Dairy cattle must be tested for bird flu before moving between states, agriculture officials say
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by News Staff
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Dairy cattle moving between states must be tested for the bird flu virus, U.S. agriculture officials said Wednesday as they try to track and control the growing outbreak. The federal order was announced a day after health officials said they had detected inactivated remnants of the virus, known as Type A H5N1, in samples taken from milk during processing and after retail sale. They stressed that such remnants pose no known risk to people or the milk supply. “The risk to humans remains low,” said Dawn O’Connell of the federal Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response. The new order ..read more
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CFL suspends recently retired Lemon indefinitely for betting on league games
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by Michael Talbot
59m ago
There will be no immediate comeback for veteran defensive lineman Shawn Lemon. The CFL suspended Lemon indefinitely Wednesday for betting on league games, including one in which he played. Lemon, a three-time Grey Cup champion, retired April 10 to cap a career in Canada that spanned 13 seasons. The CFL said in a statement an investigation showed Lemon bet on CFL games in 2021 while with the Calgary Stampeders. The league added there was no evidence to indicate games were impacted by his wagering and that no Calgary coaches, teammates or team personnel were aware of Lemons’ actions ..read more
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Russia likely to veto a UN resolution calling for prevention of nuclear arms race in space
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by News Staff
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote Wednesday on a resolution sponsored by the United States and Japan calling on all nations to prevent a dangerous nuclear arms race in outer space. It is likely to be vetoed by Russia. The resolution calls on all countries not to develop or deploy weapons of mass destruction, like nuclear arms, in space. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a council meeting on March 18 where she announced the resolution that “any placement of nuclear weapons into orbit around the Earth would be unprecedented, dangerous and unacceptable.” Ru ..read more
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Ontario introducing new measures to ease admin burden on doctors
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by Lucas Casaletto
59m ago
Ontario’s health minister says the province is taking steps to ease the administrative burden on doctors. Sylvia Jones says Ontario is expanding a program that uses artificial intelligence to summarize or transcribe conversations with patients to more than 150 primary care providers. “Our government is making common sense changes that will reduce the administrative burden on family doctors so that they can spend more time caring for patients instead of doing duplicative or unnecessary paperwork,” Jones said. The patient must give their consent to doctors to use the program. The province also p ..read more
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100-year-old British D-Day veteran dies before he can honor fallen comrades one more time
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by News Staff
59m ago
LONDON (AP) — British army veteran Bill Gladden, who survived a glider landing on D-Day and a bullet that tore through his ankle a few days later, wanted to return to France for the 80th anniversary of the invasion so he could honor the men who didn’t come home. It was not to be. Gladden, one of the dwindling number of veterans who took part in the landings that kicked off the campaign to liberate Western Europe from the Nazis during World War II, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 100. Although weakened by cancer, Gladden had been determined to make it back to Normandy to take part in th ..read more
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Quebec liquor store employees walk off the job as two-day strike begins
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by News Staff
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MONTREAL — Some 5,000 Quebec liquor corporation workers have walked off the job for a planned two-day strike. Their union — Syndicat des employé(e)s de magasins et de bureaux de la SAQ — confirmed at midnight on Facebook it was launching the strike after a lack of progress at the negotiating table. It says the two strike days are the first to be used under the union’s 15-day strike mandate. The union says some 70 per cent of its members are part-time or on call, and it is calling on the Société des alcools du Québec to create more full-time positions and give employees access to insurance and ..read more
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More than 1 in 4 US adults over age 50 say they expect to never retire, an AARP study finds
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by News Staff
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-quarter of U.S. adults over age 50 say they expect to never retire and 70% are concerned about prices rising faster than their income, an AARP survey finds. About 1 in 4 have no retirement savings, according to research released Wednesday by the organization that shows how a graying America is worrying more and more about how to make ends meet even as economists and policymakers say the U.S. economy has all but achieved a soft landing after two years of record inflation. Everyday expenses and housing costs, including rent and mortgage payments, are the biggest r ..read more
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Police who found loaded gun in ‘man purse’ did not profile suspect: Quebec judge
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1h ago
MONTREAL — A Quebec judge says police who searched a suspect carrying a “man purse” and found a loaded weapon inside did not engage in profiling. The case involves Marcus Nimeri, who was stopped by Montreal police in October 2023 and found to be carrying in his shoulder bag a handgun that had been illegally modified. Nimeri’s lawyer argued the search was illegal and that his client was profiled because he was carrying a “man purse,” which are popular with men from Black and Arab communities. Police officers testified at trial that the majority of guns they seize are found inside shoulder bags ..read more
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YRP retail theft project recovers $150,000 worth of stolen property, results in 172 arrests
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by Meredith Bond
1h ago
York police have arrested over 170 people and recovered over $150,000 worth of stolen property through The Theft Project, aimed at making a significant impact on organized retail crime in Vaughan. Working with Vaughan Mills and retail loss prevention officers, the project began on Dec. 6 of last year. Its goal was to reduce the financial losses for retailers in the community. York police said shoplifting has transitioned from sporadic, small-scale theft to “highly organized criminal enterprise contributing to monetary losses in the billions.” Over 358 charges were laid against 172 people, incl ..read more
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