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Team USA swimmer Jessica Long explains just how incredibly impressive her Paralympic resume is.
Team USA swimmer Jessica Long explains just how incredibly impressive her Paralympic resume is.
When Terri Kinsella heard that travellers from the United States will once again be allowed to enter Canada as of Aug. 9, she booked her flight home to Newfoundland and Labrador right away. Originally from Corner Brook and now living in Evanston, Illinois, Kinsella missed her parents' 50th wedding anniversary in August 2020, and hasn't been able to travel home to visit friends and family since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. "It's been very isolating," she said. "The U.S. was hit particularl
STOCKHOLM/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Sweden's Ericsson won a 3% share in a joint 5G radio contract from China Telecom and China Unicom, according to sources familiar with the matter. Nokia, which was expected to take away Ericsson's market share in China, did not receive any share, according to a tender document published by the Chinese companies.
After the celebration had ended and the Canadian players started to make their way to the locker room, Captain Christine Sinclair stayed a little longer. She was lying on the Kashima Stadium grass alone, soaking in the moment. Relief. Excitement. Redemption. "We finally won. For those of us who were part of the 2012 game, it was nice to get a little revenge in an Olympic semifinal," Sinclair said. Nine years after heartbreak and controversy at Old Trafford at London 2012, the Canadian women's so
BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the victims were in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, where 292 died and 47 are missing. Ten others died in three other cities, officials said at a news conference in Zhengzhou. Record rainfall inundated the city on July 20, turning streets into rushing ri
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When Bilal Habib looked around his cohort at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, he saw some disparities. The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last year prompted him to take a closer look at the make-up of the students in his program — and what he found wasn't promising. "There weren't a lot of Black students in the program," Habib said he noticed. Currently, Black students make up less than 2.5 per cent of Rotman's Morning and Evening MBA program — a
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady and Vice-President Rosario Murillo and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy, amid a crackdown on opposition politicians in the Central American country. EU headquarters said in a statement that the sanctions, which include asset freezes and bans on travel in Europe, “are targeted at individuals and are designed in this way not to harm the Nicaraguan
Chapel's Cove beach in Conception Bay is once again open to the public after more than a year and a half of clean-up and repairs, but some in the area say they're concerned the beach could still be vulnerable to future storms. The picturesque site popular for fishing and bonfires was closed in January 2020 after a storm surge during the historic Snowmaggedon blizzard overwhelmed its seawall, washing out a nearby road and reducing the rocky beach to rubble and debris. Mike Doyle, mayor of Harbour
Security systems firm Fitch Security Integration had to lay off employees at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Now the company is facing the opposite problem: it is in desperate need of technicians to install and service security systems and willing to pay a $7,000 bonus to anyone who makes the cut. "The signing bonus numbers just came up in desperation," said Edward Fitchett, president of the Toronto company, which typically fills jobs through networking and rarely needs ads. His sm
The summer of 2021 marks 100 years since a treaty party traveled up the Mackenzie River signing the last of Canada's numbered treaties with the Dene, Tłı̨chǫ and Gwich'in communities of the N.W.T. "In the words of Tłı̨chǫ Elder James Wah-Shee, 'the treaty was signed when it was discovered that our land was more valuable than our friendship,'" writes the CBC's John Last in this in depth look at the history and legacy of Treaty 11. The CBC's Hannah Paulson took a similar look at the treaty's legac
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Niagara Regional Police say a woman is dead and a man is missing after they went for a Sunday afternoon swim in the Niagara River. Police say the two, both in their 20s, had been hiking with friends from the Greater Toronto Area when they entered the river, which has strong currents. A 911 call came in around 5:00 p.m. about swimmers in distress near the Niagara Glen, and officers later pulled a Toronto woman from the water in critical condition. Police say the officers tri
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police blocked opposition lawmakers from marching Monday to protest a two-week lockdown of Malaysia's Parliament, which they consider another ploy for the embattled prime minister to dodge a no-confidence vote. With a crucial parliamentary session due, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin instead postponed it and Parliament will be shut for two weeks. The health ministry said Parliament was deemed a high-risk venue because four of 11 COVID-19 cases detected among staff a
For Beirut blast survivor Shady Rizk, time has stopped since Aug. 4 last year when a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate exploded in the Lebanese capital's port opposite his office. Rizk was in the office where he works for an internet provider and was filming the smoke rising from an initial explosion at the port when the second blast hit. Having survived the near-death experience, Rizk considers Aug. 4 his re-birth and he now wants to continue this new chapter of his life away from Lebanon.
Monday is Saskatchewan Day and a holiday across the province. The City of Regina has released its schedule for the day. All civic offices are closed on Monday. No parking metres are in effect. All recycling and garbage will be picked up as usual. Operation hours: Landfill and yard waste depot: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry gates close at 6:45 p.m. Regina Transit: Service are provided using the Sunday routes and schedules. The Transit Information Centre and RIDELine is closed. Paratransit Service:
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on Monday shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in northwestern Pakistan, an official said. It was the third attack in two days on Pakistani policemen assigned to protect polio workers. The deadly attack took place in the town of Kolachi in the Dera Ismail Khan district. Officer Dilawar Khan was on his motorcycle, heading to escort polio workers taking part in a nationwide campaign aimed at making Pakistan a polio-free stat
Standing on a street corner in Montreal, Reinaldo Rodriguez has a message for Canadians. "Canadian tourists are feeding the Cuban regime," he told CBC News. Rodriguez was part of a wave of protests that have swept Canada's 30,000-strong Cuban community since unrest spread across the island on July 11. "The people don't see (the money)," he said. "The same as happens with the money the government makes from its doctors who work overseas. The Cuban hospitals are unsanitary, people don't have medic
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. Eight judges already have been confirmed, including potential Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson to the federal appeals court in Washington. More than 30 other judicial nominations are pending for more than 100 openings. By this t
As Quebec artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau prepares to compete at her second Olympic Games, her family won't be in the stands cheering her on. Due to the pandemic, athletes' families weren't allowed to accompany them to Tokyo. For Simoneau's mother, Lynda South, it's disappointing not to be there. By South's count, she's missed only a handful of competitions in her daughter's career, and the Olympics isn't just another swim meet. "It's actually a little heartbreaking. It's really tough, espe
New signs and a security guard posted by Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) land caught Canmore residents by surprise after years of hiking and biking through the private land without issue. After property destruction, felled trees, a mine-shaft break-in, and parties in private ponds, TSMV is taking action to define property boundaries and warn trespassers. "Things were getting to a level where liability was becoming a real concern," said Chris Ollenberger, director of strategy and developmen
OTTAWA — The federal government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, as public health officials brace for a potential fourth wave of infections. Ottawa has already received more than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully immunize all eligible Canadians. As of Tuesday, the federal government had 6.7 million COVID-19 vaccines in its national reserve, an amount that provinces and territories can draw from if they need mo