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In preparation to host fans at the arena this season, the Chatham Maroons have laid out preparations to help keep the public, fans, staff and players safe this season. The Jr. B hockey team announced its requirements for fans attending Maroons games at Memorial Arena, effective Sept. 11. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or rapid test policy will take effect. Anyone attending or working a game at Memorial Arena will need to be fully vaccinated and prove it by showing a vaccine receipt and photo I
MONTREAL — A Quebec elementary school east of Montreal is shuttered after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, officials said Monday. The Coeur-Immaculé school in Sherbrooke, Que. has sent more than 700 students home for at least two days after many students tested positive for COVID-19 over the last days. The school service centre responsible for the region reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including one teacher. Donald Landry, an official with the centre, said in an interview with The Canadi
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock said he intended to overturn eight counts of the jury’s guilty verdict against ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia that the judge said prosecutors failed to prove during trial. Corriea, who mai
A Saskatchewan doctor is ringing the alarm bells and calling on the provincial government to implement stricter COVID-19 restrictions in order to help preserve capacity in the province's intensive care units. Dr. Alex Wong, an infectious diseases doctor at Regina General Hospital, says the current state of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan is, in a word, "bad." "We're on the exact same trajectory as Alberta, you know, and we have less restrictions than Alberta, and our critical care capacity is obviously
Police responded to a number of fatal crashes over the weekend, including the death of two people in a collision near the Baie Verte junction, one person in a crash involving a motorcycle and a dirt bike on the Pitts Memorial highway and a pedestrian who was killed on Thorburn Road in St. John's. Around 1 p.m. on Saturday the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was on the scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a dirt bike near Peacekeepers Way and Pitts Memorial Drive. Police confirmed one
EDMONTON — Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province's new proof-of-vaccination program. The Big Valley and Donalda schools, both in central Alberta's Clearview Public School Division, announced that too many students are away from school to continue in-person classes. "The percentage of students away continues to
There will be a minority Liberal government. Meet the new government, same as the old government. After 36 days of parties campaigning for the votes of Canadians, there will be another Liberal minority government. As of 2 a.m. ET, the Liberals were leading in 156 ridings. The Conservatives led in 121, with other ridings being led by the Bloc Québécois (32), the NDP (27) and the Greens (two). This file will not be updated further, but keep an eye on the election results in the days to come as mai
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. The defense began its case later in the day by starting to call Kelly loyalists to the witness stand in an effort to cast doubt on some of the accusers’ accounts. A New York City jury has heard several women and two men who were in Kelly's celebrity orbit tell the pane
The Yellowknife Community Arena will be used to operate a temporary day and overnight shelter, according to a news release issued Monday. The government of the Northwest Territories said the shelter at the arena will provide food, washrooms, showers, bedding and cots. The announcement came after Yellowknife's combined day shelter and overnight sobering centre on 50th Street closed indefinitely on Sept. 11, after the city started experiencing community transmission of COVID-19. "The opening of th
Long lines were reported at some polling stations in Toronto Monday as Canadians voted in the federal election. Matthew Bingley reports.
MONTREAL — A Quebec mayor is asking provincial police for assistance after a series of alleged crimes that seem to be targeting local officials. "Right now, it's a little bit like the Wild West," Saint-Joseph-du-Lac Mayor Benoit Proulx said in an interview Monday, speaking out against intimidation. Proulx said there have been at least four incidents in the lower Laurentians town, northwest of Montreal, in the past two weeks. Municipal police have launched investigations after two vehicles were a
TORONTO, Kan. — Extracurricular activities can gradually return to Toronto schools. Toronto Public Health said Monday that city schools may slowly allow extracurriculars – including sports and clubs – to resume, and provided a framework to help boards bring those activities back. "Our goal is to have as few interruptions to in-person learning as possible," Dr. Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer of health for Toronto, said of the return of the activities. The province permitted extracurricul
President Joe Biden's administration wants to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the upcoming fiscal year starting on Oct. 1 in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a statement from the State Department. The State Department will consult with the Department of Homeland Security and Congress to lift the cap, which was set at 62,500 for the 2020 fiscal year ending this month, the statement said. The plan to dramatically increase refugee admissions comes at a time when tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are on U.S. military bases awaiting resettlement in the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump’s indicted corporate finance chief told a judge Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more indictments are coming in an ongoing New York investigation into the former president’s real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan Scarlatos made the remark during Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s first court appearance since his July 1 arraignment on tax fraud charges. Scarlatos did not say what led him to believe more people would be charged. In recent weeks,
The Callander museum’s Dionne quintuplets’ catalogue has just received an immense boost thanks to a large donation of memorabilia from the Fraser family. Nancy Fraser’s mother in-law Doris Fraser was a serious and passionate collector of all things relating to the Dionne quintuplets. The family, who call Maine home, even made the trek to Callander’s museum in 2001 to see the displays for themselves. Sadly, Doris recently passed away at the age of 97, and her family reached out to the museum and
Forge FC takes its next step on its Scotiabank CONCACAF League journey Tuesday and this time it doesn't need a passport. For the first time since August 2019, the Canadian Premier League champion gets to host a match in the feeder tournament that will send six clubs to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the flagship club competition in the region that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Having dispatching El Salvador's CD FAS 5-3 on aggregate in the preliminary round last
With half of its beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, officials at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance have announced intensive care beds are at full capacity. According to CKHA President Lori Marshall, the situation is deeply concerning and leaves a lot of uncertainty for what’s to come. “I am both disheartened and quite worried about our situation,” said Marshall. “Definitely a very different situation than we were sitting in even a month ago, as a community and the hospital.” As of Sept. 16, out
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
Liberals won five New Brunswick ridings and Conservatives four in the federal election Monday, but the race has been too close to call in Fredericton. Liberal candidate Jenica Atwin and Conservative candidate Andrea Johnson had a seesaw night, and a result might not be clear until more than 2,000 mail-in ballots are counted Tuesday. Miramichi-Grand Lake was also uncertain for much of the night, but Progressive Conservative Jake Stewart brought the riding into the Conservative column after midnig
A rainfall warning is in effect for the North Coast inland section of B.C. for Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 with the Prince Rupert coastal area to experience a similarly heavy downpour. The City of Prince Rupert can expect to see 60 mm to 80 mm of rain over Sept. 20 and 21. “A strong frontal system will bring heavy rain to the North Coast intensifying in the evening,” Environment Canada stated. Rainfall will ease early morning on Sept 21. Heavy rain is expected throughout the day going through the nigh