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The owners of Brown's Family Farms were relieved that their wild Newfoundland blueberries had escaped the worst of Hurricane Larry, but when they went to harvest the last of their crop on Saturday, they received a nasty shock. More than three acres of the farm, about 40 kilometres outside St. John's, had already been harvested, likely by hand rakes, said co-owner Nancy White. The thieves knocked down a sign and covered the field in tire tracks and footprints. "There's not a berry left on the bus
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent region on Tuesday morning and last throughout the evening into Wednesday. Shortly before 5 a.m., Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. The weather authority projects heavy showers throughout the day, turning into thunderstorms later Tuesday evening. Approximately 50 to 60 mm of rain is expected to hit the region by Thursday morning. According to Brian Owsiak, a meteorologist with Envir
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.
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.
U.S. single-family homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as builders continued to struggle with shortages of materials and labor, suggesting the housing market could remain a drag on economic growth in the third quarter. The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday also showed the number of houses authorized for construction but not yet started raced to a record high last month, a sign of reluctance by builders to take on new projects. Builders' inability to ramp up the production of single-family homes amid a massive housing shortage is driving up prices and keeping some first-time buyers from the market.
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
A man bitten by a dog that the City of Victoria is now seeking to destroy says a friend of the animal's original owner threatened to break his legs during a random weekend encounter. Paul Fenje Jr. told a provincial court judge Monday that before spotting Richard Bonora across a street Sunday, he hadn't seen the Victoria man since his Dogo-Argentino Rottweiler cross — Bronx — attacked him last March. Fenje claimed a woman standing with Bonora in the city's downtown went out of her way to confron
New Democratic Party candidate Janet-Lynne Durnford spent an exciting night immersed in the local election results while sharing a virtual congregation with other fellow Simcoe County NDP candidates and supporters. “I am at home with my family," Durnford told MidlandToday. "The NDP was very clear that we were not to hold any election night gatherings, which I respect completely.” On call with the Google Meet group, Durnford showed one of her three dogs to the gathering, while in the background c
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
The traffic flow on one of Nova Scotia's busiest roads is about to get a lot slower. Work on a new roundabout for Larry Uteck Boulevard in Bedford began Monday morning and will continue over the next three months. A section of Broad Street is now closed to traffic and lane reductions on Larry Uteck will slow traffic to allow crews to work on the road. Motorists all over the Halifax region are seeing lots of road construction. There are approximately 85 active road projects in the municipality. A
A drop in coronavirus particles in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and North Battleford wastewater might be a promising sign for the upcoming COVID-19 numbers, but a scientist from the University of Saskatchewan says he is still concerned about some of the recent findings. Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan continue to monitor the wastewater from the three cities for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Global Institute for Water Security said on its website that there has been
Rain has a total disregard for personal space. Check it out in this hilarious compilation! Too funny! @cricketgee
U.S. stocks ended near flat on Tuesday after a broad sell-off the day before, with worries over troubles at developer China Evergrande and caution ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy news keeping a lid on the market. Trading was choppy, with the Dow and S&P 500 erasing session gains just before the close, while the Nasdaq finished slightly higher. Shares of Walt Disney Co fell 4.2% and were the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Dow after Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek said the resurgence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus was delaying production of some of its titles.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation of an all-male government lineup earlier this month. The international community has said that it will judge the Taliban by their actions, and that recognition of a Taliban-led government would be linked to the treatment of women and mino
RCMP investigators pulled out all the stops when they arrested and interviewed Greg Fertuck on Oct. 25, 2017, in connection with his wife Sheree Fertuck's disappearance. Two veteran officers went head-to-head with the suspected killer for six hours at the Saskatoon detachment. Staff Sgt. Charles Lerat did the primary interview, while Sgt. Chad Clark did an evidence presentation using still photos and video that laid out the police case against Greg. At one point, they enlisted the help of Lanna