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Communities still reeling from major floods and fatal mudslides in southern B.C. faced the first in another series of atmospheric rivers overnight, with another set to arrive on Saturday.
CALAIS, France (Reuters) -French fishermen temporarily blockaded the port of Calais and Channel Tunnel rail link in an effort to disrupt trade between Britain and the continent on Friday, escalating a row over licences to fish in British waters. Fishing rights plagued Brexit talks for years, not because of their economic importance but because of their political significance for both President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Britain and the EU agreed to set up a licensing system to grant fishing vessels access to each other's waters but France says it has not been given the full number it is due, while Britain says only those lacking the correct documentation have not been granted.
China's military carried out "combat readiness" patrols in the direction of the Taiwan Strait on Friday as a U.S. Congressional delegation made a surprise visit to Taipei, offering strong support to the Chinese-claimed, democratically governed island. The five members of the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Thursday night for a previously unannounced two-day trip, the second time in a month U.S. lawmakers have visited. As with the last visit https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-opposes-us-legislators-visiting-taiwan-by-military-plane-state-media-2021-11-09, China's military announced the patrols in the vicinity of the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait that separates the island from its giant neighbour.
The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada, after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. Ross Lord reports on the damage, and how RCMP came to the rescue of a couple and their dog in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Yukon government is creating two new COVID-19 relief programs for businesses and NGOs affected by the latest public health measures, including a program to help offset the cost of new equipment to check proof of vaccinations. Yukon Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai said he recognizes that new public health restrictions "have put many Yukon businesses under strain." On Nov. 8, the territorial government reinstated a state of emergency due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. Under t
Kids and parents braved the rain, cold and needles on Thursday as the COVID-19 vaccination effort for the five-to-11 age cohort ramped up, with clinics across the country starting to offer kids their first doses. Many lined up in on-and-off drizzle outside a north Toronto walk-in clinic.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A federal grant will allow an extensive trail system to connect all four communities on Nelson Island, just off Alaska’s western coast. The $12 million grant will pay to take the trail the last link, from Toksook Bay, which received the federal money, to the community of Mertarvik, the new site for the village of Newtok. The village is moving because of erosion. However, Newtok has not yet agreed to accept the trail. Newtok Tribal Administrator Phillip Carl tells KYUK the v
TORONTO — Canadian author Margaret Atwood says becoming the face of a new stamp has made her the envy of all of her friends, even though some may be dismayed that she's alive to accept the honour. Canada Post launched a commemorative stamp celebrating the literary legend at a Toronto event on Thursday, which included speeches by filmmaker Sarah Polley and activist Ceta Ramkhalawansingh. The stamp features a photo of Atwood resting her hand on her face, with her famous line "a word after a word a
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MONTREAL — Quebec Indigenous leaders are denouncing Premier François Legault for his decision not to meet with them during a two-day event called the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. The Indigenous leaders called the premier "arrogant," "paternalistic" and "dishonest." They say Legault had only planned to deliver remarks to the gathering but then agreed to take three questions from Indigenous leaders at the end of his speech. Chief Réal McKenzie asked Legault about royaltie
Your social media accounts, text messages, and photos are probably important to you. But are they significant enough to leave in a will? On this week's Fact or Fiction, Noor Ibrahim finds out.
Spectators were once again allowed to line the route as balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns and, of course, Santa Claus returned to the streets of Manhattan for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Nunavut's chief public health officer declared a tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung Thursday. The government of Nunavut said there is a growing number of cases in the community for which they can't establish how or where the cases were exposed. Because of that, "enhanced public health follow-up of the situation is necessary," it said in a news release. It said that until recently, health staff in the community of about 1,600 were able to establish links between all the cases and manage them wi
Steve Norn's attempt to resign Tuesday in the N.W.T. Legislature didn't count, Speaker Fredrick Blake Jr. clarified at the start of Wednesday's sitting. The ruling makes Norn the first MLA to lose his seat at the hands of his colleagues in the Northwest Territories. MLAs were considering a motion to have Norn stripped of his seat in accordance with the recommendations of the sole adjudicator's report into whether he breached his code of conduct when he broke mandatory isolation and misled the pu
Thursday's freezing rain warnings have ended in parts of eastern Ontario and Gatineau. The agency issued a freezing rain warning around 6:45 a.m., saying a brief period of freezing rain was expected early Thursday morning for Ottawa-Gatineau, Prescott-Russell and the Cornwall area. It ended for the Ottawa and Cornwall areas around 10:30 a.m. and elsewhere around 11:30 a.m. All warnings were expected to end when that freezing rain changes to rain by noon. Thursday's high is 5 C in Ottawa. Environ
Montreal police have made a second arrest in the killing of a 16-year-old boy outside a school in Côte-des-Neiges. Police say Andrei Donnet, 18, appeared at the Montreal courthouse today to face several charges, including second-degree murder. The victim, Jannai Dopwell-Bailey, was stabbed outside the Mile End high school program on Oct. 18 following a fight. Last month, about four days after the stabbing, a minor was charged with second-degree murder in youth court. His identity is not being re
Nova Scotia's health authority says it is finding workarounds to deliver care and service to staff and patients in northern Cape Breton affected by the heavy rainstorm earlier this week. Impassable roads in the Ingonish area have cut off the quickest access to Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neils Harbour and the alternative route is a three-hour drive. The health authority said it is working with Emergency Health Services and the Emergency Management Office to do wellness checks for patients. "If
A fatal crash near McLure, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon saw four vehicles collide in snowy conditions, leaving one person dead and three others injured. The RCMP says the incident happened at 3 p.m. PT on Nov. 24 on Highway 5 north of Kamloops. The incident left the highway closed overnight, only reopening on Thursday morning. Investigators say two transport trucks collided head-on, with two other vehicles also involved in the crash. A passenger in the northbound truck, who was a senior in her 70
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says he will "work around the clock" to get a suspension on the export of potatoes from the province to the United States lifted. The suspension was ordered on Monday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after the discovery of potatoes infected with potato wart in two P.E.I. fields in October. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Canada issued the suspension to prevent the U.S. from taking similar action, which might be more difficult to reverse. "It
Under the coalition agreement, Romania will rotate its prime minister every 18 months before the next parliamentary elections.View on euronews