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Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. (Dec. 2)
Two people have died after an early morning collision in Leamington, say OPP. It happened at about 5:38 this morning, when an SUV and transport truck collided, Steven Duguay of the Essex County OPP said in a Tweet. Two people in the SUV were confirmed deceased at the scene, said Duguay. Police have not released the identity of the victims, as they are notifying their families. OPP's Leamington Detachment, Essex-Windsor EMS and Leamington Fire Department all responded to the call Friday morning.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus only a day after the policy was announced, following criticisms that it was an overreaction. The transport ministry on Wednesday issued a request to international airlines to stop taking new reservations for flights coming into Japan until the end of December as an emergency precaution to defend against the new omicron variant. The ministry said Thursd
RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman’s house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery that keeps him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup with dust and worsens his breathing problems. Coleman, 65, points to the smokestacks billowing just outside his backyard. “Oh, when the plants came in, they built right on top of us," he said. “We was surrounded by sugarcane, and now we’re surrounded by (industrial) plants.” The oil compan
The incident is one of the most dramatic breakouts the country has seen in recent years.View on euronews
Here's the latest for Wednesday December 2nd: Blinken and Lavrov meet in Stockholm; Netherlands moves to tough lockdown amid omicron variant fears; Major railway between Laos and China to open Friday; Pope lands in Cyprus as start of a trip. (Dec. 2)
Alberta's oil-and-gas fuelled economic recovery shows signs of continuing into next year, according to a new forecast from RBC Economics. The report released Thursday predicts that Alberta's economy will grow by 4.7 per cent in 2022 — behind only Saskatchewan's 5.6 per cent — after tying Quebec for top spot with 5.9 per cent growth in 2021. It forecasts an unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent in 2022 (down from 8.7 per cent this year) and falling to 5.3 per cent in 2023. "Amazing what a rebound in
Personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq shares advice on sticking to a budget this December.
At the London premiere of the second season of Netflix's video game adaptation "The Witcher," star Henry Cavill hints that a third season may be a possibility. (Dec. 2)
Only a dozen allegations of sexual abuse involving Portuguese priests have been investigated by authorities since 2001 - more than half of those were dropped.View on euronews
The Ontario government will announce on Thursday that it will lower the age of eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to people aged 50 and older this year, sources say. Two sources told CBC Toronto that the expansion of eligibility is expected to begin around mid-December. The news was first reported by the Globe and Mail. Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to detail the plan at a news conference Thursday afternoon. Those presently eligible for a booster i
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with a loaded shotgun, holding it under his chin at times, police said. The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was taken into custody without incident at around 1:40 p.m., about three hours after police said he was first spotted outside a U.N. security checkpoint on Manhattan’s First Avenue. He was taken to a hospital for evaluatio
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions. (Dec. 2)
Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) CEO Scott Livingstone has resigned from his position. A statement sent on Thursday morning on behalf of Arlene Wiks, chair of SHA's Board of Directors, said the board received notice that Livingstone has left his position, effective immediately. "The board is grateful for Scott's leadership during the creation of the SHA and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic," the statement said. "As CEO, Scott demonstrated a commitment to patient- and family-centred care and p
BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office. Merkel was honored with a traditional military musical performance and march in front of almost all the country's political elite — save for the far-right Alternative for Germany, who weren't invited. “Our democracy also lives from the fact that wherever hatred and violence are seen as a legitimate means of pursuing one's interest
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday urged Greek Cypriots and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots to resume talks on reunifying the Mediterranean island nation, saying threats and shows of force were only prolonging the “terrible laceration” its people have endured for nearly a half-century. A weary-looking Francis made the appeal as he arrived in the ethnically divided Cypriot capital at the start of a five-day visit that will also take him to Greece, a similarly Orthodox majority country
They're overwhelmed and underwater. Storm-battered British Columbians are dealing with the aftermath of a third atmospheric river. As Heather Yourex-West reports, relentless rain has made it impossible for residents to focus on recovery.
OTTAWA — House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says the chamber's governing body overstepped its authority when it required anyone entering the Commons precinct to be fully vaccinated. Rota has sided with the Conservatives in concluding that the all-party board of internal economy did not have the authority to impose a vaccine mandate. He says only the House itself can make a decision to restrict access to the chamber and other parliamentary buildings. However, Rota's ruling changes nothing for
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RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. Coleman, 65, points to the billowing smokestacks just outside his backyard. “Oh, when the plants came in, they built right on top of us," he said. “We was surrounded by sugarcane, and now we’re surrounded by (indus