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On Monday, Reuters reported that Top Shine Global, an investor in Evergrande's unit Fangchebao (FCB), had filed the petition saying the embattled property developer had not obliged to a deal to repurchase shares it bought in FCB. Top Shine in March last year bought 0.46% of FCB, a Chinese online real estate and automobile marketplace, for HK$750 million.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health has reported the first case of monkeypox in the region. In a press release issued on June 16, the local health unit said they had received confirmation of the first local case of the virus, and that the affected individual is a male aged 20 to 30 who lives in Guelph. Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, associate medical officer of health for WDG Public Health, said in the June 16 press release that there is no increased risk of monkeypox to the general public st
Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson is serving his final days with Minnesota before leaving for the same job with LSU. Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said the team is having ongoing discussions about how to replace Johnson for the remainder of this season — and beyond.
"Impressive howling all-around," Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming wrote on her Instagram Story with a cute clip of their little wolf pack
U.S. forces killed a senior terrorist leader in an airstrike in Syria on Monday, according to military officials. U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said the target of the strike, Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, was a senior leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group known as Hurras al-Din. The leader was riding alone on a motorcycle in Idlib province at the time of the attack, CENTCOM said.
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre operated by Headwater’s Health Care Centre (HHCC) will be moving to a new location at the start of July. The local hospital announced in a press release on June 20 that the COVID-19 Assessment Centre would be combining with the Dufferin Cold & Flu Clinic and would be relocating to Orangeville Pharmacy. “Since the first half of 2022, there has been a decline in testing at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre as a result of changes in criteria from the province and an incr
The Miami Heat’s summer-league roster includes a few familiar faces.
A Russian missile destroyed a crowded shopping mall in central Ukraine on Monday, continuing Vladimir Putin's attacks on civilians living far behind the frontline.
Shelburne Town Council will no longer have authority to approve site plan applications as of July 1. Town planner, Steve Wever, presented a report to council during their June 13 meeting about delegating site plan approval authority to town staff members due to the introduction of the More Homes for Everyone Act by the province. “As of July 1, municipal councils in Ontario will no longer have the ability to approve site plans. If you want to continue to have the ability as a municipality to appr
“Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow."
Gananoque council has agreed to an amended docking slip arrangement to accommodate a local business. Council last week amended the lease agreement with Scott Ewart, owner of 1000 Islands Kayaking Inc., to change the boat dockage location. Ewart submitted a letter to the Town dated May 31, asking council to consider a change in his lease agreement to reconfigure his commercial boat dockage slip location. The current lease agreement includes docking arrangements for three boats – a safety boat, a
The Town of Shelburne will be celebrating Canada Day (July 1) this year with a number of festivities planned for residents, including a car show, music, vendors, and evening fireworks. Hosted by the Town of Shelburne’s Canada Day Festival Committee, the fun filled family event will be held at Fiddle Park in Shelburne from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. next Friday (July 1). “We’re all excited about being able to get out in the public, out in the fresh air, and meeting face-to-face again,” said Coun. Kyle
The state audit into the CSU system is expected to cost $403,650, plus travel and administrative expenses.
Headwater’s Health Care Centre (HHCC) honoured two award recipients for their commitment to service at the local hospital during their Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday (June 21). HHCC Board of Directors vice chair, Shelley Scriver presented the 23rd annual Dr. David Scott Award to the laboratory team at Headwaters for their service during the pandemic processing swabs for COVID-19. “This recognition means a lot to our department,” said Walid Merhi, manager of HHCC’s Laboratory Services. “M
MOSCOW (AP) — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered Monday to stand trial by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team. The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist also was ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial, which was to begin Friday. Griner could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale tr
If you run into a peacock around Saint Andrews, it's just Pete, a resident of Kingsbrae Garden who has been spotted around the tourist town taking a tour since his arrival Friday. Pete managed to escape his quarantine cage at Kingsbrae Garden before he could meet the four other peacocks on site. "Pete didn't get a chance to meet his new friends," said Mayor Brad Henderson, who is also the garden's managing director. The one-year-old peacock, who was brought into his enclosure on Friday, was supp
The school year is coming to a close, which means for many students learning will be taking a back seat as they embrace the summer break. Suzette Daley, an education assistant and local literacy advocate, has launched a summer literacy campaign through her company Mini-Intel with the goal of helping young students avoid the “summer slide”. “The summer slide is the loss of academic skills over the summer months due to lack of practice,” explained Daley. “Once they return to school in September, a
A doubtful father, the number 9 and one really long song were all part of Vinnie Pasquantino’s strange trip to the Royals on Monday.
In his speech responding to last week's landmark Supreme Court decision reversing the guarantee to abortion access, President Joe Biden urged Americans to vote on the issue -- to both elect local leaders who would ensure the availability of abortion in their states as well as Democrats to Congress where he would like to see a law passed cementing a nationwide right to an abortion. Within minutes of Biden's remarks, there was a collective eye roll from many progressive activists, reproductive health care advocates and even fellow Democratic lawmakers online. Across the country, there were scenes over the weekend of pro-abortion access protesters chanting lines like "Democrats we call your bluff, voting blue is not enough" and backlash on the far-left over fundingraising emails and texts sent by the Democratic National Committee asking for "rush" donations to support candidates who would fight back against abortion opponents.
A Colorado Avalanche fan celebrated becoming over a quarter million dollars richer after his team secured the 2022 Stanley Cup on Sunday, July 26.Video recorded by Jeremy Malone shows the moment his eight month old three-team parlay bet came to fruition, following the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.Malone placed a $500 free bet in December 2021, correctly predicting the champions of the NBA, NFL and NHL.Friends and fellow Avalanche supporters can be heard counting down the moment the last leg of the bet came through as Malone’s “favorite” team secured their first Stanley Cup since 2001.Malone told Storyful he was a “wreck” for the first period of the game while his team trailed Tampa Bay, one goal to zero.The Avalanche scored two goals in the second period and secured their playoff series victory 4-2. Credit: Jeremy Malone via Storyful