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Public Health Sudbury and Districts changed the way it reports variant cases last week because officials felt the previous method was “misleading.” The number of variant cases in the region is probably much higher than the six previously reported because not all cases that screen positive for variants of concern are sent for genome testing. To better reflect case data in the region and encourage the public to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the health unit decided to start reporting confi
ESHHAR, Israel (AP) — Idit Harel Segal was turning 50, and she had chosen a gift: She was going to give one of her own kidneys to a stranger. The kindergarten teacher from northern Israel, a proud Israeli, hoped her choice would set an example of generosity in a land of perpetual conflict. She was spurred by memories of her late grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, who told her to live meaningfully, and by Jewish tradition, which holds that there’s no higher duty than saving a life. So Segal conta
Walmart-owned Flipkart has asked India's Supreme Court to restrain the country's antitrust body after it asked sensitive questions in what the firm called an "invasive" investigation of its e-commerce operations. The request, in a court filing more than 700 pages long that has not been made public, illustrates the e-commerce giant's level of concern over the investigation, which has prompted public spats between U.S firms and the Indian government. In its investigation, which includes Amazon.com Inc, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) sought a list of Flipkart's top sellers, online discounts and pacts with smartphone makers, among 32 questions it asked on July 15.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded the recall of Al-Rabih brand Halva/Halawa over the possibility of a Salmonella contamination. The original recall involved halva/halawa with pistachios manufactured by Phoenicia Group, and sold in 454g and 907g packages. The expansion now includes 200g and 2.5 kg packages of halva/halawa with pistachios, as well as 200g, 454g and 907g packages of halva/halawa with chocolate, 454g packages of plain light and 200g, 454g and 907g and 2.5 kg
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing called in a speech for more cooperation on prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, including with fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and "friendly countries", the Global New Light of Myanmar reported. Myanmar has been in chaos since the military ousted an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, with regular protests and fighting between the army and newly formed militias.
MILAN (Reuters) -Telecom Italia may seek investors for its cloud and wholesale undersea cable businesses as it looks to extract value from its assets, Chief Executive Luigi Gubitosi said on Wednesday. Like other European rivals, Italy's biggest phone group has been facing growth issues as the pandemic compounds the long-standing challenge of tougher competition on its home turf. Speaking to analysts after second quarter results, Gubitosi said TIM would press ahead with plans to extract full value from its network assets.
LONDON (Reuters) -England will allow fully vaccinated visitors from the European Union and United States to arrive without needing to quarantine from next week, in a huge and long-awaited boost for airlines and travel companies. Britain's travel industry has criticised the government for being too slow to open up, saying it has squandered its lead in the global vaccine rollout and given the EU a headstart in attracting tourists. Now, from Aug. 2, travellers with U.S. and EU-approved vaccines will not have to quarantine.
Four transportation companies are vying to become the main bus carrier for the Ottawa-Gatineau-Montreal corridor. The widely coveted route has been up for grabs since Greyhound announced it would cease its Canadian operations in May — a year after it paused service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Montreal-based Autocar Orléans Express is licensed to carry riders between Ottawa, the Outaouais and Montreal on a temporary basis. In addition to Orléans Express, three other companies have ap
The slow speed movement is not catching on in Nelson. The exploration of reducing the speed limit in Nelson across its road network was recently evaluated by city staff in a community consultation Thought Exchange, part of the Active Transportation Implementation Plan, and delivered to city council Tuesday night at its committee-of-the-whole meeting. Although it was proposed to drop the city-wide speed limit from 40 kilometres per hour to 30 — research has shown that a pedestrian struck at 30 km
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A legal battle is brewing between the City of Toronto and the owner of a 250-year-old heritage tree who is refusing to sell the property where it stands — the latest snag in a years-long community push to protect the famous red oak. The city entered an agreement with the home's owner, Ali Simaga, in December 2019 to purchase the North York house for $780,000 with certain conditions, including that the community raise $400,000 within a year to go toward the purchase and maintenance of the tree, a
When Alvin Dickson gazes out the window of his Entry Island home in the summertime, he said it's not uncommon to see something even more astonishing than the beautiful scenery. The lifelong resident of the quaint, three-kilometre-long isle off the east coast of the Magdalen Islands says a lack of public washrooms has resulted in tourists relieving themselves anywhere they can — which is often in plain sight. "We look out the window and see someone squatting down in the field," Dickson said. "The
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organizes the town's Fischertag, or fishermen's day, must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event, which features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned
Newly released data from Statistics Canada shows significant drops in serious crime in Ottawa — but nearby Kingston, Ont., was identified as one of few places in Canada where crime is on the rise. Statistics Canada's Crime Severity Index weighs police-reported crime by its seriousness, producing a score using a benchmark of 100, which is equal to 2006 crime rates. Since 2006, serious crime has decreased significantly across the country, but the five years leading up to 2020 saw a gradual increas
The air quality in Sudbury and surrounding districts is expected to fluctuate over the next few days due to active forest fires in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba. Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement on Sunday for Greater Sudbury and vicinity, including Manitoulin Island, West Nipissing, French River, Espanola and Killarney. The health risk in Sudbury was low on Monday afternoon, and it is projected to be moderate through to Tuesday. Public health officials recomm
The owner of Ski Martock outside Windsor, N.S., says if the federal government doesn't change its policy on water levels in the Avon River, there will be no ski season this winter. The ski hill draws about 272 million litres of water from the river every winter to feed its snowmaking machinery. But right now, the water levels are too low. The ski hill's pumping station is 15 meters above the river, which is only about half-a-meter deep. In March, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan issu
OTTAWA — Canada's labour minister was told earlier this year that efforts to provide free tampons and pads in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality. The March briefing note to Filomena Tassi estimated the annual employer costs would likely be $1.17 million to provide free tampons and pads, based on an annual, per-employee cost of almost $60 and assuming a 50-per-cent take-up rate. A 100-per-cent take-up rate would put the cost close
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is seeking to bolster ties with Vietnam, one of the Southeast Asian nations embroiled in a territorial rift with China, during a two-day visit starting Wednesday. In a speech in Singapore, his first stop in the region he is visiting for the first time as member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet, Austin said Tuesday he was committed to pursuing a constructive, stable relationship with China, including stronger crisis communications with
Health and infectious disease experts say the rate at which COVID-19 cases are growing in Alberta is alarming, as it spreads faster than during the height of the pandemic's third wave. The R-value, which represents the number of people infected by each infected person, was 1.48 (with a confidence interval of 1.38-1.59) in Alberta as of Sunday, according to Alberta Health. That number — which has doubled in recent weeks — means 100 people with the virus will spread it to 148 others. "The current
Twitter Inc is fast losing its sheen as a favoured communications tool for many Indian government departments and ministers keen to promote home-grown rival Koo while the U.S. firm comes under fire for non-compliance with India's laws. The most high-profile example has been India's new IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Taking office this month, he opened a new Koo account and soon after announced a review of social media firms' compliance with strict new rules - information not posted to his 258,000 Twitter followers.