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A Hudson’s Hope man has been sentenced to house arrest after being caught vandalizing a Pacific Canbriam Energy site, along with possessing three stolen firearms and a truck. Justin Marshall Thibault, 26, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Fort St. John provincial court to driving without due care or attention, mischief, and possession of stolen property over $5,000. Court heard that on May 25, 2020, Thibault and his common-law partner Tessa Broad were caught on video cutting fuel tank locks at a
Chatham-Kent has joined the chorus calling for the decriminalization of drugs in Canada. It’s part of the fight against the opioid crisis – a surging problem Canadian health care officials term “the second pandemic.” Decriminalization is part of harm reduction, Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby explained, adding it’s a sort of “last resort” for public health. “It’s basically an admission we can’t fix this, at least not now,” Colby said. The physician, along with public healt
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged U.S. passenger airlines "to commit to take more action" to address reports of violent or unruly passengers. The FAA said the industry is facing a record number of airline passenger disturbances, and it plans to soon hold similar meetings with representatives from airports and labor. The meeting with groups, including Airlines for America, a group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and others, discussed "ways the industry can work together to reduce the number of unruly passenger incidents," the FAA said, adding it "believes additional action by the airlines and all aviation stakeholders is necessary to stop the unsafe behavior."
Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a ban on evictions in response to the COVID pandemic. It would also amend a section of the Public Health Service Act to grant permanent authority to Health
Terrace-raised Allyson Kis is a medical student at McGill University who was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award. As part of this award, she will be working with leaders in her field to research the overall impact of surgical care on Northern Quebec’s population as well as quantifying the impact for future such services. She is currently working with Dr. Evan Wong. Kis spoke to The Terrace Standard from Montreal and explained her research, her inspirations growing
Plastic bags turn into thousands of compounds that look nothing like the original material when they’re exposed to sunlight, and scientists warn of the unknown effects this could have on ecosystems.
There are likely to be three new Indigenous members of Parliament in the House of Commons following a federal election with a record number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates. Blake Desjarlais, who is Métis, holds the lead in Edmonton Griesbach, which has been held by Conservative MP Kerry Diotte since the riding was created in 2015. Mail-in ballots are still being tallied. Lori Idlout has kept Nunavut orange and will replace NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, who decided not to run again. Adam C
The premier of Canada's Alberta province replaced his health minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, as a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases swamped the healthcare system and the government came under fire for mishandling the pandemic. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney replaced Tyler Shandro with Jason Copping, who previously served as minister of labour and immigration. Shandro took Copping's former role.
A federal judge on Tuesday set May 18 as a tentative date for the start of a trial of four men allegedly affiliated with the "Proud Boys" movement on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that a May trial slot was the first available for a large courtroom at the Washington D.C. federal courthouse often used on ceremonial occasions. In conversations with defense lawyers, the judge discussed the possibility of a trial running four to six weeks.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford toured Wheatley, Ont., on Tuesday, more than three weeks after an explosion destroyed two buildings and injured 20 people. Ford and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford visited the area of the downtown explosion and met with Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff, fire department Chief Chris Case and other municipal leaders, Ford's office said in a statement on Tuesday. "We want the families and business that have been affected by this incident to know that our governmen
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Yvonne Su, Assistant Professor in the Department of Equity Studies, York University, Canada Summer 2021 saw a succession of record breaking disasters. Wildfires raged in Greece, Turkey, the United States and Canada. Floods hit western Europe and China and have caused hundreds of
Conservative Chris Lewis, the re-elected MP for Essex in southwestern Ontario, says he's being assessed for injuries after being thrown off a horse on federal election day. Lewis, projected by CBC to win a second term, cancelled a virtual media briefing on election night Monday due to what his campaign called unforeseen circumstances. In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Lewis explained that the afternoon before, he decided to take a break and go out for a horseback ride with his wife. "Unfortunate
VANCOUVER — Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite the NDP's seat count barely shifting amid a pandemic election in which Canadians consistently ranked him as the most popular leader. The NDP leader says his team will still get work done in Parliament even though they hover within a few seats of their 2019 tally. The New Democrats had 24 seats in the House of Commons at dissolution and while some close races are still being counted it appears they have only gained a seat or
VERNON, B.C. — One person has been killed in a shooting near Vernon, B.C. RCMP say they responded to reports of a vehicle fleeing the scene of a possible shooting on Monday. A body was discovered when officers arrived. A suspect vehicle was spotted near Armstrong and RCMP say they arrested one man. RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says more details about the identity of the victim will be released after further investigation and once relatives are informed. She says police believe the suspect and victi
Despite high vaccination rates among Saskatchewan senior citizens, the province has logged COVID-19 cases in 30 personal and long-term care homes in the past two weeks. The cases range from just one or two to outbreaks of 17 and are scattered across the province. Last week Sherbrooke Community Centre, a long-term care home in Saskatoon, notified families that 17 of its residents had tested positive for the virus causing COVID-19. "This kind of scattered smattering of numbers is concerning becaus
Nearly 24 hours after federal election polls closed Monday, the riding of Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame still doesn't have a representative in Ottawa. Conservative candidate Clifford Small's lead on Liberal incumbent Scott Simms shrank early Tuesday morning, as election workers continue to count votes. As of 4 p.m. NT, Small was leading Simms by 569 votes. Small had 47 per cent of the vote, while Simms had 45 per cent. NDP candidate Jamie Ruby had seven per cent of the vote with 2,171 ballots
CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island will impose a vaccination passport system starting Oct. 5 to help control the spread of COVID-19, Premier Dennis King said Tuesday. Residents will be required to show proof of vaccination to access most places where large gatherings occur, such as sporting events and concerts, he said, adding that the passport will also apply for restaurants and wedding and funeral receptions. "The program will not be applicable to worship or religious ceremonies or funeral a
Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite the NDP's seat count barely shifting after a pandemic election in which Canadians consistently ranked him as the most popular leader. The NDP leader says his team will still get work done in Parliament even though they hover within a few seats of their 2019 tally.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 two days after the territory reinstated its mask mandate. There is one new case in Kinngait on Baffin Island and one in Kugluktuk in the territory's far west. Chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says public health measures will not change in either community. There are now five active infections in Nunavut, three of them in Kinngait, where about 1,500 people live. Nunavut lifted its mask mandate in July, but Patter
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is unlikely to take the witness stand at his sex-trafficking trial, a lawyer for the R&B singer told a judge Tuesday. The remark by attorney Deveraux Cannick, made with the jury out the courtroom, came as the defense wound down its case at the trial in federal court in New York City. The potential spectacle of Kelly testifying has always been a long shot. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly said Tuesday that the defendant still had time to change his mind before closing arg