6:37 p.m.: Alberta teachers, child-care workers and support staff will soon be allowed to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. 2:24 p.m. Ontario might shorten the length of time between COVID-19 vaccine doses as it prepares to receive more supply this month. 7:37 a.m. 1,204,543 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date in Toronto. About 2.3 million vaccine doses have been administered among Australia’s population of 26 million. 6:06 a.m.: Ontario is making good on its promise to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, opening its provincial booking portal today to hot-spot residents aged 18 and older.
May 03, 2021 10:16 UTC
Charlottetown police handed out another $1,000 fine for hosting a large gathering in defiance of COVID-19 public health rules, the force said in a news release on Monday. Elsewhere in the Atlantic region:Nova Scotia announced 146 new cases of COVID-19 Monday for a total of 943 active cases. announced 146 new cases of COVID-19 Monday for a total of 943 active cases. Newfoundland and Labrador has four new COVID-19 cases, and one more aboard a cargo ship docked in Conception Bay that has hosted 12 others. Island tourism officials say it's too early to say what the end result will be, but so far unique visitors to the Tourism P.E.I.
May 03, 2021 09:56 UTC
These studies show that medical cannabis exerts the same degree of antiseizure control as our traditional antiseizure drugs, with comparable side-effect profiles. I thought I might share stories of the numerous children I have personally treated with unrelenting seizures who, after failing multiple medications for several years, finally responded to cannabis. Let’s not confuse the subjectivity inherent in the management of pain and anxiety with the clear effects cannabis can produce in drug-resistant epilepsy. If that is not a medicine, then please tell the parents of these children what it is they are giving their child. Producing a consistent cannabis product form batch-to-batch is a challenge faced by licensed producers of cannabis, but that should not serve as rationale to delegitimize cannabis as a medicine.
May 03, 2021 09:56 UTC
(Submitted by Pamela Durling)Durling's death was one of 44 acute workplace fatalities in Nova Scotia in five years. "Workplaces are supposed to have their occupational health and safety teams, their meetings and whatnot. In many cases, little information is available to the public about the conditions that led to fatal injuries or the steps taken in response in Nova Scotia. They were both gunned down by the mass shooter who killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia in April 2020. (Facebook)As a result of Ryan Durling's death, the Nova Scotia Department of Labour said it has been inspecting waste disposal trucks.
May 03, 2021 09:00 UTC
But with unrelenting demand and record prices for wood across North America, all lumber production businesses, including his, are having a banner season. (Tori Weldon/CBC)But after years of struggling with up-and-down markets and fighting U.S. duties and subsidy allegations, New Brunswick lumber companies are almost certainly shattering their own sales records and posting record profits. (Graham Thompson/CBC)Other large Canadian lumber companies are scheduled to report earnings this week, but, in New Brunswick, most operations are privately held and do not report their results publicly. Precisely how well individual New Brunswick companies are doing in the current market is unknown. Precisely how well individual New Brunswick companies are doing in the current market is unknown, but, according to MacNichol, it's a good time to be in the business of selling lumber.
May 03, 2021 09:00 UTC
OKLAHOMA CITY - Devin Booker scored 32 points, and the Phoenix Suns held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-120 on Sunday night. Oklahoma City was coming off a 152-95 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, the worst home loss in NBA history. Oklahoma City made a final surge. “It certainly wasn’t the way we wanted to close out the game,“ Suns coach Monty Williams said. I thought it was the right time to use it and it just worked out for us.”Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 02:49 UTC
Proud Boys Canada, the far-right group that Canada recently designated as a terrorist entity, announced on Sunday that it has “officially dissolved” and denied being a terrorist or white supremacist organization — assertions that should be taken with a “grain of salt,” according to hate group experts. In its earliest days, the Proud Boys attracted salacious media coverage for their extreme initiation rites — new members, for example, have to subject themselves to a beating and get a Proud Boys tattoo — and rules (no masturbation allowed). But from the start, anti-racism activists and hate group experts have been alarmed by the Proud Boys’ hateful and white nationalist rhetoric. Its Manitoba chapter — which Balgord said came closest to being a “leader” of Proud Boys Canada after the split with Canada First — had already dissolved earlier this year. “They kind of fizzled out,” he said of Proud Boys Canada’s activities in recent years.
