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When Canada's national women's soccer team defeated Sweden for Olympic gold last month, more than four million Canadians were glued to the dramatic game. Among them was Marina Peres Labelle, 12, who is part of Pointe-Claire, Que.'s soccer program. She and some of her teammates would have liked to have been wearing a team jersey in their size to show support — but their hunt proved fruitless. "We couldn't find any women's jerseys and we were pretty disappointed because they had a bunch of men's j
VANCOUVER — Two U.S. bills proposed by a congressman and senator aimed at allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports would have a "devastating" effect on British Columbia's economy, the head of Victoria's harbour authority says. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski proposed a bill Wednesday that would allow cruise ships carrying more than 1,000 passengers and bound for Alaska a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act. Under the act, foreign-built ships are not allowed t
More than 90,000 salmon being farmed in an open-net aquaculture pen on Newfoundland's south coast died over the weekend, the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture announced in a release Saturday. The event occurred at a site known as "the gorge," which is operated by Mowi's Marine Harvest Atlantic Canada, and was caused by "sudden low dissolved oxygen levels." The dead fish have been removed from the site and mitigation measures, including deeper nets and aeration equipment, would be
GOLSSEN, Germany (AP) — A mill owner in eastern Germany hopes the next government will restore supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. A brewer in the country’s south wants a more predictable strategy for responding to the virus and a better cellphone network. A hotel owner in the west wants money, fast, to clean up after devastating floods. A crowded race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after she decided not to extend her 16 years in office has left many Germans uninspired and
The P.E.I. Watershed Alliance says more data gathering, research and monitoring are needed in order to understand the impacts supplemental irrigation would have on both land and water in the province. The group presented before the provincial legislative committee on natural resources and environmental sustainability Thursday, providing recommendations for how supplemental irrigation could be approached sustainably if it was to be implemented on P.E.I. "We have to look at this as a long-term [is
Annapolis Royal, N.S., is Canada's oldest town, but it only looks like it hasn't changed in centuries. A new documentary shows that in fact the town, which dates to the early 17th century French settlement of Port-Royal, was a rundown "dump" in the 1970s, and how only through a determined effort from locals was its historic beauty restored. Jane Nicholson is the founder and CEO of the small investment fund Annapolis Investments in Rural Opportunity, but she became so fascinated by the restoratio
A longtime senior manager with a Nova Scotia housing agency is no longer employed by the province after an independent investigation found he sexually harassed a woman who applied for a job with an Indigenous housing group. Frank Carroll had been the director of the Cobequid Housing Authority since 1999 and was on a six-month secondment at Tawaak Housing Association in Halifax earlier this year when the incidents leading to the allegations occurred. Tina Kane sent in her resumé in March for the
You may think you've never been to Regina-Wascana. But in a way, you probably have. "It's a classic suburban riding," said Jim Farney, a University of Regina political scientist who lives in the area. "Some parts are pretty low-income and some parts are pretty affluent. There's a mix of students and academics. There's a classic blue-collar neighbourhood." It spreads from the main drag of Albert Street out to the eastern fringes of the city, bordered on the north by the Canadian Pacific Railway t
BERLIN (AP) — Environmental campaigners pressed Friday for Germany's next chancellor to take strong action against climate change, including by bringing forward the country's coal phase-out and banning new gasoline vehicles from 2025. With 9 days to go before the German election, Greenpeace activists unfurled a three-story banner on Berlin's main train station designed as a vacancy ad seeking a new “climate chancellor.” Outgoing German leader Angela Merkel was herself at times known as the “clim
Heartbreak and guilt are all Zakia Zarifi has been feeling since she returned to her home in Ontario from Afghanistan. "I'm happy to see my family here, but it's torture for me because I couldn't bring my parents with me," the real estate agent from Brampton said over the phone. "It was the hardest goodbye ever, but deep down I have hope that I can bring them here." The single mother says she was beaten, shot at and barely dodged a bomb outside Kabul airport during the chaotic journey. All she t
A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, the general manager of Cole Harbour Place says the past week has been the toughest yet on staff because of the harassment they're facing from some people opposed to Nova Scotia's upcoming proof-of-vaccination policy. Beginning Oct. 4, people looking to participate in non-essential activities, such as going out to restaurants, bars, movie theatres or fitness facilities, will need to show they're fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "There's comparisons
New polling by Ipsos exclusive to Global News shows nearly half of Canadians, about 46 per cent of those surveyed, are not a fan of any of the federal parties because none have done enough to win them over.
When Ford Motor Co built its first factory in India in the mid-1990s, U.S. carmakers believed they were buying into a boom - the next China. Last week, Ford took a $2 billion hit https://reut.rs/3nFLvnF to stop making cars in India, following compatriots General Motors Co and Harley-Davidson Inc in closing factories in the country. Among foreigners that remain, Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd and even Germany's Volkswagen AG - the world's biggest automaker by sales - each hold less than 1% of a car market once forecast to be the third-largest by 2020, after China and the United States, with annual sales of 5 million.
Walking through the rows of trees and seeing the different varieties at Wintermoor Orchards in York, P.E.I., you can see the trees' branches laden with apples ripening in the sun. Apple growers are getting a good sense of this year's crop as the cooler fall nights begin to set in and U-picks begin to open. "This will be one of our bigger crops," said orchard co-owner Mark Ashley. "Things are ripening up nice. Size is up. I've gone through it walking my dog in the morning and pretty proud of it.
OTTAWA — Political parties put up election signs on streets to keep up with each other and to build momentum — even though one expert says there is little data to prove this tactic has any impact on the parties’ winning chances. The use of plastic and paper election signs shows how traditional campaign strategies are still important despite the rise of online efforts in recent elections, said Carleton University professor Jonathan Malloy. "To get voters’ attention, you often have to go offline.
It's open. The new Petitcodiac River bridge between Moncton and Riverview opened to traffic just before 3 p.m. Friday. The opening marks the conclusion of a decades-long push to restore tidal flow to the river choked by construction of the causeway in the 1960s. Marco Morency, a board member of the environmental group Petitcodiac Riverkeeper, says the bridge opening is a day that is a dream come true for the many people who wanted the river restored "It's a really a community celebration today,"
When Ontario eased some of its pandemic restrictions this summer and Mark Evans was allowed to reopen his east Toronto business, he says the last thing he expected was the city to hound him for unpaid parking fees. Evans said Horizon Martial Arts has been open a total of three months since the pandemic began in March 2020 because of the provincial shutdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 that particularly impacted Toronto gyms. He didn't pay the city's $3,000 fee over the course of the pandem
Recent developments: Ottawa reports 75 more COVID-19 cases Friday. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 75 more COVID-19 cases Friday and no deaths. Many pandemic indicators are back around levels seen in June 2021 when the city came out of the third wave. Activity levels for young people dropped dramatically after a year and a half under COVID-19, when parents were busy working and students were largely learning online. Canadian experts now warn it will take more than just a r
Wealthy countries likely missed a goal to contribute $100 billion last year to helping developing nations deal with climate change, according to the head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), after increasing funding by less than 2% in 2019. Rich countries are under pressure to commit more funds before the COP26 climate summit in November, where world leaders will attempt to strike deals to cut emissions faster and avert disastrous levels of global warming.
One of Canada's leading advocates for Canadians with disabilities says they are heading into election day on Monday with little confidence that their needs are a priority — and few firm promises from federal parties. David Lepofsky, who is blind, is the chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act Alliance, or AODA Alliance. His group, which is non-partisan, sent each party a letter in early August requesting they make 12 specific commitments related to accessibility. The reque