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Political cynicism is running deep for some Calgary voters. Terry Peterson is tired of hearing the same things over and over. He says that the next time a politician comes to the door, he should just record them. Then later, when other politicians show up, he'll have a ready response. "I'll say: "Hold on. I'll play the tape." "It's the same thing. Always," said Peterson. "Our people are so dejected," he said. "When they do vote and people get in, nothing happens. It's the same year after year. I
MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) -Australia has made a "huge" diplomatic error by ditching a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, France's envoy to Canberra said on Saturday. Canberra announced on Thursday it would scrap its 2016 deal with France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and instead build at least eight nuclear-powered ones with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership nL1N2QH2X7. The move caused fury in France, a NATO ally of the United States and Britain, prompting it to recall its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra, and also riled China, the major rising power in the Indo-Pacific region.
MONTREAL — More than three-quarters of Quebecers support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, according to a new Leger poll, which also found strong support for vaccine passports across the country. Seventy-six per cent of survey respondents in Quebec said they support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, including 57 per cent who said they strongly support the mandate. Health-care workers in Quebec have until Oct. 15 to get two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or risk being suspe
The message was simple: Water unites us all. Late Friday afternoon, more than a dozen attendees of a Teedon Pit protest gathered at 40 Darby Road near Waverley with signs and flags. The crowd was a mix of protesters, supporters, politicians and handlers. Opposition to Teedon Pit arose from the potential that site operations could damage the valuable clean water of the Alliston Aquifer Complex which runs beneath the property, as well as throughout many of Tiny Township’s wells and water systems.
Toronto police are appealing to the public for help identifying a vehicle involved in a shooting Friday night. Officers were called to Midland Avenue and Danforth Road shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, according to duty inspector Michael Williams. There they found a car that had crashed into a pole. Inside, Williams said, the driver was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds. The man, who has not been identified pending next of kin notification, was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed
OTTAWA — A young two-spirit Métis leader hopes he can deliver one of the biggest upsets of the election campaign, if he can persuade apathetic voters to head to the polls Monday. NDP candidate Blake Desjarlais has started a dynamic voter turnout drive to persuade thousands of Edmonton residents to register. The Edmonton Griesbach seat, where the NDP came second in the 2019 federal election, has now become a top target for Leader Jagmeet Singh. If elected, the 27-year-old Desjarlais would be Albe
These simple insect baths can provide ample benefits to Mother Nature's little critters and can boost our biodiversity, says a Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) education specialist.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's allies accused YouTube and Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the video platform and messaging app restricted access to their anti-government voting recommendations for Russia's parliamentary election. Navalny's allies already accused Alphabet's Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin pressure on Friday after the companies removed an app from their stores that the activists had hoped to use against the ruling party at the election.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -New Zealand's abrupt decision to pull out of their cricket tour of Pakistan has created "an unfortunate scenario" but the hosts know how to overcome such crises, the chairman of the country's cricket board Ramiz Raja said on Saturday. New Zealand abandoned the tour on the day of the opening fixture on Friday citing a government security alert, while England are also reconsidering their men's and women's team visits to Pakistan next month. The tour was due to start with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi but New Zealand did not travel to the stadium.
Bakhtawar Khan excitedly waited, her friend holding two cellphones and a camera, for her turn to get a photo with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The 20-year-old, like most people showing up to political rallies across the country, wanted to share the image with friends and followers on social media. “I feel like a lot of people are telling me not to vote for NDP because it will be a split with the Liberals,” Khan said. “But the way I look at social media, I don’t think it will be true this year.” Kha
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The Gaspésie region in eastern Quebec is best known to outsiders for its charming villages, outdoor recreation opportunities and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, but it could also become contested territory on election day. The Gaspesie-Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine riding narrowly remained Liberal in 2019, with Diane Lebouthillier defeating her Bloc Québécois rival by fewer than 700 votes. In just over a decade, the mostly rural riding in the east of the province has been held by the Bloc,
(Reuters) -The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down in the Atlantic off Florida's coast on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever sent into Earth orbit. The successful launch and return of the mission, the latest in a recent string of rocket-powered expeditions bankrolled by their billionaire passengers, marked another milestone in the fledgling industry of commercial astro-tourism, 60 years after the dawn of human spaceflight. "Welcome to the second space age," Todd "Leif" Ericson, mission director for the Inspiration4 venture, told reporters on a conference call after the crew returned.
An RCMP investigator noted that Greg Fertuck had tears in his eyes and looked worried when he was interviewed two days after his wife Sheree Fertuck had gone missing. Officers Chad Clark and William Groenen met with Greg at his home in Saskatoon on Dec. 9, 2015. Police had originally asked that Greg come to the detachment for the interview, but he said that he had stomach issues from overeating perogies the previous weekend. He invited the officers to his home. They arrived late in the afternoon
Learning to adapt is nothing new for Mark Arendz. He has lived most of his life with one arm, he can do everything most people take for granted — drive a car, tie his shoes and, much to the dismay of his dentist, open small jars. Well, maybe not everything. "I haven't mastered the monkey bars yet," he said with a smile during a recent interview over Zoom from the Olympic training centre in Canmore, Alta. I'm sure my dentist would not like the fact that I use my teeth for a lot of different thing
The mother of four-year-old Serenity says her relationship with her child welfare caseworker was strained from their first meeting. Serenity died in September 2014 after sustaining a head injury at the home of her great aunt and uncle in the central Alberta community of Maskwacis, south of Edmonton. The mother, who can't be identified because of a court-ordered publication ban in place to protect her children's identities, took the stand Friday to give evidence about her involvement with the chi
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden found himself uncharacteristically ahead of it with that lofty pronouncement. Some of nation's top medical advisers on Friday delivered a stinging rebuke of the idea, in essence telling the White House: not so fast. A key government advi
Kismet Caffet used to be known by a different name, but in 2014 — after a family member stole her identity and used it for financial gain — she legally changed it. Since then she's voted in a number of elections under her new legal name, and informed everyone from the Canada Revenue Agency to Elections Canada of the change. But last week, she got an unwanted reminder of her past. "What Elections Canada did is they associated my current address with that stolen identity when they sent a voter's r
Dufferin County staff, contractors, and volunteers will soon need to show proof of full vaccination to attend in-person work spaces, after council implements a COVID-19 vaccination policy. Dufferin County Council, during their meeting last Thursday (Sept. 9) voted in favour of implementing a vaccination policy, which will go into effect on Nov. 1. Sonya Pritchard, chief administrative officer for the County of Dufferin, said the Nov. 1 date will give people the full six weeks needed to become fu
Despite no longer being able to play instruments, Nicole Edwards didn't let her disease stop her from creating music, her friend and collaborator Andrea McColeman says. "She was constantly creating stuff in her head, and she would sing it to me," said McColeman. "Not just, here's the song and here's the words, but here's all the parts, and here's how it should feel, and here's the beat. She had a clear vision of what she wanted to create and was really good at communicating." Edwards, a musician