Two schools in the Saskatoon Public Schools division now have COVID-19 cases. The division announced one case at Colette Bourgonje School and another at James L. Alexander School on Monday. Both school communities and classrooms have been notified of the cases but further information will not be released, a division spokesperson said in a statement. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently conducting contact tracing. The announcement comes after five schools in the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools division reported several positive COVID-19 cases.
September 22, 2020 02:15 UTC
The details of a seemingly mundane day leading up to the shootings are contained in sections of court records that a provincial court judge ordered released Monday following a court hearing. On March 25 at a branch in Dartmouth, he asked the bank's director that his $475,000 be paid out in $100 bills, according to the court documents. The court documents describe the purchases as "for items utilized in the facilitation of domestic terrorist activities." A former neighbour has spoken out about being harassed by Wortman after reporting to RCMP that Wortman abused his spouse. The documents released Monday are the second batch of search warrant documents the court has agreed to release.
September 22, 2020 01:08 UTC
Article contentBy Adrian Humphreys and Michelle LalondeA Canadian woman arrested by U.S. authorities for allegedly sending envelopes of poisonous ricin to U.S. President Donald Trump has been telling the FBI where else she mailed toxic letters — nine in all — police say. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. tap here to see other videos from our team. Try refreshing your browser, or Montreal woman accused of sending poisonous letter to Donald Trump says she sent nine in total to various targets: police Back to videoAs authorities in the United States worked to track down all of the letters the woman allegedly sent, RCMP officers donned hazmat suits to search an apartment near Montreal Monday linked to the woman arrested crossing from Canada into the United States on Sunday. There are no known injuries from the poison letters.
September 22, 2020 00:08 UTC
Dozens of people attended a car meetup at a Windsor shopping plaza over the weekend, despite the province significantly reducing the number of people allowed for outdoor public gatherings and hiking fines for any rule breakers. Windsor Police say they received a noise complaint about the event and dispersed the crowds, though no charges were laid. (Ron Shepley/Facebook)On Saturday morning, the province implemented new gathering limits that allow 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Organizers of events that break the rules risk facing a minimum fine of $10,000 and guests could be charged $750. If the organizers are identified, police say they won't hesitate to charge them, mostly with fines under the provincial pandemic response.
September 22, 2020 00:00 UTC
A 14-year-old girl has no vital signs after a horseback riding accident in Flamborough on Monday, according to police. Hamilton police tweeted about the incident at 7:32, saying she had life-threatening injuries. Dave Thompson, Hamilton Paramedic Service superintendent, told CBC advanced care paramedics received a call at 5:50 p.m. from Millgrove Side Road, in the rural part of Hamilton. Thompson said the young girl was in life-threatening condition without vital signs when she was rushed to a local trauma centre. CBC has reached out to Hamilton Police Service and the local fire department for comment.
September 21, 2020 23:37 UTC
An Edmonton psychiatrist says his patients are upset by comments made last week by Premier Jason Kenney suggesting only people with "severe" disabilities should qualify for benefits under the Assured Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH) program. Most of his patients receive AISH benefits. Last week, Kenney suggested the province is looking at the criteria used to determine if someone qualifies for AISH because case numbers continue to climb. The latest government data available shows there are 69,785 people receiving AISH benefits. Boffa said he is concerned the stress of losing AISH benefits could cause some of his patients to become more ill and end up in hospital.
September 21, 2020 23:26 UTC
The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless. The details of the program unveiled Monday fill what was seen as a gap in the Liberals' decade-long national housing strategy. The Liberals say the program will create 3,000 new affordable housing units across Canada, and want all the funds committed by the end of March 2021, when the federal fiscal year finishes. Municipalities, provinces, territories, Indigenous governing bodies and agencies as well as non-profit organizations can tap into the money that for now appears to be a one-time program. "We're seeing some really interesting movement from government, but I'm fearful that … they're not grappling with the whole (picture)," Farha said.
September 21, 2020 23:15 UTC
The Liberal government will use the speech from the throne to lay out a plan to create tens of thousands of jobs by connecting Canada's resource sector with its manufacturing base to produce batteries for electric cars, Radio-Canada has learned. "We could be a world leader in [electric vehicle] battery manufacturing if we leverage our natural resources like lithium, cobalt ... nickel, aluminum — the key ingredients that are required in batteries. The paper reported that the mass production of electric vehicles and batteries is at the heart of talks between Ford Motor Co. and the union representing its employees. Bains did not say if the agriculture and internet proposals will be a part of the throne speech. "And what we have is an incredibly skilled labour workforce, we have natural resources and we have the ability to add value through our manufacturing processing initiatives."
