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At Least 105 Dead After Earthquake Hits Northern Afghanistan. Five Dead, One Missing After Sightseeing Boat Sinks Off Vancouver Island. Blue Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos to Hold Year-End Presser at 10am. Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Considering Bid For Conservative Leadership. New Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Available As Of Today.
At Least 105 Dead After Earthquake Hits Northern Afghanistan
A powerful earthquake has shaken parts of south Asia this morning. The BBC is reporting the ground shook for more than two minutes in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, with buildings rattling in Afghanistan and India as well. Initial figures suggest the quake was a 7.7 magnitude. The death toll from the quake has risen to 105 across South Asia.
Five Dead, One Missing After Sightseeing Boat Sinks Off Vancouver Island
Five people are dead and another is still missing after a whale watching boat capsized off Vancouver Island Sunday. There were 27 people on board the boat when a mayday call went out around 7pm eastern last night. The R.C.M.P. is now investigating to determine the cause of the accident. The Transportation Safety Board’s investigators will also be involved in the effort to determine what caused the 20 metre Leviathan Two to capsize in calm weather conditions.
Blue Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos to Hold Year-End Presser at 10am
Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is set to hold his exit interview this morning at 10 a.m. after a heart breaking exit back on Friday to Toronto’s baseball post-season. Anthopoulos will review the team’s failures and successes over the past season as well as give some insight to what changes he might make in the off-season.
Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Considering Bid For Conservative Leadership
Canada’s former Foreign Affairs Minister is already eyeing the Conservative Leadership – The Globe and Mail is reporting the John Baird could take a run at the leadership with Stephen Harper set to resign. The news comes just six months after the 46-year-old announced he was ending a 20-year political career at both the Ontario and Federal levels of government for family reasons. Other potential replacements for Harper include Tony Clement and Lisa Raitt.
New Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Available As Of Today
Some good news for parents who have a tough time holding their kids steady for flu shots. The new nasal spray flu vaccine is available as of Monday, meaning no blood curdling screams. Kids aged 2 to 17 years can take the mist instead of the traditional injection, which will provide broader protection against four flu viruses instead of the usual three. The nasal mist is not available to adults, but injections are also available beginning on October 26th.