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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Politics

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.The hearse drove past piles of bouquets and other tributes as it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, where the queen died Thursday at age 96, for a six-hour trip through Scottish towns to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh. The late queen's coffin was draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath made of flowers from the estate, including sweet peas, one of the queen's ...
King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony
Entertainment

King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in centuries-old Accession Council ceremony

King Charles III, the world's newest monarch, was officially proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning in a constitutional ceremony that dates back hundreds of years. Almost 700 members of the current Accession Council, the oldest functioning part of Britain's government, were called to convene Saturday at St James's Palace in London, the official residence of the U.K.'s kings and queens for centuries.The council is comprised of Privy Counsellors, a select group of senior politicians, including new Prime Minister Liz Truss, religious figures from the Church of England, the Lord Mayor of London and a bevy of other top civil servants from across British society and the 14 other "realms," or nations, for which the monarch s...
London, Ont. police investigate suspicious overnight blaze in downtown core – London
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London, Ont. police investigate suspicious overnight blaze in downtown core – London

Police in London, Ont., say they are investigating a suspicious fire at a building in the downtown core in the overnight hours.Emergency crews responded to the scene at 383 Richmond St., at the northwest corner of King and Richmond streets, for a working fire early Wednesday.Few details have been released, but police say the blaze was extinguished and police later determined it to be suspicious in nature.Members of the London police Street Crime Unit are investigating the incident, There were no reported injuries. The damage has been estimated at $60,000, police said.Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. Story continues below advertisement © 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. S...
Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate protest at Western University sees hundreds
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Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate protest at Western University sees hundreds

Hundreds in London, Ont., spent yesterday at a protest against the University of Western Ontario‘s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Demonstrators marched around the southwestern Ontario campus and listened to speakers denounce the school’s decision to mandate booster doses of the vaccine for staff, students and some visitors.Organizer Kendra Hancock says she hopes the demonstration will lead to public negotiations and more student consultation over the university’s rules, which also include mandatory masking in classrooms. Trending Stories Western is the only university in Canada to mandate booster shots for all staff and students on campus. 1:12 ...
Western University warns anti-COVID-19 mandate protest could be ‘dangerous’
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Western University warns anti-COVID-19 mandate protest could be ‘dangerous’

A group of Western University students is planning to hold a protest Saturday against the school’s COVID-19 mandates. The London, Ont., university announced Monday that anyone on campus in the fall must have at least three COVID-19 shots and wear masks in classrooms.In a statement, Western said it’s aware of the planned student protest. Read more: UWOFA applauds Western’s COVID booster mandate as Brescia charts own policy course “It has also come to our attention that groups not associated with our campus community are looking to use this peaceful protest as a platform to express their own grievances,” the statement read. “We are concerned that this event will be used for reasons other than what our students have planned, creating a risk of it becoming disru...
Half of parents use technology to track their children’s whereabouts, survey reveals 
Technology

Half of parents use technology to track their children’s whereabouts, survey reveals 

Half of parents use technology to track their children's whereabouts, survey revealsBy Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 20:35 EDT, 13 August 2022 | Updated: 20:36 EDT, 13 August 2022 Nearly half of parents use technology to monitor their children's whereabouts, a survey has suggested.In the poll of 2,000 parents, many admit to keeping tabs on them by using GPS gadgets or smartphone apps. But some also resort to less sophisticated methods, such as following them in disguise or joining video game chats under a different name, according to the research for Spacetalk, which makes smartwatches for youngsters.Parents from London were found to be the most likely to track their children, while those ...