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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington had been asked to evacuate voluntarily Saturday night. Both towns near the Canadian border previously saw hundreds evacuated and severe flooding from days of rain that caused an estimated $50 million in damage to Whatcom County. I
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -CNN on Tuesday suspended its top news anchor, Chris Cuomo, for his role in defending his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, over sexual harassment allegations. The cable news channel said in a statement the suspension followed the release of new court documents on Monday. Andrew Cuomo was forced to step down https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-governor-cuomo-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-findings-2021-08-10 as governor in August after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Repairs on the Trans-Canada Highway are progressing on the southwest coast of Newfoundland and a section near the weigh scales outside Port aux Basques is set to reopen to one lane of traffic late Wednesday afternoon. Repairs are also ongoing on highways in the Codroy Valley area. In a med ia release, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure said travellers are encouraged to use alternative routes until repairs are completed. The stretch of highway was battered by a heavy rain storm l
A hospital worker in Portugal tested positive for the new COVID-19 variant, forcing the paediatric services unit to close. New restrictions have also entered into force in Portugal and other European countries.View on euronews
Yukon has the highest rate of opioid deaths in the country, and the coroner is joining those pleading for help to address the territory’s drug emergency.
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says the the fact the Omicron COVID-19 variant was detected in the Netherlands before it was reported in South Africa "factors as a concern." Mendicino added that the government will continue to follow the advice of public health officials in consideration of adding other countries to the list of countries with travel bans.
A suburban Detroit office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell has been broken into and ransacked, with memorabilia belonging to her late husband and longtime Congressman John Dingell damaged. Dingell reported the break-in at the office in Dearborn on Monday and said it was being investigated by local and U.S. Capitol police. “We are working with them to identify who is responsible and hold them accountable for their actions,” she said in a news release. “Our door and windows were smashed and memorabilia
The White House celebrates the fourth night of Hanukkah with a menorah-lighting ceremony that included for first time a Jewish spouse of a President or Vice President. Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff said he was humbled to participate. (Dec. 1)
In his first public remarks since a serious car crash earlier this year, golf icon Tiger Woods said he may never play full time again. But many of his fans are still looking forward to his return to the game.
Canada has expanded the list of countries from which travellers are banned and will require everyone arriving from anywhere except the U.S. to take a COVID-19 and isolate upon arrival over concerns about the omicron variant, which is already in at least four provinces.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday played a harrowing death threat recently left for her by voicemail, while imploring House Republican leaders to do more to tamp down “anti-Muslim hatred” in their ranks and “hold those who perpetuate it accountable.” Omar, one of only a handful of Muslim members of Congress, has been the subject of repeated attacks by conservative pundits and some Republicans in Congress, which she says have led to an increase in the number of dea
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Research suggests that rain will become more common in the Arctic than snow and, because of climate change, it could happen earlier than predicted with severeconsequences for the region's environment, its people, and its animals. A study led by University of Manitoba researchers published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications says greater average rainfall amounts than previously projected are possible by 2100. And autumn rains could overtake snowfall 20 years earlier th
The poll also found that 46% of citizens in North Macedonia believe the virus is being sprayed by aeroplanes.View on euronews
Just two weeks after major flooding, the town of Sumas, Washington, was hit with more rain, covering streets with water and delaying recovery efforts. (Dec. 1)
TORONTO (Reuters) -Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) kicked off Canadian banks' fourth-quarter results reporting on Tuesday with better-than-expected profits driven by lower provisions, and lifted its divided by 11% with executives saying the bank was comfortable with current allowances despite the new COVID-19 variant. Scotiabank will also buy back 24 million shares, or around 2% of its outstanding shares, it said. But shares fell 0.6% to C$80.92 in morning trading in Toronto, compared with a 0.5% decline in the benchmark, as earnings excluding the impact of taxes and provisions, particularly in the international business, disappointed.
An $8-billion class-action settlement on First Nations drinking water due to be ratified next week still isn't clear on who it will cover, says a lawyer involved with the issue. Clayton Leonard, who represents several Alberta bands that have filed their own drinking water lawsuits, said Wednesday he's getting conflicting answers from the Justice Department and federal lawyers who worked on the deal. "Who are the members of the class?" he asked. "Who gets left behind? "There are still lots of thi
The federal government announced Tuesday that all air travellers entering Canada -- except for those from the U.S. -- will need to take a COVID-19 test at the airport and isolate until they get results. Jackie Wilson has more.
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Interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner said Wednesday that at this time the party does not feel like it can support the Liberals' Throne Speech due to current climate emergencies and "the fact that it will not address the need to get to 1.5 (C)." They also confirmed Elizabeth May would return as the party's parliamentary leader in the House of Commons.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Burnley maintained its impressive record against Wolverhampton by securing a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Wednesday to make it six matches unbeaten against its opponent. It was the first time Burnley had played since a thrilling 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace last month, with snow forcing the postponement of its home match against Tottenham on Sunday. Although a point will not please Burnley manager Sean Dyche too much, his team is proving tough to beat with just