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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the U.S. and a substantial chunk of the population resists vaccination. It was also a reversal from the sentiment P
Airports in Vancouver and Toronto have rolled back initial attempts to separate vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers after the airports cited that the two lines did not achieve its goal of more efficient movement.
Southgate Council held its regular meeting by electronic means on July 21 at 10 a.m. with all members present. Mayor John Woodbury left the meeting for some time to keep an appointment and then returned. TOWNSHIP BUYS LAND Southgate Council took advantage of a sudden opportunity and bought a property that neighbours the landfill site. The township will pay $280,000 for the 50-acre property (Ziegler) at West ½ Lot 1 Concession 21. The property can be used in relation to attenuation for the landfi
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A top security official of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise was arrested by police on suspicion of involvement in the assassination plot, his lawyer said on Tuesday, as another aide's apparent account of the event was leaked on social media. Presidential Security Coordinator Jean Laguel Civil was arrested on Monday, lawyer Reynold Georges told Reuters, nearly three weeks after Moise was killed on July 7 in the middle of the night at his private residence in Port-au-Prince by a group of more than 20 mostly Colombian mercenaries. Civil's arrest followed the earlier detention of another senior member of Moise's security detail, Dimitri Herard.
The Hillcrest Cemetery Committee has received a donation of $2,000 from the Affinity Credit Union District Council to help with the restoration and upkeeping of the local landmark. The committee plans on using the money for a new sign. “The cemetery never had a sign and it was established in 1915, which I think is pretty unfortunate," offered committee leader Pat Billard. Of course, the sign isn't the only project the committee has set it sights on. Billard helped establish the volunteer-led org
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon lawmaker who was expelled for letting violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of official misconduct. The Statesman Journal reports that Mike Nearman was sentenced to 18 months probation, during which he will need to complete 80 hours of community service and is banned from the Capitol building and grounds. He will also pay $200 in court fees and $2,700 to the Oregon Legislative Administration for damages done du
The Dundalk Fire Department is welcoming an addition to its fleet. The re-fitted vehicle will serve a dual purpose: a spot for firefighters to recover at a fire scene and a means to transport its UTV. The fire department started looking into what are called “rehab” trailers in January, Fire Chief Derek Malynyk explained. Knowing that the new track which equips the UTV for a wider variety of terrains also made it wider, the chief thought having one piece of equipment for both uses would save mone
Council members were warned they may get calls from some people who want to start up cannabis operations in Southgate. But they went ahead and passed a recommended “interim” measure to prohibit the land use to allow more research. The pause is needed, township planner Clint Stredwick wrote in his report, “in order to address and get ahead of what staff see as increasing trend to grow and distribute cannabis.” “Staff feel that some policy should be created to respond to this new land use with sig
CALGARY — Sentencing arguments for an Alberta pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders have been put over until September. Artur Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski were arrested in May and accused of organizing an illegal gathering as well as promoting and attending an illegal gathering. The arrests came after court orders were granted allowing Alberta Health Services and police to arrest and charge anyone who advertised gathering
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee and its former police chief could finally part ways after a lengthy legal battle. The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to approve a $627,000 settlement with Alfonso Morales over his demotion last year. A federal lawsuit by the former chief over his ouster would be dropped as part of the agreement. Morales has 21 days to sign off on the negotiated deal. The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, a citizen panel, unanimously voted to remove Morales as chief last Aug
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of Tunisia’s Islamist party and speaker of parliament said Tuesday that his party is working to form a “national front” to counter President Kais Saied’s decision to suspend the legislature, fire top government officials and take control of the fragile democracy amid the country’s multi-layered crisis. Ennahdha party head Rachid Ghannouchi told The Associated Press in a video call that the goal is to pressure the president “to demand the return to a democratic sy
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one monument that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according to city documents. Museums, battlefields and historical sites in Virginia and beyond expressed interest in the statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson that were removed earlier this m
Prince, “Welcome 2 America” (Legacy Recordings) Anyone who feared that Prince's vault was filled with nothing but Billy Joel covers, as the satirical website The Onion joked shortly after his death, need not worry. “Welcome 2 America” is the first complete, previously unreleased record to come out since Prince died in 2016. And it's a stunner. Incredibly, “Welcome 2 America” manages to be as relevant, or maybe even more relevant, today than when it was recorded, and promptly shelved, in 2010. Mo
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WINNIPEG — A residential school in Manitoba known for harsh discipline and fatal runaway attempts has been the focus of a large-scale, years-long investigation into sexual abuse allegations. Mounties said Tuesday that officers with the major crime unit began looking into the Fort Alexander Residential School, northeast of Winnipeg, in 2010 and a criminal investigation began the following year. The school was opened in 1905 in the community of Fort Alexander, which later became the Sagkeeng First
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal leader has released the party's health-care platform, promising an added $131 million to bolster the system. Iain Rankin says targeted investments in such areas as physician and nursing recruitment, virtual care and mental health will build on the nearly $400 million earmarked for health care in the Liberals' 2021-22 budget tabled in March. Rankin says the plan will see the existing budget for physician recruitment doubled to $5 million in order to establish a new
OTTAWA — Canada's seniors minister was warned in the spring that the Liberal government's plan to send $500 payments to pensioners in August would end with some of the money going to people who had died. It's not unheard of for federal benefits to flow to a person after their death, often as a result of lags in reporting to federal authorities from provinces and territories that are responsible for collecting information about a person's death. Usually, though, those incorrect payments are follo
A Toronto infection control epidemiologist says New Brunswick has not reached the level of immunity at which lifting all COVID-19 restrictions makes sense. Doing so will result in the return and spread of the delta variant, a significantly more contagious strain of the coronavirus first seen in India, said Colin Furness, assistant professor at the University of Toronto. "There's lots of places where exactly the same thing has been tried," said Furness, who has been watching New Brunswick's manag
The Dunmore Equestrian Centre helped arrange a petting zoo for two different seniors care homes on Monday, complete with mini donkeys, a sheep, a chicken, a dog and a few kittens. Joyce Stuber with the Dunmore Equestrian Centre was at Sunnyside long term care in South Country Village on Monday afternoon with the small petting zoo. The group was also at the Good Samaritan South Ridge Village retirement home earlier in the day. “One of our missions is to help seniors enjoy something just a little
Two men charged in the death of a 59-year-old Saint John man in 2019 will be back in court next week so their lawyers can argue a constitutional challenge of a section of the Criminal Code. Lawyers for Garrett Edward Johnston, 24, and Gordon Mitchell McMillan, 22, say Section 577 — which allows an accused to be sent directly to trial without having a preliminary inquiry — is incompatible with a section that allows for such a hearing. Rodney Macdonald and Brian Munro have been fighting the direct