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Canada Extends All Travel Restrictions Until July 21 Canada Extends All Travel Restrictions Until July 21
- June 21, 2021

That applies to individuals with right of entry, such as Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and those registered under the Indian Act , as well as foreign nationals eligible to enter under existing rules. The travel restrictions have been extended to the world, and even the United States for every non-essential travel until July 21, 2021. Parliamentary members and travel industry leaders have been pleading with the government to re-open the border, which has had devastating economic ... (more...)
Shooting at party in Toronto leaves 4 injured, including 3 children Shooting at party in Toronto leaves 4 injured, including 3 children
- June 21, 2021

He says the other three victims, who also included an 11-year-old boy and 23-year-old man, did go to hospital. All were transported to trauma centres via an emergency rush. "They have no respect ... to think about how someone could just come to a one-year-old's birthday party and do this". It is believed they were on foot at the scene of the shooting and a vehicle was waiting nearby. (more...)
Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO Australia takes wine dispute with China to WTO
- June 19, 2021

Australia has officially sued China before the World Trade Organization (WTO) over tariffs imposed by Beijing on its wines, the government announced this Saturday (19). This was mainly caused by "the toll taken by high Chinese tariffs", the document said. The G7 summit ended on June 12 with the announcement of USA -led plans to counter China's "Road and Belt Initiative", the hallmark of its efforts to extend economic influence throughout the world. (more...)
Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown
- June 16, 2021

Officials deemed the new cases pose low risks of community spread as all have been linked to the existing outbreak but warned people to strictly follow the social distancing rules. A popular Melbourne market has been closed for deep cleaning after being listed as a Covid-19 public exposure site. "They will be required to quarantine for 14 days", the health department said. (more...)
G7 agree historic declaration aiming to avoid repeat of Covid-19 pandemic G7 agree historic declaration aiming to avoid repeat of Covid-19 pandemic
- June 13, 2021

The G7 leaders are meeting in person for the first time in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. "In the past year the world has developed several effective vaccines against coronavirus, has licensed and manufactured them at a good pace and is now putting them in the hands of the people who need them (...), but to really defeat the coronavirus and recover we have We have to prevent a pandemic like this from happening again, "said the British Prime Minister and host of the G7 summit, ... (more...)
Former AHS North Zone lead doctor charged with sexual offences Former AHS North Zone lead doctor charged with sexual offences
- June 10, 2021

Grande Prairie RCMP said in a press release that a report was received on May 28 of sexual offences against a young child that had allegedly taken place between 2018 and 2020. We will be appointing a temporary interim CMHO tomorrow (Wednesday) to function for the week, and Dr. Sue Pollock will be in the position starting next week. (more...)
TikTok and WeChat ban revoked, new federal app review process ordered TikTok and WeChat ban revoked, new federal app review process ordered
- June 09, 2021

As the Wall Street Journal reports , Biden has revoked executive Trump orders that would have banned TikTok and WeChat downloads, among other restrictions. On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that aims to boost United States semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing worldwide competition. (more...)
Made messaging app leads to global organized-crime sting Made messaging app leads to global organized-crime sting
- June 08, 2021

Bags of evidence were taken from an Adelaide property. "Today, the Australian government, as part of a global operation, has struck a heavy blow against organised crime", Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters. The encrypted communications, which are said to have included killing plans, mass drug trafficking, and gun distribution, were cracked from a platform secretly operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Fujimori edges ahead of Castillo in tight Peru presidential vote Fujimori edges ahead of Castillo in tight Peru presidential vote
- June 08, 2021

Ms Fujimori herself spent several months in custody on corruption allegations she denies. Her father is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity and corruption. Last November, the country cycled through three presidents in just a few days, a political crisis that sparked fierce protests and left several people dead. (more...)
Apple won't force updates to iOS 15 from iOS 14 Apple won't force updates to iOS 15 from iOS 14
- June 08, 2021

