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WASHINGTON — Nothing to see here, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Thursday after the United States and two other major Canadian allies unveiled a new intelligence-sharing agreement in the Indo-Pacific region — one that's prompting questions about the future of the so-called Five Eyes alliance. The Five Eyes — Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. — is the colloquial name of a long-standing multilateral arrangement for keeping security tabs on a part of the world where Chin
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
In a press release sent to The Bancroft Times and also posted on their website and Facebook pages, South Algonquin Township announced that they had filled the vacancy in Dickens ward with the appointment by council of William Rodnick, a former councillor in the township with many years of experience in municipal politics, including eight years as a councillor for Dickens ward in South Algonquin Township from 2010 to 2018. The vacancy in Dickens ward came about as a result of the resignation of C
Yukon health officials have issued COVID-19 exposure notices for the Canadian Tire in Whitehorse and an Air North flight between Vancouver and Whitehorse. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott said in a news release on Thursday that anybody who was at the Canadian Tire in Whitehorse at these times should monitor for symptoms: Sept. 6 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 between 12 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Public health officials have also issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for an
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
WINNIPEG — Manitobans will have a female premier for the first time. Shelly Glover, a former Winnipeg police officer and one-time Conservative member of Parliament, and Heather Stefanson, a former Manitoba health minister, are the official candidates for the next leader of the province's Progressive Conservative party. Former premier Brian Pallister stepped down earlier this month and a leadership vote is to take place Oct. 30. The party said Thursday that Glover and Stefanson are the only candi
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
Toronto should stop evicting homeless encampments and drop trespass charges against people who live in tents, the city's homeless community and their supporters demanded Thursday. They said the city should find a long-term solution to homelessness, suggesting all three levels of governments work together to create not-for-profit homes that will help ease the housing crisis. Dozens are facing charges and fines stemming from city operations this summer - assisted by police - to remove homeless enc
On Sept. 7, Hastings Destination Trails Inc. sent out a press release about the grand reopening ceremony for 18 kilometres of non-motorized trails in North Hastings on Sept. 24. This event is a celebration of the completion of project made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, so that residents and non-residents of all abilities can access the outdoors on these trails throughout the area. Many special guests will be in attendance including Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips
Doctors Nova Scotia is applauding quick changes implemented at the province's new health-care professional recruitment office after it locked in three young specialists who will move to Cape Breton. The physicians, who have ties to the region, approached the province about working in Nova Scotia 15 months ago when they were entering their final year of school. Dr. Kevin Orrell, CEO of the new office, said the physicians have spoken with recruiters repeatedly since then, but were never actually g
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They're feeling left out and seeing it as a return to the Trump era. The security initiative, unveiled this week, appears to have brought Biden’s summer of love with Europe to an abrupt end. AUKUS, which notably excludes France and the European Union, is just the latest in a series of steps, from Afghanistan to east Asia
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
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
Hundreds of Charlottetown students headed back to school Thursday, days after an outbreak of COVID-19 prompted class cancellations. While cases continue to rise (P.E.I. reported 10 new cases Thursday) and many are still out on isolation orders, several high school students told CBC News it feels good to be back. "I'm actually really glad that it's back, because online school is not for me," Grade 11 Charlottetown Rural student Kalista Theriault said. "I like seeing people, being around people, t
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
The Ontario government is making changes to how victims of post-secondary sexual assault are treated. The announcement comes the same week as disturbing reports out of Western University and a string of alleged sexual assaults there. Matthew Bingley reports.
Party candidates vying to be the Bow River riding’s new Member of Parliament (MP) in the upcoming federal election had an opportunity to address the public during an organized forum on Sept. 13. The event was held at the Strathmore and District Agricultural Society, where the candidates were each given time to answer previously determined questions and to interact with attending constituents. Candidates in attendance represented five opposing parties running in the Bow River riding. These includ
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their personal feelings or religious beliefs. Speaking at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas said judges “venturing into areas we should not have entered into” is part of why the nomination process, particularly for federal judges with lifetime appointments
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.
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