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  • Pet food shortages leave owners on the hunt for kibble and cat treats
    by Reuters on July 29, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    CHICAGO — Black short-haired kitty Astra, one of millions of pets acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, had to go without salmon-flavored Whiskas treats that were sold out at stores in New Orleans this month. Loki, an Alaskan malamute dog in Ontario, Canada, did not have his usual Royal Canin kibble in the food

  • Demand increasing: Canadian Blood Services watching supply as COVID-19 rules eased
    by Canadian Press on July 29, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    CALGARY — A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada’s blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions — most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan — and demand is up as a result. “As provinces slowly open up, there’s some return to normal activities.

  • U.S. shipped AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada, Mexico before adequate plant inspections
    by Reuters on July 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Canada and Mexico imported millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and offered them to the public without health officials properly inspecting the operations of the U.S. manufacturer, according to inspection records and the regulators involved. The Baltimore plant belonging to Emergent BioSolutions Inc was producing vaccines for both AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson

  • Two hurt in Lawrence Heights drive-by shooting
    by Bryan Passifiume on July 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    The shooter in a vehicle opened fire just after 10 p.m. near Flemington Rd. and Allen Rd.

  • NHL FREE AGENCY: Kraken and Devils make biggest splashes
    by Lance Hornby on July 29, 2021 at 11:54 am

    From coast-to-coast — and many stops in between — NHL teams went all in on the free-agent frenzy. It had begun before Wednesday’s scheduled noon commencement with a few leaked deals, and by supper time, nearly 100 players had signed for more than $500 million US, eschewing the flat cap that made this July event

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