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Opinion polls indicate no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Monday, for the second straight time, leaving one of the two front-runners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Conservative leader Erin O'Toole - trying to govern with a minority. Trudeau, who has led a minority government since 2019, called an early election in a bid to capitalize on the Liberals' handling of the pandemic and swing to a majority. If Trudeau wins a majority of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, he will remain prime minister.
As Saskatchewan broke multiple COVID-19 records over the weekend, there was at least one positive piece of information that started to become a little clearer. COVID-19 vaccination numbers have begun to climb since Premier Scott Moe announced mandatory masking and proof-of-vaccination policies on Thursday. Although it's only three days' worth of data, the initial signs point to a response from Saskatchewan residents who may have delayed or resisted getting a jab. On every day since the province
Whether it was establishing their territory or getting in good with the ladies, male tyrannosaurs got right up in each other's faces during prehistoric clashes of epic proportions. At least, that's a hypothesis being put forward by a team of Alberta paleontologists that studied 202 tyrannosaurid skull specimens featuring 324 bite marks and battle scars. "Basically these animals were biting each other on the face," said Caleb Brown, co-author of a recent study and a curator at the Royal Tyrrell M
Across Southeast Asia, sidewalk hawkers offer sizzling meat skewers bathed in the smoky aroma of smoldering wood coals and a seemingly endless combination of savory sauces. n Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred chicken smothered in spicy peanut sauce. For this recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, we decided to highlight the lesser-known but still familiar flavors of Mya
With demand for toys at an all-time high, U.S. suppliers and retailers are racing to outrun severe air, sea and land shipping snarls so Santa has a mountain of dolls, scooters and video game consoles to deliver at Christmas. The holidays account for a major chunk of the toy industry's nearly $33 billion annual sales, and LEGO blocks, MGA Entertainment's L.O.L. Surprise dolls, Mattel's Barbies and Sony's PlayStation game consoles were among top sellers last year. Hitches in logistics could result in empty-handed consumers and lost sales for retailers like Walmart and Target - where Reuters and analysts this year have seen some gaps in shelves among seasonal items, from school supplies and backpacks to Halloween decor and costumes.
The fall of Afghanistan's capital over a month ago to Taliban insurgents not only robbed Saleem Yousofzada of sleep, but of hope. The Kabul-based filmmaker has, like numerous other documentarians, been living in fear of reprisal from militants for long depicting the experiences and highlighting the voices of Afghans in the country, now under new Taliban rule. "They just lost totally their hopes. They don't have hopes for the future," said Yousofzada in a video interview in reference to fellow Ka
It's election day in Canada, and New Brunswick has more than its fair share of intriguing political story lines that will be resolved after the polls close at 8:30 p.m. Atlantic time. Because of the country's time zones, two hours will go by before polls close in the next set of provinces to the west of us, giving us ample time to watch the numbers and see what develops. Here are four stories worth watching tonight. Three ridings to watch People involved in the campaigns agree that there are thr
The AIDS Committee of Toronto held its last Walk for AIDS on Sunday, after running the fundraising event for more than 30 years. ACT, among other HIV service agencies, is calling on the federal government to increase funding after receiving notice of significant cuts to sexual and mental health services. This year, due to the cuts, the organization changed the Walk for AIDS to a "Rally for Health." ACT said it received notice in July from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that its fundin
This First Person article was written by Ariana Salvo, a freelance writer and photographer based in Charlottetown. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ. There are four privileges that Canadian citizens enjoy that residents do not: the ability to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces, access to high-security government jobs, being called to serve as a juror and the privilege to vote in elections. I moved to P.E.I. from Italy in 2004 to pursue my master's degree i
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Sept. 26: Country singer David Frizzell is 80. Actor Kent McCord (“Adam 12”) is 79. “The Weakest Link” host Anne Robinson is 77. Singer Bryan Ferry is 76. Actor Mary Beth Hurt is 75. Singer-actor Olivia Newton-John is 73. Actor James Keane (“Bulworth,” TV’s “The Paper Chase”) is 69. Singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos is 67. Country singer Carlene Carter is 66. Actor Linda Hamilton is 65. Singer Cindy Herron of En Vogue is 60. Actor Meli
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -European Union foreign ministers expressed support and solidarity with France on Monday during a meeting in New York to discuss Australia's scrapping of a $40 billion submarine order with Paris in favor of a U.S. and British deal. Speaking after the closed-door meeting on the sidelines annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said "more cooperation, more coordination, less fragmentation" was needed to achieve a stable and peaceful Indo-Pacific region where China is the major rising power. Australia said last week it would cancel an order for conventional submarines from France and instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-SECURITY/AUSTRALIA-FRANCE/jnpweyabzpw/USA-SECURITY-AUSTRALIA.jpg with U.S. and British technology after striking a security partnership with those countries under the name AUKUS.
