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Opposition, advocates say Ottawa needs to fix long-term care homes now

Opposition parties and long-term care advocates said Thursday that Ottawa needs to stop delaying action to help fix the country’s troubled nursing and retirement homes. COVID-19 infections haven’t been as widespread in long-term care residences as they were in the spring but the number of outbreaks continues to grow. More than 100 residences are reporting […]

Justice Kavanaugh corrects an error in opinion that alarmed Democrats.

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on Wednesday corrected an error in an opinion he issued as part of a Supreme Court ruling that barred Wisconsin from counting mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day. The opinion, issued on Monday, alarmed Democrats, not just because of its implications for the results of the election in Wisconsin, a […]

Trudeau, EU leaders to discuss support of world order ahead of U.S. election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is speaking with the European Union’s two top political leaders Thursday and they are expected to discuss their shared commitment to international co-operation and what that means ahead of Tuesday’s U.S presidential election. Thursday’s three-way video conference between Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and Charles Michel, the European […]

40 Dead, Now 40 Laid Off: Inside a Nursing Home in Crisis

On a recent morning in Staten Island, the quiet at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center was unsettling. Employees in sanitary gowns and face masks moved through a brightly decorated front area devoid of residents or chatter. Six months ago, the nursing home was one of the deadliest places in the city, with 40 […]

Joe Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of US tariffs on China: Advisers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of US tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Mr Biden top advisers said on Wednesday (Oct 28). In an interview with Reuters six days before […]

Wedding and Birthday Party Infect 56, Leaving Nearly 300 in Quarantine

Long Island health officials scrambled to contain a coronavirus outbreak in Suffolk County when dozens of people tested positive for the virus after attending a high-end Sweet 16 party in September that violated state restrictions on gatherings. On Wednesday, county officials said they were coping with the fallout from two more so-called superspreader events that […]

Cuba Says U.S. Restrictions Will Force Western Union Offices to Close

MEXICO CITY — In the face of widening American financial restrictions on Cuba, more than 400 Western Union offices on the island will close, Cuban authorities said, a move that could severely restrict the flow of remittances from abroad and worsen a profound economic crisis that has led to widespread food shortages on the island. […]

Shipping companies trying to keep up with online orders amid COVID-19 pandemic

The number of packages being delivered across the country this year will likely hit new record highs, due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. FedEx, UPS, Canada Post and others are experiencing booming demand as online purchases reach unprecedented levels. According to a survey by FedEx Canada, 35 per cent more Canadians plan to […]

California crews begin to tame two Orange County wildfires as winds ebb

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Weakening winds on Wednesday (Oct 28) enabled firefighters in Southern California to begin to corral two raging wildfires that critically injured two frontline crew members and had threatened tens of thousands of homes, authorities said. Fire authorities reported significant progress in setting up containment lines around the two Orange County blazes, […]

Hurricane Zeta making landfall, threatening New Orleans with brutal wind

NEW ORLEANS (BLOOMBERG) – Hurricane Zeta is roaring ashore in southeastern Louisiana near New Orleans, threatening to be the worst storm to hit the city since Katrina devastated it in 2005. Zeta is making landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana, with winds of 175 kmh, becoming the fifth hurricane or tropical storm to hit the state this […]