Home buyer sentiment has declined. And when we look into the state of the market, it's easy to see why.
A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder, after a 55-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment in the Quebec City neighborhood of Limoilou early Tuesday morning. Quebec City police received a call for a domestic dispute at around 2 a.m., in an apartment building on Duval Avenue, near the corner of Sapinière-Dorion Street, spokesperson Sandra Dion said. At the scene, officers found Nathalie Piché, 55, unresponsive with signs of violence on her body. She was pronounced dead
The average selling price of a Canadian home was $688,000 last month, a figure that has risen by more than 38 per cent in the past year. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which represents real estate agents across the country, said in a news release Tuesday that while prices are still up sharply from a year ago, the gains appear to be moderating. The $688,000 figure is down from $696,000 in April and just over $716,000 in March, which suggests that while comparisons to the early days
Canada is looking at a possible phased approach to adjusting, loosening border measures.
People in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are debating whether their community's schools need to be rebuilt in order to finally get rid of the pain from the residential school era. Fort Smith's two schools, Joseph Burr Tyrrell Elementary School and Paul William Kaiser High School, are modern schools set in the same buildings that were once used as residential schools from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, according to Frieda Martselos, MLA for Thebacha. In the latest sitting of the N.W.T. legislature, she pushed
Atlantic Canadians with at least one dose of vaccine will be able to visit P.E.I. — Step 2 in the plan — a little earlier than the original June 27 date, on June 23. Starting this Thursday, people from Atlantic Canada will be able to apply for a P.E.I. Pass, which will allow them to travel to the Island without self-isolating. The P.E.I. tourism industry is thrilled that the Island will be opening sooner to visitors. Northumberland Ferries, which connects Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, is
In Peruvian capital Lima, fear is spreading among the city's small but powerful urban elite about the likely election win of a little-known socialist teacher. Pedro Castillo is poised to be named president ahead of conservative rival Keiko Fujimori. With almost all votes tallied https://www.reuters.com/article/peru-election/peru-waits-for-next-president-with-vote-count-stuck-near-completion-idUSL2N2NW0Q8, Castillo's lead over Fujimori is narrow but looks to be enough, though the final result could take days or even weeks as legal challenges play out.
Iranians elect a new president on Friday in a race dominated by hardline candidates close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with popular anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms set to keep many pro-reform Iranians at home. The front-runner in a carefully vetted field is Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge seen by analysts and insiders as representing the security establishment at its most fearsome. But the authorities' hopes for a high turnout and a boost to their legitimacy may be disappointed, as official polls suggest only about 40% of over 59 million eligible Iranians will vote.
A veteran public health expert warned top Indian officials in early March that a new variant of the coronavirus was spreading quickly in a rural district in the heart of the country and that the outbreak required urgent attention. Federal health authorities failed to respond adequately to that warning, Dr Subhash Salunke, who has 30 years of experience in public health in India, Indonesia and the United States, told Reuters. The variant, now known as B.1.617, triggered a catastrophic wave of coronavirus cases in India and has since spread to more than 40 other countries.
When the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine was offered to Katie Gibson in Abu Dhabi, there was no doubt in her mind she should take it. The 36-year-old teacher originally from Calgary said she and her husband didn't hesitate to take the only COVID-19 vaccine they could get in the United Arab Emirates at the time. "It's available to us [so] let's just get it," she recalled thinking. "A vaccine is a vaccine." After two years abroad, Gibson said her family of four desperately wants to get home this su
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday June 15, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 446,458 new vaccinations administered for a total of 29,454,614 doses given. Nationwide, 4,910,084 people or 13 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 77,718.142 per 100,000. There were no new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 31,432,264 doses delivered so far. T
Ebrahim Raisi's record of fierce loyalty to Iran's ruling clerics helps explain why the senior judge is a front-runner in Friday's presidential election, a contest the authorities have limited almost exclusively to hardline candidates like him. A win for Raisi, 60, an implacable critic of the West whose political patron is Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, would burnish his chances of one day succeeding Khamenei at the pinnacle of power, analysts say. Accused by critics of human rights abuses stretching back decades -- allegations his defenders deny -- Raisi was appointed by Khamenei to the high-profile job of judiciary chief in 2019.
ROME (AP) — A 74-year-old chain-smoking Czech coach might have made just as much of an impact on this Italy squad as Roberto Mancini has. Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti each had breakout seasons under Zdeněk Zeman in Serie B nearly a decade ago at Pescara, where they learned an attacking philosophy that they're currently employing at the European Championship. Italy’s third goal in its 3-0 win over Turkey in the Euro 2020 tournament opener was a case in point, as Immobile hard
Recent developments: Ottawa reports 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Quebecers who got a Moderna or AstraZeneca dose can move up their second dose. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) confirmed another 10 cases of COVID-19 and no more deaths Tuesday. This is the fewest new cases reported in one day since Aug. 17, 2020. Quebecers who received a first dose of the Moderna or AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine will be able to advance their appointment for a second dose starting on Tuesday if t
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damages, ending one chapter in a long-simmering case that has strained relations between the two countries. In its ruling, the two-judge panel said Italy should resume its own proceedings against Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre. The two marines were accused of firing on the fishermen after mista
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the federal government is working with the provinces on a plan for providing proof of vaccination for international travel. He also says the federal government will soon have more to say on a phased approach for reopening the U.S.-Canada border, as the current order is in place until June 21.
The view from the top of Alps Street, the high point in the Siberian city of Kiselyovsk, makes it seem like surrounding neighbourhoods are being swallowed up by a succession of giant black holes. Nine open pit coal mines encircle this city of 90,000 people in Russia's Kuzbass region, the epicentre of the country's coal production, 3,700 kilometres east of the capital, Moscow. Daily, bone-rattling explosions from the pits reverberate across the blackened landscape, shifting buildings off their fo
When Nancy Lanteigne and Syed Mohamed moved to the Eastern Townships from Montreal two years ago, they were hoping for a small farm on which to keep bees and sell their products. What they didn't expect was to end up with a small herd of Highland cattle. "When we did the purchase with the seller, it was only at the last minute, when we were almost signing the contract, that he said 'Oh I forgot to tell you! the animals are included with the farm'," Mohamed said. He and Lanteigne assumed the sell
Nova Scotia is preparing to enter Phase 2 of its reopening plan with its lowest active caseload in nearly two months. The province reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 29 recoveries, bringing the total active caseload to 97 — the lowest number since April 21. Three of the cases are in the central zone and are close contacts of previous cases, and one is in the eastern zone and is related to travel. There are six people in hospital, including four who are in intensive care. "Nova Sc
NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U.S. before the world ever becam
On the heels of emergency debates, workers' protests and days of increasing tension and uncertainty, the fate of the Terra Nova oilfield in Newfoundland's offshore could be determined today. Suncor Energy, the lead oil company for the project, is expected to announce whether it will continue on with the oilfield — which hasn't produced crude since late 2019 — or pull the plug entirely. Suncor did not respond to CBC inquires on when an announcement would be made, and provincial government officia