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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president has called a third parliamentary election this year that will be held on Nov. 14 after two previous votes failed to produce a government, authorities said Wednesday. Parliament will be dissolved and a new caretaker government will be appointed in the European Union country of 7 million. Bulgaria already held parliamentary elections in April and July this year, but the country's largest three parties fail to produce a working coalition government. On th
OTTAWA — Newly elected MPs will be required to take a training course to prevent sexual harassment in their offices. The awareness course will educate new MPs on what counts as harassment — and how to take steps to prevent it. The course, paid for by the House of Commons, will address many forms of harassment, as well as violence prevention and the abuse of power by MPs. New MPs must complete the training by the end of the year, along with new Commons staff. Sitting MPs already have to take anti
An Ontario father found guilty in the death of his two-year-old son will have to live in a half-way house and will have to report any relationships with females to a parole officer as part of a host of conditions imposed as part of his release. Mario Wint pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2016 after originally being charged with second-degree murder in the January 2015 death of his two-year-old son, Ty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was credited two years for time spent in custody.
Renfrew – You know there is something strange going on when the Renfrew Rotary Club’s food booth at the Renfrew Fair, home of the world-famous Back-Bacon-On-A-Bun, was closed the last day of the fair because they ran out of food. COVID or no COVID, the people of the Ottawa Valley came out in droves over the weekend to make a scaled-downed 166th edition of the Renfrew Fair a roaring success. Judy Dobec, who managed her 32nd edition of the fall classic, said a lot of things happened to make the fa
The IPO comes at a time when athletic gear, especially shoes, has been flying off the shelves at most retailers as COVID-19-led gym closures push people to take up running to keep themselves fit. The company sold 31.1 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO) priced at $24, well above its $20 to $22 target price range, raising $746.4 million. On was founded in 2010 by running enthusiasts Olivier Bernhard, David Allemann and Caspar Coppetti, with Federer investing an undisclosed sum in the company in 2019.
A group of about 60 former interpreters who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan have started a hunger strike on Parliament Hill, demanding the federal government move faster to resettle their family members in Canada. The Taliban has been taking over Afghanistan, putting those who assisted Canada, the United States and other allied countries during the war, along with their families, at risk of reprisals. The federal government has said it hopes to resettle all Afghans who helped w
Seven COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed at St. Clair College since the start of the school year, according to the school. As a result of those cases, 117 people at the Windsor campus have been told by public health to either self-isolate or self-monitor for symptoms since Sept. 7. There are no outbreaks, and none of the cases were transmitted on campus, where thousands have returned to in-class learning. "We're doing better than we thought ... but every day is a different day," said John Fairle
The Town of Coaldale had a groundbreaking ceremony for Coaldale’s joint school and recreation centre Sept. 10. Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf, Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter, Coaldale Deputy Mayor Bill Chapman, Superintendent Dave Driscoll from Palliser Regional Schools, and Mayor Kim Craig attended the groundbreaking ceremony and several other representatives involved in this project. Once completed, the school and recreation centre will stand out as a unique, one-of-a-kind facility
A 37-year-old man from Kingsclear First Nation has been charged with second-degree murder after the shooting death of another man from the same community, say the RCMP. The RCMP say they received a report of a shooting on a dirt road in a wooded area in Allandale — about 60 kilometres west of Fredericton — at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday. James Robert Paul, 40, was found dead at the scene, and an autopsy later determined he died of a gunshot wound. At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a 37-year-old man was
A federal grant may help the Municipality of West Nipissing complete a secondary water main loop in Sturgeon Falls. The money would also allow a second feed from the water treatment plant. Funding is available from the green stream of the Investing Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), which is offering up “to five million dollars” from a $240 million pot to applicable projects, explained municipal engineer Alan Korell. The grant is “only for drinking water” systems, he said. In his report to co
SOUTH DUNDAS – Area boaters will have more difficulty removing their boats from the water this fall. The International Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates water levels on the St. Lawrence River, approved a small increase to water levels to help boaters. Over part of the Thanksgiving weekend, water flowing through the Moses Saunders Dam in Cornwall will be reduced by 250 cubic metres per second. This temporary cut will increase water levels on Lake St. Lawrence by 10 centimetre
Minecraft is one of the biggest games in the world, if not the biggest. How could a small indie game with no funding and only one developer become the phenomena it is today? Let's take a trip down memory lane together, and find out. Minecraft is arguably the most influential of sandbox games. The player is dropped into a large randomized open world (actually infinite) with biomes such as mountains, forests, caves, plains and oceans - with no specific goal or objective. Progression can only be reached through an Achievements system. The world consists of cubes, or blocks, which you can destroy, remove, build or replace. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #Facts #Minecraft #Gaming
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One Texas woman traveled nearly 1,000 miles to Colorado for an abortion. Others are driving four hours to New Mexico. And in Houston, clinics that typically perform more than 100 abortions in a week are are down to a few a day. Two weeks after the nation's strictest abortion law took effect in Texas, new court filings show the deepening impact a near-total ban on abortion is already having, as the Biden administration late Tuesday asked a federal court in Austin for an emerg
OTTAWA — The question of who would make life more affordable for Canadians hit the campaign trail Wednesday with party leaders defending why their spending plans would ease pressures as inflation hit a near two-decade high. On Wednesday morning, Statistics Canada reported prices increased by 4.1 per cent in August compared with the same month one year earlier, fuelled by rising consumer demand and supply-chain constraints for many goods. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Conservative Leader Erin O'To
Students at Western University are planning a walkout Friday to demand action against sexual violence on campus amid swirling speculation over assaults at a first-year residence. The campus community is on edge following the slaying of a first-year student and rumours of several alleged sexual assaults at the 613-student Medway-Sydenham Residence, speculation that has caught fire on social media just as the school year begins. London police said they're working with the university to investigate
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 49 active reported infections across the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are now 19 cases associated with a cluster in the northern Newfoundland town of Roddickton, where just 60 per cent of eligible residents have received a first dose of vaccine. She says a cluster identified in the eastern region of the province has been linked to large indoor gatherings wher
Marg Friesen says it's possible to hold a large event in Saskatchewan during COVID-19 and have it be successful. The Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) held the Batoche Métis Fall Festival from Sept. 2 to 5. About 4,000 people came from across the province to watch jigging and fiddling competitions, as well as the voyageur games. The MN-S did not ease COVID-19 restrictions. Friesen, the minister of health for MN-S, said everyone was asked to provide proof of vaccination before they went into the f
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube defended the province’s rollout of the rapid-testing model in the province’s schools Tuesday afternoon, saying the rollout would become easier and faster as time goes on and the province gets its legs under it, much as it did with its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program in the spring. “If we look at vaccination and testing it always seems to be a mess (during) the first few days,” Dubé said. “What I’m asking people is to just give us a few days and w
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said the Biden administration could continue to limit who can be arrested by U.S. immigration agents pending the outcome of its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked a memo outlining new enforcement priorities. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the judge in Texas in an August decision https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/us-judge-blocks-bidens-limits-immigrant-arrests-deportation-2021-08-19 was likely wrong that federal law limits the discretion immigration authorities have to decide who should be arrested and placed into deportation proceedings. The appeals court issued a stay blocking the judge's decision from taking effect while the government's appeal is pending.
Certain species are evolving with bigger ears, wings, and tails in response to warming global temperatures.