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MONTREAL — A Quebec housing advocacy group says it's worried there will be a record number of households left without somewhere to live on the province’s July 1 moving day. “On the eve of July 1, in Quebec, we count 750 renter households that have not found housing,” said Véronique Laflamme, a spokeswoman for the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain, in an interview. That estimate is based on requests for aid received by municipal housing offices in the province, Laflamme said, and c
Freedom Convoy protesters returned to Ottawa during the first in-person Canada Day celebrations since the pandemic. With vehicles unwelcome, protesters marched on foot in the capital, angry about COVID-19 restrictions and at the government.
Hundreds of people turned out for the final leg of a four-month march from Vancouver to Ottawa by a Canadian soldier charged with criticizing federal vaccine mandates while in uniform. James Topp's arrival in the capital has prompted both fears and promises of a new round of protests starting Canada Day.
VANCOUVER — An evacuation alert has been issued for a small island along British Columbia's Fraser River due to possible flooding from swelling waters after rainfall and snowmelt. Metro Vancouver has issued the alert for Barnston Island, home to about 150 people. It says in a statement the evacuation alert is a precautionary measure, which means residents are not required to leave but should be prepared to do so at short notice. Metro Vancouver says a local state of emergency has been declared t
HALIFAX — Domestic violence is likely under-reported in rural communities, an expert in rural economy and society said Thursday at the public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting that led to the deaths of 22 people. The community closeness and social cohesion that is typical of rural areas “has a double edge,” Dalhousie University sociologist Karen Foster said. The same closeness that may lead rural residents to solve issues among themselves and protect one another can result in them colle
Here's the latest for Thursday June 30th: New poll on Trump and January 6th; Putin denies Russian attacks on civilian targets; Texas Gov. pledges more checkpoints for trucks after migrant deaths; Mother killed while pushing stroller in NYC.
VICTORIA — BC Ferries says an engine problem on a major vessel travelling between Vancouver Island and the mainland has resulted in service cancellations between Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay. Spokeswoman Deborah Marshall says the Queen of Alberni will be out of service until Saturday to allow for repairs. A travel advisory posted on BC Ferries' website says a total of eight sailings out of either Departure or Horseshoe Bay are cancelled Thursday, but other sailings from both terminals will continue
Ukraine says overnight strikes hit residential areas in Odesa region, killing 19, a day after Russian forces left Snake Island in what Moscow called a "goodwill gesture".View on euronews
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will take part in the G20 summit expected to take place in Bali in November, even if Russian President Vladimir Putin goes too. Trudeau says he expects all G7 countries to take part even if Russia remains a full-fledged member of the G20.
One community in Honduras is grieving after hearing two of its members, brothers, were among 53 migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in the US state of Texas on Monday. (July 1)
Canada's Gov. Gen. Mary Simon calls on Canadians to continue to work together to build an inclusive society in her first Canada Day address. Simon is the first Indigenous person to hold the position.
The chaos continues at some of Canada’s largest airports, with stories of hours-long waits and mountains of lost luggage.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers began a special legislative session Thursday with the intent of limiting the proliferation of firearms in public after the Supreme Court gutted the state’s century-old handgun licensing law. The state is overhauling its rules for carrying guns after the court decided that ordinary citizens had a right to arm themselves in public for self-defense, something New York had limited mostly to people working in law enforcement or security. New rules being rushed t
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps know they're about to embark on a daunting task — toppling a giant is never easy. A giant is exactly what the 'Caps will face on Saturday when they host Los Angeles FC. The Black and Gold sit high atop the Major League Soccer standings with a seven-point cushion on their nearest competition and are coming off a decisive 3-1 victory over Dallas FC on Wednesday. Vancouver (6-8-3) remains undaunted, though, said head coach Vanni Sartini. "They win almost every ga
Long weekend travel across the water is always an exercise in patience, sorely tested by frustration. But as Paul Johnson reports an already-packed schedule has been complicated this weekend - by a broken ferry.
A group of Nicaraguan asylum seekers who are waiting at a migrant shelter at the Mexican border city of Tijuana welcomed a US Supreme Court decision on Thursday which would allow President Joe Biden to scrap a Trump-era immigration policy. (June 30)
HONG KONG (Reuters) -There is no reason to change Hong Kong's "one country, two systems" formula of governance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the global financial hub after swearing in the city's new leader, John Lee, on Friday. Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, with Beijing promising wide-ranging autonomy, unfettered individual rights and judicial independence at least until 2047. China's critics accuse authorities of trampling on those freedoms, unavailable on the authoritarian mainland, with a sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing on the city in 2020 after mass pro-democracy protests the year before.
There's outdoor fun, live music and fireworks on deck this Canada Day, according to the City of Toronto. With summer in full swing, the city says it's pleased to offer a wide variety of city-organized and community based public events to help Torontonians celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday. Here's a list of some of those attractions and what's open and closed: Fireworks: You can also catch fireworks displays at Mel Lastman Square and at Downsview Park. Fireworks at Stan Wadlow Park have
HALIFAX — The contract-tendering process for a major development of a Halifax hospital will continue despite the fact there is only one bidder left, Nova Scotia’s premier said Wednesday. Tim Houston told reporters that the Halifax Infirmary project remains under “active procurement" after one of two interested parties dropped out. “The qualified bidders knew the process,’ said Houston. “They’ll make their decisions as they go through the process, but the province is committed to seeing that proc
As the country marks Canada Day on Friday, many municipal services in Windsor will be closed though there will still be opportunities to take transit or shop at the malls. Here's a quick look at what's open and closed in Windsor on July 1: Canada Day Parade The Canada Day Parade is back on July 1 this year, beginning at 11 a.m. The parade will go along Wyandotte Street East, beginning at Devonshire Road and ending at Aylmer Avenue. A route map can be found here. City facilities and services The