Saturday, July 31, 2021

1 dead, 1 injured in Snowbirds crash in Kamloops

One member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team is dead after a Snowbirds jet crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a house in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday. Another member sustained serious injuries in the crash, the Department of National Defence said in a statement Sunday afternoon, adding that immediate family members were notified. (CBC)
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11 firefighters injured, multiple buildings damaged after explosion in L.A.

Eleven firefighters were injured and multiple buildings were set ablaze after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The blast was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., just outside Little Tokyo, according to LAFD. (KTLA)

Fear of the coronavirus is overblown, it’s time to get the economy moving

It is possible to become demoralized by the enthusiasm an inordinate number of Canadians seem to have to continue the coronavirus shutdown. The generally capable mayor of Toronto, my friend of many years, John Tory, who’s usually a sensible man, is now being lampooned even by soft-left elements of the media for trying to prevent the public from crowding into High Park and other public places to enjoy the sight and aroma of the cherry blossoms, a much anticipated rite of spring. (National Post)

First victim in Canadian NATO helicopter crash identified

TORONTO - The first victim of a Canadian military helicopter crash off the coast of Greece has been identified. Abbigail Cowbrough was on board the CH-148 Cyclone when it disappeared over the Ionian Sea during a NATO training exercise on Wednesday, according to Facebook posts from her father and the church she attended. (CTV)
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  • 12 NYPD members have died from suspected cases of coronavirus

    New York - he New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. (CNN)

    Boris Johnson hospitalized as Queen urges British resolve in address to nation

    LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized on Sunday evening after 10 days of battling the coronavirus, unnerving a country that had gathered to watch Queen Elizabeth II rally fellow Britons to confront the pandemic and reassure them that when the crisis finally ebbed, “we will meet again.” (New York Times)
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    28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for coronavirus

    MEXICO CITY - Twenty-eight U.S. spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. (Toronto Sun)
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    Truck carrying toilet paper crashes, catches fire on Texas highway

    A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate highway. Toilet paper was strewn on a stretch of the Interstate 20 in Hutchins, Texas after a 18-wheeler tipped on its side, The Dallas Morning News reported.(The Province)

    Nude woman ignores coronavirus warnings to straddle Wall St. bull

    Where are her gloves?! This blond bombshell straddled the “Charging Bull” statue in the nude Thursday — brazenly ignoring all coronavirus protection measures. (New York Post)

    St. John’s funeral home a COVID-19 ‘mini-epicentre’ after more than 60 cases after two wakes

    Shannon Fleming and Edward Tobin died on the same day just two weeks ago in St. John’s, N.L. Fleming died 12 days shy of her 37th birthday after struggling with kidney disease. Tobin, 78, died suddenly at home; he was born the same day British intelligence broke the spy codes for the Enigma machines used by Germany in the Second World War. (National Post)

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