Man charged in connection with hatchet attack at Wainwright convenience store

A 26-year-old man from Cadogan, Alta., has been charged with several offences, including attempted murder, after an assault at a Wainwright, Alta., convenience store involving a hatchet. At about 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Wainwright RCMP officers were dispatched to a store on 10 Street after someone reported an injured man there. “Police arrived and located an adult male victim with […]

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Italy toughens coronavirus lockdown after death toll soars

ROME (Reuters) – Italy added new restrictions on Wednesday to a lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus, ordering bars, restaurants and beauty parlors to close after the highest daily increase in deaths of any country since the outbreak began. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said all shops would be shuttered except supermarkets, food stores […]

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Coronavirus has officially been declared a pandemic. Now what?

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, specifying that framing the situation as a pandemic doesn’t change their assessment of the virus or impact their overall response plan. “We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear,” said WHO director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who added there are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 […]

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Loyalist Jets look forward to playing Exeter for the OMHA midget championship

A 32-year drought has come to an end for the Loyalist Township major midget hockey team. For the first time since 1988, the Jets have qualified for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association championship final. After playoff wins over the Frontenac Flyers, Brighton and Shelburne, Chris Kelly’s club will play the South Huron Sabres from Exeter for the OMHA Midget CC […]

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2020 Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge still planning for July

Major events take time to plan and often preparations start years in advance. One of those events is the Alberta Summer Games, set to be hosted in Lethbridge this July. Steve Dudas, the manager of the Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Society said as of right now, it’s business as usual and the games are slated to move ahead as […]

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Saint John, N.B. mayor’s re-election about-face ‘unexpected’

Saint John, N.B., Mayor Don Darling shocked the city with the announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election. Ward 3 Councillor David Hickey says there was no internal discussion or consultation before Darling posted online he was out. “This was certainly an unexpected one for me,” Hickey says. In February, Darling said he would run for a second term in […]

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Biden, Sanders consider virtual Democratic campaign events amid coronavirus fears

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Wednesday canceled political rallies in Florida and Illinois due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and replaced them with what his campaign called “virtual events” in the two states. Biden and his rival U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont are re-thinking their approach to their campaigns amid widespread warnings from public health officials about […]

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Coronavuris: How is Calgary’s Emergency Management Agency preparing?

As Calgary and the world continue to grapple with the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, the city’s emergency management agency — CEMA — is telling the city and its government to be prepared for anything. Speaking to Calgary city council on Wednesday, CEMA chief Tom Sampson said the focus of his team is to prevent a rapid rise in Calgary cases, adding […]

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Coronavirus: Penticton students’ European trip cancelled amid COVID-19 fears

Students from School District 67 Okanagan Skaha have had their European trip cancelled amid the international coronavirus outbreak. Sixteen students from Summerland Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary and Penticton Secondary will not be travelling to France, England and Amsterdam. “District staff had been monitoring the situation in Europe closely over the past few weeks,” assistant superintendent Todd Manuel said in an […]

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