Voters face long lines as Wisconsin holds elections despite virus fears

MILWAUKEE • Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations yesterday, as the state’s presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus outbreak in the US. Outside Riverside High School in Milwaukee – where officials were forced to close 175 of 180 normal voting sites due to a lack of poll workers – masked […]

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Land purchased for new downtown Saskatoon library

A chunk of land between 24th and 25th Street will be the site of a new downtown library. A Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) spokesperson confirmed Monday to Global News that it bought land at 321 2nd Ave. N. for roughly $9 million. Part of the land purchase is the former site of the Patricia Hotel and the other piece of […]

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Acting US Navy secretary resigns amid coronavirus uproar

US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly came under fire for insulting the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier. Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, US officials confirmed on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he had accepted Modly’s resignation offer […]

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22 more people in Waterloo Region test positive for coronavirus

Waterloo Public Health says 22 more people within the region have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The new numbers, released during the agency’s daily update on Tuesday, push the total number of cases in the region to 207. The agency made some adjustments to what information is available to the public, and the new data now offers a chance […]

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Coronavirus: Western University launches $1-million research fund

Western University announced its launching a new $1-million research fund aimed at supporting COVID-19 pandemic research. In a statement released Tuesday, the university says the new catalyst fund is open to a “range of projects that will help build resilience and recovery from disease outbreaks, both now and beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic.” “The main focus here is to expand […]

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