Martine Corbeil has lived in her Montreal home since 1997 and has always parked her car in the driveway out front. But last August, she got a letter from the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. "It said that we were not allowed to park in front of our house according to this bylaw," she said. That will certainly complicate things for her — and not just because she has to carry her groceries from a curbside spot. She has an electric car and there's a charging station attached to her house s
TORONTO — Members of Canada's tech community say they are worried the sector's recent downturn will weigh even heavier on women founders, who have long trailed their male counterparts when fundraising. Their fears come as the global tech sector is being rankled by reduced spending as consumers shift back to pre-pandemic habits. The sector is also grappling with widespread layoffs, falling valuations, and as investor exuberance wanes, founders are struggling to drum up cash. "The way one investor
ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Pakistan's generators produced more power than was required on Monday, causing voltage fluctuations that culminated in a system collapse that plunged 220 million people into darkness, an internal government document reviewed by Reuters showed. Complete grid failures are rare, and operators of modern grids count local shocks from integration of renewable energy as their primary challenge. The grid's failure plunged 220 million people into darkness for a whole day and disrupted commercial activity as outages also hit internet and mobile services.
After persisting into Thursday afternoon, the snowfall warning for the Ottawa-Gatineau region have ended. Earlier in the day, snowfall warnings ended in the Bancroft, Belleville, Kingston, Maniwaki, Renfrew County, Lanark County, and Prescott-Russell areas. Further east, warnings remain for the Brockville and Cornwall areas. The capital received more than 15 centimetres of snow at its main airport Wednesday. Environment Canada said some parts of the Ottawa area had 26 centimetres by late Thursda
Emblazoned on one side with the provincial flag and a bold 'AB', an image of the iconic Three Sisters mountain range claims space on the other side of these ringette goalies' helmets. They wanted to show off their provincial pride, along with a nod to the friendship they've found through sport. "All of us created this bond super fast, so we thought the Three Sisters would be a good way to demonstrate our unity at the games and how we really are, truly, best friends," explains Calgarian Paige Roy
BANGKOK (AP) — The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power, with the cultivation of poppies up by a third in the past year as eradication efforts have dropped off and the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a United Nations report released Thursday. In 2022, in the first full growing season since the military wrested control of the country from the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in 2021, Myan
They say you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette, but for Corrie and Jason Adamson, owners of Simpson Orchards in Leamington, Ont., a huge egg laid by one of their chickens was more than enough. The egg was almost the size of an orange — Jason said it was bigger than any egg he'd ever seen. The Adamsons said their store was slow from the snow storm on Wednesday and with their family and a few customers around, they decided to live stream themselves cracking the egg they found two weeks
Toronto police are investigating two separate assaults that happened roughly the same time on the TTC in the city's east end on Friday. At 5:40 p.m., police were called to a Pape subway station. A male victim had been assaulted and robbed by a group of young people, police said. He was not injured. At 5:42 p.m., police were called to a TTC bus in the area of Pape and Cosburn Avenues. A male had been assaulted by a group of young people. Paramedics took him to hospital with minor injuries. In bot
66 more potential burial sites have been discovered on the grounds of St. Joseph's Mission, a former residential school in Williams Lake. Chief Willie Sellers of the Williams Lake First Nation talks to Global News Morning about the latest findings, and the next steps in the investigation.
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he has laid out "very clearly" the reforms he wants to see from RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki — comments that come as the RCMP continues to defend its use of a controversial neck hold. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed the minister to work with the RCMP to ban "the use of neck restraints in any circumstance." The promise was repeated in Mendicino's mandate letter to Lucki. Earlier this month, the RCMP told CBC News the carotid control technique
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance, her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles. The Grammy Museum announced Thursday that the multi-Grammy winner will have her first exhibit opening on March 4. The exhibit called “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience” will feature 40 artifacts from her personal archive in the museum's permanent Lati
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting that left four dead at a California mushroom farm on Monday was at least the second time an employee tried to kill a coworker on the property, records show. Martin Medina, a manager at California Terra Garden, was charged with attempted murder after he threatened to kill another manager and then fired a shot into the man’s trailer. The bullet went through the trailer and into a neighboring one that was home to Yetao Bing, one of the workers killed on Monday, a p
A new report says misinformation about COVID-19 contributed to more than 2,800 Canadian deaths and at least $300 million in hospital and ICU visits. The Council of Canadian Academies says misinformation led to people not believing COVID-19 was real or was exaggerated, fostering vaccine hesitancy. The study suggests the false beliefs that COVID-19 was a "hoax or exaggerated," led to at least 2.3 million people delaying or refusing to get the vaccine between March and November of 2021. The report
The number of people turning to electric vehicles may be on the rise, but a Toronto Councillor says the city needs to come up with a plan to allow people without parking lots to install their own charging locations. Matthew Bingley reports.
Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak of pertussis — commonly called whooping cough — in parts of southern Alberta. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe coughing that can last for weeks. It's most dangerous to infants, who are at risk of serious complications, including pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage and death. The outbreak spans the County of Lethbridge, Coaldale, Taber, Vauxhall, Grassy Lake and Bow Island — all communities that have significantly low child
Lula, who was elected for a third term last October vowing to tackle deforestation in the rainforest, discussed in a phone call with Macron efforts to combat the threat posed by climate change, according to a statement from his office. He talked about the importance of France attending a summit of the countries of the Amazon forest that Brazil plans to host in the next few month, as it is the only European country to share the biome, through its overseas territory of French Guiana.
One of the people who participated in what a judge has described as a "cruel and merciless" killing of a Calgary Uber driver has been handed an eight-year sentence. Andrew Christal, 35, was tried on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kasif Hirani, 30, who was fatally stabbed in December 2019. Last year, a jury found him guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter. On Thursday, Court of King's Bench Justice John McCarthy found Christal "acted in concert" with the other two killers,
Calling it a 'blueprint' for holding police officers accountable in the future, regardless of whether they're Black or white, Ben Crump, the attorney for the family of Tyre Nichols, praises officials for their swiftness in moving the case forward.
The video shows the arrest that led to the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. While details have so far been limited, the video is hoped to provide a clear picture.View on euronews
NEW YORK (AP) — There are those for whom recycling and composting are not nearly enough, who have reduced their annual waste to almost zero, ditched their clothes dryer or given up flying, and are ready to take the next step in exploring the frontiers of sustainable living. For Manhattanite Josh Spodek, that has meant going without a refrigerator, which he identified as the biggest source of electrical use in his Greenwich Village apartment. Spodek began by deciding to go packaging-free, and one