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Ottawa neighbours got under each other's skin during the long COVID-19 lockdowns of the past year-plus, if the number of calls to the city's bylaw services division is anything to judge by. Ottawans made more than 11,000 more calls to bylaw between April 2020 and March 2021 than in the previous 12-month period — an increase of 20 per cent — with a good chunk of the increase coming from complaints about noise, pets, property maintenance and construction work. People were particularly miffed by lo
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police blocked opposition lawmakers from marching Monday to protest a two-week lockdown of Malaysia's Parliament, which they consider another ploy for the embattled prime minister to dodge a no-confidence vote. With a crucial parliamentary session due, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin instead postponed it and Parliament will be shut for two weeks. The health ministry said Parliament was deemed a high-risk venue because four of 11 COVID-19 cases detected among staff a
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on Monday shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in northwestern Pakistan, an official said. It was the third attack in two days on Pakistani policemen assigned to protect polio workers. The deadly attack took place in the town of Kolachi in the Dera Ismail Khan district. Officer Dilawar Khan was on his motorcycle, heading to escort polio workers taking part in a nationwide campaign aimed at making Pakistan a polio-free stat
Senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Sunday night, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. (Aug. 2)
When Terri Kinsella heard that travellers from the United States will once again be allowed to enter Canada as of Aug. 9, she booked her flight home to Newfoundland and Labrador right away. Originally from Corner Brook and now living in Evanston, Illinois, Kinsella missed her parents' 50th wedding anniversary in August 2020, and hasn't been able to travel home to visit friends and family since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. "It's been very isolating," she said. "The U.S. was hit particularl
In a normal year, the vehicle lot at Jim Tubman Chevrolet in Ottawa is full with hundreds of new cars. On Friday there were only 19 — and some had already sold earlier that day. "Obviously it's a little crazy right now, not just for us but everywhere, " said Ted Smith, senior salesperson at the dealership. Auto sales have flipped from a buyers' market last year to a severe shortage in 2021, one that has people fighting to find popular models before they're snapped up or waiting two to four month
OTTAWA — The federal government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, as public health officials brace for a potential fourth wave of infections. Ottawa has already received more than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully immunize all eligible Canadians. As of Tuesday, the federal government had 6.7 million COVID-19 vaccines in its national reserve, an amount that provinces and territories can draw from if they need mo
WASHINGTON (AP) — An array of progressive and pro-White House groups plans to spend nearly $100 million to promote President Joe Biden’s agenda over the next month to pressure Congress while lawmakers are on their August recess. The push being announced Monday, coupled with a wave of travel by the president’s top surrogates, is meant to promote and secure passage of Biden’s two-track infrastructure plan: a bipartisan package focused on highways, transit and broadband, and a Democrats-only budget
Kenzie MacNeil, best known for his song The Island, is being remembered for as a man who had a major influence on the culture and people of Cape Breton. MacNeil died at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on July 24 at age 68. His friend Maynard Morrison, a comedian, actor and director, said MacNeil was exposed to many young people in the arts at the College Pub in Sydney during his days as a student. "We used to go there and have drinks and Rita [MacNeil] would be there sometimes performing o
When Bilal Habib looked around his cohort at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, he saw some disparities. The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last year prompted him to take a closer look at the make-up of the students in his program — and what he found wasn't promising. "There weren't a lot of Black students in the program," Habib said he noticed. Currently, Black students make up less than 2.5 per cent of Rotman's Morning and Evening MBA program — a
A tweet by Kim Kardashian promoting Afterpay as a way to buy her beauty products may have proved pivotal for the Australian buy now, pay later pioneer, whose founders have since joined the reality TV superstar as billionaires. Kardashian's recommendation in 2018 helped Afterpay, which has agreed a record $29 billion buyout by Square, the payments firm of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, crack the U.S. market. Afterpay's rapid rise, which has culminated in Australia's biggest-ever deal and powered its stock market to record highs, began when an eBay vendor noticed young people avoiding credit cards after the 2008 financial crisis.
Fewer pandemic restrictions means that Natal Day weekend will likely see people engaged in many more activities than was the case in 2020. The Halifax Regional Municipality will be hosting free family concerts that follow public health guidelines on the Dartmouth waterfront and at Grand Parade outside city hall. However, most other Natal Day events have been postponed until 2022. More details about the cancellations can be found on the Natal Day website. What's open Monday Natal Day is not a des
KABUL (Reuters) -Taliban fighters pushed deeper into the southern Afghan provincial capital of Lashkargah on Monday and closed in on government buildings, a senior official said, as the insurgents pressed a rapid advance. Heavy fighting was raging close to the National Directorate of Security, the prison and the police headquarters in the main city in Helmand province, the government official said, asking not to be named. Taliban fighters have moved in on three provincial capitals in the last few days and seized territory nationwide since Washington said it planned a complete withdrawal of troops by September.
Some Mi'kmaw artisans in Nova Scotia have found it particularly hard this year to source traditional materials, such as birch bark for building canoes and wood from the black ash tree used to create baskets. A big reason for this, according to Mi'kmaw harvesters, is climate change. The black ash is a threatened species in Nova Scotia due in part to habitat loss, historic overlogging and current forestry practices. But the plan established by the province to help the black ash recover notes that
As Quebec artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau prepares to compete at her second Olympic Games, her family won't be in the stands cheering her on. Due to the pandemic, athletes' families weren't allowed to accompany them to Tokyo. For Simoneau's mother, Lynda South, it's disappointing not to be there. By South's count, she's missed only a handful of competitions in her daughter's career, and the Olympics isn't just another swim meet. "It's actually a little heartbreaking. It's really tough, espe
BEIRUT (AP) — Emmanuelle Khnaisser had been in labor all day, and now it was in the last stages. Her baby — her first — was crowning. Five floors below, Jessica Bezdjian was just entering Beirut’s St. George Hospital. She was an hour early for her 12-hour shift as a nurse in the psychiatric ward. Everything exploded. On every floor in a single instant, windows burst. Doors flew off their hinges, ceilings collapsed, and equipment toppled. A wave of dust and pulverized glass surged through the war
Standing on a street corner in Montreal, Reinaldo Rodriguez has a message for Canadians. "Canadian tourists are feeding the Cuban regime," he told CBC News. Rodriguez was part of a wave of protests that have swept Canada's 30,000-strong Cuban community since unrest spread across the island on July 11. "The people don't see (the money)," he said. "The same as happens with the money the government makes from its doctors who work overseas. The Cuban hospitals are unsanitary, people don't have medic
HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist was arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog Monday over accusations that he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago. The arrest of Anthony Wong in the latest official move against those who had been pushing for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption said Wong performed two songs at the 2018 rally and urged attendees to vo
Recent developments: Ottawa reported seven new COVID-19 cases Monday. Restaurants are struggling to find staff as restrictions lift and business ramps up. Restrictions continue to ease in western Quebec. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported seven more COVID-19 cases Monday and no new deaths. Some restaurants in the Ottawa area say they're struggling to find enough staff — and are even having to close down for entire days — as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease and more people
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