Water flows over a dam in St. John's, NL.
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Water flows over a dam in St. John's, NL.
Lakeshore General Hospital will stop offering elective surgeries on Monday due to staffing shortages, and it is not the only medical facility in Quebec that is currently facing service disruptions. In a statement, the regional health authority for Montreal's west end says it needed to close the hospital's two operating rooms due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases it is seeing. The CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal is reviewing the services it can offer daily, the statement says. Eli
PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced that a special master will take questions from the Senate’s election review contractors and provide them with information contained on the routers they say they
Some severely immunocompromised people in B.C. have received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after the province announced earlier this week that 15,000 clinically extremely vulnerable people would be invited for a third jab. The group includes 50-year-old Michael Coyle, who received a kidney transplant last year. He currently takes immunosuppressant drugs so his body doesn't reject the organ. "I'm happy this is another piece of the puzzle," said Coyle after receiving his third dose of t
The N.W.T. is reporting 30 new COVID-19 cases across the territory Friday. The number of active cases now stands at 248 across the territory, an increase of 28 in one day, according to a Friday evening news release. The majority of the cases are in Yellowknife where there are 145 cases reported, 11 more than on Thursday. The office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) also issued a public exposure notice for the Capitol Theatre in Yellowknife for Sept. 14 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The OCP
A North Okanagan man convicted previously of assaults on sex workers and now facing a charge of assaulting a police officer would not have been working at the LNG Canada project site in Kitimat had the subcontractor who hired him done proper background checks, say northwestern B.C. women’s rights advocates. “Look at his history, how could he have bypassed the subcontractor? And he wouldn’t have if they had a criminal check,” said Gladys Radek, a Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMI
The visitor centre at Petroglyphs Provincial Park northeast of Peterborough near Woodview has been closed since early June due to the failure of a main electrical transformer and resulting power outage, but the park store and Teaching Rocks remain open to the public with capacity restrictions in place until the park’s closing date of Oct. 11. “While the visitor centre has not been available to the public since the infrastructure failure, we have been working on fixing the electrical issue, and t
Six executives of China's heavily indebted Evergrande had redeemed some of the company's investment products in advance earlier this year, the property group said on Saturday. Between May 1 and Sept. 7, the six executives made early redemptions of 12 investment products, Evergrande said in a statement on its website, without identifying the executives or giving details on the nature of the products. "Regarding the early redemption of Evergrande wealth investment products by some managers, the group company views the matter seriously," the company said.
Schools in and around Salmon Arm, B.C., were put on hold and secure on Friday after anti-vaccine protesters entered them, according to a letter sent to parents from the school district. The temporary lockdown meant students could not enter or leave school during the day. The school district said schools would be locked in this way beginning Monday, Sept. 20. Parents who want to enter during school hours will need to notify the school, according to the letter. "We have recently experienced protes
Yukon will offer third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised people beginning Monday. In a news release Friday, the territorial government said people who are immunocompromised are less likely to have a robust response to the COVID-19 vaccine and require a third dose to ensure they are fully protected. "In order to ensure Yukoners who have moderate to severe immunosuppression are protected against COVID-19, a third dose of vaccine is recommended," said Dr. Catherine Elliott, Yukon's
Three people were shot in Mississauga Friday evening sending two to a trauma centre and one to hospital, police say. One man has since died. At approximately 8 p.m., Peel police said they received a report of a disturbance in the area of Hull Street and Airport Road. Const. Himmet Gill said initial calls were about an altercation on the street involving 10 men with reports of multiple gunshots. When they arrived, police said, they found three people with gunshot wounds. Gill said the victims' in
Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for B.C.’s South Coast including Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. Some areas could receive an entire summer’s worth of rain in just one weekend, sparking concerns of landslides.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world’s largest tree. The fires lapped into the groves with trees that can be up to 200 feet (61 meters) tall and 2,000 years old, including Oriole Lake Grove in Sequoia National Park and Peyrone North and South groves in the neighboring Se
Denying voters their right to vote because they're isolating as a result of either having COVID-19, or symptoms of it, is discriminatory, according to a First Nations national chief. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya said it reminds him of when First Nations people couldn't vote in federal elections without losing their treaty rights and Indian status. Many voters learned this week that if they're self-isolating due to COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 on Sept. 20, they're out of options for cast
The Terry Fox Run has become an annual tradition all around Canada, and North Grenville is one of many communities carrying on Terry Fox's legacy this year. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Terry Fox Foundation had to make the call to have the highly recognized event virtual for the second year in a row. A local group, the Kemptville Terry Fox Run Committee, took to the municipality to ask that council declare Sept. 19, 2021 as Terry Fox Run Day and raise the flag for the cause, whi
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The flights represent a swif
(Reuters) -Florida police and the FBI were searching for the boyfriend of missing Florida woman Gabby Petito on Friday, after his family told investigators they had not seen him in three days. The disappearance of Brian Laundrie, 23, may further complicate the search for Petito, who was reported missing on Sept. 11, 10 days after he returned home from a cross-country road-trip without her.
NANAIMO, B.C. — A court injunction against old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island will remain in effect beyond its expiry date later this month at least temporarily, says a judge who will rule on its future. British Columbia forestry company Teal Cedar Products Ltd. was in court this week applying for a one-year extension to the injunction, which was set to expire on Sept. 26. But Justice Douglas Thompson said Friday it will be a matter of weeks before he provides his written decision o
A 42-year-old data engineer on the first all-civilian astronaut crew to reach orbit made some spaceflight history on Friday, with a zero-gravity ukulele performance in a SpaceX capsule hundreds of miles above Earth's surface. Chris Sembroski, a Lockheed Martin employee and U.S. Air Force veteran, strummed a few chords for home-bound viewers during a 10-minute show-and-tell session by the four-member Inspiration4 team as they flew at about 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 km per hour) over Europe. SpaceX, the private rocketship company owned by high-tech mogul and Tesla Inc electric automaker CEO Elon Musk, announced afterward that the crew was expected to return to Earth on Saturday.
It was fun while it lasted, but Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing back its mandatory mask mandate as of midnight Friday over concerns about high COVID-19 case counts outside the province and unsourced cases within its borders. That includes the province’s K-12 system, in which masks have been primarily optional since the beginning of the school year. As before, they will not be required for children in grades lower than Grade 4. “We want to ensure that children can stay in school for their p
BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health. Teresa Xu has been waiting since December 2019 for her second hearing at the Chaoyang People’s Court in Beijing. She is suing Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital at Capital Medical University, a public hospital that forbid her from freezin