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Robin Gislain Shumbusho saw his phone ringing, but he didn't recognize the number. He assumed it was a scam and hung up. But the caller persisted. After about the 10th try, Shumbusho relented. He's glad he did. The caller offered Shumbusho — a P.E.I.-based photographer known online as Gessyy — one of 20 positions in the 12-month Canon Futures mentorship program. The program brings together emerging artists and creators for professional development. "It's a huge, huge deal, at least in the photog
OTTAWA — The former Liberal MP for Spadina-Fort York said he has urged his newly elected successor, Kevin Vuong, to resign, warning him that local people will be "furious" if he takes his seat. Adam Vaughan, who did not seek re-election this year after having represented the downtown Toronto riding since 2014, also said that he would not brief his successor on certain sensitive cases and would instead ask ministers or neighbouring MPs to take them forward. The Liberal party dropped Vuong as a ca
TORONTO — Ontario is easing capacity limits at certain venues where proof of vaccination is required, including sports facilities, cinemas and concert venues. Starting Saturday, capacity limits at outdoor events where people stand will increase to up to 75 per cent capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less. For outdoor events where people are seated, limits will be increased to up to 75 per cent capacity or 30,000 people. That means the Blue Jays are able to increase capacity at the Rogers Ce
Up to 4,000 migrants, most of them Haitians, have passed through the treacherous jungles of the Darien Gap in Panama on the Colombian border as they make their way north to the United States, two Panamanian government sources said. An impromptu camp arose in recent weeks on the U.S.-Mexican border that included Haitians, adding to President Joe Biden's migration policy headaches. At its peak on Sept. 18 there were some 15,000 people there as Haitians flee economic, political and social chaos in their homeland.
UPDATE Sept. 25, 2021: A 25-year-old man who was taken to hospital in critical condition after being hit by a stolen SUV in Spruce Grove, Alta., on Friday has died. "Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time," Parkland RCMP said in a news release. The suspect and vehicle involved were found at a Spruce Grove area business Friday, police said. A 30-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with: Dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Failing to stop after an accident resulting
It's quieter this week on the Western University campus in the aftermath of four formal sexual assault complaints during the school's September orientation week, a dizzying storm of allegations shared on social media followed by a massive walkout during which thousands of students decried sexual violence, misogyny and rape culture on campus. "It's definitely been a tough couple of weeks," said student leader Eunice Oladejo. Still, the recent political science graduate, who is also vice-president
Samson the Newfoundland is a great big brother to sweet Rambo, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He plays gently and even lets Rambo “win” in their games of tug-of-war. Samson must have played a part in helping Rambo to have such strong confidence. It’s amazing to see how dogs help each other to navigate the world.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in two Indian coastal states are on high alert, with evacuations and preparations underway as a cyclone hit the eastern seaboard late Sunday evening. The Indian Meteorological Department said Cyclone Gulab, coming in from the Bay of Bengal, began to make landfall with an estimated wind speed of up to 95 kilometers (59 miles) per hour. A number of National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the eastern state of Odisha, where thousands of people have b
The distinctive milky turquoise of mountain lakes is going the way of the glaciers that feed them, according to new research. "A lot of the turquoise glacial lakes in the Canadian Rockies are clearing up," said Rolf Vinebrooke, who studies such lakes at the University of Alberta. "They're turning more the blue colour that people think of as normal lakes." The delicate, translucent celadon that says "alpine" to mountain-lovers everywhere comes from glacial meltwater. Even small glaciers are massi
There is an unending amount of stories and anecdotes about the curling community in Canada and how — in many ways — it could be thought of as one big family. Perhaps the story of curlers Adam Freilich and Charles Gagnon best exemplifies this. Frielich, 28, is the third for Team Comeau out of New Brunswick. Gagnon, 49, is the lead for Team Lawton out of Quebec. For years, the two have been competitors on the ice — but this past week they became lifelong teammates. Freilich has been battling Stage
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must do the "hard yards of diplomacy" if he wants any kind of success at the COP26 climate change conference in November, Ed Miliband, opposition Labour's climate policy chief, said on Sunday. With just over a month until the world's leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26, some politicians and campaigners fear the United Nation's summit is about to throw away what is seen as a last chance to tackle the climate crisis before it is too late. Those fears were heightened by a U.N. analysis of country pledges earlier this month that showed global emissions would be 16% higher in 2030 than in 2010 - far off the 45% reduction by 2030 that scientists say is needed.
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has kept alive the CBC's efforts to unseal evidence pertaining to a now-quashed murder conviction from more than 30 years ago. The top court ruled Friday that the Manitoba Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to reconsider a publication ban on an affidavit in the case of a Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison for first-degree murder before the decision was overturned. The question of access to records remains open for the appeal court to weigh, even though t
Montreal police are investigating after a gunshot victim showed up to a local hospital, and died shortly after. Police received a call at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday regarding a person who had gone to hospital with gunshot wounds, according Const. Caroline Chèvrefils, a spokesperson for the SPVM. However, details are scarce at this moment, and it's not clear when and where the victim was initially injured. Montreal police investigators are also at the scene of a shooting in the Southwest borough
Two Canadians who languished in Chinese prisons for nearly three years held emotional reunions with their loved ones on Saturday after the culmination of a geopolitical saga that saw them return safely to Canadian soil. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor first landed in Calgary aboard a Canadian Forces plane early Saturday morning and were personally welcomed home by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Global Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, according to a spokesperson from Trudeau's office. After ex
CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E. Devlin wrote in his ruling Thursday that allowing unvaccinated people to serve on the jury could unfairly compromise the health of other jurors, court staff and anyone else connected with the trial. Further, Devlin said an unvaccinated juror could be a distraction to other jurors by causing th
It was only supposed to be one day in June. Two friends, overcome by sadness about discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential school sites, staged a protest at the site of Edmonton's former Charles Camsell Hospital. Andrea Jenkins and Lorelei Mullings wanted people to know there could be unmarked graves at the site, which was once home to a segregated hospital for Indigenous people. People stopped by, and some of them offered to join. By summer's end, dozens of people had spent 75 days
TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) -Pepita Redhair, a 27-year-old Navajo woman who dreamt of becoming an engineer and loved skateboarding, was last seen in March 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Redhair's disappearance was not reported in local media. Detectives said they had no leads, according to her mother Anita King.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an embarrassing end in Arizona, but their efforts are cranking up elsewhere. The most recent is in Republican-controlled Texas, where the secretary of state's office announced Thursday it would conduct a "full and comprehensive forensic audit" of the 2020 election in four heavily populated counties. These revie
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday night that Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, two Canadians detained in China for more than 1,000 days had been released and were on their way home. Their detainment came just days after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada over an extradition request by the U.S. She was released earlier Friday after she reached a deal over charges against her.
ZURICH (Reuters) -Switzerland agreed to legalise civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the last countries in Western Europe to legalise gay marriage. According to results provided by the Swiss federal chancellery, 64.1% of voters voted in favour of same-sex marriage in the nationwide referendum that was conducted under Switzerland's system of direct democracy. "We are very happy and relieved," said Antonia Hauswirth of the national committee "Marriage for All", adding supporters would celebrate in Switzerland's capital Bern on Sunday.