May 03, 2021 02:48 UTC
Top-ranked James Madison (7-0) visits No. James Madison is the No. But Ethan Ratke made a 32-yard field goal for James Madison as time expired in the first half. With James Madison in punt formation on fourth-and-3 from its own 27, the Fighting Hawks jumped offside, handing James Madison a fresh set of downs. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/CollegefootballLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 02:03 UTC
TOKYO - Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. Olympic officials have said they will need 10,000 medical workers to staff the games, and the request for more nurses comes amid a new spike in the virus with Tokyo and Osaka under a state of emergency. “We must definitely stop the proposal to send as Olympic volunteers those nurses, tasked with protecting the fight against the serious coronavirus pandemic,“ Morita said. Even before the pandemic, Japanese nurses were overworked and poorly paid compared with their counterparts in the United States or Britain. He said many nurses worry about getting infected themselves, with vaccination rates in Japan reported at only 1-2%.
May 03, 2021 01:56 UTC
A 19-year-old man from Chelsea, Que., is dead after his motocross motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle in western Quebec this weekend. The crash happened at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday on chemin du Lac Sinclair in the municipality of La Pêche, Que., said MRC des Collines police. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Outaouais police force said in a news release Sunday. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, police said. The man's name has not been released.
May 03, 2021 01:41 UTC
Alberta Health Services says it is exploring its legal options after hundreds attended a rodeo in central Alberta — held to protest COVID-19 restrictions. WATCH | Hundreds defy Alberta COVID-19 restrictions to attend rodeo:Hundreds in Alberta defy public health orders as COVID-19 cases surge The National 3:22 Despite restrictions on gatherings in Alberta, hundreds defied the rules at protests and even a rodeo. The rodeo was held on private land because the town's agricultural society revoked its permit following discussions with Alberta Health Services. Protesters against public health restrictions gathered at several locations around Calgary over the weekend, including briefly disrupting traffic on 17th Avenue S.W. Street Church Ministries has continued to breach public health orders by holding large services and protests.
May 03, 2021 01:34 UTC
The City of Abbotsford is investigating after residents witnessed large pillows of foam floating in a local creek a few days after laundry powder was spread on the rooftops of a nearby townhouse complex. on the side of Sumas Mountain for five years, said he's concerned the foam will harm wildlife in and around Clayburn Creek. Powdered laundry detergent is shown on the roofs of a 140-unit townhome complex on the side of Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, B.C., earlier this week. Tide laundry detergent does not specify on its label that it can be used as a herbicide. Environment Canada has not responded to media requests for information about how it is responding to complaints about the foam.
May 03, 2021 00:33 UTC
PHOENIX - Stephen Vogt hit a go-ahead, two-run triple, Josh Rojas and Daulton Varsho added RBI doubles and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for an 8-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. The D-backs were leading 4-2 going into the eighth but the Rockies rallied to tie the game off reliever Chris Devenski. I think he was sitting on the breaking ball.”Before the decisive D-backs’ rally, it was a back-and-forth game. “It’s not just a 300th win for me, it’s the 300th win for the organization since I got here in 2017,“ Lovullo said. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...D-backs: Arizona has a day off on Monday before a trip to Miami for a three-game series.
May 02, 2021 23:58 UTC
Manchester City is odds-on to reach its first Champions League final and coach Pep Guardiola had the luxury of resting most of his key players at the weekend with the Premier League almost won. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t rotate his squad too much over the weekend because PSG is still second in the French league and under pressure to keep its title. WEDNESDAY:CHELSEA VS. REAL MADRID (1-1)Real Madrid could see the return of captain Sergio Ramos for the second leg against Chelsea. Ramos has been key for Madrid in the Champions League. Chelsea, whose last final appearance was when it clinched the European title in 2012, should have most of its regular starters available for the return match.
May 02, 2021 23:48 UTC
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Nolan Henderson threw for 239 yards and Dejoun Lee and Anthony Paoletti each had rushing touchdowns as Delaware upended No. Jacksonville State’s (10-3) championship hopes were doused when all-purpose quarterback Zion Webb left the game for good after suffering a non-contact injury early in the second quarter. After the Gamecocks punted on their opening drive, Delaware went on an 11-play, 89-yard drive that ended with Lee pounding it in from a yard out. But Delaware’s defence stiffened and held the Gamecock’s to minus-23 yards of offence and forced two interceptions on Jacksonville State’s next five drives. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/CollegefootballLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
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