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Toronto is scaling up doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to compensate for a delay in shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech shots to Ontario. The city says the province's anticipated weekly Pfizer vaccine shipment of more than 162,000 doses destined for Toronto immunization clinics will be delayed. A representative for Health Minister Christine Elliott says Ontario's Pfizer delivery for this coming week is behind by two to three days. Toronto says to ensure every booked appointment is honoured at city-
Yukon health officials reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the territory to 87. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley said 22 cases were in Whitehorse and seven were in rural communities. He said 31 of the cases are believed to be caused by the more contagious Gamma variant of the virus, which first emerged in Brazil. Yukon has seen a recent surge in infections, with nearly half of the 182 total cases since the pandemic's onset currently
LYTTON, B.C. — British Columbia's Wildfire Service says a blaze in the Fraser Canyon has been renamed and is now classified as out-of-control after charring 2.5 square kilometres south of Lytton, B.C. The service says the George Road wildfire, which grew to more than twice its size since it began Wednesday is suspected to be human-caused but remains under investigation. It says helicopter crews are assisting firefighters in areas that are inaccessible because part of the blaze is on steep terrai
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered in downtown Rio de Janeiro waving flags with slogans such as “Get out Bolsonaro. Government of hunger and unemployment.” “Brazil is experiencing a great setback. The country was an ex
MONTREAL — The sun hadn't yet risen in Montreal on Friday morning when a contingent of Ontario hockey fans prepared to descend on the city ahead of what they saw as a monumental hockey game. The Montreal Canadiens were set to square off against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, marking the first time since 2014 that the team had made the National Hockey League's semi-finals, and Alexander Vizier and his friends had no intention of missing out. The group had driven 17 hours from the northern Ontario
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday June 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 418,980 new vaccinations administered for a total of 31,818,682 doses given. Nationwide, 6,791,918 people or 18 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 83,955.908 per 100,000. There were 633,500 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 34,674,914 doses delivered so fa
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both. In an interview with The Associated Press just weeks before the last U.S. and NATO troops leave Afghanistan, ending their ‘forever war,’ Hamid Karzai said extremism is at its “highest point” and the departing troops are leaving behind a disaster. “The international c
Racial trauma in society has been challenging for all of us, especially children and teens. There are practical steps we can all take to help ourselves and our kids heal.
PARIS (AP) — Belgian police say the body of a fugitive far-right soldier who was the target of a huge manhunt appears to have been found Sunday. Hundreds of security forces scoured a swath of northeast Belgium after the May 17 disappearance of Jurgen Conings, who was on an anti-terrorism watch list, had threatened a top virologist involved in the country's COVID-19 program and had hoarded heavy weaponry. A body was found Sunday by people walking in the woods near the town of Dilsen-Stockem. Init
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Yukon health officials are reporting 29 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the territory to 87. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley says 22 cases are in Whitehorse and seven are in rural communities. Hanley says 31 of the cases are believed to be caused by the Gamma variant of the virus, which was first identified in Brazil. The territory has seen 182 cases of COVID-19 since th
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Robert Lewandowski helped keep Poland alive at the European Championship by scoring a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Spain on Saturday. Álvaro Morata ended his scoring drought by putting Spain ahead in the 25th minute but Lewandowski evened things in the 54th with a header for only his third goal with the national team at a major tournament. Spain striker Gerard Moreno missed a penalty kick shortly after Lewandowski’s goal and Morata then missed an open net after
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett opened his first Cabinet meeting on Sunday by slamming Iran's newly-elected president and calling on world powers to “wake up” to the perils of returning to a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Later in the day, Bennett warned Gaza's militant Hamas rulers that Israel would not tolerate even minor attacks from the territory in the wake of last month's 11-day war, saying “our patience is running out.” But Israel also said it would allow limi
WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, authorities said The pickup truck driver acted like he was part of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade but then suddenly accelerated when he was told he was next, crashing into the victims, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said, according to WSVN-TV. Wilton Manors is just north of Fort Lauderdale. Authorities sai
Karina Reid watched as the little boy, fascinated by the running tap water, jumped into the bathtub. “This is the best day of my life!” then four-year-old Delphin said. Delphin and his pregnant mother Atosha Ngage had just arrived in Canada earlier that day in February 2019. They stayed at a refugee camp in Namibia after leaving their home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The little family arrived in Canada through the Blended Visa Office Referred Refugees (BVOR) program, one of the country'
ST. ALBERT, Alta. — A city northwest of Edmonton says it has cancelled its Canada Day fireworks display because it was to be held on the site of a former residential school. The City of St. Albert says in a news release that Mission Hill, where the July 1 display was planned, is the site of the former Youville Residential School and that it "likely" contains unmarked graves of former students. It says it made the decision to "demonstrate empathy and respect for members of the community who have
A daylight shooting in Toronto's west end has resulted in three children and two adults becoming injured during a toddler's birthday party. Global's Morganne Campbell has the story.
MONTREAL — Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé is encouraging Quebecers inoculated against COVID-19 to get their proof of vaccination if they haven't done so already. In a tweet this morning, Dubé posted a link to the provincial government's website where vaccination validation can be obtained. Meanwhile, three new regions will move to the green or least restrictive level of the provincial pandemic response plan on Monday: Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Mauricie-Centre-du-Québe
Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first videos announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. “I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are,” Bundy said in a nearly three-minute video on his campaign website. “I’m tired of our freedoms being taken from us, and I’m tired of the corruption that is rampant in our state government.” Bundy said he wants to defend Idaho from President “Joe Biden and those
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that authorities received a 911 call about 10 a.m. reporting a body in the Dan River near a boat landing in the town of Eden. The sheriff’s office said crews have begun efforts to recover the body. The victim’s identity is yet to be con
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado “pretty much leveled” a mobile home park, toppled trees onto houses and ripped the roof off of a high school gym. Most of the damage was done in or near the towns of Brewton and East Brewton, about 48 miles (77 kilometers) north of Pens