Windsor hasn't had a municipal election with a voter turnout higher than 40 per cent in more than a decade, and one resident says making voting more accessible could help. "I think voters are having to jump through a lot of hoops and put in a lot of effort just to get their vote in, where it should be made very easy and accessible for them, especially with Windsor's ridiculously low voter turnout," said Ward 10 resident Amna Masoodi. Across Ontario, just 38 per cent of those eligible cast ballot
MALANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week. The overcrowded stadium in Malang in Indonesia's East Java province descended into chaos after police fired tear gas to disperse agitated fans who had poured on to the pitch at the end of the match. Authorities have put the latest death toll at 131.
MONTREAL — The Coalition Avenir Québec, led by François Legault, won a second consecutive majority mandate in Monday's election. Here are five things to watch out for as the CAQ leader prepares to name his new cabinet and begins to make good on his party's election promises. TAXES/COST OF LIVING The Coalition Avenir Québec has promised to distribute up to $600 to Quebecers in December to help with the cost of living. Adults making less than $50,000 are to receive a one-time payment of $600, and
In the sole Outaouais seat change of the night, CBC projects Coalition Avenir Québec's Suzanne Tremblay will defeat Liberal incumbent Maryse Gaudreault in the Hull riding. Gaudreault had been the MNA for the riding since 2007, with the riding voting Liberal for decades. The last time a non-Liberal won the riding was in 1976 when Jocelyne Ouelette with the Parti Québécois won by just two votes. Hull comprises part of the City of Gatineau. It has a population of 79,845, with 55,645 registered vote
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranian security forces deployed at universities in several cities on Wednesday, witnesses said, stepping up efforts to quell more than two weeks of protests ignited by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. The nationwide unrest sparked by her death has spiralled into the biggest challenge to Iran's clerical leaders in years, with protesters calling for the downfall of the Islamic Republic founded in 1979. Riot police fanned out in the cities of Urmia, Tabriz, Rasht and the capital Tehran, particularly around universities which have been a focal point of protests in recent days, the witnesses said.
Health-care staff in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are receiving made-in-the-North anti-racism training. The two-day program, run by the territory's health and social services department, is offered to employees of the territory's health authorities. The goal is to address anti-Indigenous racism. Employees received the training last month. Karen Blondin Hall, who manages the program, said she learned about cultural safety from an Indigenous professor while attending university. She said it felt important
Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles starting this month, as it moves ahead with using only cameras in its safety and driver-assistant features. Tesla vehicles now have 12 ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and short-range sound sensors are mainly used in parking applications and to detect close objects. Tesla last year started dropping radar sensors amid a chip shortage.
The Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) failed to elect any candidates to the National Assembly Monday but its leader, Éric Duhaime, appeared cheerful and determined as he spoke to supporters in the Quebec City region. The party managed to increase its vote share from 1.4 per cent in 2018 to a projected 12.9per cent, putting it within two percentage points of the Official Opposition Liberals. "This is a guy smiling here," he said from a hotel in Lac-Delage, Que., a small municipality just outside
Sexual health organizations in Halifax are calling for more testing resources after Nova Scotia public health reported an increase in newly diagnosed HIV cases in the province. In a news release on Monday, public health said they normally see 15 to 20 new cases of HIV per year, but this year they've already recorded 20 to 25 new cases as of the end of August. They said they've observed most new cases to be coming from social circles in the Halifax Regional Municipality, but there are still cases
The mass demonstrations over Mahsa Amini's death in Iranian police custody could create lasting change, say analysts.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday called a general election for Nov. 1, seven months ahead of the end of her term in office. Frederiksen, who has headed a minority government since June 2019, has seen her popularity dwindle due to her role in a pandemic-related decision to wipe out Denmark's captive mink population. The early parliamentary election will select members of the 179-seat Folketing. Polls show the center-left bloc led by her Social Democr
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who's seeking his old job back, said he’d veto a bill banning abortions at 15 weeks, delivering disappointing news to abortion opponents. LePage provided the answer in a labored exchange Tuesday evening during the first debate of the governor's race with current Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and independent Sam Hunkler. Mills is an unequivocal supporter of the right to an abortion, and Democrats have hammered LePage on the issue, seeking t
Parents are growing increasingly worried about the lack of children’s fever medication available on shelves, but pharmacists say these medications can be made in a pharmacy and not to panic.
Ontario Provincial Police say the pilot of what they describe as an "amateur-built aircraft" was found and pronounced dead after failing to return on time in Hastings Highlands, Ont., on Saturday. In a news release, officers from the Bancroft detachment of the OPP said they were called just before 9 p.m. Saturday. They searched the rural area west of Ottawa and found the small aircraft and pilot. According to police, 51-year-old Jason Reynolds from Hastings Highlands was pronounced dead shortly
Regina city council's executive committee is set to examine the state of the city's infrastructure as it considers a proposal for a policy that will help it manage those assets. The pair of interconnected motions are on the agenda for the committee's meeting on Wednesday. According to a report set to be discussed at the meeting, the city has assets with a total replacement value of $12.9 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2020. That list includes thousands of kilometres of roads, 153 ball diamonds, 84 brid
Quebec's provincial hockey federation is cutting ties with Hockey Canada in the wake of new allegations against the sporting body. In a resolution voted on Tuesday night and first obtained by La Presse, Hockey Québec states that it no longer has "confidence in the ability of Hockey Canada to act effectively to change the culture of hockey with the structure in place." The vote came hours after Federal Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge called on regional federations under Hockey Canada to put press
This week's rare North Korean test flight, which sent a missile soaring over Japan, underscored the nuclear-armed state's rapidly advancing arsenal amid stalled denuclearisation talks. Tuesday's ballistic missile was the 39th launched by North Korea this year. Its record schedule began in January with the launch of a new "hypersonic missile," and went on to include long-range cruise missiles; short-range ballistic missiles fired from rail cars, airports, and a submarine; and its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches since 2017.
Fort McMurray moms are stepping up to donate breast milk through an Alberta-based charity and helping to ensure babies across Alberta, in NICUs and at home, have enough to eat. The mothers are donating through NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, which is based in Calgary but has a donation location, or milk drop, in Fort McMurray, along with several other places in the province. Kristina Landry, mother of two, started donating breast milk when her youngest was two months old. She has donated about 5
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the U.S. territory of Guam and beyond. The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration by North Korea this year as it ramps up missile tests in its push to build a full-fledged nuclear arsenal that viably threatens U.S. allies and the American
In a win for consumers, European lawmakers voted to force Apple and its rivals to all use the same charging ports for their handheld devices by 2024. Experts say it could prompt similar changes beyond Europe.