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As the Township of Mapleton considers lower speed limits and the creation of a traffic calming policy, it’s also unveiled new lawn signs, asking motorists to “drive slow.” Township economic development and marketing coordinator Aly Cripps said around 75 of the 100 signs ordered are still up for grabs and can be picked up at the township office at 7265 Side Road 16 in Drayton. Interested residents are asked to bring a donation to the Drayton Area Food Bank in exchange for a placard. At a meeting
ROMA, Texas (Reuters) -The number of migrant children in Border Patrol facilities has been steadily rising, an analysis of U.S. government data shows, as record numbers crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in July, renewing a politically sensitive issue for President Joe Biden. On Aug. 1 there were more than 2,200 unaccompanied children in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, more than double the number just a month earlier, according to daily statistics provided by the government since March and compiled by Reuters. A CBP spokesperson said that number includes Mexican children who are quickly returned to their home country, as well as Central American children who are transferred to U.S. federal shelters.
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is not departing New York. The low-cost airline announced Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Queens and expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue had considered moving its headquarters to Florida when its lease at a building in Long Island City ends in 2023. The airline already operates a training center in Orlando and has a subsidiary based in Fort Lauderdale. Instead, the airline said that after going through a competitive
Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Alon Vaisman shares advice for parents as kids get vaccinated before their return to the classroom and what health measures he would like to see included in Ontario’s anticipated back-to-school plan.
Jennifer Gagnon had vehicle reservations on a ferry sailing leaving Pender Island for Tsawassen at 11:40 a.m. Monday. Or so she thought. It turned out Gagnon was one of dozens of customers who booked a trip leaving the Southern Gulf Islands at the end of the holiday long weekend only to find out after arriving at the terminal that BC Ferries had sold rides for a sailing that did not exist. BC Ferries has since apologized online and by email to customers who had purchased reservations for the sai
Tiny bugs in Quebec could be carrying clues about the future of some of the most iconic animals in Saskatchewan. University of Saskatchewan Professor Philip McLoughlin is one of the authors of a new paper that found outbreaks of spruce budworms, which also appear in Saskatchewan, are impacting caribou populations. "It's bound to also be a factor in other places, including possibly northern Saskatchewan," McLoughlin said. Woodland Caribou have been listed under the Federal Species at Risk Act (SA
Fireworks, non-alcoholic drinks, free pizza for the kids, and a youth dance party? Yes, East Ferris has it all this Sunday, as they ring in the civic long weekend. The soiree takes place behind the Municipal Office in Corbeil, just off highway 94, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Once darkness falls, fireworks erupt. Although the event is hailed as a youth dance party—at least according to the poster circulating—Mayor Pauline Rochefort explains that the evening is open to all, as the fireworks provide a c
The federal government will provide $366,000 to the University of New Brunswick to research challenges women face accessing surgical abortions in the province. Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu and Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin made the announcement Tuesday in Fredericton outside Clinic 554, New Brunswick's only privately funded abortion clinic. The research will focus mainly on the work done at Clinic 554 between 2015 and 2020 and identify gaps and barriers, such as costs, transportation, and d
Carrie Woolley wasn’t reinventing the wheel. What the Simcoe farmer proposed — to have sheep graze in fruit orchards, using the same land to produce several food sources — was how farming had been done for centuries. “If you looked at farms in Ontario 50, 60, 70 years ago, this was common practice,” she said. “My grandmother in Tillsonburg, she talks about how she’d run pigs through her apple orchard after they’d harvested. It’s not really a new concept.” But times changed as farms grew and oper
As plans to develop a supervised consumption site progress in Windsor, the partners behind the site are seeking feedback from the public on two possible locations. The Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) has narrowed the location down to 101 Wyandotte St. E. and 628 Goyeau St., both in downtown Windsor. WECOSS is hosting four online town hall sessions from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6 where the public can ask questions about the locations and hear from experts including a person w
One thousand tonnes of material a year is kept out of the landfill in Southgate through the township’s composting operation. A thorough review of the site at the former Egremont landfill was included in a “compost plan” on council’s July 28 agenda. The site uses open windrows on a concrete pad, with household organics about 85 to 90 percent of the volume with the remainder food waste. The recipe for the windrows is one part of that material (nitrogen) to three parts chipped wood or similar (carb
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business Tuesday and was later tracked down and fatally shot by police after he refused to drop his weapon, authorities said. The shooting happened at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Nashville. The suspect had left before officers arrived, but they spotted him at a nearby intersection carrying a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine, Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told news outlets. The su
COVID-19 can now be treated like any other "vaccine-preventable disease," according to the Nunavut government's newly released long-term plan for dealing with the pandemic. The document released Tuesday and called Nunavut's Path: Living with COVID-19, says the end goal is to lift the public health emergency, which has been in place for over a year. "The virus is now a vaccine-preventable disease that no longer requires immediate community shutdowns, drastic public health measures, or a complete
Dandelion Renewables, headquartered in Alberta and with an office in Maple Creek, looks to help provide the agricultural industry with new and innovative ways to be energy efficient. Offering their services to British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Dandelion Renewables offers primarily solar and wind energy consultations and contracts for both large and small scale projects, such as electric car charging stations. Large projects have included work with pork and dairy producers, as well as
Erin Mayor Allan Alls is welcoming news the installation of an emergency generator at Erin Centre 2000 will allow the building to be used as a shelter in case of natural disasters. The new equipment is part of a $2.6 million upgrade to the facility announced in early July. Federal and provincial governments will cover $1.9 million, the municipality will contribute the rest. “It’s been my biggest push since I’ve been elected,” Alls said, referring to the creation of an emergency shelter in Erin.
DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday were deciding a ballot proposal that calls for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Changes to the city charter with Proposal P have been opposed by some who say it could increase spending by the city, which still has to carefully monitor its finances that for several years had been under state oversight following Detroit’s historic 2
Dr. Jenn Turner of New Westminster, B.C., is the daughter of Keith and Marie Turner, who farmed near Maxwell, north east of Dundalk. She attended Osprey Central and Grey Highlands Secondary School in Flesherton and worked at the Dundalk pool in the 1990s. Jenn, a certified chiropractic sport specialist, was with the Canadian cycling team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She was on the support team for BMX bike athletes, and works year-round with the team. She and her husband Kevin Lunnie (als
Ottawa reports three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday. No local health authority reports a COVID-19 hospital patient. A new outbreak makes up most new cases in the Belleville area. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday and no new deaths. It removed two cases from its total, as it's been doing from time to time as it double-checks its database (often due to residents living in other regions). There are 42 known active cases in the capital. Its medi
Premier François Legault and Mayor Valérie Plante say they are troubled by gun violence in Montreal, after three people were shot dead in an apartment building in the Rivière-des-Prairies neighborhood on Monday night. Montreal police say two other people were injured in the shooting, which took place on Perras Boulevard, near 54th Avenue, around 7 p.m. Officers returned to the scene early Tuesday morning to interview witnesses and look for surveillance footage that may have caught the incident o
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