Through the nursing home glass, here’s how residents visit with family in the time of COVID-19

Kathy Absolon is watching her mother peer out the main-floor nursing home window. Behind the glass, the 88-year-old is beaming. Outside, Absolon, her sisters and niece are drumming, singing their mother’s favourites, The Cherokee Morning Song and, The Bear Healing Song. Jennie Absolon lives in the Region of Waterloo’s Sunnyside Home while recovering from a […]

Somali army kills 142 al-Shabab militants during operation

Somali National Army said on Sunday that 142 al-Shabab militants had been killed, 29 injured and 18 arrested during an on-going operation in Janale town in southern Somalia, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Osman Shabel, a commander from Somalia National Army, said that troops recaptured Janale town from the al-Qaeda linked militants in two weeks ago. […]

Ronan Keating and wife Storm welcome baby girl and confirm adorable name

Ronan Keating has announced the arrival of his and Storm’s second baby together, as well as sharing the first picture of the tiny newborn. Taking to Instagram on Sunday afternoon, the former Boyzone star posted a snap of Storm holding their little girl in her arms as she lay back in her hospital bed. “Hello […]

‘They are completely intertwined’: Tentative signs of recovery in China help some Canadian companies weather COVID-19 storm

One night in late January, Canadian Jacob Cooke found himself in Jiangsu province in China, desperately trying to find seats on a plane leaving the country and promising his brother, Joseph, he’d make it to Vancouver. For more than a decade, they had run a business called WPIC Marketing + Technologies with an ocean between […]

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway fans delighted as show revisits classic Richard Madeley moment

Not that we ever need a reason to revisit this gem, but Richard Madeley saw himself trending on Twitter after Ant and Dec decided to show a clip of the presenter on Saturday Night Takeaway. Tonight’s show, which was a compilation of some of Saturday Night Takeaway’s best moments (hosted from Ant and Dec’s very […]

Coronavirus: China sends medical supplies, personnel to Pakistan – National

China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to aid Pakistan in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world’s most populous nations, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Saturday. Across the Middle East, the outbreak has raised concerns that health systems strapped by multiple wars, refugee crises […]

US coronavirus cases top 100,000; Italy’s death toll climbs over 9,000

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed over 27,300 people around the world. Globally there are more than 595,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has over 104,000 […]

Issue 1327: The million-dollar question (Digital Edition)

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GOP rep plans to introduce bill allowing Bureau of Prisons to stop inmate movement amid coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pa. said Thursday that he plans to introduce a bill next week aimed at halting inmate movement in the federal prison system during the coronavirus pandemic, giving the Bureau of Prisons the authority to keep prisoners […]