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Defence Minister Anita Anand says she is looking forward to working with Gen. Wayne Eyre, who has been made permanent commander of Canada’s Armed Forces. He is officially replacing Admiral Art McDonald, who voluntarily stepped down during an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation that resulted in no charges, and who has now begun the process of voluntarily retiring from the military.
The Cape Breton Regional Hospital will be shutting down its hot water for twelve hours on Friday until Saturday morning to replace old equipment — some as old as the hospital itself. The hot water shutdown starts at 8 p.m. Friday and lasts until 8 a.m. Saturday. The shutdown will be followed by a hot water boil advisory for staff that lasts until 10 a.m. Sunday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said in a press release. The health authority said access to the hospital won't be impacted. Cold wate
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
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.
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
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has asked public health officials to ramp up surveillance and plan for "all outcomes" in light of a new COVID-19 variant that's feared to be more transmissible. Ford also requested on Friday morning that the federal government ban visitors from southern Africa due to the new variant -- a measure Ottawa announced hours later. The ban applies to foreign nationals who transited through a list of seven countries in the last 14 days, including South Africa, Mozambi
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.
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to some workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing health-care employees. The bill would provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated workers, a contingent that makes up a small percentage of the overall Canadian workforce. Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the sick leave plugs a hole in the country's social safety net that the pandemic exposed. At the same time,
Ahmaud Arbery's mother says she is thankful for justice, but says the murder convictions of the men who cornered and killed her son won't bring him back. Wanda Cooper-Jones says will have an empty chair at family Thanksgiving celebrations. (Nov. 25)
Ontario's police watchdog is now investigating the death of a man north of Bobcaygeon Thursday morning. According to a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news release, the man died after an Ontario Provincial Police officer "discharged his firearm." The SIU said just after 10 a.m. an officer with the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment went to a rural residence near Highway 49 and Highway 37 — more than 160 kilometres northeast of Toronto in the Kawartha Lakes region — for an ongoing investigation.
President Johnson names commission to investigate JFK's assassination; U.N. passes resolution calling for the British Mandate of Palestine to be partitioned; First flight over the South Pole; Natalie Wood, Cary Grant and George Harrison die. (Nov. 29)
British Columbia remains in "uncharted territory" with a chain of storms set to sweep over areas of the province that are already struggling to recover from devastating flooding, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Wednesday. Wind and rainfall warnings blanketed most of the B.C. coast and they come after about a dozen so-called atmospheric rivers have saturated land in the province since September. Farnworth said even routine rainfall may cause already swollen rivers to rise to dangerous
Samson the Newfoundland has become RAmbo the Cavalier King Charles’ most favorite spot to nap. Samson has essentially become Rambo’s own “dog bed”. Is Samson happy with this new idea? Only Samson knows for sure. Too cute!
A 35-year-old Rosetown man is facing 14 charges of selling prohibited and restricted handguns, and semi-automatic rifles. David Laverne Cressman appeared in Saskatoon provincial court Friday. He returns to court on Nov. 30. The allegations span July to October of this year and all come from Rosetown. The community is 120 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon. Cressman also face one allegation of breaking into a house to steal a firearm. The handguns that RCMP investigators allege that Cressman sold
Prisonnier d’un cercle infernal, le blasé erre dans l’open-space en quête d’une ultime stimulation pour le sortir de sa torpeur. Dès lors, comment échapper à la boucle du blasement en entreprise ?
Soldiers and residents scrambled to make sandbags Wednesday near Abbotsford, B.C., as the flood-ravaged area prepared to be hit with more rain over the next couple of days.
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
Sandwich Secondary School was placed in a brief hold and secure Wednesday afternoon after an altercation in the parking lot involving a reported firearm, according to a LaSalle police release. Police said an argument between two groups started in the school's parking lot. A student reported the argument to the principal and said they had overheard that one of the men involved in the argument may have had a firearm. The school was placed in a hold and secure at the recommendation of police. Polic
Rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations to younger children as well as boosters for adults are expected to play key roles in helping to prevent a fifth wave of COVID-19, experts say.
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