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Director Taika Waititi says it made sense "aesthetically and financially" to have Thor naked in the latest instalment. (July 1)
MONTREAL — A Quebec housing advocacy group says it's worried there will be a record number of households left without somewhere to live on the province’s July 1 moving day. “On the eve of July 1, in Quebec, we count 750 renter households that have not found housing,” said Véronique Laflamme, a spokeswoman for the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain, in an interview. That estimate is based on requests for aid received by municipal housing offices in the province, Laflamme said, and c
As Bonnie takes an unusual trip across the Atlantic Ocean into Pacific waters, Tropical Storm Colin will soak the Carolinas after coming to life early Saturday morning along the southeastern U.S. coast.
With the best player in the world in the squad, Spain can finally call itself one of the title favorites entering a major women’s soccer tournament. Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas will lead Spain at this year’s European Championship, where the Spaniards will try to break through after years of lackluster appearances on the international stage. The tournament is scheduled from July 6-31 at 10 stadiums in eight cities in England, including the final at Wembley. The Spanish team will be boosted
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina's economy minister Martin Guzman, the architect of a recent major debt deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), resigned on Saturday as deep splits emerged in the ruling coalition over how to handle mounting economic crises. Guzman, a minister since late 2019 and a close ally of President Alberto Fernandez, posted a letter on Twitter announcing his decision, adding he maintained "confidence in my vision of the path Argentina should follow." The center-left Peronist president is facing his lowest approval rating since taking office in 2019, with cracks in his coalition, inflation running above 60%, the peso currency under growing pressure and sovereign bonds at record lows.
International animal rescue organization No Dogs Left Behind has helped secure and provide passage for cats and dogs left behind when U.S. troops evacuated from Afghanistan in August 2021. The final 10 dogs, which were originally left behind because they were too young or not strong enough to travel, have now arrived in Canada and were brought to the group's sanctuary in Scarborough, Ont.
MARSEILLE, France — Having led Marseille back to the Champions League and united the hard-to-please fans behind him, coach Jorge Sampaoli left the team's preseason preparations in tatters when he quit on Friday. After Marseille announced his departure, Sampaoli claimed his objectives were not met by the club — even though there was seemingly no bitterness between him and club president Pablo Longoria. It seemed to be simply a matter of principle since Sampaoli didn't even ask for compensation. “
Which Ottawa-born entertainer was appointed to the Order of Canada? What forced OC Transpo to stop running buses on a temporary bridge installed during LRT construction? And which community has temporarily lost access to its local emergency department? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of the quiz widget to expand
Prohibitive property prices, spiralling rents, speculation and evictions. Lisbon once again finds itself in the midst of a housing crisis. Euronews' Julian Gomez investigates what it means for residents and asks what the authorities are doing to combat it. View on euronews
For the first time in three years, thousands of people were able to party without COVID-19 restrictions at the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. David Akin explains why this year's event changed venues, how it made history, and how it recognized the road to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
All of Newfoundland and western Labrador saw the price of some types of fuel take a nosedive overnight. In an unscheduled release Thursday evening, the Public Utilities Board decreased diesel by 12.1 cents per litre, while furnace and stove oil also dropped just over 10 cents. The move comes outside of the regular weekly fuel price adjustment from the PUB. Fuel prices in coastal Labrador were not affected, however, following severe fluctuations in the area on Thursday, where some areas saw price
A man is facing multiple charges after a car exploded and caught fire in downtown Oshawa on Thursday night, Durham Regional Police say. Witnesses tipped off police after seeing someone "throw an incendiary device into a parked car" around 8 p.m. Police say no one was injured in the explosion. Police pursued the suspect on foot and say they quickly caught him. The 34-year-old has been charged with a number of crimes, according to police, including arson damaging property, possessing incendiary ma
TRIPOLI (Reuters) -Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building and torching parts of it. The protest movement said it would step up its campaign from Sunday, urging demonstrators to set up tents in city squares and practise civil disobedience until they achieve their goal of ousting political institutions and holding new elections. Security vehicles surrounded government buildings in the capital after sunset on Saturday and there was no sign of new protests after Friday's rallies demanding change.
MILAN (AP) — A year after Qatar-owned beIN Sports spurned the bidding process over concerns about the Italian league’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia, Serie A finally assigned its television rights for the Middle East to Abu Dhabi Media and Starzplay. The league announced a three-year deal worth a total of $79 million — $23 million the first season, $25 million the second and $31 million the third. “But the figures could increase based on revenue share and, according to potential audience
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps took down Major League Soccer's top team on Saturday, beating Los Angeles FC 1-0. Andres Cubas provided the game winner, scoring his first MLS goal in the 89th minute. L.A. (11-4-3) dominated the first half but Vancouver (7-8-3) rallied in the second and outshot the visitors 10-7 over the course of the game, including two shots on target. Former Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau made a single save in his return to BC Place. Jeers and boos rained down on the
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Saturday it had sent three unarmed drones towards an Israeli Mediterranean gas rig, which the Israeli military said it had intercepted. There was no immediate response from Lebanese authorities to the incident, which came amid tensions over the location of the Israeli rig and long-standing but so-far fruitless U.S.-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border. Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said Hezbollah was "preventing the state of Lebanon from reaching an agreement regarding maritime borders, which are critical to the economy and prosperity of the Lebanese nation".
The first in-person Canada Day celebrations in three years kicked off on Friday with a huge police presence and street closures throughout downtown Ottawa to prevent anti-government "freedom" protesters from disrupting the festivities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the free concerts and other activities usually held on the national holiday, which celebrates the founding of the country, were last held in 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the start of the festivities with his wife and three kids.
High E. coli counts mean those looking to beat the heat at the beach may want to choose carefully. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says six beaches — Belle River Beach, Colchester Beach, Holiday Beach, Mettawas Beach, Point Pelee North West Beach and Seacliff Beach — are not currently recommended for swimming due to the presence of the illness-causing bacteria. The beaches are under a warning, meaning the waters are unsafe for swimming, but they remain open. Cedar Beach, Cedar Island Beach
Nearly 60 years ago to the day, Saskatchewan doctors went on strike in protest against what would become Canada's universal health care system. Now, documents obtained through an access to information request show that in the 1960s, activists in the province in favour of the idea that would become medicare were being surveilled by RCMP, amid fears they may be communist sympathizers. The Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Act came into force on July 1, 1962. Years later, it would become the temp
After two years of pandemic-restricted Canada Day events, the celebrations in Calgary will look much similar to years past, with events scheduled at three new downtown locations. Here's a look at what's open, what's closed, and what's scheduled to take place during Canada Day in Calgary this year. What's open, what's closed Calgary Transit will be running a Sunday level of service today. The agency's call centres and customer service centres will be closed. You can use the agency's trip planner