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Sam Tessier and 18 fellow scouts from the Quebec City area had planned for years to visit the Yukon, but a cancelled flight forced the group to camp at the Vancouver airport for more than 24 hours, and the teenagers still haven't reached their destination. After sorting cans and doing volunteer work, the 72e Groupe scout de Cap-Rouge raised $37,000, to put toward their tour. "Since we were six years old, we have been told that we would go on a big trip," Tessier said. "Then, everything sort of f
Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, led by energy shares, as investors returned from a long weekend to buy riskier assets that have been battered by concerns over a global economic slowdown. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 167.50 points, or 0.9%, at 19,028.86. The TSX was closed on Friday for Canada Day.
A man was killed in a collision in Scarborough late Sunday. The two-vehicle crash happened shortly before 11 p.m. in the area of Warden Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while other adults who were passengers in the vehicles were taken to hospital with very serious injuries. Police were not specific about how many people were transported to hospital, however. The crash led to temporary traffic closures in the areas, but roads have since reop
Andreas Mann spent a week of vacation time painstakingly prepping and staining his deck in north Edmonton two years ago. He used a product that came with a four-year guarantee, so he was surprised this fall when he noticed that flakes of the stain were already coming off. By spring, large chunks were gone and it was clear the deck would need to be re-stained. "It's devastating because it's not just the paint and the money, which you're putting in — it's your free time, it's your labour, it's you
A world-renowned graffiti artist has completed a 95 metre high mural on the side of a cement building near Calgary's downtown core. The artist, known as DAIM, used 500 cans of spray paint as part of a downtown renewal project.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Voters started casting ballots on Monday in Papua New Guinea’s general elections to decide the coalition government that will rule one of the South Pacific’s most populous and diverse nations for the next five years. The leading contenders to lead the new government are current Prime Minister James Marape and his predecessor who resigned in 2019, Peter O’Neill. Polling takes weeks and the composition of the government among more than 50 parties contesting 118 seats wil
A memorial bike ride was held Sunday in downtown Vancouver to honour a well-loved cyclist who lost his life in a crash in the West End last week. Agustín Beltrán, 28, was killed in a collision with a dump truck at the intersection of Hornby Street and Pacific Boulevard on Wednesday. Beltrán was a first-year PhD student at the University of British Columbia. He studied environmental and applied microeconomics, according to the university's website. The memorial ride on Sunday started outside the
Two Toronto men have been charged with first-degree murder in last month's shooting death of Jaron Williams, Toronto police say. The men, both 20 years old, were arrested by Montreal police and transferred into the custody of the Toronto Police Service, according to a news release issued Sunday. It did not specify when the pair were arrested. They already appeared in an Ontario Court of Justice and will remain in police custody, the release said. Williams was fatally shot in the area of Lotherto
Two million litres of milk have been thrown away since an indefinite general strike broke out on Wednesday at an Agropur plant in Granby, Que. The labour dispute is forcing dairy farms to sacrifice production by thousands of litres a day. "It's really the fruit of our labour that is being thrown away," said milk farmer Raphael Spani, co-owner of a farm family dairy. Normally, a truck picks up milk produced at Spani's farm and transports it to the Agropur cheese plant on Omer-Deslauriers Street,
Friday was just another gorgeous day at Bannerman Park as dozens of friends and families gathered to relax and have fun in the sun. If you were looking for Canada Day colours, however, you would have noticed more orange shirts peppered throughout the crowd than red. Land Back Fest was an event organized by the Indigenous Action Collective as a followup to last year’s Cancel Canada Day protest at the Colonial Building. While last year’s mood was one of anger and anguish, held at a time when hundr
If a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch, then one self-described good apple is ready to help kick the bad ones out. Kristiyan Todorov of Oakville responded to a March article in MidlandToday, ‘Queries raised over definition of Penetanguishene STR legality’ regarding a public meeting about licensing bylaws for the municipality. “I am an Airbnb operator in Penetanguishene and it seems like a lot of the locals are voicing their opinions,” Todorov said. “However, I'd like to also have my voice hea
A man was killed and another was badly injured in stabbings in Mississauga early Monday, Peel police say. The stabbings happened in a strip mall parking lot in the area of Brittania Road and Hurontario Street shortly before 2:25 a.m. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to a trauma centre for treatment. Police said his injuries are considered non-life threatening. No further information about the men was provided by police on scene. Multiple people were s
There were four armed robberies in the St. John's area over the weekend, said the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in news releases on Sunday and Monday. The first three incidents occurred at three separate businesses on Saturday. In all three incidents, staff reported a male suspect approached with a weapon and demanded cash. In the first incident, the man allegedly fled without getting any cash. In the second and third robberies, the male suspect obtained cash. In all three incidents, the suspe
