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Smile cookies are back at Tim Horton’s locations across Canada, raising money for local charities nation-wide. In Strathmore, the fundraiser is once again helping out the Strathmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). Smile Cookie is an annual fundraiser put on by Tim Horton’s and each franchise location is allowed to pick a charity that 100 per cent of the proceeds from cookie sales will go towards. Social Development Coordinator with the Strathmore FCSS, Victoria Odell, said the fund
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on clinics and patients in the two weeks since it took effect. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, an appointee of President Barack Obama, will decide whether to grant a temporary hold that could allow Texas clinics to resume performing abortions on most patients. Currently under the new law, abortions in Texas are now prohi
Using biometric identification, such as a fingerprint or an eye scan, could be an effective solution to a lack of personal identification that's holding back those living in poverty from accessing important financial services, according to a new study. The study, co-authored by the Saint John Community Loan Fund and NB Social Pediatrics, looked at the personal and systemic barriers to banking, health care and voting. It revealed that personal identification and strict ID requirements are the big
Hundreds of Charlottetown students headed back to school Thursday, days after an outbreak of COVID-19 prompted class cancellations. While cases continue to rise (P.E.I. reported 10 new cases Thursday) and many are still out on isolation orders, several high school students told CBC News it feels good to be back. "I'm actually really glad that it's back, because online school is not for me," Grade 11 Charlottetown Rural student Kalista Theriault said. "I like seeing people, being around people, t
A new documentary from filmmaker Stefan Forbes (Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story) takes you inside New York City’s longest hostage siege from 1973 with Hold Your Fire, part of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), pulling back the curtain on effective, and less effective, policing and hostage negotiation techniques.
Local triathletes took to the pool and to the streets on Sept. 11, with the return of the 17th annual Tri Diva Tri in Strathmore. The women’s only race is part of a series of events hosted by Platinum Racing and features multiple distance options for competitors, as well as a duathlon. “[The races] are very short compared to an ironman or an ultradistance race, so this is very easy to participate in and enjoy,” said Platinum Racing chief sweat officer Tom Bamford. “What we do is try to create an
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in P.E.I. has prompted the provincial government to implement new restrictions starting Friday. Mandatory masks are back at indoor public places, personal gathering limits will be lowered and the province is moving ahead with the vaccine passport system. Last week, the Fandango Choir had its first rehearsal in months. But now, with outbreak concerns and indoor masking rules coming back, choir director Shirley Anne Cameron has decided to put rehearsals on hold. "It
Wheatland County is moving forward with the Wheatland Wind Project, as of the Aug 24 council meeting, which saw third reading of bylaw 202114 passed. The bylaw specifies 19 quarter sections of land, totaling approximately 471 acres to be redesignated from agriculture general to energy district. The newly identified energy district land will be used for the construction of 24 wind turbines, as well as an accompanying substation and associated utility infrastructure. The county received Alberta Ut
For the fifth day in a row, Saskatchewan has reported more than 400 COVID-19 cases in a day. Thursday's count is 439. One more Saskatchewan resident has also died due to the virus. Meanwhile, there are 218 COVID-19 patients in hospital. Forty-eight of them are in Saskatchewan's ICUs, up from the 40 reported Wednesday. The province says that one-third of the new cases are in people under the age of 20. Saskatchewan has had 60,589 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and currently has 4,064 k
Doctors Nova Scotia is applauding quick changes implemented at the province's new health-care professional recruitment office after it locked in three young specialists who will move to Cape Breton. The physicians, who have ties to the region, approached the province about working in Nova Scotia 15 months ago when they were entering their final year of school. Dr. Kevin Orrell, CEO of the new office, said the physicians have spoken with recruiters repeatedly since then, but were never actually g
MONTREAL — There was tension over who was in charge at the privately owned Résidence Herron care home as a COVID-19 outbreak worsened last year, with residents and their families left on the sidelines, a Quebec coroner's inquest heard Thursday. Coroner Géhane Kamel heard from Herron staffers that managers from the regional health authority and the residence weren't on the same page as they tried to address staffing issues, building access and a lack of equipment. Kamel said the testimony was cre
Indigenous leaders gathered virtually on Wednesday to discuss the issues they say are important to them as we close in on next week’s federal election and to push for more First Nations people in Manitoba to get out and vote. A Facebook live event hosted by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) on Wednesday was dubbed ‘I am First Nations and I Vote,’ and brought several members of Manitoba’s Indigenous leadership together for a virtual town hall to discuss the issues they believe are important t
Among the host of returning markets and events this year, following the lift of COVID-19 restrictions, is the Vintage and Vines market, this year held at the Klaiber Historical Barn. “We are the only market of its kind in Wheatland County. We are an authentic vintage and artisan market, all of our vendors either make and create their own stuff or sell vintage antiques and collectibles,” said organizer Celeste Pirie. “As a maker myself, travelling to other communities and participating in their m
Toronto should stop evicting homeless encampments and drop trespass charges against people who live in tents, the city's homeless community and their supporters demanded Thursday. They said the city should find a long-term solution to homelessness, suggesting all three levels of governments work together to create not-for-profit homes that will help ease the housing crisis. Dozens are facing charges and fines stemming from city operations this summer - assisted by police - to remove homeless enc
Canada’s Public Health Agency was left scrambling when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, 20 months in, have we learned from our mistakes? And do the leading parties platforms offer protection from future outbreaks? Global News’ Health reporter Jamie Mauracher has more.
To opt-in or not? That is the question facing many businesses in Alberta when it comes to the province's new restrictions exemption program. The government introduced new health measures Wednesday including restrictions on restaurants, indoor gatherings, weddings and funerals, retail, entertainment venues, and indoor sport and fitness. But starting on Monday, businesses and events can continue operating as normal if they require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result for patrons a
Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon to IKEA and Walmart are cutting out the traditional financial middleman and plugging in software from tech startups to offer customers everything from banking and credit to insurance. For established financial institutions, the warning signs are flashing. So-called embedded finance - a fancy term for companies integrating software to offer financial services - means Amazon can let customers "buy now pay later" when they check out and Mercedes drivers can get their cars to pay for their fuel.
PHOENIX (AP) — The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon said, staking out a hardline stance against a group of immigrants that has had widespread support from both parties. Rather than bringing them to the homeland, the United States should help Afghans who assisted in the war to flee the Taliban and resettle in the Middle East, Lamon told The Associate
Eric Pelkey hears the question constantly: how do you pronounce WSÁNEĆ? The community engagement coordinator for the south Vancouver Island First Nation isn't alone. "I've spoken to a lot of people, a lot of communities within our territories, and we seem to be telling them the same things over and over again," Pelkey told CBC On The Island host Gregor Craigie. So the WSÁNEĆ Leadership Council is launching an online initiative, called "Resource for Settlers," to educate the public about the regi
NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. It's not just inmates and advocates saying that. City officials, including the mayor, admit there are serious problems. One jail watchdog called it "a complete breakdown in the operation of the j