The actor's tweet referenced a police shooting in California, but resurfaced after he discharged a prop gun, killing the film's cinematographer.'How it must feel to wrongfully kill someone' »
As the Toronto Public Library looks to hire significantly more security guards at branches across the city, library workers say it's not enough to curb the widespread harassment and violence they face daily. The board will vote on Monday to request the city hike its security guard budget by $1 million next year to $5 million — up 37 per cent from 2021 and 225 per cent from 2013. The guards enforce COVID-19 rules such as wearing masks, manage lineups and patrol the building, says a staff report t
The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak the policy. In some areas, the reviews are positive. Legalization has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue. There have also been fewer cannabis-related drug convictions among young people. But despite some positive signs, some health experts are concerned that the rapid growth of the industry combined
One of Nova Scotia's largest landlords will likely be able to sidestep newly extended rent controls on a significant portion of its Halifax apartment empire because the cap will continue to allow rents to rise without restriction when one tenant moves out and a new tenant moves in. In recent years, upward of 30 per cent of the units owned countrywide by Killam Apartment REIT are turned over to new tenants annually. In turnovers, Killam often extracts rent increases in the high single digits, acc
The dietitian for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves says he owes some of the credit for his career to his days as the head coach of Mount Saint Vincent University's men's soccer team. Luke Corey attended the Halifax university from 2005-08 and received a degree in applied human nutrition. Having used up his eligibility during his previous degree when he played varsity soccer at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., Corey wanted to remain involved in the sport. He contacted the Mount's men's socce
Israel's deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that the Biden administration may shelve its plan to reopen a U.S diplomatic mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem after Israel voiced opposition to such a move. The Jerusalem consulate was subsumed into the U.S. Embassy that was moved to the contested city from Tel Aviv in 2018 by the administration of former President Donald Trump - a reversal of U.S. policy hailed by Israel and condemned by Palestinians.
Meghan Picerno was back at work after 18 months of pandemic limbo, overjoyed to be singing and dancing again with her "Phantom of the Opera" castmates as they rehearsed for the return of Broadway's longest-running show. As the musical's late October reopening neared, sometimes all Picerno could think about was making it to the first curtain call unscathed by the breakthrough COVID-19 cases that had sidelined vaccinated actors at other shows. Outside long days in a chilly mirror-lined rehearsal studio near New York City's Times Square, Picerno had put herself back on what she called lockdown.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia is set to lift capacity restrictions on gatherings across much of the province Monday, though some say not everyone will be ready to party like it's early 2020 while still wearing a mask. Residents in swaths of the province will be allowed to attend events like hockey games, concerts and weddings without any limits on numbers, but capacity will be capped at 50 per cent in areas where vaccination rates are low, including parts of the Fraser, Northern and Interior heal
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 27 will be an estimated $6 million. The Canadian Press
Fall is upon us, and apart from being mesmerized by the vibrant colours, you'll soon find yourself wondering what to do with all those leaves. People have different ways of dealing with this. Many people just rake them, bag them and then leave them by the roadside to be picked up. Then they're someone else's problem. I've also seen many people opt to blow the leaves off their lawns. This is quick and convenient, but really is just an out-of-sight, out-of-mind method. There are some that use a le
LANGFORD, B.C. — The Victoria-area city of Langford is offering a helping hand to those who have a dream of owning their own home by providing a five per cent down payment on their purchase. Langford is facing a housing affordability crisis like almost every other community in Canada, says Mayor Stew Young, but the city is tapping into the fees it charges developers to build there and using the money to help first-time buyers with a down payment. The program was announced Oct. 19, seeking expres
Ontario has announced its plan to ease public health restrictions by the end of March 2022, but that decision continues to be a topic of debate among the science community. On Friday, the province announced it will begin lifting capacity limits in certain venues Monday before removing all COVID-19 health measures — provided key indicators don't rise significantly — by the end of March 2022. Dr. Doug Manuel, a senior scientist with The Ottawa Hospital and member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Ad
This column is an opinion by Lori Lee Oates, a lecturer at Memorial University. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. The International Energy Agency recently released its Energy Outlook 2021, calling for more ambitious policies on emission reductions at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), beginning in Glasgow, Scotland on Oct. 31, than have been achieved to date. The outlook maintains that for climate targets to be met, the world must achieve
Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have been "better served" if he sought guidance from his party's elder statesmen, but that the current government has failed to reach out to him for advice. "I'm not there, but sometimes I thought that, you know, they would have been better served if they would have looked to have older, experienced people with them," Chrétien said in an interview airing on Rosemary Barton Live on Sunday. Chrétien said he isn't
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada says a worrying number of Ontarians are missing routine vaccinations — and they're pitching a solution. The association is asking that pharmacists be allowed to administer the kinds of free public health immunizations that are usually given only at schools or in doctors' offices or clinics. "We know that 95 per cent of Canadians live within five kilometres of a community pharmacy, so we can really leverage that convenience and proximity… to get mo
MONTREAL — The stretch of the St. Lawrence River where a Montreal firefighter died during a rescue last week has been known for centuries as one of the city’s most treacherous. Today, the Lachine Rapids are mostly an attraction for surfers, sport kayakers and riverside picnickers, but the death of 58-year-old Pierre Lacroix is a reminder that Montreal owes its very existence to their dangerous nature. Lacroix was one of four firefighters who were on a boat that capsized last Sunday night while t
A Sarnia, Ont., maternity ward has had a busy year, with the number of babies born increasing by nearly 100 per cent, according to a Bluewater Health spokesperson. "We've been noticing since April, a slow and steady increase in the number of babies and moms, you know, coming into the maternity unit," said communications manager Julia Oosterman. "We've gone from 60 births a month to 90 births a month and it's continuing to grow, and we're almost at 100 per cent more than where we were." So why is
What did Coun. Catherine McKenney offer to buy to improve Ottawa's ailing transit network? What "major milestone" did the city hit this week in the ongoing battle against COVID-19? And why did the Kemptville, Ont., hospital shut down its ER and cancel X-rays and ultrasounds? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of th
Four free group therapy sessions will be offered to anyone with a fear of needles next month at the University of Ottawa as psychologists hope to help increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate. According to Andrea Ashbaugh, a clinical psychologist and the director of the University of Ottawa's Centre for Psychological Services and Research, about three per cent of the population is diagnosed with a phobia of needles. Many others also suffer from a general fear of needles or injections, and Ashbaugh
After a Grade 10 year with province-wide shifts to virtual learning, Evelyn Jia was eager to be back at school in person this fall. However, the 16-year-old and her peers continue to struggle with their schooling daily, she says, because her Mississauga, Ont., school board has opted for a hybrid learning model: with one teacher simultaneously instructing in-person students and those logging on from home. Teachers fiddling with the additional technology needed for incorporating remote students co
Recent developments: Tackling a fear of needles to increase COVID-19 vaccination rate. What's the latest? Ontario has announced its plan to ease public health restrictions by the end of March 2022, but that decision continues to be a topic of debate among the science community. Four free group therapy sessions will be offered to anyone with a fear of needles next month at the University of Ottawa as psychologists hope to help increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate. Ottawa Public Health reported
Bonnie Stewart, an education professor teaching online pedagogy at the University of Windsor, discusses the challenges of engaging students under a hybrid system.