Fearless Forecast Week: 2 || 4.2 REC, 54.5 YDS, 0.5 TD
Projected Points: 10.25
Fearless Forecast Week: 2 || 4.2 REC, 54.5 YDS, 0.5 TD
Projected Points: 10.25
The World Meteorological Organization puts the odds of a weak La Niña re-emerging at around 40 per cent.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced the move during a meeting with BLM employees on Friday, the agency said in a statement. Interior is the agency that oversees BLM. The announcement comes two years after the Republican Trump administration said putting BLM's headquarters in the West, where most federal lands are located, would save taxpayers $50 million and bring officials closer to the areas they serve.
The trial in Hamilton of a Niagara police officer who was shot by one of his colleagues has stalled until next week over questions about improper access to evidence. Const. Nathan Parker is facing assault charges, despite the fact he was the one shot multiple times during a November 2018 confrontation with Det.-Sgt. Shane Donovan that erupted out of a disagreement over a bathroom break. At the heart of the issue that's slowed the Ontario Court of Justice trial is a hefty packet of disclosure fro
A new provincial health order on COVID-19 exempts players under the age of 18 from having to wear masks in indoor facilities while they are playing sports. The players will still have to wear masks when they are not actively playing. The provincial government made the announcement on Thursday during a lengthy update that included an order for masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces, as well as proof of vaccination or mandatory testing for all provincial employees. The order settled a debate
Canadian officials are disputing reports in Chinese media that a famous sailor from that country attempting to circumnavigate the Arctic was turned back in the Northwest Passage. On Monday, the state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported that Zhai Mo and his two-man crew travelling aboard a 25-metre solar-powered yacht had entered the Northwest Passage and were sailing across Baffin Bay. CGTN reported Thursday that Zhai had been "illegally stopped" in the Lancaster Sound, an area
An autonomous ocean glider was disabled by a shark attack Sunday night near Sable Island, abruptly ending a scientific mission and putting the vehicle out of service for months. The wave glider was 200 kilometres off the coast of Nova Scotia listening for tagged halibut. "We lost communication with the rudder module, so we were no longer able to steer the glider, so it was drifting freely," said Richard Davis, manager of the glider group at Dalhousie University. "But we still had communication w
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of the three trial judges declared the December 2018 law is unconstitutional, even though it was designed to implement a photo voter ID mandate added to the North Carolina Constitution in a referendum just weeks earlier. They said the law was rushed and intent
People who lost homes during spring flooding in the N.W.T. communities of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie River will now have to wait until early 2022 for those residences to be replaced. The timeline was pushed back, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by Shane Thompson, the territory's minister of municipal and community affairs, because "more time is needed" to deliver on customizations that meet residents' long term needs. "Residents were offered options, and they have agreed that t
Investigators are looking for three male suspects in connection with Thursday's double shooting and kidnapping in Hamilton that left a father badly injured, one of his sons dead and another son with gunshot injuries. Faqir Ali, 63, who police said was severely beaten but not shot, and his surviving son remained hospitalized Friday in stable condition. At a media briefing Friday, Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk of Hamilton Police Service's Major Crime Unit identified Ali's deceased son and provided info
Nova Scotia nurses joined their colleagues across Canada in a rally Friday. Nurses assembled, placards in hand, in front of the Nova Scotia Nurses' Union headquarters in Halifax to demand that the nursing crisis be addressed and to call for improvements in health care. Janet Hazelton, the union president, said a turnout of fewer than 50 nurses at the Halifax rally was a direct result of staffing shortages that meant nurses could not get time off work to participate. She said the union has been c
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Odette formed off the mid-Atlantic coast Friday and is expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. Odette was traveling to the northeast at 15 mph (24 kph) Friday evening and was located about 225 miles (365 kph) southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph). Swells generated by the storm are affecting parts of the mid-Atlantic coast and will cause danger
At least two P.E.I. residents are disappointed they won't be able to vote in this year's federal election because they'll be self-isolating on election day. Matej Hanzl and his family are required to self-isolate after his daughter was identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case Tuesday afternoon. This means Hanzl and his partner won't be able to go out and cast a ballot on Sept. 20. "It's unfortunate," Hanzl said. "I've never not voted, so I've always like to have my say and put my vote in
Central Elgin councillors on Monday, Aug. 16, rejected an appeal to reconsider charging rent to a weather-forecasting business if it wanted to place a weather station on municipal property in Port Stanley harbour. Earlier this year, Weatherflow told councillors that the station would play an important role in reporting and predicting weather in the Port Stanley area, since other monitoring stations were miles away and the village had a microclimate of its own. Councillors agreed, but imposed an
Quebec's Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says the provincial government is working to improve services for Indigenous people, but he concedes it will take a long time. Lafrenière made the comments today in Quebec City, two years after retired Superior Court justice Jacques Viens issued 142 recommendations for improving relations between Indigenous people and certain provincial agencies. Lafrenière says the government is now working on 68 of those recommendations, up from 51 a year ago
Dealing the White House a stinging setback, an FDA panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, instead endorsing the extra dose for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. (Sept. 17)
The head of the body in charge of billions of dollars in New Brunswick government employee pension funds appeared before a committee of MLAs Friday and directly rejected criticisms by the office of the auditor-general it has been wrongly refusing access to its records. "We felt a little bit exposed when that original AG (auditor general) report came out and we didn't have the opportunity to respond," John Sinclair, the president of Vestcor, said during a two hour hearing in front of the Legislat
Bayham councillors have approved a proposal from Fire Chief Harry Baranik to install “dry hydrants” on a half-dozen farm ponds in the north end of Bayham, to draw water from in case of fires. At a council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 19, he reported that water pressure in Vienna and Port Burwell dropped whenever fires were being fought. Without municipal water service in Straffordville or Eden, firefighters trucked water from Vienna to those sites if needed, again causing the same issue. That water
The executive council of the Nunatsiavut government has rejected the NunatuKavut community council's claim to land in Labrador. In a media release Thursday, the Nunatsiavut government said following a "research and consultation process," it had concluded that while NunatuKavut may have some Indigenous members, it has no viable land claim. "Our consultations and the history of our people make our position clear. We do not recognize the NCC proposed land claim, " said Nunatsiavut's executive counc
Cape Breton regional councillors are challenging data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, saying the latest numbers could make it difficult to get financing for affordable housing. The CMHC's last survey in October 2020 showed vacancies are up and some rents are down compared to the previous year. Lawrence Shebib, executive director of the North Sydney Food Bank Society, said regardless of the numbers, there's definitely a need for affordable housing. "We see it, just people living
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will convene a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly aimed at boosting vaccinations worldwide with the goal of ending the pandemic by the end of 2022. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States will be asking participants to commit to "a higher level of ambition" on making vaccines available on a more equitable basis and getting shots in arms, among other steps recommended to address the pandemic. Biden travels to New York on Monday for his first trip as president to attend the U.N. General Assembly and will speak to the gathered world leaders on Tuesday.