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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
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the U.S. and a substantial chunk of the population resists vaccination. It was also a reversal from the sentiment P
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
From July 26-30, tune in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition at 7:10 a.m. for All Out Vancouver — a new special series produced by CBC's Kiran Singh that explores how the city of Vancouver supports its LGBTQ residents, many of whom seek refuge in the city because of its reputation as a safe haven. People from around the world have immigrated to Vancouver for the quality of life and scenic beauty for years. But for some members of the LGBTQ community, Vancouver is also where they've found a chan
As conditions remain hot and dry through the southern Prairies this week, a severe storm threat bubbles up over central Alberta for Monday night.
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.
Some people in the Halifax-area communities of Timberlea, Lakeside and Beechville feel a decades-old promise has been broken by regional council. Last week, council voted to approve ending the process of sorting and separating organics and recyclables from the garbage bags sent to the Otter Lake landfill. An agreement made in 1999 ensured the waste processing facility would include a front-end processor and waste stabilization facility. These processes make sure no organic garbage goes into the
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
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.
The U.S. is wrapping up its combat mission against ISIS by the end of the year, shifting to an advisory and training role. President Joe Biden also promised the Iraqi prime minister half a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Calgary naturalist Brian Keating was hiking in the Sunshine Meadows in Banff on Friday when he saw something unusual: a black Columbian ground squirrel. "I thought it was a pine marten, then I thought it was a mink, but I was up in the alpine, so what's a mink doing up there?" Keating told The Homestretch on Monday. "I took a photograph of it and as soon as I looked at it I realized I had something pretty special." A black squirrel might not seem like a big deal, considering their abundance in C
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Monday for election to a third term, in which Trump called the legally beleaguered incumbent “a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down.” In a statement, Trump said Paxton is strong on crime, border security, gun rights, sound elections and the U.S. Constitution. “He is a true Texan who will keep Texas safe — and will never let you down,” his endorsement message c
New COVID-19 cases in B.C. continue to rise, with 112 reported today—the highest since June 17. Six of today’s cases are epidemiologically linked, and the province’s cumulative total has reached 148,842. Of the new cases, 15 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 30 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 59 in the Interior Health region, three in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada. With new daily ca
RUSTIC, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a third person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire. One person is still missing. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office was notified Monday that a man's body was found in the Poudre River, a day after another man was found dead in the waterway. On Tuesday, a woman's body was found near the small community of Rustic, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Denver
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
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.
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