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
The Saskatoon Tribal Council will be administering 2,000 extra AstraZeneca-Oxford doses at the Indigenous-led immunization site at SaskTel Centre this week. This initiative is a collaboration between the council and Indigenous Services Canada to accept walk-ins for the vaccine from today until Saturday. "We've been pretty slow," said Tribal Chief Mark Arcand. Arcand says the council is also open to the possibility of extending the timeline for the vaccination opportunity if it is approved by Indigenous Services Canada and Saskatchewan Health Authority. Walk-ins for the vaccine are available from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. CST daily until Friday.
May 03, 2021 21:11 UTC
A veteran junior hockey coach has been charged with sexual assault and assault in Saskatchewan, CBC News has learned, following a complaint from a former player. He faces one count each of sexual assault and assault, dating back to August 1988. The Regina Police Service confirmed that the 66-year-old remains in custody and will be transferred to Regina as part of its ongoing investigation. No charges were laid at the time, but Hockey Regina, the local governing body, suspended Lynch from coaching for more than three years. WATCH | Coach charged following complaint from a young player:Junior hockey coach charged with sexual assault, assault The National 2:04 Longtime junior hockey coach Bernie Lynch is in custody and has been charged with sexual assault and assault in Saskatchewan following complaints from a player dating back to 1988.
May 03, 2021 21:11 UTC
The husband and wife team were steeped in the tax world as employees of the Canada Revenue Agency and later, independent tax accountants in Thunder Bay, Ont. That's because about a decade ago, Salo and Krupp made a radical career shift and purchased Bay Meats, a long-running butcher shop on Bay Street. Up North 6:59 Northern Nosh: Bay Meats With the tax deadline upon us, Jonathan spoke with Cindy Salo and Bruce Krupp, two tax accountants turned butchers in Thunder Bay. 6:59Bay Meats is located at 282 Bay St. in Thunder Bay. "Northern Nosh" is a weekly feature on Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for northern Ontario.
May 03, 2021 21:00 UTC
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, one day after getting hit in the right elbow by a pitch. Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face defending AL champion Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium. Ohtani could pitch later in the series against Tampa Bay, or he could take the mound on the weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Maddon said. Maddon and Ohtani have changed that strategy this season, with Ohtani playing in all of the Angels’ first 26 games and even hitting for himself during two mound starts. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 20:03 UTC
Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon is apologizing after crude text messages written by members of his party about Premier Sandy Silver and NDP Leader Kate White emerged over the weekend. An apology text message sent by Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon to Premier Sandy Silver after a group chat used crude language depicting him and NDP Leader Kate White. "I am sharing these [screenshots] with the media because Yukoners should be aware of the culture that is considered acceptable within the Yukon Party," said Silver. Warning: The following image is a screenshot containing crude and sexually explicit messages:A screenshot from a group text whose members included Yukon Party MLAs Stacey Hassard and Wade Istchenko and where crude comments were made about Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Yukon NDP leader Kate White. (Submitted)'I regret these foolish and immature actions'The Yukon Party released a formal apology just after midnight on Monday, a few hours after Silver released his statement.
May 03, 2021 19:45 UTC
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Baseball’s Hall of Fame has accepted Roberto Alomar’s resignation from the board of directors, chairman Jane Forbes Clark announced Monday. Alomar, who was elected to the board in 2019, submitted a letter of resignation on Saturday in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct. The Hall of Fame second baseman was fired last week as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league’s ineligible list after an investigation into the allegation. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also said it would not revoke his status as an inductee, but it did ban him from future Hall events and said it would no longer be associated with him or his foundation. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsLoading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...
May 03, 2021 19:41 UTC
Seafarers' International Union of Canada president Jim Given says he's fighting government to have cargo ship employees prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines. We've been fighting hard to try and get it for our crew members. Thirteen crew members on the Federal Montreal cargo ship are confirmed to have COVID-19. The MV Atlantic Huron anchored in Thunder Bay after 18 of 25 crew members tested positive for COVID-19. He said it's hard to get the federal government to understand the logistics of vaccinating crew members, since the ships don't stop, are in a new port every day, and have crew members on board from all corners of the country.
May 03, 2021 19:38 UTC
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb, Albertans can expect an announcement on Tuesday about stronger public health measures, Premier Jason Kenney says. "Given the issues we saw this weekend and the record-high cases reporting, we are developing a package of stronger public health measures, which I expect to announce tomorrow," he said. Grilled by reporters about his response to the pandemic's third wave, Kenney said his government continues to take the broad view that public health measures must be balanced against economic considerations. Referring to the rodeo over the weekend, Kenney said those who took part were violating what he called "common-sense" public health measures. The government last week imposed new public health measures in hot spots across the province where there are more than 350 active cases per 100,000 people and at least 250 total active cases.
May 03, 2021 19:30 UTC
DENVER - The Colorado Rockies have appointed Bill Schmidt as their interim general manager after parting ways with Jeff Bridich. Schmidt also was a scout for Cleveland, the New York Yankees, Cincinnati and the Major League Baseball scouting bureau. Colorado plans to begin a search for a permanent general manager following the post-season. “After discussions with the baseball department heads, we have come to the conclusion that Bill is the right person for interim GM,” team President Greg Feasel said in a statement Monday. He was in his seventh season as the team’s GM.
May 03, 2021 19:07 UTC
The move followed a brief pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S. to investigate reports of clots, which NACI officials said Monday have occurred in 17 of the roughly eight million Americans who have received the shot. A health worker wears a protective face mask and gloves as she gives a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to a woman inside a tent in Krakow, Poland, on Saturday. "What we're saying, and what we've been saying all along, is that the mRNA vaccines are the preferred vaccines," said Deeks. "You can't ignore the VITT risk," said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases physician and member of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine task force. 2:32Bogoch said the updated NACI guidelines around the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could cause hesitation among some Canadians but that the similar update to AstraZeneca guidelines didn't stop many Canadians from getting it.
May 03, 2021 18:39 UTC
Charlottetown police have confirmed that the victim of what they are calling a "suspicious death" on Saturday is 25-year-old Nathan Burke. The scene of the death, a residence on St. Peters Road, was marked off with yellow police tape on Monday. Nathan Burke is described by his family as funny, carefree and well loved. "Nathan was funny, carefree and well loved by his family and friends," the message said. This is what the same house on St. Peters Road looked like on April 13.
May 03, 2021 18:33 UTC