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 »
Osmond scored a season-best score of 78.87 in the short program putting her within striking distance of the Olympic Athlete from Russia's Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva for gold. Thompson looks to defend her Olympic gold medal just four months after tearing her ACL and MCL. Despite not skiing all season, the three-time overall World Cup champion posted the fastest time in the seeding round.
An architecture firm from Toronto will do the design work for a major renovation to the Daniel J. MacDonald building, the head office of Veterans Affairs Canada in downtown Charlottetown. Charlottetown MP Sean Casey announced Thursday morning the $3.3-million contract was awarded to NORR Architects and Engineers. The renovations will include reduction of the greenhouse gases emitted by the building.
The owner of Last Mountain Distillery says he feels validated as a local outfit after winning a handful of hardware at the Canadian Whisky Awards. Owner and distiller Colin Schmidt spoke about the success at the distillery site on Thursday as Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart joined him to relay congratulations on behalf of the province.
Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old. Aglukark said he lived across the street from her in Rankin Inlet. It was there he assaulted her and took pictures of her with a Polaroid camera, Aglukark testified.
Classical music enthusiasts in Windsor-Essex will soon be able to sip a drink and munch a snack within arms reach of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Robert Franz debuted musical samples of the symphony's new season Thursday, which will include shows such as West Side Story in Concert, Mozart's Requiem, Fiddlin' Around featuring fiddler Caitlin Warbelow and Witches and Wizards: The Music of Harry Potter.
Three new recovery centres will soon open in B.C.'s Interior in memory of Brandon Jansen, who died of a fentanyl overdose while staying in a treatment centre. The Brandon Jansen Foundation — which was started by Brandon's mother, Michelle Jansen, five months after his death in March 2016 — will open its first centre on March 1 in Penticton, B.C. According to his mom, it was the twelfth facility he had attended for his drug addiction.
Federal NDP MP Erin Weir says he remains in the dark about any specific allegations of harassment against him, despite the party's deadline for complaints having come and gone. "I do not know of any specific complaint against me," Weir told The Canadian Press in an email on Thursday. The Saskatchewan MP was temporarily suspended from his duties earlier this month after caucus colleague Christine Moore alleged that Weir had engaged in harassing behaviour towards women, including party staff members.
Six municipalities have already signed on to have their wastewater surveyed for drug traces, but Saskatoon and Regina have yet to be contacted by the federal government or Statistics Canada. The national data collector is attempting to measure the production, consumption and distribution of non-medicinal cannabis, which will be made legal later this year. It all depends on the waste treatment plant infrastructure," said Tony Peluso, assistant director of Statistics Canada.
The Stanley Park Ecology Society is rolling out a seasonal workshop meant to give people a whole new way to appreciate the park. For example, the taste of western hemlock — not to be confused with the poisonous water hemlock — is sour and very similar to the taste of lemons. "We can have these Stanley Park cocktails that are completely different from any of the ingredients that we've had to import from really far away," said Celina Starnes, public education and outreach manager with the society.
Calgary playwright Dale Lee Kwong never came out to her dad. Instead, she wrote Ai Yah! Sweet and Sour Secrets, about how that emotionally-charged moment might have unfolded. The comedy, set on Chinese New Year's, features a quartet of characters: Jade (Kelsey Verzotti), her girlfriend Jennifer (Jamie Matchullis) and Jade's parents, Charlie (Ben Wong) and Lillian (Chantelle Han), all of whom come together for a Chinese New Year celebration unlike any other.
In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Florida high school, the head of the powerful National Rifle Association has delivered a combative speech. Here are seven of the things Wayne LaPierre blamed.
Four or five times a week, artist Peter Evans seeks out spectacular views in the valleys and hills around Kamloops, B.C., in the province's arid Interior.
The Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is receiving more funding from Ottawa and the province to continue its community-based justice programs. The confederacy and federal and provincial governments have reached a five-year funding agreement worth $600,000 to continue providing support for defendants as well as victims, families and members in the Indigenous community.
Between the leaky ceiling, rats, and occasional squatters in the staircase, the two-storey apartment building in Montreal's Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood had its share of problems. Proulx said the rental board is notoriously slow, which leaves tenants with no compensation and nowhere to go in the meantime.
"It's not ever going to be a place where people gather in seats for entertainment or sport, period," said Cartmell. A report released last week and presented Thursday to executive committee recommends taking a year to hold consultations to come up with a concept for the future of the coliseum site.
Nova Scotia's education minister met with the head of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union on Thursday to try to resolve a dispute over the province's plans to implement recommendations in an education consultant's report, but parents remain worried about the threat of illegal job action by the union. Both the Education Department and the teachers union have agreed to keep what was discussed at Thursday's meeting confidential. On Tuesday, 93 per cent of the union's public school members voted and 82.5 per cent supported illegal job action, which means nearly 77 per cent of eligible teachers voted to strike.
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Natalie Langan says although it had been awhile since she spoke with her brother, she'll always remember him for his uncanny sense of humour and hardworking attitude. Justin Langan, 40, was shot in his home on the 1400 block of Pasqua Street on Sunday night during a robbery. "Justin was always my protector.
Al Graham's house is nearly a quarter kilometre from a bend in the Thames River, but that didn't stop water from lapping at his doorstep when the swollen waterway burst its banks this week.
On Wednesday afternoon, Patrick Brown was cleared to run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. Brown had previously held the role before he was forced to step down last month over allegations of sexual misconduct. The embattled politician was also criticized after Ontario PC Ontario MPP Randy Hillier called for an investigation into Patrick Brown’s personal finances.
Nova Scotia wants to make the immigration process easier for internationally trained physicians who already have a job offer, as the province continues to deal with a persistent shortage of family doctors. Immigration Minister Lena Diab said Thursday that a new stream has been approved under the provincial nominee program, which seeks skilled immigrants. Diab said the program is aimed at doctors in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.
Private snow plow operators say their days clearing driveways and parking lots are down by half compared to last year. "It's a winter that we never thought we'd get," says Gary Nicholson, co-owner of Dickieson's Snow Removal. Nicholson said 2017-18 has been a lighter season for his staff, who faced much more demanding work and weather conditions in years past.
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc must open its books to early investor Marc Abramowitz, who wants to investigate possible fraud and mismanagement at one of the most highly valued private U.S. companies, a judge ruled on Thursday. Abramowitz sued the secretive company, known for helping the U.S. government track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, after a 2015 falling out with Alexander Karp, the company's chief executive officer. The lawsuit alleged that Palantir wrongly barred Abramowitz and others from selling stock in the privately owned company, while permitting sales by Karp and Chairman Peter Thiel.
Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. The team, led by the dean and an epidemiologist of the university's school of public health, expects to have a preliminary report in three months and a final report in one year. "We will call it as we see it," said Dean Lynn Goldman.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family are currently in India enjoying the tourist sites as well as doing some business, but it’s their outfits that have people talking.