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TORONTO — Ontario's New Democrats are apologizing for a social media advertisement that mistook one Progressive Conservative legislator for another. The ad that ran in April said Premier Doug Ford and Tory legislator Kaleed Rasheed had paid sick days at a time when many workers in the province did not. The ad used a photo of Progressive Conservative representative Sheref Sabawy instead of Rasheed. The premier's office called Wednesday for the opposition party to apologize for the "racially insen
Nursing home workers at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, N.S., mounted an information picket Wednesday to raise awareness about a provincewide shortage of continuing care assistants and licensed practical nurses. Tammy Martin of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 125 staff at the 113-bed facility, said the labour shortage means workers are putting in overtime and giving up vacations. "They're desperate for help," Martin said. "They've been working short for a long, long ti
All residents of a Montreal retirement home are in isolation after 35 of them tested positive for COVID-19. At least six are in hospital. Health authorities were on site Wednesday testing everybody in the facility, located on Laurentien Boulevard Manoir Gouin is a 113-apartment complex, located in the Cartierville neighbourhood. It is for independent or semi-independent seniors aged 65 years and over. Public health measures are in full effect and clinical monitoring of signs and symptoms is also
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faced down a caucus revolt on Wednesday, as factions within his United Conservative Party coalesced in opposition to his leadership — but a reckoning has been put off to another day. There had been some expectations of a confidence vote. MLA Searle Turton says there was no such vote at the meeting. Dave Prisco, UCP director of communications, said Kenney requested that the 2022 UCP AGM take place in the spring and that the scheduled leadership review occur at that ti
Advisory committees in the City of Vancouver might be forced to either start meeting in person or go on hiatus due to a disagreement between the city and provincial government. Emergency provincial regulations that allowed for virtual municipal meetings expire on Sept. 29, and the city has told its advisory bodies they must comply. The city believes the province would need to amend the Vancouver Charter to explicitly allow committees to continue meeting virtually, but the Ministry of Municipal A
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A report examining British Columbia's response to the record-setting wildfire seasons of 2017 and 2018 says improving communication with communities at risk of fire will save properties and lives. The report from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., makes six recommendations, including ensuring remote and Indigenous communities have robust communications systems in place where emergency officials can relay fast and accurate information about wildfires. Prof. Michael Meh
It is important for people who are part of educational institutions to honour the year-round significance of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
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SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry. Depp was addressing questions on Wednesday by reporters at the San Sebastian International Film Festival about the loss of Hollywood's favor for new roles ever since his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, went public with allegations of domestic violence agains
LONDON (AP) — Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread. Researchers in Uganda analyzed blood samples from patients treated with artemesinin, the primary medicine used for malaria in Africa in combination with other drugs. They found that by 2019, nearly 20% of the samples had genetic mutations suggesting the treatment was
OTTAWA — The Green Party faces a self-reckoning after a federal election that dashed hopes of growth following a year marred by internal strife, say Green officials past and present. Leader Annamie Paul finished fourth in her riding of Toronto Centre, and as of Wednesday the party had two candidates elected — one fewer than in 2019. It also endured a drop in its share of the popular vote to 2.3 per cent from 6.55 per cent last time around. Paul supporters say a dearth of resources and staff layo
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield experienced an astronomical level of cuteness during a recent visit to Falkland, B.C., when he visited a local elementary school after picking up a spaniel puppy. Hadfield, the first ever Canadian commander of the International Space Station, was visiting the north Okanagan town on Friday, Sept. 17, to pick up a cavalier King Charles spaniel called Henry. When Debbie Robinson received Hadfield's email enquiring about Henry, she thought it would be a great opportu
Should the chronic hiring struggles of Canadian restaurants be referred to as a labour shortage, or can it be more accurately portrayed as a retention issue fuelled by a lack of decent work?
TORONTO — The man accused of killing a Toronto police officer was granted bail Wednesday, prompting the Ontario premier to call on the justice system "to get its act together" - a comment that angered lawyers. Umar Zameer faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Const. Jeffrey Northrup. The 55-year-old officer died on July 2 after being struck by a vehicle in what investigators have called a deliberate act as he was responding to a report of a robbery in a parking lot at Toronto Ci
The Canadian dollar strengthened to a five-day high against the greenback on Wednesday as worries about the potential collapse of property developer China Evergrande receded, but gains were capped by a hawkish shift in guidance from the Federal Reserve. Shares globally gained ground as China Evergrande struck a deal to pay a coupon on one of its domestic bonds. Worries over a possible default by China's No. 2 property developer have weighed on financial markets in recent days.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An abortion bill similar to one signed into law in Texas was filed in Florida on Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state and would allow lawsuits against doctors who violate it. The legislation filed by Republican Rep. Webster Barnaby immediately met with opposition from Democrats who want to preserve the right to legal abortions. Barnaby's office said he wasn't ready to comment on it. “This bill is dangerous, radical, and unconstitutional. The hypocrisy of
Whitewater Region – Two roads in Whitewater Region are undergoing name changes over the next few months while others are under discussion. As of November, if everything goes accordingly, Indian Road will be known as Perretton Road and Meadow Road in Beachburg will be known as Meadowview Drive. Gypsy Lane near Cobden will retain its name; there could be a potential name change for Bromley Street in Cobden and the request to change Mineview Road to Ferguson Road was denied. These were all issues d
ROME (AP) — Critics had been demanding that Juventus use its younger players more during a horrendous start to Serie A, and they had to be appeased after Moise Kean, Federico Chiesa and Matthijs De Ligt each scored in a 3-2 win at Spezia for the Bianconeri’s first Italian league win of the season on Wednesday. De Ligt scored the winner in the 72nd minute to complete a comeback after Juventus fell behind four minutes after the break. Playing in place of Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, the 22-
Mallory Kelly is the manager of The Tipsy Muse Café in Fredericton and says navigating the province's new COVID-19 measures while being in the green phase has been an adjustment. "We've had a lot of questions at cash about whether people are allowed to sit out on the patio and if they should still have to show their proof of vaccine," said Kelly. "We're just kind of trying to figure out what this looks like, despite the fact that we are back in green phase and all these new rules are coming back
Firms such as BlackBerry are benefiting from an uptick in demand for cybersecurity and IoT products as more businesses and government organizations shift their operations to the cloud in order to support hybrid working. BlackBerry was dubbed a "meme stock" after a social media driven retail trading frenzy that began earlier this year sent its shares soaring. BlackBerry's stock has surged 40% so far this year.