Brides really don’t like being upstaged. Everyone always says that they’re going to lose weight before a wedding. One woman actually did, which is great except for the fact that she’s not the bride-to-be. Even worse, the bride-to-be is apparently upset because she’s worried about not being the focus of attention at her own wedding.
Canada’s official COVID-19 death toll surpassed 20,000 on Sunday as flights to major sun destinations were grounded in an effort to limit further spread of the virus. The sobering figure emerged after Quebec and Ontario reported 31 and 43 new fatalities respectively related to the virus. That tally climbed by four later in the day when Manitoba logged four new associated deaths.
WASHINGTON — Ten moderate Republican U.S. senators urged President Joe Biden on Sunday to significantly downsize his sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package to win bipartisan support as Democrats in Congress prepared to push ahead with his plan this week. A top White House economic adviser signaled willingness to discuss the ideas raised by Republican senators who floated a $600 billion alternative but said the Democratic president was not willing to compromise on the need for a comprehensive bill to address the public health crisis and economic fallout.
OTTAWA — Canada’s hopes of speeding up COVID-19 vaccinations brightened slightly over the weekend as regulators began work to approve a new inoculation, even as the federal government sought to head off any restrictions on vaccine shipments from Europe. Pharmaceutical company Novavax quietly submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to Health Canada for regulatory approval on Friday, less than two weeks after Ottawa finalized a deal with the Maryland-based company for 52 million doses of the shot.
OTTAWA — Taxpayers will continue paying Julie Payette a generous pension and an even heftier expense account for the rest of her life, even though she served just three years as governor general and resigned under a cloud. As a former governor general, she’s entitled to an annual pension of nearly $150,000.
While we’ve been in our COVID lockdown, things evolved in the world of legal pot. Gone is the cannabis lottery. The rules have changed.
Sources have told Global News that the constable was taken into custody earlier this week, after he was discovered inside a vehicle with known gang associates. BC RCMP say their criminal investigation is active and ongoing. The member, who has not been named, has been released and faces charges in the coming days. Sources say the officer was under suspicion for some time, and the investigation involved an anti-corruption unit.
Quantum computing will eventually alter and overturn the war-fighting playing field. Surprise: One of the largest revolutions that will remake our planet in the near future is a technology you may not have heard of. And if you have heard of it, chances are you did not remotely understand how it works or the enormity of its significance. In layman’s terms, computer scientists and other scientists are taking quantum mechanics, which the superhero Avengers famously used in the movie End Game to travel through time, in order to create a super computer that will make today’s fastest computers look like a typewriter. Except that quantum computing is real and just around the corner.
People in Russia are currently being inoculated against COVID-19, even though stage-three trials of the country’s Sputnik V vaccine aren’t due to be completed until May. DW’s Sergey Satanovskiy was among the volunteers who agreed to testthe new vaccineand report back in December what it was like to get his first shot and three weeks later his second, the Sputnik V booster. He was then tested for antibodies following the two inoculations. This is his story:
In 1957, a massive nuclear accident took place at the top secret Mayak nuclear station in the Soviet Union. At the time, it was the largest nuclear disaster in history. So why has no one heard of it? Despite its size, Soviet authorities managed to keep the accident a secret for almost four decades, and details of the devastating legacy of what is now known as the ‘Kyshtym disaster’ are still only just becoming clear today.