It was a simple screen grab of a text message, posted to a popular Facebook group. "Legault was in Beauceville today. He went to a restaurant and everybody was booing and yelling at him!" the text said, in French. "He had to leave before eating." Shared more than a thousand times, with almost as many comments, the post had many applauding those at the restaurant, repeating the phrase "Dehors la CAQ," (out with the CAQ). Except it didn't happen. Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault was
Although advance voting officially got underway this past Monday in Quebec's Ungava riding, hundreds of Kuujjuaq residents still have not received their voter cards due to missing postal information. Some see this as a big hurdle to Inuit participating in the Oct. 3 provincial election. Many of the voter cards sent by mail to Kuujjuaq lacked a post office box number. That meant post office workers had to make a search in order to put each card into the correct post office box. That's a tedious j
BURNT ISLANDS, N.L. — Paula Keeping pointed to the window that was once her son's bedroom. It lay on top of the crumpled remains of her former house, a mess of wood siding and household items in the middle of a road. The debris was piled metres away from where the house stood last week before post-tropical storm Fiona blasted the southwestern Newfoundland community of Burnt Islands. "I figure my kitchen is out where my porch is too," she said. "It's devastating. Just in disbelief." Keeping said
It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the parishioners to sign a one-page form letter on their way out. “I/We Oppose HB90,” began the letter, stacked next to pre-addressed envelopes. “HB90 is an improper interference of the government into the practice of religion in
Canada's main stock index posted on Wednesday its biggest gain in four months, led by resource and technology shares, as bond yields tumbled globally on the Bank of England's move to support Britain's beaten-down government debt market. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 341.01 points, or 1.9%, at 18,648.92, its biggest advance since May 13. The Bank of England's move "seemed to calm nerves, at least for now," Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said in a note.
Post-tropical storm Fiona has severely damaged Canada's Atlantic coastlines, washing away entire sand dunes and destroying beaches. That coastal erosion poses a serious threat to ecosystems, and could take generations to repair.
The Latest on Hurricane Ian: Ian marched across central Florida on Thursday as a tropical storm after battering the state’s southwest coast, dropping heavy rains that caused flooding and led to inland rescues and evacuations. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that “water is at least waist deep” in Orlavista, near Orlando. The agency’s emergency response crews assisted with rescues. Orange County Fire Rescue tweeted video of floodwaters, rescues and evacuations. On the southwest
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he believes his party now has a “50-50 shot” of getting the chamber back less than six weeks away from the midterm elections. “We are in a bunch of close races,” McConnell told reporters during a press conference. “It’s going to be really, really close either way, in my view.” The comments reflect a greater degree of optimism from the GOP leader after he drew criticism last month from fellow Republicans when he downpl
Several Surrey residents say election signs they had displayed on their front lawns were recently removed by city bylaw officers. Robert Winston says he put up two signs in front of his home in Crescent Beach in early September: one supporting a campaign for councillor and another for a potential mayor. When he recently returned from a trip, he noticed both of them were gone. "They were in the front yard," he told CBC. "One was about six feet from the sidewalk and one was about 12 feet from the
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to wastewater data gathered by the health unit. The health unit's new data portal shows an increase in the number of cases found in wastewater data from Sept. 5-19, 2022. Updated information is expected to be released Thursday. "The indicators suggested the burden of the disease is greater now than it was two weeks ago," said WECHU Interim Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai in the hea
OTTAWA — The head of a union representing Canada’s customs and immigration officers says chronic staffing shortages mean long waits at the border won’t necessarily disappear when use of the controversial ArriveCan app soon becomes optional. Mark Weber, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, warns that if travel volumes start to increase substantially there will be “significant delays” at Canada’s border points. Weber spoke at a House of Commons committee looking at the ArriveCa
Millions of Floridians are fleeing their homes or filling up on sandbags before Hurricane Ian arrives. the arrival of Hurricane Ian, including a potentially dangerous storm surge. Jackson Proskow reports from Tampa on the preparation, the troubling conditions expected, and the warnings to those who choose not to obey evacuation orders.
Alberta's COVID-19 death toll climbed by more than 30, while hospitalizations spiked by nearly 140, provincial data shows. Since the pandemic began, 4,905 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 from a week ago. Meanwhile, 980 people are in hospital with the illness, including 39 intensive care unit patients. Last week, there were 843 hospital patients, including 26 in ICU. The province's seven-day PCR test-positivity rate is 18.75 per cent, down slightly from 19.52 per
Sharon Cranton understands there are practical limitations to what's possible for health-care services in her community, but the Belleisle, N.S., resident remains skeptical about the plan for the Annapolis Community Health Centre. "I think they're probably doing the best that they can, and then sometimes I think it's all smoke and mirrors," she said in an interview. "So I don't really know." Cranton was one of more than 200 people who attended three public meetings on Tuesday at the local fire h
China's consistent position is to maintain stability in the Korean peninsula, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after South Korean media reported that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test in coming months. The relevant parties should take concrete actions to respond to the legitimate concerns of the DPRK, said Wang Wenbin, spokesman at the Chinese foreign ministry at a regular media briefing, referring to North Korea's formal name - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E
Five months after fleeing the war in Ukraine with her young son, Olena Sobchenko has returned home --- choosing the dangers of war over life as a refugee.
Maddie the Great Dane went out for a different car ride with Mom, to top up the SUV with gas, only to find out that the gas stations in the Tampa Bay area are already running out of gas. Mom & Maddie were able to find gas, but the four closest gas stations are already out fuel 2 1/2 days before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Florida. The Hurricane is currently tracking as a category 4, which would be catastrophic to Tampa with the winds & storm surge.
RCMP in Nova Scotia are appealing to the public for help solving a break-in at the landmark Église Sainte-Marie nine days ago. Police say someone broke into the church on Highway 1 in Church Point in Digby County on the evening of Sept. 17. RCMP say thieves damaged a number of doors and smashed a donation box. Several items were taken, including coins, cups, a crucifix and chalices made of precious metals. Police have released photographs of some of the items stolen from the historic Acadian chu
A 71-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a homicide investigation in Vaughan, police say. Catherine McDonald reports.