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The Village of Sundridge is on the verge of accomplishing what Mayor Lyle Hall says would be unheard of in the Almaguin Highlands. The village plans to pursue an agreement with Lakeland Networks to install high-speed internet to parts of the community that earlier in time were not approved under the Universal Broadband Funding program. It means, with the exception of seven buildings in the village, every home and business will have access to faster internet service by the end of the expansion. T
LONDON (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state. Philip died in April at the age of 99 after more than seven decades of marriage to the queen. Wills are usually public documents in Britain, but for almost a century it has been customary for the wills of senior royals to be sealed on the order of the High Court. Judge Andrew McFarlane said Philip’s will should
As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to grow across Saskatchewan, health-care workers are growing increasingly concerned about their workload. On Wednesday, there were 224 people in hospital across the province with COVID-19, along with 4,016 known active cases provincewide. "Emerg[ency] is swamped," said Shawn Toovey, an intensive care unit nurse at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. "They are drowning. They have people leaving the profession. People are just done with it, they're moving on to
NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader. Mack, best known for her role as a young Superman’s close friend on “Smallville," was sentenced to three years behind bars in June. She had previously pleaded guilty to the charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for NXIVM leader Keith Raniere. A prison website showed Thursday
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes at the top. Johnson appointed multiple women to ministerial jobs, a day after appointing Foreign Secretary Liz Truss — only the second time a woman has served as Britain’s top diplomat. Lawmakers Amanda Milling and Kemi Badenoch were named as junior ministers in Truss's Foreign Office, while Penny Mordau
Quebec's Health Ministry is defending its decision to gather the personal information of employees in the province's educational institutions, insisting that having a picture of COVID-19 vaccination coverage among staff is critical to managing the pandemic in high-risk areas. Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's public health director, has asked school administrators to provide him the full name, date of birth, address, phone number and health insurance card number of staff members — as well as the full
Ottawa reported 60 more cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Hospitalizations are stable, outbreaks increase. Quebec reported 21 more cases in the Outaouais. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 60 more COVID-19 cases Thursday and no deaths. It's up to 433 known active cases. Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the more infectious delta variant that's behind the fourth pandemic wave. Numbers to watch 14: As
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing. Richards, who also lost his role as “Jeopardy!” executive producer, was initially tapped as Alex Trebek's successor but left the show after past misogynistic and disparaging comments surfaced. Bialik was tapped as interim host, and her episodes will air throu
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker ordered to jail in a drunken driving case is accused of taping a handcuff key to his foot. The key was discovered when state Rep. Jewell Jones, a Detroit-area Democrat, was placed in jail Tuesday for violating bond conditions, authorities said. "He truly believes that he doesn’t have to follow the judge’s orders, doesn’t have to follow rules,” said Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy, who runs the jail. “He’s the reason that politicians and elected o
WINCHESTER – One of the largest employers in North Dundas was convicted in August of multiple Environment Protection Act violations that stem from issues with its sewage treatment plant between 2017 and 2019. Parmalat Canada, which owns the dairy products plant in Winchester, was convicted August 25 for three violations. Two charges include discharging odours that caused an adverse effect, and the other for failing to comply with conditions of a ministry approval. The offences cover a period of
Hundreds of workers in the public sector in New Brunswick have voted to go on strike by the end of the month if the province doesn't meet their wage demands. Court stenographers and staff at New Brunswick Community College and WorkSafeNB who are represented by CUPE all adopted strike mandates after votes concluded over the weekend. "These members are sending a strong message, and it's foreshadowing what is to come," Steve Drost, the president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees for New Bru
Though case counts remain high, the COVID-19 rate in Windsor-Essex has shown some improvement in the last week, according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. The average number of cases the region is reporting daily has fallen to about 60, from 70 the previous week, Ramsey D'Souza, manager of epidemiology for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, told reporters. Despite the decrease, case rates are higher here than almost anywhere else in the province. The latest provincial statistics show
After 45 minutes of debate, Niagara-on-the-Lake councillors decided they will do nothing about the route for the Pedal Pub. At the end of July, council tasked town staff to work with the Pedal Pub to come up with alternative routes for the business after several councillors took issue with the mobile pub running down two of the busiest streets in the municipality, Queen and Mississagua. During a two-part council meeting that concluded on Sept. 3, councillors were chiefly worried about safety – a
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre is looking at bringing back several Indigenous events and activities this year. The museum’s director and curator Karen Bachmann presented an update to the city’s Indigenous Advisory Committee on Indigenous projects and partnerships the museum has been working on. “I was very happy to go because I thought it’s very nice to tell people, ‘We’re working on these things and we’re trying to do better,’” Bachmann said in an interview Thursday morning. “We’re
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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally friendly era of mortuary science that includes the natural organic reduction of human remains, also known as body composting. “It’s a natural process where the body is returned to an elemental level over a short period of time,” said
MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected more than 4,200 temblors in what scientists are calling an “earthquake swarm” around La Palma island since last Saturday. An earthquake swarm is a cluster of quakes in one area during a short period and can indicate an approaching erupti
A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Seven years later, with Iraq less unstable, Rasheed has decided to contest a Oct. 10 election for the assembly, even if abuse and intimidation of women would-be lawmakers persist. Passing a new domestic violence law, and more representation for women in the executive branch of government, are among the goals of some of the would-be female lawmakers.
Canada's chief public health officer says other provinces need to learn from the pandemic crisis in Alberta and Saskatchewan if they want to avoid the calamity now afflicting health services in those provinces. "Don't be complacent," Theresa Tam said at this morning's media briefing. "We have to be highly vigilant on this virus. When you see it accelerating, act fast because, I think, we have to learn from the situation in Alberta and also in Saskatchewan at the moment." On Thursday, Alberta Pre
Hours after media reports revealed a disgraced former Toronto-area public school teacher was the principal of a local private school, his name and any ties to him have been scrubbed from the school's website. On Wednesday, CBC News and Toronto Star investigations revealed 57-year-old Antonio Ross was running Convoy International Secondary Academy, a private school with classrooms in Markham and a nine-hectare boarding school campus near Barrie. As those investigations revealed, Ross was charged