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Vancouver's mayor says he understands that some drug users aren't happy with the city's proposed model for decriminalization but time is of the essence and the details can be worked out later. Kennedy Stewart said Wednesday that a federal election could see the small window of opportunity close on the city's bid for an exemption from criminal provisions on simple possession of small amounts of drugs. It's vital that the proposal reach the federal cabinet as soon as possible and while Patty Hajdu remains health minister, he said. Hajdu has expressed a willingness to seriously consider the application, Stewart said. "This could all go away," Stewart told reporters. The mayor also defended the role police have played in shaping the so-called "Vancouver model" proposal, adding there's no way cabinet will approve a pitch that doesn't have the support of law enforcement. Vancouver is pushing for decriminalization five years into an overdose crisis that has killed more than 7,000 people in British Columbia since the public health emergency was declared. The city has been the epicentre of the crisis caused by an illicit supply poisoned with fentanyl and other potent drugs. In 2020, 1,716 people died across B.C., the highest ever in a single year. But the city's proposal, expected to be submitted to the Health Department on Friday, has come under fire from some advocates who say it's critically flawed. In a letter this week to Hajdu as well as the Vancouver and British Columbia working groups on decriminalization, a coalition of 15 organizations said the current proposal to Ottawa must be scrapped immediately as it risks reproducing the harms of prohibition. The coalition asked the city to raise the proposed drug thresholds from a three-day supply and demanded the Vancouver Police Department take a back seat in discussions. Members of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users' (VANDU) board of directors also resigned from the city's decriminalization working group on Monday, saying they didn't believe they were being taken seriously. Two members of the board, Brian O'Donnell and David Hamm, said in an interview the threshold is about half of what it should be and will increase users' interactions with both drug dealers and police. A low threshold will also incentivize dealers to sell even stronger, more deadly supply, O'Donnell said. Hamm said the top priority should be providing a safe supply of regulated drugs to reduce deaths from toxic illicit supply, but any decriminalization decisions should put people with lived experience at the centre. "If this is going to be happening, OK, make sure it happens on a level that is not going to criminalize people, is not going to kill more people," Hamm said. The mayor agreed that safe supply is the most important step toward saving lives, followed by decriminalization. Stewart said he hoped drug users and other advocates would continue to work with the city. There will be ongoing reviews of thresholds and other elements after an exemption is secured, but this opportunity could be lost if the government or ministers changes, Stewart said. "If we don't get the Health exemption secured, if we don't have the federal health minister sign on to the exemption, then there are no reviews and decriminalization is dead," Stewart says. "My first objective has always been to get this door open." This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. Amy Smart, The Canadian Press
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Wednesday threw out part of a woman’s shoplifting sentence that required she tell the management of any store she entered that she was on supervision for the offense. Markea Brown, 28, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty in 2018 to felony retail theft for helping steal $2,655 worth of merchandise from Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall. Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder, who sentenced Brown to 15 months in prison and two years of extended supervision, said he feels that "embarrassment does have a valuable place in deterring criminality.” The appeals court said it doesn't believe that a broad public notification requirement promotes rehabilitation and it could make it hard or impossible for Brown to buy groceries or other necessities if she is asked to leave those stores. “We do not see where such a requirement would start and stop," the court said. The appellate court did uphold Schroeder’s condition that Brown not go to the Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall during her supervision, the Journal Sentinel reported. “The condition is narrowly tailored to the physical location of Brown’s crime,” the court wrote. “Moreover, it is reasonably related to Brown’s rehabilitation, as it will remove her from the temptation of reoffending there, which, in turn, protects the victim from further theft.” The Associated Press
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trailbreaker Resources Ltd. (TBK.V) (“Trailbreaker” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received TSX Venture Exchange approval to close their private placement financing consisting, previously announced May 4, 2021, for total gross proceeds of $1,048,610. The Company will now issue 800,000 non-flow-through Units for gross proceeds (the “Units”), each $0.25 Unit priced consisting of 1 common share of the Company and 1 common share purchase warrant (the “Unit Warrants”), each Unit Warrant being exercisable for an additional common share of the Company at $0.39 for 24 months from closing, subject to the right of the Company to accelerate the exercise period should, after the expiration of the 4 month hold, shares of the Company trade close at or above $0.59 for 10 consecutive trading days. Proceeds of this portion of the financing will be used for general corporate purposes, that may include corporate development and property acquisition. The Company will also now issue 2,424,600 flow-through units (the “FT Units”), each $0.35 FT Unit consisting of 1 flow-through share and 1 common share purchase warrant (the “FT Unit Warrants”), each full FT Unit Warrant being exercisable at $0.49 for a common share of the Company for 24 months. The flow-through shares will entitle the holder to receive tax benefits applicable to flow-through shares in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Proceeds of the financing will be used to advance Trailbreaker’s newly assembled Atsutla Gold Project in the province of British Columbia. All securities issued pursuant to this financing are subject to a 4-month hold period., such hold expiring September 14, 2021. Cash finders’ fees totaling $52,117 are being paid to various finders. