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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort. The actor died at his home in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed about three years ago with the disease that leads to worsening mental and physical complications. “WKRP in Cincinnati" aired from 1978-1982 and
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, June 18, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,406,253 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,406,253 confirmed cases (13,444 active, 1,366,797 resolved, 26,012 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,114 new cases reported Thursday. The rate of active cases is 35.37 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven d
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government is urging an African Union body to “immediately cease” a new commission of inquiry into allegations of abuses in the country’s Tigray region, where months of deadly conflict have led to warnings of famine and “ethnic cleansing.” An Ethiopian foreign ministry statement on Thursday criticized the independent inquiry as “misguided” and lacking legal basis and proposed a joint probe instead. But members of the new commission, created under the African Comm
OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot. On June 1, NACI had said AstraZeneca recipients "could" get Pfizer or Moderna for their second shot if they wanted, but Thursday went further to say an mRNA vaccine was the "preferred" choice. "Since NACI first looked at mixed vaccine schedules, new evidence is starting to emerge suggesting immune res
TORONTO — A man who helped lead a school trip during which a teenage student drowned told an Ontario court Thursday he suspected something had gone wrong when he saw a helicopter hovering near one of the campsites on the third night of the outing. Eren Howell, a longtime private sector wilderness guide now working as a firefighter, was in charge of one of the youth groups on the trip to Algonquin Provincial Park in July 2017. Howell said he started to think "something was up" after spotting the
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw’s Jewish history museum opened an exhibition Thursday featuring works by a renowned Polish artist that confront the lingering and melancholy presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Nazi German forces carried out their destruction of Europe’s Jews and other atrocities. “Wilhem Sasnal: Such a Landscape” opened Thursday at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The dozens of paintings and drawings on display confront the Holocaust in the nation’s physical an
OTTAWA — An Australian who fed information to police about outlaw bikers and later won refugee status in Canada has lost a bid to sue federal officials over delays in processing his asylum application. The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear Stevan Utah's appeal of a lower-court ruling that dismissed his action because a two-year limitation period had passed. Utah, an Australian citizen, witnessed a serious crime by members of the Bandidos gang in his homeland, leading to his role as a
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin lawmakers on Thursday ousted a pro-Serb government minister who has denied the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica and passed a resolution condemning the massacre, in a vote that has shaken the new government and exposed a rift within the Balkan country’s ruling coalition. Parliament voted 43 to 27 to replace the Human and Minority Rights Minister Vladimir Leposavic for disputing recently that the killing of some 8,000 Bosniak Muslims in Srebrenica by Bosnian Ser
The game was tied at eight apiece. My team was on a roll after giving up the first five points of the game. Jake Pacios stood at the point after we managed a defensive stop at the other end. Our point guard dished to Jake. For a fleeting moment, he saw an opening to pass the ball to me. The moment passed. Jake took a shot from beyond the arc…and down it went! Just like that, Jake won us our first game in a best of two. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s most recent easing of pandemic restrictions allowed outdoo
An Alberta couple says they were left traumatized and with no recourse when police conducted a "no-knock" entry on their home.
National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that individuals who received a single dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine be given an mRNA vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, for their second dose.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Biden administration — but more for confrontation, state media reported Friday, days after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks. Kim’s statement indicates he’ll likely push to strength his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up what North Korea considers a hostile U.S. policy
VICTORIA — Students and parents can expect a near-normal return to school in British Columbia this fall as regular activities like assemblies and field trips are phased in and any transmission of COVID-19 is monitored. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there will be a "heightened concern" if the virus starts to spread in communities, but public health teams would manage it like any other communicable disease including influenza. Henry said some school activities may have to be temp
WINNIPEG — The mayor of a usually quiet rural Manitoba community says people are on edge and concerned as the search for a homicide suspect moves closer to the Ontario boundary. "People who never used to lock their doors are now locking their doors," Debbie Fiebelkorn, the mayor of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, northeast of Winnipeg, said Thursday. It's a place where everyone knows each other, Fiebelkorn said. But, she added, Eric Wildman is a stranger to her. Wildman, 34, is a suspect
OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations says Canada's attempt to narrow the list of First Nations children who can access services under Jordan's Principle is linked to the country's long-standing "racist and colonial" policies toward Indigenous Peoples. Questions about who is considered a First Nations child, and whether this should include children living off-reserve, those who are not registered under the Indian Act and those with just one Indigenous parent are at the heart of arguments being
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, passed legislation Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step supporters said was necessary for Congress to reassert its constitutional duty to weigh in on matters of war while detractors worried that it would embolden militia or terror groups operating in the region. The repeal legislation was passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 268-161. Forty-nine Republicans voted for t
Critics who ignore or simply miss the Jewishness of the 'Schitt's Creek' characters fail to appreciate this key aspect of the show’s inclusive reach and appeal to diverse viewers.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Days before a European Union summit that could clear the way for his country to start accession talks with the bloc, North Macedonia's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, is visiting neighboring Bulgaria to try to settle a dispute that might derail the project. So far, EU member Bulgaria has been reluctant to reverse its veto on the launching of the long-delayed talks because of disputes over its small neighbor's history and language. But, following a meeting with Zaev on Thursday
Canada is putting a stop to new thermal coal mining projects and expansions of existing mines, including Coalspur Mining’s Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and the Vista Mine Phase II Expansion. Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, stated that the two projects would cause unacceptable environmental effects within federal jurisdiction. Blocking the expansion of the local mine will have enormous impacts on the community of Hinton, said Robin Campbell, preside
OTTAWA — Green Leader Annamie Paul is asking party brass and the prime minister to give her "the space to unify" the party ahead of a general meeting that could serve as a referendum on her leadership. Party executives have demanded Paul publicly reconcile with Green MP Paul Manly — and repudiate a former adviser's remarks about antisemitism — or else they would begin a process that could trigger a leadership review when grassroots members meet in August. Paul also sees menace beyond the walls f