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Highlights: Communities continue to shift away from mass clinics to reach the unvaccinated. Quebec will offer AstraZeneca recipients a third mRNA dose if needed for travel. One eastern Ontario health unit topped the province in vaccination rates. Every Thursday, CBC Ottawa brings you this roundup of COVID-19 vaccination developments throughout the region. You can find more information through links at the bottom of the page. There have been more than 3 million doses administered in the wider Ott
Tenants of an Ottawa highrise allege building management failed to notify either tenants or police after several bikes worth thousands of dollars were stolen from the apartment's bike room earlier this month. Those who live in the Phoenix Apartments building at 1316 Carling Ave., which is across the street from Westgate Mall, said perpetrators smashed the window of the apartment's bike room sometime during the week of July 12, before cutting several locks and stealing as many as four bikes. Brit
Net loss, including joint ventures, was 2.13 billion roubles compared to profit of 1.26 billion roubles a year ago, mainly because of its loss-making joint venture with Russia's largest lender Sberbank. Mail.ru and Sberbank were earlier this year on the verge of dividing assets in the venture, which encompasses food delivery app Delivery Club, ride-hailing service Citymobil and other assets, sources told Reuters. BCS Global Markets analysts described the results as mixed, putting the growth deceleration and EBITDA drop down to the tough comparison base and investments in smaller units, such as edtech, which saw an 87.8% revenue jump to 2.17 billion roubles.
By American standards, Canadian inflation looks pretty tame. But the picture painted by U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell suggests we should expect price rises to continue for a while yet. Hours after Statistics Canada reported inflation had declined to 3.1 per cent here — below the previous month's 3.6 per cent, but still above the Bank of Canada's target range — Powell expressed fears that future consumer prices could be "higher and more persistent." The U.S. economy is heating up faste
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them. But the health ministry says it will not take responsibility for any side effects they might cause. Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when. “The vaccine will be given to those who need
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 29 ... What we are watching in Canada ... A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada's blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions — most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan — and demand is increasing as a result. Tracy Smith from Canadian Blood
The Roman Catholic Church spent millions of dollars that were supposed to go to residential school survivors on lawyers, administration, a private fundraising company and unapproved loans, according to documents obtained by CBC News. The documents include a host of other revelations. They appear to contradict the Catholic Church's public claims about money paid to survivors. "There are also a large number of serious accounting discrepancies that are alarming to Canada," states one document, a 53
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Afghan villagers searched desperately for survivors after flash flood swept down a narrow valley in a Taliban-controlled area, killing at least 40 people and destroying dozens of houses in the early hours of Thursday morning, officials said. Getting reliable information was difficult, according to Afghan officials, as Kamdesh district in the mountainous eastern province of Nuristan had fallen under the control of Taliban and had poor telecommunications. "According to the initial information 60 houses are destroyed and around 100 people are missing," said Samiullah Zarbi, spokesman for the State Ministry of Disaster Management.
London, Ont., mother of two Nadia Petrasiunas, 31, has two e-cargo bikes and an old-school three-speed bicycle. Although Petrasiunas is a confident cyclist, she's disappointed she doesn't see many people like her in the media. "You don't see a lot of representation of bigger bodies on bikes," she said. Recently Petrasiunas has been interested in going on longer rides and is looking to buy some new bike touring gear. "I know that as a bigger person, I know I can't just walk into a store and find
A hot and parched western half of the country will be balanced against a more temperate and somewhat unsettled east.
It takes more than water to fight forest fires and wildfires — it also takes conversations, policies and knowledge, says Canadian researcher Hind Al-Abadleh. There are the obvious health concerns when smoke from wildfires can be seen and smelled in Waterloo region and other parts of southern Ontario, said Al-Abadleh, a university research professor in chemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University and an expert on air pollution, aerosols and climate change. But the smouldering issue behind many of the
After a small dip last week, the price of gas in Newfoundland and Labrador is back up again. In its weekly pricing adjustment, the province's Public Utilities Board raised the maximum price of gas by 1.2 cents per litre, all but erasing last week's drop of 1.4 cents per litre, which came after three consecutive weeks of record high prices in the province. The maximum price per litre, effective Thursday morning, is now $1.545 per litre of self-serve on the Avalon Peninsula. In southern Labrador,
MADRID (Reuters) -Telefonica said it sees opportunity in Britain's network upgrade to fibre from cable led by its newly-formed UK joint venture, after the Spanish telecoms group raised its annual outlook and posted a record quarterly net profit. Britain's low fibre penetration - around 20% compared to 80% of premises in Spain - as well as its favourable regulatory scheme means that "the time to act is now", Telefonica Chief Operating Officer Angel Vila told investors on Thursday. "Upgrading the network would very moderately increase network costs, no additional funding would be needed," Vila said.
A resident of Bell Island says the ferry service that travels between the island and Portugal Cove has been unreliable for years and is worse now than ever. Katherine Walters, who lives in Wabana, said the situation has hit 'crisis proportions'. "Islanders are reaching a boiling point," she said. "The lack of a reasonable response from government is leaving us feeling isolated and abandoned." The five kilometre run across the Bell Island Tickle that's usually served by two ferries is now relying
Ottawa-Gatineau area confirmed COVID-19 cases Recent developments: More than three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Ottawa reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. What's the latest? The Ontario government says it wants to boost the operating capacity of the province's hospital system to up to 115 per cent of pre-COVID-19 levels to address a backlog of surgeries and procedures delayed by the pandemic. This move comes after Ontario's chi
OTTAWA (Reuters) -A shortage of skilled workers is intensifying in Canada, potentially threatening the pace of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that has policymakers looking at a largely untapped market for new construction workers: Women. But attracting and retaining women in the skilled trades has long proven difficult, with tradeswomen and advocates citing challenges balancing childcare and on-site work, the stubborn sexism still ingrained in some workplaces, and a lack of opportunities for women to get a foot in the door. Canada, like other developed nations, is facing a shortage of skilled trade workers just as a pandemic stimulus-backed building boom gets underway.
Businesses, municipalities, and government departments are quickly finding out that moving into the green phase of recovery may be complicated. As the countdown continues to the lifting of pandemic restrictions, the province has left it up to individual businesses and municipalities to decide how to proceed. While private businesses vary on how they tackle the change — from cautious baby steps to completely returning to pre-COVID conditions — New Brunswick's three largest cities are taking very
British drone insurer Flock has raised $17 million from investors in early-stage funding led by venture investor Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital, Flock said on Thursday. Flock started out insuring commercial drones, and added car and van fleets last year. Trends such as ride-sharing and same-day delivery require new types of insurance, CEO Ed Leon Klinger said, as the world also looks ahead to driverless cars.
Over the years many Indigenous languages and cultural practices have been lost and others are fading. Now, a Saskatchewan producer is working hard to prevent further loss by preserving all types of Indigenous music. George Parker is a Métis music producer from the Saskatchewan hamlet of Cando, located 48 kilometres south of North Battleford. He is CEO and co-founder of the website and app Indigenous Cloud, a music platform and archival system. Parker's career spans over three decades and he has