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NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA LAKES: As the fourth wave of COVID-19 continues to impact Ontario, local virus case numbers have been increasing. As of press time, according to the Durham Region Health Department, Scugog has ten active cases, with nine people in home isolation and one person in a hospital. To date, Scugog has had 17 deaths and 354 resolved cases. Uxbridge has six active cases, all in-home isolation. Since the start of the pandemic, Uxbridge has had 26 deaths and 457 resolved cases. Brock
Kelvin Kotchilea, the NDP candidate for the Northwest Territories, is promising an Indigenous-led housing strategy if the NDP is elected on Sept. 20. Speaking to reporters Tuesday morning, Kotchilea said a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work for many areas of the country and territory, and promised to reach out to communities in the Northwest Territories to understand the reality of their own housing issues. "You have to invest in people, and investing in people (means) looking at the social
HOUSTON (Reuters) -The Texas ports of Houston, Galveston and Texas City resumed inbound vessel traffic on Wednesday, lifting the "yankee" status they had set ahead of Hurricane Nicholas, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Nicholas made landfall on Monday and passed through the Texas coast on Tuesday on its way to Louisiana, causing minor floods and leaving over 400,000 customers without power. At the Port of Houston, which resumed normal operations at its eight terminals early on Wednesday, about 20 vessels remained to transit inbound and three vessels were scheduled for departure, according to a shipping report seen by Reuters.
Photographer Eleanor Nidea Villena, owner of Elles Photography CA, is September’s guest artist at the Victoria Park Gallery. A mother to three boys, she and her husband came to Canada in 2003 from the Philippines, finally settling in Kincardine in 2009. She is an RMLT (registered medical laboratory technologist) at South Bruce Grey Health Centre. Besides being a busy mom, she volunteers on the Canada Day committee at Kincardine Tourism, hopes to soon be a member of the Kincardine Lions Club and
JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. The Taiwanese military exercise envisioned a Chinese attack taking out the island's main airfields, necessitating the use of rural roads as runways to carry on the fight. War is not imminent, but as China has grown increasingly assertive in both the East China and South China Seas, Taiwan is stepping up its defens
This November event will feature the longest partial lunar eclipse in more than 580 years!
The Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada and the People's Party of Canada are the only federal parties that have nominated full slates of candidates in central and northern Alberta. The Maverick Party, with 10 candidates running in this half of the province, has two more candidates running than the Green Party of Canada. Nearly 30 per cent of the 115 candidates running in 19 ridings are women. Don't know your riding or where to vote on Sep
Lifeline Express is the world's first hospital on a train and it's moving through India to prove that when people can't get to the hospital, sometimes the hospital can come to you via rail.
An entrepreneur must have a unique kind of spunk to open a business, even more so during a pandemic. Justine McManus has that grit, not to mention the stamina and perseverance to be able to see past current conditions and envision what her business can and will look like when life returns to normal. McManus had the building blocks of owning a retail business in place when she purchased Tropix Sun & Swim, a tanning salon and retail outlet, in 2007, when she was just 24 years-of-age. A graduate of
Canada's housing market continued to show signs of a slow cool-down in August, as the number of sales ticked lower even as selling prices still headed higher compared to where they were a year ago. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday that 48,379 homes changed hands in August, down 0.5 per cent from July — and down by about 14 per cent compared to the number of sales clocked this time last year. About half of all markets are seeing more houses change hands, while the other half ar
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” Newsom bolted to a quick victory boosted by healthy turnout in the overwhelmingly Democratic state. He cast it as a win for his handling of the pandemic and liberal issues, and it ensures the nation’s
Once more, defining Tiny’s beaches has become a point of interest to residents. Two recent deputations to Tiny council from cottagers have spurred the township to look into public beach access at the end of Sawlog Bay Point, after first requesting staff define where the beach starts and ends. At the northern extent of Sawlog Point Road is a 20-metre path of forest zoned as open source (OS), which continues onto a roughly 160-metre length of public beach used by area residents and cottagers throu
NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary. But one of the most revelatory sources was a largely forgotten WB reality show from 2002. By then, Messner had fallen from the heights of her televangelist fame after scandals brought down the multimillion-dollar minist
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Australia, the United States and Britain are expected to jointly announce a new trilateral security partnership that will see Australia scrap a multi-billion dollar program to build French-designed submarines and build a nuclear-powered fleet with U.S. and British technology instead, Australian media reported. U.S. President Joe Biden is due to give a 5 p.m. (2100 GMT) address about a national security initiative, the White House said, and he would be joined virtually by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Sewage lagoons were a topic of discussion for both the Village of Carbon and the Village of Rockyford during their regular council meetings held on Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8 respectively. In Carbon, at least one of the lagoon holding cells is having issues with back-up stemming from lack of maintenance. Sludge and slime was last cleaned from the lagoon in 1999 and was scheduled for maintenance in 2011. However, this maintenance was not completed and the lagoon is now a deca
Elections Canada is still looking for workers in both the St. John's East and St. John's South-Mount Pearl ridings, with the federal election less than a week away. It's a temporary gig with training, and the 12-hour election day shift on Sept. 20 is the only commitment needed. Francoise Enguehard, who works in the Atlantic region of Elections Canada, told CBC Radio's The St. John's Morning Show the agency knew recruitment would be difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, Enguehard said, rec
As fall nesting season returns, home décor retailers are presenting collections that reflect the idea that home is where our hearts and heads are. Our long housebound stretch may have made us restless for the outside world, but it has helped us appreciate our homes more. Even if you didn’t redo a basement playroom, rehab a bathroom or create a workspace in an apartment closet, you probably rediscovered what you like about your home. “Our living spaces moved from sanctuary to command central,” sa
Toronto's top doctor says the city needs to "keep the doors open" to those who resistant to being vaccinated for COVID-19 as it pushes toward the goal of vaccinating 90 per cent of eligible residents. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa told reporters Wednesday that the city has found that of the roughly 15 per cent of those vaccine hesitant in the city, approximately five per cent are "vaccine resistant." And while the rate of vaccination may have slowed, Mayor John Tory says the city
LONDON (Reuters) -Households across Europe face much higher winter energy bills due to a global surge in wholesale power and gas prices and consumer groups have warned the most vulnerable in the region could be hit by fuel poverty as a result. Energy companies pay a wholesale price to buy gas and electricity, which they then sell to consumers. As in any market, this can go up or down, driven by supply and demand.
At least 227 land and environment defenders were killed in 2020, making it the deadliest year on record — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, according to a report released by international NGO Global Witness this week. That is more than four people killed per week and likely an undercount, the group stated. The report identifies several high-level findings, including that nearly three out of four killings were in the Americas, and a third of all lethal attacks were against Indigenous people