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.
A British government minister has criticized the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city's transport system. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, backed the move. "At the flick of a pen Sadiq Khan is threatening to put 40,000 people out of work and leave 3.5 million users of Uber stranded," Greg Hands, the government minister for London, wrote on Twitter late on Friday.
There's a lot bubbling under the surface in the new CBC-TV and Netflix miniseries adapted from Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel, inspired by the true story of Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant accused and convicted of murder in 19th century Canada. "You're playing a real person, but then you're playing everybody else's idea of her, so that's where it becomes complicated," said Toronto actress Sarah Gadon, who stars as Grace and has called it the most challenging role of her career.
A flood of natural disasters around the world in the last month has some aid organizations taking a different approach to fundraising to prevent donor fatigue. For weeks, Canadians have been inundated with video of the damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the United States and Caribbean — and two devastating earthquakes in Mexico. With so many disasters in the news right now, there can be a numbing effect for donors, said Kate Bahen, managing director of Charity Intelligence Canada.
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 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.
There was a time when the Evergreen trailer park was on the remote fringes of Edmonton. As Ward 4 candidate Aaron Paquette goes door-to-door in this quiet neighbourhood, residents are telling him about the problems that have resulted from all that growth. Keith Vongrad says the nearby intersection of 18th Street and 153rd Avenue is dangerous because trees and bushes make it hard to see traffic exiting the Henday.
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.
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 City of Vancouver's ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of discarded syringes in city parks has some residents of the Downtown Eastside concerned. Vancouver city council is considering an increased park patrol presence to ensure drug users don't leave needles in public green space. Karen Ward, board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, admits that the needles are a growing public safety concern, but worries that the motions put forward earlier this week could end up causing more harm to people battling addiction.
Ottawa Fire Services was called to the fire at a four-storey office building at 720 Heron Rd. around 6:37 a.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived on scene they could see heavy black smoke billowing from the second floor on the east side of the building, Ottawa Fire Services said in a release. Flames were also visible on the first floor. A Canada Post spokesperson said in an email to CBC News the fire will not impact postal service and that the building was empty at the time of the fire, as it is primarily staffed during the week.
If you have a tree ripe with apples in your backyard or a bursting blueberry patch you aren't planning to pick, there's a group of fruit rescuers ready to pitch in and help you out. The Humber Valley Fruit Rescue Project was started by the Western Environment Centre with the goal of harvesting and distributing surplus fruit in the area. "It's a group of volunteer pickers and volunteer homeowners that work together to take care of the bounty of fruit out there that tends to get wasted," said Becky Shea, project co-ordinator with the Western Environment Centre.
Martin-Hanlon said finding the right clothes growing up wasn't the only tough issue. "When you grow up with a physical disability, you're so entwined with adults for longer than is — I don't like the word 'normal' — but for longer than is normal.
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.
A lobster storage facility on Deer Island, N.B., was destroyed by fire Friday night, despite efforts by volunteer fire departments from surrounding towns and villages that rushed to help battle the blaze. The lobster tank house owned by Paturel International wasn't in use and no one was hospitalized, said Sean Morton, chief of the St. George Fire Department. Fundy Bay, Blacks Harbour and St. George fire departments sent five trucks by ferry to assist Deer Island's fire crews from about 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Potash Corporation Of Saskatchewan Inc has hired Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch to explore selling its 32 percent stake in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM) , Chilean paper La Tercera reported on Saturday. Considering a stake sale comes as Potash Corp moves to merge with fellow fertilizer company Agrium Inc, La Tercera reported, without naming sources. Potash Corp and SQM, one of the world's biggest lithium producers, did not immediately respond to request for comment. Agrium and Potash Corp said on Sept. ...
Researchers have fresh evidence that invasive grass carp are swimming and spawning near the mouth of a river that flows into Lake Erie. Grass carp are one of four Asian carp species threatening the Great Lakes, but they're not as worrisome as the bighead and silver carp, which could devastate fish populations in the lakes. While environmental groups and scientists have put much of their attention on preventing the bighead and silver carp from reaching the lakes, the grass carp already have been found in Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario.
Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth — and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. "Ink" shows how Murdoch revolutionized British journalism, turning the failing Sun newspaper into the country's most influential tabloid through a mix of sin, sensation and sex.
Rachel Smith has a story to tell. The 26-year-old's life has completely changed over the past year after her father was diagnosed with dementia and she moved back home to help her parents deal with her family's new reality. Telling her story and talking to others has helped her to deal with the sudden changes she's encountered, Smith said.
Cari Ann Siemens didn't have any plans to become a stock photo superstar. Montana native Siemens and her photographer husband Jordan, who shoots for , were in Banff a couple of years ago, to do some hiking, biking and camping, when he inadvertently shot the photo that turned his wife into the model of the most downloaded stock photo of 2017. "When we first rolled into Banff, we couldn't even see any of the mountains," said Siemens, on The Calgary Eyeopener.
Indigenous programming has been hampered by a two per cent cap on annual spending increases since the 1990s, while the school-age First Nations population has risen 29 per cent since 1997. Last year, those inequities were criticized by Canada's parliamentary budget officer, who said federal funding for First Nations education was $665 million less than provincial education systems. Reversing that cap was one of the first promises made by Justin Trudeau during last year's election campaign, through a $2.6-billion commitment over four years to boost spending to bring on-reserve students in line with their non-Indigenous counterparts.
Days after Hamzeh Serhan was gunned down in the courtyard of a Caldwell Avenue social housing complex, about a dozen women in the community did something that had not been done before.
As vendors display their wares for eastern P.E.I.'s annual 70-mile yard sale this weekend, you'll find items you love and never want to part with, and others you might want to pick up to re-sell. CBC asked some veteran thrifters and resellers of vintage goods what they advise you never, ever pass up at a yard sale. Katharine MacDonald hasn't missed a 70-Mile Yard Sale weekend since she was 15.