Future updates to iOS will be offered as two options, letting users choose to gain all the new features in iOS 15 or exclusively security updates on iOS 14 . If using your iPhone becomes overwhelming due to the constant barrage of notifications from all the work and personal apps you use, iOS 15 will likely be a game-changer. (more...)
G7 leaders agree on corporate minimum tax G7 leaders agree on corporate minimum tax
- June 05, 2021

Japan's finance minister Taro Aso said on Monday that he did not expect agreement this week on a specific minimum tax rate. Finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations are meeting in person for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic , after U.S. (more...)
Facebook suspension of Trump to last 2 years Facebook suspension of Trump to last 2 years
- June 04, 2021

Facebook has revisited Donald Trump's "indefinite" suspension following a recommendation from the Oversight Board. Now, Facebook says it will have a new set of "heightened penalties for public figures during times of civil unrest and ongoing violence". (more...)
Unclassified UFO findings to reveal United States intel community can't explain aerial objects Unclassified UFO findings to reveal United States intel community can't explain aerial objects
- June 04, 2021

The calls intensified in 2017, when The New York Times released a report that included testimonies from multiple United States military pilots who claimed to have seen UFOs . Some of the incidents were videotaped, including one taken by a plane's camera in early 2015 that shows an object zooming over the ocean waves as pilots question what they are watching. (more...)
Sri Lanka to sue Singapore ship owners over marine pollution Sri Lanka to sue Singapore ship owners over marine pollution
- June 03, 2021

A stricken container ship that caught fire 13 days ago off the Sri Lankan coast, unleashing one of the worst ecological disasters in the country's history, is now sinking, officials said. "We can't pump that water out because it is contaminated with oil". The inundation of microplastic granules from the cargo has already forced a fishing ban and prompted concern for wildlife and the marine environment. (more...)
Ontario's emergency stay-at-home order officially ends; other restrictions remain Ontario's emergency stay-at-home order officially ends; other restrictions remain
- June 02, 2021

While that rule is no longer in effect, other measures like the five-person limit on outdoor gatherings and restrictions on retail and other businesses remain. It's also possible that the Ford government will opt to keep schools closed until next fall in an effort to reopen the economy ahead of schedule. Students in Windsor-Essex and across Ontario may be forced to continue at-home learning for the rest of the academic year, CTV News learned on Tuesday. (more...)
Biden honors fallen service members on Memorial Day Biden honors fallen service members on Memorial Day
- June 01, 2021

President Joe Biden paid tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, speaking in deeply personal terms about overcoming loss and the importance of upholding democratic values at home and overseas. (more...)
Naomi Osaka faces French Open disqualification for avoiding media Naomi Osaka faces French Open disqualification for avoiding media
- June 01, 2021

In addition to Sunday's fine during Day 1 of the French Open , she drew a surprising warning from all four Grand Slam tournaments that she could face stiffer penalties, including disqualification or even suspension, if she continues to avoid the media. (more...)
Vietnam detects new hybrid of two COVID variants Vietnam detects new hybrid of two COVID variants
- May 30, 2021

Long said Vietnam would soon publish genome data of the newly identified variant, which he said was more transmissible than the previously known types. It has not responded to the claims about a new variant in Vietnam . All religious events are banned nationwide, and authorities in major cities have closed public parks and nonessential businesses to help stop large gatherings, according to the AP . (more...)
Ontario shortening interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses Ontario shortening interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses
- May 28, 2021

In a release issued Wednesday night, the Saskatchewan Health Authority said people over the age of 85 who received AstraZeneca for their first dose can now book their second shot of that vaccine. "In particular, I want to offer support to ensure that these doses are used before they expire in order to allow us to continue to offer second doses to Canadians and avoid wastage of vaccines", she says. (more...)
Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes
- May 28, 2021

That comment - that he only committed to testing people being transferred into care homes "when we could do it", rather than from March 2020 as Mr Cummings said - is likely to come under intense scrutiny. He said Mr Hancock should have been sacked on 15 to 20 occasions and Whitehall's top mandarin at the time, Sir Mark Sedwill, had "lost confidence in the Secretary of State's honesty". (more...)

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