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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crowds of bikers are rumbling their way towards South Dakota's Black Hills this week, raising fears that COVID-19 infections will be unleashed among the 700,000 people expected to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally, which starts Friday, has become a haven for those eager to escape coronavirus precautions. Last year, the rally hardly slowed down, with roughly 460,000 people attending. Masks were mostly ditched as bikers crowded into bars, tattoo parlors an
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India's financial-crime agency has asked Walmart's Flipkart and its founders to explain why they shouldn't face a penalty of $1.35 billion for alleged violation of foreign investment laws, three sources and an agency official told Reuters. The Enforcement Directorate agency has been investigating e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc for years for allegedly bypassing foreign investment laws that strictly regulate multi-brand retail and restrict such companies to operating a marketplace for sellers. The Enforcement Directorate official, who declined to be named, said the case concerned an investigation into allegations that Flipkart attracted foreign investment and a related party, WS Retail, then sold goods to consumers on its shopping website, which was prohibited under law.
PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports that the 1967 copy of “Coins You Can Collect" by Burton Hobson arrived last month at the Plymouth Public Library in Luzerne County along with a $20 bill. An accompanying unsigned letter, written as if by the book itself, said “Fifty years ago (yes 50!), a little girl checked me out of this library in 1971. At
DRYDEN, Ont. — Provincial officials say they expect more wildfires to start burning in northwestern Ontario due to recent lightning and the intensity of existing fires during dry conditions. Four new wildfires have been reported in the region, bringing the area's total active fires to 109. Seventeen fires are not under control, four are being held, 14 are under control and 74 are being monitored. The province says the forest fire hazard is "high" across most of the northwest with central Nipigon
Following Tuesday's announcement of Ontario's back-to-school strategy, which will see the return on in-class learning, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health has now indicated that there likely won't be any restrictions for children 12 and older who have not received COVID-19 vaccination.
$50,000 in grant funding will go to local Search and Rescue groups, courtesy of the Peace River Regional District. Directors voted in favour of the motion at their July 22 board meeting, with the funding being used for capital and operational costs. $25,273 will go to North Peace Search and Rescue Society, $9,978.14 for the South Peace Emergency Response Team, and $14,748.86 for the Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue Society. The funds will be used for vehicle insurance, training, and equipment by
Les vaccins contre la Covid ont-ils vraiment un effet sur la fertilité masculine ? Non répondent les études. Par contre le virus, qui est capable de coloniser le système reproducteur, oui.
As global travel resumes, now is the perfect time to establish new conversations for what ethical travel might look like.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to finally repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, an early round of action in a growing Democratic push to reclaim congressional say over U.S. military strikes and deployments. Committee members voted 14-8, with three Republicans voting with Democrats, to repeal the 1991 measure that sanctioned the U.S.-led Gulf War to expel Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait, and the 2002 measur
Over 150 years after the Confederation of Canada, the first Indigenous Governor General has been inaugurated and the Canadian Oath of Citizenship revised to include the recognition of First Nations, was and Métis rights. These steps are part of the reconciliation process, with the new oath honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 94, and thereby laying “the foundation for a relationship built on respect and reciprocity,” says Charlene Seward, director of program develop
WASHINGTON (AP) — The party for the nation's 44th president will go on, but only for family and close friends. Former President Barack Obama has scaled back his 60th birthday bash set for this weekend at his Martha's Vineyard home off the Massachusetts coast due to the surge of infections blamed on the delta variant of the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Attendance is now limited to family and close friends. Published reports had said hundreds of celebrities, politicos and others were ex
A pair of medical experts say preparing ahead of time for the possibility of prolonged, thick wildfire smoke is critical to both physical and mental health. Air quality warnings remain in place for much of Canada, in particular in B.C., as wildfires burn all over North America. After the record-breaking wildfire seasons of 2017 and 2018 in B.C.'s Interior, and a bout of choking wildfire smoke over the South Coast in 2020, British Columbians have become used to smoky summer skies. Smoke has cause
Every classroom in Ontario schools without mechanical ventilation systems will have a standalone HEPA unit upon students' return this fall, the education minister announced a day after his back-to-school plan was unveiled. Stephen Lecce said schools across the province will have improvements in air quality in order to allow kids to return to in-person learning.
The unions representing Canada's border agents are warning travellers to expect long lineups and delays at airports and border crossings if workers proceed with planned job action on Friday. Around 8,500 workers represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) are set to take part in a work-to-rule strike which will see agents performing only the minimum amount of work required by their contracts. "We truly hoped we wouldn't be forced to tak
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel summoned Wednesday ambassadors of U.N. Security Council member states and urged for action against Iran following last week’s drone strike off the coast of Oman on a merchant vessel linked to an Israeli billionaire. A joint statement by the defense and foreign affairs ministry said that Israel called on the diplomats to have their governments “set clear boundaries for Iran ... to cease its aggressive conduct.” At the same time, it restated that “Israel will maintain the r
This article contains content about residential “schools” that may be triggering. Photos by Amy Romer. On the shores of the town of Chemainus, on the traditional territory of Puneluxutth’, thousands of people in orange shirts gather in memory of the survivors, victims and intergenerational survivors of Canada’s residential “school” system. Organized by the Penelakut Tribe, the Spune’luxutth Sulxwe’en Memorial Walk (or March for the Children), began at the Chemainus Salish Sea Market on Aug. 2 an
The Fort St John Women’s Resource Society is planning an online auction for September and have been accepting item donations to that end. There were 1,686 people who accessed food services in June, a record breaker for the organization. The goal is to raise $10,000, which will be used to restock the society's shelves. “We’re hitting unprecedented levels, it’s unbelievable,” said Executive Director Amanda Trotter. “We’ve always worked on the premise that it gets a bit quieter in summer, but that
An annual event promoting local non-profit organizations, their services and the need for volunteers is coming back this year — but to a different venue and at a different time. The 28th annual Welcome To Timmins Night will be held on Aug. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. About 40 exhibitors will take up three blocks of Third Avenue on Wednesday night. “It’s very exciting. We’re looking forward to it,” said Shashanka Rangi, Timmins Local Immigration Partnership (TLIP) co-ordinator. Kirkland Lake Gold h
Safety is top of mind as the 2021 Atlantic Rugby Championships are set to take place in Saint John this weekend. The tournament will host about 450 participants from the East Coast at Millidgeville North School. "It's massive for us," Curtis Lauzon, technical director for Rugby NB, told Information Morning Saint John. "Obviously we've had a tough couple of years, but to be able to host this is phenomenal." He said the tournament was supposed to happen just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, a