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HURON-BRUCE – James Rice wasn’t successful in his first foray into politics, but he confidently said that whatever happens, “Huron-Bruce needs better representation in Ottawa; I’m going to fight for that.” What that fight will look like with Conservative Ben Lobb once again representing the people of this riding remains to be seen. Rice and his team made a strong effort to get out and meet the people of Huron-Bruce. Rice estimates he walked about 640 kilometres, which is pretty close to the dist
The Saint John Sea Dogs have been chosen to host the 2022 Memorial Cup tournament. The tournament features the three championship teams from major junior hockey teams from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The team from the host city also gets to compete for major junior hockey's biggest prize. The news that the city's bid was successful came Wednesday morning. The Quebec Remparts were also in the running to host. This will be the fir
HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for taking part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building. Tam Pham entered the pleas Monday to two federal misdemeanor charges — entering a restricted building and engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct on Capitol grounds — the Houston Chronicle reported. “Mr. Pham entered a plea to a very low level or petty misdemeanor and all other charges against him were dismissed,” Pham’s lawyer, Nicole
REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it will continue to oversee five homes operated by a private long-term care provider for at least another month. The health authority was appointed administrator of Extendicare facilities on Aug. 5 after the province’s ombudsman released a report highlighting mismanagement that led to Saskatchewan’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak at one of the homes. In total, 194 of 198 residents at Parkside Extendicare in Regina contracted COVID-19 last winter, and
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants to make a child-care deal with the federal government. The province has acknowledged it was in discussions with Ottawa about a potential agreement into the last hours before the federal election was called in August. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has said any deal with the federal Liberals would have to be flexible and incorporate Ontario's full-day kindergarten program. Ford would not say when asked today why Ontario was unable to reach a dea
As we push for a real solution — an increase in housing supply and related supports — the encampment evictions must stop. We need to make encampments unnecessary.
The food you keep in your backyard could be attracting unwanted wildlife. A young black bear was spotted wandering through Blairmore and the Protective Services Enforcement Branch released a report on Sept. 20, stating food left out by residents could be drawing it to the area. Protective services received complaints from local residents of food sources left on properties along 21st and 22nd avenues, including bird seed on baking trays and rotting apples on trees. Residents are being asked to re
A 31-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto police Const. Jeffrey Northrup has been released on bail. Umar Zameer's lawyer Nader Hasan confirmed Justice Copeland has now ordered him released on bail. Shortly after midnight on July 2, Northrup was killed after being struck by a vehicle in what investigators have called an "intentional and deliberate act," in the parking garage at city hall. In a statement, Hasan said: "Mr. Zameer's family is very pleased with the ou
Ottawa reported 59 more cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. First care home and hospital outbreaks in the city since May. Quebec reported 23 more cases in the Outaouais. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 59 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths on Wednesday. The city has a total of 476 known active cases, which is similar to what was seen in late spring toward the end of the pandemic's third wave. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said Monday she hopes a high immunizatio
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new rulers of Afghanistan have an uphill battle in their efforts to be recognized in time to address other world leaders at the United Nations this year. The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government and asking to speak at the General Assembly’s high-level meeting of world leaders this week, according to a letter sent to the United Nations. The decision now rests with a U.N. committee that generally meets in November
China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone. The censoring capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software has been turned off for the "European Union region" but can be turned on remotely at any time, the National Cyber Security Centre said in a report on Tuesday. In a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, Xiaomi spokesman said its device "does not censor communications to or from its users".
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday will call on countries and companies around the world to create a $10 billion global health fund to prepare for future pandemics, and announce a $250 million contribution from the United States to jumpstart the effort, a White House official said. Harris will make the announcement during a virtual COVID-19 summit being held on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly. It is aimed at boosting vaccinations worldwide with the goal of ending the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of 2022.
Police in the Canadian province of Quebec are searching for a man they suspect of punching a nurse in the face for giving his wife a COVID-19 vaccine without his consent, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The man confronted the female nurse on Monday morning in the office of a pharmacy in the city of Sherbrooke, about 155 kilometers (96 miles) southeast of Montreal, where she was assigned to administer vaccines, police spokesman Martin Carrier said by phone. "Our suspect went directly into the office and began to yell at the nurse," Carrier said.
A teetering Chinese real estate developer unexpectedly struck an 11th-hour deal to pay some of what it owes to its domestic investors on Wednesday, but foreign investors still owed millions of U.S. dollars on Thursday have so far been left hanging. Investors around the world have been watching property developer Evergrande Group closely this week, as the company is in danger of defaulting under its crushing debt load. The company owes more than $300 billion US to various creditors and was strugg
OTTAWA — A Conservative who sits on the party's national council says Erin O'Toole should undergo a leadership review by members following his election loss, marking the first open challenge to him staying in the role. Bert Chen represents Ontario, but says he's speaking as a loyal member and there are a lot of others unhappy with the more moderate direction O'Toole has taken the party, which was opposite to how he ran in its leadership contest to win over party faithful. "If the decision by Mr.
In popular media, Beethoven is imagined as a punk rocker. But what do these claims reflect about our relationship to classical music?
When one crossover is all you can approve, doing it for the children is never a bad choice. Council approved a tender to install a pedestrian crossover (PXO) at the Mundy’s Bay Public School location of Yonge Street and Sixth Street costing $78,620 awarded to CSL Group Ltd., but identifying that location and sourcing that cost became a point of discussion during a recent regular meeting. Coun. Jonathan Main brought up the agenda item as an opportunity to encourage conversation on how the town ca
In what could appear as a mea culpa from Washington, Biden and Macron said in a joint statement “that the situation would have benefitted from open consultations among allies on matters of strategic interest to France and our European partners."View on euronews
EDMONTON — A group that oversees the practice of medicine in Alberta says it has told at least seven doctors who were spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that their behaviour was unprofessional. Scott McLeod, registrar with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, says the regulator has also spoken to doctors who gave into pressure from patients wanting an exemption letter-- not grounded in clinical evidence — to avoid having to wear masks or vaccinations. McLeod says the college i
What you need to know about Ontario's proof of vaccination system, which comes into effect on Wednesday, Sept. 22.