Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network told Yahoo Canada News there is a big swirl of a polar vortex on its way that is bringing cold temperatures to much of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. “The big story is it’s really winter asserting itself for practically the whole nation,” Scott said. According to Scott, southern Ontario, particularly around Toronto, will see wind chills at -20 C or even -30 C as we head into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Read More »
Jeff Sturch drilled a hole through his house to install a charger for an electric car that he may never see. The Toronto-area man is one of many Tesla customers affected by the Ontario government's sudden end to an incentive program for electric and hydrogen vehicles. Sturch was counting on a $14,000 rebate from the province when he opened his wallet for a down payment on a Tesla Model 3 last year.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - "Fight on, don't despair": the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave complex described on Wednesday how they survived on nothing but dripping water, and even tried to dig their way out. The Wild Boars team were making their first public appearance after the long ordeal, waving, smiling and offering Thai traditional "wai" greetings on a national TV broadcast. One of the boys, 14-year-old Adul Sam-on recalled the moment when two British divers found the trapped group on July 2, squatting in a flooded chamber several kilometers within the cave complex.
Justin Trudeau will shuffle his front benches Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year's election. The shuffle appears designed to ensure deft communicators are well-placed to spell out the government's positions and defend policies on hot political issues leading up to the 2019 election campaign. Insiders have indicated there's a possibility Ottawa will appoint a minister dedicated to seniors, a post that existed in past federal cabinets.
New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant has invited the rest of Canada's premiers to join him on his home turf in Bouctouche, N.B., on Wednesday morning, as three days of interprovincial talks get underway. The first gathering of the Council of the Federation will take place at Pays de la Sagouine, a replica Acadian village where most — but not all — of the premiers will meet with the national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and the president of the Native Women's Association of Canada, two organizations representing Indigenous people living off-reserve. Three other Indigenous leaders declined the premiers' invitation for the second year in a row.
The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbours have evacuated. For Mustawkima, a Rohingya woman who fled Myanmar for the refugee camps of neighbouring Bangladesh, there is no other option.
The Borden Park natural pool has been plagued by its own popularity. Only 980 swimmers are allowed in the pool per day to ease the pressure on the natural filtration system, a bricolage of sand and granite filters aided by aquatic plants, such as reed grass and pond lilies. "Since we are a natural swimming pool, our facility and our filtration system - since it's still in its infancy - can only handle so many individuals," said Cindy Schlosser, facility manager at the pool.
Shorts in the office, sandals in the boardroom — with heat warnings hitting many parts of British Columbia, some are questioning what's appropriate to wear in the office while still beating the weather. JJ Lee, fashion writer and author of The Measure of the Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and Suit, is adamant that clothing concessions need to made as temperatures rise. Fashion and function alike, there is a line when it comes to showing skin though, regardless of gender.
By Julia Love MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday that it has invested more than $500 million in Mexico since it launched there in 2013, underscoring the country's importance to the ride-hailing firm as it faces new competition. As Uber confronts regulatory battles in Europe and heightened competition in Asia and the United States, Mexico, Latin America's second-biggest economy, represents an opportunity for the company to establish a secure foothold in a major market. Uber also said it will remodel its Mexican support centers in addition to giving riders in Mexico the option to tip drivers through its mobile app.
The US president says he was in the dark about why he faced a backlash over his summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Can changing one word fix that? The BBC's Anthony Zurcher examines Donald Trump's explanation.
Health officials are warning Victoria residents to be mindful of "extremely toxic" mushrooms spotted in the city earlier than usual. Death cap mushrooms have been spotted in the Uplands and Cedar Hill areas, Island Health said in a statement, adding they can cause illness or even death if they're ingested. "The toxin is absolutely destructive to the human liver," Island Health chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick told All Points West host Jason D'Souza.
