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As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here's a look at what reopening plans look like across the country: Newfoundland and Labrador: Newfoundland and Labrador has moved to
RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust founded by Jacob Rothschild, is co-leading a funding round for crypto investment platform Aspen Digital intended to finance the creation of an online platform that would give wealthy investors a single portal to manage crypto investments. RIT will lead the $8.8 million fundraising round for Hong Kong-based Aspen Digital, along with Liberty City Ventures, an early venture investor in the blockchain industry, Aspen said in a statement on Wednesday.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday in addition to three resolved cases. The health unit is still investigating how the new case was spread. There are now five active cases being monitored in the region, including three cases in Greater Sudbury and two in the Manitoulin district. The health unit has reported 2,184 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in addition to 31 COVID-related deaths and 999 cases confirmed or presumed to be vari
OTTAWA — Canadians may have to wait a few days to find out the final results of a federal election called in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's chief electoral officer warns. And they may find themselves voting in unusual places or having to go a bit further afield to cast their ballots. But Stephane Perrault wants Canadians to know there's nothing nefarious about the departures from the norm. They're part of a process Elections Canada has devised to ensure an election can be conducted
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Louis van Gaal has been appointed to his third stint as coach of the Netherlands following the national team's disappointing showing at the European Championship, the country's soccer federation announced Wednesday. Van Gaal succeeds Frank de Boer, who quit after the Netherlands was beaten 2-0 by the Czech Republic to exit Euro 2020 in the round of 16. The 69-year-old first coached “Oranje” from 2000-2002, when the team failed to qualify for the World Cup. But he ha
It's a guided tour through the urban Acadian forest of Victoria Park in Charlottetown where the goal is to focus on the natural space around you. It's known as a forest bathing walk. The City of Charlottetown is offering the half-hour tour over lunch two days a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays. The guided walk is not so much to answer questions about the forest but how to make the most of getting in tune with the environment around you. "The thing with forest bathing walks is it's more of a meditat
TOKYO (Reuters) -Sony Corp raised its earnings outlook on Wednesday after a record first-quarter operating profit helped by pandemic stay-at-home demand for PlayStation 5 consoles, TVs, music and movies. Operating profit for the quarter ended June 30 rose to 280.1 billion yen ($2.57 billion) from 221.7 billion yen a year earlier, topping the 207.96 billion expected by 10 analysts, Refinitiv Eikon data showed. It raised its profit forecast for the year through March 2022 to 980 billion yen from 930 billion, bringing it closer to the 1 billion yen average estimate from 25 analysts.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts announced Tuesday that it will begin winding down mass immunization clinics in favour of a more flexible approach to reach vaccination goals. Workplaces, community organizations, places of worship and other groups will now be able to request a mobile vaccination team from the health unit to administer first and second doses at their own location. With more than 80 per cent of Sudbury and districts residents aged 12 and over having received their first dose of
Several months into the pandemic, when vaccines were on the horizon, Sharon Davis-Murdoch and other leaders in the Black community started raising their voices. "Having vaccine clinics generically would not address the needs of our people." That was the message Davis-Murdoch, the co-president and a founding member of the Health Association of African Canadians, said she and others delivered to decision-makers in the Nova Scotia government late last year. "We could anticipate that given the histo
Oman on Wednesday identified the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess as the tanker involved in a hijacking which Britain's maritime trade agency earlier said was over. The statement by Oman's Maritime Security Centre was the first official confirmation of Tuesday's incident in the Arabian Sea which maritime security sources had told Reuters involved suspected Iranian-backed forces. Iran denied any involvement.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing attack that targeted Afghanistan’s acting defense minister killed at least eight people and wounded 20, authorities said Wednesday. The deputy minister was not hurt in the attack claimed by Taliban insurgents. The blast went off late Tuesday in a heavily guarded upscale neighborhood of the capital of Kabul. It was followed by a gun battle that also left four militants dead, authorities said. The casualty toll could rise, Interior Ministry spokesperson Mirwais
BEIJING (Reuters) -ByteDance rival Kuaishou Technology said on Wednesday it would stop services of its short video app Zynn, operated in the United States, on Aug. 20. The company's other products for markets outside China will not be affected, Kuaishou said in a statement. "Our strategy for the international markets remains unchanged," it said，without providing a reason for Zynn's shutdown.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Olympic host Japan beat South Korea on Wednesday to earn a spot in baseball's gold-medal game and the Dominican Republic will play for the bronze. The United States and South Korea each have one gold from baseball's five Olympic appearances. Japan's best was silver in 1996.
Recent developments: Ottawa reports five more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. Temporary road test centres are starting in southwestern Ontario. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported five more COVID-19 cases Wednesday and no new deaths. Some parents are expressing frustration at a lack of details and guidance in an Ontario back-to-school plan they say doesn't match the reality of the classroom. Ontario is taking on a backlog of people waiting to take a road driving test by opening temp
Over 62 per cent of people aged 12 and up in First Nations and Inuit communities and the territories are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. As of the end of July, over 85 per cent of that eligible population had received at least one dose of vaccine. The percentages represent 701,228 vaccine doses administered to individuals aged 12 and older in 687 First Nations and Inuit communities, including 281,188 second doses. Number of COVID-1
BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's leading Christian cleric said there could be no immunity from prosecution over the catastrophic Beirut port blast and that officials were evading investigation, as many Lebanese marked the first anniversary by demanding justice. As Lebanon suffers a crippling economic collapse, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai also criticised the ruling class for failing to deal with the crisis - criticism echoed by Western powers at a Paris donors' conference. One year since the blast, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years, no senior official has been held to account, infuriating many Lebanese.
An American couple who found peace in a small, seaside Nova Scotia town will continue serving the community for years to come. Tim and Diane Ledvina posthumously donated $4.8 million to Liverpool's Queens General Hospital Foundation, the largest single private donation the foundation has ever received. "They loved people," Tom, Tim's twin brother, said in a recent interview from his home in Easton, Md. "They moved to a new country, to a small town, and they didn't just kind of lock themselves up
The 203rd running of the Royal St. John's Regatta has been postponed by at least a day due to unfavourable lake conditions, organizers said Wednesday morning. According to the race's organizing committee, winds could reach as high as 51 km/h lakeside Wednesday, and that the safety of racers was key to the decision to delay. Organizers will revisit the decision Thursday morning, when wind conditions are expected to be lighter and safer for boat races. More to come Read more from CBC Newfoundland
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