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B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon has removed longtime MLA John Rustad from the party caucus after Rustad boosted a social media post casting doubt on climate change science and urging people to "celebrate CO2." In posts on both Facebook and Twitter, Rustad, the MLA for the Nechako Lakes riding west of Prince George, shared a graphic and post arguing that people had been "hoodwinked" by climate change science and they should be glad CO2 is being emitted into the atmosphere. In response, Kevin Fal
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s foreign minister on Thursday defended his country’s decision to bar Russian tourists, saying they are shirking their “moral responsibility” to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its “genocidal war” in Ukraine. The small Baltic country, which shares a 300-kilometer (190-mile) border with Russia, stopped issuing tourist visas to Russians months ago, and as of Thursday no longer accepts those previously issued. “Our idea is to give a signal t
Environment Canada is continuing to issue heat warnings for Calgary and much of southern Alberta with daily high temperatures expected to reach 30 C for the rest of the week. Daytime temperatures in some parts of the province are forecast to range from 29 to 34 C. The heat should taper off Monday night and Tuesday before rising again on Wednesday, the agency said on its alerts page. As of 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, the heat warnings covered these areas: Calgary. Okotoks, High River, Claresholm. Drumh
A doctor in eastern Ontario charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly patient last year is now facing three new first-degree murder charges. Dr. Brian Nadler was arrested Wednesday. All three of the latest alleged victims were under Nadler's care.
The bailiff who taped an eviction notice to the doors of St. Brigid's says The United People of Canada (TUPC) need to leave the church immediately and the building's locks will soon be changed. Locks at the Rectory Art House next to the church were swapped out on Thursday, so only the owners of the property and the artists who rent from them can access it. "There is no lease anymore. Now they're basically squatting," said Dave with Cease Bailiff Services. "That won't last very long." CBC has agr
Eleven Nova Scotians died from COVID-19 the week of Aug. 9-15, the province's updated COVID-19 dashboard showed Thursday. There were an average of 206 daily COVID-19 cases during that time, a decrease from 249 the previous week. Five deaths from COVID-19 were reported last week. New hospital admissions due to COVID-19 were 40, down from 46 a week ago. Nova Scotia Health reported Thursday that: 50 patients are in hospital being treated for COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care. 127 patien
As the Newfoundland and Labrador government scrambles to fill shortages of health-care professionals across the province, three emergency rooms in Eastern Health have had trouble just staying open. Since July 1, according to Eastern Health, the emergency room in Bonavista has had just over a week of closures, while the emergency room in St. Lawrence has had more than two weeks of closures. The emergency room in Whitbourne has been closed since June and is scheduled to remain closed until at leas
Ontario is reporting 56 more deaths linked to COVID-19 over the past seven days, a marked drop from its seventh-wave high of 96 the week before. The news comes two weeks after Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore told reporters the latest wave of the virus, driven by the BA.5 Omicron subvariant, has peaked. The province has said the seventh wave officially began June 19. Do you have a coronavirus question or news tip for CBC News? Email us at email@example.com Deaths are considered a "laggi
The beach on Île Notre-Dame in Jean-Drapeau Park will be closed until further notice because of an E. coli contamination, Quebec's Environment Ministry said Thursday morning. It has yet to say whether the closure of the Jean-Doré beach could continue into what's expected to be a hot weekend for the city. Temperatures will reach a high of 30 C starting Friday, and are anticipated to stay in that range until Sunday, Environment Canada says. Other beaches in the Montreal area, like Cap-Saint-Jacque
Four times the tonnage of the original Open Arms rescue tugboat and with a capacity to carry up to 1,000 people, the Open Arms Uno made its first rescue on Wednesday, picking up 101 migrants stranded on a wooden boat off the Tunisian coast. "Sit down, if you don't sit down we don't continue," a crew member shouted to the excited migrants from a speed boat launched from the vessel operated by the Spanish charity Open Arms before all were taken aboard. One had jumped into the water to try to reach the speed boat, prompting it to briefly move away in a safety maneuver.
The weather is heating up and so are the summer events. Here's a list that might help your weekend sizzle. The Monster Truck Throwdown starts Friday and runs until Sunday at Rad Torque Raceway in Leduc County. You can expect trucks like Rat Nasty, Anger Management and Roughneck to turn up and rev up the crowds. A different type of horsepower will be on display at the 93rd Canadian Derby on Saturday afternoon at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino. Competitors will descend on the city Sunday for th
Dialects of Inuktitut and Cree are the main Indigenous languages spoken in Canada, according to new data from the 2021 census released on Wednesday. However, the report says incomplete data missing from several dozen First Nations communities may have impacted the results. According to Statistics Canada, dwelling enumeration could not be completed in 38 communities due to pandemic restrictions or events such as evacuation from forest fires, while 25 First Nations communities did not give permiss
The group of 11 men were sentenced to life for gang-raping a pregnant woman in 2002 during religious turmoil in the state of Gujarat.View on euronews
New Zealand police are investigating the suspected murder of two children whose remains were found in suitcases bought at an online auction for an unclaimed locker last week. Police launched a homicide inquiry in Auckland last week after the remains were found by a family going through the contents of a storage locker they had purchased unseen. The two children were aged between 5 and 10 years and had been dead for some time, police said in a statement on Thursday.
The World Health Organization says it's very important to isolate pets from a person in the household with the disease, to avoid spread. A dog in Paris is believed to be the first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox.
