It has been predicted by meteorologists and forecasters for months, most of Canada will experience a particularly cold and snowy winter. 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.Read More »
You'll be at a royal wedding, after all. While the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be a lower key affair than those of Will and Kate, guests at St. George's Chapel will still be expected to follow church and royal protocol, or at the very least basic British tradition, etiquette pros said. The invitations to 600 guests described the high church dress code thusly: For men, military uniforms, morning coats or lounge suits, otherwise known as business suits in not-wacky colours .
With the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project still in limbo, another major pipeline project is awaiting a do-or-die decision by regulators in Minnesota, with a key report on the future of Enbridge's Line 3 expected today. The federal cabinet gave the green light to both Trans Mountain and Line 3 — the largest project in the history of Enbridge — on the same day in November 2016. If Enbridge fails to secure a state permit and route approval, Line 3 could join the list of other major natural resources projects approved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that have failed to launch.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have arrived at London's St. Mary's Hospital to meet their new baby brother. Prince William left the hospital Monday afternoon and returned half an hour later with his two elder children. George, who is 4, wore the navy blue shorts and sweater of his school uniform, and ignored the waiting media and well-wishers.
As plans move ahead for a new entity to take over Manitoba Hydro's energy efficiency programs, the Crown corporation's top boss is warning the Pallister government an edict to cut advertising for Hydro's Power Smart initiatives could spell the end of two programs, and lead to job losses in the province. In a letter obtained by CBC, Kelvin Shepherd told a government official that these energy efficiency programs are on shaky financial ground and cuts to advertising could send at least one partner company packing to greener pastures in Alberta. The letter was in response to an April 3 letter from Grant Doak, the deputy minister of Crown Services, which directed Hydro to cease all non-essential advertising for Power Smart, as it transitions from an initiative under Hydro to a new Crown corporation, Efficiency Manitoba.
When first announced, in response to a petition signed by thousands of Quebecers, the inquiry was mandated to look at issues of racism in the sectors of employment, health, education, social services and housing. In all, 31 community groups signed up to take part.
Nine people are dead after a vehicle ran into pedestrians at the Yonge and Finch area of Toronto. Toronto Police have confirmed an additional 16 people have been injured by the white van. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said it has received 10 patients from the scene, two were pronounced dead upon arrival. Police have confirmed the van has been located and the driver has been arrested.
Liberal MP Francis Drouin says an allegation has been made against him following an incident at the party's convention in Halifax this weekend. Drouin, a 34-year-old MP from eastern Ontario, was described earlier this year as a rising star in the Liberal Party, with a firm grip on the agriculture file and standing as the most-lobbied backbencher on Parliament Hill. In a statement released to the media and sent to Liberal MPs and staff Sunday, Drouin said he wanted to address "reports of an incident" in Halifax.
The Indian Act has been around nearly as long as Canada and has shaped the lives of Indigenous people by giving the federal government the power to determine their identity, governance and livelihoods, says an Indigenous author. Bob Joseph, author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, says the Act is long overdue for a change. The Indian Act is, of course, an expansive piece of policy.
"It is shocking," said Diane MacSporran, chair of the Parent Advisory Council at Eagle Mountain Middle School, which is in the Village of Anmore, at the edge of the border with Port Moody. Most of the homes in Anmore are single family developments with ample room for a house and a septic tank.
Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine's foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally — for Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin to deliver that message to her G7 counterparts.
By Samuel Shen and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese funds have slashed valuations of ZTE Corp after the United States banned American companies from selling components to the telecoms equipment maker for seven years, a move ZTE said threatened its very survival. The U.S. action last week was sparked by ZTE's violation of an agreement reached after it was caught illegally shipping U.S. goods to Iran. American companies are estimated to provide 25-30 percent of the components used in ZTE's equipment.
James Shaw Jr disarmed a gunman who killed four people in a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee. In a press conference, he explained what went through his mind when it happened.