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has dismissed rumors he plans to resign anytime soon and that he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv after traveling to Canada later this month. Francis also told Reuters in an interview published Monday that the idea “never entered my mind” to announce a planned retirement at the end of the summer, though he repeated he might step down some day as Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI did in 2013. He revealed that his knee trouble, which has caused him to use a wheelchair for over a mo
For the first time in 16 years, Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the national championships in karate over the long weekend. The event brought between 500 and 600 athletes from across the country as well as over 2,000 spectators and officials to the Mary Brown's Centre in St. John's. The event was a success for Karate Newfoundland and Labrador, says president and coach Nathaniel Besso. Besso believes hosting a championship is an important step for the province to instill the passion for the spor
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gathered top employer and labor union representatives at his Berlin office on Monday to seek ways of addressing the impact of rising prices while preventing a spiral of inflation in Europe's biggest economy. The government billed Monday's meeting as the first in a series aimed at finding a broad alliance for solutions as Germany's annual inflation rate stands at 7.6%, close to a half-century high. The head of Germany's central bank was also on the gues
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday the reconstruction of his war-battered country is the “common task of the entire democratic world," as his prime minister laid out a $750 billion recovery plan once invading Russia's guns fall silent. As Russian forces continued their crushing advance in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, Zelenskyy spoke by video message to the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Switzerland about the needs of the country that has been on an
SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds were told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth, and possibly worst, round of flooding in less than a year and a half. Days of torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks, bringing a new flood emergency to parts of the city of 5 million people. “The latest information we have is that there’s a very good chance that the flooding will be wo
Lawmakers and governing bodies aren’t actively ensuring or promoting equitable access for women and girls. Instead, they’ve chosen to target trans women.
JERUSALEM/WARSAW (Reuters) -Israel and Poland have agreed to improve relations that had deteriorated after Warsaw introduced a law last year limiting the ability of Jews to recover World War Two properties, saying on Monday they would mutually restore ambassadors. The move marked a shift for new Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who as foreign minister had denounced as "anti-Semitic and immoral" the bill affecting property seized by Nazi German occupiers and retained by Poland's post-war communist rulers. "It was agreed that relations would be restored to their proper course," said a statement issued by Israeli President Isaac Herzog after he spoke to his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.
PARIS (AP) — “Vladimir .... tell me what your intentions are.” Four days before President Putin ordered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron was making a last-ditch attempt to prevent the war in a key phone call revealed in a French TV documentary. In the rare public recording of a discussion between two world leaders, Macron tries to convince the Russian president to “calm things down” in the region. But all his suggestions reach a dead end on Putin’s side. The French
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League champion Manchester City bought an England midfielder and a controlling stake in an Italian club on Monday. City said it completed the expected signing of Kalvin Phillips, who left his hometown and boyhood club Leeds at age 26 to sign a six-year contract. The value of the transfer was not disclosed though was reported to be 45 million pounds ($55 million). In an emotional message to Leeds fans on social media, Philipps said it had been a privilege to pla
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military government on Monday hosted the first high-level regional meeting since the army took power last year with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations. State broadcaster MRTV reported that Wang met with his colleagues from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam at the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation group meeting held under the theme “Solidarity for Peace and Prosperity” in the central city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Learn how to make this tasty treat with this simple recipe tutorial. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 roll of puff pastry 3 potatoes a pinch of salt a pinch of rosemary 300 grams of spreadable cheese Steps: Cut 3 medium potatoes into thin slices about 1 cm Boil the potatoes for about 5 minutes In a pan, place a roll of puff pastry Pierce it with a fork Spread the potatoes on the puff pastry Salt the potatoes Also add a pinch of rosemary And finally spread 300 grams of spreadable cheese Close the edges of the cake Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes