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As of Sept. 1, prospective clients hoping to dine at Old Montreal French bistro Chez Éric & Fils will have to provide proof of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine — a move that's receiving mixed public reaction, according to owner Érik Luksenberg. While many regular customers have commended the impending policy, according to Luksenberg — "They said 'Bravo, Éric, it's a good decision,'" — others have said the policy infringes on their freedoms. "I had threats from some people. I had some people call
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages — a move civil rights activists say is payback for demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd last year in Minneapolis. Newsday reports that the bill being considered by the Nassau County Legislature would make police officers and other first responders a protected class under the county’s Human Rights Law,
Ottawa reports four more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases in the city. Vaccination numbers starting to plateau. Ontario reported 258 new cases of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported four more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. 4.0: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19
Albertans are being cautioned to brace themselves for another heat wave. Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued warnings for the majority of the province on Saturday morning, cautioning that daytime temperatures of 29 to 35 C are expected throughout the weekend. Luckily, there will be slight overnight reprieves with lows of 14 to 20 C expected. Environment Canada said the warning was issued because the high temperatures pose an elevated risk of illness like heat stroke or exhaustion, a
If you spot this zebra-striped truck roaming around Montreal this summer, don't expect it to dish out a gourmet poutine or a cone of soft serve. While the truck is similar in appearance to a food truck, it's actually a free mobile art gallery and studio created by Verticale, an artist-run centre in Laval. Throughout the summer, the truck, called Villa, is making stops in almost all the boroughs in Montreal, Laval and beyond. The stops aren't announced beforehand to keep a crowd from gathering du
Keep them out of the landfill — here are a few tips and tricks of what you can do with those colourful plastic tags that pile up every time you buy bread.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan said the Afghan air force bombed the facility on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others. He said the hospital was targeted because the military erroneously believed Taliban fighters were being treated there. Dr Mohammad Din Narewal, the owner of the 20-bed Afghan Ariana Specialty Hospital, told The Associated Press that provincial government officials informed him his hospital in Lashkar Gah was targeted bas
HALIFAX — Nova Scotians will be given 10 paid sick days under an NDP government, says party Leader Gary Burrill ahead of the provincial election. Burrill announced the proposed legislation on Saturday at the midpoint of the campaign for the province's 41st election, to be held Aug. 17. The NDP plans on legislating the sick leave days as a part of the provincial Labour Standards Code in short order if they come into power, Burrill said. The NDP's sick leave program won't require employees to have
Last weekend in Truro, campaign signs went up for provincial Liberal candidate Tamara Tynes Powell. Very early Sunday morning, several of the signs were founded vandalized and burned. At least one of the signs was in a Black neighborhood “The Marsh” where Tynes Powell grew up. Tynes Powell and her supporters said they felt the vandalism was motivated by racial hatred. Speaking with the Examiner on Tuesday, Tynes Powell said: Tynes Powell is one of close to a dozen Black MLA candidates in the upc
Hundreds of activists and supporters marched in Austin, Texas on Saturday to demand the protection of voting rights in the state. (July 31)
A Vancouver Island festival that celebrates Indigenous music, arts and culture is set to return virtually this August after 2020's events were cancelled due to the pandemic. Sarah Pocklington, the co-producer of Indigifest, says this year's festival will feature 18 artists from all over B.C. but it will look a little different because of the pandemic. She says instead of an in-person event it is moving to a completely online format. She says organizers have developed a virtual music training pro
An investigation is underway after police say a 27-year-old woman died suddenly in Whitehorse. Officers responded to reports of a woman in medical distress in the downtown area at around 11:42 p.m., the RCMP said in a media statement. She was later pronounced dead. Police said they're investigating what happened alongside the Yukon Coroner's Service. There are no public safety concerns, said police.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to
MILAN (AP) — Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled dozens of wildfires fueled by temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome. Some 150 people trapped in two seaside areas in the city of Catania were evacuated late Friday by sea, where they were picked up by rubber dinghies and transferred to Coast Guard boats. A beach concession area with sunbeds and umbrellas was completely destroyed
Farmers in Atlantic Canada are exploring ways to support their fellow food producers in the Western Canada as they deal with drought and wildfires that are having a devastating effect on crops and livestock. One idea being considered is sending some hay their way, said Mary Robinson, a farmer from P.E.I. and president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. "You talk to any producer here in P.E.I., and I think they would definitely go out of their way to help producers in the West," she said
Police in Halifax are investigating a stabbing that sent two people to hospital on Saturday afternoon. Around 2:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a woman who had been stabbed near the 1300 block of Robie Street in downtown Halifax, according to a news release. When police arrived, they found a man and woman with stab wounds. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say they're not looking for anyone else related to the incident. MORE TOP STORIES
Cinéfest Sudbury is extending an invitation to the local community and beyond to head back to the movie theatre this fall. The festival is gearing up to launch its full in-theatre and virtual programming when tickets go on sale on Aug. 26. The 33rdedition of the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival will take place from Sept. 18 to 26 and it will follow the same hybrid format as last year, but this time with more films and a new awards program. With the tagline “Let’s all go to the movies
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s center-right candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in the country's September election said he feels “deep shame and humility” over Nazi Germany’s “crimes” against the Poles during World War II. Armin Laschet spoke to Poland’s daily Rzeczpospolita, excerpts of which were published Saturday, ahead of full publication Monday. Laschet said he had a personal urge to attend the weekend anniversary observances in Warsaw of the city’s ill-fated 1944 revolt aga
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and another driver were killed Saturday in a head-on crash near southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said. Both drivers were pronounced dead shortly after the collision occurred about 12:20 a.m. on State Route 86 near Sells, a Border Patrol statement said. The statement said the driver was the only person in the civilian vehicle and that multiple agencies responded to the incident. No identities or additional information on the circumstances of the
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A wildfire that broke out Saturday in western Greece forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats, authorities said. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece's third-largest city, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said late Saturday. Aided by strong winds, the fire raced down the slopes and threatened seaside villages. The Civil Protection Agency