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WINNIPEG — A First Nations advocacy group in Manitoba is urging RCMP across the country to open criminal investigations into all former residential schools for possible abuses. The Southern Chiefs' Organization says investigations are warranted and critical in helping First Nations people heal. Manitoba RCMP said earlier this week that they have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the Fort Alexander Residential School, northeast of Winnipeg, for more than a decade. The Mounties sai
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
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.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday a $5.2-billion deal to help Newfoundland and Labrador cover the costs of its troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Trudeau's visit to St. John's, N.L., comes amid growing speculation that a federal election is on the horizon, and he is set to announce later in the day the province will become the fourth to strike a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. Premier Andrew Furey, who joined Trudeau for the hydr
WHITEHORSE — Yukon's premier is encouraging more people to get immunized before some restrictions are lifted next week and says COVID-19 infections are occurring among clusters of unvaccinated residents in some communities. Sandy Silver says measures such as no longer requiring masks in indoor public places are justified as of Aug. 4 because 80 per cent of adults in the territory are fully vaccinated and 60 per cent of youth between the ages of 12 and 17 have received both doses. However, he say
Gardeners, both expert and novice, are very pleased to see the Through the Garden Gate garden tour, organized by the Kincardine and District Horticultural Society, back for 2021. On Aug. 8, from noon until 4:30 p.m., ticket-holders can take a self-guided tour of eight different gardens in the area and experience the creativity, beauty and calm created by the homeowners. Peter and Grace Morris, owners of one of the properties on the 2021 tour, have lived in their Park Street home since 1993. Thei
PARIS/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel is taking seriously allegations that spyware developed by an Israeli company was used against public figures including French President Emmanuel Macron, Israel's defence minister told his French counterpart during a visit to Paris on Wednesday. Israeli defence chief Benny Gantz met French Defence Minister Florence Parly in part to share initial findings from an Israeli government assessment of exports to France by NSO Group, which sells the Pegasus spyware.
MONTREAL — Quebec's health minister urged residents on Wednesday to quickly get a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after officials reported a jump in new infections. Officials reported 133 new cases and a test-positivity rate of one per cent, compared with 73 cases Tuesday and a rate of 0.6 per cent. "An (increase) of infections is recorded, the Delta variant is already present here," Christian Dubé said on Twitter. "It is up to each Quebecer to quickly get their 2nd dose to (lessen) the impact o
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
Nations and families from far-flung parts of coastal B.C. gathered to launch the Sacred Journey exhibit and celebrate the enduring importance of Indigenous canoe culture that stretches across the Pacific Northwest coast. The traditional ocean-going canoe, or “Glwa” in the Heiltsuk language, is a way of life, essential to First Nations sustenance, social life, community culture and ceremony, said the exhibit’s executive producer Frank Brown at the Campbell River Museum — the first stop in the sho
Smoke and haze has dominated the local forecast lately with forest fires raging throughout British Columbia and Washington state. Last Wednesday was a merciful reprieve, however, with blue skies and clear air. The shift in smoke was fortunate for the Hillcrest Miners Club as the venue was able to keep its doors propped open for a crowd of about 400 people that had gathered to show support for the Grassy Mountain coal mine project. Dozens of people stood in the street or sat on steps and lawn cha
VICTORIA — British Columbia's budget deficit has come in almost $3 billion lower than was forecast for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Finance Minister Selina Robinson says the final numbers show a deficit of $5.46 billion compared to the original forecast of almost $8.2 billion. She says the strength of B.C.'s economy helped keep the province's finances on stable ground. Robinson says she expects to lay out a plan in next year's budget that outlines how the province will return to future surpluses. Sh
NEW YORK (AP) — Wait, we're supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated? For a large part of the U.S., that's the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC this week revisited and revised its guidance for wearing masks indoors to stop the spread of coronavirus. The change comes two months after the agency eased its mask advice, declaring that fully vaccinated people no longer had to cover up at indoor public places. Since then, the agency also said va
For the first time in 16 months, Windsor resident Nick Schuurman went to the mall. His trip on Tuesday was a long time coming for the 35-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and asthma. "I love going inside the mall, going in to some stores ... talking to some people ... socializing with people. I miss doing that," he said. Schuurman's health conditions and the rules of his community living home prevented him from going out during the pandemic. It was only after he got fully vaccinated about a month
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Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc said on Wednesday all U.S. employees must get vaccinated to step into offices. Google is also planning to expand https://bit.ly/3zQJfNf its vaccination drive to other regions in the coming months.
Thanks to modern science, the dangers of lead poisoning are well understood. Lead has been used for pipes since the days of the Roman Empire because it’s easily shaped and more durable than other metals, though prolonged exposure can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and reproductive issues in adults. The Canadian government changed the acceptable level of lead concentration from 10 micrograms per litre to five back in March 2019. Since then, the Alberta government has put in plac
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
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
New waves of art are hitting Grand Bend this summer, with 11 murals along the sandy shores of Lake Huron being taken down to make way for new ones. “Public art is important to everyone; I don't think we have enough of it,” Teresa Marie Phillips, executive director of the Grand Bend Art Centre, said of the rotating art display. “When we put up permanent art, people tend to ignore it over time. But when you change it, you change the whole feeling. It’s kind of like when you buy a new piece of furn