Devastated towns begin cleanup operations as death toll rises to 176
Ford is due to meet Canada's NAFTA negotiators in the U.S. capital on Wednesday to be briefed on the status of the talks. "I won't mix words when I go down there because farm jobs are not a bargaining chip.
Ontario's highest court has paved the way for a considerable cut to the size of Toronto's city council just weeks from a municipal election.
What has been the lesson from the latest turn in the saga of the Trans Mountain pipeline? The answer for me — after a few days in Fort McMurray and speaking at a oil conference that included industry delegates, suppliers, corporate players and First Nations — came with more than a touch of surprise. What I found from conversation, some panels, informal meetups and simply from the mood of the place (just two years after The Fire) was an unusual spirit of buoyancy, forward outlook — this despite the dread findings on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
The next twist in the convoluted battle over the Ontario government's plan to cut the size of Toronto city council is expected Wednesday. Three judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario will decide whether to grant the province's request to stay an earlier court decision that ruled the government's attempt to drastically reduce the size of council in the middle of an election campaign unconstitutional. After that ruling, Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government said it would invoke the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to overrule the court's decision in a new piece of legislation.
Canadians involved in the legal cannabis industry are facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through. Despite the fact that some jurisdictions in North America permit the use of medical and recreational marijuana, U.S. federal law continues to prohibit its sale, possession, production and distribution, an agency spokesperson said in a statement.
Killings in the western state, home to one of Mexico's most violent and powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, have already hit a record 16,339 so far this year, and the national homicide rate is rising having already hit its highest in modern history last year. Accusations that authorities in Jalisco were mishandling bodies flared last week after the semi-trailer truck with 150 corpses was spotted in a warehouse on the outskirts of Mexico's second largest city Guadalajara, drawing the ire of the mayor of the borough, who said it was illegally parked. Jalisco state spokesman Gonzalez Sanchez told local radio that Luis Octavio Cotero, who had headed the forensic institute since 2015, was dismissed because he failed to take responsibility for storing the bodies.
"Down the line we benefit, our products benefit, because we have better relationships with doctors and hospital managers and also because we diagnose more patients and they get better treated," Chief Executive Pascal Soriot told Reuters. Surrounded by the latest gizmos at the World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi, eastern China, Soriot says he wants to use the power of artificial intelligence, robots and apps to help transform diagnosis and disease management. AstraZeneca has been on a tear in China, more than doubling its sales since 2012, helped by regulatory reforms to fast-track new drugs, and today generates 18 percent of revenue in the country -- a far higher proportion than rivals.
"If you do that sort of thing in this country we will come after you and we will throw the book at you." Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter said that the government was looking at introducing a maximum 10-year jail sentence for hoaxers. Australia's banking industry said it is willing to offer financial assistance to affected farmers.
A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. Police Senior Inspector Heherson Zambale said in an interview with The Associated Press that he was stunned after learning that the massive landslide had covered a chapel and bunkhouses in the mountain village where he and other officials had met with some of the victims a day before the tragedy struck on Saturday. Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines this year, left at least 81 people dead and 70 missing, mostly in the avalanche in the gold-mining town of Itogon in Benguet province.
While Hurricane Florence barrelled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. The fate of Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was cast in doubt with revelations that he was being investigated by Homeland Security's internal watchdog and a congressional committee for the possible misuse of government vehicles. The watchdog, the inspector general's office, has turned the review over to federal prosecutors to determine whether any criminal charges are warranted, according to a person familiar with the probe.
Chad Girardin of Whitehorse and his nephew Matthew Westley from Atlin, B.C., will definitely remember their hunt last weekend — and not just because they got a ram. Girardin, an experienced outdoorsman, had to put his skills to use during the ordeal. Girardin, Westley, and Girardin's cousin Gord Loverin had gone after a thinhorn, or Dall, sheep in the backcountry area of McDonald Lake, near Atlin.
The government's current approach to the sector is vague and unsustainable, Parliament's Treasury Committee said in a report, calling for regulation that protects consumers and prevents illicit uses such as money laundering. Cryptocurrencies are virtual tokens that can be used as forms of payments.
