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British Columbia's Ministry of Health is warning residents in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley of possible water contamination connected to the recent flooding in the province. Record-setting precipitation fell between Nov. 14 and Dec. 2 in southwestern B.C., causing severe flooding that destroyed homes and farms, and caused landslides that killed several people. Officials say heavy rain may have caused overflow or failure of liquid manure storage systems in the region. The province says it
Mexican officials have sped up the transfer of thousands of migrants from southern Mexico to other regions, as northern border states prepare to receive asylum seekers sent back to Mexico from the United States. Dozens of buses full of migrants, mostly from Central America as well as some from Cuba and Venezuela, have left the city of Tapachula in Chiapas state in recent days to head to other states, a Reuters witness and an activist said on Monday. Many of the migrants had waited months in Tapachula, near the Guatemala border, to try to regularize their migration status.
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MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — A group formed to support former President Donald Trump's agenda is working with Wisconsin Republicans on a ballot measure that would bypass the state's Democratic governor to change how elections are run in the battleground state. The effort represents a new escalation in the ongoing Republican campaign to alter voting laws in response to Trump’s false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. It comes as Wisconsin has become the epicenter of this year’s voting wars
Premier Doug Ford's government is extending its COVID-19 sick pay program beyond its scheduled expiry at the end of December, CBC News has learned. Ontario's COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit will be extended to July 31, 2022, according to senior government sources. The maximum number of paid sick days that each employee can take over the course of the program will remain capped at three. The extension comes with Ontario averaging more new daily cases of COVID-19 than at any point in the
Jussie Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim "100% false"; Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show; Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot. (Dec. 7)
Friends of a missing Toronto man fanned out across part of downtown on Sunday to put up posters asking the public for help in locating him. Raheem White, 26, was last seen on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the area of Osler Street and Pelham Avenue, north of Dupont Street and Dundas Street West. White is six feet, 190 lbs., and he has tattoos of a palm tree on his left bicep and a rose on one shoulder, according to Toronto police. Earlier, police said White has an athletic build, brown eyes and
A woman with extreme celiac disease says that she did not eat for more than 40 hours because she did not receive gluten-free food at a quarantine hotel in Toronto. Sean O'Shea reports.
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960 when her mother was appointed ambassador to India and then spent most of her young adult life in the United States and England, where in 1972 she married Michael Aris, a British scholar of Himalayan studies at Oxford University. He
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence is cooperating with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter. Marc Short was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and accompanied Pence as he fled his post presiding over the Senate and hid from rioters who were calling for his hanging. Short is cooperating with the panel after receiving a subpoena, according to the person, who was granted anonymity to discuss the pri
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in January 2020 that the case against Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and former air force commander Amir Eshel couldn't proceed because the men have “functional immunity from jurisdiction.” The Hague Court of Appeal said Tu
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police fired tear gas Monday to disperse youths attacking them with firebombs and stones in the northern city of Thessaloniki at a march marking the 13th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. No arrests or injuries were reported after the clashes, which did not last long. They followed an otherwise peaceful march by about 6,000 people. The 2008 killing of the 15-year old boy in Athens triggered weeks of the worst riots the Greek capital had see
The Department of Justice has sued Texas over new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against voters in the state's booming Latino and Black populations (Dec. 6)
HAMILTON — There’s a new Canadian Premier League champion. Victoria’s Pacific FC knocked off defending champions Forge FC of Hamilton 1-0 in the CPL final Sunday for their first league title. Alessandro Hojabrpour scored the game’s only goal in the 59th minute for the visitors on a chilly late afternoon at Tim Hortons Field. The goal came off a set piece taken near the corner flag. Gianni Dos Santos sent the free kick into the box, and Hojabrpour made a darting run to the near post and headed th
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MONTREAL — Three major unions representing daycare workers in Quebec joined parents and opposition parties today in asking Premier François Legault to intervene in a strike that's shuttered hundreds of government-subsidized centres across the province. The calls came today at a press conference held in Montreal. About 10,000 workers affiliated with the Confederation of National Trade Unions have been on strike since Wednesday, and further daycare unions are threatening to walk away if no agreeme
The Ally Centre in Sydney will soon be home to Cape Breton's first overdose prevention site. The centre will receive $250,000 in funding over two years from Nova Scotia Health to establish a safe space for those who use drugs. Staff will also connect people with support systems to help with their addictions. "For those folks, it's going to make a big difference because they're safe," said executive director Chris Porter. "For the community, it'll also make a difference because they're going to g
The Hawkesbury, Ont., fire department is working to put out a burning building at the corner of Main Street East and William Street. Ontario Provincial Police say a call for service came in at 7:33 p.m. The building on fire has commercial space on the main floor and residential units above. Sgt. Cynthia Savard says all occupants are safely out of the building and there are no injuries. Police are assisting the fire department by securing the scene. The fire was still burning at 10:30 p.m. on Mon
Here’s the latest for Monday, December 6: Jussie Smollett takes the witness stand; New York to require vaccine mandates for city employers; Former GOP senator to challenge Georgia governor; Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies.
One hundred years after Agnes Macphail became Canada’s first female MP, Canada hasn’t reached parity in Parliament. And despite some significant milestones, female politicians still face major obstacles.