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Ontario adults eligible for bivalent booster starting tomorrow

Adults in Ontario will be able to receive the bivalent booster dose, which specifically targets the Omicron variants, starting on Monday. Since mid-September, residents aged 18 and up were able to book an appointment for the booster through the province’s COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center at 1-833-943-3900. However, the …

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Military sounding alarm over recruiting problems as Canadians steer clear

Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:29AM EDT The Canadian Armed Forces is sounding the alarm over a severe shortage of recruits to fill thousands of vacant positions, with the shortfall so bad that senior officers are now calling it a crisis. On a cool Tuesday afternoon, Robert Romero walks out …

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Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Anthony Izaguirre, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:22PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:48PM EDT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian gains strength over the Caribbean and is forecast to become a major hurricane …

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US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A classified satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday. The NROL-91 spy satellite lifted off at 3:25 pm from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California’s Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of …

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DeSantis declares emergency as storm expected to hit Florida

Anthony Izaguirre, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:22PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 24, 2022 4:15PM EDT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday declared a state of emergency for Florida as Tropical Storm Ian gathers strength over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rains and intense hurricane …

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Missing man from Ajax found dead; police say no evidence of foul play

A 31-year-old man who went missing from Ajax on Friday has been found dead, Durham police say. The man, identified as Aldin Kakamani Yahoo, disappeared after going jet skiing on Lake Ontario around 12:30 pm Police said his vehicle, cellphone, wallet and Jet Ski were later found at the Whitby Marina. Trenton Air and Water …

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Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, September 24, 2022 6:44AM EDT The thundering sound of hoofbeats charging toward the end of the track was met with a chorus of cheers from thousands of revellers in cowboy hats and jeans, dazzled by the colorful lights of the midway in the distance. The Calgary Stampede attracted …

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Alabama halts execution because of time, IV access concerns

Kim Chandler, The Associated Press Published Friday, September 23, 2022 8:14AM EDT ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials called off the Thursday lethal injection of a man convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting because of time concerns and trouble accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state halted the scheduled execution …

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