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The Sudbury public health jurisdiction is ahead of the provincial average in terms of the number of local residents who have jabbed with a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the most recent vaccine summary. The latest vaccine report from Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD), said there have been first dose vaccines given to 150,687 local residents. The summary also said that 138,377 people have been given double doses of the vaccines. PHSD said this means that 85.8 per cent of the local popula
Peel Region's top doctor says he's "increasingly concerned about the divisive rhetoric" over vaccinations as officials try to reach 330,000 eligible residents in the region still not fully immunized against COVID-19. Of that number, Dr. Lawrence Loh says 215,000 have not taken a single dose of a vaccine at all, while some 115,000 have only taken one. That means a total of 23 per cent of Peel residents aged 12 and over have yet to be fully vaccinated. "While this may be hard to imagine, we are no
Last week, the Town of Coaldale held its regular council meeting. During the council meeting, all councillors had discussed what to do based on the statutory holiday for truth and reconciliation based on the federal government placing it on Sept. 30. The Act had been created as a new federal statutory holiday, the National day for Truth and Reconciliation, which will be observed on September 30 of each calendar year beginning September 30, 2021. On June 3, Bill C-5 — an act to amend the Bills of
International investors that have been piling into China in recent years are now bracing for one of its great falls as the troubles of over-indebted property giant China Evergrande come to a head. The developer's woes have been snowballing since May. Dwindling resources set against 2 trillion yuan ($305 billion) of liabilities have wiped nearly 80% off its stock and bond prices and an $80 million bond coupon payment now looms next week. "We will have to see what happens," said Sid Dahiya, head of EM corporate bonds at abrdn, formerly Aberdeen Standard, in London, which holds a small sliver of the bonds.
NEW YORK (AP) — L. Steven Taylor got the call that would change his life in 2005: Would he like to make his Broadway debut in “The Lion King”? It was just a six-month contract but he took it, uprooting his family and moving to New York. “Six months has turned into 16 years,” Taylor says with a smile. “The show just kept kind of pulling me back, calling me back. It’s home for me.” Taylor got the honor to restart “The Lion King” this week as Mufasa, the king, after 18 months of silence due to the
LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday. News Corp executive chair Rupert Murdoch said Morgan, 56, is “the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire.” Murdoch added in a statement: “Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling.” The show is billed as the primetime draw on the new channel t
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has introduced strict and sweeping new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as he apologized for his government's handling of the pandemic.
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Three days before the first day of school, a text message delivered the blow: the babysitter had exposed our three kids to COVID. Robotically, I began ticking through what the next several days would look like. Stocking up on Tylenol, and temperature checks. Hoping we get through another day without a spike. Tests on day five. Wondering if every sniffle is a symptom. I know this routine well now. Pandemic parenting created it. A lack of vaccines for the youngest kids force
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes at the top. Johnson appointed multiple women to ministerial jobs, a day after appointing Foreign Secretary Liz Truss — only the second time a woman has served as Britain’s top diplomat. Lawmakers Amanda Milling and Kemi Badenoch were named as junior ministers in Truss's Foreign Office, while Penny Mordau
Canada continues its climb up the world soccer ladder, moving eight places to No. 51 in the latest FIFA rankings. It's the highest position for the Canadian men since they were 53rd in October 2009. The country's best ranking was No. 40 in December 1996. Canada currently sits fourth in CONCACAF, behind Mexico (No. 9, unchanged), the U.S. (No. 13, down four) and Costa Rica (No. 44, unchanged). The Canadians moved past Jamaica in CONCACAF, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean,
Under the Ontario Municipal Act, each Municipality is required to prepare annual audited financial statements. At the Council meeting of September 9, Council accepted and approved the Audited Financial Statement for the 2020 tax year. Brad Brookman, Director of Finance/Treasurer, explained that this process provides assurance to “the Council and the public that the administration's financial reporting is appropriate.” It is important for businesses, provincial and federal governments, members of
The Government of Canada’s investment in its foreign service and broader foreign policy apparatus at GAC requires a significant overhaul and increase in resources.
A parking lot and road were built without permission on top of an environmental conservation area near the Holiday Inn on York Road and now the developer is looking to get approval after the fact by having the area rezoned. The road was built to connect Counsell Street and Glendale Avenue, which are separated by conservation land. The unsanctioned construction came to light during a public meeting regarding 524 York Rd. held during a committee of the whole session on Monday. Coun Norm. Arsenault
A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Seven years later, with Iraq less unstable, Rasheed has decided to contest a Oct. 10 election for the assembly, even if abuse and intimidation of women would-be lawmakers persist. Passing a new domestic violence law, and more representation for women in the executive branch of government, are among the goals of some of the would-be female lawmakers.
LONDON — Reece James said thieves broke into his home and stole his Champions League winner’s medal while he was playing for Chelsea on Tuesday. The England international on Thursday posted a video showing four people apparently entering through the gates of his property, and he appealed for help to identify the culprits, writing on Instagram that there were already “firm leads.” “They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car,” James said. H
Now in orbit, the four-person crew will spend three days there to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital, and to inspire us all to reach for space.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate. Polis, 46, and Reis, 40, were married in a traditional Jewish ceremony attended by family and friends in Boulder on Wednesday, the governor's office said. Rabbi Tirzah Firestone officiated. They have been together for 18 years and have two children, a 7-year-ol
The North Grenville Municipal Centre is going to be renovated this fall in order to permanently relocate the reception area to the first floor. The Municipality was successful in obtaining $100,000 in funding for the project under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: COVID‑19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream. Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture Mark Guy explained “When the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic began in March 2020, the safety of municipal staff and the public were of th
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s or the European Union's law takes precedence in the country. The court’s ruling, when it eventually comes, could be of fundamental nature for the EU legal order and for Poland's relations with the bloc. Poland's right-wing government insists that law systems are the sole responsibility of member states, not of the EU.
Temporarily enveloped in recycled plastic as an installation first imagined by the late artist Christo, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is both confusing and entertaining tourists. (Credit: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes)