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This pup is always pretending he has to go pee so that he can go swimming instead. Hilarious!
This pup is always pretending he has to go pee so that he can go swimming instead. Hilarious!
Hubble images of Ganymede, some taken over 20 years ago, have revealed the first evidence of water vapour in the giant moon's atmosphere.
P.E.I. is now allowing Islanders to drop in for last-minute COVID-19 vaccination appointments when there are extra doses left. In a written statement, the province said people can present themselves to a vaccination clinic after 2 p.m. to register for an appointment later that day or check Skip the Waiting Room for same-day appointments. The appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there are extra doses at the end of the day. There are only 10 spots for a last-minute appoi
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Wednesday that all public employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next month as the U.S. territory reports a new rise in cases. The executive order goes into effect Aug. 16 with few exceptions. Those who refuse to get inoculated will be required to submit a negative virus test weekly. If an employee refuses to get tested, they will be forced to use their vacation days and eventually may not be paid, Gov. Pedro Pi
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada called for more federal firefighting assistance Wednesday as they toured a region blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the West. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and California Gov. Gavin Newsom stood on ashen ground as they surveyed burned homes and a mountain range of pine trees charred by the Tamarack Fire south of Gardnerville, Nevada, near Topaz Lake. The governors, both Democrats, call
Rules in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nunavut are being relaxed starting Friday just after midnight. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, announced the easing of restrictions in a news release Wednesday. Among the handful of measures changing are masks being no longer mandatory, though residents are still strongly encouraged to wear them in public spaces. "On Friday, it will have been more than two weeks since the outbreak in Iqaluit was declared over and the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy sailors have died due to complications from COVID-19, amid growing concerns about the deadly Delta variant. A Navy reservist based in Idaho died Monday, and a doctor assigned to the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died last Friday, bringing the total number of sailor COVID deaths to 10. The Navy identified the solders Wednesday as Master-at-Arms First Class Allen Hillman, 47, of Boise, and Capt. Corby Ropp, 48, of Camp Lejeune. Their deaths are the first CO
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -The Canadian province of Alberta on Wednesday said it is dropping quarantine requirements for close contacts of COVID-19 cases, easing public health measures just as neighboring British Columbia reinstates a mask mandate in one region to tackle surging cases. Quarantine for close contacts will shift from being mandatory to recommended from Thursday and Alberta is also scaling back contact tracing. Chief medical officer Deena Hinshaw told a news conference the province needs to scale back the focus on COVID-19 so resources can be deployed to tackle other respiratory illnesses that are likely to climb in the fall.
John Herdman hopes his team gives Canada something to celebrate Thursday night. The Canadian men take on CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinal in Houston, hoping to reach the championship game for the first time since 2000. Canada beat the Mexicans 2-1 in the quarterfinals that year, thanks to an extra-time goal by Richard Hastings, and went on on to defeat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in the semis and Colombia 2-0 in the final to complete an unlikely tournament run that required winni
This article contains accounts of police violence, as well as accounts of racism and hate against Indigenous people that could be triggering. Please read with care. A busy pier forms the backdrop to the small courtyard next to Island Funeral Services funeral home in Campbell River on July 20. Alunaye, Laura Holland sits in the shade of a nearby maple tree, waiting for the memorial ceremony for her son to begin. She recalls one of her favourite stories about her lost loved one. When he was seven
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's Defense Ministry said Wednesday that three of its troops were killed and two more were wounded in clashes with Azerbaijani forces on the border between the two ex-Soviet nations, which have been locked in a decades-long tug-of-war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said two of its servicemen were wounded Wednesday. Both countries have accused each other of starting the clashes. Azerbaijan said Armenian forces opened fire at its posit
There's more than meets the eye to the dress new Gov. Gen. Mary Simon wore on her installation day. For one, it was made especially for her with the help of Inuit designers. And for another, the two-piece garment was designed, sewn and beaded in a very short time frame. Designer Victoria Okpik, originally from Quaqtaq, Nunavik, in northern Quebec, was asked by Simon to make a garment for the investiture ceremony on Monday, when Simon was officially sworn in as Canada's 30th Governor General — th
The general manager of a retirement home in Courtice, Ont., is facing charges after he ordered staff members to remove door handles at some units at the White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence in February. Durham Regional Police Services launched an investigation on Feb. 12 after receiving a complaint against staff members at White Cliffe, which is on Highway 2 in Courtice, about 60 kilometres east of Toronto. The complaint alleged that during the pandemic, staff removed door handles to some u
President Joe Biden checks out the big rigs at a Pennsylvania truck factory and promises workers that his policies would reshape the U.S. economy for the working class. (July 28)
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched “The Forever Purge” at a Southern California movie theater. Authorities say there is no known motive for the violence and that the shooting Monday appeared to be “an unprovoked attack." The teens were found by theater workers cleaning up after the 9:35 p.m. showing of the violent horror movie at The Crossings m
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -U.S. screen actor Bob Odenkirk remained hospitalized in New Mexico on Wednesday with an unspecified heart ailment after falling ill on the set of his television show "Better Call Saul," according to publicists and his former "Breaking Bad" co-star, Bryan Cranston. Odenkirk, 58, collapsed during production of his darkly humorous AMC crime drama, which was shooting its sixth and final 13-episode season, and was taken to a nearby hospital, two sources close to the actor confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday night, on condition of anonymity. His 22-year-old son, aspiring actor Nate Odenkirk, posted a message on Twitter saying: "He's going to be okay."
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City plumber who's moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January's insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Daniel Christmann, a 38-year-old who screamed at the city's current Republican mayoral nominee during a debate two years ago, was arrested Wednesday at his Brooklyn home after the FBI was alerted to videos on his Instagram feed showing rioters inside t
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge in El Salvador ordered the pre-trial arrest of 10 former government officials, including ex-President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, on corruption charges Wednesday. All of the former officials were part of the government of ex-President Mauricio Funes. Sánchez Cerén served as his vice president before going on to win the presidency. The court also indicated it would work with Interpol to seek the arrest of Sánchez Cerén and four others not in custody. Funes, wh
OTTAWA — A requester seeking access to a week's worth of emails and messages from the head of a federal agency embroiled in controversy has been told to wait five years or more for a response under Canada's information law. The applicant recently asked the Public Health Agency of Canada for emails, texts and messages that president Iain Stewart had sent or received from June 14 to 21. The Access to Information request was prompted by curiosity about Stewart's refusal to provide a House of Common
MONTREAL — Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged kidnapping that triggered an Amber Alert in Montreal a day earlier. The men — two 21-year-olds and a 22-year-old — face 13 charges between them. All three face one count each of kidnapping and unlawful confinement, while one of the 21-year-old suspects faces two additional counts of assault and one each of mischief and uttering threats. The 22-year-old suspect faces two additional counts of assault and one of mischief. Jus
Luc Noel and Bronwen Stenger had separate plans to attend concerts in Michigan, and each bought tickets before the pandemic began. Neither anticipated it would take more than one year, and an inquiry by CBC News, to see refunds for the events. The two buyers both live on the Ontario side of the Detroit-Windsor border, and due to the pandemic, realized they'd be unable to cross over for the shows. In February 2020, Stenger purchased two tickets via Ticketmaster to see Def Leppard, Motley Crue and