"We're hoping people get the message to slow down when you see a school bus, stop when its red lights are on. Last April, the province's school boards association reported there were approximately 1,100 incidents province wide in which drivers failed to stop for a school bus that had its red lights flashing and stop sign deployed. "It's something that we all have experienced on our highways here in Nova Scotia, all police officers have come close to being struck while performing their duties," said Hutchinson.
Some of Canada's leading climate change scientists are fighting to keep the country's northernmost research station in operation. The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) in Eureka, Nunavut, tracks atmospheric data that no other research station can, given its High Arctic latitude, only 1,110 kilometres from the North Pole. There, researchers study ozone depletion, and how the thawing Arctic is contributing to climate change, as well as other polar science.
Making a pitch to attract an e-commerce giant is usually the domain of big cities, but Maritime First Nations are being encouraged to "never say never" and mount an effort to attract Amazon to Canada's East Coast. Bernd Christmas, former CEO of Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton, floated the idea of making a pitch earlier this month. As CEO of Gitpo S.T.O.R.M.S., a firm that offers management and technical support to Indigenous peoples, he has discussed the concept of Maliseet and Mi'kmaq communities in the Maritimes putting together a joint proposal for Amazon.
Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta had Hollywood star Lauren Hutton bobbing her head to hip-hop on Saturday as it showed off a playful, nightclub-ready collection heavy on jewels, mirrors and fringe. The venerable Venetian outfit transformed a warren of rooms and halls at the 19th century Palazzo Archinto -- now a school -- into a sprawling runway at Milan fashion week. The co-ed Spring/Summer 2018 collection featured airy shirt-dresses, fringe strung with tiny glass beads and several slinky floor-length dresses covered in rhinestones.
"I put the sticker on the place it was supposed to go and it was the last one, so I thought, 'Oh my God, did I really just get all six of these,'" said Thomas. "I know what the tracking code would have been on that winning sticker.
According to Environment Canada, Saturday's daytime high is expected to reach 29 C, with the humidity making it feel as hot as 37 C. If both of those marks are hit, Ottawa would break records that date to 1961 and 2010, respectively. First, the City of Ottawa considers the summer beach season over, so there won't be any lifeguards on duty.
It's not often that long-dormant publications come to life again, especially today as print media everywhere is under siege. The Shakat Journal is back in print, 26 years after it folded. The journal was originally launched in 1980 by Ye Sa Ta Communications, the Indigenous society that also published the now-defunct Yukon Indian News.
Melanie Zukowski has always found it easier to express herself through song than in words, so when she found herself grappling with loneliness due to a husband constantly away in the military, she decided to use her voice to create a kind of family of her own.
Mike Buhler, also known as the Beer Thief, is one of the organizers of the Craft Beer Attraction taking place at the St. John's Curling Club beginning Friday. "It's a great opportunity to find something you've never found, or try a style you've never seen, a new brewery you've never heard of, and find your new favourite beer," he said. Local breweries like Port Rexton, Quidi Vidi, YellowBelly and Mill Street will all be taking part in the event, as well as others from across the country and around the world.
John Thomas, Sarah Chang and Lexi Forsythe all grew up in English-only homes and learned what they know of French through immersion or regular language classes. Thomas, a native of Newfoundland, said he has been speaking French — but not fluently — for about 10 years and is completing his master's in French at the all-French campus in Moncton. "In order to call myself a Canadian, I need to speak French," Thomas said in an interview with Information Morning Moncton.
Edmundston has bid farewell to its very own Lancaster bomber, one of the last survivors of a celebrated Second World War fleet and a landmark in the area for more than 50 years. Residents gathered Wednesday for a small ceremony to commemorate the Lancaster KB 882 before the start of the aircraft's long journey to Trenton, Ont., where it will be featured at the National Air Force Museum of Canada. "It's a mixed feeling, obviously," Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard said during the ceremony.
