DeSantis declares emergency as storm expected to hit Florida

Anthony Izaguirre, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:22PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:32PM EDT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian gains strength over the … Read more

Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, September 24, 2022 6:44AM EDT The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revelers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colorful lights of the … Read more

‘Enough is enough:’ Will Brampton municipal election be a referendum on dysfunction that has plagued city hall?

Todd Letts believes that Brampton is perhaps “Ontario’s best asset” for future job growth thanks to a large tract of developable industrial land unmatched in the GTA and a highly educated workforce. That is why the CEO of the Brampton Board of Trade quickly grows frustrated when speaking about the “dysfunction” that has engulfed city … Read more

Ukraine: Occupied regions hold staged vote on joining Russia

Hanna Arhirova, The Associated Press Published Friday, September 23, 2022 5:18AM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 23, 2022 5:40PM EDT KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials … Read more

Fiona arrives in Atlantic Canada

Post-tropical storm Fiona has arrived in Nova Scotia, with the US National Hurricane Center saying the center made landfall on the Canso Peninsula near Hart Island and Guysborough. The Canadian Hurricane Center tweeted early Saturday that Fiona is the lowest pressured land falling storm on record in Canada. In its early Saturday morning update, the … Read more

HIV spike among BC drug users associated with COVID-19 lockdown, research says

Brieanna Charlebois, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, September 24, 2022 6:55AM EDT A new study says reduced access to HIV services during early COVID-19 lockdowns in British Columbia was associated with a “sharp increase” in HIV transmission among some drug users. The study by University of British … Read more

Eglinton Crosstown won’t be ready this fall, Metrolinx says

Metrolinx says it will not be able to meet a previously-set soft target of September for substantially completing the new Eglinton Crosstown light rail line and no new target date has been set. The provincial agency responsible for regional transit in the GTA said Friday that while it had hoped for work to be substantially … Read more

Oman to host ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup division 2 qualifiers

Muscat: Arjun Dhiman has been named captain of the Oman squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup (CWC) Division 2 Qualifiers. The eight-nation qualifying tournament will be played at the Oman Cricket Academy grounds from September 29-October 7. Oman are placed along with Bhutan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in Group A while … Read more

Book shows personal side of ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee

Jay Reeves, The Associated Press Published Friday, September 23, 2022 5:06PM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 23, 2022 5:14PM EDT HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – To the world, Harper Lee was aloof to the point of being unknowable, an obsessively private person who spent most of her … Read more

Ontario woman finds hidden camera inside Tim Hortons bathroom

An Ontario woman is issuing a warning after she says a hidden camera was found inside a Tim Hortons restaurant. Hamilton resident Emily Hasler told CTV News Toronto her sister found the camera around 11 am on Sept. 22 at a Tim Hortons, located at 30 Queenston Road, when she was with her young child. … Read more