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Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea played five sold-out shows at the Trailside Music Hall in Charlottetown last week and not a single person got up to dance. Not that they didn't want to. They were wiggling in their seats, clapping their hands and stomping their feet. Some may have boogied a bit on their way to the bathroom. But that was it. While dancing at weddings and organized gatherings in cohorts of 100 is now allowed on P.E.I. under COVID-19 rules, busting a move in nightclubs is still a no no.
VANCOUVER — An extraordinary set of handwritten notes by Canada's acting defence chief appear to reveal a behind-the-scenes struggle between due process, political optics and support for the complainant after a sexual misconduct allegation emerged against Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin. More than 100 pages of heavily redacted documents, including notes mostly written in bullet-point form by Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre and internal email exchanges between top military officials, have been filed to the Federal Cou
WARNING: This story contains disturbing details about slavery. As Sharon Robart-Johnson walks around the Black history room at the Yarmouth County Museum, she points out paintings of Black educators, the first Black Nova Scotian to join the RCMP, and even a painting of herself, as the first person to write a book about Black people in the area. But she saves the one most dear to her for last. It's a wooden carving of an enslaved woman named Jude being beaten by her owner's son. Court records sho
Why are tenants of a Carling Avenue apartment unhappy with how management handled a recent break-in? What sort of dispute led to the death of a 19-year-old man from Sydney, N.S.? And who is the City of Ottawa hoping to track with the use of a new digital tool? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of the quiz widget t
When Katherine Hannah and Zahra Musaji first started at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Agency back in 1999, they couldn't have told you what colour the carpet was on the management levels. Hannah said they were told at the time that women didn't work in counterterrorism at CSIS — that they were supposed to work in human resources. "There wasn't a lot of diversity. It was hard to see how you fit," said Musaji. Two decades later, Hannah has recently become the first woman in the agency's h
It's time to wake the lion. Jimmy Chan, founder of the Montreal Chan Lion Dance Club, is bringing traditional Chinese lion dancing back to Montreal. Until recently, performances have been on hold due to the pandemic. Chan said Montrealers can expect to see his lions back in Chinatown near the end of August, pending city approval. Chinese lion dancing is a carefully choreographed affair that combines a puppy-like joy, as Chan describes it, with elaborate costumes and a rhythmic accompaniment of d
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's outgoing president on Sunday acknowledged his nation at times “did not tell part of the truth” to its people during his eight-year tenure, as he prepares to leave office with his signature nuclear deal with world powers in tatters and tensions high with the West. President Hassan Rouhani's comments, aired on state television, come as officials in his government have appeared rudderless in recent months amid a series of crises ranging from the coronavirus
Nova Scotia will officially observe Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day for the first time this year. The day marks the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 by the British parliament. The act took effect on Aug. 1, 1834, and marked the end of slavery in British territories. The House of Commons in Ottawa voted unanimously on March 24, 2021, to designate Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day. It did not make Emancipation Day a public holiday. The federal government said the day should be a time for Canadians
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude tremor occurred early Sunday in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes, the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics reported. The quake's epicenter was 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) south southwest of Nisyros, a small island, round in shape with about 1,000 inhabitants and an active volcano. The tremor occurred at 7:31 a.m. local time (0431 GMT) at a depth 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles), the institute reported. The quake was also felt
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat motionless Sunday as members of the Pacific Island community pulled a large white mat over her head, completely covering her. Moments later they removed it and embraced her. It was part of a emotional ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall during which Ardern formally apologized for a racially charged part of the nation’s history known as the Dawn Raids. It’s when Pasifika people were targeted for deportation in the mid-1
Ever heard of the St. John's Sissies? The Corner Brook Queens? The Come By Chance Flamers? If you're strictly a sports fan, probably not. But these fictional teams and their creator skewer traditional hockey tropes and offer up a campy alternative world known as the Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. The league is the brainchild of artist Lucas Morneau, who has created 14 teams in total, each with a jersey crocheted and rug hooked in retro colours and detailed logos from across Newfoundland and L
Sky News Australia said on Sunday it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform's review of content for compliance with its COVID-19 policies. "Sky News Australia acknowledges YouTube's right to enforce its policies and looks forward to continuing to publish its popular news and analysis content to its subscribers shortly," Sky News said in a statement on its website about the one-week suspension. The 24-hour cable and television channel, which claims to have 1.85 million YouTube subscribers, is operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd and is a subsidiary of News Corp Australia.
Most Prince Edward Island businesses will be open on Natal Day, Aug. 2, but there are some government-related closures that could affect some services. Federal government employees get the day off, but not all provincial employees on the Island will. The provincial government recognizes this date as a civic holiday and offices in the Prince County area are closed for the day. The rest of the provincial government instead gets Aug. 20 off for the Gold Cup Parade. Here is a list of what's open and
In March. the House of Commons voted to nationally recognize Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day, the day in 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act abolished slavery across the British Empire. While the day commemorates the abolishment of slavery, it is also meant as a day of reflection. Yes, Canada participated in the transatlantic slave trade, mired in systems of white supremacy, racism and oppression. Those Canadians who are aware that slavery occurred here sometimes believe it was "not as cruel" as in t
LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and Britain said on Sunday they believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast of Oman on Thursday that killed a Briton and a Romanian, both pledging to work with partners to respond. Iran earlier on Sunday denied it was involved in the incident, after it was blamed by Israel. "Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, adding there was "no justification" for the attack.
A mostly rural public health unit in eastern Ontario is seeing a significant spike in opioid-related deaths as an especially potent drug supply first reported in Toronto and other major cities filters into smaller communities. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported four opioid-related deaths between July 16 and July 26. "We've never had anything like this in such a short period of time," said Jes Besharah, a harm reduction support worker with Change Health Care in Brockvil
A newly popular and physically uncomfortable training technique being used by some competitors at the Olympics has experts torn on its benefits and risks. Athletes at Tokyo 2020 — like Americans Kayla Miracle, a wrestler, and Michael Andrew, a swimmer — have been seen on social media and in the practice pool restricting blood flow to certain limbs with tourniquets. Blood flow restriction (BFR) training started out in Japan and flew under the radar for decades before gaining popularity in recent
A few hundred Albanians joined the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria and most were killed. Since then, their families have been stuck in camps. View on euronews
Kacey Siskind recently took her first business trip to the U.S. since the pandemic began. The vice-president of business development at Honk Mobile, a parking app, attended an industry conference in Texas. "Our team was fully vaccinated and we felt that we could probably make our way and see how it went… we just wanted to take a chance and really be back out in the world," said Siskind. But in Dallas, you'd barely know there had ever been a global pandemic. Panel discussions and networking sessi
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