Rossland, B.C., Mayor Kathy Moore admits she and her husband — both Canadian-American dual citizens — travelled to Spokane, Wash., on April 1 by car for their first coronavirus vaccines. Under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's current guidelines , American citizens are exempt from COVID-19 travel restrictions. banned non-essential travel between the province's three regional zones until May 25. Moore said she understands the pain of British Columbians not being able to visit their loved ones under the current travel restrictions, and said in hindsight she wouldn't have made the trip. In January, former Castlegar, B.C., Mayor Bruno Tassone quit after coming under fire for travelling outside of his local community during the Christmas holidays, despite provincial guidelines against non-essential travel.
May 04, 2021 02:21 UTC
CALGARY—In case you missed the large illegal rodeo this weekend, Jason Kenney would like you to know that, when it comes to public health rules, Alberta has a compliance problem. It’s not that all rural Albertans oppose lockdowns, which after all have been comparatively minor in Alberta compared to some other provinces. Let’s put in some farmers and ranchers.”But as cases rise across the province, the rodeo was not met with universal applause. The story of what has been dubbed the “Bowden rodeo” led the newscast he found himself watching, an association that is frustrating the longtime mayor of the small community about an hour north of Calgary. Bruce Mackay, a self-described “cowboy hat-wearing white man” from nearby Chestermere, drove by the rodeo this weekend and didn’t stop.
May 04, 2021 02:15 UTC
PHILADELPHIA - Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Kevin Hayes gave Philadelphia a rare early lead, and the Flyers skated to an easy 7-2 victory over the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker scored for the Penguins, who are tied atop the East Division with Washington. The Flyers probably wish they had more games against the Penguins, though. “I just don’t think we were on our game,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. UP NEXTThe teams close out their season series with the second game of a back-to-back on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
May 04, 2021 02:06 UTC
Old-growth logging approvals have gone up over the past year despite the B.C. government promising to protect old-growth forests, according to new research from an environmental group. "The old-growth logging, as we expected, is concentrated in ... the more productive old-growth," campaign director Torrance Coste told CBC's Kieran Oudshoorn. government calling for protection of old-growth forests, out of concern the current management plan would lead to permanent biodiversity loss. Merkel said the jump in approved old-growth cutblock permits is concerning, and when it comes to ancient forests, there is a lack of transparency from the provincial government.
May 04, 2021 01:58 UTC
RALEIGH, N.C. - Sebastian Aho scored twice in the second period on the way to a hat trick, helping the Carolina Hurricanes beat Chicago 5-2 on Monday night and eliminate the Blackhawks from post-season contention. Carolina has earned a point in 11 straight games, winning eight, with coach Rod Brind’Amour saying his players “haven’t come off the gas at all“ since clinching a third straight playoff trip. Aho’s streak included five straight games with an assist. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... UP NEXTThe teams meet Tuesday in the second game of a three-game set as the Hurricanes close their home schedule.
May 04, 2021 01:56 UTC
With other suitors prepared to offer more, Semien looked elsewhere and eventually settled on the Blue Jays’ one-year deal worth $18 million. “I really remember Donaldson and Cespedes coming back,” Semien said. The Jays hope they are witnessing a similar turnaround after Semien flashed power early this season and not much else. “It’s a new month, it’s a fresh start,” said Semien, who entered the series opener batting .220. If Semien finds a similar spark, it will go a long way in making him forget all about that ugly April.
May 04, 2021 01:30 UTC
are investigating another Lower Mainland shooting after Langley RCMP received a report of shots fired at Willowbrook Mall Monday afternoon. Langley RCMP say the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. PT. A man was found suffering gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital with potential life-threatening injuries. RCMP say they are currently in the evidence gathering phase and will not be providing any more information at this time. Police are asking any witnesses with dash cam footage or video of the events around the shooting to contact Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
May 04, 2021 00:22 UTC
Yukon is reporting one new case of COVID-19 that's also a variant of concern. Territorial officials announced a positive test result for the B.1.1.7 variant in Whitehorse in a news release Monday afternoon. The case is associated with travel and is linked to an outbreak in another jurisdiction, according to the release, although it didn't specify where the person had travelled from. The case brings Yukon's total number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic to 82. It also ends the territory's days-long streak of being the only jurisdiction in Canada without an active COVID-19 case.
