Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is proposing a significant expansion at the Bay d'Espoir hydroelectric plant on Newfoundland's south coast, while not ruling out more generation projects as demand increases and concerns about Muskrat Falls persist. Hydro officials revealed details of the Crown corporation's updated reliability and resource adequacy study during a news conference in St. John's on Tuesday. At the centre of the report is a recommendation to construct an eighth generating unit at Bay
The interim leader of the province's Official Opposition is recovering from what the party is calling a "medical event." In a press release sent by the Newfoundland and Labrador PC Party on Tuesday afternoon, David Brazil said he was taken to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's early Monday morning. The release did not offer any details on the nature of the medical event. "I am in good spirits, but will need time to recover," reads Brazil's statement. "My family and I appreciate the support
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Ian approached last week, Jane Compton and her husband — who lost their home and possessions to the storm — found sanctuary at their Baptist church, huddling with fellow parishioners through wind, rain and worry. They prayed for the gusts to subside and for God to keep them from harm as the hurricane made landfall last Wednesday. Floodwaters swept under the pews, driving the congregation to the pulpit and further testing their faith. The intensifying storm ri
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting a recent increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV. The Public Health Department says it typically expects to record about 15 to 20 new cases of HIV every year. This year, however, the department had recorded 20 to 25 new cases by the end of August. The department issued a statement Monday saying the data is subject to change and should be interpreted with caution. The statement says those newly diagnosed with HIV have been primarily traced back to so
Vintage bikes tour the vineyards of Tuscany as thousands complete Italy's L'Eroica cycle challengeView on euronews
Two family members of a man who shot and killed his girlfriend in Surrey, B.C., have been cleared of helping him cover up the crime. Gurvinder Singh Deo and Talwinder Singh Khun Khun were found not guilty Monday of being accessories after the fact in the manslaughter of Kiran Dhesi, whose body was found on Aug. 2, 2017. Both men are related to Dhesi's killer, Harjot Singh Deo: Gurvinder is his brother and Khun Khun is part of his extended family. The body of Dhesi, who was 19 and a student at Kw
OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by federal police and Canadian businesses unless there is court authorization or input from the privacy watchdog. In a report tabled today, the committee on access to information, privacy and ethics also urges the government to develop a regulatory framework concerning uses, prohibitions, oversight and privacy of the emerging tool. Facial recognition technology can allow an image of a pe
Though the price of food is increasing at a rate higher than general inflation in Canada, the overall trend is positive and 'we're starting to see the end of the food inflation tunnel,' says Sylvain Charlebois of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University.
At least 15 prisoners were killed in a prison in the Ecuadorean city of Latacunga on Monday, Ecuador's SNAI prison agency said, and another 21 were injured in the latest incident of deadly jail violence in the Andean country. Authorities are working on identifying the bodies, officials said, while Oswaldo Coronel, governor of the Cotopaxi province, which includes Latacunga, told reporters security had been restored. "At the moment, according to the forensic information from the national police, 15 people have died (and) 21 people have been injured, of which 14 have already been evacuated to hospitals in the city of Latacunga," the governor said.
The Village of Plaster Rock has hired a private security firm to help deal with petty crime. Thieves started running "rampant" in the Tobique area this summer, said Mayor Tom Eagles. They took kayaks, canoes, four-wheelers, side-by-sides, trailers and gasoline. "They broke into the golf course here a couple of times this summer. It's even got so bad they broke into a tool shed at the local cemetery and stole the gas there," he said. Similar concerns were heard in recent months from McAdam in sou
The mass demonstrations over Mahsa Amini's death in Iranian police custody could create lasting change, say analysts.
Newfoundland and Labrador is opening up eligibility for a second COVID-19 booster shot to anyone over 50, but the chief medical officer of health says there are many things to consider before getting another dose.
HALIFAX — The four daily newspapers owned by the SaltWire Network in Atlantic Canada will soon stop publishing on Mondays, though there will be digital editions. In a story published Tuesday, SaltWire said the change takes effect Oct. 17 at the Chronicle Herald in Halifax, the Cape Breton Post in Sydney, N.S., the Guardian in Charlottetown and the Telegram in St. John's, N.L. SaltWire's chief operating officer, Ian Scott, says rising costs are to blame. He says the change won't have an impact on
With auto thefts in and around Toronto on the rise, you might be wondering if your car could be a target. Indeed, an investigation by CBC Toronto found car thefts are up nearly 45 per cent in the city compared to last year — with three months still to go in 2022 — and up 54 per cent in Peel Region as of Aug. 31. That's on top of carjackings, which in Toronto are up 209 per cent from 2021 so far this year. So what vehicles are thieves targeting and what can you do to stop them? Most commonly stol
"My story is about the word hope," said Ivan Limas. "Because we come from a very hard environment in Mexico right now. Even though my wife and I were teachers, it was really hard to be safe there. We came here. We found hope. We found kindness within the community." Limas documented his story in photos for CBC Calgary this year as part of a focus on renting. We signed up Calgary residents — from across the city — and they worked with us to explore this common and little documented aspect of city
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were told Wednesday about the formation and actions of a paramilitary group the government says trained as part of the scheme. Assistant Attorney General Bill Rollstin presented the Wolverine Watchmen as a gang and said in his opening statements in Jackson County Circuit Court that its purpose “was to target law enforcement for violent action.” Jo
Angelina Jolie detailed what she described as abusive behavior by ex-husband Brad Pitt in a court filing on Tuesday, escalating a legal battle over a French winery the former couple once shared and revealing new details about the dissolution of their marriage. The filing in a Los Angeles court alleges that Pitt sought to condition Jolie’s sale of her stake in the winery on a nondisclosure agreement that would have barred her from publicly discussing “Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children.” Jolie’s filing describes an episode during a September 2016 private plane flight where Pitt allegedly “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her” before “pushing her into the bathroom wall.”
This week's rare North Korean test flight, which sent a missile soaring over Japan, underscored the nuclear-armed state's rapidly advancing arsenal amid stalled denuclearisation talks. Tuesday's ballistic missile was the 39th launched by North Korea this year. Its record schedule began in January with the launch of a new "hypersonic missile," and went on to include long-range cruise missiles; short-range ballistic missiles fired from rail cars, airports, and a submarine; and its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches since 2017.
Rebounding COVID-19 symptoms after taking the antiviral pill Paxlovid raises concerns about its effectiveness as a new wave of Omicron looms, says epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos.
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand warned Wednesday of possible serious flooding in the capital and other parts of the central region from heavy seasonal rainfall expected through the rest of the week. The situation is being worsened by a large volume of water moving downriver from flooding in northern provinces and from discharges from dams filled to capacity. Bangkok has been experiencing flooding since Monday as torrential rain poured into the city, with about 16 centimeters (6.3 inches)