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Underwater footage of newly discovered Roman ship
NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. It's not just inmates and advocates saying that. City officials, including the mayor, admit there are serious problems. One jail watchdog called it "a complete breakdown in the operation of the j
Stroll through London’s SoHo neighbourhood, and you may notice something new, a building designed in the shape of a turtle. Mirroring what many Indigenous people call Turtle Island, meaning North America, the nearly $6-million facility is home to London’s first Indigenous-led family centre and one of the first Indigenous-led child care centres. Led by the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC), Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre opened its doors at 449 Hill St. on Th
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, had surgery Thursday following a water-skiing accident. “On my way in to surgery this morning,” the 79-year-old Thompson posted on Facebook. “Had a little water skiing accident over the weekend and have to have my bicep reattached to the tendon.” UW spokesman Mark Pitsch said that Thompson was out of surgery by Thursday afternoon, resting and
As we head into fall, the first major storm of the season is hitting B.C.'s South Coast. A rainfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for much of the Lower Mainland, including Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and Whistler. There are also special weather statements in effect for Vancouver Island. The storm arrived on the North Coast along the Alaskan panhandle on Thursday, according to Environment Canada emergency preparedness meteorolo
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have decided to impose travel bans and freeze financial assets of members of Guinea’s ruling junta and their families after a coup more than a week ago, according to the bloc known as ECOWAS. The decisions were announced Thursday after an Extraordinary Summit on Guinea in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Mediators with the regional group had traveled to Guinea to meet with junta leaders and check on the condition of deposed President Alpha Conde. ECOWAS president
SYDNEY, N.S. — Two young women who worked at a Wendy's restaurant in Cape Breton have filed lawsuits against the owner of the fast-food outlet, alleging the company failed to protect them from a supervisor who was later convicted of sexually assaulting staff members. The civil lawsuits say both plaintiffs were minors when the alleged offences took place in 2019 and 2020 inside a Wendy's in Sydney, N.S., owned and operated by T-Roy Enterprises Ltd. The women allege in separate statements of claim
LONDON, Ont. — An Ontario university investigating sexual misconduct allegations will require student residents to take training sessions on sexual violence and consent as it works to address what it describes as a problematic campus culture. Western University introduced the measure Thursday as part of an "action plan" in response to concerns around student safety after several allegations of sexual assault surfaced during the school's orientation week. "This has been a tremendously difficult t
During an election, political parties gather personal data about Canadian voters. This data collection isn’t regulated, and citizens should be concerned.
TORONTO — Jaime Rebanal felt something different in the air at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival the moment he heard the "yarrrrr" at one his first screenings. The enthusiastic pirate's cry is a reliable barometer of TIFF audience excitement that goes off when the anti-piracy warning appears before each film. But last week at this Midnight Madness screening of "Titane," the hearty growl that once rippled through the auditorium sounded more like a whimper from the cheap seats. "The
(Reuters) -A U.S. district judge on Thursday blocked the expulsion of migrant families caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border under an order put in place by former President Donald Trump's administration early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The order, invoking Title 42, was issued in March 2020 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which cited the need to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia wrote the public health law the policy is based on does not authorize the expulsions of migrants.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who died in hospital after being arrested in Chatham, Ont. The Special Investigations Unit says the 53-year-old was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Chatham-Kent Police Service. It says police had been called to a convenience store on reports of "an unwanted man." Preliminary information from the SIU says the man was in distress, and was first taken to the police station, then the hospital. He was treated for serious injuries and d
MIAMI (AP) — Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallied 50,811 deaths after adding more than 1,500 COVID-19 deaths provided Thursday by the state's health department. Those reported deaths occurred over various dates in recent weeks. Florid
For Brice Michaud, everything happens for a reason. “I’ve pretty much always thought that,” he said. Brice and his longtime partner Sandra moved from Harrison Hot Springs to the Columbia Valley in November of 2019. A Red Seal Chef, the first job Michaud got was working as a chef for Panorama Mountain Resort. But before he got that job, he had a fateful, surprising encounter with an old friend. “I was having a beer up at Panorama and my server was a friend I’d made when I used to live and work in
An ecologist nwho introduced the orange and brown Glanville fritillary butterfly to a tiny island near Finland thirty years ago, to study how the population would spread, didn't know he was also introducing some surprise stowaways — two kinds of parasitic wasps, one that lives inside the other. Evolutionary biologist Anne Duplouy, who has been tracking all three, says it's an example of the level of caution scientists must use be in introducing species to an ecosystem. But she's also surprised a
The economy, health and oil are three pillars of public concern according to a virtual forum for Grande Prairie–Mackenzie ahead of the federal election Sept. 20. The forum was hosted by Grande Prairie and District’s Chamber of Commerce’s (GPDCC) last Tuesday. CPC Chris Warkentin, PPC Shawn McLean, Rhino Donovan Eckstrom, Maverick Ambrose Ralph and NDP Jennifer Villebrun were in attendance. Liberal candidate Dan Campbell was absent. GPDCC chair Larry Gibson moderated the night of questions that g
A federal judge on Thursday declined to ease pre-trial release conditions for a Beverly Hills, California, beauty salon owner facing felony charges for participating in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. A. Charles Peruto Jr., lawyer for Gina Bisignano, 52, owner of Gina’s Eyelashes and Skincare, asked U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington to terminate a house arrest order and to allow his client to remove an ankle bracelet monitor. Nichols, however, declined to relax Bisignano's release conditions, though he said he might reconsider his position.
At a media briefing on Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister John Haggie announced that he's offered to form a working group of health officials and administrators to address operational problems with the province's emergency services. The announcement followed a meeting between the health minister, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees president Jerry Earle and four paramedics that Haggie described as "emotional." "What I heard today clearly was the
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe defended the decisions made in putting in place proof of vaccinations, saying they were making decisions with the information they have “at that point of time” and ensuring health-care capacity.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (OTPP), Canada's third-largest pension fund, announced on Thursday new interim targets to cut the carbon emissions intensity of its portfolio as part of a plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. OTPP, which manages C$227.7 billion ($180.11 billion) in assets, plans to reduce emissions intensity by 45% by 2025 and 67% by 2030, from 2019 levels. Fellow pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec also has a net-zero target by 2050, but environmental campaigners said OTPP's interim targets are the strongest climate commitment yet from a Canadian pension fund.
COVID-19 cases crept up in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Thursday, mostly among the young and unvaccinated. Health officials in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia reported double-digit caseloads, while Prince Edward Island reported eight new cases — seven of which were connected to an outbreak at a Charlottetown elementary school. "All of these cases initially tested negative and then tested positive on a second or subsequent test," Dr. Heather Morrison, the Island's chief publi