By Elias Glenn BEIJING (Reuters) - An American professor and vocal critic of Beijing's censorship said he had lost his job at the prestigious Peking University and is leaving China. Christopher Balding, who had taught for the past nine years at Peking University's HSBC School of Business in Shenzhen, said in a blog post (https://bit.ly/2uuLnuv) on Tuesday that the school had not renewed his contract.
Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years. Williams' post says that for years she has dedicated herself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to seek help. The 37-year-old Williams was a core member of Destiny's Child, the trio with Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland that sat atop the R&B world from 1997 to 2006.
U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will bring. A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday in southwest Detroit. The six-lane, cable-stayed Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River is expected to provide direct connections to existing highway networks in Windsor and Detroit.
Moncton's mayor was handed what she called the '$113-million key' to the city's downtown events centre Tuesday, the symbolic end to years of research and construction. While posing for photos, Mayor Dawn Arnold then handed the key off to the building's general manager, Nick DeLuco, before leading officials and reporters inside the 8,800-seat centre along Main Street.
A Winnipeg family is looking for answers on how their little sister ended up in the hospital with a severe head injury. Police sent out a media release on Friday with Renee Green's picture, saying she may have been the victim of an assault on or before April 23. "I don't think it was possibly assaulted, I think she was assaulted," said Green's sister Chickadee, who does not want her last name used, because no arrests have been made in the case.
A Saint Andrews woman is raising concerns about the decline of Katy's Cove, a beach owned by the company that owns the Algonquin Resort. Until two years ago, the beach had lifeguards on duty, swimming lessons and a canteen, and the beach and grassy area were crowded and well-maintained, she said. "Not surprising" said Pedersen-Mjannes, "as the water in the enclosed swimming area looked extremely unappealing.
A Toronto police officer has been suspended after allegedly leaking information about a "potential risk" in the Greater Toronto Area that was investigated last week, authorities said Tuesday. Uncorroborated information about a potential risk led the force to increase its presence in the city's downtown core on Thursday, but police simultaneously urged the public not to avoid the neighbourhood that includes attractions like the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre, sparking confusion and concern among some locals. The officer who was suspended with pay is being investigated by the force's Professional Standards unit and is accused of sharing information regarding Thursday's situation with someone outside the force, said police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray.
The dean of medicine at Memorial University says she's committed to establishing a safe and respectful work environment in the wake of a report that found issues with sexual harassment and bullying within the faculty. In an interview with CBC News on Tuesday, Margaret Steele said she's taking the 39 recommendations of an independent review of intimidation, bullying, harassment and sexuality at MUN's medical school very seriously. "I think the important thing is we want to have a culture that is free of intimidation of harassment and sexual harassment," said Steele.
Whitehorse's housing crunch is creating challenges for the Yukon government, as it scrambles to recruit staff for the new Whistle Bend continuing care facility opening this year. The new 150-bed Whistle Bend facility is scheduled to open in October. The government is working to hire about 250 people as new staff.
"The syrup consists just of sugar so you can imagine if you fed your children sugar all winter long what the outcome would be, versus if you fed them something like a fruit smoothie that had additional things like proteins and amino acids — a more complete meal," she said on the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday. The scientist is working in Lethbridge to develop new recipes that include proteins, vitamins and easily digestible sugars for the buzzing insects so essential to pollinating crops and plants.
Pet owners prepare to laugh and be amazed as this is one video that should not be missed! In this video, meet Bella - the Belgian Malinois! According to her owner, "I've had this toy made for Belbecause she eats too fast when I put food in her bowl. Also because she has a lot of energy, her breed is extremely intelligent, she has a big will to please, and she wants to play all the time!" Watch Bella in action as she attempts to beat the game for a few treats!
The annual garden party at Government House had a new host this year. Antoinette Perry was appointed P.E.I.'s lieutenant governor last October, so this was her first experience with the garden party held every year at Fanningbank. Tuesday's event featured music from the Great George Street Brass Band, under the direction of Ron Murphy, as well as refreshments and of course, garden scenery.