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To wait or not to wait? That's the question right now for some people when it comes to getting another COVID-19 booster shot. As of Monday, Saskatchewan residents 18 and over can receive a second booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they received their previous dose at least four months prior. However, plans in Canada and the U.S. to possibly move to a bivalent vaccine — which will target both the original strain and one of the Omicron strains — might lead to some people waiting to book
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will not be changing the name of the Colonial Building in downtown St. John's. The Department of Culture issued a statement today saying a request for feedback from the public showed little support for changing the name. The statement says 69 per cent of those who submitted feedback through an online questionnaire said the name should remain in place. Another 26 per cent of respondents were in favour of a name change, with "Parl
Starting today, Saskatchewan residents over the age of 18 can receive their second booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they received their third dose at least four months prior. "In August, as our transmission rates are slightly picking up, there was interest in people who are 18 to 49 in getting that second booster," Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. "With people going back to work or school after the summer, it will be in our interest to get the second booster dose.
Inspired by the recent Supreme Court decision in the U.S. to overturn Roe v. Wade, an upcoming variety show being staged in Windsor, Ont. is speaking out on women's rights to safe and legal abortions and raise money for local charities. The show, which takes place this Friday at the Rockstar Music Hall in the city which borders Michigan, is aptly named Speaking Out: Uteruses Unite. It is a variety show featuring local female performers along side members of the LGBT and BIPOC ((Black, Indigenous
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group. Walters had fired the commission members out of frustration that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. “This c
The Alberta government continues to make its case for a provincial police force to replace RCMP, saying it would add hundreds of front-line officers to small detachments. The United Conservative government outlined its blueprint for more police in rural Alberta today. It says 275 front-line police officers would be added to Alberta's 42 smallest detachments. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro said that as it stands, there is no minimum number of officers at RCMP detachments. He said a made-in-Albert
BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China’s southwest have shut down after reservoirs used to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his position in power. Companies in Sichuan province including makers of solar panels, cement and urea closed or reduced production after they were ordered to ration power for up to five days, according to news reports Wednesday. That came after reservoir levels fell and power d
Opposition politicians are calling on the Nova Scotia government to provide more information about the state of COVID-19 in the province and what it means for the return of school. With about three weeks to go before students return to classrooms, it remains unclear what public health protocols, if any, will be mandatory for students and staff. The province removed a mandatory requirement for masks in schools last spring with about a month left in the school year. In a statement on Tuesday, a sp
Learn how to make this divine breakfast treat right from home! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 eggs 6 tablespoons of sugar 10 tablespoons of flour half a glass of oil half a glass of water a pinch of salt a pinch of baking soda 200 grams of apricot jam (or whatever flavor you prefer) half a cup of dark chocolate chips a sachet of baking powder Steps: Break two eggs into a bowl Add 6 tablespoons of sugar and beat with a whisk Add half a glass of sunflower oil Add half a glass of milk Mix with a whisk Add 10 tablespoons of flour while mixing Add a sachet of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda Finally add a pinch of salt Mix Pour the mixture into a cake pan lined with baking paper Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes Let the cake cool Once cooled, remove the baking paper Cut the cake in half using a serrated knife, starting from the edges to get to the center Fill the cake with apricot jam or whatever you prefer Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the cake And finally put the top layer back on and enjoy!
The 70-year-old man who police shot in downtown Windsor Monday bought a machete from a pawn shop not far from the incident. That's according to Valentin Petre, who owns the Rabbit Hole pawn shop near the corner of Wyandotte Street and Ouellette Avenue. Petre says he gave investigators video of a man who appears to be Allan Andkilde, the victim in the shooting, buying the item from his store. "He's been here a few times," Petre said. "We talk once in a while, not to the point where we're buddy-bu
Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, people exploring a nearby cave found his dog (August 16)
CALGARY — Conservation advocates and experts are concerned a proposal for a Calgary-to-Banff passenger train is chugging along without addressing some key environmental issues in and around the national park. Liricon Capital Inc., the lead private-sector proponent, is touting it as a hydrogen-powered transportation solution with lower greenhouse gas emissions than driving. The company says it has received support from municipalities and the tourism industry, but the Alberta government has told t
The case of a commercial fisher who's suing Indigenous groups continued in Saint John on Tuesday. The case began in April, when Mary Ann Holland applied to the Court of Queen's Bench for an injunction to stop Indigenous fishers from catching elvers in an are where she has an exclusive licence to fish. The lawsuit named Neqotkuk, also known as Tobique First Nation, Sitansisk Wolastoquiyik, or St. Mary's First Nation, Welamukotok, or Oromocto First Nation, and Woodstock First Nation, along with th
A man in southwestern Ontario said he's sleeping on a couch in his Realtor's basement, hoping tenants will vacate his home ahead of a hearing with the Landlord and Tenant Board. Kelvin Edmondson first rented out his Tillsonburg home in August last year before heading off to work on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. While he was away, he said the tenants neglected to pay rent, including heat and hydro, and substantially damaged his property by housing a number of pets against their initial agreemen
One Dartmouth, N.S., woman has decided that having water inside a boat doesn't have to be cause for alarm. After about a month of work, Olivia Kendall says she's completed turning an old motorboat into a backyard pool. "It looked really beautiful. It was obviously very old," Kendall said of the boat. "But I thought if it could keep water out, it could probably keep water in." Since purchasing her home in 2017, she said she's been working on renovating the property. She was originally looking int
The railroad said the new deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), that runs through 2023, will include a 3.5% wage hike in 2022 and 2023. TCRC, which represents about 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for a comment. Under the arbitration decision, the TCRC will also join a CP Pension Improvement Account, the company said.
The end of the TV show ‘Better Call Saul’ wraps up the story of Saul Goodman. A clinical neuropsychologist analyzes the character’s progression from a small-time con man to a ‘criminal’ lawyer.
EDMONTON — The sole city councillor to vote in support of a gondola across Edmonton's river valley says the outcome may have been different if there were better Indigenous consultation. A recommendation that a city agreement with Prairie Sky Gondola be terminated passed 12 to one on Monday. Karen Principe, councillor for Ward Tastawiyiniwak, was the lone vote against nixing the project. But she says more meaningful consultations with Indigenous people were needed before signing the land-lease ag
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay” — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble. As students return from summer break, educators are cautiously adjusting and waiting to see how the new law governing lessons on gender and sexual orientation will be interpreted and enforced. The new law, championed by Florida’s GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis,
A Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase Monday night, authorities said. (Aug. 16)