Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, said she understands the fears of young immigrants after they shouted her down Monday at an event where she planned to drum up support for legislation that would grant legal status to immigrants like them. "Dreamers" is a nickname used for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas. "I understand the fear that they have," Pelosi said.
The inclusion of the phrase Islamophobia in a hotly debated motion passed by the House of Commons last year was meant as an example of forms of racism, the Liberal MP who sponsored the proposal said Monday. Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons heritage committee that her motion calling for parliamentarians to condemn Islamophobia and for a study on systematic racism and religious discrimination was about the study itself that began Monday. "It uses the example of Islamophobia to make a larger point about the problem of all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination — that we have to find ways to tackle that broad problem in Canada as a whole," Khalid said.
Amateur astronomers in Yukon have hit on a bright idea to try to boost winter tourism — "dark sky" designations for two of the territory's larger parks.
Four Canadian provinces have been labelled as having a "severe" affordability problem when it comes to rental housing. A survey from rental site Rentseeker found that rents are too high for incomes in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario. All other provinces and territories were rated as having "poor" affordability, except for the Northwest Territories ("moderate") and Nunavut ("satisfactory").
Fort Langley, B.C., got its own rainbow crosswalk Friday morning but within hours of the paint drying, it was defaced. Elaine Brewer-White, an artist who spearheaded the campaign to get the rainbow crosswalk, said it's disappointing after a year-long process to get the crosswalk painted. Brewer-White said the community had rallied for a rainbow crosswalk, an increasingly common municipal feature meant to celebrate LGBT pride, inclusion and diversity.
Police say they were forced to shoot and kill a moose that had been wandering through Petawawa, Ont., Monday after it charged a conservation officer. At around 8:30 a.m., officers with the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a bull moose roaming through a local subdivision. Over the morning, the moose made its way across Petawawa Boulevard, a busy main street, and gradually grew "distressed, exhausted and overheated," OPP said in a release.
City council approved an increase to Windsor's basement flooding subsidy program that will make more money available for homeowners, but could add "significant delays" to the process.
Lois Smedick was a scholar, former president and board member at the Art Gallery of Windsor and volunteer in countless community organizations. On September 13, the woman many called a "champion" of Windsor's arts community, died of West Nile virus. On Friday, the Windsor-Essex County Heath Unit reported a third person in the region had died of West Nile virus. Mastin said that Smedick had been of sound mind and spirit the past few weeks before she became sick.
HMCS St. John's and its 220 crew members are being forced to leave a humanitarian mission in Turks and Caicos as another hurricane approaches the already devastated Caribbean islands. Hurricane Maria, following on the path of Hurricanes Irma and Jose, is strengthening as it heads toward the Caribbean and Atlantic coast. "We're keeping a close eye on the movement of now-Hurricane Maria, which will arrive here in the next 72 to 96 hours or so.
The jury in the trial for Gregory Collicutt, accused of dangerous driving causing death, has been sequestered, after closing arguments from both Crown and defence attorneys on Monday admitted to flawed cases. Closing arguments were presented at Supreme Court in Summerside Monday afternoon. Collicutt, 27, is accused of dangerous driving causing the death of Dorothy Mayhew, 67, at the intersection of Routes 10 and 1-A in Central Bedeque, P.E.I., in 2015.
A Vancouver doctor is backing Ottawa's proposed tax changes for small business owners, calling on the need for a more equitable tax system. Dr. Robert Woollard, a family practitioner and professor in UBC's Faculty of Medicine, is one of 280 doctors who have signed a petition that says the tax revenue gained in closing off loopholes for incorporated practices would pour money back into the health-care system and fund social programs. Finance Minister Bill Morneau's announcement in July — which is still under consultation — has drawn condemnation from doctors who argue the changes would affect their livelihoods.
Two men from Winnipeg, MB, have been fined nearly $15,000 in total for various fishing violations, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) said Monday. One of the men was also fined $500 for fishing without a licence, and both have been prohibited from fishing in Ontario for two years. In a media release, the MNRF said the case was heard in Kenora court on August 28.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer went head-to-head in the House of Commons over the government’s recent small business tax plan. Trudeau says Scheer “does not understand” the Liberal proposal.
