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Health Canada is proposing to allow three times the current limit for residue of an insecticide and a fungicide in wild blueberries sold to Canadian consumers. It's also proposing a seven-fold increase for a fungicide in raspberries. Two public consultations are underway, one of which ended Tuesday. The other is ongoing until September 28. Federal officials say there is no health risk. Lac-Saint-Jean, Que., blueberry farmer and president of the Quebec association of blueberry producers Daniel Go
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada called for more federal firefighting assistance Wednesday as they toured a region blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the West. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and California Gov. Gavin Newsom stood on ashen ground as they surveyed burned homes and a mountain range of pine trees charred by the Tamarack Fire south of Gardnerville, Nevada, near Topaz Lake. The governors, both Democrats, call
Most Canadians have probably never heard of Fred Simpson. But Alderville First Nation Chief Dave Mowat is continuing his lifelong quest to have more people learn about the accomplishments of his great-grandfather. Mowat has been reflecting on Simpson in recent days because the Summer Olympics are being staged in Tokyo. Simpson, nicknamed the Ojibway Thunderbolt, is Mowat’s mother’s maternal grandfather. He placed sixth in the marathon event at the 1908 London Olympics. The race included Onondaga
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Around a billion years ago, a region of northwest Canada now defined by steep mountains was a prehistoric marine environment where the remains of ancient sponges may be preserved in mineral sediment, the paper says. Geologist Elizabeth Turner discovered the rocks in a remote region of the Northwest Territories accessible only b
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of judges and prosecutors in Poland have signed an appeal urging state and justice authorities to heed recent rulings by Europe's top court and immediately suspend a chamber disciplining judges. Poland’s government has taken no action on the ruling by the European Court of Justice, which said last week that Poland’s way of disciplining high judges contravenes EU law and undermines judicial independence. The court said it must be changed. It also told Poland’s righ
The chief of police in Lethbridge, Alta., says the city's high crime rate is a sign that residents need to take stronger action to prevent illegal activity. A Statistics Canada report released Tuesday compared the crime rate and crime severity index (CSI) for 35 metropolitan areas in Canada during 2020. Lethbridge topped both lists. The CSI is a measurement that weighs not just the change in volume of particular crimes but also the seriousness of crimes compared to others. Lethbridge has a crime
COURTICE, Ont. — Police in Ontario's Durham Region say the general manager of a retirement home has been charged for allegedly removing door handles to some units during the pandemic. Investigators say they got a complaint on Feb. 12 against staff members at the White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence in Courtice, Ont. Police say the complaint alleged that during the pandemic staff had removed some of the door handles. Tawab Karimi, 40, of Oshawa, has been charged with two counts of unlawful c
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx warehouse in April acted alone and was not racially or ethnically motivated, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Scott Hole, 19, used the April 15 attack as an act of “suicidal murder” and believed he would “demonstrate his masculinity and capability” while fulfilling a final desire to experience killing people, Indianapolis police and federal authorities said during a news conference. Police said H
SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Actor Seth Rogen's Houseplant cannabis company and Canopy Growth Corp. say they have mutually agreed to end their relationship. Houseplant says in a release today that the companies made the decision because the Canadian market has evolved substantially since the two pot companies first partnered together in 2018, ahead of cannabis legalization. The companies said it's the right time for the split, which allows Houseplant to develop independently while Smiths Falls, Ont.-bas
Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Wednesday said the government plans to create conditions for the Caribbean nation to hold elections as swiftly as possible following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse earlier this month. "The mission of this government is to prepare the conditions to hold the elections as quickly as possible," said Henry, during a speech to media in the capital Port-au-Prince. Henry did not specify a date for the elections.
FDA approval of aducanumab (Aduhelm) was contentious. Its submission to Health Canada for approval highlights concerns about evidence, independence and transparency in Canada’s drug approval process.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -U.S. screen actor Bob Odenkirk remained hospitalized in New Mexico on Wednesday with an unspecified heart ailment after falling ill on the set of his television show "Better Call Saul," according to publicists and his former "Breaking Bad" co-star, Bryan Cranston. Odenkirk, 58, collapsed during production of his darkly humorous AMC crime drama, which was shooting its sixth and final 13-episode season, and was taken to a nearby hospital, two sources close to the actor confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday night, on condition of anonymity. His 22-year-old son, aspiring actor Nate Odenkirk, posted a message on Twitter saying: "He's going to be okay."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has delayed his decision on whether to go around prosecutors and find probable cause to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro was expected to decide Friday whether enough evidence exists to charge Joseph Mensah in Jay Anderson Jr.'s death five years ago. But Anderson family attorney Kimberley Motley said Monday that Yamahiro has pushed the decision back to July 28. A message left at Yamah
P.E.I. is now allowing Islanders to drop in for last-minute COVID-19 vaccination appointments when there are extra doses left. In a written statement, the province said people can present themselves to a vaccination clinic after 2 p.m. to register for an appointment later that day or check Skip the Waiting Room for same-day appointments. The appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there are extra doses at the end of the day. There are only 10 spots for a last-minute appoi
Authorities say a former employee who shot and killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx warehouse in April acted alone and was not racially or ethnically motivated (July 28)
Municipality of Kincardine Council is seeking input into the election process for the deputy mayor to be effective starting in the 2022 election. Municipality of Kincardine CAO Sharon Chambers says the matter was brought forward as a notice of motion by then councillor Glover (prior to his appointment as mayor) on Dec. 7, 2020 and was passed by council on Dec. 14. The motion directed staff to “bring back a report on the process for reviewing options as it relates to the election of deputy mayor
The Department of Health says there has been a recent increase in unrelated cases of E. coli in Newfoundland and Labrador. A spokesperson from the department told CBC News on Wednesday there have been 12 cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) since the end of May. The cases have been located in the Eastern, Central and Western Health regions of the province. In previous years, less than five cases of STEC would be reported in Newfoundland and Labrador during that same time frame, the spok
TORONTO — An Indigenous two-spirit odyssey and an adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel "Scarborough" are among the Canadian additions to September's Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers have announced the Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery program lineups, as well as more galas and special presentations, including Oscar-winner Jane Campion's much-anticipated drama "The Power of the Dog." Discovery's lineup of emerging filmmakers includes the world premiere of "
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. A group of Halifax-based nuns who operated the Shubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia has apologized for its role at the institute, but is refusing to say more about the gesture or whether it's reached out to Indigenous survivors. The Sisters of Charity staffed the school for its duration from 1929 to 1967. It was named a National Historic Site in 2020 to mark the "discrimination, mistreatment, abuse and neglect" Mi'kmaw children suffered
OTTAWA — A requester seeking access to a week's worth of emails and messages from the head of a federal agency embroiled in controversy has been told to wait five years or more for a response under Canada's information law. The applicant recently asked the Public Health Agency of Canada for emails, texts and messages that president Iain Stewart had sent or received from June 14 to 21. The Access to Information request was prompted by curiosity about Stewart's refusal to provide a House of Common