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Most minor hockey players in Belle River are lacing up for the first time since the pandemic hit, but while the ice rinks are primed and ready, sports retailers are scrambling to get more hockey equipment on their shelves. The doors at Belle River Source For Sports opened in July after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Young hockey players came in droves, according to the owner, desperate for new gear. "Our hockey has been very busy this last month. Everybody is checking their bags and finding t
Maatalii Okalik misses her home in Nunavut, which she hasn't been able to visit since the start of the pandemic. But living and studying in Greenland has given her a different sense of home, immersed in a culture that is deeply familiar. "We love to laugh the same, we hunt the same food ... we're the same people. It's just been... I feel like, very home, here," she said, from Sisimiut, Greenland, where she has been working on her master's thesis. Okalik, who is originally from Pangnirtung, Nunav
The New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is acknowledging it hid the name "Andy C" in correspondence it released to CBC News about the department's involvement in an Irving Oil application in front of the Energy and Utilities Board, although it is not clear why "Andy C" appears to be a reference to Andy Carson, a senior executive with Irving Oil. The name was redacted in an email chain between department officials who were working on a government effort last winte
When Meriyam Jahim walked into the DriveTest centre in Newmarket, Ont., on her birthday, she expected to walk out with her learner's permit like any other 16-year-old. "I was excited," she said. "I was even studying and revising in the car." Six weeks later, she still doesn't have it. When Jahim arrived at the testing centre and told staff she was missing her left arm below the elbow, she was told she needed special medical approval from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. So she filled out
BMW and Stellantis became the latest major carmakers to warn on Tuesday that the global semiconductor chip shortage that has bedeviled the industry this year will drag on throughout 2021 and beyond, hitting production and sales. Carmakers, forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to shut down plants last year, face stiff competition from the sprawling consumer electronics industry for chip deliveries, hit by a series of supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. Starved of chips, carmakers have focused production on higher-margin models, and have benefited from higher vehicle prices amid low inventories for consumers.
An independent police oversight agency is still part of the New Brunswick government's plans, but officials won't say when the public can expect to see the creation of the long-promised investigative body. Last year, the Nova Scotia government was considering a proposal from New Brunswick that would see the two neighbouring provinces collaborate on a serious incident response team, commonly called a SIRT. That was weeks after police officers in the province shot and killed 26-year-old Chantel Mo
Canadian Ellie Black just missed the podium in the women's balance beam final with a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games. China's Guan Chenchen captured gold, scoring 14.6333 as the final competitor to take to the beam, while fellow Chinese gymnast Tang Xijing claimed silver with a score of 14.233. American superstar Simone Biles won bronze in her return to competition, posting a score of 14.000. Black, of Halifax, N.S., finished with a score 13.866. Her total was tied with
A Calgary-based law firm, on behalf of all Canadian cities and municipalities, has filed an objection to Purdue Pharma L.P.'s multibillion-dollar bankruptcy proposal that would compensate U.S. cities, counties, states and Native American tribes for damages related to the opioid crisis while leaving out Canadian jurisdictions. The case will be heard in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on August 9. Evidence from a couple of Canadian cities, including Grande Prairie,
HONOLULU (AP) — Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return on Tuesday, raising the danger again. Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go. “It’s the biggest (fire) we’ve ever had on this island,” Big Island Mayor Mitch Roth said of t
Countries across Europe and the Middle East are starting to offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for the most vulnerable, in an attempt to combat the spread of the Delta variant.View on euronews
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as the rapidly growing number of immigrants illegally crossing from neighboring Belarus has emerged a major foreign policy issue to the small European Union nation. The Interior Ministry distributed a video footage shot from a helicopter as a proof that large groups of immigrants were being escorted to the European Union border by vehicles belonging
A local cast and crew are shooting a feature film with dialogue in Punjabi and English across Winnipeg for the next 20 days. It's a pretty big deal for 11-year-old Gopika Kaplish. "I'm like OMG I'm in the biggest movie ever! That's so cool!" said the young actor, who's playing a student. The film, 13Teen, is about a boy who's been neglected by his parents. He's now going through high school, and the film follows him as he faces decisions like whether or not to try drugs. Kareya Garg, who's nine
Three Alberta organizations are launching a joint-initiative to improve the outcomes for Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services and Alberta Council of Women's Shelters will be teaming up on a three-year collaborative project: Centring Relationships to End Violence. The project will focus on reducing the barriers Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence face when seeking su
Alibaba's results mirror those of e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc in the United States, as the easing of pandemic-related restrictions has led to more consumers visiting physical stores rather than ordering online. Core commerce revenue for Alibaba rose about 35% to 180.24 billion yuan in the quarter, compared with estimates of 184.23 billion yuan. Overall, revenue rose about 34% to 205.74 billion yuan ($31.83 billion) in the first quarter ended June 30, below estimates for 209.39 billion yuan, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
Marvell Technology Inc on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire chip startup Innovium in a $1.1 billion all-stock deal aimed at bolstering Marvell's share of networking chips sold to large cloud-computing companies. Marvell's rival, Broadcom Inc, currently dominates the market for chips that go into the switches that help move digital information around inside massive data centers owned by cloud players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Corp and others. Marvell took a step toward getting into that market last year with its $10 billion purchase of Inphi Corp, whose chips help connect the switches with fiber optic cables.
Bewildered investors in China's tech sector scrambled once again from regulators on Tuesday, fearing that a state media story that likened internet gaming to opium signals a new front in the barrage of scrutiny that is being directed toward big business. The article was later altered to remove the historically loaded opium reference, but, together with the opening of a probe into automotive chip distributors, it roiled markets still smarting from a panic sell-down a week ago. Tencent, the social-media-to-gaming behemoth, fell 6% and was briefly knocked from its mantle as Asia's most valuable company, while semiconductor stocks slid as the moves seemed to unwind authorities' days-old promise of a calmer hand.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before classes begin. California State University, the country's largest four-year public university system, joined the list last week, alon
The early bird better be quiet. Tay council narrowly approved a parking bylaw amendment to accommodate early Sunday morning boat launches and trailer parking at 145 Albert Street in Victoria Harbour, despite concerns over noise and bylaw enforcement. From May 1 to October 15, permitted hours to park at the location, known as the Victoria Harbour library parking lot, have been amended on Sunday mornings to allow a two-hour earlier start time of 5 a.m. rather than 7 a.m. Staff brought forward the
WARNING: This story contains distressing details In 1923, a young boy named Edward wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask. "I am always hungry," he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). "We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry." St. Barnabas burned to the ground
DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday. India and Pakistan are important markets for Emirates, Etihad Airways and other UAE carriers flydubai and Air Arabia. The Gulf state, a major international travel hub, had banned passengers from many South Asian and African states travelling through its airports this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.