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MONTREAL — WSP Global Inc. is extending its buying streak, as the Montreal-based engineering giant announced its sixth acquisition in 10 weeks. The company said Monday after markets closed it has reached a roughly $975-million deal to purchase RPS, a consulting firm based in the United Kingdom with about $875 million in annual revenue and 5,000 employees worldwide. The 52-year-old outfit focuses on climate change and energy consulting, an area where WSP has recently broadened its footprint. In J
The emergencies ministry in the Russian-backed self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said a shell had hit an ammonia line late at night, sparking a fire that at one point covered 600 square metres (6,500 square feet). Reuters pictures from the scene showed flames lighting the sky above one part of the city as well as firefighters donning masks.
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has COVID-19, her campaign said Wednesday. Abrams campaign spokesperson Alex Floyd said Abrams tested positive for the respiratory illness Wednesday morning after giving a public speech on the economy Tuesday night in Atlanta. Abrams tests daily for COVID-19, Floyd said, and had tested negative on Monday and Tuesday. The Abrams campaign requires visitors to its campaign headquarters to wear masks and take a rapid test for CO
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a new monkeypox vaccination strategy designed to stretch limited supplies by allowing health professionals to vaccinate up to five people — instead of one — with each vial. The so-called dose-sparing approach uses just a fraction of the typical amount of the Jynneos vaccine and administers it with an injection just under the skin rather than into deeper tissue. Recipients would still get two shots spaced four weeks apart. The highly u
The Yukon men's soccer team beat Nova Scotia 3-0 in a match at the Canada Summer Games on Monday. It was the first time the team had won against a provincial opponent. Ashton Bryant, the team's captain for the game against Nova Scotia, said they didn't know much about the team going into the game. "Everyone had a little bit of nerves," he said. "But I think everyone was really excited." Bryant said his team "definitely had the highest majority of possession" during the first half of the game, an
While some New Brunswick businesses are seeing higher-than-usual traffic, tourism activity hasn't returned to 2019 levels. Tourism operators in remote rural areas are being hit the hardest, while the labour shortage and inflation is making it hard for other businesses to operate. "In terms of the return of tourists, we have not recovered to the 2019 level, but it has been a very strong season so far," said Tammy Scott Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. "And I'm quite thrilled wi
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An institutional “culture of callousness” led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to shoot and share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others, a lawyer for Bryant's widow told a jury Wednesday. Vanessa Bryant's attorney Luis Li told jurors in his opening statement in U.S. District Court in her invasion of privacy trial against the county that the cell-pho
Person-centred care sees the patient as a whole, unique individual and puts them at the centre of their health decisions.
On a recent August morning, a large pontoon boat took to the water in Ottawa's south end, carrying residents of a local home for adults with developmental disabilities. While fishing was part of the excursion, captain Pat O'Brien says the free Friends in Sportfishing trips are about much more. "There's a real therapeutic effect for everybody because it's water, it's nature, it's excitement," he explained. "Our motto is 'catch the smile,' which is more important than catching the fish. And when y
TORONTO — A medical issue involving Italian star Lorenzo Insigne's family promoted Toronto FC to delay its flight out of Nashville on the weekend. Toronto coach Bob Bradley said Insigne "was made aware of a family health situation" after the team boarded its charter following Saturday's 4-3 win over Nashville SC. "We actually delayed out takeoff for 45 minutes just to make sure that he was comfortable with things at that moment," Bradley said. "We got home and everything has been monitored since
A significant number of disruptions at Saskatchewan hospitals are linked to laboratory services in the province's medical centres, according to online information from the provincial health authority, and one industry advocate says staff shortages are to blame. The problem isn't new, according to Christine Nielsen, the CEO of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science — the national professional society and certifying body for Canada's medical laboratory professionals. However, very lit
Wall Street surged on Wednesday, putting the Nasdaq more than 20% above its June low, after U.S. inflation slowed more than expected in July and raised hopes the Federal Reserve will become less aggressive on interest rates hikes. A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline helped the U.S. Consumer Price Index stay flat last month after advancing 1.3% in June, the Labor Department said. The rally came in the wake of the first notable sign of relief for Americans who have watched inflation steadily climb.
The fire has forced the closure of a major motorway near the city as temperatures hit 40 degrees again in the latest heatwave. View on euronews
Two of the major forest fires burning in central Newfoundland are beginning to stabilize when it comes to size, with weather conditions finally allowing for crews to fight the fire on the ground. Provincial forest fire duty officer Jeff Motty says the fire burning at Paradise Lake south of Grand Falls-Windsor saw no change in size since the last update on Wednesday, while the fire burning near the Bay d'Espoir Highway has shrunk by 155 hectares. The fires span 17,233 hectares and 5,614 hectares
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday repeated military threats against Taiwan while appearing to wind down wargames near the self-governing island it claims as its own territory that have raised tensions between the two sides to their highest level in years. The message in a lengthy policy statement issued by the Cabinet’s Taiwan Affairs Office and its news department followed almost a week of missile firings and incursions into Taiwanese waters and airspace by Chinese warships and air force planes
The LA Galaxy striker better known as Chicharito would like to get away from the us-against-them storyline and instead embrace both Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX. “We need to take the best out of each league," he said. "We need to take the best out of things and not stay in this narrative of heroes and guilty persons, and white and black, and etcetera. We need to be more positive and to have that narrative.” While other sports leagues in the United States pit their own all-stars again
Crews battling the wildfire that has forced the evacuation of more than 500 properties in British Columbia's southern Okanagan are taking advantage of calm winds and stable conditions to bolster fire lines. The BC Wildfire Service says the the wildfire covers 68 square kilometres southwest of Penticton, with most of the recent growth due to planned ignitions needed to create the control lines. An update from the wildfire service says newly created control lines are "holding well." It says a key
A study by Tracking Exposed has found that some new videos from Russian appear via the For You page on TikTok.View on euronews
Diving crews were at the Spray Lakes Reservoir on Tuesday, looking for a man who disappeared after he jumped off a boat to rescue his dog. RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Gina Slaney says the man, who is from Calgary, was with his spouse, a 10-year-old girl and a puppy, fishing on the Kananaskis Country reservoir Sunday. Slaney said the dog jumped from the boat and the man attempted to retrieve it by jumping in as well. "A short time later, the male and dog submerged and did not resurface," Sl
Power was restored to nearly all NB Power customers early Thursday following a massive outage. On Wednesday, nearly 50,000 customers were without electricity. The outage was caused by a tree falling on a transmission line, NB Power spokesperson Dominique Couture said in an email to CBC News. By early Thursday, just a handful of customers in Fredericton and Moncton were still without power, Couture said the first report of an outage came in at 8:45 p.m.