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When Kim Davis named her family's farm, she chose the name Ataraxy. It means "a state of serene calmness," and that is what the farm represents for her veteran husband, and now many others. Davis and her husband, Blair, started their farm in Lawrencetown, about 40 minutes east of Halifax, in 2013. It was originally a family venture to help treat Blair Davis's service-related PTSD, but the farm — and its therapy goats — have grown to mean much more. "This farm was started for me, but it's more th
Belgian PM Alexander De Croo told Euronews that they would only give booster jabs to those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as healthcare workers in some countries are not yet vaccinated.View on euronews
VICTORIA — Some of the containers that caught fire on a cargo ship off Victoria contained hazardous materials, but air quality monitoring along the city's waterfront had found no negative results, the Canadian Coast Guard said Monday. A flyover of the MV Zim Kingston showed no visible flames, although a salvage master had indicated there were still pockets of fire and some containers had "internal fires," Paul Barrett, an official with the coast guard, told a media briefing. Crews had been spray
SYDNEY (Reuters) -All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from Nov. 1, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates. Many of these are now expected to return after Sydney and Melbourne ended quarantine rules for inoculated travelers from Nov. 1. Other cities, mostly virus-free, are expected to ease their border rules once they reach higher vaccination rates.
Japan's Princess Mako said goodbye to her imperial home and royal title after announcing Tuesday she'd wed Kei Komuro, a lawyer she met while both were in university and whom she described as 'irreplaceable.' (Chika Oshima/The Associated Press)
U.S. President Joe Biden joined Southeast Asian leaders in rebuking Myanmar's junta on Tuesday, as a regional summit opened without a representative from the country following its top general's exclusion for ignoring peace proposals. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had said it would accept a non-political figure from Myanmar at the virtual meeting, but the junta rejected that, saying it would only agree to its leader or a minister attending. In an unprecedented snub to the leader of a member state, ASEAN had decided to sideline junta chief Min Aung Hlaing, who led a Feb. 1 coup that spiralled into violence and chaos, for his failure to cease hostilities, allow humanitarian access and start dialogue, as agreed with ASEAN.
UK coal mine plan tests government ahead of COP26
MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the Louisiana State Police training academy in Baton Rouge, instructors pegged Brown as trouble. One wrote that he was an arrogant, chronic rule breaker with “toxic” character traits that should disqualify him from ever joining the sta
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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s governor has been hospitalized with severe fatigue for the second time in four months and will take about a week off, the metropolitan government said Wednesday. Gov. Yuriko Koike’s hospitalization comes days after she announced an end to 11 months of restrictions on eateries in which they were told to close early and not serve alcohol, after new daily COVID-19 cases in the nation’s capital fell to the lowest levels in more than a year. Koike was previously hospitalized in l
As any student of government will tell you, there are traditional levers of power in Ottawa: Finance, Foreign Affairs and Defence. They constitute the power to spend and make economic policy, the power to manage the country's image abroad and the power to defend ourselves in a time of crisis. Those levers are now — for the first time in Canada — collectively in the hands of women: Chrystia Freeland at Finance; Melanie Joly at Global Affairs; and Anita Anand at the Department of National Defence.
CHICAGO (AP) — A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities said Monday. Francis Wayne Alexander would have been 21 or 22 years old when Gacy killed him sometime between early 1976 and early 1977, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said at a news conference in announcing the identification of Alexander's remains. Alexander's family didn't even realize he had been dead all these years, t
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and four injured — including a police officer — in a shooting at a shopping mall Monday in Boise, Idaho, police said. At a news conference, authorities said officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. Police on Monday evening said in a news release that the suspect was in critical condition at a hospital and that the officer who was hurt had been treated and released. Police haven't released any other information about the
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The provincial government announced Tuesday that it is spending $20 million this year to hire 193 new inspections staff and launch a proactive inspections program in Ontario's long-term care homes. Proactive inspections were all but stopped by the province before the pandemic, as a CBC News investigation showed that only nine out of 626 homes in Ontario actually received so-called "resident quality inspections" in 2019. The long-term care sector was devastated by COVID-19, with a Canadian Armed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top lawyer filed suit against the Biden administration on Monday seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that President Joe Biden reversed earlier this month. The action filed by Republican Attorney Dave Yost in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati was joined by 11 other states. At issue are new federal regulations set by the Department of Health and Human Services that take the Title X federal family planning program back to
A powerful and record-setting low-pressure system recently brought destructive winds, major swells, extreme rainfall, mudslides and flooding along the North American West Coast.
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
The City of Toronto has unanimously passed a motion to explore the purchase of a west end rooming house to boost its affordable housing supply. Coun. Joe Cressy, who represents Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York, said last week that the city had entered into an agreement that gives it the first right of refusal to buy the Parkview Arms, a rooming house at 935 Queen St. W., across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park. It contains 58 rooms. Mayor John Tory's executive committee considered the item at its meeting on
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote was the culmination of a six-month committee investigation of the government’s handling of the pandemic. It formally approved a report calling for prosecutors to try Bolsonaro on charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public fun