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Trudeau prioritizing global growth, food security at UN General Assembly in New York – National
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Trudeau prioritizing global growth, food security at UN General Assembly in New York – National

A likely jetlagged Justin Trudeau is shifting gears from mourning a monarch to making the world safer for democracy – and it’s only Tuesday. The prime minister finds himself in New York City Tuesday morning for the start of the leader-level debates at the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations.Trudeau arrived in the U.S. late Monday after a long day that included attending the London funeral of Queen Elizabeth in person. Read more: Trudeau, ministers to attend 77th Session of the U.N. General Assembly next week Read More Trudeau, ministers to attend 77th Session of the U.N. General Assembly next week His UN agenda is laden with meetings on subjects close t...
Nearly 65% of Saskatchewan crops have been harvested: crop report
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Nearly 65% of Saskatchewan crops have been harvested: crop report

Harvest in Saskatchewan has made “immense” progress according to this weeks crop report. Sixty-four per cent of the crop in the province has now been harvested, up from 42 per cent last week and ahead of the five-year average of 57 per cent. An additional 20 per cent of the crop is ready to swath or straight cut. Read more: Saskatchewan producers ask federal government to measure fertilizer emissions by examining effective use Read More Saskatchewan producers ask federal government to measure fertilizer emissions by examining effective use “Many producers in the southwest and west-central regions have completed harvest and are on to other field work,” the provi...
Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Cody Fajardo welcomes baby boy to the family
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Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Cody Fajardo welcomes baby boy to the family

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo confirmed Wednesday morning he was officially a father. In a tweet, Fajardo and his wife Laura announced their baby boy Luca was born on Sept. 14, at 1:42 a.m. He said everyone was healthy and safe.Baby Luca Arrived Sept 14th at 1:42 AM. Mom & baby are happy & healthy. @LauraV_Fajardo is as tough as they come she was absolutely amazing. God really blessed us with this little one! To everyone that has reached out & showered us with love & prayers we can’t thank you enough.— Cody Fajardo (@CodyFajardo17) September 14, 2022 Story continues below advertisement On Tuesday, Fajardo was seen leaving the field with cheers from teammates, as his wife was ready to have the baby.The Roughriders a...
Toronto man among last to meet Queen Elizabeth in Canada: ‘Definitely surreal’
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Toronto man among last to meet Queen Elizabeth in Canada: ‘Definitely surreal’

His interaction with Queen Elizabeth II was only a few seconds long, but that’s all Robertson Hollingsworth needed to make a memory that’ll last a lifetime. As the queen was readying to leave Canada on July 6, 2010, following a nine-day tour of the nation — her last visit to Canada — she was greeted by a nine-year-old Hollingsworth who was standing near her plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport, holding a bouquet of flowers.The meeting was quick: “I remember her coming up (and) asking if the flowers were for her. So I bowed and said ‘Yes, they are,’ and handed them to her,” a now 21-year-old Hollingsworth told Global News on Tuesday at his Scarborough, Ont., home. Robertson Hollingsworth, 21, holds a photo of him and Queen Elizabeth II at his home ...
Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National
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Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National

Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered from the tallest buildings left in partly destroyed towns around Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, while Ukrainian soldiers inspected charred Russian tanks left along the way.“From the beginning of September until today, our soldiers have already liberated more than 6,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine — in the east and south. The movement of our troops continues,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his nightly address late Monday. Read more: Ukraine claims reaching Russian border as it wages counteroffensive ...
U.S. CDC panel recommends Omicron-specific boosters for most Americans – National
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U.S. CDC panel recommends Omicron-specific boosters for most Americans – National

A panel of U.S. health advisers voted to recommend Pfizer‘s updated COVID-19 boosters that target the newest omicron strains for people 12 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to adopt the recommendation, the last step before shots can begin. Read more: U.S. to move COVID-19 vaccines, treatments to private market by 2023 once supply runs out Read More U.S. to move COVID-19 vaccines, treatments to private market by 2023 once supply runs out The panel also voted to recommend Moderna’s version of the booster update, to be used in adults only.The tweaked shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna promise Americans a chance at their most...
Mississippi’s capital city braces for forecasted flooding – National
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Mississippi’s capital city braces for forecasted flooding – National

The forecasted flooding in Mississippi could not have come at a worse time for Veronique Daniels, who became homeless three months ago and was sleeping on her mother’s back porch in Jackson when she got wind of the impending disaster. The Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter at the Jackson Police Department Training Academy. As of Sunday afternoon, Daniels was the first person to arrive. She found out about the shelter on Facebook and had her mother drop her off Sunday morning. Read more: Woman dies in her vehicle as Dallas hit with flooding, heavy rains Daniels’ mother lives in Canton Club Circle, the same Jackson subdivision that flooded two years ago. Residents on Sunday were taking precautions as the previous flooding loomed large in their memories.I...
Global COVID deaths fell 15% in past week as cases dipped: WHO – National
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Global COVID deaths fell 15% in past week as cases dipped: WHO – National

The number of coronavirus deaths reported worldwide fell by 15% in the past week while new infections dropped by 9%, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In its latest weekly assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were 5.3 million new cases and more than 14,000 deaths reported last week. WHO said the number of new infections declined in every world region except the Western Pacific.Deaths jumped by more than 183% in Africa but fell by nearly a third in Europe and by 15% in the Americas. Still, WHO warned that COVID-19 numbers are likely severely underestimated as many countries have dropped their testing and surveillance protocols to monitor the virus, meaning that there are far fewer cases being detected. Read more: ‘We cann...
Royal Australian Air Force hosts Exercise Pitch Black with over 100 fighter jets
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Royal Australian Air Force hosts Exercise Pitch Black with over 100 fighter jets

1/5 During a Bomber Task Force mission, two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits fly alongside four Royal Australian Air Force EA-18G Growlers and a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail on the eastern Australian coast on August 4. Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Bishline/U.S. Navy | License Photo Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Royal Australian Air Force is hosting Exercise Pitch Black, a large-scale training engagement with 16 other nations including the United States, Britain and France. The exercise will include more than 100 fighter jets and thousands of personnel drilling combat scenarios conducted in the day and at night in the sky above Australia's Northern Territory, using the city of Darwin as a home base, through Sept. 8. Other countries participating in Exercise Pitch Black include ...
Germany’s Chancellor to visit Canada, discuss partnership opportunities: PMO – National
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Germany’s Chancellor to visit Canada, discuss partnership opportunities: PMO – National

The Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will visit Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, from Aug. 21 to 23 in an effort to “strengthen the relationship and create jobs”, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office released Saturday. During the visit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and Scholz will be addressing the global impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and discuss ways the two countries can work together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy, through the use of “clean hydrogen and critical minerals.” Read more: Trudeau and family head to Costa Rica for 2-week vacation “Germany and Canada are close friends on the world stage. We are tied by our shared commitments to democracy, peace and secur...