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.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne — and she was home by suppertime. The duchess and husband Prince William drove to St. Mary's Hospital in London early in the morning, and Kate's 8 pound, 7 ounce (3.8 kilogram) boy was born at 11:01 a.m., with royal officials announcing the birth about two hours later. In late afternoon, elder siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte were brought to meet their baby brother.
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.
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.
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.
Ten people are dead after a vehicle ran into pedestrians at the Yonge and Finch area of Toronto. Toronto Police have confirmed an additional 15 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.
A few Yellowknife businesses are following an international movement to cut out plastic straws. Last week, Britain announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, along with other single-use plastic products. The goal is to reduce waste and protect the environment. In Yellowknife, The Black Knight Pub recently decided to phase out plastic straws, following similar movements in the rest of Canada.
The operators of the Port Hawkesbury Airport have teamed up with a Florida consultant to market Cape Breton to the rich and famous. Celtic Air Services has hired Kimberly Ibarra of Fort Lauderdale. Ibarra calls herself a "luxury consultant" and her clients include Embraer Executive Jets, PXG golf clubs and Boat International Media. The airport is working with Ibarra and Keltic Lodge on an invitation-only golf tournament in late June at Highlands Links.
Buffalo Narrows wants to turn a former jail into a drug treatment centre. The correctional centre, located on the outskirts of the northwest Saskatchewan village, closed down in 2016 as a provincial cost-saving measure.
Kids are riding around on one-of-a-kind skateboards at a new skate park in West Broadway. The decks are bright and Indigenous-themed, and they're being provided free for kids who might not be able to afford one. "I wanted the kids to be like, 'Wow, look at this … this is a neechi board,'" said Jackie Traverse.
Jade Naraine says she promptly reported it to police, along with evidence from a rape kit and written testimony from people she told after it happened, but her case fell through the cracks. The singer sent CBC Toronto hospital records that show she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the alleged assault. "He was very thorough, really nice," Naraine told CBC Toronto.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has opened at the Lyric Theater in New York. The show is an epilogue of Harry Potter's life after the ending of the popular series of novels.
Some customers of Geeks On Whyte Computer Repair are frustrated by lengthy waits to get their laptops back, with one complainant waiting a year for repairs to be completed. Morgana Folkmann took her MacBook Pro to Geeks On Whyte on Jan. 30, 2017, when her screen wasn't working properly. Folkmann has records of at least eight phone calls she made requesting updates.
A roasted pig, three skinned chickens, three duck eggs and three bottles of beer are carefully placed in front of a monument that lists dozens of Chinese surnames in the Windsor Grove Cemetery. The group honours their ancestors by offering food, drinks and paper money at the foot of the gravesite. "It is all about respect and family love, we have Chinese New Year we spend that with our family but our ancestors are part of family, we come here respect family love," said Waiman Fung, a member of the Chinese Benevolent Association.
Evelyn Moore sings the alphabet song as her tiny running shoes plunk down on the treadmill. The Edmonton girl made headlines and melted hearts in 2016 with images of her expertly rolling along in a homemade wheelchair that her father fashioned from a foam baby Bumbo seat, a cutting board and bike wheels.
Hundreds of Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers working for start-ups Grab and Go-Jek called on Monday for an end to low online fares and demanded tighter regulation of ride-hailing companies. "There must be legal and social protection for online 'ojek' drivers as part of the national workforce," a group of drivers for both companies said in a statement that used the Indonesian word for motorcycle taxi. Startups like Grab and Go-Jek have been locked in price wars to capture market share in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
About 4,000 students who live west of Montreal and on the West Island will need to find an alternative way to get to school this morning, as their bus drivers are going on strike. Bus service will be suspended Monday on select routes serving elementary and high schools belonging to the Trois-Lacs and Lester B. Pearson school boards. The Trois-Lacs School Board posted a list of affected bus routes here.
A real estate agent from West Vancouver has brought housing market uncertainty into his divorce proceedings, arguing a slowdown caused by government policies has made his family's jet-setting lifestyle unsustainable. Jason Soprovich's realty company, of which he is the sole shareholder, has raked in more than $13 million in the last seven years, according to a B.C. Supreme Court judgment posted online last week. Soprovich argued "that it would be devastating to him if his income for support purposes is based on an average of the realty company's past three years' net income," Master Leslie Muir wrote in the judgment.
By Douglas Busvine BONN, Germany (Reuters) - That the personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users fell into the wrong hands is troubling politicians, but Germany's top competition regulator is questioning the sheer volume of information that the social network harvests. Andreas Mundt, president of the Federal Cartel Office, is awaiting Facebook's response to his findings, published in December, that it abuses its market dominance by gathering data on people without their proper consent. Mundt's inquiry has gained new relevance since revelations that the data of 87 million Facebook users, gathered via an online personality quiz, was passed to Cambridge Analytica, a consultancy that advised Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
The pain and anguish is clear in Monika Bhardwaj's voice when she talks about her husband's recovery, a year and a half after he was stabbed multiple times while driving a taxi in Regina. Dozens of taxi drivers came out to the Sunday forum to talk about what they have faced in the job, whether it was being pepper-sprayed over a $12 fare, stabbed on the hand, punched in the head or facing an onslaught of regular verbal abuse.
It may not be just what the doctor ordered, but for 11-year-old Ava MacNeill, the new artwork on the hospital walls is the perfect remedy to put a smile on her face. Ava has been undergoing months of chemo at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.
A Cartwright woman says she was inspired to learn how to make snowshoes, something usually dominated by men, and now she is teaching it to others. It's fun," says Olive Davis. You have to be determined, you have to be committed. Because if you're not, you're not going to get anywhere with it," she told CBC Radio's Labrador Morning.
With City of St. John's crews digging into downtown streets to upgrade decades-old water and sewer infrastructure, archeological monitor Blair Temple is keeping an eye on things. Temple, of Gerald Penney Associates, is there is to identify any historic resources found during excavation for the multi-year project, currently working on Queen and Water streets. In a lot of cases, some of the material, be it structural walls or whatever the case may be, it does have to be removed during the course of the water and sewer installations," he told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show.