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The surge in Delta variant cases is rattling parts of Asia previously relatively successful in containing COVID-19, such as Vietnam, which will from Monday impose strict curbs on movement in several cities and provinces. The government of New South Wales reported 210 new infections in Sydney and surrounding areas from the Delta variant outbreak. Tokyo's metropolitan government announced a record number of 4,058 infections in the past 24 hours.
Rick Tarkka was at his home in Lawrencetown, N.S., on the morning of July 31, 1979, when he heard some crushing news on the radio. The dial was tuned to Halifax station C100 and it was revealed that rock group Supertramp's sold-out show scheduled for that evening at Halifax Metro Centre was cancelled due to threats against the band. "This was just devastating," said Tarkka, who was 15 at the time. "You know, my heroes were supposed to be coming." The cancellation even managed to attract the atte
At Dan Tremble's convenience store in Bangor, Maine, a few customers came in on Friday sporting masks, something they're not required to do by law. But it's a rare sight these days in Bangor, in a state that lifted its pandemic emergency rules, including the requirement to wear a face covering, at the end of June. "I'd say 95 per cent of people are probably not wearing masks indoors in our area," Tremble, who also chairs Bangor City Council, said in an interview. As New Brunswick eases into life
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate in a rare Saturday session worked on a bill that would spend $1 trillion on roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, as lawmakers from both parties sought to advance President Joe Biden's top legislative priority. The ambitious plan has the backing of Democrats and Republicans alike and has already cleared two hurdles by broad margins in the closely divided Senate. But so far lawmakers have not seen the final text of the bill, which includes about $550 billion in new spending and was still being written on Saturday.
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It wasn't an expensive blanket. The family's not even sure where it came from — just that it was passed down from his mother-in-law. But it was on Cyril Mooney's couch for as long as anyone can remember. "If dad was ever chilly or something he would always grab for that blanket," said Cyril's daughter Janice Mooney. "I just think he liked the colours in it, it's very bright and colourful, and it's just warm. He always reads a lot so sometimes he'd just throw it over his legs or when he had the d
An 11-year-old Quebec girl who lives in the Laurentians is preparing for a more than 620-kilometre trip cycling and sailing from Mont-Tremblant to Taddousac. Koko Lee told CBC's Breakaway that she was inspired to do this because of the humpback whale that died in the port of Montreal in the spring of 2020. "The whale that came all the way to Montreal, I wanted to bring her home because she died in a place that wasn't her home. She didn't get to see her mom or get to die close to her. So I wanted
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here's a look at what reopening plans look like across the country: Newfoundland and Labrador: The province's reopening plan begins wi
Toronto is moving to a tighter, more targeted vaccine strategy in the coming weeks — away from mass clinics in arenas and community centres to mobile teams bringing doses directly to residents. The city will close five of its nine clinics on Aug. 22 and redeploy 700 staff to 17 "hyper-local" mobile clinics, in addition to the five currently operating, said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa at the city's final COVID-19 update news conference on Wednesday. "This will allow us to bring
The latest mechanical problem aboard Canada's oldest science research vessel forced it to curtail one mission this year, cancel another and raised concerns from onboard scientists about the ship's condition, CBC News has learned. In late May, the 58-year-old CCGS Hudson was on an Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program cruise to measure ocean conditions on the east coast when it experienced a generator failure. "The ship safely returned to dock and repairs were completed," said Coast Guard spokesperson
An enthusiastic crowd filled Noelle Montcalm's front yard in Belle River Friday evening to cheer their hometown Olympian on as she tried to get through to the semi-final round of the women's 400-metre hurdles at the Tokyo Games. "There's a lot of people who obviously know Noelle but to have them come here and support her on our street is the icing on the cake," Shawn MacFarlane, Montcalm's partner said. "I'm super happy about it." While Montcalm's finishing time of 55.85 seconds was her best thi
Rosa Kouri was at Thetis Lake, near Victoria, B.C., with her family last week when she heard a man in the water crying for help. About six metres from shore, he was struggling to keep his wife and son afloat. "I had my four-month-old daughter and I checked to make sure she was safe with my mother and then I immediately bolted down the hill and ran down to the water," Kouri recalled to host Garth Materie on CBC's Afternoon Edition. The former Saskatoon resident, who trained as a lifeguard in the
The Yellowknife Artists Co-operative (YAC) has dreamed of a place where artists can gather, collaborate and showcase their creativity for the past 25 years. But, until now, they didn't have a space for it to become a reality. The YAC is celebrating the soft opening of its temporary home in the iconic Wildcafe Café this weekend. They're partnering with Ecology North to open a gallery during Old Town's 15th Ramble and Ride. Sofia Grogono, the co-operative's art coordinator, said it'll be more than
A group of mostly smaller countries submitted new, more ambitious climate pledges to the United Nations this week, raising pressure on big emitters including China to do the same ahead of a major U.N. climate summit in November. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa said that as of Saturday the United Nations had received new pledges from 110 countries, out of the nearly 200 that signed the 2015 Paris climate accord.
This year, as Nova Scotians officially observe Emancipation Day for the first time, there are calls to not only recognize this province's brutal history of slavery — but to make reparations for it. "You can't talk about emancipation without talking about reparations," community leader and activist Lynn Jones told CBC Radio's Mainstreet during a special hour-long program for Emancipation Day that aired Friday. Aug. 1 marks the day — 187 years ago — when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect,
Canadian Blood Services in Nova Scotia says it has an urgent need for donors to step in to help fill vacant appointment spots for this weekend and the weeks ahead. Kathy Gracie, the territory manager for Halifax, said 40,000 blood donors are needed in Canada from now until early September. She said right now there are 130 vacant appointments in the coming week that need to be filled in Halifax, including 14 on Natal Day. She said there tends to be more car accidents during the summer months, lea
Mariele Guerrero is spending her summer on a stand-up paddle board, on a quest to circumnavigate all of mainland Nova Scotia. She set out on June 3 from the mouth of the LaHave River near Dublin Shore, paddled along the eastern shore and then northeast to Canso, before crossing the causeway by car and spending about a week paddling the coast of the Northumberland Strait. Guerrero is now undertaking what could be the biggest challenge yet: paddling the Bay of Fundy. "I'm planning intensely, looki
The second-last long weekend of the summer is upon us. Here's a look at what will be closed for the Aug. 2 civic holiday, and what will remain open. What's open Tecumseh Mall (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Devonshire Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) The vaccination centre at Devonshire Mall. The COVID-19 assessment centres at Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie Shores HealthCare. The 211 line, which provides information about services, will be available. Transit Windsor buses are operating on a Sunday/holiday s
More than 500 days after New Brunswick's first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, the province enters the green phase of recovery Saturday, without any Public Health restrictions. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health, has warned cases will increase, but because of vaccination rates, she expects they will be less serious and result in few hospitalizations. A total of 66.7 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated, and 82 per cent had at least
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian and Chinese army commanders met Saturday after a gap of three months to discuss the expeditious disengagement of thousands of forces in a bid to ease the 15-month border tensions and clashes. Indian army spokesman Col. Sudhir Chamoli said the meeting started on Saturday on the Chinese side of the border in the eastern Ladakh region but gave no other details. The meeting was expected to end later Saturday and both sides were likely to issue statements on Sunday. The 12