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TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the province is set to make an announcement later this week about reducing COVID-19 restrictions. He told Ottawa radio station CFRA today that he hates putting the public health measures in place and that there will soon be some positive news on that front. The government announced on Jan. 3 that, due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant driving up COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, restrictions would be placed on businesses until at least J
Flossey is living a wonderful life on a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario. It's what is knows an "ethical farm" where cows have space to roam and graze instead of being kept indoors for most of their lives. Flossey's farm has vast expanses of lush, green grass, rolling hills, ponds full of fresh water, and forested areas for shade. This is life as it should be for these gentle creatures. Dave is a farm hand who often helps out with some of the chores and animal care. He decided to take a break on this warm, summer day and he took a seat on the hill overlooking the pasture.
If you own a business in B.C. and found out this week you cannot reopen yet due to COVID-19, you could be eligible to receive up to $20,000 from the provincial government. In a release Wednesday, the province announced it is extending the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant and doubling financial supports for eligible businesses that were ordered on Tuesday to remain closed until Feb. 16. These businesses include bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals, as well as event venues that h
Cybersecurity experts at the University of Toronto are voicing concerns about the My2022 app, which is required for all participants in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The sweeping elections bill that has collapsed in the Senate was about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would have created national automatic voter registration, allowed all voters to cast ballots by mail and weakened voter ID laws. It would have banned partisan gerrymandering and forced “dark money” groups to disclose their major donors. The legislation was an effort by Democrats to pass a major overhaul before the November elections. It was a response to what voting
A villa in Rome, containing the only known ceiling painted by Italian artist Caravaggio, went on the auction block Tuesday, January 18. Its estimated value is 471 million euros, or 533 million dollars. A judge ordered the auction of Villa Ludovisi following an inheritance dispute between the heirs of a noble family and their step-mother, a Texas-born princess.
Investigators with York Regional Police are appealing for the public's help after a man walked out of a music store in Richmond Hill with a nearly top-of-the-line Gibson Les Paul Custom concealed in his oversized sweatpants. According to a news release, the incident happened back on Dec. 20. That's when a man walked into Cosmo Music and pulled a 60th anniversary '59 Les Paul standard off the rack. The custom shop instrument, which is valued at around $8,000, is a re-creation of a 1959 Les Paul,
A restaurant in central Alberta was ordered closed to indoor dining last week after an Alberta Health Services investigation found it accepting dog photos in lieu of vaccination proof. The order was issued to The Granary in Red Deer on Jan. 14. Following complaints to an AHS executive officer, two test shoppers were sent to the restaurant on Jan. 11 at different times. Both were able to enter and dine after presenting a photograph of a dog and personal identification to staff, according to the o
The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the school (Jan. 19)
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard will remain in custody after a Toronto judge denied him bail on charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. Nygard, who once ran his international fashion business from Winnipeg, is charged with six counts of sexual assault and three of forcible confinement related to six people in Toronto. Ontario justice of the peace John Scarfe denied Nygard's request for bail Wednesday during a virtual hearing, which Nygard attended over Zoom from the Toronto South D
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected last week and Wednesday. The city said it is using a bypass system to pump water to residents instead and the entire territorial capital is now under a precautionary boil water advisory. Nunavut's health departmen
In 1967, The Monkees topped the U.K singles chart with “I’m A Believer.” (Jan. 19)
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Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has promised more economic assistance to the Ukrainian government in the face of uncertainty caused by the threat of a Russian invasion.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — This season was supposed to be Diego Simeone’s chance to firmly establish Atlético Madrid as Spain’s top team and cap his incredibly successful decade as its coach. While Barcelona lost Lionel Messi and Real Madrid had to replace coach Zinedine Zidane, Atlético strengthened its championship squad with the return of Antoine Griezmann and the signing of attacking players Rodrigo de Paul and Matheus Cunha. It looked like the perfect scenario to repeat as Spanish league champ
White House press secretary Jen Psaki underscored the urgency as tensions between the US and Russia continue to rise. "We're now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack in Ukraine," she told reporters. (Jan. 18)
WINNIPEG — Manitoba recorded another 12 COVID-19-related deaths and saw hospitalizations rise again Wednesday, as the province's top doctor said the peak of the Omicron wave might be close at hand. Health officials said the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 reached 631, an increase of 11 in one day to set yet another record. The number of people in intensive care, including non-COVID patients, fell by two to 100, which was still 28 above the province's pre-pandemic normal capacity. Whil
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man who stood outside the home of a former Dutch foreign minister shouting and waving a burning torch was sent to prison Wednesday for six months, Dutch media reported. Threats aimed at Dutch politicians have increased in recent years amid a polarization fueled by the pandemic and lockdown measures. Prime Minister Mark Rutte last week called such intimidation “completely unacceptable.” The suspect, identified as Max van den B., was detained two weeks ago outside t
Nova Scotia reported one additional death from COVID-19 on Tuesday and said 73 people are receiving specialized care in a designated hospital unit because of the coronavirus, including 15 who are in intensive care. The person who died was a woman in her 80s from the eastern zone. The vaccination status of the 73 patients is: 10 (13.7 per cent) people have had a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 43 (58.9 per cent) are fully vaccinated (two doses). Four (5.5 per cent) are partially vaccinated. 16 (2
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a self-appraisal that didn't always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the dubious assertion that he's outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution to COVID-era economic growth. A look at some of Biden's comments in a news conference that stretched for nearly two hours: PANDEMIC BIDEN on COVID-19: “I didn’t overpromise. I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen.” THE FACTS: That's a