Vibrant sunset shines colours at Wasaga Beach, ON.
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Things are getting nutty around my garden. Literally. The squirrels have been doing a lot of nut planting, mostly black walnuts, and I’ve joined in the game by removing excess seedlings, letting just a couple of well-placed ones remain. In the past few years, I’ve even joined the squirrels and planted some nuts myself, including chestnuts, heartnuts, pine nuts and hazelnuts. The hazelnuts (also known as filbert nuts) have been especially satisfying. And quickly so, bearing their first nuts withi
Windsor resident Yvonne Pilon's recent trip back to Detroit cost 100 times more than it normally would. Pilon travelled by air earlier this month to visit family and friends in Michigan for the first time since the pandemic began. And if she wants to visit them again, it looks like her pocketbook will take yet another hit. On Monday, U.S. President Joe Biden announced that the border would remain closed to non-essential visitors at land crossings such as the Ambassador Bridge and Windsor-Detroit
The town of Stratford has launched a pilot project for what it is calling an on-demand transit service. The town has partnered with T3 Transit and the Kari ride-sharing app to provide services to parts of the municipality not currently connected to transit routes — including those travelling across the Hillsborough Bridge into Charlottetown. "It's mostly Ward 3, Reeves Estates, Clearview, that area that currently isn't being served by transit," said Stratford Mayor Steve Ogden. People can book a
TORONTO — The foundation for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children says a $50 million donation will further research and treatment in the field of pediatric brain and mental health. The SickKids Foundation says the gift from Toronto entrepreneur Garry Hurvitz will support the hospital's centres for brain and mental health and community mental health. The not-for-profit says the funds will also support SickKids' research, care and education to improve outcomes for children and youth affected by
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Lured by the promise of yields approaching 12%, gifts such as Dyson air purifiers and Gucci bags, and the guarantee of China's top-selling developer, tens of thousands of investors bought wealth management products through China Evergrande Group. Now, many fear they may never get their investments back after the cash-strapped property developer recently stopped repaying some investors and set off global alarm bells over its massive debt. Some have been protesting at Evergrande offices, refusing to accept the company's plan to provide payment with discounted apartments, offices, stores and parking units, which it began to implement on Saturday.
A community farm in Halifax is looking for help after an alleged impaired driver smashed through its storage shed early last Friday. Members said it's lucky the incident didn't happen later in the day, when the garden gets busy. "It could have been catastrophic. It would have been horrible," said Sara Burgess, co-ordinator of Common Roots BiHi Park site on Bayers Road. The driver careened from an on-ramp to Highway 102, sped across roughly 30 metres of grass, "missed our water tank which has 10,
The people behind the company attempting to buy Crown land to develop as part of a proposed golf resort on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore say they're hitting pause on their efforts until they can discuss the project with representatives of the new provincial government. Lighthouse Links signed a letter of offer with the former Liberal government in 2019 to buy 285 hectares of Crown land, known as Owls Head provincial park, in Little Harbour. One of the requirements before the provincial cabinet can
Darcie Lanthier says she's "officially retiring" from politics and that she won't be running for a seat in the next federal election. The Green Party candidate for Charlottetown said in an interview on Island Morning Tuesday that she'll continue to be active in the community, even if she won't be throwing her hat into the political ring again. "The next time there's an election, you can expect to find me in the office making phone calls and knocking on the doors for somebody else," she said. Lan
LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian agent in England. Scotland Yard said prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge Denis Sergeev, who went by the alias “Sergey Fedotov,” with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, possessing and using a chemical weapon, and causing grievous bodily harm. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were targeted in a nerve agent attac
Métissée Franco-Ontarian artist Mique Michelle says she's had fun filming a new TV show. The shooting for the educational show, Couleurs Du Nord, developed by Lopii Productions in partnership with the French channel TFO wrapped up in Timmins last week. Michelle is the host of the show. In each episode, she travels to a different community throughout Northern Ontario working with the youth on designing and painting a mural at each location. In Timmins, Michelle and four youths went to Cedar Meado
Under new U.S. rules, foreign nationals admitted to the United States on humanitarian grounds, who are not required to have COVID-19 vaccinations, will have to agree to be vaccinated upon arrival, according to a planning document seen by Reuters. The White House on Monday said it would lift restrictions https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/us-relax-travel-restrictions-passengers-uk-eu-november-source-2021-09-20 that bar many non-U.S. citizens from traveling to the United States by air starting in November. The United States will require nearly all foreign nationals age 12 and over to show proof of COVID-19 vaccines before entering the country.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Commission said on Tuesday it would make sense for the United States to allow travel by people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots, although existing U.S. guidance already authorises those travellers. On Monday, the White House said it would lift restrictions from November that bar EU citizens, including those fully vaccinated, from traveling to the United States. "We believe the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe," Eric Mamer, a spokesperson for the EU Commission, told a news conference.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -France should not have been surprised that Australia cancelled a submarine contract, as major concerns about delays, cost overruns and suitability had been aired officially and publicly for years, Australian politicians said. Paris has recalled its ambassadors from Canberra and Washington, saying it was blindsided by Canberra's decision to build nuclear-powered submarines with the United States and Britain rather than stick with its contract for French diesel submarines. Yet as early as September 2018, an independent oversight board led by a former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter had advised Australia to look at alternatives, and questioned whether the project was in the national interest, a 2020 public report from the country's Auditor-General shows.
The September 26 election will determine who replaces Chancellor Angela Merkel, who steps down after 16 years in office.View on euronews
NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday criticized the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities, calling it a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to that country. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the new rules unveiled last week, which take effect next month, could force India to “impose reciprocal measures" if it isn't resolved. The new rules require Indians visiting the U.K. to quara
One of the first things Edward Wilson did when he got home after being hospitalized for six months with COVID-19 was ask his wife if she knew him. Wilson, 80, contracted the novel coronavirus in March. He spent time in three intensive care units, was intubated twice and given a tracheotomy. His condition was so grave that his relatives were told twice to make arrangements for his death and gathered around on an iPad to say goodbye. "It was such a rollercoaster ride because he'd get better, then
Rainfall warnings and special weather statements have been issued for a widespread soaking rain that could dump as much as 100 mm of rain over parts of Ontario this week.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti/CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -Angry scenes broke out at Haiti's main airport on Tuesday among migrants sent home from a squalid Texas border camp, as U.S. President Joe Biden faced mounting pressure to stop an expulsions policy the U.N. refugee chief said may be illegal. Nearly 10,000 migrants, mainly Haitian, remain in worsening conditions in the impromptu camp that sprang up under a bridge spanning the Rio Grande from the Texas town Del Rio to Mexico's Ciudad Acuna. In recent days, U.S. authorities have removed at least 4,000 people from the site for processing in detention centers.
Main Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir will be deputy defence minister, while Sadr Ibrahim was named deputy minister for the interior. The two were identified in U.N. reports as being among battlefield commanders loyal to the former Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour who were pressing the leadership to step up the war against the Western-backed government.
Only months ago, India ran so short of COVID-19 vaccines that computer experts wrote software code https://www.reuters.com/world/india/high-tech-hunt-scarce-covid-19-vaccines-india-raises-fear-fairness-2021-05-05 to help people snag scarce immunisation slots and the then health minister had to constantly battle opposition criticism on social media. The minister later quit and in came a little-known but hands-on politician, Mansukh Mandaviya, who, according to a person close to him, communicates with vaccine producers on a near daily basis and tries to resolve their problems promptly. That will help the sputtering global COVAX vaccine-sharing programme, which is far behind its pledge to deliver 2 billion doses this year following supply problems and India's export curbs.