Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country

Haiti’s interim government said Friday that it asked the U.S. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country and prepare the way for elections in the aftermath of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. “We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister […]

Better vaccine outreach to younger Canadians needed as first doses slow, says Tam

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says she is concerned that vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough as the rate of first-dose shots is slowing. “Now that the vaccine’s been around for some time we are getting a bit concerned that that group isn’t offering their arm, as it were,” Tam said […]

LILLEY: Ontario emerging from big COVID chill

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Canada Ontario’s move to Step 3 of the province’s reopening plan is a welcome reprieve Author of the article: Brian Lilley Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, Toronto, Canada Toronto Sun File Article content It’s still not a lifting of all restrictions, but Ontario’s move to Step 3 on July 16 […]

12-year-old Louisiana boy shoots home invader to protect mom

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Crime The deceased, Brad LeBlanc, 32, was shot at the boy’s home east of Clinton at around 7:20 a.m. on June 30 Author of the article: Postmedia News Alleged home invader Brad LeBlanc, 32, shot dead by 12-year-old by protecting his mother Photo by Facebook Article content A home invasion at […]

USDA unveils plan to help build small meat processing plants

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government promised Friday to spend $500 million to encourage the construction of smaller meat processing plants located closer to farmers who raise chickens, pigs and cows with the goal of diversifying an industry now largely run by a small number of large corporations. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack […]

B.C. judge denies new evidence in Meng extradition case

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge is not allowing new evidence to be admitted in the United States extradition case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes says the application by Meng’s lawyers to use the documents obtained from HSBC through a Hong Kong court is denied. Reasons for the […]

Portland gunman overpowered by neighbour

Article content A resident of a Portland apartment complex is being hailed a hero after subduing and knocking out an active gunman. Article content John Dickson managed to sneak up behind neighbor Luke Stolarzyk, 32, beat him unconscious and, with the help of another neighbor, grab his AR-15 and hogtie him according to The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com […]

Devoted dog dad takes dying pooch on one last hike in wheelbarrow

Article content A Welsh man and his dog took one final, heartbreaking journey. Article content Carlos Fresco, 57, knew his time with Monty, his 10-year-old Labradoodle, was almost up. Monty had been battling leukemia for months but before he passed, Fresco wanted the dog’s final days to be like all their other favourite days. One […]

Ontario moving to Step 3 of reopening next Friday

Breadcrumb Trail Links Ontario The move comes a week earlier than expected Author of the article: Antonella Artuso Publishing date: Jul 09, 2021  •  9 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  99 Comments People eat in the food court at the Eaton Centre in Toronto on July 31, 2020. Photo by Carlos Osorio /REUTERS Article […]