Police are investigating after two people were found dead in a home in an off-island Montreal suburb, and authorities believe the incident is related to domestic violence. Deux-Montagnes police were called to the home in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., about 40 kilometres west of Montreal, around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived at the home on des Mélèzes Street, they found the body of a woman in her 30s. She was declared dead at the scene. A 42-year-old man was found in a car nearby
Policies were not followed and "errors" were made during the investigation into Coun. Sean Chu's alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl when he was a 34-year-old Calgary police officer, according to a police commission review of how the service handled the allegations. Chu was accused of sexually assaulting the teen in 1997. Criminal charges were not laid but he was disciplined by the Calgary Police Service (CPS) after being found guilty of discreditable conduct. Chu has previously describ
The James. C. King was a majestic schooner that had been used to haul timber from lumber yards in Canada and USA through the icy waters of the Great Lakes in the early 1900s. When steam ships became more efficient, the King was converted to a powered vessel and later to a barge that was towed by larger, newer ships to aid in the distribution of goods and cargo. On a stormy night with gale force winds and driving snow, the King and her towing vessel, the W. L. Wetmore, were under way through a treacherous passage known as Devil Island Channel. The weather had forced them off course in the night. Aptly named, the channel is a perilous narrows with rocky shoals that have wrecked many ships. Captain Hartman of the Wetmore was a seasoned sailor but the weather was against him as the visibility prevented him from seeing the nearby lighthouse that he would use to gauge his position in this dangerous strait. The wind tossed his ship and barges with a force that he could not overcome. He was unable to steer the trio of vessels and he was forced to engage the engine at full throttle in an attempt to outpower the fierce wind and get clear of the nearby shore. His efforts proved unsuccessful and a telltale scraping sound told him that the ship had struck a rock with the main propeller. With no other choice, the Captain pushed on, desperately hoping to clear the danger and navigate to the safety of open water that lay in view ahead. A second, more disastrous sound echoed in the night, audible over the howling wind. His crew knew they were now without power or steering and they prepared to be dashed upon the rocks. One crew member was pinned as a towing cable scraped over the hull of one of the barges and struck his thigh. He suffered a badly broken leg as a result. With the ship about to break up, the crew of the Wetmore and the King decided to take their chances in the icy waters. Together they swam to Russell Island where they were able to see the last of their ships slip beneath the pounding waves. They huddled together and built a fire to keep warm, a tactic that would see them survive the rest of the biting winds. For nearly 36 hours, the crew fought off hypothermia and weathered the storm until a passing ship caught sight of their fire and rescued them. The crew credited teamwork as the reason that no lives were lost in this disaster. Now, the wrecks of the Wetmore and the King lie on the bottom, preserved by cold water for the last century. Scuba divers explore these waters and inspect the wrecks, reminded of the incredible power of the wind and the weather, as well as the unpredictable and unforgiving force of nature. These wrecks are eerie and beautiful, seen only by those with the privilege of being able to slip beneath the surface to enter this icy realm.
Watching elephants in the wild is always a special experience and many times they surprise you with some of the most entertaining behaviour, just like in this video, showing a young elephant falling head over heels down a river bank. It was during a safari in the Kruger National Park when we came across a herd of elephants on the banks of a dry river bed. The elephants were slowly making their way along the top of the river bank, giving us an amazing opportunity to view them from close by. Part of elephants in the herd slowly started making their way down a steep river bank, into the dry river bed in order to cross to the other side. While the first few elephants slowly managed themselves down the steep river bank, some elephants found it a little more challenging getting down, leading to the most awkward but hilarious looking elephant movements. This was very entertaining to watch and I grabbed my camera and started filming with the hope that the other elephants in line might be just as entertaining with their efforts to get down the river bank. One adult elephant took the approach of sliding its front legs down the river bank first, with its hind feet remaining up on the river bank, hind legs stretched out backwards. I was amazed by how flexible these giant animals actually were and the incredibly awkward body positions they can get themselves into. Slowly the elephant got its one hind leg down from the river bank and then the other one, making it look fairly easy and efficient at the same time. Right behind the adult elephant was a young elephant observing every move. It was the young elephant’s turn to get down and I was wondering if the youngster would be able to follow the example of the adult elephant. The young elephant got to the edge of the river bank when it paused and shook its head, getting ready for its attempt down the river bank. The young elephant then slowly went down on its hind legs, looking to follow the same approach as the previous adult elephant. The young elephant was sitting down for a few seconds, contemplating the next move. Then the young elephant took us all by surprise when it suddenly decided that its front legs were too short to slide down and instead came up with a very creative and funny looking move. The young elephant just decided to go head over heels down the river bank, hoping for a soft landing in the sand. It was hilarious to watch the elephant rolling down the river bank in such a manner. Even though it was not the most efficient looking way of getting down, the young elephant managed to get down in its own fashion, landing on its side before getting back onto its feet. The young elephant continued to cross the dry river bed with the rest of the herd. We left the sight of the elephants feeling totally overjoyed by what we just saw and with a big smile on everyone’s faces. Definitely a sight to remember.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A visiting U.S. senator says he has encouraged Kenya’s outgoing president to participate in a “peaceful transition of power” amid the latest election crisis in East Africa’s most stable democracy. “I’ll let the president speak for himself, but that was certainly a hope I expressed today,” Sen. Chris Coons told The Associated Press after his meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday. He said they discussed ways in which Kenyatta can play a “constructive peacemaking r