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Eagles hit the low tide shoreline durning the heat wave in the Comox Valley of British Columbia.
Eagles hit the low tide shoreline durning the heat wave in the Comox Valley of British Columbia.
MONTREAL — Quebec is offering an extra dose of mRNA vaccine to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status. A third dose is being made available because some countries don't consider people fully vaccinated if they have received a mix of COVID-19 vaccines, the Health Department said Monday. "The administration of an additional dose of vaccine remains an exceptional measure for people who have an essential trip planned outside the country, in the short ter
OTTAWA — Canada's first Indigenous Governor General is promising to meet Canadians across the country, understand their concerns and bring a renewed purpose to her office "to meet this moment" in the country's shared history. Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, became the country’s 30th representative of the head of state on Monday. She is the fifth woman to fill the role. Simon pledged to help the country reckon with the historical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, includ
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban. The statement said 46 members of the Afghan forces, including five officers, crossed the border late Sunday near the Pakistani border town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Afghan soldiers "have been provided food, shelter and necessary medical care as per establ
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly, tightening restrictions in an effort to slow rising coronavirus infections in the nation’s most populous state, mostly among the unvaccinated. The new rule will take effect next month, officials announced Monday. There are at least 238,000 state employees, according to the California controller's office, and at least 2 million health care wor
As families in Magnetawan cope with a childcare services shortage issue, the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board has proposed two solutions that may help parents. The first suggestion calls for the DSSAB and Magnetawan to work as partners and make the recruitment of new Home Child Care Program providers a priority. This will mean identifying and hiring qualified personnel who can look after children in a daycare setting. The second solution will see the DSSAB commit to d
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account. “The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said. "She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.” The tweet was confirmed via email by Boxer's son, Douglas Boxer, an attorney. Responding to multi
Students taking virtual summer classes at Eastview Public School in Toronto were enthusiastic Monday as Mary Simon was officially sworn in as Canada's first Indigenous Governor General. The importance of the moment was underscored by a special guest, Elder Joanne Dallaire, who encouraged the students to ask her absolutely any question they could think of. "The kids had a lot of questions," said Michael Sanders, the school's principal. "Joanne was a huge guiding influence for us." Eastview Public
U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday while real U.S. bond yields hit all-time lows, as a sell-off in Chinese shares, economic growth concerns and an imminent Federal Reserve meeting put some investors on guard and drove profit-taking. Unsettled by a sharp sell-off in Chinese stocks overnight, where concerns about the impact of a recent tightening in government regulations pummelled prices, global equity markets wobbled on Tuesday amid a spike in volatility. In the United States, investors were also turning cautious ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that begins Tuesday.
A hat trick from Connor Braid and a 36-12 victory over Japan was just enough for Canada's men's rugby sevens team to reach the quarter-finals in its first Olympics. Canada (1-2) dropped its first two matches at Tokyo 2020 to Great Britain (2-1) and Fiji (3-0), who both qualified for the quarter-finals from Pool B. The top two teams in each of the three pools advance to the quarter-finals, with the final two spots awarded to the remaining teams with the best records. Canada's point differential o
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Phyllis Gould, one of the millions of women who worked in defense plants in World War II and who later relentlessly fought for recognition of those “Rosie the Riveters,” has died. She was 99. Gould, who lived in Fairfax, north of San Francisco, died on July 20 from complications of a stroke, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “She wants on her gravestone: ‘Mission Accomplished,’” her 95-year-old sister, Marian Sousa, told the paper on Monday. “I think she did it all.” Dur
SEOUL (Reuters) -South and North Korea have restored hotlines that Pyongyang severed a year ago when ties deteriorated sharply, and the two countries' leaders are renewing efforts to rebuild relations, Seoul's presidential office said on Tuesday. The decision on the hotlines was made by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who have exchanged multiple letters since April when they marked the third anniversary of their first summit, said Moon's press secretary, Park Soo-hyun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot this weekend when his SWAT team tried to rescue people held hostage inside a San Joaquin Valley home by a man armed with an AK-47-style rifle and a handgun, authorities said Monday. Four other people were also killed in the shootout, including the gunman — who had been previously arrested multiple times for domestic violence offenses, according to Lt. Joel Swanson, a spokesperson for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. (Editor’s not
Director Theo Kapidistrias is this year's top winner of the Prism Prize for his work on the music video for Haviah Mighty's Thirteen, organizers said Monday. The win, one of several prizes recognizing achievement and artistry in Canadian music videos, comes with $20,000. Kapidistrias's work on Mighty's video beat out that of nine other shortlisted artists, who did videos for musicians including TOBi, Mustafa and Sean Leon. Alongside Kapidistrias's win, the fan-voted audience award went to direct
Cory Stephens does not like being the centre of attention. But that’s unavoidable now since Stephens has been announced as the 2021 recipient of the Aboriginal Business Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and CIBC join forces to select a deserving award recipient each year. “I shy away from the limelight and I always have,” Stephens said. “But an award like this makes me incredibly proud.” The accolade Stephens has won recognizes an i
WHITEHORSE — Yukon reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday that had been diagnosed over the previous three days. There were 90 active infections in the territory, which has recorded 513 new cases since June 1 out of the 579 that have been diagnosed since the pandemic began. A statement from the territory says the latest cases are spread throughout Yukon. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Brendan Hanley says health officials are seeing clusters of cases in Watson Lake, a town in southeast Y
Representative for Kanye West says the performer is living inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete "Donda," his 10th studio album. (July 26)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, an announcement that reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy. Even before Biden took office, the main U.S. focus has been assisting Iraqi forces, not fighting on their behalf. And Biden did not say if he planned to reduce the number of troops in Iraq, now about 2,500. The announcement comes on the heels of Biden’s decision to withdraw fully fro
Non GAAP operating income doubled to $235 million in the first quarter. Trends like working from home and the rise of online gaming continued to fuel Logitech's performance as it lapped tough comparisons with last year's pandemic-boosted sales. The Swiss-American company, which makes computer keyboards, mice and webcams, has been boosted in recent months as more people worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kanye West has been living inside an Atlanta stadium while working on his new album. A representative for the performer said Monday that West planned to remain inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete “Donda,” his 10th studio album. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. West held a massive listening session at the stadium Thursday and was seen on social media attending a soc
NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer can represent himself at his upcoming retrial on espionage charges, a judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty said in a written order that Joshua Schulte had shown that he was sure he wanted to act as his own lawyer. Schulte, 32, faces an October trial on charges that he leaked CIA secrets to WikiLeaks, which published materials in 2017 that revealed how the CIA hacked Apple and Android smartphones in overseas spying operations and eff