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced on Tuesday new AI and mixed-reality applications for its Dynamics 365 online business software, putting to use its augmented-reality goggles HoloLens for businesses. The additions to its cloud-based software came two years after HoloLens was launched. The new AI applications, Dynamics 365 Layout and Dynamics 365 Remote Assistant, help connect live remote colleagues with the use of HoloLens, Microsoft said in a blog.
The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city was indicted Tuesday on more than two dozen charges related to the misspending of public funds on trips to foreign countries including the Netherlands and the Galapagos Islands. In documents released to news reporters, federal prosecutors outlined 26 charges against Solicitor Dan Johnson, including wire fraud, mail fraud and theft of government funds. Gov. Henry McMaster's spokesman confirmed Tuesday the governor would move to suspend Johnson from office.
The mother of a baby who died at a Vancouver daycare describes the details of what she experienced that day in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court. Yasmine Saad, identified in the lawsuit as the operator of the daycare, could not be reached for comment. The statement of claim accuses the landlords of allowing Saad to operate a daycare without a licence, failing to supervise operations and failing to ensure the premises were safe and suitable for an infant.
A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. Reeve Duane Hicks said the Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton looked good on Friday morning when it opened to traffic. Hicks was in Yorkton, Sask., when he received a call around 2 p.m. Friday from the town's foreman who said the bridge wasn't looking right.
Geoff Gosling is the co-founder and head of design at Calgary's DIRTT Environmental Solutions. Gosling is one of Seven Wonderers sharing their stories at the annual Beakerhead Festival — celebrating science and art — this week.
The iconic locomotive at Fort Edmonton Park is getting a new home and a new lease on life. The locomotive has been parked since an inspection in 2017 found the current 40-year-old barn where it is kept isn't safe. Councillors grappled with the cost but heard from city staff that if the train doesn't get a new shed, it won't run again.
The Justice Department asked Tesla for documents about Musk's announcement, Tesla said, describing it as a "voluntary request." The company said it was co-operating and that the matter "should be quickly resolved." The probe by the Justice Department, which can press criminal charges, comes on top of a civil probe by the Securities and Exchange Commission and shareholder lawsuits. The Justice Department declined to comment. Tesla did not say whether the Justice Department probe was criminal or civil.
Just before an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from her Brexit plan, shrugging off criticism at home and in Brussels over her proposals for future trade after Britain quits the bloc, the biggest foreign policy shift for the country in almost half a century. The EU has called her Chequers plan, named after May's country residence where a deal was hashed out with ministers earlier this year, a good starting point but has baulked at her proposals for a future customs arrangement and Northern Ireland. With just over six months before Britain leaves the EU, time is pressing and May is keen to secure some kind of deal before the end of the year and ease concerns over a disorderly exit, which could plunge the economy into a downturn.
The mother of LeSean McCoy's young son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation that he abused the boy even though she said she knew the accusation was true. In a three-page document filed in Fulton County State Court in Georgia, Stephanie Maisonet said she reluctantly agreed to the deal in exchange for McCoy offering to drop a custody case and allow her to enrol their 6-year-old son in a school in Miami. Maisonet said she previously filed a report with child services — she did not say where or when — after her son would come home bruised and crying after visiting McCoy.
ISIL, also known as ISIS, has produced a propaganda video in which it claims responsibility for the deadly shooting on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue on July 22. It features a montage of news footage from what it claims were its most successful western terror attacks in 2018 and audio from a speech by ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in which he praises attackers in the West. “We congratulate the lions in the countries of the crusaders, in Canada, Europe and other countries,” he says, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
The city has unveiled four generalized concepts for redevelopment of the Exhibition Lands, with ideas that range from an aquarium to a soccer stadium. The land includes the site of the Coliseum, Borden Park, Northlands Park Casino and Track, the Coliseum LRT station and the Edmonton Expo Centre. The ideas presented include a possible Indigenous wellness centre, a soccer stadium or an aquarium.
Touring the world is effectively a favourite pastime for Paul McCartney at this point. When considering his time in the Beatles, Wings and his solo career, the 76-year-old has trekked across seemingly every region over the past 60 years. "You're just getting back to speed like an athlete does," McCartney said, explaining how he's prepared for his Freshen Up concert tour.