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TORONTO — A prominent business group called for clarity Thursday on what's next in Ontario's reopening plan, as the province met a major milestone for further lifting restrictions. The province announced Thursday that 80 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, meaning one of three conditions the province has set for moving beyond Step 3 of its reopening plan has been met. In light of the news, the Canadian Federation of Independent Busin
As ocean temperatures rise during the summer months, the BC Centre of Disease Control (BCCDC) is cautioning the public about the higher concentrations of Vibrio bacteria found in warm ocean waters. Ten cases of Vibrio illness were recorded between July 12 and 21. At least six of the reported cases are from self-harvesting seafood, or environmental exposure to the water, said Lorraine McIntyre, BCCDC food safety specialist. Vibrio is a naturally occurring marine organism that multiplies and grows
The future is looking good for the Pedal Pub a year after a town council tried to bar it from operating in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On Monday council asked town staff to work with the Pedal Pub and plan alternative routes so the popular ride does not roll down Queen Street and can continue operating in the municipality. It was a matter of safety and of getting the Pedal Pub's operators what they originally wanted, Lord Mayor Betty Disero said. “Originally when the Pedal Pub came out to us they said,
Work to extend Airport Trail is well ahead of schedule, with a key piece of the new roadway set to open next month instead at the end of 2022, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says. Joined on Thursday for an update on the project by federal, city and Calgary International Airport officials, the mayor said Airport Trail was always meant to be a connector from Stoney Trail to Deerfoot Trail and all the way to Harvest Hills Boulevard. "Today, what we're announcing is that it's finally going to be done.
Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on P.E.I., but they won't count toward the Island's total, a news release from the Chief Public Health Office said Thursday. The latest cases are two people in their 50s who are close contacts of two individuals from other provinces who arrived on P.E.I. last Saturday and later received positive test results. Both cases are unvaccinated and self-isolating. "These individuals are not permanent residents of P.E.I., therefore they will not show up in th
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Thursday he will issue a decree that could release hundreds or thousands of elderly inmates or those who have spent ten years or more in prison and have not been convicted of any violent offense. Anyone who can demonstrate that they suffered torture after they were arrested would also be freed. The move by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is meant to address the slow, antiquated and abuse-ridden legal system in Mexico. An estimated 7,200 suspects a
A man spent several night shifts caring for patients at Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital in July despite not actually being employed there, the regional health authority said. The impersonator worked the shifts between July 2 and July 17, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said in a press release on Thursday. Though the regional health authority did not specify the gender of the individual, CBC News has independently verified the imposter was a man. Health-care aides perform various duties i
Royal Oak School is expanding again, leasing two more rooms in the old NOTL hospital on Wellington Street where the school operates. The independent school was started in the Niagara-on-the-Lake courthouse in 2016 and had 12 students in its first year, head of school Julia Murray told town councillors last week. Council approved the school's plan to lease the additional space. In the five years since its inception the school has grown to more than 60 students this year, nine full-time staff and
OTTAWA — Many British Canadians are frustrated after being snubbed by a new plan to ease quarantine restrictions for entry to England and Scotland. The United Kingdom countries announced Wednesday that travellers who were fully vaccinated in the United States or Europe will not have to quarantine upon arrival as of Monday. Shaun Campbell says he came to Canada as a student from the U.K. in February 2020 and has not been able to visit his family since — even when his uncle died after he was infec
A 37-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with another vehicle on Thursday. Toronto police were called about a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV near Kipling Avenue and Jutland Road at around 3:20 p.m. Police say the victim — who was first reported to be in his 20s — was riding a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Kipling Avenue, when a 17-year-old driving a 2021 Hyundai Tucson attempted a left turn to go southbound and crashed with the motorcyclist. The man was pronounced dea
Five separate but interlocked boundaries combining for a greater whole might seem like an Olympic symbol this week, but local CAOs looking for more efficient regional policing might say otherwise. Approval of the creation of a single OPP detachment board to service the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny and Georgian Bay Township (District of Muskoka) was granted by all councils in recent weeks, with Tay becoming the final affirmative Wednesday evening. The adoption of a new si
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the Republican Party’s most prominent rising stars is mocking new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. “Did you not get the CDC’s memo?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked Wednesday before an almost entirely unmasked audience of activists and lawmakers crammed into an indoor hotel ballroom in Salt Lake City. “I don’t see you guys complying.” From Texas to South Dakota, Republican leaders responded with hostili
A German federal court has criticised how Facebook has moderated hate speech content that violates their policies.View on euronews
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen. At least 43 cities registered either snow or freezing rain late Wednesday, according to information from Climatempo, a weather service. Local television footage showed Brazilians building a snowman in a plaza and having a snowball fight in Bom Jesus, a city in Rio Grande do Sul state. In Sao Joaquim in Santa Catarina state, trees
As members of the public continue to receive both the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, some people remain concerned about mixing different vaccines between the two shots. However, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says getting two different doses is perfectly fine. As of July 20, the Health Unit reported that there were four people currently in hospital due to COVID, including one in ICU. That is down from ten hospitalized cases from the previous report of two weeks earlier. Ag
Because of quality concerns caused by the pandemic, data from an annual Census Bureau survey that provides a wide-ranging picture of the U.S. on everything from commute times to education levels won’t be released in its usual format this year, officials said Thursday. Answers for the 2020 American Community Survey one-year estimates were collected only from 71% of the people needed in the survey because of difficulties posed by the pandemic. Those who were missed skewed toward people with lower
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long-running investigation into an Ohio branch of the violent El Salvador-based MS-13 gang, including the solving of eight homicides, neared conclusion Thursday with the sentencing of the last defendant in custody, central Ohio's top federal prosecutor announced. Over the years, racketeering conspiracy charges against gang members have included murder, attempted murder, assault, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Among the victims were Wilson Villeda, a 17-year-old C
Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen has been appointed to the Senate, the Prime Minister's Office announced Thursday. "I am humbled and incredibly honoured to be appointed to the Canadian Senate. After 17 years being privileged to serve the people of Banff, I am exhilarated to have this amazing opportunity in service to Canada," Sorensen said in a release that also announced her resignation as mayor in order to take up the federal role. Sorensen was first elected to Banff town council in 2004. She served
QOBAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese firefighters struggled for the second day on Thursday to contain wildfires in the country’s north that have spread across the border into Syria, civil defense officials in both countries said. The fires killed at least one person, a 15-year-old boy, who was helping firefighting efforts in Lebanon. Lebanon’s civil defense said it deployed 25 firetrucks, supported by four air force helicopters and military units, to put out the blaze. But the fires continued to rag
A prominent Cape Breton defence lawyer is being accused of professional incompetence and professional misconduct by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. A notice of action posted on the society's website Thursday lists seven specific allegations against Nash Terrance Brogan. The allegations include that Brogan, 71, accepted cash payments from criminal clients and did not deposit the money into a trust account as he is required to do. The society also alleges Brogan allowed his assistant to do le