Immigrants and refugees may not realize the extent of Canada's cold weather — what to wear and how to deal with freezing temperatures. Fortunately, there are programs and events to help newcomers adapt and prepare for long winters. A 2016 survey of 600 Muslims living in Canada by Environics Institute for Survey Research, shows that 31 per cent said that the cold weather was their least favourite thing about the country.
By Emma Rumney LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial firms need to pull together to fight cyber crime, working with government and law enforcement to attack criminals' infrastructure and put them out of business, a report by KPMG and industry body UK Finance said on Monday. The report argues the growing threat cyber crime poses to the financial sector cannot be countered just by spending more money, and that a revamped approach is needed. This includes working together and with governments and law enforcement to render the markets, tools and systems cyber criminals use ineffective, it said.
Saskatchewan volunteer firefighters gathered this past weekend for training and to learn how to deal with the stress that comes from responding to critical incidents. This weekend's annual Spring Fire School happened to be scheduled in Nipawin, near the scene of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that has claimed the lives of 16 people. "That's part of why I'm here: being ready for it if something like that happened in my community," said Ross Deptuch, the captain of the Rosthern Fire Department.
Motorists driving on B.C.'s Coquihalla Highway were treated to a bizarre sight this afternoon when a small airplane landed on the highway median. Debra Sharkey was driving from Vancouver to Kamloops when she witnessed the Mustang II flying low above the highway approximately 10 km south of Merritt. "Traffic was a little loud, so I hollered at him and asked him if he was okay and he replied, 'Yes, I'm fine,'" Sharkey told Kamloops radio station CFJC.
Dozens of auto sector workers protested at Queen's Park Sunday against historic changes to Ontario's personal emergency leave they claim unfairly punishes them.
The Fraser Institute has released its rankings for elementaryschools in B.C. — but one educator has criticized them as misleading.
The head of Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it will scrutinize contracts between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and restaurants that use its food delivery app Uber Eats. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Sunday several restaurateurs were disgruntled with contract terms they said left them, and not Uber, responsible for late deliveries despite being charged by Uber for the service. "Certainly, we'll have a look at it," Rod Sims, head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, told ABC radio on Monday when asked about the report.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory joined hundreds gathered at the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto Sunday afternoon to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide. "More than 100 years later, it is so important for us to keep the memory of all of those who were displaced, deported and killed alive in our hearts and our minds," Wynne said. The killing of more than 200 Armenian intellectuals on April 24, 1915 is regarded as the start of the massacre that is widely viewed by historians as the first genocide of the 20th century, in which they estimate 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered.
Rapid temperature changes caused flooding in rural areas of Strathcona County over the weekend. The county's manager of transportation infrastructure, Ryan Wilson, said the spring melt happens every year, but this year, it's different. Wilson said water levels started to rise on Friday, with melting happening quickly due to high temperatures and rain on Saturday.
A Dartmouth, N.S., woman still reeling from her husband's recent death is now facing added stress after tax-preparation company H&R Block mistakenly declared her dead. It's a situation the H&R Block district manager in Halifax acknowledges has happened before to others, and the company says it moved to rectify the mistake with Bull as quickly as it could. Bull's husband of 43 years, Gerry, died Jan. 13.
Mike Cavanagh describes bright, open, neo-industrial-style apartments as he stands in a south-facing room overlooking the harbour in the former Salvation Army shelter on St. James Street in Saint John. The developer takes possession of the five-storey brick and steel building this week. Gone will be dozens of tiny, dorm-style rooms, which are being replaced by 25 large, open apartments that could rent for up to $1,700 a month.
If you've been parking for free at one of the Line 1 extension parking lots to take the TTC to work, be prepared to pay up this morning. The transit authority said it offered the over 2,800 free parking spaces since the stations opened on Dec. 17 last year as "a courtesy" to allow TTC riders to get familiar with the options.
From Nato to the Paris climate deal, and even strikes against Syria, Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have not always seen eye-to-eye. Now Macron is Trump's guest at his first state dinner.