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The chair of Windsor's catholic school board says they're still waiting on delivery from the province of rapid tests that unvaccinated staff would need to use before entering the workplace. "We have not been supplying them but they can go to their local pharmacy and pick them up that way," said Fulvio Valentinis, chair of the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. "The school board was going to have them also made available to them." The Ministry of Education expects those tests to arrive
Three critically endangered killer whales that frequent B.C.'s waters are now pregnant. That's according to aerial drone research by scientists in Washington state, and it has researchers in B.C. hopeful that the three mothers-to-be will overcome tough odds and help bring their species back from the brink. The three presumed pregnancies were discovered by two scientists in the U.S., Holly Fearnbach and John Durban, who collaborate often with B.C. experts, said the director of Ocean Wise's marine
BURNABY, B.C. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made a final push for votes in British Columbia by saying his party will fight for people no matter what happens during Monday’s election. The New Democrats remain on the offensive during a busy final day in the Lower Mainland, visiting ridings held by Liberals and Conservatives that the party is hoping to swing orange. The latest opinion polling shows another minority government seems likely, but Singh remained steadfast he is running to be prime ministe
Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered around living rooms and kitchen tables in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the United States from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. They decided to sail a leaky, 24-metre-long halibut fishing boat directly toward the blast zone as a form of protest. The ship was ultimately forced back, but the move drew international attention. Nuclear testing in the area ended months later. To
Josh Mellor, who was supposed to be helping with the tractor pull at the Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan B.C. this weekend, is instead fighting for his life in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 39-year-old father of two young daughters is unvaccinated. His wife, Miranda Mellor, is double vaccinated and is now urging people to get the 'Jab for Josh.' A Facebook group titled 'Josh's Fan Club' started by Mellor's family now has around 1,300 members, and more than a hundred posts from well-wisher
The so-called KNP Complex fire, which was ignited by lightning earlier this month, reached the western edge of Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, home to a group of ancient sequoia trees dubbed the Four Guardsmen. But protection measures including wrapping the bases of the huge trees in fire-resistant coverings kept safe "these national treasures," Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officials wrote early on Sunday in a Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS. The Guardsmen mark the entrance to the Giant Forest, a grove of some 2,000 sequoias.
After months of prolonged drought in the province, Manitoba Hydro says water flows supplying their generating stations are well below normal, and at some locations the lowest they have been in decades, but they can’t yet say how this will affect their bottom line, or if ratepayers can expect a spike in their hydro bills in the coming months. Back in August the Winnipeg Sun reached out to Manitoba Hydro to inquire about how recent dry conditions in Manitoba have effected their operations. “As you
When asked if he'd step down as party leader if his party loses seats or simply doesn't gain any new ones, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Sunday that he's confident in his party's ability to win seats, but did not comment on whether he'd step down or not.
Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections on the campaign Ledon Wellon sighs, laughs and shakes her head when trying to put her feelings about the federal election campaign into words. The 31-year-old hair stylist living in Mount P
Ontario is reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19 today and five new deaths due to the virus. The province also says another death from more than a month ago has been added to the overall tally following a data cleanup. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 540 of today's new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown. She says 245 people are in hospital with COVID-19, and 182 are in intensive care. The minister notes, however, that not all hospital
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “You know, I skipped the line.
"Everyone is just so excited to be here," Canterbury Mayor Tanya Cloutier said as she and residents of all ages prepared for the parade, highlighting a day full of activities and events throughout Saturday, Sept. 18. In a day designed for Canterbury residents and visitors to celebrate the community, the parade allowed residents to reflect on its rich past as a forestry and railway town. The parade helped ignite some of the nostalgia under the theme, "Blast from the Past." Parade participants ran
The closure of a long-time Edmonton bridal boutique is leaving some wedding parties scrambling. Sonya Dyck considers herself one of the lucky ones, she will be getting her dress next week. "I got a phone call last Tuesday from Urban Bride saying 'we don't know if it's reached the news or not but The Bridal House has had some financial hardships. "The designer has your back. She will be shipping your dress to our store to be picked up.'" A weekend clearout sale is being run by Faber Inc., a bankr
None of the three major political parties ran good campaigns this election. But the Liberals are on track to win again due to COVID-19, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the PPC’s improving fortunes.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot this morning during an exchange with officers in Sault Ste. Marie. The Special Investigations Unit says police were called to a home around 3:40 a.m. on reports of a domestic incident. The SIU says that shortly after 4 a.m., an officer was shot and police fired at the man. The agency says the man was shot and died at the scene. It says an officer was also taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The
Town of Bashaw council agreed to work with a large multi-national company which offers help to homeowners paying for water and sewer line repairs. The decision was made at the Sept. 16 regular meeting of council. Councillors heard, via teleconference, a presentation from Service Line Warranties of Canada spokesperson Jeff Olson, who stated the company, which has grown to a $3 billion market cap valuation, has been making an effort to become known to municipalities across Canada after making a na
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 742 new cases of COVID-19 today and four additional deaths attributed to the virus. Health authorities say hospitalizations climbed by 13 from Saturday's levels to 277, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped by two to 87. The seven-day average for new cases stands at 748. Of the most recent infections, the province says 513 are among unvaccinated people or those who had received only one dose less than 14 days ago. The province administered 17,366 d
Montreal's Grévin wax museum announced this week it would be closing for good due to a drop in visitors during the pandemic. Located on the fifth floor of the Eaton Centre, the museum used to welcome about 150,000 visitors per year. After COVID-19 forced the closure of many non-essential services, the museum saw a huge drop in business. "We were closed for 50 weeks from 2020 to the end of February 2021. And since the reopening at the end of February, attendance did not meet our expectations," sa
OTTAWA — Four in 10 Canadians polled in a recent online survey say they're vote is being influenced by how they feel the federal government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll, conducted by Leger for the Association of Canadian Studies, comes as leaders are making their final push toward election day. Association president Jack Jedwab says the Liberals really wanted this vote to be about their handling of COVID-19, and for some that is the case. The poll can't be given a margin of error beca
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government is advising residents of the Avalon, Bonavista and Burin peninsulas to prepare for possible heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts as a result of post-tropical storm Odette. The remnants of the storm are expected to come over the peninsulas in eastern Newfoundland today, with Environment Canada suggesting residents prepare for fast and heavy precipitation. The province says due to potential flash flooding in southeastern Newfoundland, mun