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The soggy week in Alberta continues Wednesday, with central and northern areas getting soaked by heavy rain while the south could see more thunderstorms.
HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot. The province decided to expand booster dose eligibility on July 8 to people aged 50 to 69 because some Nova Scotians had been asking for a fourth dose, deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks told reporters Monday. "Public health is recommending that people in this age group ac
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Wednesday that the federal government is considering the possibility of extending its suspension of random COVID-19 tests for airport arrivals because it hasn't sorted out how to move the tests out of airports. The suspension started on June 11 and is set to expire on July 1. When it announced the suspension, the government said when testing returns the tests will no longer be done at airports. At a news conference Wednesday at Pearson International Airport
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade has raised questions about whether tech companies should protect the data of users seeking abortions.View on euronews
Cannabis N.L. online customers have been asked to consent to having their data transferred from servers in Canada to servers in the United States — and data and privacy experts say they should think twice before saying yes. The email from Cannabis N.L., the online marijuana retailer owned and operated by the Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown liquor corporation, says Shopify, the ecommerce platform which hosts the website, will transfer the data on July 31, 2022. David Murakami Wood, director of
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The court's ruling on Friday lets states decide for themselves whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so
(Reuters) -The cost of buying insurance protection against mass shootings has spiked more than 10% in the United States this year following a string of deadly events, insurers said. The United States witnessed 293 mass shootings so far this year, according to a report by the Gun Violence Archive https://www.gunviolencearchive.org that defines https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/methodology them as any event involving the shooting of four or more people other than the assailant. Demand for such insurance has risen following recent shootings, including the murder of 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school last month, the United States' worst school shooting in nearly a decade.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chamila Nilanthi is tired of all the waiting. The 47-year-old mother of two spent three days lining up to get kerosene in the Sri Lankan town of Gampaha, northeast of the capital Colombo. Two weeks earlier, she spent three days in a queue for cooking gas -- but came home with none. “I am totally fed up, exhausted,’’ she said. “I don’t know how long we have to do this.’’ A few years ago Sri Lanka’s economy was growing strongly enough to provide jobs and financial securit
HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed its colony Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed Chinese on the Communist-ruled mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing's rule on Friday, those promises are wearing thin. Hong Kong's honeymoon period, when it carried on much as it always had, has passed, and its future remains uncertain, determined by forces beyond its contr
Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) said on Tuesday it had decided to pause its Hockey Canada sponsorship until the organization, which is dealing with fallout from a sexual assault lawsuit, takes the proper steps to improve the culture within the sport. The decision by Canada's third-biggest lender comes a week after the Canadian federal government froze funding to the organization over its handling of an alleged sexual assault and out-of-court settlement. "Today, we have made the decision to pause our sponsorship of Hockey Canada until we are confident the right steps are being taken to improve the culture within the sport — both on and off the ice," Scotiabank Chief Executive Officer Brian J. Porter wrote in an open letter.
MONACO (AP) — French league club Monaco signed attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino on a four-year deal from Liverpool on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Japan international scored 14 goals in 55 games overall for Liverpool after joining from Red Bull Salzburg. Although he won three trophies at Liverpool — including the Premier League title in 2020 and both domestic cups last season — Minamino struggled to break into Jürgen Klopp's star-studded side. Monaco gave no financial details but reports estimat
Premier Doug Ford got some assistance from Toronto Mayor John Tory while defending his decision to appoint his nephew, a rookie MPP, to a cabinet position. Both Ford and Tory say Michael Ford has the qualifications needed for the post and should be given the chance to prove himself. Matthew Bingley reports.
MASKWACIS — Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope's upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Maskwacis area, south of Edmonton, as part of his Canadian tour from July 24 to 29. The community, which has four member nations, says it has been working around the clock in preparation for the thousands of people who are anticipated to come to the area to watch as
Investors in ether and its troubled twin stETH are nervously anticipating a crypto milestone: The merge. That's the name for a major upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain network upon which many crypto projects are built, aimed at making it leaner, meaner and cleaner. The merge was supposed to happen years ago but has been delayed several times, with developers most recently axing plans to push the button in June, unnerving investors who began to fear it might never see the light of day.
Here's the latest for Monday June 27th: Russian missiles hit Ukrainian shopping mall; Zelenskyy meets with G7 leaders; Brittney Griner Russian drug trial starts Friday; Supreme Court sides with praying high school football coach
The search for survivors continues after a Russian missile attack destroyed a shopping centre in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, killing at least 18 civilians and wounding 60 others. Seán O'Shea reports from the scene with an up-close look at the devastation, as new video of the terrfying attack emerges.
Saint John will host the fifth and final edition of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium, known as Sculpture Saint John, beginning Aug. 11. By the time the fifth edition wraps on Sept. 10, it will have created 38 sculptures, used more than 600 tonnes of granite and attracted about 175,000 people to the city. After this year, a dozen of the sculptures, valued at $1.2 million will remain in the city, and 20 in the greater Saint John area, organizer Diana Alexander told city council
Thousands of killings under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs are leaving families of the dead in agony. His six-year presidency ends Thursday, with a legacy of the killings and an International Criminal Court investigation. (June 27)
The community of Bancroft, Ont., is coming together to support the family of a 23-month-old boy who died last week after being left in a car, according to Mayor Paul Jenkins. Everett Smith, whose mother works at North Hastings High School, was found in a car in the school parking lot after classes let out Thursday, Jenkins said. The mayor said he believes the toddler was supposed to have been driven to daycare Thursday, but was instead accidentally left in the car. According to Environment Canad
Through tears and anger, R. Kelly's accusers told a court Wednesday how he had preyed on them and misled his fans as the fallen R&B singer listened with downcast eyes while awaiting sentencing on his federal sex trafficking conviction. "You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel," one woman told Kelly. "Do you remember that?" A Brooklyn federal court jury last fall found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last ye