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The 5.9-magnitude earthquake reportedly damaged buildings in Melbourne, and was felt throughout neighbouring states.
Positive COVID-19 forced the closure of the Carleton North High School in Florenceville-Bristol and Meduxnekeag Consolidated School in Woodstock, Tuesday, as students switched to distance learning. Meanwhile, Public Health announced more infections related to three Perth-Andover schools. Students at the John Caldwell School in Grand Falls will also be learning from home as Public Health announced a confirmed case at that facility. Anglophone West School District broke the news over social media
CONSISTENT mask-use could exempt a student or school employee from a self-isolation stint — even if they are deemed a close COVID-19 contact, as the province attempts to limit learning disruptions. Manitoba has tweaked its case management in K-12 schools that will result in more directives to self-monitor rather than self-isolate, especially among the fully vaccinated population. Quarantine periods have also been reduced to 10 days from 14. “We cannot say there is zero risk for kids from COVID-1
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a mushrooming COVID-19 hospital crisis that now threatens to topple him as leader, accepted the resignation of his health minister Tuesday. Kenney said it was Tyler Shandro’s idea to leave the health portfolio. "Minister Shandro offered his resignation. He and I both came to the conclusion that it would be best to get a fresh pair of eyes and a fresh start at the health ministry," Kenney said. He noted it has been a difficult stint for Shandro, inc
HAMILTON — CPL champion Forge tied FC Panama's Independiente 0-0 in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie Tuesday in Scotiabank CONCACAF League play. Forge will rue a missed penalty after defender Francisco Vence was called in the 39th minute for handball in the Independiente penalty box, with the ball making contact with his arm as he attempted a sliding tackle on David Choiniere after the Forge midfielder tried to jink his way past. But goalkeeper Cesar Samudio dove the right way and got a ha
Grizzly bears are known as one of the most ferocious predators in the forest; few can stand against them. Except for a rare circumstance in eastern B.C.'s Yoho National Park, where a mountain goat took one on — and won. According to Parks Canada, a forensic necropsy of a female grizzly bear determined that it died of wounds inflicted by the mountain goat. David Laskin, wildlife ecologist with Parks Canada, said the bear was found with puncture wounds at the bottom of the neck and armpits, consis
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China Evergrande Group's main unit said on Wednesday that it would make a bond interest payment on Sept. 23 after private negotiations with bondholders, as global investors worry over a possible default by China's No. 2 property developer. In a Shenzhen exchange filing, Hengda Real Estate Group Co Ltd said the company would make a coupon payment on its Shenzhen-traded 5.8% September 2025 bond on time on Thursday. The company did not detail its plan for interest payments, saying only that the bond "has already been resolved through private negotiations."
WARSAW — Peterborough County OPP have launched an investigation after a Pride flag was set on fire at Warsaw Public School in Douro-Dummer Township. The flag was removed from the school’s flagpole and burned over the weekend — sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, police said Tuesday. Police were contacted Monday morning when a school employee discovered the damaged flag, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board chair Diane Lloyd told The Examiner. “Whoever burned it had
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking video of agents maneuvering their horses to forcibly block and move migrants attempting to cross the border has sparked resounding criticism from Democrats on Capitol Hill, who are calling on the Biden administration to end its use
Young 2SLGBTQ+ people struggling to deal with precarious housing at the best of times have been forced to face even more challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often with less support. “The overarching themes were certainly not positive and there are not a lot of bright spots, unfortunately,” said Alex Abramovich, an independent scientist who works with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the lead author of a report on the topic. Sixty-one youth completed surveys and 20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, the conversations that happen when powerful people meet. Could the “very special relationship” between the U.S. and the United Kingdom become even more secure now that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have bonded over their shared love of trains? Biden famously rode Amtrak almost daily between his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington during his 36 years as a U.S. senator. He rode the rails when he was vice president, too. Johnson hopped aboard an
After COVID-19 dampened plans for festivities last year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with a full slate of activities this week. Starting Tuesday, the garden is hosting a mooncake tasting event, a tea ceremony demonstration, live music — including a 30-minute opera performance — crafts, storytelling, and moon-watching with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. "We're all really excited about this event," said Lorraine Lowe, executive director of the
Highlights of this day in history: Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; 'Fiddler on the Roof' hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies. (Sept. 22)
Carlton Comprehensive High School is hosting Indigenous Day on Friday and organizers have planned a full day of activities to recognize the cultural diversity on the campus. Carlton teacher Bonnie Vandale has helped organize the event from the beginning. She said one of the other organizers, the late Victor Thunderchild, will be honoured during the Grand Entry on Friday. Thunderchild was a beloved educator at the school who passed away due to COVID-19 in April, 2021. “We wanted to teach kids abo
Starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, anybody planning to enter the AYR Motor Centre in Woodstock won't get beyond the front doors without proof they had both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, anyone working for the AYR Motor Centre, or anywhere with the town of Woodstock, must be fully vaccinated or must regularly take a COVID test and wear a mask at all times on the job. At the Tuesday, Sept. 21, council in committee meeting, council members heard in detail the town's steps t
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since its last planned launch date, the U.S. film academy's museum is ready to open to the public on Sept 30. “I’m very moved to be able to say to you, finally, at last, boy howdy hey, welcome to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,” T
The City of Windsor's decision to have players at indoor recreational facilities vaccinated has at least one parent feeling anxious. Parent Amanda Knight said the policy made her "feel like we have our hands tied." Her 11-year-old is doing tryouts for Double A hockey and won't be turning 12 until December, but in order to continue to play, she had to get him vaccinated. "It's been an emotional roller-coaster," Knight told CBC News. "Just the uncertainty of knowing if it's safe for him ...if he d
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, a child scavenger before becoming an actor then entering politics, told The Associated Press that he would fight still-raging coronavirus outbreaks and long-entrenched poverty and promote democracy if he triumphs in the May 9
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. Police say the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were discovered last Thursday but they are unable to say where they were found because the case is before the courts. RCMP in a release say they died on Wednesday — the day before they were reported missing. Police say autopsies completed on the weekend determined the deaths are
Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 connected to a Halifax high school and work is underway to notify any close contacts. The principal of Citadel High School sent a letter to families Tuesday evening explaining the situation. "Public Health is confident the school remains a safe place for students and staff, and our school will remain open," Joe Morrison said. Morrison said further details, including names, will not be released to protect the privacy of students and staff. Close cont