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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Wednesday that all public employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next month as the U.S. territory reports a new rise in cases. The executive order goes into effect Aug. 16 with few exceptions. Those who refuse to get inoculated will be required to submit a negative virus test weekly. If an employee refuses to get tested, they will be forced to use their vacation days and eventually may not be paid, Gov. Pedro Pi
Rules in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Nunavut are being relaxed starting Friday just after midnight. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, announced the easing of restrictions in a news release Wednesday. Among the handful of measures changing are masks being no longer mandatory, though residents are still strongly encouraged to wear them in public spaces. "On Friday, it will have been more than two weeks since the outbreak in Iqaluit was declared over and the
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy sailors have died due to complications from COVID-19, amid growing concerns about the deadly Delta variant. A Navy reservist based in Idaho died Monday, and a doctor assigned to the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died last Friday, bringing the total number of sailor COVID deaths to 10. The Navy identified the solders Wednesday as Master-at-Arms First Class Allen Hillman, 47, of Boise, and Capt. Corby Ropp, 48, of Camp Lejeune. Their deaths are the first CO
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -The Canadian province of Alberta on Wednesday said it is dropping quarantine requirements for close contacts of COVID-19 cases, easing public health measures just as neighboring British Columbia reinstates a mask mandate in one region to tackle surging cases. Quarantine for close contacts will shift from being mandatory to recommended from Thursday and Alberta is also scaling back contact tracing. Chief medical officer Deena Hinshaw told a news conference the province needs to scale back the focus on COVID-19 so resources can be deployed to tackle other respiratory illnesses that are likely to climb in the fall.
This article contains accounts of police violence, as well as accounts of racism and hate against Indigenous people that could be triggering. Please read with care. A busy pier forms the backdrop to the small courtyard next to Island Funeral Services funeral home in Campbell River on July 20. Alunaye, Laura Holland sits in the shade of a nearby maple tree, waiting for the memorial ceremony for her son to begin. She recalls one of her favourite stories about her lost loved one. When he was seven
The general manager of a retirement home in Courtice, Ont., is facing charges after he ordered staff members to remove door handles at some units at the White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence in February. Durham Regional Police Services launched an investigation on Feb. 12 after receiving a complaint against staff members at White Cliffe, which is on Highway 2 in Courtice, about 60 kilometres east of Toronto. The complaint alleged that during the pandemic, staff removed door handles to some u
Church leaders and former Democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke are leading a nearly 30-mile voting rights march in Texas. The walk began Wednesday in suburban Austin and is scheduled to end this weekend at the state Capitol. (July 28)
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of judges and prosecutors in Poland have signed an appeal urging state and justice authorities to heed recent rulings by Europe's top court and immediately suspend a chamber disciplining judges. Poland’s government has taken no action on the ruling by the European Court of Justice, which said last week that Poland’s way of disciplining high judges contravenes EU law and undermines judicial independence. The court said it must be changed. It also told Poland’s righ
TORONTO — An Indigenous two-spirit odyssey and an adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel "Scarborough" are among the Canadian additions to September's Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers have announced the Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery program lineups, as well as more galas and special presentations, including Oscar-winner Jane Campion's much-anticipated drama "The Power of the Dog." Discovery's lineup of emerging filmmakers includes the world premiere of "
Stephen Eustaquio will see more than a few familiar faces Thursday when Canada lines up against CONCACAF heavyweight Mexico at the Gold Cup semifinal in Houston. The 24-year-old Eustaquio joined Mexico's Cruz Azul in a big move from Portugal's Chaves in January 2019. But his debut later that month proved painfully short. Coming off the bench in the 56th minute against Tijuana at Azteca Stadium, he was red-carded for a tackle within two minutes — which was downgraded to a yellow after video revie
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched “The Forever Purge” at a Southern California movie theater. Authorities say there is no known motive for the violence and that the shooting Monday appeared to be “an unprovoked attack." The teens were found by theater workers cleaning up after the 9:35 p.m. showing of the violent horror movie at The Crossings m
Une infection par la Covid-19 entraîne normalement une immunité naturelle… mais pas toujours. Et cette immunité est moins fiable que celle due aux vaccins, une donnée importante face au variant Delta.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City plumber who's moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January's insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Daniel Christmann, a 38-year-old who screamed at the city's current Republican mayoral nominee during a debate two years ago, was arrested Wednesday at his Brooklyn home after the FBI was alerted to videos on his Instagram feed showing rioters inside t
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge in El Salvador ordered the pre-trial arrest of 10 former government officials, including ex-President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, on corruption charges Wednesday. All of the former officials were part of the government of ex-President Mauricio Funes. Sánchez Cerén served as his vice president before going on to win the presidency. The court also indicated it would work with Interpol to seek the arrest of Sánchez Cerén and four others not in custody. Funes, wh
OTTAWA — A requester seeking access to a week's worth of emails and messages from the head of a federal agency embroiled in controversy has been told to wait five years or more for a response under Canada's information law. The applicant recently asked the Public Health Agency of Canada for emails, texts and messages that president Iain Stewart had sent or received from June 14 to 21. The Access to Information request was prompted by curiosity about Stewart's refusal to provide a House of Common
MONTREAL — Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged kidnapping that triggered an Amber Alert in Montreal a day earlier. The men — two 21-year-olds and a 22-year-old — face 13 charges between them. All three face one count each of kidnapping and unlawful confinement, while one of the 21-year-old suspects faces two additional counts of assault and one each of mischief and uttering threats. The 22-year-old suspect faces two additional counts of assault and one of mischief. Jus
There's more than meets the eye to the dress new Gov. Gen. Mary Simon wore on her installation day. For one, it was made especially for her with the help of Inuit designers. And for another, the two-piece garment was designed, sewn and beaded in a very short time frame. Designer Victoria Okpik, originally from Quaqtaq, Nunavik, in northern Quebec, was asked by Simon to make a garment for the investiture ceremony on Monday, when Simon was officially sworn in as Canada's 30th Governor General — th
Municipality of Kincardine Council is seeking input into the election process for the deputy mayor to be effective starting in the 2022 election. Municipality of Kincardine CAO Sharon Chambers says the matter was brought forward as a notice of motion by then councillor Glover (prior to his appointment as mayor) on Dec. 7, 2020 and was passed by council on Dec. 14. The motion directed staff to “bring back a report on the process for reviewing options as it relates to the election of deputy mayor
Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc said on Wednesday all U.S. employees must get vaccinated to step into offices. Google is also planning to expand https://bit.ly/3zQJfNf its vaccination drive to other regions in the coming months.
Luc Noel and Bronwen Stenger had separate plans to attend concerts in Michigan, and each bought tickets before the pandemic began. Neither anticipated it would take more than one year, and an inquiry by CBC News, to see refunds for the events. The two buyers both live on the Ontario side of the Detroit-Windsor border, and due to the pandemic, realized they'd be unable to cross over for the shows. In February 2020, Stenger purchased two tickets via Ticketmaster to see Def Leppard, Motley Crue and