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Vaccines for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 will likely be available in the first half of November, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, predicting a timetable that could see many kids getting fully vaccinated before the end of the year. "If all goes well, and we get the regulatory approval and the recommendation from the CDC, it's entirely possible if not very likely that vaccines will be available for children from 5 to 11 within the first week or two of November," Fauci said in an interview with ABC's This Week. U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials are reviewing the Pfizer/BioNTech application seeking authorization of its 2-dose vaccine for younger children, with its panel of outside advisers scheduled to weigh in on Oct. 26.
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
VANCOUVER — BC Ferries has cancelled nearly two dozen sailings on Monday due to a forecast calling for high winds that are expected to batter swaths of Vancouver Island and the western part of Metro Vancouver. Cancellations will start at 5:15 a.m. on the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay routes and at 6:15 a.m. on the Horseshoe Bay and Duke Point routes as well as for the Comox and Powell River sailings. BC Ferries says it doesn't cancel sailings lightly, because customers depend on the service to get t
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
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday made an impassioned plea to end the practice of returning migrants rescued at sea to Libya and other unsafe countries where they suffer “inhumane violence." Francis also waded into a highly contentious political debate in Europe, calling on the international community to find concrete ways to manage the “migratory flows” in the Mediterranean. “I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees and others in need of protection in Libya,'' Fran
GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd, district leaders announced they were doubling down on efforts to address social justice and racism in schools and teaching materials. But an organized pushback in the overwhelmingly white community began last year
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 451 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths due to the virus. Hospitalizations in the province declined for a fifth straight day, with an overall drop of five to 255. The number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at 68. Health authorities say 3,447 first doses and 6,133 second shots of COVID-19 vaccines were administered since the last update. About 90 per cent of eligible Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of a vaccin
An IT security analyst in Halifax says the provincial government is failing to protect Nova Scotians from potential online impostors who steal personal information with lookalike websites. So for $20, Logan Atwood registered the web address "govns.ca" so it can't be used in so-called "typosquatting" attacks. "Working in the industry, I realized just how many bad things that domain could be used for," Logan said. Typosquatting is the practice of buying web addresses that are nearly identical to p
U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday as investors geared up for earnings reports from heavyweight technology companies this week, while PayPal jumped after it said it was not interested in buying Pinterest. Tesla Inc rose 2.6% in premarket trading after the electric-car maker raised prices of its Model X, Model S variants by $5,000, while Morgan Stanley boosted its price target on the stock to $1,200 from $900. Facebook Inc will kick off quarterly results for mega-cap growth names after markets close on Monday, with investors fearing the social media giant's ad revenue could face the brunt of Apple's iPhone privacy changes, that hit Snap Inc's third-quarter revenue.
The first Colorado low of the season will be an unwelcome visitor in southern Ontario for the next two days, bringing heavy rainfall through Tuesday.
Kingston Police declared an aggravated nuisance party near Queen's University Saturday afternoon, the second weekend in a row bylaw and police officers have had to grapple with large crowds near the Kingston, Ont., campus. At about 3 p.m., Community Programs Officer Greg Anderson estimated the crowd was around 3,000 people. "The crowd slowly moved off Aberdeen [Street]," Anderson told CBC, adding that police have put road closures in place as the crowd moves through the area. The City of Kingsto
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
NEW YORK (AP) — Conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, posturers, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels and popular entertainments. Those were the things that interested the grizzled Ricky Jay, the sleight-of-hand artist, card shark, author, actor and scholar extraordinaire on all of the above who died in 2018 at age 72. When he passed, he left behind a vast trove of rare books, posters, broadsides and other artifacts that honored many wh
Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings nevertheless have killed and injured people while cameras rolled, including the cinematographer who died and the director who was wounded this week when no one realized a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin during the filming of “Rust” ca
What did Coun. Catherine McKenney offer to buy to improve Ottawa's ailing transit network? What "major milestone" did the city hit this week in the ongoing battle against COVID-19? And why did the Kemptville, Ont., hospital shut down its ER and cancel X-rays and ultrasounds? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of th
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
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
Texas-based ecologist Merlin Tuttle has been studying bats longer than video games have been around, and now, he's hoping that by sharing his decades of knowledge with a B.C. game creator, the duo can dispel some misconceptions he says people have about these nocturnal fliers by getting to know them better virtually. Tuttle, who has studied bats for over 60 years, has teamed up with AJ Dhalla, executive director of the non-profit society Thought Generation to create Find the Bats, an upcoming mo
The Liberal government says several existing pandemic support programs for individuals and businesses will end Saturday, while billions of dollars will be spent transitioning to new 'targeted measures' leading into the spring.