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Meghan McCain spoke out against athletes at Olympic trials for protesting the American flag.
Meghan McCain spoke out against athletes at Olympic trials for protesting the American flag.
A year after a massive explosion in Beirut killed 214 people, destroyed much of the city and sank Lebanon's economy further into despair, Lebanese Canadians are calling on Ottawa to redirect its financial assistance away from Lebanon's government while demanding a complete investigation into the blast. On Aug. 4, 2020, a fire at the Port of Beirut ignited a stash of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for six years in a warehouse, without proper safety measures, after having be
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, in Burbank, California, of COVID-19 complications, according to his representatives at Mosaic PR. “His voice was glorious and filled the room with its flawless sound, but beyond that, his sound was steeped in joy. Alvin was a joyful presence to be
Kim Wheatley has always been struck by the beauty of Town Park. The historic green space was once an everyday destination for the former Aurora resident, but last month it was the scene of mourning and memory as she led the community in a show of solidarity following the discovery of the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves on the grounds of a former Kamloops residential school. Over the last two months, that number has tragically only swelled, and on August 14, Ms. Wheatley, a Traditional
CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. He has grown his own food, cut his own firewood, and tended to his pets and chickens. But his off-the-grid existence has been challenged in court by a property owner who says he's been squatting for all those years. And to make Lidstone's matters worse, his cabin was burned to the ground Wednesday in a blaze tha
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has limited visitation on two floors at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert due to an increased risk of COVID-19. The health authority has imposed Level 3 restrictions for visits on the fifth and sixth floors of the hospital, where a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on July 28. An outbreak is confirmed in non-household settings when two or more people test positive for COVID-19, according to the province. Under that level of restrictions, visits are only allowe
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government on Thursday pledged 1.1 billion Australian dollars ($813 million) to address Indigenous disadvantage, including compensation to thousands of mixed-race children who were taken from their families over decades. The AU$378.6 million ($279.7 million) to be used to compensate the so-called Stolen Generations by 2026 is the most expensive component of the package aimed at boosting Indigenous living standards in Australia. The compensation of up to AU$
With the COVID-19 pandemic still far from over, two Canadian medical organizations are now calling on mandatory vaccinations for health workers. Abigail Bimman explains which province is open to the idea, the legal questions for employers, and what could encourage more workers to get the shot.
A year after a massive explosion in Beirut's port, the Lebanese community in Ottawa is remembering those back home who lost their lives and homes. On Aug. 4, 2020, more than 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded, killing more than 200 people — including two Canadians — and injuring thousands of others. The blast was heard and felt hundreds of kilometres away and registered similar to a 3.3 magnitude earthquake by the United States Geological Survey. On Wednesday, people gathered at the Human
PHILADELPHIA — Toronto FC reverted to its early-season malaise Wednesday, putting on a dismal performance in a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union in MLS play. After going unbeaten in five games (2-0-3) under interim coach Javier Perez, Toronto (3-9-5) was repeatedly punished for the porous defence that cost Chris Armas his job July 4 after a 1-8-2 start. Philadelphia (7-4-7) had its way with the visitors, carving open the backline again and again. TFC, which came into the game having given up a
Like hundreds of other residents in Kitimat, B.C., Dana Amado is eagerly waiting for the biggest employer in town to return to the bargaining table after more than a week of job action. On Thursday afternoon, Amado and other employees, contractors and suppliers for Rio Tinto's aluminum smelting facilities will join a community rally to call for the company to compromise in a labour dispute. Members of Unifor Local 2301, which represents Rio Tinto employees in the northwestern B.C. community, hav
As vaccination numbers continue to rise, York Region Public Health has begun the process of winding down its mass vaccination clinics in favour of a more targeted approach to delivering shots to fight the spread of COVID-19. By Monday, August 2, 81 per cent of York Region residents ages 12 and up have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have received second doses and are now fully vaccinated is not far behind at 71 per cent. “As the percentage of vaccinated residents cont
Tuesday's storm caused a small structure fire at a residence near Lower Oak Leaf Road, in the Athens area, fire officials confirmed. “Lightning struck a tree, and traveled across the clothesline and arced against the house. So there was some damage to the outside of the house, but that's it," said Leeds and the Thousand Islands Acting Fire Chief Mike Prior. No injuries were reported. Prior noted that lightning-caused fires are not very frequent in the township. "I think we've had two or three; w
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Sydney reported a record daily number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday and the state of Victoria announced a one-week lockdown as Australia tried to contain the highly infectious Delta variant. With around 35,200 COVID-19 cases and 932 deaths, Australia has avoided the high caseloads of other developed countries but its vaccination figures are among the lowest, with only 20% of people aged over 16 fully vaccinated. The government is also under pressure as Australia's A$2 trillion ($1.5 trillion) economy is threatened by a second recession in two years.
MONTREAL — Two red cards could not stop CF Montreal from ending their three-game losing streak with a 2-2 draw against Atlanta United on Wednesday It was the first game with general admission at Stade Saputo since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mason Toye and Rudy Camacho scored for Montreal, while Josef Martinez and Marcelino Moreno netted goals for Atlanta. The first half could only be described as cautious. With both teams mirroring one another with a 3-4-1-2 formation and looking to
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The queen's representative in New Zealand said Prince Harry and Meghan discussed moving to the South Pacific country during their 2018 visit, more than a year before the couple stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States. Governor-General Patsy Reddy also told The Associated Press in an interview she believes the British monarch should remain New Zealand's head of state and described the hand-typed letters she sends to Queen Elizabeth II. Reddy, 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. B ut he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might not stand up in court. The new eviction moratorium announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could run into opposition at the Supreme Court, where one justice in late June warned the ad
An organization that's spent years taking in injured, sick and orphaned wildlife now has an extra tool at its disposal that will improve the odds of survival for more birds, beavers and other animals. The Wildlife Haven just opened its own accredited wildlife veterinary hospital — a first of its kind in Manitoba. "This is going to make a big difference," said Zoe Nakata, executive director of Wildlife Haven. The haven has helped rehabilitate an estimated 42,000 injured wildlife in the province s
Almost 20 months after a blaze broke out on the top floors of a high-rise construction site located across from the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus and postponed the building's grand opening, the 16-storey complex has welcomed its first tenants. "The Arc" student residence, a contextual modern structure at 2525 Pembina Hwy., was originally slated to open in September 2020. The timeline was pushed back an entire year after building materials on the upper floors of the site caught fire
Canada's Damian Warner picked up right where he left off in the decathlon. Now, he's two events away from a gold medal. The London, Ont., native recorded an Olympic best — his third through eight events in Tokyo — with a time of 13.46 seconds in the 110-metre hurdles on Thursday in Japan. He then posted the third-farthest discus throw in the field at 48.67 metres and cleared a personal-best 4.90 metres in pole vault to maintain his spot atop the decathlon standings. Warner now sits at 7,490 poin
WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government has lifted a series of public health restrictions as active COVID-19 infections decline and the vaccination rate rises. Starting Wednesday, the territory says masks are no longer required in indoor spaces but are strongly recommended when it's difficult to practise physical distancing. Shops, grocers, bars, restaurants, recreational centres and transit operators should be respected if they request that clients wear masks, the government said. Self-isolation afte