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Nova Scotia is reporting 13 deaths caused by COVID-19 for the seven-day period ending May 23. Nova Scotia health authority labs confirmed 1,584 new cases of the virus that week, an average of 226 new cases a day, according to a news release from the province Thursday. There were 40 new hospitalizations as the result of the virus for that seven-day period. The number of new cases continues to decline, along with the number of hospitalizations, the release said. The province said hospitalizations
West Point First Nation Chief Kenneth Cayen said he's starting conversations about relocating the 88-member community he leads to a more suitable area after flooding in May worsened its already severe housing crisis. Cayen said the First Nation, which is located in Hay River, N.W.T., is "overcrowded" with 15 homes on just four lots of land and he's started talking to the municipality about the possibility of moving. He also plans to broach the subject with Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs C
The Town of Come By Chance, which has been without an elected council for months — and has been in the grips of controversy for even longer — has been given approval by the provincial government to hold a special election. The vote will take place as five former elected leaders continue the process of appealing their dismissal from the town council, which means their seats may be filled before they have their day in court. Town manager Colin Holloway, who was not permitted to do an interview, co
Every morning, Melissa Croskery wakes up with a tough decision: paycheque or her health. She's one of the 150,000 people in Canada experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms, also known as long COVID. As a self-employed, single mom of two, Croskery said living with post COVID-19 symptoms has affected her both financially and physically. "For me right now, being self-employed, I have to choose to push through my symptoms as best I can to maintain an income, or to not get paid," said the occupationa
The Crown is appealing the sentence given to a Nova Scotia man convicted of shooting a man in the back with a nail gun in 2018, saying the sentence handed down by the trial judge "does not reflect the gravity of the offence." Shawn Wade Hynes of Trenton, N.S., shot Nhlanhla Dlamini in the back with a framing nail at a construction site in Pictou County in September 2018. Dlamini suffered a punctured lung and had to spend four days in hospital due to his injuries. Hynes was arrested shortly after
A sailboat that was late arriving from its destination in Lunenburg, N.S., has established communication with search parties confirming the crew is not in danger. The sailboat, Strange Situation, was scheduled to arrive in Lunenburg, N.S., on May 25 from Bermuda. In a tweet just before 9:30 p.m. AT on Friday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax (JRCC Halifax) said Strange Situation updated its anticipated arrival time. JRCC Halifax said it would monitor Strange Situation's journey to
The day before he was found dead of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 in $50, $20, and $10 bills arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime — suing Sametz's estate in B.C. Supreme Court and claiming the 38-year-old was a drug trafficker with links to organized crime. The lawsuit details the investigation that led to the Vancouver police discovery of th
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a pro-business billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat who sits on the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and is promising to expand spending on police, not defund them. At another time, the high-end mall and resort
'We need to drastically change our approach to mental health,' former U.S. president says at NRA event.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged for a fifth month running on Thursday despite an annual inflation rate of nearly 70%. The bank said it would keep its policy rate “constant” at 14%, arguing inflation was driven by geopolitical developments and the “temporary effects of pricing formations." The bank set its expectation for disinflation to begin following measures for price stability and the resolution of an ongoing regional conflict, an apparent referenc
Heading into the final weekend of the election campaign, a war of words is continuing to brew between the NDP and the Liberals. While the PC's are continuing to stay on track and nurse a comfortable lead in the polls. Matthew Bingley reports.
As carjackings in Toronto continue to surge, police say they are now investigating four similar incidents that happened in less than two hours in Scarborough overnight. The first happened at 11:44 p.m. in the McLevin Avenue and Greenspire Road area. Police say a person was standing beside their car in their driveway when a man approached with a gun and demanded the keys. The suspect was unsuccessful and took off empty-handed, police say. The second incident happened just five minutes later, in t
With two babies less than seven months apart in age, sleep is not something Courtney Sastaunik and her husband, Chris, have much time for these days. Despite all the care the two little ones need right now, the parents have been over the moon since their daughter, Kate Juli, came rushing into the world last week and completed the Regina family. Sastaunik's sister-in-law Tara Fortier was front and centre when the couple became parents once again — she was Sastaunik's surrogate, and gave birth to
President Joe Biden told Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be "representatives and defenders of our democracy," as free societies are under threat from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to China's maritime expansion. (May 27)
A widespread power outage is affecting the Magdalen Islands and there is no word on when electricity could be restored. More than 4,000 customers lost power at about 5 p.m. Thursday when there was a malfunction at the thermal generating station. The diesel-powered plant is the only source of power for most residents and businesses. "Our teams are investigating to find the source of the outage and re-establish service as quickly as possible," said Hydro-Québec's Andréanne Jean. "Even the power st
Hannah Beaton began living in a shelter when she was five years old. Her mom was a single parent struggling to afford rent and daily expenses. Eventually, Beaton says, things "took a turn" and her mom had no other option besides Inn From The Cold, an emergency family shelter in downtown Calgary. Twenty-four years later, Beaton volunteers at the same place she says gave her young self hope for a different life. "I sometimes see young girls that were my age there, and all I want to do is tell them
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
A Halifax man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a "physical altercation" early Wednesday. Halifax Regional Police said officers went to a residence on Sylvia Avenue at 3:30 a.m. after getting reports of a disturbance. "Two men who are known to one another were involved in a physical altercation," Const. Nicolas Gagnon said. The victim, a 41-year-old man, was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was charg
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Conover is certain that laughing and thinking at the same time is both possible and downright synergistic. He tested the approach in “Adam Ruins Everything,” in which he punctured conventional wisdom on matters ranging from charity to jaywalking. He's back with “The G Word" — that's “G” for government — a six-episode Netflix series now streaming that's aptly described as a comedy-documentary hybrid. A comic and writer from a family of scientists, Conover digs into how the
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area