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New cases of COVID-19 have doubled in the past week, and nearly quadrupled in the past two weeks. Today’s seven-day rolling average of new cases is 196, up from 99 a week ago and 53 two weeks ago. Health authorities reported 742 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, two of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 150,631 cases. Active cases are also up significantly, with 1,544 reported today—double last week’s count of 783. Of the active cases reported today
P.E.I.'s Opposition health critic wants the province's health minister to authorize Health PEI to publicize job postings for nurse practitioners. Green MLA Michele Beaton said she was told by Health PEI that there were 10 open nurse practitioner jobs to be listed. On June 30, she said she confirmed that with P.E.I. Health Minister Ernie Hudson. Recruiting nurses is part of the Department of Health's responsibility, and keeping them is Health PEI's job, Beaton said. "So at the end of the day, the
OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog has concluded Justin Trudeau was not involved in a decision that saw Liberal MPs using their taxpayer-funded budgets to hire the services of a company run by one of the prime minister's lifelong friends. In a letter to Trudeau, Mario Dion says he's satisfied that the prime minister was not involved in the Liberal Research Bureau's decision to enter into a contract with Data Sciences Inc., a company owned by Tom Pitfield. As a result, Dion says he has no reaso
A woman is dead after being struck by a truck in Lethbridge on Monday and police allege the driver was impaired. The truck was travelling southbound when it collided with a 54-year-old pedestrian in the 1200 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, the Lethbridge Police Service said Tuesday. Police responded to the incident shortly after 10 a.m. The pedestrian was taken to the Chinook Regional Hospital, where police said she succumbed to her injuries. After an investigation, Lethbridge resident Shann
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Canadian international Tajon Buchanan earned another honour for his performance at the Gold Cup on Tuesday when he was named to the tournament's best eleven. The 22-year-old from Brampton, Ont., had already been named winner of the tournament's Best Youth Player award, following in the footsteps of 2017 winner Alphonso Davies. Buchanan played both wingback and in a more attacking role for Canada, tormenting defenders with his speed and ability on the ball. "This exciting 22-y
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks said he will be reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Brooks said he is still scheduled to play the next two shows scheduled in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska, but will not put tickets on sale for the next planned stop, Seattle in September. Brooks was already scheduled to take a three-week break after the Aug. 14 show in Nebraska and will take that ti
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He backed city and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about some daily activities. Speaking from the White House, Biden sharply criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials who have moved to block the reimposition of mask mandates to sl
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Idaho legislative ethics committee decided Tuesday that a lawmaker who publicized the name of a Statehouse intern who reported that she was raped by another lawmaker should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to the state's House of Representatives. The bipartisan committee voted unanimously to censure Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings — saying she violated basic standards of conduct by targeting the young intern. They als
WASHINGTON (AP) — The associate warden at the federal jail in New York City has been charged with killing her husband after she shot him in the face in their New Jersey home. Antonia Ashford is the associate warden at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, which houses British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein who is facing sex trafficking charges. Ashford, 44, was charged with murder and weapons possession after police found her husband dead in their
Manitoba RCMP announced first degree murder charges in the homicide of Bobbie Lynn Moose who was from northern Manitoba. Moose's body was found in Thompson on Oct 17, 2019.
Two weekend check-stops in Victoria and Esquimalt netted so many impaired drivers, towing services became unavailable, say Victoria police. During the first road check Friday, July 30, officers took nine allegedly impaired drivers off the road in a seven hour period. During the second, on Saturday, July 31, officers stopped 15 allegedly impaired drivers in a six hour period, according to police. In each one of these instances, the driver's vehicle was towed and seized for a period of time depend
An N.W.T. MLA alleges government meetings with the N.W.T. & Nunavut Chamber of Mines designed to discuss the response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolved into lobbying efforts with limited public accountability. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the N.W.T. Department of Industry Tourism and Investment and the Chamber of Mines held biweekly meetings to discuss pandemic recovery strategies. Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly made an Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act request regarding
THUNDER BAY — The Labour Action Centre resource hub for laid-off Bombardier workers in Thunder Bay reopened for in-person services on July 31. Since December, the centre has been providing virtual services from the Unifor building on Gore Street, and will continue to do so for those who are still uncomfortable with in-person visits. Stephen Margarit, the centre’s co-ordinator, says the pandemic has presented challenges for many of the laid-off workers as they transition into re-training or new e
The company that runs the Bathurst Regional Airport will get $1.5 million in federal funding to help soften the financial blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Northern New Brunswick Airport Authority will receive the money as part of Ottawa's regional air transportation initiative, which launched in March as a way to support access to air transportation, says a news release Tuesday from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The release said the non-repayable contribution will allow the a
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. He was tired of waiting for federal rental assistance and wondered aloud “what they’re doing with that money?” Hours later, Luis Vertentes, in a different case, was told by a judge he had three weeks to clear out of his one-bedroom apartment in nearby East Providence. The 43-year-old landscaper said he was four months behind on rent after being hospitalized for a tim
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city workers are being told they must resume wearing masks while on the job, a requirement that could go against Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order banning such mandates. Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the mask mandate on Monday due to a “recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in our community and in our workplace linked to the new delta variant.” “It is so very important that we remain vigilant in doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Turner wrote
B.C. health officials have announced 742 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death over the last four days, an average of 185 new cases a day. The province's seven-day rolling average increased 32 per cent over the long weekend to 196, the highest it's been since June 5. In a written statement, the provincial Ministry of Health said there are currently 1,544 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C., the highest since June 13. The new cases by day are: July 30-31: 160 new
Terrace residents who wish to avail free or subsidized legal representation for criminal cases will now have to apply to a provincial call centre after Legal Aid BC’s walk-in centre shut its doors. Citing a decline in walk-in applications, Legal Aid BC cut back its office space in Terrace by shutting down the Regional Centre’s operations which mostly handled criminal cases for vulnerable and marginalized citizens. Until March 31, Legal Aid BC ran two offices out of the same space in the city – t
Precipitation and cooler temperatures over the weekend provided some relief for wildfire fighting efforts, but it wasn't enough to make much of a longterm dent, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. Dry conditions are expected to return to the southern Interior in the coming days. The B.C. Wildfire Service's director of fire centre operations Rob Schweitzer said we're not in the clear yet — and he doesn't want anyone thinking the wildfires are over. "It is only Aug. 3 and there's a lot of summ
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business Tuesday and was later tracked down and fatally shot by police after he refused to drop his weapon, authorities said. The shooting happened at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Nashville. The suspect had left before officers arrived, but they spotted him at a nearby intersection carrying a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine, Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told news outlets. The su