September 21, 2020 22:52 UTC
Burnaby RCMP handed out two $2,300 fines this weekend to two different renters of the same vacation condo property in Burnaby after they each threw parties in breach of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act. At about 2 a.m. Saturday, Burnaby RCMP say they responded to a report of a large party in a rental suite in a condo building in the 6300 block of McKay Avenue. Police observed 26 people in the condo, violating the rule of hosting no more than five people in vacation properties. The host of the party was handed a $2,300 fine and the party-goers immediately dispersed, say police. The host was issued a ticket for $2,300 and the guests dispersed.
September 21, 2020 22:30 UTC
Negotiations between the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Goldeyes over a lease deal for Shaw Park have moved into extra innings. The team, owned by former mayor Sam Katz, and the city have been trying to hammer out a lease agreement since 2015. The Goldeyes' league, the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, needs him to commit to another five-year term — and a lease agreement is part of that contract. In a brief submission, McRae-King told the councillors the team would have almost no revenue in 2020, having been clobbered by the COVID-19 health crisis. Katz says he doesn't know if there is time to pull together a lease deal and satisfy his league's requirements to sign on for more years.
September 21, 2020 22:30 UTC
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment/The Associated Press)As director, writer, producer and actor, Daniel Levy truly got Schitt's Creek done, but he's not done working yet. Fox, Bill Burr, Norm MacDonald, Howie Mandel and Schitt's Creek co-star Catherine O'Hara, it is an eminently Canadian production about the wildfire evacuations of Fort McMurray, Alta. Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose)Annie Murphy, who played Alexis Rose in Schitt's Creek, will next appear in AMC's upcoming series Kevin Can F*** Himself. Sarah Levy (Twyla Sands)Sarah Levy will appear in upcoming Syfy horror series Surrealtors alongside Schitt's Creek co-star Tim Rozon. Karen Robinson (Ronnie Lee)Karen Robinson appears in an episode of Schitt's Creek as Ronnie Lee.
September 21, 2020 21:56 UTC
Payette was vice president of CLC and chief operating officer of the Montreal Science Centre from 2013 to 2016. In 2017, Payette left the Canadian Olympic Committee after two internal investigations into her treatment of staff including verbal harassment, sources said. That same year, two employees of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) complained to the committee about Payette's treatment of staff, triggering internal HR investigations. "She strongly resisted wanting it done at the Montreal Science Centre." And if the government didn't ask the Montreal Science Museum and Canadian Olympic Committee for references, she said, it "suggests a failure of the vetting process."
September 21, 2020 21:22 UTC
was killed in a shooting at restaurant in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, police have confirmed. Jian Jun Zhu, 44, died at the Manzo Itamae Japanese restaurant, where he was shot alongside his associate, Paul King Jin. Federal prosecutors have refused to provide the reason why money-laundering charges against Silver International Ltd. and its two directors — Zhu and Caixuan Qin — were stayed in late 2018. Schneider said Silver International Ltd. was at the centre of this operation. "You wouldn't have the Vancouver model without Silver International and their directors," Schneider said.
September 21, 2020 21:00 UTC
The captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning — out since March 2 after core muscle surgery — is said to be champing at the bit to get back into the lineup for the Stanley Cup final in Edmonton. Don’t know how he’s feeling, but obviously he’s skating, so that’s a good sign.”No question, this has been a frustrating time for Stamkos. On April 2, 2016, the Lightning announced Stamkos was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, requiring surgery that cost him most of the playoffs. Cooper said the Lightning wouldn’t activate Stamkos until he’s ready to resume his big-minutes role, eschewing the idea that he could just see power-play duty. If you’re going to get into the lineup, you have to be ... ready to play minutes and contribute.”Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
September 21, 2020 20:48 UTC
There is a tropical-storm warning in effect for coastal Nova Scotia as of 3 p.m. Monday, and a less-intense tropical-storm watch for central and northern counties. Widespread gusts of 60 to 80 km/h are expected across Nova Scotia with coastal gusts above 90 km/h. Rainfall amounts from this first section should range from 25 to 50 mm for Nova Scotia, P.E.I. The Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, including Halifax and Cape Breton, could see gusts in the 70 to 100 km/h range on Wednesday afternoon. Storm-surge warnings are in effect for the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, from Shelburne County to Guysborough County.
September 21, 2020 20:05 UTC