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Six executives of China's heavily indebted Evergrande had redeemed some of the company's investment products in advance earlier this year, the property group said on Saturday. Between May 1 and Sept. 7, the six executives made early redemptions of 12 investment products, Evergrande said in a statement on its website, without identifying the executives or giving details on the nature of the products. "Regarding the early redemption of Evergrande wealth investment products by some managers, the group company views the matter seriously," the company said.
A Forestry group near Hazelton has managed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by reducing pile burning and sending the residual wood fibre to coastal pulp mills to be recycled. As part of this project, 1,050 truckloads of residual wood fibre from NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd is delivered to Kitimat. The pulp logs purchased by All West Trading Limited is barged to coastal pulp mills to be used to make pulp, paper products, and green energy. According to NorthPac’s CEO Cathy Craig the project is a s
A 42-year-old data engineer on the first all-civilian astronaut crew to reach orbit made some spaceflight history on Friday, with a zero-gravity ukulele performance in a SpaceX capsule hundreds of miles above Earth's surface. Chris Sembroski, a Lockheed Martin employee and U.S. Air Force veteran, strummed a few chords for home-bound viewers during a 10-minute show-and-tell session by the four-member Inspiration4 team as they flew at about 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 km per hour) over Europe. SpaceX, the private rocketship company owned by high-tech mogul and Tesla Inc electric automaker CEO Elon Musk, announced afterward that the crew was expected to return to Earth on Saturday.
Some severely immunocompromised people in B.C. have received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after the province announced earlier this week that 15,000 clinically extremely vulnerable people would be invited for a third jab. The group includes 50-year-old Michael Coyle, who received a kidney transplant last year. He currently takes immunosuppressant drugs so his body doesn't reject the organ. "I'm happy this is another piece of the puzzle," said Coyle after receiving his third dose of t
After rescheduling several times and reorganizing plans repeatedly, Juvenis Festival's Battle of the Bands will return in a live capacity. Tomorrow in Confederation Park music will kick off at 2 PM, featuring eight different local music acts. Competing this year will be Flute Gang, Futura Free, Fake Jazz Orchestra, The Backsteps, Sarah Zanibbi, Boat Soup, Claire Brackenbury and Lauren and The Dirty Blonde. Battle of the Bands was initially set for April, but due to lockdowns and changing COVID r
(Reuters) -Florida police and the FBI were searching for the boyfriend of missing Florida woman Gabby Petito on Friday, after his family told investigators they had not seen him in three days. The disappearance of Brian Laundrie, 23, may further complicate the search for Petito, who was reported missing on Sept. 11, 10 days after he returned home from a cross-country road-trip without her.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an estimated 2.9 million were still left to tally. That suggests overall turnout was around 55%, about average for a California midterm election and way below the 80% that voted in the 2020 presidential race. Last year, then-President Dona
Lakeshore General Hospital will stop offering elective surgeries on Monday due to staffing shortages, and it is not the only medical facility in Quebec that is currently facing service disruptions. In a statement, the regional health authority for Montreal's west end says it needed to close the hospital's two operating rooms due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases it is seeing. The CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal is reviewing the services it can offer daily, the statement says. Eli
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The flights represent a swif
Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States, charging her with fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran. The United States is prepared to end an extradition request and criminal proceedings against Meng if she pleads guilty and pays a hefty fine, the report said, citing sources.
NANAIMO, B.C. — A court injunction against old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island will remain in effect beyond its expiry date later this month at least temporarily, says a judge who will rule on its future. British Columbia forestry company Teal Cedar Products Ltd. was in court this week applying for a one-year extension to the injunction, which was set to expire on Sept. 26. But Justice Douglas Thompson said Friday it will be a matter of weeks before he provides his written decision o
PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced that a special master will take questions from the Senate’s election review contractors and provide them with information contained on the routers they say they
A search for possible school names is underway to replace the title of an elementary building in Winnipeg that pays tribute to an architect of the residential school system. Pembina Trails School Division launched an online survey this week to collect pitches and rationale from staff and families at Ryerson School, as well as area residents. The K-6 school, at 10 Ryerson Ave., will be renamed with community input, after ongoing consultations wrap up Oct. 6. “This has been an incredible opportuni
BEIJING (AP) — After almost two years, an unmarried woman suing for the right to freeze her eggs in Beijing is getting her case heard in court Friday in a rare legal challenge against the country's restrictions on unmarried women in reproductive health. Teresa Xu has been waiting since December 2019 for her second hearing at the Chaoyang People’s Court in Beijing. She is suing Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital at Capital Medical University, a public hospital that forbid her from freezin
Pandemic protests are ramping up in the B.C. interior. Just two weeks after disrupting health care services at hospitals, opponents of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine mandates are now targeting schools.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying that was linked to his wife’s 1982 disappearance. Durst, 78, was not in court for the verdict from the jury that deliberated about seven hours over three days. He was in isolation at a jail because he was exposed to someone with coronavirus. Durst, wh
The N.W.T. is reporting 30 new COVID-19 cases across the territory Friday. The number of active cases now stands at 248 across the territory, an increase of 28 in one day, according to a Friday evening news release. The majority of the cases are in Yellowknife where there are 145 cases reported, 11 more than on Thursday. The office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) also issued a public exposure notice for the Capitol Theatre in Yellowknife for Sept. 14 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The OCP
In a last-minute campaign sprint, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul will travel to Victoria on Saturday to help give local B.C. candidates a boost, the party confirms. The leader's spokesperson, Victoria Galea, said Friday night that Paul will make a swing through Victoria and Esquimalt. She will be on the ground for less than 24 hours, and she will make an appearance with Green MPs Elizabeth May, running again in Saanich–Gulf Islands, and Paul Manly, seeking re-election in Nanaimo–Ladysmith. The
The visitor centre at Petroglyphs Provincial Park northeast of Peterborough near Woodview has been closed since early June due to the failure of a main electrical transformer and resulting power outage, but the park store and Teaching Rocks remain open to the public with capacity restrictions in place until the park’s closing date of Oct. 11. “While the visitor centre has not been available to the public since the infrastructure failure, we have been working on fixing the electrical issue, and t
Yukon's acting chief medical officer of health is reporting four new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, while issuing another public exposure notice in Watson Lake. In a news release Friday, Yukon health officials issued a public exposure notice for students and staff that are not fully vaccinated in certain grades at Johnson Elementary School in Watson Lake: Grade 1 in class between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9 Grade 4 in class between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9, and Sept. 13 to Sept. 15 Students and staff that a