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There are 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to an unplanned media release from the Department of Health on Tuesday afternoon, with the bulk of the outbreak clustered in the central part of the island. The sharp uptick in infections prompted the department to enact public health restrictions in the region beginning Wednesday. All towns and communities along Routes 410 to 419 on the Baie Verte Peninsula will move to Alert Level 3 at midnight, forcing bars t
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Nova Scotia's minister of justice says he plans to close a legal "loophole" that could allow police to continue to do street checks under the guise of "suspicious activity." Street checks were banned in the province following the 2019 release of the Wortley report, which found that Black Nova Scotians were six times more likely to be street checked than white people. But advocates have complained that police are still permitted to stop people and gather information based on an officer's objectiv
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two United Nations agencies requested access Tuesday to asylum-seekers stranded at Belarus's border with Poland and Lithuania, after four migrants were found dead in the area. The International Organization for Migration and the U.N. Refugee Agency called on the governments involved to be guided primarily by human rights and international law as they try to stop people from illegally entering the European Union from Belarus. In a joint statement, the U.N. agencies called fo
HALIFAX — People on both sides of a fishing dispute in Nova Scotia say the defeat of the fisheries minister in the federal election Monday night is a sign Ottawa needs to solve the problem. Sipekne'katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack said today he thinks Bernadette Jordan lost her riding in part because she didn't show enough leadership in regard to his band's demand to fish for lobster outside the federally regulated season. Sack says he hopes the federal government won't keep Indigenous territo
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."
Despite a close loss against the incumbent Liberal candidate Michael McLeod, the NDP's Kelvin Kotchilea, who was a near second place, isn't too beat up about it. "I'm actually feeling very happy and positive about the results that I got," Kotchilea told CBC's Loren McGinnis, host of The Trailbreaker Tuesday morning. "As … a newcomer to politics, it shows you that if you have passion and people get to know you as a person, along with having an education, that people are willing to put that 'X' ne
An advocate for sexual assault survivors says she welcomes plans by the Nova Scotia government to strengthen supports, but hopes consultation will play a big role in any changes. The mandate letter for Justice Minister Brad Johns calls for him to, among other things, amend the Victims' Rights and Services Act to entitle survivors to be treated with respect when testifying about sexual violence and enshrining their right to legal representation. Joanne Kerrigan, interim executive director of the
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford attempted to allay concerns about Ontario's vaccine certificate system on the eve of its implementation, saying the province needed to do all it could to keep up the fight against COVID-19. Ford said Tuesday he knew many people were worried that the system would impede on their civil liberties, but he noted that the greater concern was experiencing a sudden surge in infections and having to lock down the province again. "This pandemic remains an emergency and there ar
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — The search continues today for two fishermen missing in the waters off Labrador's southeastern coast. Police say searchers are back in the air and on the water looking for Marc Freeman Russell and Joey Jenkins, who departed the community of Mary's Harbour Friday morning aboard the Island Lady fishing vessel and didn't return home. RCMP Cpl. Jolene Garland says the coast guard ship Captain Molly Kool is also on the water helping out with the search. The Canadian Coast Guard
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
LONDON (AP) — A British couple who sought justice for their son after he died in a vehicle crash said Tuesday they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist involved in the collision. Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after his motorcycle crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road outside a U.S. airbase in central England. The car's driver, Anne Sacoolas, left for the U.S. several weeks later along with her husband, Jonathan, a
The number of U.S. domestic terrorism cases under investigation by the FBI has more than doubled since spring 2020, its director told a Senate hearing on Tuesday, after the Justice Department warned that white supremacists and militias pose a growing threat. “The domestic terrorism caseload has exploded,” FBI Director Chris Wray said during testimony before the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The bureau now has about 2,700 domestic terror investigations open, up sharply form about 1,000 in the spring of 2020, Wray said.
The agreement enables participating countries in the European Union and European Economic Area to purchase the products directly from Lilly, following authorization, Lilly said, adding that the quantities purchased may vary based on local needs. While a number of European countries have previously ordered bamlanivimab and etesevimab in the first half of the year and have inventory on hand, this agreement provides access to additional doses for participating countries, should they be needed, Lilly said.
Thane Murray was a well-known and much loved youth worker who was "always there" for the children in his community. Now, the families the 27-year-old has helped are left mourning his "senseless" death in a triple shooting in Regent Park on Saturday night. Murray was killed and two others were injured when four men wearing face masks opened fire on the group near Oak Street and Sumach Street shortly before 9 p.m., police say. Three days later, Murray's friends and colleagues are still struggling
Avneet Dhillon with the Ask CBC team answers audience questions about projecting election results, the cost of election campaigns and the issue of voting reform.
Alcohol sales aren't insignificant to the Nunavut government: in 2020-21, the profits from the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission generated nearly $4 million for the territorial government. Those profits came from nearly $17 million worth of alcohol and about $100,000 worth of cannabis sold by the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Of those sales, $8 out of $10 came from the Iqaluit beer wine store. In all, the annual profits of $3.7 million f
Nearly a dozen school buses are not operating Tuesday because of operational requirements, said the Anglophone West School District in a series of Twitter posts. The bus cancellations impact students in the Fredericton area, Edmundston, Centreville and Plaster Rock. The cancellation of both morning and afternoon runs are as follows: Bus number 200 serving the Skyline Southwood, Lincoln area Bus number 225 serving the Hanwell area Bus number 248 serving the Canada Street area Bus number 266 servi
MONTREAL — Police say the condition of a 77-year-old woman is uncertain after she was among nine people hit by a car outside a polling station in a Montreal suburb Monday evening. Sgt. Véronique Comtois said today the woman's injuries weren't life threatening but due to the victim's age, her situation could deteriorate rapidly if she doesn't respond well to surgeries she may need following the collision. Nine people were struck by a car outside a federal election polling station in the Montreal
The Shaunavon Legion held its first general meeting this past week in over a year and a half. Members discussed membership fees, Remembrance Day plans, and the annual cleaning night, but special attention was brought to the fact that veterans do not need to be part of the Legion to ask for help. Service Officer and Legion member Brenda Waldron explained that most veterans do not realize that they do not need membership to seek assistance from the Legion. “We want people to really be aware of tha