Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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)

    The Trudeau government just can’t get their stories straight

    What a bizarre week in Canadian politics. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in self-imposed quarantine because his wife Sophie was being symptomatic and tested positive for COVID-19. She was in London last week attending a conference and got infected. (True North)

    Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

    The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak. There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered. (BBC)
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  • Canada, U.S. closing border to all non-essential traffic

    Canada and the United States have reached an unprecedented deal to close the shared border to non-essential travel, as both countries try to restrict the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

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