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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has turned down President Joe Biden's request for a new scaled-down pandemic-related moratorium on residential evictions, citing a lack of legal authority to take the action, the White House said on Monday. The previous moratorium, which protected millions of Americans behind on their rent from being tossed out of houses and apartments, expired at midnight on Saturday, with Congress failing to renew it as Biden had asked. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier on Monday pressed Biden to have his administration renew the ban without congressional action.
After public consultation, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools board of education has adopted a new trustee remuneration policy. With the new policy, remuneration will be set using the average pay of similar-sized districts as of the spring prior to a trustee election. Also, on July 1 of each year, an increase based on the June Consumer Price Index would be applied. Following the 2022 election, remuneration will be around $26,287 for the chair, $24,732 for the vice-chair and $23,400 for trustee
Hidden from the drivers who cruise through Peel on its network of highways are some of the GTA’s nicest running routes. The Etobicoke Creek and Credit River are natural sanctuaries in the heart of suburbia. They offer runners cooling breezes, the sound of moving water and safety from careless drivers. Lake Ontario’s shoreline also offers a pristine place to run. On July 13, 1980, Terry Fox passed along Mississauga’s waterfront, hitting Lakeshore Road and Hurontario Street in the afternoon. For l
Ashley Judd is walking again, nearly six months after shattering her leg deep in a Congolese rainforest. Judd posted a video of herself on Instagram on Sunday walking by herself up a hill in a national park in the Swiss alps. “My leg and foot, worked beautifully. I walked up hill on uneven surfaces for an hour confidently and came down carefully and easily,” Judd said in the post. Judd tripped over a log and broke her tibia in multiple places while joining researchers in a night-time search for
Provincial police say an 11-year-old girl has been found safe and sound Monday after going missing in Val-d'Or, Que. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) had asked the public for help locating Miliana Papatie after was last seen travelling on foot at around 6 p.m. on Sunday, near Val-d'Or's downtown area. Val-d'Or is located about 525 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says he wants to reach “some kind of accord” with the European Union amid a standoff over the way Poland's government has sought to discipline judges and other judicial changes. His comments, following similar remarks from President Andrzej Duda, seem to be preparing the ground for some changes to the way the right-wing government approaches changes to the justice system. Since the ruling party took power in 2015, it has overhauled
Douglas Holmes has been hired as the next chief administrative officer for the Regional District of Nanaimo starting Aug. 23. Current CAO, Phyllis Carlyle, who held the top executive position for five years, announced the decision to leave in early 2020. Holmes “brings a strong financial background, extensive public-sector experience and comprehensive knowledge of the regional district and the central Vancouver Island area to our senior leadership team,” Tyler Brown, RDN board chair, said in a n
A new policy for naming and renaming schools and facilities in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools district has been adopted by the board of education. “To ensure a facility name stands the test of time, it must reflect the spirit and intent of the board’s commitment to high standards and wellness of the community,”The policy was drafted within the school district’s Syeyutsus Policy Framework; part of it comprises “understanding and embracing the teachings of this land on which we live and work as
ROME (AP) — The governor of the area including Italy’s capital, Rome, sought on Monday to assure residents that a powerful hacking intrusion into the region's website, into its second day, won’t interrupt COVID-19 vaccinations. The Lazio region governor, Nicola Zingaretti, also told reporters that the hacking attack, launched from abroad and still underway after more than 36 hours, hasn't and won’t disrupt ambulance, emergency room, transfusions, admissions to hospital or other health services.
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows lose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey's beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick yellow haze. For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A German diplomat on Monday took office as the top international envoy to Bosnia, facing opposition from the country's Serbs, who have rejected both his appointment and a ban on genocide denial brought by his predecessor. Christian Schmidt took over from Valentin Inzko, an Austrian diplomat, at a ceremony in the capital, Sarajevo. The Office of High Representative that Schmidt will run was established after Bosnia's 1992-95 war to oversee peace implementation
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Facebook's acquisition of U.S. customer service startup Kustomer may hurt competition and boost its market power in online advertising, European Union antitrust regulators warned on Monday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal. The move by the European Commission comes amid regulatory concerns on both sides of the Atlantic that a buying spree of startups by big firms, which normally don't trigger competition scrutiny because of the low value of the deal, may be so-called killer acquisitions aimed at closing down nascent rivals. Facebook, the world's largest social network, announced the purchase of Kustomer to scale up its instant messaging app WhatsApp in November last year.
A new play by a Moncton writer about Irish immigrants in quarantine in Partridge Island, and a young doctor's heroic attempts to help them, will be staged at the Saint John Theatre starting Tuesday. No Man Is an Island writer Thomas Hodd says the play tells the story of a time in New Brunswick history when thousands of immigrants were coming to Saint John through Partridge Island, a tiny island 15 football fields in size. It was one of the main points of entry for emigrating British North Americ
This Bullmastiff's patience has no bounds! Look at how gentle he is with this overly-attached kitten. Cuteness overload!
REGINA — A 900-hectare green space in the middle of a city can be a complicated place to police, so the Saskatchewan capital's approach to safety in its showcase park uses an alternative to traditional law enforcement. Wascana Park in Regina includes the legislature building, the University of Regina campus, museums, performance spaces, a lake and an extensive network of trails and walking paths. Three community safety officers have been assigned to varied tasks in Wascana. Since the program beg
LAS VEGAS — Canadian Tajon Buchanan has won the Youth Player Award at the Gold Cup. CONCACAF called the 22-year-old from Brampton, Ont., "the catalyst for Canada’s impressive run to the semifinals." The wingback/midfielder was an offensive force for Canada, whose tournament ended in a 2-1 loss in Houston to eventual runner-up Mexico on a 99th-minute goal. Buchanan had one goal and two assists in five games at the CONCACAF championship, continually tormenting defenders with his skill on the ball.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in the state, but party leaders are alarmed because Republicans appear more eager to vote, which is backed up by polling. Some Democrats might not be paying attention because they are convinced Newsom is headed toward an easy victory. T
The Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board says fear and uncertainty may be a barrier for newcomers, seniors and other groups who usually depend on transit. On Aug. 10, the urban planning committee will look at a report that recommends setting up a peer-delivered training course so community volunteers can become well versed in transit services to help clients in need. "Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board (ETSAB) members had expressed concern that there may well be Edmontonians who are memb
Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Monday to say her cancer was caught early and confined to her left lung. The surgery will result in half her left lung being removed. “It’s been a helluva four years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine,” she wrote. “Pleas
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre offered guided tours of its collection storeroom for a couple of evenings in July — allowing the public to see historical artifacts, ancient archeology, fossils and art after usual visiting hours. The result? Those tours were all booked up within 48 hours. It was a unique opportunity for the public to see the other 95 per cent of collected items, many of which are part of past exhibits and are preserved in a tightly controlled climate to keep them int