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Here’s the latest for Saturday, May 21: US, SKorea open to expanded drills to deter North; Milley tells West Point cadets technology will transform war; First formula flights due to leave Europe for US; Refugee sells artwork to raise funds for Ukraine.
More than 80 per cent of COVID-related deaths in Canada's first wave happened in long-term care homes. And now a new coroner's report out of Quebec paints a devastating picture of how things unfolded at one of the hardest-hit residences. As Dan Spector tells us, the hope is the lessons learned during the first wave will help improve seniors' care across the country.
A strong storm system moving through the Greater Toronto Area brought rain, hail and high-speed winds to parts of the region, with tree branches brought down in parts of the Ontario capital and pea-sized hail in Pickering.
A Nova Scotia First Nation has launched a moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Cape Breton with approval from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The department issued a statement Friday saying it came to an understanding with the We’koqma’q First Nation that authorizes fishers in the community to harvest and sell their catch in accordance with the Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan. The understanding is linked to the 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision that affirmed the treaty
The City of Edmonton is considering turning a chunk of 102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton into a pedestrian-focused corridor. The possibility of banning vehicles on the stretch of 102nd Avenue, from 99th to 103rd Street, is discussed in a new city report. That portion of 102nd Avenue has been closed for LRT construction, but the current plan is to eventually reopen one lane to eastbound vehicle traffic. One community group hopes the space could become a space for walking, chairs and tables, and pos
A series of dangerous thunderstorms rolled through southern Ontario on Saturday, leaving one person dead in Peel Region and another dead in Brant County.
Helicopter footage shows the aftermath of Saturday's storm in parts of Ontario and Quebec. In Ottawa, tens of thousands are still without power.
Here's the latest for Monday May 23rd: Biden says recession in US not inevitable; Biden also says everybody should be concerned about monkeypox; Polish President addresses Ukrainian parliament; Military brings baby formula shipment to US.
LONDON (AP) — Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min finished the Premier League season tied as the top scorers on Sunday with 23 goals. Salah has now captured the Golden Boot on three occasions — as the outright winner in the 2017-18 season and sharing the award twice, in 2018-19 and this season. It is the first time Son has topped the scoring chart. Both players scored on the final day. Salah netted Liverpool's second goal in the 3-1 win over Wolverhampton and Son had a double in Tottenham's 5-0 vict
The Vancouver Police Department says an attack on an 87-year-old Chinatown resident on Friday morning appears to be racially motivated. According to police, the senior was out for a morning walk and was standing near a bus stop close to the intersection of Pender Street and Columbia Street when a man came up to him around 11:40 a.m. PT Friday. The suspect allegedly made racist comments and bear-sprayed the senior in the face. The suspect then ran away, while nearby business staff and passersby h
Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre is one of 10 that make up Canada's first playwright unit, which is dedicated to elevating the voices of queer and trans writers — a gap the unit's founders have identified in the nation's theatre ecology. The consortium of theatres spread from Vancouver to Halifax are dedicated to bringing together five queer playwrights for the first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwrighting Unit. The result is set to be what the founder, Zee Zee Theatre Company, describes as a
The body of a teenage girl who fell into a river in the Laurentians two weeks ago has been found, provincial police say. First responders were called around 9 a.m. Sunday after someone spotted the body in the waters of the Rivière du Nord, in Piedmont, Que, the Sûreté du Québec said in a statement. Police later confirmed the body they recovered was that of the girl that went missing in the same river on May 12 in Sainte-Adèle. The teenager, whose identity and age has not been made public, was st
Vancouver's Plan A Real Estate Services has been fined $10,000 by the Residential Tenancy Branch for requiring tenants to sign lease agreements that it falsely claims aren't covered by B.C.'s tenancy laws. In an April 20 notice of administrative penalty, Richard Maddia, acting director of the provincial authority's Compliance and Enforcement Unit, wrote that Plan A had contravened the Residential Tenancy Act in at least 152 tenancy agreements. In each of those cases, the company had asked tenant
Olympic champion sprinter Bruny Surin is Canada's Olympic chef de mission for Paris 2024. He talks to The National's Ian Hanomansing about his legendary 1996 gold medal win in the 4x100-metre relay, as well as his upcoming return to the Olympics.
A new app is giving Edmonton's restaurants a tool to cut back on food waste. Too Good To Go frames itself as a way to save surplus food at restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores, offering up items that would normally go to waste in heavily discounted surprise bags. "I was a little reluctant at first because I'm just like, oh my god, it's another thing to manage," said Theo Psalios, owner of Little Village, a Greek restaurant on Stony Plain Road. Psalios officially started using the app May 17,
TOKYO (Reuters) -President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater U.S. economic engagement with the Indo-Pacific, facing criticism even before the programme is announced that it will offer scant benefit to countries in the region. On the second leg of his first Asia trip as president, Biden is to meet with leaders of Japan, India and Australia, the "Quad," another cornerstone of his strategy to push back against China's expanding influence. Biden meet with Japanese business leaders, including the president of Toyota Motor Corp, at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo shortly after arriving, said a person familiar with the matter.
Non-profit organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador say the high price of gas is affecting food security in the province, but some believe expanded and better integrated public transit could be a way to help. The chairperson of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which runs the Carbonear Food Bank, said she's concerned people in their 350 kilometre area aren't able to get the food they need. "They can't afford to put gas in their vehicle to come," Kerri Abbott said. "By the time they pay their
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his spiritual closeness to Catholics in China, voicing hope that the church there operates in “freedom and tranquility,’’ but making no mention of a 90-year-old cardinal who was recently arrested in Hong Kong. Addressing the public gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the pontiff's traditional Sunday remarks, Francis noted that the church celebrates, on May 24, the “Blessed Mother Mary, Help of Christians,’’ and recalled that Mary is the patron
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Poland's president traveled to Kyiv to support the country's European Union aspirations, becoming the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the start of the war. Lawmakers gave a standing ovation to President Andrzej Duda, who thanked them for the honor of speaking where “the heart of a free, independent and democratic Ukraine beats." Duda received more applause when he said that to end the
Sweat, hard work and maybe a little Irish luck helped propel the 2022 Blue Nose Marathon winner over the finish line. On Sunday, the 19th Blue Nose Marathon returned to the streets of Halifax for its first regular Victoria Day weekend since the pandemic began. The event was held in November last year. Running his first Blue Nose, Nathan Ryan O'Hehir won the marathon handily, finishing in a time of two hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds. "That was the hardest race I've ever done," Ryan O'Hehir said