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A man was killed Friday evening after his vehicle struck the support of a train bridge on a secondary highway northeast of Edmonton. Morinville RCMP said a Mercedes sedan travelling westbound on Highway 633 at about 5:40 p.m. collided with the structure just east of the hamlet of Villeneuve, Alta., near Range Road 263. Bystanders who saw the collision got the driver out of the vehicle, which caught fire after the impact. The 42-year-old man from St. Albert, Alta., was pronounced dead by emergenc
OTTAWA — The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is colouring some heated political debate in the final stretch of the federal election campaign. Justin Trudeau is touting the importance of getting vaccinated, while the NDP's Jagmeet Singh is criticizing the Liberal leader for failing to push harder for paid sick leave and proof-of-vaccination certificates. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, meanwhile, insists his party is running a safe campaign but will not say how many of his candidates are f
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the conduct of Peel Regional Police after a young man suffered serious injuries when officers arrested him on Friday night in Brampton. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says Peel police arrested the man, 26 on Kingknoll Drive at about 11 p.m. The SIU did not say why the man was arrested or what happened before the arrest. "There was a police interaction," the SIU said in the release on Saturday. "The man was taken to the police station, followed by
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative premier has asked people who protested proof-of-vaccination policies outside the home of the province's chief medical officer of health to consider acting more like adults. Tim Houston released a video message over social media on Friday night about the small protest outside the Halifax home of Dr. Robert Strang earlier in the day. Houston says he would encourage those who carried out the protests to "grow up and think of others," and that there's
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning. The nine-metre boat with two outboard motors departed the community of Mary's Harbour at approximately 6 a.m., equipped with a VHF radio. The RCMP says in a release that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a report informing them that the vessel had not returned. Search efforts throughout the night were unsuccessf
Most schools in the capital Kabul have stayed shut since the Taliban captured the city just over a month ago. Taliban officials say they will not return to the fundamentalist policies - including a ban on girls receiving an education - when they last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. Nazife, a teacher at a private school in Kabul which had mixed classrooms before the Taliban takeover, said they had made changes in order to reopen.
Alexandre Boulerice admits that his is a lonely position. Boulerice, in the Montreal riding of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, is one of those rare candidates who routinely and significantly outperforms their party. In 2019, when the NDP got just 11 per cent of the vote in Quebec, Boulerice won more than 42 per cent in his riding. That personal popularity has helped him to win three elections — possibly a fourth — and survive the collapse of the NDP in Quebec. His riding is single orange dot in a sea
Montreal police say two people were stabbed in the city's downtown core this morning, resulting in the death of a 23-year-old man. Police say 911 calls came in this morning for a stabbing on Sherbrooke Street, near Mansfield Street, at about 1:45 a.m. Two victims, men aged 20 and 23, were found at the scene with stab wounds. Montreal police confirmed the death of the 23-year-old man, the city's 21st homicide of 2021. The other victim suffered less serious injuries and is expected to survive. Pol
The Calgary Fire Department says it responded to three fires in a close time frame early Saturday morning. Around 3:10 a.m., fire crews received a call for smoke in the 100 block of Rundlecairn Road — located in the northeast community of Rundle. Upon arrival, crews found the fire in a bedroom on the main floor of the house. Firefighters were able to hose the fire from outside the home while other crews worked their way into the house to fight the fire from the inside. One man was taken to hospi
Another storm system is heading for parts of Newfoundland as areas of the island continue to clean up damage from Hurricane Larry. Environment Canada and the Canadian Hurricane Centre have issued Special Weather and Tropical Cyclone statements for the Bonavista, Burin and Avalon peninsulas following the emergence of Tropical Storm Odette off the east coast of the United States. While the storm is expected to weaken to a post-tropical system by Sunday night, Forecaster Jean-Marc Couturier said it
Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia will agree to take steps to build secure semiconductor supply chains when they meet in Washington next week, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday, citing a draft of the joint statement. U.S. President Joe Biden will host a first in-person summit of leaders of the "Quad" countries, which have sought to boost co-operation to push back against China's growing assertiveness. The draft says that in order to create robust supply chains, the four countries will ascertain their semiconductor supply capacities and identify vulnerability, the Nikkei said, without unveiling how it had obtained the document.
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shushwap) superintendent Donna Kriger says several schools were placed in a "hold and secure" to ensure the safety of staff and students. Kriger says the protesters' decision to enter schools around Salmon Arm, B.C., is "completely unacceptable.
The P.E.I. Association of Newcomers to Canada is urging Islanders to support Afghans arriving in the province. As of last Sunday, more than 2,200 refugees from Afghanistan had arrived in Canada. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, those refugees have relocated to all 10 provinces. Craig Mackie, the association's executive director, said government-assisted refugees come from dire situations. "You know, they've been shot at, they've possibly been bombed," he said. "They've
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Saturday that amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, he condemns the Prairie provinces Conservative governments' response to the increase in cases, but he also condemns Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau for calling an election during this time.
More than 100 people gathered in front of Halifax city hall on Saturday to protest the municipality's approach to dealing with homelessness, demanding that evictions be stopped. It has been a month since Halifax Regional Police and city staff carried out a mass eviction of people sleeping on public property on the peninsula, and the pressure is rising. Advocates say people without homes are still being confronted and displaced by police when they try to sleep in tents or "crisis shelters" in par
Jack Lowden (Dunkirk)has teamed up with Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and filmmaker Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Of Time and the City) for Benediction, part of the 2021 Toronto International Festival (TIFF), which tells the story of the complex life of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO — Vaccines continue to dog Canada's Conservative leader as he vies for votes in seat heavy Ontario with the clock ticking down to election day. Erin O'Toole started his second last day of campaigning running by a farmers market without appearing to go inside to capitalize on one of his last chances to meet prospective voters. That decision reflects the party's overall campaign strategy, which has relied more on O'Toole answering questions from people through virtual townhall
The father of a fisherman missing at sea is asking boats from Southern Labrador and Northern Newfoundland to join the search effort for his son and a second crew member. The two-person crew aboard Island Lady was expected to land in Mary's Harbour around 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Around 6:30 p.m that evening, Dwight Russell checked his son Marc's Facebook Messenger account to see whether it showed him active and online. "I usually checks with that account every day just to make sure he's home," he sa
There wasn't an empty seat in a makeshift courtroom at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre Friday, the last day of arguments in a sentencing hearing for a teenager convicted of fatally stabbing a 16-year-old in 2018. Following final arguments from the Crown and defence lawyers, the teen offered an apology to Erica "Eliza" Hill O'Watch's family and friends watching from the gallery. "I'm not asking you to forgive and forget because I know what you see when you look at me," the now 18-year-old told the r