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A few members of the Canadian swimming team are nicknamed "Team Chaos." Here's what it means.
A few members of the Canadian swimming team are nicknamed "Team Chaos." Here's what it means.
Italian renewable energy group ERG said on Wednesday a cybersecurity breach had caused only minor disruption to its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, adding all its plants were working properly. Earlier on Wednesday Italian newspaper La Repubblica said ERG had been targeted by a ransomware attack on Friday, citing hackers claiming responsibility for the action. In a statement replying to the report, ERG said it was addressing incidents affecting ICT systems and had immediately activated its cybersecurity procedures.
Some parents are expressing frustration at a lack of details and guidance in an Ontario back-to-school plan they say doesn't match the reality of the classroom. The Ontario government released the 29-page plan Tuesday afternoon, detailing what a return to full-time in-class learning in September will look like. It requires students and staff wear masks indoors, but not that they be vaccinated. Extracurricular activities can return and remote learning remains an option. The plan has been rebuked
Fredericton police officers saw an increase in intimate partner violence calls in 2020 over 2019, and experts say the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns were likely a factor. In its annual report, released last Friday, the Fredericton Police Force said it responded to 978 "intimate partner occurrences" in 2020, up by about 12 per cent from the 873 such incidents the year before. The data released by the police force is consistent with trends observed in other parts of Canada and the world
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw returned to the podium on Wednesday, July 28, after nearly a month-long hiatus from her regular COVID updates, to provide new information on the current COVID-19 situation in the province. Although the number of active and new cases have dropped in comparison to earlier in 2021, these numbers are slowly growing. “Cases have risen recently, almost entirely in those who have not been fully vaccinated, as we expected would likely happen as
Prince Edward Island has three new COVID-19 cases involving travel, the Chief Public Health Office said in a news release late Wednesday. DJs in Prince Edward Island say business is starting to pick up now that the province is allowing dancing at weddings. A P.E.I. woman is hoping to highlight some of the Island's attractions, and give publicity to local businesses and tourism operators affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Some potential exposure sites related to travellers were reported on the we
Many of New Brunswick's city and town halls have things like clock towers or bell towers on their roofs. Sackville has gone a different route. Its town hall roof is home to a park. The new "green roof" hosts reeds, grasses, flowers, and picnic tables. It was built with an eye toward incorporating natural elements to help combat flooding and climate change. "Storm water management using natural infrastructure," said Amanda Marlin, the executive director of EOS Eco-Energy, the organization that he
CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. He has grown his own food, cut his own firewood, and tended to his cat and chickens. But his off-the-grid existence appears to be at risk. “River Dave," as he's known by boaters and kayakers, is behind bars after being accused of squatting for 27 years on private property. As the owner of the land seeks to tear
GUYSBOROUGH – Nominations for the August 17 provincial election closed last week and, while the riding of Guysborough-Tracadie can typically expect candidates from the three main parties, it doesn’t always get a Green Party candidate. This year, Gabriel Bruce, a Dalhousie University student with family roots that go back more than 200 years in the Guysborough area, Port Shoreham specifically, has decided to translate his interest in Green politics into a bid for the seat in the riding. Bruce has
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Miroslav Lazanski, Serbia’s ambassador to Russia and formerly a well-known journalist, has died. He was 71. Serbian media and officials said Wednesday that Lazanski died at his home in Belgrade from “the consequences of a heart attack.” Before turning to politics in 2016 when he was elected to parliament as a lawmaker of the right-wing ruling Serbian Progressive Party, Lazanski was a journalist, war reporter and a military commentator who worked for several major media ou
Canada's athletes have been striking as they compete in the men's decathlon at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Damian Warner and Pierce LePage of Canada were 1-2 in the standings after three events Wednesday. The high jump event was still underway at publishing time. Warner finished the 100 metres in 10.12 seconds to tie his decathlon world record. He nearly broke his record in long jump and improved his shot put result over his season's best. He cleared 2.02 metres in high jump, but missed his th
When Eastern Health announced a new collaborative care clinic for St. John’s in June 2020, everyone seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. Health Minister Dr. John Haggie was happy, the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) was happy, nurse practitioners were happy. More importantly, patients were happy. Here was a shining example of what could be done to help patients who didn’t have a family doctor, at least in the short term. A lot has happened since then. “We used to say we’re th
CANSO – Rita Collins motions toward her kitchen window and says, “As you can see, the water, people go by with kayaks all the time.” That was her inspiration to add kayak rentals to her business enterprise this summer. Collins owns and operates a thrift store in Canso, My Happy Place, which now offers kayak rentals from that location on Main Street. Collins told The Journal last week, “My husband was sitting outside one day and he said, ‘You know what, a good business to start would be renting k
During the pandemic, commuting for a nine-to-five job could often be measured in steps rather than kilometres, as many worked from home. As September nears, some Calgary employers are looking for that to change. One key step companies and employees can take right now, according to an expert, is open and clear communication about what's expected in the weeks and months to come. "There's only so much you can get done on a video call," said Local Laundry co-owner Connor Curran. "It's a bit cold and
BERLIN (AP) — The mayors of three German towns badly hit by last month's deadly floods are appealing for more help from the state and federal governments, saying the disaster caused billions of euros (dollars) worth of damage. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday, the mayors said they had written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governor of Rhineland-Palatinate state, Malu Dreyer. They said they were seeking further financial help and the appointment of a special commissioner to ove
WASHINGTON (AP) — The party for the nation's 44th president will go on, but only for family and close friends. Former President Barack Obama has scaled back his 60th birthday bash set for this weekend due to the surge of infections blamed on the delta variant of the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Attendance is now limited to family and close friends. Published reports had said hundreds of celebrities, politicos and others were expected at Obama's sprawling Martha's Vineyard home. “This
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States will require thousands of border agents to wear body cameras, according to three officials and government documents, a major operational change that could increase oversight of agents and also help capture criminal activity. The cameras are expected to be rolled out in parts of Texas and New Mexico during the summer and expanded in the fall and winter to Arizona, California, and Texas' busy Rio Grande Valley, which all border Mexico, according to a recent government assessment of how the devices could impact privacy. Agents in Vermont along the U.S. border with Canada will also be equipped with cameras, the assessment said.
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The music of Newfoundland and Labrador has been heard and loved around the world for decades, and can now be enjoyed in a whole new way from coast to coast to coast. Sounds of Newfoundland and Labrador, a new playlist curated by CBC Music and MusicNL, is launching across the country through the CBC Listen app Wednesday. The playlist features tracks from iconic Newfoundland and Labrador artists including Great Big Sea, the Ennis Sisters and Ron Hynes, along with up-and-coming artists like Ife Ala
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis resumed his routine of holding weekly audiences with the general public a month after he underwent bowel surgery, and during the much-awaited appearance Wednesday he recalled the anniversary of the devastating Beirut port explosion and expressed the desire to someday visit Lebanon. Francis walked unaided to the center of the stage of a Vatican auditorium. smiling as he gestured toward the visitors, before taking his seat in an upholstered chair and then addressin
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it will strengthen its battle against the quickly growing antisemitism in the country by investing 35 million euros ($41.5 million) into research and educational projects focused on understanding its causes and effectively fighting hatred of Jews. Police registered 2,351 cases of antisemitism in Germany last year, which was an increase of 15% compared to the year before, officials reported. “This is the highest number in the last couple of years