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Municipality of Kincardine Council is seeking input into the election process for the deputy mayor to be effective starting in the 2022 election. Municipality of Kincardine CAO Sharon Chambers says the matter was brought forward as a notice of motion by then councillor Glover (prior to his appointment as mayor) on Dec. 7, 2020 and was passed by council on Dec. 14. The motion directed staff to “bring back a report on the process for reviewing options as it relates to the election of deputy mayor
Gardeners, both expert and novice, are very pleased to see the Through the Garden Gate garden tour, organized by the Kincardine and District Horticultural Society, back for 2021. On Aug. 8, from noon until 4:30 p.m., ticket-holders can take a self-guided tour of eight different gardens in the area and experience the creativity, beauty and calm created by the homeowners. Peter and Grace Morris, owners of one of the properties on the 2021 tour, have lived in their Park Street home since 1993. Thei
The chief of Buffalo River Dene Nation is seeking more nurses and enforceable public health orders to curb the spread of COVID-19 as an outbreak stresses community resources. On Monday, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan's First Nations, called on the province to provide aid to Buffalo River as cases rose in the northwestern community, west of La Loche. An FSIN spokesperson said the call for support was meant to amplify the community's voice. Pub
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx warehouse in April acted alone and was not racially or ethnically motivated, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Scott Hole, 19, used the April 15 attack as an act of “suicidal murder” and believed he would “demonstrate his masculinity and capability” while fulfilling a final desire to experience killing people, Indianapolis police and federal authorities said during a news conference. Police said H
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge in El Salvador ordered the pre-trial arrest of 10 former government officials, including ex-President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, on corruption charges Wednesday. All of the former officials were part of the government of ex-President Mauricio Funes. Sánchez Cerén served as his vice president before going on to win the presidency. The court also indicated it would work with Interpol to seek the arrest of Sánchez Cerén and four others not in custody. Funes, wh
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke out for embattled pro-democracy forces in Belarus on Wednesday in a White House meeting with that country's main opposition leader. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who was forced to leave Belarus after unsuccessfully challenging President Alexander Lukashenko in 2020 elections that the opposition and the West say were rigged, has been touring Washington this month, seeking concrete U.S. backing for her country's opposition. Biden tweeted that the meeting was
Ottawa reports eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. There are 49 active confirmed cases in the city. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported eight more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths Wednesday. There are 49 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive, which has increased slightly. 0.9: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The spread of the coronavirus is considered under control if that figure is kept be
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. A group of Halifax-based nuns who operated the Shubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia has apologized for its role at the institute, but is refusing to say more about the gesture or whether it's reached out to Indigenous survivors. The Sisters of Charity staffed the school for its duration from 1929 to 1967. It was named a National Historic Site in 2020 to mark the "discrimination, mistreatment, abuse and neglect" Mi'kmaw children suffered
TORONTO — An Indigenous two-spirit odyssey and an adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel "Scarborough" are among the Canadian additions to September's Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers have announced the Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery program lineups, as well as more galas and special presentations, including Oscar-winner Jane Campion's much-anticipated drama "The Power of the Dog." Discovery's lineup of emerging filmmakers includes the world premiere of "
Amid calls for the federal government to prosecute perpetrators of sexual abuse at residential schools, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday the government was exploring several options on how to respond after Manitoba RCMP confirmed it had been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a former residential school in the province. Evidence had been collected over the span of more than 10 years and is now with Crown prosecutors, though no charges have been laid at this time.
ROME (AP) — Bologna’s extensive porticoes, dating back to the 13th century and still very much part of the city’s everyday life, have been added to the World Heritage List. At a meeting in China on Wednesday, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, the U.N. culture agency, inscribed the porticoes on the prestigious list. The addition raised to 58 the number of Italian sites on the list. Earlier this month, the northeastern city of Padua, noted for its early 14th-century Giotto frescoes in the Sc
HANOI (Reuters) -U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought on Thursday to nudge forward security ties with Vietnam that have been slowly deepening as both countries watch China's activities in the South China Sea with growing alarm. Despite closer military relations, more than four decades after the Vietnam War ended in 1975, President Joe Biden's administration has said there are limits to the relationship until Hanoi makes progress on human rights. Vietnam has emerged as the most vocal opponent of China's territorial claims in the South China Sea and has received U.S. military hardware, including coastguard cutters.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wait, we're supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated? For a large part of the U.S., that's the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC this week revisited and revised its guidance for wearing masks indoors to stop the spread of coronavirus. The change comes two months after the agency eased its mask advice, declaring that fully vaccinated people no longer had to cover up at indoor public places. Since then, the agency also said va
A 48-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man in Campbellton, N.B. Ronald Savoy was charged in Campbellton Provincial Court on Wednesday, and remanded into custody, said the New Brunswick RCMP in a news release Wednesday. Police say they responded to a report of an individual lying on the ground outside of a home on Tingley Crescent in Campbellton shortly before 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the body of a man identified as 3
Canada will offer up to C$5.2 billion ($4.1 billion) to debt-ridden Newfoundland and Labrador to help it complete a problem-plagued hydroelectric power plant and also ease the Atlantic province's fiscal plight, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday. The government agreed in principle to invest C$1 billion and provide a C$1 billion loan guarantee for the construction of the Muskrat Falls project, which has suffered from big cost overruns since it was announced in 2010, he said at a televised event in St. John's, the provincial capital. "There is more work to be done but we're confident this agreement is a big step in the right direction," Trudeau said.
Rules in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nunavut are being relaxed starting Friday just after midnight. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, announced the easing of restrictions in a news release Wednesday. Among the handful of measures changing are masks being no longer mandatory, though residents are still strongly encouraged to wear them in public spaces. "On Friday, it will have been more than two weeks since the outbreak in Iqaluit was declared over and the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia held what the State Department described as “substantive and professional” talks on arms control and other strategic issues on Wednesday despite myriad other differences that have sent relations into a tailspin. The State Department said the discussions in Geneva produced no breakthroughs but said they did yield the minimum for a positive result of such negotiations: an agreement to meet again in the context of talks endorsed b
Thanks to modern science, the dangers of lead poisoning are well understood. Lead has been used for pipes since the days of the Roman Empire because it’s easily shaped and more durable than other metals, though prolonged exposure can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and reproductive issues in adults. The Canadian government changed the acceptable level of lead concentration from 10 micrograms per litre to five back in March 2019. Since then, the Alberta government has put in plac
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has delayed his decision on whether to go around prosecutors and find probable cause to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro was expected to decide Friday whether enough evidence exists to charge Joseph Mensah in Jay Anderson Jr.'s death five years ago. But Anderson family attorney Kimberley Motley said Monday that Yamahiro has pushed the decision back to July 28. A message left at Yamah
A lifelong dream of becoming an author is finally a reality for Sue Jaskula, a woman who has a long-time connection to Bruce County. She now splits her time between living in the Niagara region and Tiverton. Jaskula’s interest in writing, specifically in the genre of romantic suspense, has deep roots. She was inspired to follow her passion while in high school. “I’ve always loved writing and credit my grade twelve English teacher for telling me I was good at it and encouraging me to further my e