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Ottawa reported 26 more cases of COVID-19 Sunday. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 26 more COVID-19 cases Sunday and no new deaths. Numbers to watch 10: Residents who are unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are 10 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to data up to Oct. 15. 20: The average number of hours it takes to receive a COVID-19 test result, down from 22 hours this time last week. 1.
As Halloween draws near, pumpkins are beginning to appear on doorsteps, some carved in the classic jack-o-lantern style, others with intricate designs. B.C. pumpkin carver and artist Clive Cooper has been carving pumpkins into elaborate shapes and characters for decades. He says sometimes the shape of a pumpkin "tells" him what he should carve into it, other times, he just rolls with whatever inspires him. "I love sci-fi movies and something will catch my eye and I'll go, oh yeah, I'd like to do
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. The hazard trees could potentially fall onto people and cars on the section of State Route 180 known as Generals Highway, or they could create barriers for emergency and fire response, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks said Friday. The h
Toronto businesses are cautiously optimistic about the lifting of COVID-19 capacity limits on Monday, saying they hope the easing of public health rules will improve their bottom lines. But as they get ready to open their venues fully, they say they need time to determine the impact of the change and see whether people will return along with profits. George Bozikis, co-owner of Hendriks Restaurant and Bar in downtown Toronto, said that it has been difficult to survive during the COVID-19 pandemi
Downtown city councillor Joe Cressy said on Sunday he will not be running in next year's municipal election. Cressy, who represents Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, was first elected to Toronto city council in 2014. He announced he has no plans to run for office in 2022 in a tweet. Speaking to the CBC about his decision, Cressy said he won't be running for public office again, in any level of government. "The time has come for me to contribute elsewhere and take what I've learned from government and
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A man has died from injuries he sustained earlier this week after being hit by a vehicle in the southeastern edge of the city, Edmonton police say. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was picking up items that had fallen from his truck onto the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle, police say. The vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old man, was travelling north on 34th Street SW, near 28th Avenue SW, when it struck the man. The 41-year-old victim was treated and sent to hospital with serious
LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) -Italy on Sunday ended talks with UniCredit over the sale of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) in a major setback to years-long efforts by the Rome government to return the ailing Tuscan bank to private hands. Failure to bridge a multi-billion euro valuation gap between the parties leaves Italy unable to complete the restructuring of its banking system which it started six years ago. Rome will now seek an extension of deadlines agreed with European Union authorities to re-privatise MPS and a Treasury official said it did not expect discussions to be difficult.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata, including Canada's Jamal Khokhar. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. "The cont
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Here's the latest for Sunday, October 24th: Biden, key senators huddle as Dems drive toward budget deal; Colombia's most wanted drug lord captured; Protest in support of sex workers' rights in Venice; First Human Towers in Barcelona since the pandemic.
OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the federal government has approved a request for pandemic aid in Saskatchewan, including military support. Blair issued a series of tweets saying the government approved the request in order to support Saskatchewan residents as the province faces a surge of COVID-19 cases. Blair also says the Canadian Forces will "provide communities the support they need to fight the pandemic." Blair's office earlier confirmed it had received and was reviewing a
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first woman as well as the first woman of color to serve in a post that frequently serves as a launching pad to the governor’s mansion. Half of the past 10 lieutenant governors went on to become governor. The two will compete for votes on
KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan's cabinet on Monday and a military officer dissolved the transitional government, while opponents of the takeover took to the streets where gunfire and injuries were reported. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, a military officer who headed the Sovereign Council, a power-sharing ruling body, announced a state of emergency across the country and dissolved the council and the transitional government. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was detained and moved to an undisclosed location after refusing to issue a statement in support of the coup, said the information ministry, still apparently under the control of Hamdok's supporters.
The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak the policy. In some areas, the reviews are positive. Legalization has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue. There have also been fewer cannabis-related drug convictions among young people. But despite some positive signs, some health experts are concerned that the rapid growth of the industry combined
As COVID-19 case numbers rise and more Saskatchewan children contract the illness, schools are scrambling to keep their students safe. At a recent physicians' town hall, doctors from the Saskatchewan Health Authority confirmed there were 17 children in the province hospitalized with COVID-19 — the highest number at any point in the pandemic so far — with the vast majority too young to be vaccinated. Many were under the age of five. Saskatchewan NDP education critic Carla Beck called the statisti
UPDATE: Oct. 24, 2021 — The B.C. General Employees' Union, which represents LifeLabs workers, said a tentative agreement had been reached with the company early Sunday. The labour action started on Saturday will be paused until Monday, when workers will vote on the agreement. LifeLabs said the new contract will last for three years. EARLIER STORY: Nearly 1,600 staff of LifeLabs medical laboratories escalated their labour contract dispute this weekend, but the company and union have said there wo
British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. “Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “It means that I'm now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I'll be
A Halifax-area family is speaking out about the struggles they've experienced trying to get their son into a provincial disability funding program for children. Even though their son, Colton, has been living with a developmental disability his whole life, Julie Kuipery and Dennis Rego have been fighting for the past eight months to have him qualify for Nova Scotia's Direct Family Support for Children program. "Just like any parent, we want the best for our child and we want to give him the most
Canada's hot inflation and recovering job market are raising pressure on the Bank of Canada to hike interest rates ahead of schedule, with investors looking to a policy announcement this week for clues that the central bank is turning more hawkish. The BoC, led by Governor Tiff Macklem, is expected on Wednesday to raise its inflation forecast and to largely end stimulus from its pandemic-era bond buying program, starting a countdown of sorts to the first interest rate hike since October 2018. But money markets see a different path, pricing in the first hike by April and nearly 100 basis points of tightening in total next year, up from 35 basis points in September.