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DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday. India and Pakistan are important markets for Emirates, Etihad Airways and other UAE carriers flydubai and Air Arabia. The Gulf state, a major international travel hub, had banned passengers from many South Asian and African states travelling through its airports this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals remain ahead as a new poll suggests Canada's political parties are holding relatively steady in terms of voter support only weeks before a possible election call. Twenty-nine per cent of respondents in the survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they would vote for the Liberals if an election were held today, which was only one point more than two weeks ago. The Conservatives saw a similar bump to place second at 24 per cent, while the NDP was
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have left eight people dead, forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee homes
Recent developments: No local health authority reports a COVID-19 hospital patient. Ontario's chief medical officer of health gives his weekly update today. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday and no new deaths. None of the wider region's seven health authorities are reporting a single COVID-19 hospital patient. Following the premier's remarks that Ontario's back-to-school plan is coming this week, the NDP is calling on the province to require
OTTAWA — Driving into York Region on Toronto's northern border, what first stands out to most people are the large houses and vast estates that Michael Braithwaite says leaves the impression that homelessness isn't an issue here. But it is — and Braithwaite says people in the sprawling region of nine municipalities are seeing the pressure points and trying to address them. "The region has a plan and they've got some good service providers like Blue Door and others in the community that are going
An independent police oversight agency is still part of the New Brunswick government's plans, but officials won't say when the public can expect to see the creation of the long-promised investigative body. Last year, the Nova Scotia government was considering a proposal from New Brunswick that would see the two neighbouring provinces collaborate on a serious incident response team, commonly called a SIRT. That was weeks after police officers in the province shot and killed 26-year-old Chantel Mo
The New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is acknowledging it hid the name "Andy C" in correspondence it released to CBC News about the department's involvement in an Irving Oil application in front of the Energy and Utilities Board, although it is not clear why "Andy C" appears to be a reference to Andy Carson, a senior executive with Irving Oil. The name was redacted in an email chain between department officials who were working on a government effort last winte
Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong and their 'Nine Days' director Edson Oda reveal which special memory they would most like to re-live
A researcher at Sudbury’s Living with Lakes Centre is walking in director John Gunn’s footsteps in studying the recovery of acidified lakes damaged by the city’s smelter operations in the 1960s. Once the largest point source of sulphur dioxide emissions in the world, the Sudbury region’s infamous black barren landscape became a benchmark for environmental devastation. Thanks to a successful regreening program launched in 1978, the city was able to reduce its air pollution to less than five per c
Saint John kick–starts Pride Week on Tuesday with events for all ages and this year, in-person activities are back. Things will get rolling at 10 a.m. with Mayor Donna Reardon raising the Pride flag. President of Saint John Pride Michael Cummings said this year is exciting because every event last year had to be streamed online due to COVID. "We haven't seen a lot of our friends in a while. We are excited to do that this year." Some of the events include a week-long art gallery show at the Cobal
When Meriyam Jahim walked into the DriveTest centre in Newmarket, Ont., on her birthday, she expected to walk out with her learner's permit like any other 16-year-old. "I was excited," she said. "I was even studying and revising in the car." Six weeks later, she still doesn't have it. When Jahim arrived at the testing centre and told staff she was missing her left arm below the elbow, she was told she needed special medical approval from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. So she filled out
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of August 3. What we are watching in Canada ... The federal Liberals remain ahead as a new poll suggests Canada's political parties are holding relatively steady in terms of voter support only weeks before a possible election call. Twenty-nine per cent of respondents in the survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they would v
From the skate park to the open water, here are five things to look out for at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 5.
HONOLULU (AP) — Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return on Tuesday, raising the danger again. Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go. “It’s the biggest (fire) we’ve ever had on this island,” Big Island Mayor Mitch Roth said of t
An ambitious project designed to bring high-speed internet to rural eastern Ontario has been scrapped after both the Ontario and federal governments refused to contribute. The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) had called for a $400 million investment — to be split evenly between the two higher levels of government — for its Gig Project, which would have provided download speeds of one gigabit, or 1,000 Mbps (megabits per second), to 95 per cent of eastern Ontario. But late last week, as fi
WARNING: This story contains distressing details In 1923, a young boy named Edward wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask. "I am always hungry," he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). "We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry." St. Barnabas burned to the ground
The logo on the downtown Regina's community support team's dark grey uniforms illustrates what the program represents: a helping hand. The goal of the new outreach pilot program is to help those affected by mental health, addictions and homelessness while providing safety for all residents in the city's core. "I've always just been passionate about community and been passionate about helping others, being an advocate for those who can't," said Alyssa Marinos, the program's supervisor. Team membe
A P.E.I. woman is hoping to highlight some of the Island's attractions, and give publicity to local businesses and tourism operators affected by COVID-19 restrictions. P.E.I.'s Opposition health critic wants the province's health minister to authorize Health PEI to publicize job postings for nurse practitioners. There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported for P.E.I. over the weekend, but there were some potential exposure sites related to travellers. The Chief Public Health Office says anyone w
Marie Kennedy still remembers driving home from the long-term care centre in Sherbooke, N.S., as her children asked why their grandmother could no longer remember their names. That conversation a decade ago and the ones that followed were hard ones. Their grandmother's heart, Kennedy told her sons, was undiminished — inside it lay a love just as fierce as when she'd proudly held their hands on a walk. Her brain "full of bright lights," however, was being dimmed by a disease called Alzheimer's. "
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as the rapidly growing number of immigrants illegally crossing from neighboring Belarus has emerged a major foreign policy issue to the small European Union nation. The Interior Ministry distributed a video footage shot from a helicopter as a proof that large groups of immigrants were being escorted to the European Union border by vehicles belonging