Gryffin, a 4-week-old puppy, meets a huge Bernese Mountain Dog named Eiger!
Gryffin, a 4-week-old puppy, meets a huge Bernese Mountain Dog named Eiger!
VANCOUVER — Two women who were sheltering in tents on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a court challenge of an order to dismantle the street encampment. A petition for judicial review filed to the B.C. Supreme Court argues the city's fire chief made the order without procedural fairness to those living on Hastings Street. The city's fire chief issued the order July 25, saying the tents posed an extreme fire and safety risk. The petition, filed last week by law firm Arvay Finlay on beh
JAKARTA (Reuters) -It was the closing stages of the match, a soccer derby in Indonesia's East Java province, and 29-year-old spectator Ahmad Nizar Habibi said he had a gut feeling things were about to turn ugly. "I wanted to leave, but suddenly I heard explosions," he said, describing rounds of tear gas fired as Saturday's night-time match ended and fans invaded the field, angered by the home team's loss. The chaos that erupted in the soccer-mad Southeast Asian country left 125 dead and more than 400 injured, plunging a sleepy town on the main island of Java into shock and mourning.
MALANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week. The overcrowded stadium in Malang in Indonesia's East Java province descended into chaos after police fired tear gas to disperse agitated fans who had poured on to the pitch at the end of the match. Authorities have put the latest death toll at 131.
MONTREAL — Here are the latest details from Quebec's provincial election (all times eastern): 8 p.m. Polling stations across Quebec are now closed, capping off a five-week election campaign. François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec has maintained a solid lead in opinion polling throughout the campaign, with the latest Leger survey placing the party more than 20 percentage points ahead of its closest rival. The Quebec Liberals, Québec solidaire, the Parti Québécois and the Conservative Party of
With auto thefts in and around Toronto on the rise, you might be wondering if your car could be a target. Indeed, an investigation by CBC Toronto found car thefts are up nearly 45 per cent in the city compared to last year — with three months still to go in 2022 — and up 54 per cent in Peel Region as of Aug. 31. That's on top of carjackings, which in Toronto are up 209 per cent from 2021 so far this year. So what vehicles are thieves targeting and what can you do to stop them? Most commonly stol
This week's rare North Korean test flight, which sent a missile soaring over Japan, underscored the nuclear-armed state's rapidly advancing arsenal amid stalled denuclearisation talks. Tuesday's ballistic missile was the 39th launched by North Korea this year. Its record schedule began in January with the launch of a new "hypersonic missile," and went on to include long-range cruise missiles; short-range ballistic missiles fired from rail cars, airports, and a submarine; and its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches since 2017.
It's been more than a year-and-a-half since Jana William's remains were found near the Red River at Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg — and her family is still looking for answers. Police declared 28-year-old Jana's death a homicide in March 2021. Charlene Williams, Jana's mom, said she hasn't heard from the detective on her daughter's case since May last year. "I'm mad about it. It's like they don't even care about what's going on with our people, our women and children. They're not doing nothing, they
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said Tuesday that it’s unlikely any migrants will be sent to Rwanda this year under a contentious government plan, but vowed to press on with the policy and expand it to more countries. Home Secretary Suella Braverman said that “unfortunately,” a court challenge to the Rwanda plan would have to run its course. Asked if the deportations would start this year, she said: “You’ve got to ask the courts about that … I think it’s going to take l
The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing an additional six ridings in the province, which would increase the total number of Legislative Assembly members to 93. The recommendation was announced on Monday as part of a preliminary report. The non-partisan commission — which always includes a judge or retired judge, the chief electoral officer and a person nominated by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly — undertakes a review of the provincial riding boundaries after every second p
The Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) failed to elect any candidates to the National Assembly Monday but its leader, Éric Duhaime, appeared cheerful and determined as he spoke to supporters in the Quebec City region. The party managed to increase its vote share from 1.4 per cent in 2018 to a projected 12.9per cent, putting it within two percentage points of the Official Opposition Liberals. "This is a guy smiling here," he said from a hotel in Lac-Delage, Que., a small municipality just outside
Newfoundland and Labrador is opening up eligibility for a second COVID-19 booster shot to anyone over 50, but the chief medical officer of health says there are many things to consider before getting another dose.
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Tuesday some Western ministers avoided a so-called family photo of participants at climate talks in Kinshasa because they were uncomfortable with the presence of Russia's representative. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered relations with the West, complicating international efforts to cooperate on global crises like climate change. Some European delegates were notably absent from the flag-decked stage.
Calgary property sales cooled in September by nearly 12 per cent when compared with last year, but the market for more affordable housing options is making gains, the Calgary Real Estate Board said Monday. Demand for detached housing slowed for the sixth month in a row, CREB said in a report on September's sales, and the decline is being attributed to a narrowing segment of the market: homes priced around $500,000. A "significant" reduction in supply has left few options for potential purchasers
OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by federal police and Canadian businesses unless there is court authorization or input from the privacy watchdog. In a report tabled today, the committee on access to information, privacy and ethics also urges the government to develop a regulatory framework concerning uses, prohibitions, oversight and privacy of the emerging tool. Facial recognition technology can allow an image of a pe
The Quebec Liberal Party has lost some seats but will return to the Quebec National Assembly as Official Opposition. Leader Dominique Anglade faced a tight race in her own Montreal riding of Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in Monday's provincial election but was elected by just over 2,700 votes. With 99.9 per cent of polls reporting, the Liberals are leading or elected in 21 ridings, the majority of which are in the Montreal area. In 2018, the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) won 32 seats — a historic low for
Parents are growing increasingly worried about the lack of children’s fever medication available on shelves, but pharmacists say these medications can be made in a pharmacy and not to panic.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the U.S. territory of Guam and beyond. The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration by North Korea this year as it ramps up missile tests in its push to build a full-fledged nuclear arsenal that viably threatens U.S. allies and the American
Amazon Studio's Rings of Power may soon cost over $1 billion US. Star Markella Kavenah says that cost translated to larger-than-life sets.
Quebec Premier François Legault is rejecting calls for electoral reform from opposition parties whose share of the popular vote in Monday's election failed to translate into a corresponding number of seats. Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec cruised to re-election, winning 90 of the 125 seats in the province's legislature -- 72 per cent of the total -- with 41 per cent of the popular vote. The Liberals retained official Opposition status and won 21 ridings with 14.4 per cent of the vote. Third-pl
The Windsor-Detroit tunnel bus is back as of Nov. 20, according to the City of Windsor's website. The cross-border service, which is provided by Transit Windsor, has been cancelled since the pandemic began. Transit Windsor had said it will resume tunnel bus service to Detroit as soon as it's feasible, now that the federal government has lifted the ArriveCan requirement at the border. The city's website says that special events service on the tunnel bus is suspended until further notice. The sche