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OTTAWA — Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to discover line-ups out the door. The security guard told people they'd likely be waiting two, even three hours. But with a long-awaited trip to Mexico on the horizon -- his first overseas trip since the pandemic began -- he stuck it out. "I've been waiting to travel for quite a long time," Shoel said after applying for his passport F
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VANCOUVER — Two British Columbia women who say doctors advised them against getting COVID-19 vaccines have filed a constitutional challenge of the province's vaccine passport. A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court says 39-year-old Sarah Webb, who lives in Alberta and B.C., developed an adverse reaction from her first dose of a vaccine in May and ended up in the emergency department of a Calgary hospital six days later. The court document says Webb's symptoms included fatigue, heart arrhythmias,
Premier Doug Ford's party is staking much of its re-election hopes on winning the votes of drivers in the Greater Toronto Area with a promise to forge ahead with the controversial Highway 413. The proposed new highway would cost at least $6 billion and would cut a 59-kilometre arc across the northwestern part of the GTA, linking the northern edge of Vaughan to where Mississauga, Brampton and Milton converge, at the interchange of highways 401 and 407. Top strategists with Ford's Progressive Cons
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a woman who was reported missing in August but who hasn't been seen or heard from since July. Nicole Frenchman, 23, was reported missing on Aug. 10 but there was no indication at the time of foul play, the Edmonton Police Service said in a news release Friday. Investigators later learned that the last communication from Frenchman's phone was a full month earlier, in the early morning hours of July 10. On that date, she was seen
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game to lead the San Jose Sharks to a season-opening 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night. Andrew Cogliano, Tomas Hertl and Rudolfs Balcers also scored to the delight of the first big crowd in San Jose since the pandemic shut down the NHL in March 2020. Adin Hill made 20 saves in his San Jose debut to earn the win. Pierre-Luc Dubois, And
A Montreal mother who stabbed her two young daughters, killing one of them, has been found not criminally responsible. In April of last year, the 35-year-old woman killed her 11-year-old daughter and injured her five-year-old in an apartment in the city's Villeray neighbourhood. She was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder. The judge's ruling on Friday was not a surprise. Last week, she announced the woman would not stand trial due to her mental state. Psychiatrists for the Cro
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will soon have a new mayor. Three candidates are vying for mayor in Wood Buffalo in the municipal election on Oct.18. The current mayor, Don Scott, isn't running again, leaving the race wide open. Two of the candidates are currently on council, and one hasn't been in politics before. Mike Allen Mike Allen is no stranger to Fort McMurray politics. The current councillor and former owner of Campbell's Music was formerly the president of the chamber of comm
Free rapid test kits will be available to the public at large across New Brunswick starting Monday, Public Health announced Friday, as the province recorded two more COVID-related deaths and 87 new cases of COVID-19. The announcement comes on the heels of free rapid test kits being offered to people in circuit breaker areas. "Sadly, two more people have lost their lives. We must do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus, protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our communities," Pre
WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. The 36-member bipartisan commission, largely composed of academics, has been studying court reform and holding hearings, but it was not charged with making recommendations under the White House order that created it. As a result, m
Tesla boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen executives via a video call after an invitation from the German carmaker's CEO Herbert Diess, who wants to galvanise VW's top brass for a faster pivot to electric vehicles. The comments on Thursday by Musk to a VW managers gathering in Alpbach, Austria, confirmed by Diess via Twitter https://twitter.com/Herbert_Diess/status/1449333401048293378 on Saturday after a report in Handelsblatt daily, included praise of VW for being an "icon" and Tesla's greatest challenger, Handelsblatt said.
DUBAI (Reuters) -An Iranian appeals court has upheld a one-year prison term for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on security offences, her lawyer was quoted by an Iranian news website as saying on Saturday. "The appeals court has approved the lower court's verdict without holding a hearing," attorney Hojjat Kermani told the Emtedad website. In April, an Iranian court sentenced Zaghari-Ratcliffe to a new term in jail on charges of propaganda against Iran's ruling system, just a month after she finished a prior five-year sentence.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have reunited again for 83-year-old Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel (opens in theatres on Oct. 15), alongside Adam Driver and Jodie Comer.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later. But the 88-year-old is still waiting. She was infected with the virus last month, and now her hopes for survival are pinned on the host of medications and home care she is receiving. Millions in developing na
Officials with the Nunavut capital say they suspect fuel got into the tank from outside the plant, but a treated reservoir downstream had fuel levels within limits. Long-term health effects are not a concern.
A second lawsuit has been filed over alleged sexual abuse at Whitehorse's Hidden Valley Elementary School. Two parents filed a statement of claim on behalf of their child, as well as themselves, to the Yukon Supreme Court on Oct. 1, naming former Hidden Valley educational assistant William Auclair-Bellemare, the Yukon government and the attorney general of Canada as defendants. The lawsuit alleges the child suffered "predation" and sexual assault at the hands of Auclair-Bellemare, and that the g
Conservative MP David Amess was fatally stabbed during a meeting with constituents in Leigh on Sea.View on euronews
Prince Edward Island's Chief Public Health Officer announced three new COVID-19 cases Friday. One person is in their 30s, another is between 12 and 19, and the third is under 12. All three had recently travelled outside of P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said there are no links to schools or early learning centres. "The three individuals tested negative initially, but on a subsequent test tested positive. Contact tracing is underway, and the individuals are self-isolating