May 03, 2021 23:55 UTC
May is designated as Asian Heritage Month in Canada — and the Calgary Public Library and Calgary Reads have come up with some great related books for children, teens and adults. Illustrated books to read with the kids:Below is a list of picture books recommended by Calgary Reads to celebrate and learn more about Asian Heritage Month:A Different Pond written by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui. CBC Calgary has partnered up with the Calgary-based Asian Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the appreciation of Asian-Canadian participation in and contribution to Canadian society. See the virtual community events are being featured by the Asian Heritage Foundation here. You can find out more ways to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Alberta, including through virtual music, film and more here.
May 03, 2021 23:03 UTC
Windsor's e-scooter pilot program is off and running, following Bird Canada's announcement that 500 Bird Two e-scooters are now available for use in the region. The e-scooters, however, are now available "as a low-cost way to get around," Bird Canada said in a release. "Bird Canada has hired a local team to manage the roll-out of its e-scooters and educate users on how to properly, responsibly, and safely ride and mindfully park e-scooters. This screenshot from the Bird Canada app shows where e-scooters can be picked up and used in Windsor during this 12-month pilot project. (Bird Canada)"Some areas within the City of Windsor are designated as Slow Zones (15km/h) or No Park Zones, as directed by the City of Windsor."
May 03, 2021 22:30 UTC
The Brewers made room for the two former All-Stars by sending slumping first baseman Keston Hiura and outfielder Tyrone Taylor to the alternate training site. “We haven’t been activating players lately, so just to activate some players is a change of how last week went, that’s for sure,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. The Brewers had 17 players on the injured list Sunday when they lost 16-4 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hiura opened the season as the Brewers’ starting first baseman but was batting just .152 with one homer and five RBIs in 26 games. “I think it can be a short-term thing, and I think he can be back and be a productive offensive player fairly quickly.”Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 22:07 UTC
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says his government will announce on Tuesday details of a plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions once the province hits yet-to-be-specified vaccination rates. Here's the 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan. The plan needs to include specific thresholds for lifting restrictions, Meili said. Moe typically hosts a COVID-19 news conference, alongside Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab, Tuesdays at 3 p.m. CST. Meili said restrictions should be considered if COVID-19 cases spike in Saskatchewan as they have in Alberta.
May 03, 2021 22:04 UTC
British Columbia's top doctor says people in the province should take the first vaccine they're offered, as Canada's vaccine advisory committee reaffirmed its preference Monday for mRNA vaccines. Downward trendHenry's comments came as 15 more British Columbians died from COVID-19 over a three-day period, while the province recorded 2,174 more cases. "It may turn out that it is a better stronger immune response to receive a second dose with a different vaccine," she said. Residents will receive another invite when their second dose approaches. The province is also continuing to vaccinate people between the ages of 30 and 65 with the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in local pharmacies throughout the province.
May 03, 2021 21:30 UTC
CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs activated Joc Pederson from the 10-day injured list on Monday, giving the slugger a chance to face his former team. Pederson was in the starting lineup for Chicago’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, leading off and playing left field. The decision to send Thompson down keeps Hoerner on the roster after he was promoted when Pederson went on the IL last month. Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1 for the Cubs, and the team did not announce a starter for the nightcap. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hun/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 21:24 UTC
Vander Esch had a strong rookie season after the Cowboys drafted him 19th overall in 2018. Vander Esch has a $2.1 million base salary in the fourth year of his $11.8 million rookie contract. Declining the option doesn’t mean Vander Esch won’t return to the Cowboys. His production was inconsistent when he returned, and Vander Esch missed the final two games with a sprained ankle. ___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 21:17 UTC