Fearless Forecast Week: 2 || 4.4 REC, 45.5 YDS, 0.3 TD
Projected Points: 8.74
Fearless Forecast Week: 2 || 4.4 REC, 45.5 YDS, 0.3 TD
Projected Points: 8.74
Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. schools — particularly those without mask mandates. Among the unfounded arguments: Masks can foster germs if they become moist or cause unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide. But experts say washing masks rout
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention closer to home and suing to stop mask mandates in the state's liberal cities and Missouri schools. For state attorneys general hoping to gain greater influence and advance their own political agendas, filing lawsuits h
Parts of B.C. are set for more rain than they've experienced in months.
Prince George School District 57 is apologizing for a school assignment that told students to list the 'positive' impacts of colonies on Indigenous people. "We are deeply sorry for any harm that this has caused to the students, parents, families and the Indigenous communities," said Kap Manhas, school district assistant superintendent in a statement. "This assignment is not a reflection of our teachers or our commitment to truth and reconciliation. We are working through a restorative process wi
NANAIMO, B.C. — Public concerns over climate change should play a large part in deciding whether a British Columbia forestry company is granted an extension to an injunction against protests over the logging of old-growth forests, a court heard Wednesday. The B.C. Supreme Court must weigh the importance to the environment that protecting old-growth trees plays in the Fairy Creek area of Vancouver Island as opposed to considering the economic interests of Teal Cedar Products Ltd., which has appli
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a COVID-19 crisis that is threatening to collapse its health system in just over a week, has reintroduced limits on gatherings along with elements of a vaccine passport system. Alberta is also asking for help from other provinces to use their intensive care beds and staff while prepping its triage protocols, which would see doctors forced to choose who gets life-saving treatment and who does not. The United Conservative government declared Wednesday a state o
SpaceX's first private flight has blasted off with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor. It's the first time a rocket streaked toward orbit with an all-amateur crew, with no professional astronauts on board. (Sept. 15)
(Reuters) -The Taliban's abrupt return to power has left hundreds of Afghan diplomats overseas in limbo: running out of money to keep missions operating, fearful for families back home and desperate to secure refuge abroad. The Islamist militant movement, which swiftly ousted Afghanistan's Western-backed government on Aug. 15, said on Tuesday that it had sent messages to all of its embassies telling diplomats to continue their work. But eight embassy staff who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, in countries including Canada, Germany and Japan, described dysfunction and despair at their missions.
The organization responsible for administering clinical exams to certify physiotherapy graduates has scrapped all future virtual exams after its most recent bout of technical glitches last week. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) says it will now focus on offering in-person examinations. It's the fifth time exams have been cancelled by CAPR since the start of the pandemic, leading to a backlog of more than 2,000 unlicensed candidates who are now calling on their provincial
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral. The White House said that they’ve offered such calls with others concerned about the vaccine, part of an aggressive public relations campaign to beat back rampant disinformation about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.
HAMILTON — Forge FC is the first club through to the semifinals of the 2021 Canadian Championship after defeating Valour FC 4-3 on Wednesday. The hosts, who came into the game on the back of a 2-0 home defeat to York United FC in the Canadian Premier League on Saturday, bounced back at Tim Hortons Field against a valiant Winnipeg side. Forge opened the scoring through David Choiniere in the 33rd minute before Woobens Pacius extended the lead in the 38th to send the home team to a 2-0 half-time a
The Canadian province of Alberta introduced a vaccine passport system on Wednesday to combat a fourth wave of COVID-19 that is close to overwhelming the healthcare system, as Premier Jason Kenney apologised for mishandling the pandemic. Alberta will impose measures including capacity restrictions for businesses and a ban on indoor dining in restaurants unless patrons can show government-issued proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. Kenney has repeatedly said his government will not introduce vaccine passports and avoided using that phrase in a lengthy news conference where other measures, including work-from-home and physical distancing mandates, were also announced.
BUCKHORN — Peterborough-Kawartha NDP candidate Joy Lachica says “it’s a miracle” that Canada has a CBC after cuts to the national public broadcaster by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, compounded by cuts by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. Speaking at a Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism candidates debate Tuesday, which was livestreamed from the Buckhorn Community Centre, Lachica said Canada has the 16th lowest funding out of 18 developing countries for its public broadcaster.
"The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remains desperate," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement after a three-day visit to the South Asian nation. "The international community must therefore engage with Afghanistan – and quickly – in order to prevent a much bigger humanitarian crisis that will have not only regional, but global implications."
The province is now looking outside of its borders for additional ICU beds and staff to help treat the surging number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta. During a news conference Wednesday evening, Alberta Health Services CEO Verna Yiu said there were few options left on the table. "We are facing our greatest challenge as a provincial health-care organization at a time when most of us had hoped that this pandemic would be close to over," Yiu said. Around Alberta, on Tuesday there were 270 patients in
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing “a major success” for the French military after more than eight years fighting extremists in the Sahel. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al-Sahrawi “was neutralized by French forces” but gave no further details. It was not announced where al-Sahrawi was killed, though the Islamic State group is active along the border
The access to information system in Nunavut isn't "working as well as it should," said the territory's recently-appointed information and privacy commissioner. In his first annual report submitted to the Nunavut Legislature, Graham Steele said the territorial government is holding back more information than it needs to and not protecting Nunavummiut's personal information as well as it could. "The information law says the government has to tell its citizens what it's doing," said Steele, who sta
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. California is projected to take more arrivals than any other — more than 5,200 people, according to State Department data for the Afghan Placement and Assistance program obtained by The Associated Press. Alabama and Mississippi are each slated to welcom
Patio extensions — which popped up across the city to support social distancing during the pandemic — will continue to be seen in the city into 2022, Calgary city council voted in favour of Wednesday. Coun. Evan Woolley moved the motion. It was approved 13-0. In 2022, permanent seasonal patio extensions can be built. This allows businesses to plan what they will build next year. Woolley said many businesses didn't have certainty about extended patios, and held back on investing and building perm
The N.W.T. office of the chief public health officer (OCPHO) declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the NWT Power Corporation's Snare Hydro System worksite after two cases were identified. In a Wednesday night news release, the OCPHO said one of the infected individuals acquired COVID-19 on site while the other one acquired the disease elsewhere. An outbreak is declared in a closed facility when at least one case is acquired on site. The Snare Hydro System includes four separate hydro plants on the Sna