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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the U.S. and a substantial chunk of the population resists vaccination. It was also a reversal from the sentiment P
Brazilian payments firm Conductor has hired banks for an initial public offering in the United States that could come as early as this year, as Latin America's financial sector is enlivened by the arrival of several newcomers, three sources familiar with the matter said. Conductor, which is backed by venture capital firm Riverwood Capital and payments processor Visa Inc, is a provider of technology for financial services.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says three more people in the region have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to reporting the three new cases Tuesday, the public health unit says there is a new COVID-19 outbreak taking place at a workplace in Kingsville's agriculture sector. It's the only outbreak active in the region. Across the region there are 25 active COVID-19 cases, including three that involve COVID-19 variants of concern. None of the people with the illness are being treated
Fire departments rely on the human eye or airplane flyovers to look for wildfires in hot zones. But AI could spot potential trouble before a fire even starts.
An associate professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College is reminding pet owners that they're not alone after recent thunderstorms left some pets filled with anxiety and their owners searching for solutions. "Everybody is having trouble," Dr. Karen Overall, an associate professor of behaviour medicine at AVC, told Island Morning host Mitch Cormier. Several people took to social media last week sharing first-hand accounts of how their animals reacted to the loud claps of thunder and streaks of l
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some legislators want to change New York's campaign finance rules after Gov. Andrew Cuomo used $285,000 in political donations to pay lawyers representing him in sexual harassment and misconduct investigations. New York politicians have used millions of dollars in campaign funds in recent years to pay lawyers defending them against allegations of wrongdoing, according to tallies kept by the New York Public Interest Research Group. The list includes former Assembly Speaker She
Ontario reported another 129 cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of five more people with the illness on Tuesday. Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's daily provincial update: Seven-day average of daily cases: 154; after a precipitous decline that began in late April and continued until about two weeks ago, the seven-day average has levelled out, hovering between 150 and 160 since then. Tests completed: 13,644 Provincewide test positivity rate: 1 per
For the MD of Taber, the future looks bright as they move ahead alongside RenuWell Energy Services after public consultation with the construction of two solar installations. The response has been largely positive from landowners, as well as oil and gas companies and other related communities, said Brian Peers, Director of Municipal Lands and Leases in the MD of Taber. None of the individuals approached believed the project was likely to have a negative impact. “There’s very few people who under
STRATHROY- Bylaw 41.21 was received for first second and final reading during Strathroy Caradoc Council’s latest meeting. The bylaw helps facilitate the relationship between the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc and the Strathroy Rotary Club. The report was presented by CAO Fred Tranquilli and saw no discussion during council. The Rotary Club will be committing to a fundraising goal of $200,000 to help with the construction of their All-Wheels Park at the Fairgrounds Waterpark site. The total co
Saudi Arabia will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens travelling to countries on the kingdom's 'red list' under efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and its new variants, state news agency SPA said on Tuesday. It cited an unnamed interior ministry official as saying some Saudi citizens, who in May were allowed to travel abroad without prior permission from authorities for the first time since March 2020, had violated travel regulations. "Anyone who is proven to be involved will be subject to legal accountability and heavy penalties upon their return, and will be banned from travel for three years," the official said.
MONCTON, N.B. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is withholding health-care transfers to New Brunswick because the province is limiting access to abortion. Trudeau told reporters in Moncton, N.B., today the New Brunswick government has not lived up to its obligations under the Canada Health Act because it continues to make it difficult for women to access the full range of reproductive services. New Brunswick law bans government funding for abortions conducted outside three appr
The Bank of Canada's pledge to let the economy run hot could be tested by inflation that's already at a decade-high level, with more price increases expected as businesses shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic reopen and consumers dip into record savings. The Canadian central bank says the current inflation pressures are due to temporary factors, such as supply constraints and the comparison to prices from a year ago, when the economy was reeling from the pandemic, and that inflation will ease back to its 2% target by 2022. But some economists worry that Canada's inflation, which was 3.6% on an annual basis in May, could be more stubborn than expected, particularly because parts of the services sector, which accounts for about 70% of the economy, are only just reopening.
MIDDLESEX - During a public health meeting on Monday, the Middlesex-London Health Officer Chris Mackie stated he believes we’ll see a fourth wave of Covid in time for back to school. “That is the timing that we’re looking at... we’ll see what happens... on August 6th, with gatherings of gathering limits in the thousands then we really could see a wave much sooner than the fall. If that doesn’t happen and we’re able to get vaccination rates up, then there’s no doubt we will see more activity in t
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has added 28 hectares to one of the largest wildlife corridors on P.E.I., at the mouth of the Percival River. The Percival River runs into the Northumberland Strait about halfway between Summerside and West Point. In total, NCC now protects 299 hectares on a peninsula jutting out into Percival Bay. "The Percival River area is one of the wilder corners of P.E.I. that local people cherish and few others have explored," said NCC P.E.I. program director Lanna Campbel
Sue Montgomery, mayor of the Montreal borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce who was suspended for 120 days yesterday by the Quebec Municipal Commission for ethics violations, will be in Quebec Superior Court Tuesday afternoon trying to have the suspension quashed. The commission found Montgomery guilty last month of 11 ethics violations. They included disrespecting and insulting civil servants on several occasions, once trying to withhold pay from a civil servant who had alleged harassm
Business reporter Anne Gaviola breaks down your top money headlines, including a surge in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies following speculation that Amazon could soon be accepting them as payment.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the United Nations World Food Program says the agency will “run out of food” in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region on Friday, while hundreds of thousands of people there face the world’s worst famine crisis in a decade. Some 170 trucks with food and other supplies are “stuck” in the neighboring Afar region and “must be allowed to move NOW,” David Beasley tweeted on Tuesday, noting that 100 such trucks are needed per day in Tigray. “People are starving.” Inter
The easing of the pandemic in Windsor-Essex reached another milestone Monday when Windsor Regional Hospital officials declared that the facility no longer had any COVID-19 patients. It's been 9 months since the hospital had no COVID-19 patients. The last time this occurred was Oct. 12, prior to the deadly second wave of the pandemic, the hospital said. David Musyj, the hospital's president and CEO, encouraged people to get vaccinated to avoid anyone else being hospitalized or dying due to COVID-
Prince Edward Islanders are being told to be on the lookout for thunderstorms Tuesday. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all three counties on the Island just before 11 a.m. AT. The agency's Lightning Danger Map showed storms over West Prince and in the Northumberland Strait as of 11:10 a.m. In addition to the danger of lightning, the storms could bring strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Should you hear thunder, Environment Canada recommends you seek shelter im
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Manitoba RCMP say they have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a former residential school in Sagkeeng First Nation for more than a decade. The Fort Alexander Residential School opened in 1904 on what is now known as Sagkeeng First Nation — which is about 120 kilometres north of Winnipeg. It closed in 1970 but continued to operate as a day school for a number of years. In a Tuesday morning news release, Manitoba RCMP said their maj