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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
MONTREAL (Reuters) -Canada's largest private sector union said on Tuesday that a strike is underway by Toronto members working for Bombardier Inc and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (DHC) although contract talks continue. Negotiations between the companies and Unifor come during a rebound in U.S. business jet flights, as more wealthy travelers look to fly on private aircraft during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bombardier shares were down 2.08% in midday trading.
SOUTHWEST MIDDLESEX - Southwest Middlesex Council was subjected to a draft report of the Master Plan during their 21 July 2021 meeting. Prior to the presentation, Dennis Kwan addressed the council informing them that, “the document is still in draft form. So, nothing’s set in stone yet. So, we’re interested in hearing your feedback tonight.” The draft included 10 key recommendations: Project 2000 (which focused on improving the Glencoe Fairgrounds); a redevelopment plan for Little Kin Park; re-i
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc will stop allowing advertisers to target people under 18 on its platforms based on their interests or their activity on other sites, it said on Tuesday in a slew of announcements about young users. The change means advertisers will soon be able to target under-18s only by age, gender or location on Facebook, its Messenger service and its photo-sharing platform Instagram. In a blog post, Instagram said it was making the change because it agreed with youth advocates that young people might not be equipped to make decisions about targeting.
Windsor City Council has agreed to support the idea of a housing hub offering shelter and support services under the same roof. At a meeting on Monday, council voted to endorse a recommendation from the executive director of Housing and Children's Services to pursue the development of the hub, which will offer emergency beds and other services "that are flexible and responsive to the needs of residents." The idea of a single location where people experiencing homelessness can access needed servi
Canada's reopening plans could be hindered as thousands of border officers gird themselves for possible strike action. The two unions representing more than 8,500 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees announced this morning that the majority of their members have given them a strike mandate. That means they could begin strike action as soon as Aug. 6, mere days before Canada reopens the border to fully vaccinated U.S. residents, said the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the
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
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has achieved a major goal of providing at least one coronavirus shot to 70% of adults across the 27-nation bloc but member countries must step up their vaccination rates to combat fast-spreading variants of the disease, the EU’s chief executive warned Tuesday. The EU — home to around 450 million people — was widely criticized for the slow pace of its vaccine rollout early this year. Its executive branch, the European Commission, was tasked with sealing vaccine
Windsor Regional Hospital's cardiac catheterization lab is back online after facing flooding twice this month. The lab has been closed since July 16, due to flooding from heavy rainfall. It reopened as scheduled on Monday despite another downpour on Saturday night. WRH CEO David Musyj said the hospital was "aggressively" advocating to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care to move the lab, which is in the basement of the Ouellette Campus, to another floor. He said the hospital is trying to ad
At the New York premiere of "Stillwater," star Matt Damon explains how being a father helped his performance in the Tom McCarthy drama, recently unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival. (July 27)
STRATHROY- A hiring report was presented by the Chief Administrative Officer Fred Tranquilli on 19 July 2021. The report announced the hiring of Shane Hughes, formerly from London’s building department. Speaking to the report Tranquilli said, “As you all know we continue to see lots of activity in building and planning. And with slight reorganizing in that department under director Huff’s leadership we have advanced one of our former building inspector plan examiners into the Chief Building Offi
Maude Charron has won a gold medal in the women's 64-kilogram weightlifting. She lifted 105 kg in the snatch, and 131 in the clean and jerk to win Canada's second gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Charron led the field after the snatch portion of the event, and waited as her competitors pushed the barbell weight heavier and heavier through the clean and jerk. She initially declared 122 kg for her clean and jerk, but went to 128 on her first attempt but lost her balance and failed. The Rimouski, Que
Officials at Toronto Pearson International Airport say that travellers arriving from abroad will no longer be separated based on their COVID-19 vaccination status, reversing a decision put into place just last week. "Toronto Pearson, in collaboration with government and other partners, has determined that separation of vaccinated and non/partially-vaccinated travellers in customs lines results in minimal operational efficiencies," said a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (G
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
To combat the lack of resources for women’s mental health, women turn to the popular image-sharing network Instagram for access to information about mental health.
New Brunswickers with questions about COVID-19 vaccines will have an opportunity to ask the province's chief medical officer of health today during a livestream question-and-answer session. Dr. Jennifer Russell will be answering questions at 1:30 p.m., along with Daniel Landry, an infectious diseases pharmacist from Moncton's Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. People are asked to submit their questions in advance via the government's Facebook page or Twitter account. "We will do o
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of foreigners have left Indonesia in recent weeks, airport records released Tuesday showed, apparently spurred by a brutal pandemic wave and a general shortage of vaccines, which have gone to high-priority groups first. Indonesia now has the most confirmed daily cases in Asia, as infections and deaths have surged over the past month and India’s massive outbreak has waned. Infections peaked in mid-July, with the highest daily average reported at more than 50,00
Canada has enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to fully vaccinate everyone eligible in the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a Moncton, N.B., vaccine clinic this morning. The arrival of five million doses this week will bring the total to over 66 million — enough for all 33.2 million Canadians 12 and older. Children under 12 are not yet eligible to receive a vaccine. "With enough doses for everyone, there's no more excuses not to get your shot," Trudeau said. The Public Health Agency of C
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged messages Tuesday in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps but ones that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. Liaison officials from the Koreas had several phone conversations including one on a military hotline and agreed to resume speaking regularly, Seoul officials said. The rivals use the channe
Google said on Tuesday that it was taking legal action over an expanded version of Germany's hate-speech law that recently took effect, saying its provisions violated the right to privacy of its users. The Alphabet unit, which runs video-sharing site YouTube, filed suit at the administrative court in Cologne to challenge a provision that allows user data to be passed to law enforcement before it is clear any crime has been committed. The request for a judicial review comes as Germany gears up for a general election in September, amid concerns that hostile discourse and influence operations conducted via social media may destabilise the country's normally staid campaign politics.