Atlantic Lottery Corporation was back online in the early hours of Monday morning, a little ahead of schedule following a weekend shutdown to upgrade its computer systems. ALC CEO Brent Scrimshaw said the upgrades will allow for new games that are becoming popular in the marketplace. "Our players are looking for products that are skill-based, entertaining and interactive," Scrimshaw told CBC's Island Morning Monday.
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction, as it aims to stave off further EU antitrust fines, four people familiar with the matter said. Google is under pressure to come up with a big initiative to level the playing field in comparison shopping, but its proposal was roundly criticized by competitors as inadequate, the sources said. Google has already been fined a record 2.4 billion euros ($2.9 bln) by the European Commission for favoring its own service, and could face millions of euros in fresh fines if it fails to treat rivals and its own service equally.
Food bank visits in Canada's most populous city are back up to levels seen after the last recession hit the country, with a spike in the number of seniors accessing their services in the last year, according to a report released Monday. The Daily Bread Food Bank's annual report shows that there were nearly one million food bank visits in Toronto between April last year and March this year. It also says people are relying on food banks longer than before with the average length increasing to 24 months in 2017, up from 12 months in 2010.
The 2017 forest fire season meant Kamloops had its smokiest summer ever, according to Environment Canada. A meteorologist says the city's local record for highest number of hours in a summer with low visibility — meaning hours where it was difficult to see more than 9.7 kilometres in the distance — was broken by a wide margin thanks to wildfire smoke. Lundquist says visibility is a good indicator of how much particulate matter is in the air.
The new president of the Alberta Medical Association is a football-loving pediatrician and sports medicine doctor who says the province needs to recruit more physicians to work in a rural areas and a new health information system to help caregivers treat their patients. Dr. Neil Cooper said these are some of the biggest challenges the province must tackle to improve the health-care system. Cooper said a committee is already working on how to ensure that rural and remote areas of the province have enough physicians.
For at least four hours Saturday night, there was not a single Ottawa ambulance available to respond to medical emergencies in the city, nearly doubling the longest period of what paramedics call "level zero" last year. Sources confirm Ottawa was at level zero from around 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. Last year, the longest Ottawa was without an available ambulance was 2.5 hours, according to a CBC analysis of ambulance response times.
Fewer than 2,000 people forced from their homes due to wildfires in northern Manitoba remain in southern Manitoba after more than 1,300 were flown home over the weekend. "I'm glad to go home to my own reserve," said Josephine Taylor, from Garden Hill.
Author Madeline Thien knows how it feels to be nominated for Canada's biggest literary prize. Thien's novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing was last year's winner of the prestigious literary prize, and as such she was invited to announce this year's Giller long list. "It's very important to us … that we represent all of Canada." said Michelle Kadarusman, the Giller Prize's submissions manager, at the museum.
Chatham-Kent council has agreed to modify a controversial crosswalk in Wallaceburg. In September, a four-way stop at Murray Street and Reaume Avenue was replaced by two stop signs and a flashing, pedestrian-activated crosswalk signal. "Within the first two hours of them taking the four way stop signs down, there was two accidents," Wallaceburg resident Krystal Gyuricaza told CBC News.
A worker who fell two floors to his death at Toronto's Eaton Centre on Friday was installing stairs for a store, says the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The ministry said in an email on Monday that the worker was one of two who fell from the second floor.
"It was a wonderful victory," volunteer Mary Boyd said. The group won its category by more than 4,000 votes, winning $15,000 to preserve the 1772 estate in Tracadie, P.E.I., where Capt. John MacDonald brought the first Scottish Catholic settlers to P.E.I. "We want to say thanks to all the people that faithfully, every evening signed up and supported Glenaladale," Boyd said.
Several passengers on the ferries that sail to and from Bell Island refused to leave their vehicles Monday once onboard, causing hours of delays. Police were called to the terminal in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's and other ferry passengers fumed as the ferry — which was supposed to depart at 11:15 a.m. for Bell Island — didn't budge. "All ferry services in the province require that passengers vacate their vehicles before the vessel is permitted to sail and until the vessel is safely berthed," according to the statement.