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TORONTO — The Ontario government is refusing to publicly divulge its progress in enrolling children in core autism therapies, after the last update showed it was far off its own target. Merrilee Fullerton, the minister of children, community and social services, has said the government would get 8,000 kids into core clinical services by the end of the fall, but as of last month that number was only about 888. Government officials said at that time that movement was initially slow due to getting
The Ontario government is refusing to publicly divulge its progress in enrolling children in core autism therapies, after the last update showed it was far off its own target. Merrilee Fullerton, the minister of children, community and social services, has said the government would get 8,000 kids into core clinical services by the end of the fall, but as of last month that number was only about 888. Government officials said at that time that movement was initially slow due to getting a new inta
HALIFAX — Post-tropical storm Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in the Maritimes and forced towns in Cape Breton and on Newfoundland's southwestern coast to declare states of emergency on Saturday. Officials in Port aux Basques, N.L., say homes were washed into the sea. Here is some of the reaction: Rene Roy, editor of the weekly newspaper in Port aux Basques: "Lower Water Street is devastated with damage .... There are homes gone. There are homes in the street .... The RCMP
Longueuil police are investigating a triple homicide that took place in Brossard on Montreal's South Shore overnight. A woman, 38, a five-year-old and a toddler were found unconscious at an apartment on St-Laurent Boulevard after police and firefighters responded to a fire at 1 a.m. Sunday. Alain Lessard, a division chief with the Longueuil fire department, says firefighters administered CPR to the victims after containing the fire. The victims were taken to hospital, where the woman was pronoun
CBC News is offering updates on Hurricane Fiona on local CBC.ca sites and CBC Radio One. As well, a special extended version of Atlantic Tonight on Saturday at 7 p.m. AT and Sunday at 6 p.m. AT will include complete coverage of Hurricane Fiona and the aftermath from around the region. The morning after Hurricane Fiona left a trail of downed trees and wires across Prince Edward Island, Islanders and tourists alike were telling stories about a night they'll never forget. The ones below were shared
Some residents in Port aux Basques have been forced to flee and some have lost their homes as Fiona cuts through parts of Atlantic Canada.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for an overhaul of Democrats' political strategy on Saturday, saying the party is “getting crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to play defense while Republicans “dominate with illusion.” Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas — the territory of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, one of Newsom's chief political foils — Newsom was careful to praise current party leaders like President Joe
Moscow-occupied parts of Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia have begun voting in "referendums" to decide whether to become part of Russia or not.View on euronews
A four-year-old boy from Springville, N.S., was found safe Sunday morning after being reported missing Saturday evening, according to the RCMP. The young boy was last seen around 5 p.m. Saturday when he wandered off while playing outside. Const. Wayne Cathcart, an incident commander with the RCMP, was at the search. He said it was "like Christmas morning but 10 times better" when search teams found the child. "The community here was amazing, as far as wanting to be able to help out," he said. "I
On a humid evening in central Tokyo, Takehiko Tsukushi is chanting. "Stop the state funeral for Shinzo Abe!" He's among thousands of protesters holding signs and lining the street across from Japan's parliament building, while listening to fiery speeches blaring from a makeshift stage. "It's very wasteful," said Tsukushi, referring to the hefty price tag for the upcoming ceremony meant to honour the country's longest-serving yet deeply polarizing former leader. "He was a liar and he destroyed Ja
WARRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. Joined by civil rights leaders and participants from the 1982 protests,
Don Chapman, of the Lost Canadians Society, outlines the deficiencies he says still exist in the Citizenship Act.
MONTREAL — Here's a look at Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Parti Québécois Leader and leader of the third opposition party at the National Assembly. Born: Feb. 18, 1977, in Trois-Rivières, Que. Education: A lawyer by training, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Common Law from McGill University, an MBA from Oxford University and a certificate in International Law from the Lund University in Sweden. Before politics: St-Pierre-Plamondon worked in law in Bolivia and Belgium before returning to pract
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. Republican candidates were silent a day after the ruling, which said the state can prosecute doctors and others who assist with an abortion unless it's necessary to save the mother's life. Kari Lake, the GOP candida
There is growing dissent on the streets of Moscow where at least 1,500 protesters have been arrested as the Kremlin orchestrates what the west has labelled “sham referendums” in rebel-held regions of Ukraine. And as Reggie Cecchini reports, Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure are being shelled as the Russian president ramps up his assault to seize more territory.
RCMP seized almost 50 guns from the vehicle and home of a Calgary man who allegedly flashed a handgun during a road rage incident earlier this month. Strathmore RCMP said Friday it responded Sept. 10 to reports of an incident east of Calgary on Highway 1. The suspect's vehicle was spotted on Highway 1 near Range Road 270. RCMP arrested two men inside after initiating a high-risk traffic stop. RCMP said they searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9-mm handgun under the driver's seat and a 12-gau
MONTREAL — Fiona came as advertised in eastern Quebec, with the post-tropical storm bringing flooding, damage and debris to Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Gaspé regions Saturday. Premier François Legault told a briefing in Quebec City that so far there have been no deaths or injuries reported due to the dangerous storm that has caused considerable damage in Atlantic Canada. Îles-de-la-Madeleine was the hardest hit part of Quebec, where a state of emergency was declared Friday evening and will remain i
Global News’ Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell reports from Louisbourg, N.S., as residents brace for Hurricane Fiona.
Powerful storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines, and reducing many homes on the coast to "just a pile of rubble in the ocean." The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was now in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and losing some steam. The NHC canceled hurricane and tropical storm warnings for the region.