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All four generating units from Muskrat Falls are now ready for service and will supplement existing power sources in Newfoundland and Labrador this winter, says Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. At a media briefing Monday, N.L. Hydro CEO Jennifer Williams said the news is a significant step toward the final completion of the delayed and over-budget Muskrat Falls project. Now that Muskrat Falls power is available through the Labrador-Island Link, the company will spend less on fuel for the Holyroo
NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday by the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) and Abloh's own Off-White label, which he founded in 2013. Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton's menswear, but his ubiquitous, consumer-friendly presence in culture was wide-ranging and
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington had been asked to evacuate voluntarily Saturday night. Both towns near the Canadian border previously saw hundreds evacuated and severe flooding from days of rain that caused an estimated $50 million in damage to Whatcom County. I
Roughly a quarter of Greece’s adult population remains unvaccinated.View on euronews
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s daily jump in coronavirus infections exceeded 5,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, as a delta-driven surge also pushed hospitalizations and deaths to record highs. With the spread threatening to overwhelm hospital capacities, health experts have called for officials to reimpose stricter social distancing rules that were eased last month to soften the pandemic’s impact on the economy. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says the the fact the Omicron COVID-19 variant was detected in the Netherlands before it was reported in South Africa "factors as a concern." Mendicino added that the government will continue to follow the advice of public health officials in consideration of adding other countries to the list of countries with travel bans.
The Liberals have introduced a bill aiming to ban conversion therapy in Canada, which is an outdated medical practice that seeks to forcibly change a person's sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender. During a press conference on Monday, Canadian Attorney General and Justice Minister David Lametti detailed how the criminal code would be amended if this bill is passed.
Premier Doug Ford and his government want Ontario municipalities to approve new home construction projects more quickly, claiming that delays in approvals are driving up the cost of housing. Building more homes faster is the central topic of the housing summit that Ford will hold next month with the mayors of Ontario's 29 biggest cities and the chairs of urban regional municipalities. In recent weeks, Ford has repeatedly cited the pace of municipal construction approvals as a barrier to making h
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday, a case that could potentially unravel abortion protections across the country. Alyssa Julie reports.
The National Hannukah Menorah was lit outside the White House on Sunday night, and a 36-foot tall Menorah was lit in New York as Jews around the world celebrated the first night of Hannukah. (Nov. 29)
The elected chief of the Selkirk First Nation says he has been unlawfully suspended from his duties and is asking the Yukon Supreme Court to reinstate him. Darin Isaac filed a petition on Nov. 22 asking the court to quash his suspension. He told CBC council had no legal basis to suspend him, since the First Nation does not have any recall legislation. "I want to make sure that things like this don't happen in the future," he said. Isaac was elected as chief in May 2020. According to the petition
The Bank of Canada will work with Indigenous groups to understand the wounds caused by decades of discrimination and determine how reconciliation can create a more inclusive and prosperous economy for all, Governor Tiff Macklem said on Monday. Ottawa forcibly removed thousands of Indigenous children from their communities and put them in residential schools in an effort to strip them of their language and culture, a practice that continues to scar families and individuals. "The Bank of Canada will be working with a broad spectrum of Indigenous groups to set out what reconciliation means for what we do," Macklem said.
MANCHESTER, England — As the pioneer of a high-intensity pressing game adopted widely across Germany, Ralf Rangnick was an inspiration for coaches like Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel who have gone on to be successful at two of England’s biggest soccer teams. At the age of 63, Rangnick is heading to the English game himself, ready to take on his countrymen as manager of the grandest club of them all. The revered German coach was hired Monday to lead Manchester United until the end of the season,
For the first time, the City of Edmonton will implement a Phase 2 citywide parking ban, directly impacting residents where they live. The ban, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, ban drivers from parking on any residential roads or alleys until they have been cleared of snow and ice. The same rule applies to roads in industrial areas. "You do not have to wait for the city to end the ban before parking on a cleared road," the city says on its website. As soon as the roadway is clear, pa
The southern white rhino, one of two subspecies of white rhino, is now considered endangered with about 20,000 individuals remaining, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).View on euronews
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they'll hear from just three lawyers: one representing the state of Mississippi, another representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic and the last representing the Biden administration. For each, it’s a chance to be part of what is likely to be a histor
One case of the new omicron COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in Quebec, the provincial government announced Monday. Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda, speaking at a news conference, said tests revealed the new strain in a woman who had recently returned from Nigeria. This comes after two cases of variant, also from Nigeria, were confirmed in Ottawa. Those cases were found to have returned to the country through Montreal's airport. Arruda would not confirm whether the cases were relate
MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil says it is promoting one of its senior executives to the role of president and CEO. The Montreal-based circus said today in a statement that chief operating officer Stéphane Lefebvre will start in the new role on Dec. 1. Current CEO Daniel Lamarre will become executive vice-chairman of the company's board. The circus company says Lamarre and Lefebvre will work together to seek out new revenue sources, grow the company's audience in new markets and license new intellec
The quantity and quality of education offered to youth in Ontario's detention centres varies greatly by facility, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened those discrepancies, according to new report by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. The report, based on interviews with youth who spent time in facilities and adults involved in the youth justice system, says there are major differences in the number of hours of education available to youth in each centre. There are also difference
Wall Street stocks closed higher on Monday, regaining some of the ground they lost in Friday's sell-off, as investors were hopeful that the Omicron coronavirus variant would not lead to lockdowns after reassurance from U.S. President Joe Biden. The Nasdaq led gains among the major averages with help from the technology sector, while the S&P and the Dow advanced after suffering their biggest one-day percentage declines in months in Friday's holiday-shortened session as investors worried that the latest COVID-19 variant would cause economic disruption. Biden said on Monday that Omicron-related lockdowns were off the table for now and he urged Americans not to panic about the variant.