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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
CORWNALL – After $200,000 spent digitizing old newspapers and photographs in SDG Counties, council approved an additional $50,000 reserve to continue the work after 2021. The “Digitization Reserve” will fund late additions to the archive project as some donations are still being made to the Dundas County Archives, Glengarry County Archives, and the Lost Villages Museum. The three historical preservation entities partnered with SDG to begin the digitization project in early 2020. Council at the t
Southgate Council held its regular meeting by electronic means on July 21 at 10 a.m. with all members present. Mayor John Woodbury left the meeting for some time to keep an appointment and then returned. TOWNSHIP BUYS LAND Southgate Council took advantage of a sudden opportunity and bought a property that neighbours the landfill site. The township will pay $280,000 for the 50-acre property (Ziegler) at West ½ Lot 1 Concession 21. The property can be used in relation to attenuation for the landfi
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish public prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged an Iranian citizen with committing grave war crimes during the final phase of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said the suspect worked in July-August 1988 as an assistant to the deputy prosecutor in the Gohardasht prison outside the Iranian city of Karaj and allegedly took part in severe atrocities there. During the eight-year Iran-Iraq conflict, Iran was subjected to attacks by the People’
TORONTO — A lawsuit filed by the family of a four-year-old Indigenous boy against the coroner tasked with investigating his death will be allowed to proceed after Ontario's top court found a judge erred in dismissing it before trial. In a unanimous decision released this week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario said the motion judge erred in analyzing two of the grounds of the lawsuit, and the claim should be permitted to go ahead on allegations of misfeasance of public office and breach of charter
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have arrested a Uyghur activist in exile based on a Chinese terrorism warrant distributed by Interpol, according to information from Moroccan police and a rights group that tracks people detained by China. Activists fear Yidiresi Aishan will be extradited to China, and say the arrest is part of a broader Chinese campaign to hunt down perceived dissidents outside its borders. Morocco’s General Directorate for National Security said Tuesday that a Chinese
Airports in Vancouver and Toronto have rolled back initial attempts to separate vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers after the airports cited that the two lines did not achieve its goal of more efficient movement.
Worries about the idled Come By Chance oil refinery could be over, as the facility has been bought by United States-based private equity firm Cresta Fund Management, a union representative confirmed on Tuesday. The firm — which bought a majority share in the refining side of the plant — plans to convert the refinery to make renewable aviation fuel and diesel from used cooking oil, corn oil and animal fat. United Steelworkers Local 9316 president Glenn Nolan told CBC News his union represents 335
Video of the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was played at the first hearing of a congressional committee investigating the attack. Warning: this video may contain violence and offensive language. (Credit: The Associated Press/Jose Luis Magana)
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — On a recent Sunday, about 10 people sat outside the steps of the boarded-up First Baptist Church of Venice, a century-old congregation that, to many, remains a symbol of the thriving Black population that once existed in the seaside town of Los Angeles. They discussed potential uses for the church that would benefit the community. It could reopen as a library to highlight the Black history of the Oakwood neighborhood, some suggested. Maybe it could host coding classes for kid
The Hillcrest Cemetery Committee has received a donation of $2,000 from the Affinity Credit Union District Council to help with the restoration and upkeeping of the local landmark. The committee plans on using the money for a new sign. “The cemetery never had a sign and it was established in 1915, which I think is pretty unfortunate," offered committee leader Pat Billard. Of course, the sign isn't the only project the committee has set it sights on. Billard helped establish the volunteer-led org
VANCOUVER (Reuters) -Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause disruptions and hurt businesses emerging out of the pandemic-driven economic downturn. Last week, Canada announced plans to allow fully vaccinated Americans on Aug. 9, and fully vaccinated international travelers starting on Sept. 7.
A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Medicine Hat’s summer school Program. Warren Buckler, principal of Medicine Hat Public School Division summer school, stated Alberta Health Services identified a positive case of COVID-19 connected to the school in a release that was made available to press on Monday. In the press release, Buckler states, “As a result, AHS has directed some students and staff to quarantine for a specified time period. After a thorough investigation all close cont
Early Music Vancouver's first summer artist-in-residence is already bringing change to the organization by spearheading an initiative to offer free admission to Indigenous people. "It's the type of lasting impact that I wanted to see coming from this residency," said Jonathon Adams, a Cree-Métis baritone singer. "Not to just be an Indigenous face, but to really make a lasting impression on the organization." During the residency Adams will be writing a number of essays, teaching a master class a
BOSTON (AP) — A once celebrated young Massachusetts mayor urged a court on Tuesday to throw out a jury's verdict convicting him of fraud and corruption, accusing prosecutors of carrying out an “unfair smear campaign in the courtroom." Lawyers for former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in court papers asking the judge to acquit him that the evidence against Correia was “remarkably shallow" and that his convictions cannot stand. “When a precocious young mayor is accused of defrauding investor
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon lawmaker who was expelled for letting violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of official misconduct. The Statesman Journal reports that Mike Nearman was sentenced to 18 months probation, during which he will need to complete 80 hours of community service and is banned from the Capitol building and grounds. He will also pay $200 in court fees and $2,700 to the Oregon Legislative Administration for damages done du
TORONTO — Ontario health units are ramping up youth vaccination efforts, using prizes and social media, as the window quickly closes for students to be fully immunized by the time school starts. Youth aged 12 to 17 have the lowest overall vaccination rate of any eligible age cohort in the province. Just over 64 per cent have one shot and 41 per cent are fully vaccinated, with variation across different regions. Barry Pakes, a University of Toronto professor in public health, said many families a
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal leader has released the party's health-care platform, promising an added $131 million to bolster the system. Iain Rankin says targeted investments in such areas as physician and nursing recruitment, virtual care and mental health will build on the nearly $400 million earmarked for health care in the Liberals' 2021-22 budget tabled in March. Rankin says the plan will see the existing budget for physician recruitment doubled to $5 million in order to establish a new
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one monument that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according to city documents. Museums, battlefields and historical sites in Virginia and beyond expressed interest in the statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson that were removed earlier this m
New Brunswick RCMP say a man was arrested after the suspicious death of a man whose body was found outside a home on Tingley Crescent in Campbellton on Tuesday. Just after 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, police received a report of a person lying on the ground next to the home, the RCMP said in a news release. When police arrived, they found the body of a 38-year-old man, whose identity is not being released, the RCMP said. "Later the same morning, around 7:50 a.m., police located a second man in the parking