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Former MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco wants to end his career with Toronto FC, taking the first step on a possible return Thursday at the MLS club's pre-season camp in California. Giovinco, who turned 35 on Wednesday, trained with the team for the first time since leaving in January 2019 over a salary dispute. Without a contract for the present, it's now about seeing if Giovinco and Bob Bradley, TFC's new coach and sporting director, think it's a good fit. "I have a lot of respect for Sebastian in t
Stormy Daniels has taken her star turn on the witness stand at California lawyer Michael Avenatti's trial, telling a jury he stole from her and lied to her. (Jan. 27)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy said Tuesday that it has discharged 23 active-duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine, marking the first time it has thrown currently serving sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots. The discharges came as the Navy released new COVID-19 guidance that requires all deployed sailors and air crew to be vaccinated, but relaxes some quarantine practices on ships based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Navy leaders
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is extending its COVID-19 public health orders for another week. The rules, which include a cap on public gatherings and limits on guests in private homes, were due to expire next Tuesday, but will run until Feb. 8. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says hospitalization rates are stabilizing and the current pandemic wave may have peaked. Officials warn, however, that the health care system remains under stress and more patients may have to be moved
Cargo ships are moving through the St. Clair River in the Windsor-Detroit corridor again thanks to a resumption in ice breaking in the area. Windsor Port Authority harbour master Peter Berry said this winter has been a slow one in terms of ice accumulation, and the Canadian Coast Guard cutter Samuel Risley wasn't needed until this week. "It's been a very slow season for us relative to ice breaking," he told CBC News. "We do speak on the phone daily with industry, with U.S. and Canadian coast gua
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says the unvaccinated truckers rolling into Ottawa is a “symbol” of the frustration they feel toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his pandemic policies like vaccine mandates. He also denounced individuals involved in the convoy who are pushing extremist ideas.
During the annual state of the university address, University of Windsor president Robert Gordon touched on how learning could develop after the pandemic, saying the institution should listen to student concerns regarding increasing accessibility to learning. "I'm truly hoping that the positive lessons that we've learned, how we've been able to kind of work through these really daunting challenges over the past 20 months, will build into how we as a university become a true leader in supporting
The hospital in Whitehorse has limited to full capacity due in part to COVID-19 affecting staff there, says Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health. As of Thursday, the territory's COVID-19 website, which now includes a link to Yukon hospital bed availability, showed the capacity in Whitehorse coded red, meaning space is either extremely limited or the hospital is full. Elliott said at the moment there is only one patient admitted for COVID-19. Capacity in the Whitehors
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The issue of whether George Floyd was suffering from the disputed condition of “excited delirium” the day he was killed resurfaced Wednesday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with depriving him of his civil rights. Police arrested Floyd outside a corner store on May 25, 2020, for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for cigarettes. A panicky-sounding Floyd struggled and said he was claustrophobic as officers tried to shove th
Early on in the pandemic, Quebec was at the forefront of research into testing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 as a way to track the progression of its spread. The approach is now being used with increased frequency across North America, including in Ontario, to assist with the early detection of a rise in cases, spot neighbourhood outbreaks and prepare for an eventual rise in hospitalizations. But funding for Quebec's pilot project ran out in December, just as the highly contagious Omicron variant wa
China is using the Winter Olympics to promote winter sports, many of which are new to most Chinese, for fitness and business opportunities (Jan 28).
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit New York City next week to discuss combating gun crime with Mayor Eric Adams, a meeting that will follow the recent fatal shooting of two city police officers. The White House said Biden planned during the Feb. 3 meeting to discuss his administration's “comprehensive strategy” to combat gun crime, including increased funding for cities and states to hire more police officers and pay for community violence prevention and intervention programs. The
Canadian truck drivers determined to shut down central Ottawa over a federal government vaccine mandate rolled across the country toward the capital on Thursday, boosted by praise from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk. The protesters are unhappy that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has imposed a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers. Industry officials say 90% of drivers traversing the U.S. frontier are inoculated but a minority have refused, saying the mandate contravenes personal freedom.
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole said Thursday that he would meet with truckers on Friday as a trucker convoy rumbles toward Ottawa. O’Toole said the convoy was a symbol of the division in Canada and appealed to Canadians to show compassion toward truckers and those who haven’t been vaccinated.
SURREY, B.C. — The Mounties called in explosive experts after a person walked into one of their offices in Surrey, B.C., with a grenade on Thursday. The RCMP say someone went to their Guildford office to hand over the device, saying it was found at a nearby park. The office and surrounding area had to be evacuated because it was unclear if the grenade was still functioning. Streets around the detachment were also closed as a precaution. Const. Sarbjit Sangha says in a news release that anyone wh
Ottawa police say they have been in touch with leaders of a trucker convoy over weekend protest plans in the capital and are getting ready for several scenarios — including violence.
VANCOUVER — Canadian National Railway says it will not pursue criminal charges against protesters accused of defying an injunction and blocking a CN rail line in northwestern British Columbia nearly two years ago. The BC Prosecution Service announced in April it was not in the public interest to pursue criminal contempt charges against protesters, but a B.C. Supreme Court ruling last month found CN could continue its own legal action. In an email statement Friday, Canadian National says it is sa
Calgarians can now explore the history of Chinatown and the area's buildings through an online interactive map. The map, which launched on Thursday, was created by artist and architect Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong. Wong is based in New York City, but from January to March in 2020, she was roaming the streets of Calgary's Chinatown to learn the area's history. Wong was the artist in residence for the Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency, a position created by the city and The New Gallery. For the past two y
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