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P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. One of the individuals is under the age of 10, one is in their 40s and one is in their 60s, according to a news release. "Two of the individuals are close contacts associated with the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School and have been in isolation," the release states. "These two individuals previously tested negative and then tested positive on a second or subsequent test. "One of
Greece opened a new holding camp for migrants on Saturday on the island of Samos, close to Turkey, and said other new facilities would follow in coming months as it tightens migration policy. Aid groups said the new facility, which will house asylum seekers and people to be deported, looked more like a jail with its fence topped by barbed wire. The Mediterranean country was at the frontline of Europe's migration crisis in 2015 and 2016 when a million refugees fleeing war and poverty from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan arrived, mainly via Turkey.
There wasn't an empty seat in a makeshift courtroom at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre Friday, the last day of arguments in a sentencing hearing for a teenager convicted of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old in 2018. Following final arguments from the Crown and defence lawyers, the teen offered an apology to Erica "Eliza" Hill O'Watch's family and friends watching from the gallery. "I'm not asking you to forgive and forget because I know what you see when you look at me," the now 18-year-old told the r
Visits have been suspended at the medical-surgical unit of the Campbellton Regional Hospital due to cases of COVID-19 being discovered. "This ban of visits will remain in place until further notice," Vitalité Health Network said in a statement Saturday evening. Also Saturday, Public Health identified new places in the Moncton and Edmundston regions where people may have been exposed to COVID-19. A park playground, farmers' market, and Atlantic Superstore listed among the possible exposure sites.
SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shushwap) superintendent Donna Kriger says several schools were placed in a "hold and secure" to ensure the safety of staff and students. Kriger says the protesters' decision to enter schools around Salmon Arm, B.C., is "completely unacceptable.
Fort McMurray's hospital is adding ICU beds to increase its capacity as COVID-19 cases rise in the region and across Alberta. Murray Crawford, senior operating officer for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, said the intensive care unit at the Fort McMurray hospital has been at capacity for two weeks. The hospital added three beds by Saturday morning, bringing the ICU bed count from six to nine. Crawford said this is by no means the most ICU beds the hospital has had. During the third wave o
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
Jack Lowden (Dunkirk)has teamed up with Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and filmmaker Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Of Time and the City) for Benediction, part of the 2021 Toronto International Festival (TIFF), which tells the story of the complex life of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
Calling all Alberta history buffs! An 108-year-old Alberta licence plate was dug up this week while crews were excavating the banks of Calgary's Bow River. The rare find was near the Centre Street Bridge, which connects Riverfront Avenue in Chinatown with Memorial Drive in the northwest. Jeff Baird, a senior transportation engineer with the City of Calgary, says the unearthed licence plate was found while crews worked on the downtown flood barrier project. The plate was dated to 1913 — which is
Businesses across British Columbia are struggling to hire and retain staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and one shop owner has made a generous gesture to reward, and retain, employees. Jean-Marc Pesant and his son took over the Huckleberry Mountain Market in the West Kootenay community of Christina Lake in June just before the population in the vacation hot-spot of about 1,000 full-time residents exploded to welcome thousands of regular summer visitors. The market is the only grocery sto
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning. The nine-metre boat with two outboard motors departed the community of Mary's Harbour at approximately 6 a.m., equipped with a VHF radio. The RCMP says in a release that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a report informing them that the vessel had not returned. Search efforts throughout the night were unsuccessf
FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO — Vaccines continue to dog Canada's Conservative leader as he vies for votes in seat heavy Ontario with the clock ticking down to election day. Erin O'Toole started his second last day of campaigning running by a farmers market without appearing to go inside to capitalize on one of his last chances to meet prospective voters. That decision reflects the party's overall campaign strategy, which has relied more on O'Toole answering questions from people through virtual townhall
Dan Hawkins is tired of using dating apps to meet someone. He's been on them for several years and describes the experience as "removed." He says the swipe-right or swipe-left nature of many of the apps means people are judging a person based on very little, a photo and a short bio. "I was looking at strangers with no context," he said, adding that he didn't enjoy the short online chat ahead of meeting in person. According to research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld, in 2017, 39 per
With new Alberta health restrictions in place, Edmonton's professional football team is offering a new service Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium: a rapid test for COVID-19 that, along with a ticket, would be necessary for some fans to attend the game. The Edmonton Elks partnered with Canada Research Laboratories to set up a mobile testing unit at the stadium from 10 a.m. until 7:45 p.m. when the game between the Elks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers gets underway. The cost of the test is $50 and res
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility. The new facility cost about 43 million euros ($50 million). It will house up to 3,000 people, about a third of them in 240 small houses and the rest in large halls, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said Saturday. “The new closed, monitored facility offers much better living conditions, is outside city limits, and has much enhanced security measur
Highlights of this day in history: A pivotal battle in the American Revolution; President James Garfield dies; Bruno Hauptmann arrested in the Lindbergh baby case; Unabomber's manifesto published; 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' premieres. (Sept. 19)
Ontario's police watchdog has cleared a Toronto officer who fatally shot a man in crisis during a wellness check, saying the officer feared for his partner's life at the time. The Special Investigations Unit says Toronto police were called to a midtown condo building on May 22 after a woman reported that her son was in distress and had hit her. The SIU says four officers attempted to speak with the 28-year-old man from outside the apartment to see if he was OK, but then used a key provided to th
France is in a "crisis" with the United States and Australia after Canberra's cancellation of a multi-billion dollar submarine order led Paris to recall envoys from its allies, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. France said on Friday it was recalling its ambassadors from Washington and Canberra over a trilateral security deal also involving Britain which sank the submarine contract with Paris.
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations on Friday from a Texas border town that has been overwhelmed by an influx of Haitian and other migrants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday. Such transfers will continue "in order to ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy," DHS said in a statement. While some migrants seeking jobs and safety have been making their way to the United States for weeks or months, it is only in recent days that the number converging on Del Rio, Texas, has drawn widespread attention, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for the Biden administration.
Ottawa reported 65 more cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 65 more COVID-19 cases and no deaths Saturday. The city is up to 484 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more in