Four day "vaccine festival" underway to encourage jabs
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Four day "vaccine festival" underway to encourage jabs
A disaster relief fund has been set up to help provide the essentials to people in Wheatley, Ont., who are still displaced after an explosion at the end of August. The municipality of Chatham-Kent said in a news release Friday that its employment and social services division is working with the Wheatley Recovery Group — made up of the Wheatley Food Bank and Wheatley BIA — to offer a disaster relief fund. People can apply online, and can list their needs through the form. Seven people were sent t
Autumn officially begins this week, all while Saskatchewan is dealing with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly infectious Delta variant continues to be an issue in the province and children under the age of 12 are at risk due to being ineligible for any of the COVID-19 vaccines. CBC Saskatchewan spoke to Dr. Ayisha Kurji, a pediatrician in Saskatoon and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan, to find out the risk levels of classic fall activities
The so-called KNP Complex fire, which was ignited by lightning earlier this month, reached the western edge of Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, home to a group of ancient sequoia trees dubbed the Four Guardsmen. But protection measures including wrapping the bases of the huge trees in fire-resistant coverings kept safe "these national treasures," Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officials wrote early on Sunday in a Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS. The Guardsmen mark the entrance to the Giant Forest, a grove of some 2,000 sequoias.
Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections on the campaign Ledon Wellon sighs, laughs and shakes her head when trying to put her feelings about the federal election campaign into words. The 31-year-old hair stylist living in Mount P
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton maintained its impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Sunday. VAR benefited Brighton as Leicester had two equalizers ruled out in the final stages, with Harvey Barnes judged to be offside and obstructing the goalkeeper on both occasions. Neal Maupay put Brighton ahead from the penalty spot in the 35th minute, sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way, and Danny Welbeck doubled the hosts' lead just after the break
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living is calling on the provincial government to investigate the alleged abuse and neglect of a disabled woman inside a Stephenville care home. Allison Decker had been living in a basement apartment in the western Newfoundland town, and was under 24-hour care from staff of the Bay St. George Residential Support Board. Decker, 46, developed intellectual disabilities after suffering multiple seizures that caused significant brain damage just
The Nature Trust of B.C. plans to re-naturalize and enhance part of the Englishman River Estuary with a $6 million donation. The group will be purchasing a 2.8-hectare property near Parksville with the goal of re-naturalizing and enhancing the area as well as creating a public access nature park. Jasper Lament, CEO of the Nature Trust of British Columbia, says the acquisition is part of a long series of acquisitions by the Nature Trust along the Englishman River since 1978. "It's an exciting wee
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé has given himself a year to fix staffing shortages in the province's beleaguered health-care system, he told the Coalition Avenir Québec youth caucus this weekend. Dubé said he wants the network to undergo "mammoth" changes that would reform several areas, at the meeting in Quebec City on Saturday. He said his intention is to table a health care bill that would include ways to attract nurses back to the public system, which now has about 4,000 nursing positi
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control. Two weeks ago, Steven Cotter apologized on Facebook for earlier posts he made about Shariah law and supporting a ban on the burqa worn by some Muslim women. However the imams say when Cotter met with local Muslim leaders on Sept. 15, he repeated his apology but "refused to say
LONDON (AP) — Anything Liverpool can do, Chelsea can do exactly the same. Chelsea continued matching each of Liverpool's results through the first five rounds of the Premier League season by beating Tottenham 3-0 on Sunday. The European champions took the lead four minutes into the second half after Thiago Silva darted into space to meet a corner from Marcos Alonso with a header. The goal was more fortuitous in the 57th minute after N’Golo Kante, who came on at halftime and changed the game, saw
Peel Regional Police is hoping a 15-minute anonymous survey will help the police force tackle systemic racism and discrimination. The survey, which went online earlier this week and will remain open for submissions until Sept. 30, is a joint effort between the police force, the Peel Police Services Board and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The triad signed a memorandum of understanding in 2020 agreeing to work together to address the problem. The urgency of the task, according to the
French Fishermen have gathered on the Armanville Plage in protest over what they called "bad faith" actions by the UK authorities on fishing licenses.View on euronews
Josh Mellor, who was supposed to be helping with the tractor pull at the Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan B.C. this weekend, is instead fighting for his life in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 39-year-old father of two young daughters is unvaccinated. His wife, Miranda Mellor, is double vaccinated and is now urging people to get the 'Jab for Josh.' A Facebook group titled 'Josh's Fan Club' started by Mellor's family now has around 1,300 members, and more than a hundred posts from well-wisher
Toronto Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at an Etobicoke elementary school after officials identified two cases linked to the school. In a number of tweets on the weekend, TPH said the cases surfaced at Elmlea Junior School, a junior kindergarten through grade five school in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood. TPH said it is investigating the outbreak and working with the school community to inform close contacts of those infected. Anyone considered a close contact is being asked to s
Ottawa reported 62 more cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Sunday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 62 more COVID-19 cases and one death on Sunday. The last time health officials reported a death in the nation's capital was Sept. 10. The city is up to 498 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical O
DEL RIO, Texas/CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (Reuters) -U.S. border agents began expelling plane-loads of mostly Haitian migrants from a large makeshift camp they had set up after wading across the Rio Grande separating Mexico and the United States, with repatriation flights arriving in Haiti on Sunday. The sprawling camp under the international bridge attracted more than 12,000 migrants at one point and marked a new challenge for U.S. authorities, who have sought to reduce the flow of Central Americans and now hundreds of Haitians who have fled rampant poverty, gang violence and seemingly non-stop natural disasters back home.
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a shooting near a popular sports complex and ice rink on Saturday that left one person injured. At about 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 18, police responded to a report of shots fired near Sprott Street and Norland Avenue — just blocks from the Scotia Barn sports arena and Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. A 33-year-old man was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. Police say a suspect fled the area in a dark-coloured SUV. "The investigation is ongoing
OTTAWA — Four in 10 Canadians polled in a recent online survey say they're vote is being influenced by how they feel the federal government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll, conducted by Leger for the Association of Canadian Studies, comes as leaders are making their final push toward election day. Association president Jack Jedwab says the Liberals really wanted this vote to be about their handling of COVID-19, and for some that is the case. The poll can't be given a margin of error beca
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military escort carried his coffin to the El Alia Cemetery’s special section reserved for those who fought for Algeria’s independence from France, folks who are today considered martyrs. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who on Saturday declar
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo began the comeback as Manchester United won 2-1 at West Ham thanks to Mark Noble missing a penalty in stoppage time for the hosts straight after being brought off the bench on Sunday. The club captain was sent on by manager David Moyes to take the penalty after Luke Shaw handled in the area. The long-serving midfielder, who retires at the end of the season, had not missed a spotkick since December 2016, but he was denied a winner by United goalkeeper David De Gea.