The Queen visited Singapore in 1972, 1989 and 2006, when she attended events ranging from state banquets hosted by Singapore’s leaders, to meeting with students at Townsville Primary School and residents living in Toa Payoh.
Here are some of the highlights of her visits in 1989 and 2006:
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says all COVID-19 border restrictions will end as of Saturday, including mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers, as well as mandatory masks on planes and trains. The cabinet order maintaining COVID-19 border measures will not be renewed when it expires on Sept. 30.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. on Monday questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid Russia's war in Ukraine. Serbia’s officials signed the deal last week in New York with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where most Western delegations shunned Russia’s top diplomat over the coun
TORONTO — The Ontario government is refusing to publicly divulge its progress in enrolling children in core autism therapies, after the last update showed it was far off its own target. Merrilee Fullerton, the minister of children, community and social services, has said the government would get 8,000 kids into core clinical services by the end of the fall, but as of last month that number was only about 888. Government officials said at that time that movement was initially slow due to getting
Longueuil police are investigating a triple homicide that took place in Brossard on Montreal's South Shore overnight. A woman, 38, a five-year-old and a toddler were found unconscious at an apartment on St-Laurent Boulevard after police and firefighters responded to a fire at 1 a.m. Sunday. Alain Lessard, a division chief with the Longueuil fire department, says firefighters administered CPR to the victims after containing the fire. The victims were taken to hospital, where the woman was pronoun
Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said on Sunday the federal government has approved a request for federal assistance from PEI as it continues to deal with the impacts of storm Fiona. CAF members will be deployed to assist with clearing roadways and removal of debris. Another request for federal assistance has been approved for Newfoundland and Labrador.
In Nova Scotia hundreds of people have been displaced by post-tropical storm Fiona. On Sunday, residents of Cape Breton were beginning repairs and surveying the damage as politicians touched down to survey the devastation from the storm.
Three Indigenous women aspiring to become lawyers in Alberta are challenging the King's Oath, because they say swearing an oath to the monarchy is modern colonialism. Anita Cardinal, who is set to graduate law school next year, and Janice Makokis and Rachel Snow, who graduated from law school in 2010 and 2013 respectively, are unable to practise law, they say, until the mandatory oath one swears when called to the bar is amended, or an alternative oath is provided. "The oath is a trigger of inte
An investigation conducted by the Calgary Parking Authority, the city-operated agency that manages municipal parking services in the city, has revealed that the personal information of 145,895 customers was exposed for at least two months last year. It's a revelation that the chair of the cybersecurity program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is calling "shameful" and "negligent." "Something like this really shouldn't happen in IT departments these days," said John Zabiuk. Last ye
A senior hockey team in southern Saskatchewan says it will change its team logo, which features a Confederate flag, as soon as it can afford to. The Assiniboia Rebels Senior Hockey Club's current logo features the silhouette of a bugler with a Confederate flag waving in the background above him. "We are aware of the complaint and the concerns brought forward. As a group we have already started discussions and we will be phasing our logo out as soon as we are financially able to do so," the team
PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona Supreme Court, in part thanks to his unusual life story: a stint as an Army paratrooper cut short by a training accident, followed by marriage, college and an Ivy League law degree. The clerkship was one more rung up from
Many Cape Bretoners woke up to uprooted trees, cracked power poles and washed out roads on Sunday after post-tropical storm Fiona ripped through the island. In the Sydney area, hundreds of people flocked to gas stations, fast-food restaurants and grocery stores in search of power, hot food, and fuel for their generators. The storm raged through Cape Breton on Saturday, downing trees and power lines, stripping siding and roofs from houses and leaving more than 65,000 customers on the island witho
On its busiest days, the Lakeshore General Hospital emergency room is so stretched for space that patients on gurneys line not just every hallway, but even the narrow passageway in front of the nursing station. "You can imagine that's not a great place for a sick patient," said Tim Heeley-Ray, the hospital's chief ER co-ordinator, on a rare tour of the ward at the only hospital in Montreal's West Island. It's unusually quiet on this particular morning, but throughout the pandemic, the Lakeshore'
Ukrainians in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol fear they will be called up by Moscow following a referendum on joining Russia in which some residents were forced to vote at gunpoint, its exiled mayor said on Monday. Mayor Ivan Fedorov said the last official route out of Melitopol to territory controlled by Ukraine had been closed, and that residents' concerns had risen since voting began in the four-day referendum on Friday. "Our residents are frightened, they are panicking, they don't know what will happen tomorrow, and when people will start being called up (to Russia's army)," he told a news briefing via video link.