"We quickly realized it was a bull snake and it was very much alive, and active, and five feet long. Bull snakes are the largest snake species found in Alberta and one of the biggest in North America. The relaxed behaviour of the bull snake allowed Galley and Erickson to get some close-up shots. (Dave Galley)Galley's only had a couple of quick glances at fleeing bull snakes over the years, until now. "Any time you happen to have a bull snake around, you have a fairly healthy environment"The bull snake can bite and occasionally break the skin but Moore said they are generally harmless to humans.
May 30, 2020 12:56 UTC
declared a public health emergency in March. To date, there have been 2,562 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C. In the past seven days, there have been 56 new cases, the lowest number of any week since a public health emergency was declared on March 18. What's happening elsewhere in CanadaAs of Saturday morning, Canada had 90,161 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases, with 48,065 of them considered recovered or resolved. Isolate yourself and call your local public health authority.
May 30, 2020 12:00 UTC
No one deserves this," said Chris Ramsaroop, Organizer for Justice for Migrant Farm Workers. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, migrant farm workers have complained about crowded housing, the threat of deportation, racism and harassment. He adds farm workers are intimidated because the employer has so much power, having control over their travel in and out of the country. Gabriel Alladua says farm workers were intimidated because their employers had so much power over their travel in and out of the country. Justice for Migrant Workers sent its list of concerns to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit calling for action.
May 30, 2020 12:00 UTC
But when the province directed fertility clinics to shut down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that possibility became unlikely. Before her latest IVF cycle earlier this year, she'd already had two failed embryo transfers — the latest, right before New Year's Eve. That IVF cycle produced 14 embryos. Clinics given green light to gradually reopenedA few weeks ago, Quebec's Ministry of Health gave fertility clinics the green light to gradually reopen. Economic stressesPrior to the shutdown, Buckett said there were 25 patients on the verge of starting an IVF cycle.
May 30, 2020 09:56 UTC
Since then, NASA astronauts have had to hitch rides into orbit aboard Russia's Soyuz spacecraft. The last time NASA launched astronauts into space aboard a brand new vehicle was 40 years ago at the start of the shuttle program. U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited the Kennedy Space Center three days ago for the first launch attempt. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken shake hands outside the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Wednesday. Aerospace giant Boeing Co, producing its own launch system in competition with SpaceX, is expected to fly its CST-100 Starliner vehicle with astronauts aboard for the first time next year.
May 30, 2020 09:45 UTC
Can a store force me to wear a mask in order to shop there? "There's no law backing the store up, but there's no stopping the store either," Bryant said. What if you can't wear a mask — or don't want to? "If someone adamantly refuses to put on a mask, the store owner can refuse to let them into the store," Powers said. At Longo's grocery stores, CEO Anthony Longo said, accommodations will be made for customers who can't wear a mask for health or other reasons.
May 30, 2020 08:01 UTC
The devastating damage that the novel coronavirus inflicts on the human body can set off inflammatory havoc. Last December, COVID-19 entered the world stage as a flu-like illness causing fever, dry cough and a sore throat. These are often the patients who are admitted to intensive care units and need life support such as ventilation . Medical researchers have also found tiny clots that damaged tissue throughout the body in hospitalized patients and in autopsies. Inflammatory storm unleashedPeople who develop symptoms of COVID-19 do so within 14 days, and it mostly occurs about five days after exposure.
But as Germany comes out of lockdown, the nightclub has re-emerged to live another day by transforming itself into an old-fashioned beer garden. Phased-in lockdownAccording to an OECD study , even before the pandemic hit, Germany had 33.9 intensive care beds per 100,000 people. As of late Friday, Germany had about 183,000 cases of COVID-19 and 8,500 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Germany's lockdown didn't come all at once. German video producer Antonia Becht said Germany's decision to phase in a lockdown early was the best decision it could have made.
The rebound in air travel at Chinese airports indicates there are better times ahead for airlines, but likely several years of turbulence ahead. Still, the air travel recovery will likely be slow. The domestic air travel sector is expected to recover more quickly than the international market. International air travel has fallen sharply and could take four or five years to recover. Still, fuel demand will take a while to rebound to pre-COVID levels, based on the data from China and Sweden.
For example, not expecting to make the playoffs, the Blackhawks traded away top goalie Robin Lehner and second-paring d-man Erik Gustafsson. Lehner will be an Unrestricted Free Agent this season and the Blackhawks got a second-round pick and prospect goalie Malcolm Subban for him. Mitchell recently signed an Entry Level Contract with the Blackhawks, with the expectation that he might well be able to help sooner than later. He could be Chicago’s secret weapon on defence in the 2020 playoffs, but his eligibility to play is in doubt. #Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan is back on the ice as part of an informal skate in Ottawa.
May 30, 2020 05:48 UTC
OTTAWA — The travel and border restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19 risk derailing Canada’s strategy of growing the economy through high levels of immigration, says a new report from RBC Economics. The effect on Canada’s economy will depend on how long the restrictions stay in place and how quickly economic activity recovers from the downturn. But the report also warns of a long-term danger if global immigration is scaled back for years as a result of the pandemic. “The disruption will reverberate across the economy, given our reliance on immigration for labour-force growth and to offset Canada’s aging demographic. “In 2019, Canada’s population grew by about 580,000 people (or 1.6 per cent), with immigrants accounting for more than 80 per cent of the increase,” it says.
May 30, 2020 01:41 UTC
The Marda Loopers walking club strictly observes physical distancing and the club has brought out people who didn't use to walk. We measured the loops around our building and bingo, we started this little walking group," Rogers said. They landed on "Marda Loopers" to honour both their community and the fact they were doing loops. A contest to pick a name for the walking club, drew 17 responses but fisticuffs were, fortunately, avoided. Listen as Marion Rogers explains what a Calgary seniors walking group has planned, in the audio clip below.
May 30, 2020 01:07 UTC
But McArthur and Williams want to understand far more about Bryson’s preferences, what he’s thinking and, most importantly, what he needs. Bryson's parents hired a caregiver, Edna, who looks after him after school each day. One doctor cautioned McArthur and Williams that they might never learn the cause of Bryson’s limitations. When he had this test at nine months, Bryson's parents were told it would take three months for the test results for SMA. Williams checked in a month later, and when the nurse started to give her the usual brush-off, Williams pushed back until the nurse agreed to check Bryson’s file.
May 30, 2020 00:56 UTC
Richmond RCMP are seeking witnesses to an alleged assault that saw an Asian man subjected to racial slurs. In a statement, police said the victim told officers he parked his vehicle on No. The victim got out of the car and so did the man in the BMW while continuing to yell at the victim. CBC News asked Richmond RCMP how the victim was assaulted but police would not provide those details. However, they said the victim told them there were others who witnessed the alleged assault.
May 30, 2020 00:45 UTC
Canadian soldiers serving in the Ontario and Quebec long-term care homes hit hard by the pandemic are now eligible for the same benefits paid to troops serving overseas, the country's top military commander said today. In his weekly letter to the troops posted online this evening, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance said both the defence and veterans ministers have designated the deployment as a "special duty operation." It's also expected to mean hazard pay for Canadian Forces members on pandemic duty, although that was not made clear in the general's statement. 40 Forces members on deployment have been infectedAs of Thursday, 40 members of the military serving in long-term care homes — 25 in Quebec and 15 in Ontario — have tested positive for COVID-19. "And we are pleased to see troops' efforts respected with a special duty operation."
May 30, 2020 00:22 UTC