Covid19 North America 

John Bolton says he’d be happy to testify in Canada on Huawei exec’s extradition case

Of particular interest are revelations in which Bolton writes Trump connected Meng’s case to a potential U.S. trade deal with China. During an interview that aired Friday, Bolton rejected the idea that politics are involved in the case against Meng, which is based on fraud charges connected to her alleged violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran. “Look, the facts are what the facts are, and I think when you read the book it’s very clear what the purpose of the arrest was,” Bolton told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “The Current.”…

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South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a briefing Monday the new wave stemmed from multiple nightclub visits during a holiday weekend in early May, and is concentrated in the greater Seoul region, an area which had previously seen few cases despite its dense population. “In the metropolitan area, we believe that the first wave was from March…

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Covid19 North America 

Planning to travel around Canada this summer? A new interactive map tells you where you’re permitted to go

A new interactive map has been designed to help Canadians navigate travelling in a world still plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the Canadian Travel and Tourism Round table with the goal of promoting safe travel and “to help save the summer travel season,” the map allows users to enter where they’re travelling from, as well as their province of residence – at which point it will indicate where they’re currently allowed to visit in Canada. Quebec residents travelling from Quebec, for example, are allowed to visit British Columbia,…

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Covid19 North America 

Tornado touched down in central Ontario, Environment Canada confirms

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down at Sturgeon Lake in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The weather agency confirmed the tornado, which is reported to have occurred just after 3 p.m on Tuesday, after videos and pictures were submitted showing a funnel cloud over the lake, which is north of Lindsay, Ont. There were no tornado warnings issued in the area at the time. While the extent of the damage is still unclear, country singer Madison Kozak tweeted a photo saying the tornado hit her dock and destroyed…

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Covid19 North America 

Former Harper government House leader becomes interim leader of Wexit Canada

A veteran politician who once served as House leader in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government was named the interim leader of a political party seeking for Western Canada to secede from the rest of the country. Late Tuesday afternoon, Wexit Canada posted on its Facebook page that Peter Downing had resigned as leader and that Jay Hill would take over in the interim. “[He] will assume these responsibilities until the party is able to hold a founding convention and the grassroots members elect a new leader,” the party said. Wexit Canada…

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