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD Daithi Mac GearailtPresident and Chief Executive Officer For new information about the Company’s projects, please visit Trailbreaker’s website at TrailbreakerResources.com and sign up to receive news. For further information, follow Trailbreaker’s tweets at Twitter.com/TrailbreakerRes, use the ‘Contact’ section of our website, or contact us at (604) 681-1820 or at email@example.com. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward-Looking Statements Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "Forward-Looking Information") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-Looking Information includes, but is not limited to, disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or financial performance that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action; expectations regarding future exploration and drilling programs and receipt of related permitting. In certain cases, Forward-Looking Information can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as "anticipates", "expects", "understanding", "has agreed to" or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "would", "occur" or "be achieved". Although Trailbreaker has attempted to identify important factors that could affect Trailbreaker and may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward-Looking Information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. In making the forward-looking statements in this news release, if any, Trailbreaker has applied several material assumptions, including the assumption that general business and economic conditions will not change in a materially adverse manner. There can be no assurance that Forward-Looking Information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on Forward-Looking Information. Except as required by law, Trailbreaker does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to Forward-Looking Information contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter said that “we are very excited about the opportunity to protect additional age groups and their families with this highly safe and effective vaccine.” Kanter says the health department expects to release its formal notice Thursday morning and any clinic or other outlet that has Pfizer vaccine can start giving it to kids 12 and up immediately after that. More than 1,500 clinics, hospitals and pharmacies in Louisiana have the Pfizer vaccine. It is the only coronavirus vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people this young. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — US coronavirus deaths hit lowest level in 10 months — CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta worries about muddled pandemic message — Britain PM Boris Johnson: Inquiry into UK's handling of virus to start next year — An 88-year-old American artist finishes year of pandemic ‘daily doodles’ — Follow more of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Moderna said Thursday that the deal includes 10 million doses of vaccine against the initial coronavirus strain to be delivered in 2021 and 15 million doses of an updated variant booster to be delivered in 2022. The vaccines have yet to be approved by the Australian regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Pfizer and AstraZeneca are the only coronavirus vaccines approved for use in Australia so far. All three vaccines require two doses. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he expects the first Moderna vaccines to arrive in Australia in the last three months of 2021. ___ ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland is allowing all Indoor and outdoor venues to resume normal operations this weekend. Gov. Larry Hogan Hogan says the remaining capacity and distancing restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining Saturday. Hogan says the restrictions also will end for all other indoor entertainment venues and conventions and for outdoor entertainment, art and sports venues, though the mandate for mask use remains in place. The governor said Wednesday that the state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted when 70% of Maryland adults receive at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. As of Tuesday, the state had 65.4% vaccinated. The governor says that “our plan is to get everything back to normal by Memorial Day.” ___ NEW YORK—U.S. health advisers have endorsed use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12. The Food and Drug Administration earlier in the week cleared the expanded use of Pfizer’s shots, citing evidence the shots worked as well in those 12 to 15 years old as those 16 and older. Kids in some places are already rolling up their sleeves. But much of the nation was waiting for Wednesday’s recommendations from advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many states will be shipping doses to pediatricians and even to schools. Pfizer is not the only company seeking to lower the age limit for its vaccine. Moderna recently said preliminary results from its study in 12- to 17-year-olds show strong protection and no serious side effects, data the FDA will need to scrutinize. ___ TOPEKA, Kan.—Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas state government offices will return to normal operations in mid-June after more than a year of having many employees work remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly said Wednesday that state employees and visitors to their offices still will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing. She says agency directors can allow people to work from home, particularly when social distancing is not possible. The changes take effect the week of June 13, which means Monday, June 14 for most workers. The largest union for state employees expressed support for Kelly’s move, saying her policy would be flexible and contained safety measures. Kansas House Speaker and Olathe Republican Ron Ryckman Jr. responded to the Democratic governor’s move by saying, “It’s about time.” ___ SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah will terminate its participation in the federal government’s pandemic-related unemployment assistance program. Utah is the latest of several states ending the $300 weekly federal benefit paid on top of state benefits. Gov. Spencer Cox said Wednesday that those extra federal benefits will end in Utah on June 26. About 28,000 Utah residents are receiving