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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
It's a Wednesday afternoon, but inside an unassuming Etobicoke dance hall, it feels like Saturday night. While the dance floor is full — physically distanced, with dancers wearing masks — all eyes are on Harry Mitchell. It's his 100th birthday and this is how he wanted to celebrate: surrounded by family and friends, gliding on the dance floor. "I'm governed to some extent by the condition of my knees, which have arthritis," says Mitchell, shrugging with a smile. "I hope I can dance as long as I
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue in federal court over a law that Justice Sonia Sotomayor said was “enacted in open disregard of the constitutional rights of women seeking abortion care in Texas.” Answering that question will help determine whether the law s
LONDON (Reuters) -Italy's government and UniCredit are preparing to call off negotiations over the sale of ailing bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS) after efforts to reach an agreement over a costly recapitalisation plan failed, two sources told Reuters. Italy has long seen a merger with a stronger peer as the best solution for the Tuscan bank, which has plans to raise 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in capital next year. But the sources said the terms of a potential sale agreed by UniCredit and Italy's Treasury when they entered exclusive negotiations on July 29 have made the merger plan too costly an alternative to a stand-alone recapitalisation.
Canada's employment minister says workers who lose their jobs because they defy their employers' vaccine mandates will probably not be able to collect Employment Insurance benefits. John Hua reports.
Toronto restaurant Rowdy Bird is finding success amid the chaos by taking in lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.
MILAN (AP) — Late goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović and Ismaël Bennacer spared AC Milan major embarrassment as it scraped a 4-2 win in Serie A at Bologna, which played for more than half an hour with nine men on Saturday. Despite the numerical advantage, it appeared as if Milan was going to be held to a draw before Bennacer scored six minutes from time and Ibrahimović made sure of the win right at the death. The match had seemed all but over at halftime with Milan 2-0 up and Bologna down to 10 men a
Investors who have watched China's property sector crisis play out in recent months have just been denied their Evergrande grand finale as the world's most indebted developer dodged a $19 billion default, but they might not have too long to wait. China Evergrande Group's woes have been snowballing for months. "There is a positive out of this, they have not defaulted," said Himanshu Porwal, corporate credit analyst at Seaport Global in London.
GLENNS, Va. (AP) — The second and final debate in Virginia's closely watched governor's race had been underway for about 10 minutes when a woman started shouting from the audience. “I worked very hard to be on the ballot. I should be up on the stage!" she yelled, as Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin stood by awkwardly and NBC News moderator Chuck Todd eventually called for security and went to a commercial break. For Princess Blanding, disrupting the debate was all in a day'
The province of P.E.I. and the Port of Summerside have found a new location to store the Island's road salt this winter. Earlier this year, the supplier in Nova Scotia warned about potential "operational issues" over the winter — meaning all 40,000 tonnes of salt needed to be delivered before the season started, rather than in regular shipments through the winter. Originally, the Port of Summerside planned to store it on Summerside's waterfront. The Port started to build an enclosure there for t
Calgary's mayor-elect, Jyoti Gondek, won the most votes in all 14 of the city's electoral wards, according to official results of the municipal election released Friday afternoon. The final count gave Gondek 176,344 votes and 45 per cent of the vote share, in total. Second-place finisher Jeromy Farkas earned 116,698 votes, or 30 per cent of the total. Jeff Davison finished third with 50,654 votes, or 13 per cent of the total. Of the ballots cast on election day, Gondek won the most votes in ever
RCMP are investigating a suspected homicide in 100 Mile House, B.C. Police received a 911 call "reporting what sounded like gunshots" in an industrial area of town on Tuesday evening, according to a statement. Responding officers found a person dead when they arrived. Police are still investigating how the person died and the circumstances before their death, but investigators believe it's a case of homicide. "Evidence at the scene supports that the victim died as a result of homicide and the No
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WHO estimates that between 80,000 and 180,000 healthcare workers may have died from COVID-19 between January 2020 and May 2021.View on euronews
Nearly 150 staff members at Sick Kids Hospital have been placed on unpaid leave for not providing proof that they are fully vaccinated. Erica Vella reports.
Nearly 1,600 staff of LifeLabs medical laboratories escalated their labour contract dispute this weekend, but the company and union have said there would be minimal disruption to patients. LifeLabs is the province's largest private health laboratory company, with 94 facilities across B.C. Its workers are unionized with the B.C. General Employees' Union. The labour action started at 7 p.m. PT Friday, according to the union, and saw employees stop accepting overtime and any tasks outside their job
An Oshawa woman has been charged days after 17-year-old Nadia Mozumder was struck and killed near her Scarborough school. The charges the driver, 40, faces are not criminal charges but rather fall under the Highway Traffic Act. They are: Careless driving causing death. Turn not in safety. Police said the woman remained at the scene of the fatal crash. Mozumder, a Grade 12 student at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, was using the crosswalk to cross Danforth Avenue at Birchmount Road in Scarb
Pfizer publicly released data from its coronavirus vaccine trial appearing to show that it's both safe and effective for children aged five to 11. But that data is now being reviewed by regulators, and parents want to carefully weigh the risks.
Premier Doug Ford says the province will gradually lift COVID-19 public health measures in the coming months. The province aims to lift all measures, including mask mandates, by the end of March 2022.
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