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GUYSBOROUGH – There’s a new name in the hat for the Guysborough–Tracadie riding in this provincial election, but he isn’t an unfamiliar face. Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Morrow is a long-time, well-known broadcaster in the Strait area, whose journalism career has given him a solid understanding of the issues and concerns of the Guysborough-Tracadie area. Morrow spoke to The Journal last week about the issues he’s heard at the door and as a reporter covering the Municipality of the Di
Twitter Inc is fast losing its sheen as a favoured communications tool for many Indian government departments and ministers keen to promote home-grown rival Koo while the U.S. firm comes under fire for non-compliance with India's laws. The most high-profile example has been India's new IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Taking office this month, he opened a new Koo account and soon after announced a review of social media firms' compliance with strict new rules - information not posted to his 258,000 Twitter followers.
TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia's president said on Wednesday he was addressing the dire economic and COVID-19 situation and probing widespread corruption after invoking emergency powers on Sunday to seize control of government in a move his foes called a coup. Saied justified the moves, which included dismissing the prime minister and suspending parliament, by citing a surging pandemic and misgovernance, saying he had acted to save the country from corruption and plots to sow civil strife. Public anger had been growing in Tunisia over the political paralysis that had stopped any coherent response to the pandemic and after years of economic hardship and declining public services.
This column is the opinion of Dr. Aruna Dhara, a co-director of the health humanities program at Dalhousie University and a practicing family doctor in Nova Scotia. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. "Are you taking new patients?" Every family doctor in the province has heard that question more than once — in their offices, at the grocery store, and in text messages from friends looking for a family doctor for a loved one. More often than not, the answer is a r
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organizes the town's Fischertag, or fishermen's day, must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event, which features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned
The owner of Ski Martock outside Windsor, N.S., says if the federal government doesn't change its policy on water levels in the Avon River, there will be no ski season this winter. The ski hill draws about 272 million litres of water from the river every winter to feed its snowmaking machinery. But right now, the water levels are too low. The ski hill's pumping station is 15 meters above the river, which is only about half-a-meter deep. In March, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan issu
China's Ministry of Education said on Wednesday that it had begun implementing a campaign to stop paid after-school tutoring services provided by teachers working for public primary and middle schools. China issued sweeping rules last week that bar for-profit after-school tutoring in core school subjects, in an effort to boost the birth rate by lowering family living costs. The new rules threaten to decimate China's $120 billion private tutoring industry and triggered a heavy selloff in shares of tutoring companies traded in Hong Kong and New York, including New Oriental Education & Technology Group and Koolearn Technology Holding Ltd.
All four of P.E.I.'s police forces now have their own access to the province's direct-to-cellphone emergency alert system. The province has been using Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alerting system, since 2015. It delivers emergency notifications through radio and television bulletins as well as text messages. Island cell phone users will be familiar with the tests of this system, which sends a pop-up message accompanied by an alarm sound. Until now, those alerts could only be issued by EMO off
Tilray and Canadian pot producer Aphria combined last month in a reverse merger to create the world's largest cannabis producer by sales and expand further in the United States. Tilray Chief Executive Officer Irwin Simon said the company had saved about $35 million in costs from the deal and was on track to save $80 million over the next 16 months from lower shipping costs, better packaging deals and by doing away with office spaces, redundant senior positions. Tilray's net revenue rose 25.3% to $142.2 million during the fourth quarter, but fell short of analysts' average estimate of $146.2 million, according to Refinitiv IBES estimates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll finds more Americans think their area is doing well rather than poorly in providing access to resources and services for aging adults, including health care, healthy food, transportation an
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday declared Tehran would not accept Washington's "stubborn" demands in talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal and said the United States had failed to guarantee that it would never abandon the pact again. "The Americans acted completely cowardly and maliciously," state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said in a statement that President Joe Biden's administration "has been sincere and steadfast in pursuing a path of meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to compliance" with the agreement.
GUYSBOROUGH – If you’re looking for experience in a politician, you won’t find too many candidates with as much in Nova Scotia politics as the Liberal candidate in the Guysborough-Tracadie riding, Lloyd Hines. Hines started his career in politics as an elected school board member in Guysborough. From there, he went on to sit first as a councillor for and later as the warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough. Since 2013, he has served as the provincial MLA for the Guysborough-Tra
New Brunswick's chief coroner will hold an inquest into the death of a 37-year-old man who died in custody of the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre last year, the Department of Justice and Public Safety has confirmed. Such an inquest is mandatory for all non-natural deaths in custody. More than 14 months after Derek James Whalen died, the department, which runs the jail in Shediac, will say little about how Whalen died or what led to his death. But the New Brunswick RCMP major crime unit's
The S&P 500 ended little changed on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was still a ways away from considering raising interest rates. The Nasdaq ended sharply higher, with shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc hitting an all-time high as a surge in advertising spending helped it post record quarterly results. In a news conference following the release of a new policy statement from the Fed, Powell also said the U.S. job market still had "some ground to cover" before it would be time to pull back from the economic support the U.S. central bank put in place in the spring of 2020 to battle the coronavirus pandemic's economic shocks.
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday shot billowing columns of ash and hot clouds down its slopes. The ash released by Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province reached more than 4,500 meters (14,760 feet) into the atmosphere, and an avalanche of searing gas clouds blew 1 kilometers (0.62 mile) to the east and southeast, Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said. There were no casualties from the afternoon eruption, said
GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Senior U.S. and Russian officials on Wednesday restarted talks on easing tensions between the world's largest nuclear weapons powers and agreed to reconvene in September after informal consultations, the State Department said. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov headed their delegations at the meeting at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Geneva. TASS news agency cited Ryabkov as saying he was satisfied with the consultations and that the United States showed readiness for a constructive dialogue at the talks.
Paris carried out 193 nuclear tests in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996 as part of its nuclear weapons development programme.
As we flip towards August, temperature extremes will try to mellow out, but the heat will continually attempt to favour the West.
The Upper Room Soup Kitchen in Charlottetown will continue its takeout service, even when COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted. Like most food and beverage services, the Upper Room Soup Kitchen made changes to its services to fall in line with Chief Public Health Office guidelines. Lorraine Golley, the manager at the soup kitchen, said she hadn't considered a takeout option before the pandemic, but is sticking to it. "We are going to because it turned out to be very successful. We do reach peo
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Spotify Technology SA beat Wall Street estimates for second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, as the music streaming company reported a 20% jump in paid subscribers for its premium service driven by demand in Europe and North America. While Europe and North America accounted for more than half of its monthly active users (MAUs), the pandemic raging across several countries in Asia, including India and Indonesia, took a toll. Spotify launched in 85 countries earlier this year, taking its footprint to 180 countries and exposing it to the effects of COVID-19 across the world.