The city is researching what regions of Ottawa have the greatest need for early years centres and found a dearth of services that cater to the specific needs of Indigenous families. "The demands for both childcare and early years services that are culturally appropriate far exceed what is available in the system right now," said Clara Freire, the manager of partner and stakeholder initiatives for the city.
A Halifax heritage advocate says there should be a moratorium on demolition permits during the creation of any new conservation districts. Larry Haiven says city planners started working on the Old South Suburb Heritage Conservation District in 2015. Since then, seven buildings within the proposed boundaries have either already been torn down or are facing demolition.
Workers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. The sculptor, Salavat Shtsherbakoff, has acknowledged his mistake," the state-supported Russian Military History Society, which backed the monument, told TASS news agency Friday. The erroneous drawing was of an StG44 -- for Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle), a name reputedly conferred by Hitler himself.
You don't have to look far back into Canada's political history books to find scandal. Some politicians bounce back from those scandals, though, while some don't — and a pair of political experts say it's not a simple task to determine why. Michael Atkinson, a professor at University of Saskatchewan's Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, said most of the literature on scandals is built on intense scrutiny of particular instances and attempts to wring general conclusions from individual cases.
A Toronto councillor is warning the city has fewer paramedics with advanced life support (ALS) skills working these days, but Canada's largest ambulance service says if you have an emergency you're still in good hands. Jim Karygiannis, who represents Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, recently spent several days with paramedics and says he heard numerous concerns, ranging from the number of advanced life support crews operating in the city to the quality of the uniforms and equipment the city is issuing to paramedics. CBC Toronto has also reported on serious issues with the $17 million Kronos scheduling system, which the city is working to fix.
In a small dark room in North End Halifax, an audience sits in a circle, their chairs facing inward as four actors move around them reciting lines. Sabo has spent her life counselling people at the end of their lives, researching and teaching palliative care. But she became frustrated when her students weren't connecting with the material through lectures and other traditional teaching methods.
By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Two journalists from Myanmar, who had been detained in Bangladesh while reporting on the influx of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, have been released on bail, a police official said on Saturday. The journalists, Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat, were detained in early September in the Cox's Bazar border region of Bangladesh, where refugees are arriving from Myanmar to escape a military offensive against insurgents.
The event helps to gather important information on fall species in P.E.I., while raising funds to secure their habitat, according to the event's Facebook page. This Saturday evening from 7:30 to 11:45 p.m. at the Stratford Town Hall, join in the traditional Indian festival of Navrati. Find out more on the event's Facebook page.
By Paresh Dave and William Schomberg SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber's bid to stay on the roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers for help when it locks horns with regulators. London's transport authorities stunned the powerful U.S. start-up on Friday when they deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service for safety reasons and stripped it of its license from Sept. 30, although it can operate while it appeals. Uber immediately urged users in London to sign a petition that said the city authorities had "caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice".
South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea, just 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) northwest of where the North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, according to an official from Seoul's Korea Meteorological Administration.
The Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop — on the Expo Line — have reopened after a nearby fire closed it for six hours on Saturday. According to TransLink, the fire was on City Parkway between 102 and 104 Avenues, and heavy smoke blew into the station. During the closure, the Millennium and Canada Lines were unaffected.
A piece of heritage in a southwestern Manitoba town went up in flames after a fire destroyed three of Virden's brick-facade heritage buildings Saturday morning. The buildings on Seventh Avenue were built more than a century ago, said Virden Maryor Jeff McConnell. The fire started in one building that housed an electronics store and spread to two adjacent buildings. McConnell said the fire broke out around 5 a.m. When he arrived, the fire had destroyed the top half of the two-storey building where the fire started and thick, black smoke billowed from the centre, where firefighters were pumping water in an effort to save the adjacent buildings.
Nathan Lewis, 32, has lived in the same house in Armdale his whole life, having assumed ownership from his parents last year. Almost three months after his original request, Lewis said he hasn't been contacted and is still waiting.