Rain and hail in Sainte-Sophie, Quebec.
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Rain and hail in Sainte-Sophie, Quebec.
BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year's global climate summit, officials said Saturday. The world’s two most populous countries are among dozens that failed to provide an update on their targets for curbing the release of planet-warming gases to the U.N. climate change agency by July 31. China is the country with the wo
MONTREAL — It's no coincidence that a wave of Indigenous women have won leadership roles previously held only by men, say leaders and advocates. They argue it's a sign of the times that Mandy Gull-Masty was elected the first female Grand Chief of the Cree Nation in northern Quebec this week, after Kahsennehawe Sky-Deer and RoseAnne Archibald became the first women voted in to lead the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and the Assembly of First Nations, respectively. "The communities are asking for cha
RCMP in White Rock, B.C., have arrested two men in connection with a devastating fire in 2016 that displaced dozens of residents and caused millions of dollars in damages. Police say the unnamed suspects were arrested for arson, break and enter, and theft among other offences. According to RCMP, one of the men is a local while the other resides outside the Lower Mainland. "We would like to thank the community and victims of this fire for their patience in awaiting this news," said Staff Sgt. Kal
Ottawa reports four more COVID-19 cases Friday and no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases in the city. Vaccination numbers starting to plateau. Ontario reported 258 new cases of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported four more COVID-19 cases Saturday, but no new deaths. There are 51 known active cases. Numbers to watch 0.7%: As of Friday, the rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. 4.0: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19
COLFAX, La. (AP) — A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted early Saturday on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his wife, Kerri, posted on his official Facebook page. “Yes, unfortunately tonight he did get shot in the back on his right side while on stage,” she wrote. “Doctors said thankfully he’s a built guy. The bullet didn’t penetrate his lung
As more than 240 fires rage across the province, tens of thousands of people have been exposed to poor air quality, and it's particularly difficult for residents who have health issues.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts to assist in evacuation efforts from the sea as new wildfires erupted. A video showed plumes of smoke and fire enveloping a hill close to the seashore. The death toll fr
A two-year-old child has died after he was struck by an SUV in a parking lot in Scarborough. Toronto police received multiple calls at around 5 p.m. about a collision involving a child in a parking lot near Markham Road and McNicoll Avenue. Const. Alex Li said. When officers arrived the child was suffering from "very significant injuries," said Insp. Andy Singh, who spoke at a media conference at the scene. Paramedics attempted to save the boy's life, but he died at the scene. Singh said from hi
A 26-year-old Nain man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 50-year-old man in the community. Charges were laid after Nain RCMP responded to an assault at a home in the community Friday. Police said the 50-year-old was taken to the local clinic for treatment, but died of his injuries shortly after arriving. The accused made a court appearance Saturday morning, with a second appearance scheduled for Monday. An investigation involving the RCMP's major crimes unit and Nain d
HALIFAX — Nova Scotians will be given 10 paid sick days under an NDP government, says party Leader Gary Burrill ahead of the provincial election. Burrill announced the proposed legislation on Saturday at the midpoint of the campaign for the province's 41st election, to be held Aug. 17. The NDP plans on legislating the sick leave days as a part of the provincial Labour Standards Code in short order if they come into power, Burrill said. The NDP's sick leave program won't require employees to have
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has moved to the “green level” of its pandemic plan with most of its COVID-19 restrictions removed Saturday. The end of the mandatory order means that public health measures have been lifted, including provincial border checks and the required registration to enter the province. It also means that capacity limits of gatherings in theatres, restaurants and stores will no longer be enforced and face masks are no longer required in public. The decision leaves federal bor
For days, thick smoke from wildfires has blanketed B.C. cities in the Kootenays and Okanagan. Now, Metro Vancouver is bracing for that smoke to reach the coast this weekend. On Saturday, Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a special air quality statement for parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, warning that elevated ozone levels due to the heatwave could pose health risks. They're also predicting wildfire smoke is likely heading west. "For a lot of the Interior right now, our
An investigation is underway after police say a 27-year-old woman died suddenly in Whitehorse. Officers responded to reports of a woman in medical distress in the downtown area at around 11:42 p.m., the RCMP said in a media statement. She was later pronounced dead. Police said they're investigating what happened alongside the Yukon Coroner's Service. There are no public safety concerns, said police.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to
Saskatchewan reached a new milestone on Saturday, with more than 50,000 cases of COVID-19 now reported since the pandemic began. There were 80 new cases reported Saturday, bringing the provincial caseload to 50,024, according to the province's website. The Regina zone has the largest total of cases, with 12,234 to date, followed by Saskatoon with 11,779 and the north with 10,975. The province's new cases reported Saturday are located in the following areas: Far northwest: 28. Far north central:
Keep them out of the landfill — here are a few tips and tricks of what you can do with those colourful plastic tags that pile up every time you buy bread.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -The union workers at Bombardier Inc's Toronto business-jet assembly plant on Saturday ratified new, three-year collective bargaining agreements, officially ending a strike that started last week, according to a statement. The approximately Bombardier 1,500 workers who belong to Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, voted to accept preliminary deals reached on Friday, which include wage increases and higher monthly pension benefits, the union said. Bombardier's strong-selling Global 7500, which lists for $73 million and is a key revenue generator for the pure play business-jet maker, is assembled at the Toronto production site.
P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Office has identified potential COVID-19 exposure sites after receiving notice of a person who travelled to the Island prior to testing positive. Out of an "abundance of caution," the CPHO has identified the following potential exposure sites on Prince Edward Island: David's Restaurant at Rodd Crowbush Golf and Beach Resort: Friday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. Clubhouse on the Links at Rodd Crowbush Golf and Beach Resort: Saturday, July 24, 8:30-9:15 a.m., 2-3 p.m., Sunday, Ju
A Vancouver Island festival that celebrates Indigenous music, arts and culture is set to return virtually this August after 2020's events were cancelled due to the pandemic. Sarah Pocklington, the co-producer of Indigifest, says this year's festival will feature 18 artists from all over B.C. but it will look a little different because of the pandemic. She says instead of an in-person event it is moving to a completely online format. She says organizers have developed a virtual music training pro
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and another driver were killed Saturday in a head-on crash near southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said. Both drivers were pronounced dead shortly after the collision occurred about 12:20 a.m. on State Route 86 near Sells, a Border Patrol statement said. The statement said the driver was the only person in the civilian vehicle and that multiple agencies responded to the incident. No identities or additional information on the circumstances of the