoe Whittall (Ballantine) Zoe Whittall’s “The Spectacular” follows three generations of women as they navigate love, life, and motherhood. It’s 1997 and Missy is a 22-year-old rock star who struggles with drug addiction. She is determined to party like the male members of her band, but she can think of nothing worse than getting pregnant while on tour —and she’ll do anything she can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Carola is the mother who abandoned a young Missy to live at
It's the one time of year where all local politicians in B.C. gather together — but for the second year in a row, it's happening virtually. The annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention is taking place this week, allowing mayors and councillors to lobby the provincial government and trade best practices on local government. Like last year, it takes place with an election campaign underway — federal this year, instead of provincial — and continued uncertainty during a pandemic, but or
Canadians voted in advanced polls in record numbers ahead of an upcoming election, some looking to beat crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released this week, though an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots has failed to materialize. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who called the snap Sept. 20 election to try to secure a majority, is now fighting to keep his job with his Liberal party in a tight race https://reut.rs/39b2LbW against their main rival, the Conservatives. Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted early this election, up 18.5% from the 2019 vote, preliminary data from Elections Canada shows.
Halifax's fire inspection program is inadequate and not being effectively managed, resulting in some building inspections falling years behind schedule, the municipality's auditor general has found in a new audit. Evangeline Colman-Sadd made 14 recommendations in her 32-page report presented Wednesday to Halifax regional councillors, including creating detailed timelines for inspections and better training for inspection staff. "Halifax Fire is not effectively overseeing and managing important a
Certain species are evolving with bigger ears, wings, and tails in response to warming global temperatures.