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After a small dip last week, the price of gas in Newfoundland and Labrador is back up again. In its weekly pricing adjustment, the province's Public Utilities Board raised the maximum price of gas by 1.2 cents per litre, all but erasing last week's drop of 1.4 cents per litre, which came after three consecutive weeks of record high prices in the province. The maximum price per litre, effective Thursday morning, is now $1.545 per litre of self-serve on the Avalon Peninsula. In southern Labrador,
British drone insurer Flock has raised $17 million from investors in early-stage funding led by venture investor Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital, Flock said on Thursday. Flock started out insuring commercial drones, and added car and van fleets last year. Trends such as ride-sharing and same-day delivery require new types of insurance, CEO Ed Leon Klinger said, as the world also looks ahead to driverless cars.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook northern Myanmar on Thursday and was felt as far away as northern Thailand. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.5 quake occurred north of Mandalay about 46 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Shwebo. It was centered 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the Earth's surface, the USGS said. Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage to structures on the surface. The USGS said the shaking of the ground was “very strong” and some i
London, Ont., mother of two Nadia Petrasiunas, 31, has two e-cargo bikes and an old-school three-speed bicycle. Although Petrasiunas is a confident cyclist, she's disappointed she doesn't see many people like her in the media. "You don't see a lot of representation of bigger bodies on bikes," she said. Recently Petrasiunas has been interested in going on longer rides and is looking to buy some new bike touring gear. "I know that as a bigger person, I know I can't just walk into a store and find
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them. But the health ministry says it will not take responsibility for any side effects they might cause. Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when. “The vaccine will be given to those who need
A Nova Scotia mother is raising questions about wait times for ambulance patient transfers after sitting at the hospital for seven hours before giving up and driving her seriously ill daughter in her own vehicle. "It's the letdown and disappointment. I had my whole room packed, I was ready to go," said Kristen Langille, whose eight-year-old daughter Georgia was receiving treatment at the IWK hospital in Halifax. They had been there since Sunday after Georgia, who has a rare disorder, was taken t
Net loss, including joint ventures, was 2.13 billion roubles compared to profit of 1.26 billion roubles a year ago, mainly because of its loss-making joint venture with Russia's largest lender Sberbank. Mail.ru and Sberbank were earlier this year on the verge of dividing assets in the venture, which encompasses food delivery app Delivery Club, ride-hailing service Citymobil and other assets, sources told Reuters. BCS Global Markets analysts described the results as mixed, putting the growth deceleration and EBITDA drop down to the tough comparison base and investments in smaller units, such as edtech, which saw an 87.8% revenue jump to 2.17 billion roubles.
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CALGARY — A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada's blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions — most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan — and demand is up as a result. "As provinces slowly open up, there's some return to normal activities. Hospital demand is increasing," said Tracy Smith, the Prairies and Northwest Territories donor relations director for the Canadian Blood Service. "You can ima
By American standards, Canadian inflation looks pretty tame. But the picture painted by U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell suggests we should expect price rises to continue for a while yet. Hours after Statistics Canada reported inflation had declined to 3.1 per cent here — below the previous month's 3.6 per cent, but still above the Bank of Canada's target range — Powell expressed fears that future consumer prices could be "higher and more persistent." The U.S. economy is heating up faste
TROOZ, Belgium (AP) — Visions of cars being swept away in a raging current keep coming back to trouble Eric Mouqué. His wife, Cindy, gets triggered by the slightest noise. So when her husband turns on the hose to clean a few things, all she can think about are those tumultuous floodwaters that ripped away homes, streets, businesses and entire neighborhoods two weeks ago in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. “I panic," Cindy Mouqué says. The couple's neighbor, Carine Lacroix, can'
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand raced to set up a large field hospital in a cargo building at one of Bangkok's airports on Thursday as the country reported record numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths. Other field hospitals are already in use in the capital after it ran out of hospital facilities for thousands of infected residents. Workers rushed to finish the 1,800-bed hospital at Don Mueang International Airport, where beds made from cardboard box materials were laid
The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that the Chinese company has been mulling delisting plans as a crackdown in China widens and it has received support from cybersecurity regulators. Didi, which listed in New York last month after raising $4.4 billion in an initial public offering (IPO), said in a statement that the WSJ report was not true. "The company affirms that the above information is not true," it said, in reference to the report.
A week after the U.S. government surprised many by announcing the land border with Canada would remain closed for the time being, the exact reasons for that decision remain shrouded in secrecy. Not even American members of Congress have been given a detailed explanation for the decision. Congressman Brian Higgins of New York said the lack of information is leading to confusion among his constituents. "The silence from this administration about the northern border is maddening," said Higgins, who
Tenants of an Ottawa highrise allege building management failed to notify either tenants or police after several bikes worth thousands of dollars were stolen from the apartment's bike room earlier this month. Those who live in the Phoenix Apartments building at 1316 Carling Ave., which is across the street from Westgate Mall, said perpetrators smashed the window of the apartment's bike room sometime during the week of July 12, before cutting several locks and stealing as many as four bikes. Brit
Ottawa-Gatineau area confirmed COVID-19 cases Recent developments: More than three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Ottawa reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. What's the latest? The Ontario government says it wants to boost the operating capacity of the province's hospital system to up to 115 per cent of pre-COVID-19 levels to address a backlog of surgeries and procedures delayed by the pandemic. This move comes after Ontario's chi
Police are investigating after more than 30 catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles parked at Canada Post locations within the last two months, and thefts may only be a symptom of a larger problem throughout the Toronto area. Toronto police were first called to a Canada Post centre in Scarborough on June 28, when five catalytic converters were taken off their fleet vehicles. A month later, 18 converters were stolen from a centre on Commissioners Street. In total, more than $160,000 worth
MADRID (Reuters) -Telefonica said it sees opportunity in Britain's network upgrade to fibre from cable led by its newly-formed UK joint venture, after the Spanish telecoms group raised its annual outlook and posted a record quarterly net profit. Britain's low fibre penetration - around 20% compared to 80% of premises in Spain - as well as its favourable regulatory scheme means that "the time to act is now", Telefonica Chief Operating Officer Angel Vila told investors on Thursday. "Upgrading the network would very moderately increase network costs, no additional funding would be needed," Vila said.
MANAVGAT, Turkey (Reuters) -Three people died in a forest fire in southern Turkey on Thursday where authorities were battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson, the country's AFAD disaster agency and the agriculture minister said. Dozens of villages as well as some hotels were evacuated, and television footage showed burnt buildings and people fleeing across fields as firefighters on the ground and in helicopters tried to contain a blaze in Manavgat, 75 km (45 miles) east of the Mediterranean resort of Antalya. Officials have said that more than 60 wildfires have erupted across 17 provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts this week, with the presidency vowing to hold to account those responsible for the "attacks".
Ibrahim Hoteit lost his younger brother, Tharwat, in the huge explosion that ripped through the port of Beirut last August. Earlier this month, during a protest outside the caretaker interior minister's house in the Lebanese capital, he said security forces used tear gas during scuffles with the crowd. As Beirut prepares to mark the first anniversary of a blast that flattened large swathes of the city, politicians and senior security officials have yet to be questioned in a formal investigation.