With meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
With meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.
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
The race to develop COVID-19 vaccines has opened up research opportunities to study coronavirus treatments, which could help deal with the illness if it becomes endemic, Edmonton researchers say. Some experts predict that COVID-19 may become endemic — meaning a base level of infection remains within Canada and may show up annually like the flu. So researchers, including University of Alberta physics professor Michael Woodside, are looking into coronavirus treatments. "Fortunately, it was clear p
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of foreigners have left Indonesia in recent weeks, airport records released Tuesday showed, apparently spurred by a brutal pandemic wave and a general shortage of vaccines, which have gone to high-priority groups first. Indonesia now has the most confirmed daily cases in Asia, as infections and deaths have surged over the past month and India’s massive outbreak has waned. Infections peaked in mid-July, with the highest daily average reported at more than 50,00
Charlottetown council will reconsider its own position on short-term vacation rentals in favour of a more restrictive regulation model that could convert more homes back into long-term rentals. It's time for city council to reassess its position, said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown, in light of a public meeting in May in which many residents voiced support for a more restrictive policy than the one endorsed by council last year. Brown said council needs "to start with a clean slate" ahead of a
Montreal police have issued an Amber Alert. They are looking for a 16-year-old girl who they say was abducted by her 22 year old brother overnight. According to police, Zahraa Jaafar has been abducted by Ali Mohammad Jaafar. Investigators are looking for a red Nissan Altima, with the following license plate: Y86 XCZ. The alert went out just after 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
Libya will return to "square one" and the turmoil of 2011 if national elections planned for December are delayed, the speaker of parliament said, with a new rival government likely to set itself up in the east. The elections are seen in the West as a critical step in efforts to bring stability to Libya, which has been in chaos since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Libya, a major oil and gas producer, was divided in 2014 between an internationally recognised government in the west and a rival administration in the east that established its own institutions.
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand began transporting some people who tested positive for the coronavirus from Bangkok to their hometowns on Tuesday for isolation and treatment to alleviate the burden on the capital’s overwhelmed medical system. A train carrying more than 100 patients and medical workers in full protective gear left the city for the northeast. It will drop patients off in seven provinces, where they will be met by health officers and taken to hospitals. Medical authorities i
Farmers across Saskatchewan say they are feeling the overwhelming mental and financial stress of crop contracts and poor harvests as dry conditions bake their fields. Only about half of the crops across the province are at their normal stages of development for this time of year, according to the latest provincial crop report. The report attributes the problems to lack of moisture, noting about eight per cent of cropland topsoil in the province has what it needs. And farmers can see the effects.
ADELAIDE-METCALFE - A public meeting was held during the recent Twp. Council 19 July 2021 for a property application. In a presentation by Stephanie Porter, it was noted that the purpose of the application for the zoning bylaw amendment is to implement a condition for a severance of consent which conditionally severed a lot that was an area of approximately 0.44 hectares or 1.08 acres in order to accommodate the disposal of a surplus farm dwelling. The application proposed amendments of the zoni
Strong sales of 5G iPhones and services such as the App Store and Apple Music are expected to drive growth at Apple Inc, which reports results on Tuesday, but some investors will be listening to the company's strategy to ward off anti-trust foes. The services business faces lawsuits, regulatory scrutiny, including from an empowered U.S. Department of Justice, and a raft of pending legislation in the United States and Europe to lower its commissions on apps and make other changes. "We believe government action (via antitrust, executive order, and legislation) represents the single greatest risk for shares of Apple," Tom Forte, an analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co, wrote in a note to clients, adding that he hoped Apple's executives would address the risks on the company's earnings call on Tuesday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister will meet with his French counterpart in Paris this week and the two will discuss the Israeli spyware company NSO, a government statement said Tuesday. The Defense Ministry said Benny Gantz will travel on Wednesday for the meeting with Florence Parly. The defense ministers will discuss the crisis in Lebanon and nuclear talks between world powers and Iran, the ministry also said. Last week, a French newspaper reported that a Moroccan security agency had
Officials at Toronto Pearson International Airport say that travellers arriving from abroad will no longer be separated based on their COVID-19 vaccination status, reversing a decision put into place just last week. "Toronto Pearson, in collaboration with government and other partners, has determined that separation of vaccinated and non/partially-vaccinated travellers in customs lines results in minimal operational efficiencies," said a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (G
Cat owners who love to take pictures of their furry friends now have a new excuse to pull out their smartphones and take a snapshot: it may actually help the cat. A Calgary, Alberta, animal health technology company, Sylvester.ai, has developed an app called Tably that uses the phone's camera to tell whether a feline is feeling pain. A 2019 study published in peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports found that the so-called 'feline grimace scale,' or FGS, is a valid and reliable tool for acute pain assessment in cats.
ADELAIDE-METCALFE- Council assembled Monday 19 Jul 2021 after the previously scheduled meeting for 5 July was cancelled. All but one (Coun. Brodie) of the councillors were present at the virtual meeting. Announcements and celebrations included a happy birthday to Coun. Mackinnon’s who was on the video call for her 80 birthday. Sharing a story of her birth Mackinnon said, “My mother said I was born on 17 July and I weighed 14 pounds at birth. So, I figured that she lost two days after having a 14
Candid Closeup is a weekly segment that features Canadians from coast to coast who love to share their weather. In this episode, The Weather Network's Kim MacDonald had the opportunity to speak with Katherine LeBlanc. Originally from Regina, LeBlanc is connecting to her new home in Canada's North through photography.
Social worker & psychotherapist Vera Cheng shares ways to overcome shame and address mental health in Asian communities amid a rise in hate-motivated incidents throughout the pandemic.
A Nova Scotia man who killed his grandmother more than 13 years ago is being released from prison to live at a halfway house. James Douglas Gloade was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter in the death of 72-year-old Mi'kmaw activist Nora Bernard. Her body was found on Millbrook First Nation in central Nova Scotia in December 2008. Court heard that Gloade, 38, had consumed prescription drugs and crack on the day he attacked Bernard. He'd asked her for money to buy drugs. She gave him $20 but wh
PARIS (AP) — French authorities said Tuesday they are investigating a gasoline bomb attack that caused minor damage to the Cuban Embassy. The Paris prosecutor’s office said an investigation is under way. No one has been arrested or claimed responsibility, and no one was hurt, according to police. The French Foreign Ministry condemned the attack and said extra security was ordered around the embassy. A police van was stationed outside on Tuesday. Paris police said two gasoline bombs hit the embas
New Brunswickers with questions about COVID-19 vaccines will have an opportunity to ask the province's chief medical officer of health today during a livestream question-and-answer session. Dr. Jennifer Russell will be answering questions at 1:30 p.m., along with Daniel Landry, an infectious diseases pharmacist from Moncton's Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. People are asked to submit their questions in advance via the government's Facebook page or Twitter account. "We will do o
As families prepare to send children back to school in the fall, the Windsor-Essex English public school board has announced an opt-out deadline for in-person learning. The Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) announced all families who wish to opt out of in-person learning may do so between July 28 and Aug. 6. All elementary and secondary students currently enrolled for in-person learning will have the option to opt out. The Ministry of Education and the GECDSB will provide a rem