Shediac dog trainer Bill Grimmer knows the limitless potential of man's best friend. From companionable couch potato to highly trained scent detection dogs, canines have been improving the lives of their human partners for thousands of years. Over the course of his long career, Grimmer has taught numerous breeds to do countless things. Everything from Chihuahuas to Great Danes; and scent detection to protection. Most recently, Grimmer is teaching dogs to detect cortisol, often called the stress
Earlier this summer, Lethbridge, Alta., resident William Pelech received a letter from his family doctor. The letter stated his doctor was relocating to Cochrane, Alta., and there was no doctor to replace him. Soon after, Pelech began to grow ill. He suspected bronchitis. Unable to secure a new doctor, he had to wait weeks to secure an appointment at Lethbridge's sole walk-in clinic. "I was feeling worse and worse, taking time off work. [The doctor] said that I had pneumonia, and I had pneumonia
For the past two summers, people who live in Red Lake, Ont., have thanked local volunteer firefighters and forest firefighters for keeping their community safe. In 2020, the community was evacuated because of a nearby fire. In 2021, the community was on an evacuation alert, with some people voluntarily leaving the community and some of the most vulnerable people being moved out. It's the work of these forest firefighters, often working in remote areas, in all weather and temperatures, that caugh
Kate Winslet reacts to her Emmy win and praises her husband for his role in teaching their son Bear to read, while she was working on "Mare of Easttown." (Sept. 20)
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
P.E.I. issued a public exposure notification for a ceilidh which took place last Tuesday. Under current restrictions, a cohort of up to a maximum of 100 people would have been permitted to attend. West Royalty Elementary and École La-Belle-Cloche students return to class Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak at West Royalty. Six new cases were reported over weekend, four of which are linked to the outbreak. The other two cases announced were related to travel outsid
BUDAPEST (Reuters) -Hungary's government will refund $2 billion of income tax to families in early 2022 and also plans a big hike in the minimum wage, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the opening session of parliament on Monday, setting the stage for next year's election. Orban, who faces a parliamentary election that is shaping up as a competitive race for the first time in a decade, said the economy's sharp rebound from the coronavirus pandemic provided room in the budget for the measures. Hungary raised about 4.4 billion euros on international markets last week in a surprise bond issuance to help cover rising spending and a likely delay in the arrival of European Union COVID-19 recovery fund money due to a row between Brussels and Budapest over gay rights and media freedoms.
The City of Charlottetown has created its first ever natural asset inventory, part of a national movement to help municipalities better manage their natural areas and understand their value, including helping to deal with the impact of climate change. The inventory is available on the city's website, and includes forests, wetlands, grasslands, shrublands and water as well as agricultural land. In total, there are 1,719 individual natural assets in the new inventory. "I was quite surprised and it
An East York woman says her driveway is often blocked in by parked cars because of a misleading no parking sign — which the city has been slow to fix. Suzanne Creighton, who lives on a residential street near Broadview and Mortimer avenues, says about once a month for the past couple of years she's come out to her parking pad only to find her car blocked in. "It's incredibly frustrating," said Creighton, who has health problems and worries about getting in and out of her driveway if there's an e