Vaughn Palmer: Site C instability issues making NDP nervous about escalating costs

Article content continued After deciding to go ahead in late 2017, the New Democrats named a nine-member project assurance board, including B.C. Hydro board members, public servants and experts in construction; and a four-member technical advisory board of internationally recognized experts in the engineering and construction of hydroelectric dams. But one has to wonder how […]

Ukraine’s former PM Tymoshenko tests positive for COVID-19

Ukrainian former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, and is in serious condition, her party’s spokesperson said on Sunday. The announcement, made on Facebook by the spokesperson of the “Fatherland party”, Marina Soroka, reads that “her condition is assessed as serious, her temperature is up to 39 [Celsius degrees]. Tymoshenko, is […]

Democrats Using Coronavirus, Protests to Make Americans Unhappy for Election Advantage — ‘Unhappy People Want Change’

Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson opened his program on Thursday by making the assertion Democrats were using unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19 and civil unrest to create the perception the country was on the wrong track. According to Carlson, they were doing so to gain an advantage for November’s presidential election, and he explained they were […]

Calgary Flames’ Hamonic becomes 1st NHL player to opt out of league’s plan to play during pandemic

Just hours after the NHL announced it had reached a deal with the NHLPA to resume play amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Calgary Flames issued a statement to say one of the team’s players told them he would not be taking part. Defenceman Travis Hamonic, 29, is the first known player to opt out […]

European Union starts to open its borders publishing a 14 country list

The Council today (30 June) adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Travel restrictions should be lifted for countries listed in the recommendation, with this list being reviewed and, as the case may be, updated every two weeks. Based on the criteria and conditions set […]

Frontline workers facing six-week wait for childcare as Government scheme collapses

FRONTLINE workers will have to wait another six weeks to be provided with childcare after the collapse of a Government scheme, the Taoiseach has signalled. eo Varadkar said it was with “great regret” that a plan to provide childcare in the home to frontline workers dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic had collapsed due to a […]

Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, bringing local total to 353 – Barrie

Ontario’s Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed nine new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the local total number of cases to 353, including 25 deaths. The new cases are in Barrie, Bradford, Essa, Innisfil, New Tecumseth and Ramara. According to the health unit, one of the new cases is outbreak-related, while two are […]

UK deaths hit 30,076 as graph shows death rate isn’t highest in Europe – The Sun

THE UK death toll has hit 30,076 but a graph shown today at the daily coronavirus press briefing showed that the UK’s death rate isn’t the highest in Europe. Data showed the UK still has a lower death rate than Spain and Italy when population is taken into account – although we are worse than […]

John Legend Falsely Claims U.S. Has Highest Coronavirus Death Rate in the World

Pop star John Legend has falsely claimed in an interview with GQ that the United States has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, when in fact several European countries exceed the U.S. in terms of deaths per 100,000 people. GQ hasn’t corrected Legend’s erroneous assertion or offered any clarification in the article. The […]

European airline industry on the verge of breakdown

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the future of airlines in Europe. A prolonged travel ban is adding deep industry-wide uncertainty for the upcoming months as millions of passengers are demanding refunds for cancelled flights. Several countries across the EU have pledged massive bailouts for their aviation industry to prevent catastrophic repercussions from the grounding of […]