U.K. egg shortage has stores placing purchase limits. The British Retail Consortium told BBC News there were several factors influencing the egg market, including the avian flu, supply issues and production costs. About 2.3 million birds have died or been culled since October, the BBC reported on Dec. 1, which could impact egg production if chickens are being culled too. The system is very different, and as a country, we do have some autonomy when it comes to egg production.”Currently, there is no egg shortage in Canada, said Tim Lambert, CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada, in an emailed statement to Global News. As of Nov. 30, 795,700 birds have been impacted by the avian flu, federal government data shows.
Rishi Sunak faces 'profound economic crisis' as new British prime ministerRishi Sunak became Britain’s third prime minister of the year on Tuesday and now must turn his attention to taming an economic crisis that has left the country’s finances in a precarious state and millions of Britons struggling to afford food and energy bills. The third Conservative prime minister this year, he will also try to unite a governing party that is riven with divisions after Truss’ brief, disastrous term weakened Britain’s already difficult economic outlook. He said he would confront the “profound economic crisis” with compassion and lead a government of “integrity, professionalism and accountability.”Truss departed after making a public statement outside the prime minister’s 10 Downing Street office, seven weeks to the day after she was appointed prime minister. Sunak was selected to replace her as leader of the governing Conservative Party on Monday. Sunak, who was Treasury chief himself for two years until July, becomes prime minister in a remarkable reversal of fortune just weeks after he lost to Truss in a Conservative election to replace former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.3 months ago Q107 Toronto
Céline Dion reveals diagnosis of rare neurological disease: 'It's been really difficult for me'Céline Dion has put a halt on all her performances after being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome. Legendary Canadian singer Céline Dion has rescheduled several European tour dates due to a recent diagnosis of a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome. Dion was intensely regretful that her diagnosis will make her unable to launch the European leg of her tour in February. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences reported there are fewer than 5,000 known cases of stiff-person syndrome in the U.S. The symptoms of the disorder can begin at any point in a patient’s life, though it is most commonly noticed in adulthood.1 month ago Q107 Toronto
Ex-Ottawa police chief says force couldn't change much about response to convoyOTTAWA — The former chief of the Ottawa police says his officers couldn’t have done anything materially differently during the response to the “Freedom Convoy.”A summary report of an interview with Peter Sloly has been submitted as evidence at the public inquiry investigating the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act in February. “Chief Sloly does not believe that OPS could have done anything materially differently on a big-picture level given the unprecedented national security crisis,” the summary said. Read more:Senior police officers to continue testifying at Emergencies Act inquiryRead More Senior police officers to continue testifying at Emergencies Act inquiryThe Emergencies Act, which was invoked Feb. 14, granted temporary and extraordinary powers to police, banks and governments to end the demonstrations. The Public Order Emergency Commission is tasked with investigating the Trudeau government’s decision to invoke the act. He told commission staff deputy chief Bell did not brief him on the protest’s potential to be a national security crisis.3 months ago Q107 Toronto
Boris Johnson eyes comeback bid after Liz Truss resigns as British PMSeveral British lawmakers, including former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were trying to scoop up support on Friday ahead of a short, intense contest to replace Liz Truss as the nation’s leader. The Conservative Party is holding a speeded-up race to replace her, which will see a new leader – who will also become prime minister – chosen within a week. Read more:Liz Truss resignation: Why was the British PM’s tenure so short, and what happens next? Johnson, who remained a lawmaker after stepping down as prime minister, has not said whether he will run, but his allies in Parliament are working to gather support. She was elected leader by the Conservatives early last month after a party election to replace Johnson.3 months ago Q107 Toronto
Feds working to create stand-alone dental-care insurance programThe Liberal government is moving toward providing dental-care insurance directly to qualifying Canadians, rather than working with provinces and territories to bolster existing coverage. That will involve hiring an external company to process claims for the new stand-alone insurance program, Health Canada officials told The Canadian Press. In the memo, she specifically criticized a lack of consultation with Alberta on the federal dental-care plans. The Liberals committed to some form of federal dental-care coverage for low-income Canadians in its March confidence and supply agreement with the New Democrats. This fall, the tight timeline prompted the Liberals and NDP to compromise and create aninterim benefit program, which would allow the government to issue cheques to families who qualify while work continues on the federal insurance program.3 months ago Q107 Toronto
What to expect in Monday's Mississauga byelectionPrime Minster Justin Trudeau delivers remarks next to Charles Sousa at his campaign office, during a byelection campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., on, Thursday, December 1, 2022. At first glance, Monday’s federal byelection in a coveted Greater Toronto Area riding might seem like a nail-biter. Read more:What could an Ontario byelection say about Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre? If the Liberals win by five or six points, it’s just business as usual,” he said. Polling stations in Mississauga are open from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, with their co-ordinates available on Elections Canada’s website.1 month ago Q107 Toronto
U.S. not planning nuclear exercises with South Korea, Biden says, contradicting YoonThe United States is not discussing joint nuclear exercises with South Korea, President Joe Biden said on Monday, contradicting remarks by his South Korean counterpart as tensions flare with North Korea. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol had said that Seoul and Washington are discussing possible joint exercises using U.S. nuclear assets, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un branded the South its “undoubted enemy.”“No,” Biden said when asked by reporters at the White House if he was currently discussing joint nuclear exercises with South Korea. “The nuclear weapons belong to the United States, but planning, information sharing, exercises and training should be jointly conducted by South Korea and the United States,” Yoon said in the interview with the Chosun Ilbo newspaper. Now board chairman of the Arms Control Association, Countryman said Yoon’s comments, directed at the South Korean people, appeared to be in response to what Countryman called North Korea’s provocations and rhetoric. On Sunday, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile off its east coast, in a rare late-night, New Year’s Day weapons test, following three ballistic missiles launched on Saturday.24 days ago Q107 Toronto