The World Cup has helped another young Canadian move abroad. Midfielder Ismael Kone is leaving CF Montreal for England's Watford, becoming the second member of Canada's World Cup squad to switch teams since leaving Qatar. Watford, which plays in England's second-tier Championship, said the 20-year-old Kone will join the club Jan. 1 on a 4 1/2-year contract. Watford, whose honorary life president is Elton John, currently sits fourth in the Championship at 9-6-6. Kone follows former Montreal teamm
Doctors say influenza spread is starting to hit older adults as surveillance levels indicate the hospitalization rate of seniors is not that far behind that of children. Data from the Public Health Agency of Canada for the week ending Nov. 26 show that children under five still made up the highest number of hospitalized flu patients, but the rate at which people 65 years of age and older are hospitalized is also rising. Hospitalizations among both young children and seniors have increased sharpl
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A chant of “RONALDO! RONALDO!” swept around the biggest stadium at the World Cup, followed by loud jeers when the fans realized their idol wasn’t coming onto the field. Cristiano Ronaldo was, in fact, sitting in the dugout, looking glum and still wearing a substitute’s bib. And the guy who started instead of him on Tuesday was about to score a hat trick. After Ronaldo was dropped from the starting lineup in a bold call by Portugal coach Fernando Santos, Goncalo Ramos — the s
MONTREAL — In the 73 minutes on Tuesday afternoon that it took for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and five other dignitaries to officially open the 15th global talks to save nature from human destruction, statistics suggest another 4,000 hectares of forest around the world was lost to that same force. It is the kind of damage the meeting is looking to stop as the world faces a biodiversity crisis that is risking human health, contributing to food insecurity and exacerbating climate change. "Natur
Belarusians make up one of the most prominent contingents of foreign fighters in Ukraine. Here’s why they’re fighting and what they hope to achieve for Belarus as well as Ukraine.
Holding roses and candles, people gathered in Toronto on Tuesday to honour 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal 33 years ago. The candlelight vigil paid respects not only to the women gunned down by Marc Lépine that day, in an attack known as the Montreal Massacre, but also to all women around the world who have been murdered by men. The vigil was organized by a group called, Women Won't Forget. More than 50 people listened to speakers and music at Philosopher's Walk,
KYIV/NOVOSOFIIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) -A third Russian airfield was set ablaze on Tuesday by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of kilometres into Russian air space with attacks on two bases. Officials in the Russian city of Kursk, around 90 km (60 miles) north of the Ukraine border, released pictures of black smoke above an airfield in Tuesday's early hours after the latest strike. On Monday, Russia said it had been hit hundreds of kilometres from Ukraine by what it said were Soviet-era drones - at Engels air base, home to Russia's strategic bomber fleet, and in Ryazan, a few hours' drive from Moscow.
Gus, a two-year-old tabby cat, sits on a fluffy, white pet bed in his Calgary home, the afternoon sun making his orange fur glow. The tips of his ears are missing, and so is a part of his tail. A portion of his back toes are gone, and under a snug, green shirt, there are patches of skin where his hair will never grow back. But when Margaret Doyle enters the room with catnip, he bounces over to the piano bench, where her extended hand waits. "He's mentally exactly the same as any other cat, which
Some animals may get on your nerves, but they don't need to be seen as foes as they are considerable allies to you and the local environment.
Four people have been arrested after a string of copper-wire thefts in Fredericton and Oromocto, RCMP said Monday. Since September, the thefts in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas have amounted to more than $1.4 million in losses suffered by households, businesses and government departments, the RCMP said in a news release. The repeated thefts have left residents without some TV, internet and phone services for varying periods of time. Bell Aliant said the system had suffered four significant o
Iqaluit is set to have a new affordable housing option by the end of 2025. Last week, Iqaluit's non-profit Uquutaq Society announced it had won a tender from the city to take on the redevelopment of the Butler Building, in the downtown core. The non-profit's plan is to turn the building, which is currently being used for storage, into a rooming house. Laurel McCorriston, the executive director of the Uquutaq society, says that the non-profit couldn't be more happy with the announcement. "We stil
RIYADH (Reuters) -President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Chinese state media said, on a visit Beijing hailed as its biggest diplomatic initiative in the Arab world, as Riyadh expands global alliances beyond longstanding ties with the West. The meeting between the global economic powerhouse and Gulf energy giant comes as Saudi ties with Washington are strained by U.S. criticism of Riyadh's human rights record and Saudi support for oil output curbs before the November midterm elections. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to offer Xi a lavish welcome, in contrast with the low-key reception for U.S. President Joe Biden whose censure of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler formed the backdrop for a strained meeting in July.
Nov. 30 marked the conclusion of the Atlantic hurricane season, but the basin is on the verge of churning out a subtropical storm this week -- an uncommon feat if it occurs
A weekend raid at a home on Sleepy Hollow Road resulted in the seizure of a replica gun, a large quantity of drugs and $3,400 in cash, Charlottetown police say. A news release issued Monday said 47-year-old man faces three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking as a result of the raid. "The accused remains in custody and will appear in court later this week for a show cause hearing," the release said. It added that other charges might be laid in the future. The raid was con
The polar vortex which has brough extreme cold to the Prairies has reached its climax, a short relief is forecast for most of the region.
Former President Donald Trump's namesake company was found guilty on Tuesday of scheming to defraud tax authorities. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, said the verdict would be appealed. Here are some of the way in which prosecutors said the company and executives cheated on their taxes.
Infectious diseases specialists Dr. Fatima Kakkar and Dr. Isaac Bogoch explain why this year’s respiratory virus season has been so much worse for children than past years, and what we could expect to see with adults in the weeks and months to come.
Prince Edward Island's francophone community college is looking for a site in Summerside on which to build a new campus. Since it opened in 1993, Collège de l'Île has been based in Wellington, in the province's francophone Evangeline region. The school has also operated a secondary campus in Charlottetown since 2012. Darlene Arsenault, the college's acting president, said the school currently rents both of these facilities. She would like to see that change. "We need a place where we can have al
A former Theranos executive learns Wednesday whether he will be punished as severely as his former lover and business partner for peddling the company's bogus blood-testing technology that duped investors and endangered patients. The sentencing for Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who was convicted in July of fraud and conspiracy, comes less than three weeks after Elizabeth Holmes, the company's founder and CEO, received more than 11 years in prison for her role in the scheme. The scandal revolved around
GENEVA (Reuters) -Global airlines are predicting their first industry-wide profit since 2019 next year as air travel rebounds from COVID-19 restrictions, while a new war of words erupted with airports on Tuesday over rising air fares and ground charges. Airlines lost tens of billions of dollars in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but air travel has partially recovered and some airports have struggled to cope. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) now expects a net profit of $4.7 billion for the industry next year, with more than 4 billion passengers set to fly.