the $300 benefit, and $12.4 million is being paid out by the federal government each week. Utah has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates of 2.9%. The Department of Workforce Services says there are at least 50,000 job openings in the state. ___ HONOLULU—A former CEO of a Hawaii company accused of defrauding banks of money meant to assist businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic is pleading not guilty. Martin Kao, ex-CEO of Martin Defense Group LLC, formerly known as Navatek LLC, is charged with bank fraud and money laundering. A spokeswoman says he stepped down in November. Authorities say he defrauded banks of more than $12.8 million through the Paycheck Protection Program. According to an indictment, Kao transferred more than $2 million into his own personal accounts. Congress authorized the program to provide emergency financial assistance through forgivable loans to small businesses for job retention and other expenses. Defense attorney Michael Green entered the not guilty plea during a brief arraignment via telephone Wednesday. Trial is scheduled for July. Green says he anticipates the trial will be postponed because the case involves thousands of pages of discovery. ___ LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas area has been added to places in Nevada where authorities have detected cases of a potentially worrisome strain of the coronavirus found in India. The Southern Nevada Health District reported Tuesday that a woman in her 20s who had not traveled recently and was not vaccinated against COVID-19 tested positive for the variant subtype. She didn’t require hospitalization. A district spokeswoman said Wednesday there were no additional cases to report. Eight other cases of the Indian variant were previously identified in northern Nevada, including four confirmed last week in the Reno area. ___ SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will not require people to wear masks in almost all circumstances after June 15. Newsom’s comments came in an interview with Fox 11′s Elex Michaelson. Newsom announced last month the state would lift nearly all of its coronavirus restrictions on June 15 if the state’s case numbers continued to improve. But at the time, Newsom said the mask mandate would stay. On Tuesday, Newsom said there would be “no mandates” for wearing masks, except for large indoor gatherings where people “from around the world” are mingling. California has required people to wear masks in public places since June 18, 2020. ___ ATLANTA — Dozens of school districts around the country have eliminated requirements for students to wear masks, and many more are likely to ditch them before the next academic year. Where many see a continued need to protect children and teachers who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19, opponents argue that masks make students uncomfortable and mandates impinge on freedom. At some school board meetings, there’s been emotional and highly divisive debates. Most public health experts say it’s too early to relax mask rules since few children are vaccinated and they spend hours indoors at school. Even as some U.S. schools remain closed to minimize infections, districts in states from Alabama to Wyoming decided to ditch student mask mandates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance says schools “should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.” ___ ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo expects youth ages 12 to 15 in New York could get vaccinated this week. Cuomo says the state’s vaccine advisory task force and state health commissioner will have to review safety data and decide whether to recommend the vaccine. It’s unclear when exactly New York’s task force will make its decision. But Cuomo says, “we could have full authorization for vaccinations to begin for 12 to 15 year olds here in New York as early as Thursday.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also says health officials plan to start vaccinating children age 12 to 15 on Thursday. In California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup is reviewing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization for children ages 12 to 15. It’s expected to make its decision Wednesday. ___ MILAN — The tiny Republic of San Marino on Wednesday announced a plan to offer vaccines to tourists, on the heels of its successful vaccination campaign with the Russian Sputnik V. Tourists can get vaccinated if they reserve two stays of at least three nights, with the second coming three to four weeks after the first for the second jab. The program launches on Monday. Under the rules, residents of neighboring Italy are not eligible. San Marino is separately negotiating with the Italian government about vaccinating cross-border workers, representing about 20% of the daytime population. The country’s tourism secretary, Federico Pedini Amati, says the program is only possible because they have reduced the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 to close to zero. On Tuesday, just one person was being treated for the coronavirus. San Marino has vaccinated about 75% of its 34,500 residents. The tiny republic is on the border between the Italian regions of Emilia Romagna and Marche, near the Adriatic coast. ___ NEW YORK — Deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of about 600 per day, the lowest level in 10 months. In more than half the states, the number of lives lost per day has dropped to single digits on average and hit zero on some days. Kansas reported no new deaths Friday through Monday. Massachusetts recently had a day of no reported deaths. Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins University, says vaccinations have been crucial even as the nation struggles to reach herd immunity. Confirmed infections have fallen to about 38,000 daily on average, the lowest mark since mid-September. They have plummeted 85% from a peak of more than a quarter-million cases per day in early January. The last time deaths were this low was early July. The coronavirus deaths in the U.S. topped out in mid-January at an average of more than 3,400 a day, just a month into the biggest vaccination drive in the nation’s history. The U.S. has reported 32.7 million cases and more than 582,000 confirmed deaths, the most in the world. ___ ATHENS, Greece — Greeks will no longer need permission from the government to leave their homes starting Friday, as government leaders relax restrictions ahead of the tourism season. The permission forms were first introduced in late March to enforce limits on non-essential travel. The measure will be phased out Friday along with a ban on domestic travel between Greece’s administrative regions, while a nightly curfew will be shortened by another 90 minutes. Tourism services and museums will reopen. Akis Skertsos, the government’s top official for coordination and an aide to the prime minister, says coronavirus infection levels have continued to decline in May despite the gradual lifting of restrictions. He says a European Union system to check vaccination certificates and coronavirus tests was due to start next month, adding travelers would have to carry medical certificates in English until the system launches. ___ KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The International Federation of the Red Cross says coronavirus cases are surging in Asia, with more than 5.9 million confirmed infections over the past two weeks. That’s more than in all other regions of the world combined. It warns that the surge is pushing hospitals and health systems to the brink of collapse. The Red Cross says seven out of 10 countries that doubled their infection numbers the fastest are in Asia and the Pacific. Laos took just 12 days for its cases to double. The number of confirmed infections in India has doubled in under two months to more than 23 million, the Red Cross said in a statement. It’s calling for regional support with more medical equipment, prevention efforts and urgent access to vaccines. The Red Cross says vaccination campaigns in Asia are hampered by shortages, hesitancy and the costly logistics of reaching many areas. The Associated Press
REP. STEPHEN LYNCH: “This is a very recent reversal of your testimony.”CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “Absolutely not, that’s ridiculous.”REP. STEPHEN LYNCH: “You’re ridiculous.”Democrats on Wednesday grilled former Trump officials at a House hearing on the response to the January 6th attack, with members arguing former acting Defense chief Christopher Miller and former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen failed in their capacity to defend the Capitol and the constitution. REP. RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI: “…Or you just plain froze and were indecisive while people were being injured, killed while hundreds of rioters breached the Capitol and a nation was traumatized.”Miller said he was reticent to deploy troops on that day for fear it would look like a coup, but didn’t own up to any shortcomings on that day. CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “I stand by every decision I made on January 6th and the following days. I want to emphasize that our nation’s armed forces are to be deployed for domestic law enforcement only when all civilian assets are expended and only as the absolute last resort.” But Miller did say that he spoke to the president ahead of January 6th and Trump was interested in a boosted national guard presence, but only to protect his supporters. CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “I had a meeting with President Trump on the 3rd of January concerning some international threats and at the very end, he asked if there were any requests for national guard support and I informed him of Mayor Bowser’s request.” REP. BYRON DONALDS: “Mr. Miller, to clarify that point, did you tell the president about the mayor’s request or did the President Trump ask if there were requests?” CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “He asked if there were requests.” REP. BYRON DONALDS: “What was the President’s response to you in regards to the request by Mayor Bowser?” CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “Fill it and do whatever is necessary to protect demonstrators that were executing their constitutionally protected rights." At issue - why there was a delay in requesting reinforcements as a mob of Trump supporters violently flooded into the Capitol - and whether Trump was involved in that delay. REP. CAROLYN MALONEY: “Did President Trump as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces call you during the January 6th attack to ensure the Capitol was being secured?” CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “No, I had all the authority I needed from the president to fulfill my constitutional duties.” REP. CAROLYN MALONEY: “Did you speak with President Trump at all as the attack was unfolding?” CHRISTOPHER MILLER: “No, I did not. I didn’t need to, I had the authority I needed and I knew what had to happen.” REP. ANDREW CLYDE: “I can tell you the House floor was never breached and it was not an insurrection.” Meanwhile Republicans downplayed the events of the day, defending President Trump and his supporters - and focused their ire on Democratic lawmakers. REP. CLAY HIGGINS: “Nancy Pelosi, I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country… 19 people died from BLM riots last year… and yet we’re gonna discuss today as if none of that happened.” Wednesday's hearing came right after Republican House members stripped Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney of her leadership position for confronting President Trump over his false claims of election fraud -- the very same 'big lie', she said, that fueled the insurrection on January 6th.
A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run crash that ended the life of 19-year-old Damien Seguin earlier this spring. Burnaby RCMP announced Wednesday that another 19-year-old has been taken into custody in connection with the crash on March 26. The suspect was arrested at his home in Vancouver and the vehicle that investigators believe he was driving was seized from the same property, according to a news release. Police say they will recommend charges, but the investigation is still underway. According to the RCMP, Seguin was in one of three vehicles whose drivers and passengers got into some sort of confrontation near an intersection on Marine Drive in Burnaby in the early morning hours of the day of the crash. At one point, someone from one of the vehicles pepper-sprayed people in another vehicle. Seguin got out of the vehicle he was in and was then hit by a car, whose driver fled the scene, police say. His mother Nicole, who lives in West Kelowna, spent three days at his hospital bedside before he died. Seguin graduated from Burnaby South Secondary last year. His family describes him as funny, loveable and well-mannered. "I just wonder why something like this happens to someone so good who brought so much happiness to so many lives," his mother told CBC News in an interview last month.
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