Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
OTTAWA — Federal leaders across Canada’s political spectrum woke up Tuesday facing postelection hangovers characterized by questions and uncertainty about their respective futures following an election campaign that produced no clear winners. While final results in some ridings might not be known for days, Monday’s election saw the Liberals headed by Justin Trudeau re-elected with another minority government, the Conservatives under Leader Erin O’Toole continuing as official Opposition, and the
U.S. delivery firm FedEx Corp posted a 7% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year forecast on Tuesday, after labor shortages crimped earnings, slowed packages and drove up costs ahead of the all-important holiday peak season. Shares in the Memphis, Tennessee-based company fell 4.6% to $240.50 in extended trading after FedEx said staffing problems resulted in a $450 million year-over-year increase in costs due to higher wage rates and overtime, increased spending on third-party transportation services and shipping hiccups. "The impact of constrained labor markets remains the biggest issue facing our business" and was a key driver for the first-quarter underperformance, FedEx Chief Operating Officer Raj Subramaniam said on a conference call with analysts.
Even an iconic church is not immune from changing permafrost. Parishioners at Inuvik's historic Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, better known as the igloo church, began to notice the floor was dropping a couple of years ago. The church was built between 1958 and 1960. Peter Clarkson, is the coordinator of Project Uplift, an effort to restore the church's foundation and monitor the ground below. He said the foundation was built over a freeze-thaw area. "They brought in some fill and they put
The energy company said Hurricane Ida inflicted significant damage to its electric system that resulted in 948,000 outages at its peak. Most of the storm costs were incurred in Louisiana and New Orleans, Entergy said. Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast, hit Louisiana before moving northeast and causing intense flooding that killed dozens in New York and other northeastern states.
Like the U.S. stock market, the nation's corporate bond market on Tuesday steadied one day after fear of contagion risk from debt-troubled China property developer Evergrande rattled global financial assets. Amid caution ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy announcement, Wall Street clawed back some losses from Monday's selloff and corporate debt offerings were returning after being sidelined by the market volatility, according to Refinitiv's IFR. The iShares exchange-traded fund tracking high-yield corporate bonds, which fell 0.35% on Monday, was up about 0.17%.
OTTAWA — If Conservative incumbent James Cumming narrowly loses his seat to the Liberals, he might want to blame Brock Crocker. As of Tuesday afternoon, Cumming was almost 140 votes behind Liberal Randy Boissonnault, who held Edmonton Centre from 2015 until the Conservative flipped it in 2019. The result might have been different if not for Crocker, the People's Party of Canada candidate who garnered just over 2,000 votes, signifying a potential pocket of support on the right that could have lau
The possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years, but the Taliban victory in Afghanistan could embolden U.S.-based extremists. (Sept. 21)
The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi made the request in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. Muttaqi asked to speak during the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, which finishes on Monday.
Health officials say schools in some areas of the N.W.T. won't be allowed to reopen until COVID-19 case counts start dropping and pressures ease on the territory's health care system. Junior kindergarten to Grade 12 schools, colleges and trade schools in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndılǫ were ordered to close on Sept. 13 as cases of COVID-19 in the region continued to increase. At the time, there were 117 active cases in Yellowknife, 22 in Behchokǫ̀ and 14 in Whatì. Those numbers have continued to
The company said medical distribution from the Aurora Polaris facility that is being shut down will move to an adjacent factory called Aurora Sky, while manufacturing will move to its Aurora River factory in Ontario. "We aspire to be a leaner, more agile organization that keeps pace with our competition and is on a path to profitability," a spokesperson for the company said in an email statement.
The RCMP says it's investigating a fatal crash Tuesday morning between an ATV and a car. The vehicles collided on the Trans-Canada Highway near Paddy's Pond outside Mount Pearl. Cpl. Jolene Garland, the RCMP's media relations officer, told CBC News the police force's Holyrood detachment responded to the report of a head-on collision around 7:30 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Garland said, adding a collision re-constructionist and the office of the chief medical examiner are
A Sackville-area mother who has been waiting for a COVID-19 test for her 10-year-old daughter for five days is questioning how many other people are waiting for an appointment and "spreading around" the virus while they wait. Sarah MacNeill said Layla, a Grade 5 student, has been isolating at home since last Wednesday night when she got sick. She had seven symptoms of COVID-19 — a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, diarrhea and muscle pains — so MacNeill requested a test on the province's webs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years, but the Taliban victory in Afghanistan could embolden U.S.-based extremists at the same time that the FBI is confronting increasing threats from individuals motivated by racial and political grievances, top national security officials warned Tuesday. Christine Abizaid, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the terrorism threat
Recruiting and retaining staff at the privately run Herron nursing home was a challenge in the months leading up to the crisis that unfolded during the pandemic's first wave, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. Andrei Stanica, the former general manager of Herron, testified that staffing was a "major" issue at the home in Dorval, Que., given they offered roughly $6 less an hour than the public system. He said Herron lost 20 workers in January 2020 after the public system of long-term care homes w
Talal Al-Shammari had just woken up from a medically induced coma to find he had been shot. Armed police officers stood guard at the door of his room in an intensive care unit at The Ottawa Hospital, and homicide detectives Sgt. Chris O'Brien and Det. Guy Seguin were about to enter his room to question him for the first time after a July 2017 triple shooting. "You know you were shot?" O'Brien asked him. Talal had been intubated and his raspy and tired voice told detectives he couldn't remember a
BOSTON (AP) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system. Jim Mayers, an 11th grade Advanced Placement language and composition teacher at the Brooke Charter School in Boston, said in the since-deleted tweet that the original charter bus had fallen through, Masslive.com reported Monday. “It is a funny story, but
Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill is convinced the Nova Scotia government can afford to give workers who don't have sick leave paid days off when they're ill, and he's basing that on facts and figures his party received through an access to information request. This summer, the previous Liberal government set up a COVID-19 sick leave program. Workers who took time off because of illness between May 10, 2021, and July 31, 2021, were eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave. At the time,
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's strained relationship with several of Canada's premiers appears to have taken an even sharper turn downward following the results of Monday's federal election. Premiers reacted to the election results today with outrage, apathy and calls for unity following a divisive campaign. Some are also renewing their demands for greater financial assistance and autonomy from Ottawa, suggesting they may feel emboldened now to seek greater concessions from Trudeau. The Liberal
An exhibit at the Art Gallery of Windsor is shining a light on the experiences of Windsor's LGBTQ community. "For me, it's a really important moment in my life," explained Meaghan Sweeney, one of the artists on display, who identifies as queer, on the asexual spectrum. The Pride and Joy Community Art Exhibition, sponsored through an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, features about 46 artists of all ages, with more than 70 pieces of art featured so far. Sweeney explained that for a long time, th
A doctor who was fired after Houston-area public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends sued the county Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against South Asians and issuing disinformation about him. The lawsuit filed on Dr. Hasan Gokal’s behalf seeks unspecified damages. Gokal said his supervisor in the Harris County Public Health department and a representative from the department's human resources office accused him of giving t