North America

Canada’s central bank holds steady on interest rate

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Bank of Canada kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% Wednesday saying there is still a need to support economic recovery. Although the economy made substantial gains in the …

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Herd immunity in Hawaii a possibility this summer: university report

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Aloha State has a chance to attain herd immunity from COVID-19 by the beginning of July 2021, assuming that the most recent seven-day average of vaccine doses administered …

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University of Hawaii men’s volleyball completes first-ever undefeated season

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — The US No. 1 ranked University of Hawaii Mānoa Rainbow Warriors men’s volleyball team has completed its first undefeated regular season. The team finished 15-0 following a straight-set win over the …

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Canada’s Trudeau says he will take AstraZeneca vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ready to roll up his sleeve and be immunized against Covid-19. “My intention has been as I have said many times, is to get …

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Canada may ban some international flights; will continue restrictions for international travellers.

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada may ban flights from countries with high Covid-19 infection rates while extending the country’s travel, testing and quarantine measures, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday. “I have asked our …

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BC closes the door to visitors in bid to control Covid-19 spread

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The western Canadian province of British Columbia has rolled up the welcome mat and is telling visitors to go home as well as restricting travel for people living in the …

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Two-year-old child in BC dies of Covid-19

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Covid-19 has claimed the life of a child who had not reached its second birthday. “I’m also very saddened to report that we had a child with Covid who was …

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Several Canadian provinces have expanded age rage for AstraZeneca vaccine

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Three Canadian provinces have lowered the age eligibility for the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine to 40. Up until today, Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba would only administer the vaccine to people between …

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Covid-19 case spike in Hawaii attributed to increased mobility of residents: university study

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — A recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the Aloha State may be attributed to more residents not staying at home and gathering in public areas, according to a report by the …

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Ontario walks back extra powers given to police; playground closures

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Less than a day after Premier Doug ford announced even tougher restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in his locked down province, the government is walking back some of …

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Electricity customers in Hawaii warned about scam

By: Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Customers of Hawaiian Electric are being warned about phony bill collectors threatening to disconnect their service unless the pay up with prepaid credit cars. “Using scare tactics and trickery, scammers …

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Several Ontario police forces won’t randomly stop people suspected of violating stay-at-home order

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Police forces in four major Ontario cities say they won’t be using the extra powers Premier Doug Ford granted them to enforce the province’s stay-at-home order. As he announced new …

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