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MONTREAL — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet ended his final day of the federal election campaign on Sunday in Quebec ridings he hopes to wrest from his opponents ahead of Monday's election. He began his eleventh-hour push on familiar turf, campaigning in his adopted home city of Shawinigan, more than 140 kilometres away from the provincial capital and part of the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain. He met early Sunday with Shawinigan Mayor Michel Angers to discuss local issues Blanche
MARY'S HARBOUR — Searchers have located debris that the joint rescue co-ordination centre says is likely from a nine-metre fishing boat that went missing with two men on board off the coast of Labrador. The fishing vessel Island Lady departed the small coastal community of Mary's Harbour Friday morning with two men on board, and was reported missing that night. The Cape Islander-style boat had two outboard motors and was equipped with radio, and had been expected back in the harbour by 5 p.m. on
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening in the downtown Boyle Street neighbourhood. At about 6 p.m., police responded to a report about an assault with a weapon near 104th Avenue and 95th Street. On arriving, they discovered a man with serious injuries. Officers provided first aid but he died at the scene. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact them.
A 42-year-old mother and her two kids, a 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, were killed in a major accident involving two vehicles in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the Montérégie region Sunday afternoon. According to provincial police, a pickup truck travelling at a high speed hit the family's car, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Boulevard du Séminaire Nord and Boulevard Saint-Luc, around 10:30 a.m. Following the impact, police said the truck dragged the vehicle for seve
TORONTO — A former bureaucrat accused by the Ontario government of embezzling $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds is now facing criminal charges in the matter. His lawyer says Sanjay Madan is facing two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust. Stephen Hebscher says Madan and his wife, Shalini Madan, are also charged with laundering the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000. The province has sued Sanjay Madan, his wife and two adu
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault delivered a nationalist speech to his party's youth wing today, capping off a weekend-long convention where he touted cohesion in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legault also told the Coalition Avenir Quebec convention he sees the party as a fortress against the more radical elements of society, including those who oppose COVID-19 health measures and vaccines. He answered his party members' questions during the event, but refused to speak to media on
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers with potentially defective Takata air bag inflators, a government document seen by Reuters on Sunday showed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday opened an engineering analysis into an estimated 30 million U.S. vehicles from the 2001 through 2019 model years. The new investigation includes vehicles assembled by Honda Motor Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, General Motors Co, Nissan Motor, Subaru, Tesla, Ferrari NV , Nissan Motor, Mazda, Daimler AG, BMW Chrysler (now part of Stellantis NV), Porsche Cars, Jaguar Land Rover (owned by Tata Motors) and others.
Here’s the latest for Sunday, Sept. 19: Women protest in Kabul over rights; US closes part of Texas border, begins flying Haitians home; Volcano erupts on Atlantic island; France tightrope star stuns in Eiffel tower walk.
MONTREAL — A second-half surge propelled CF Montreal to a 2-0 win Sunday over the visiting Chicago Fire FC. Romell Quioto scored for Montreal (10-8-7), with Chicago's Carlos Terán adding an own-goal to Montreal's second straight MLS victory. Chicago (6-14-5) dictated the tempo early by testing Montreal's back line and pinning them in the defensive half of the pitch. Montreal goalkeeper James Pantemis made two key saves at the 20-minute mark on a point-blank header by Mauricio Pineda and then a t
EDMONTON — Albertans needing proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province's website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them. Dan Shugar, who lives in Calgary, says the card was in a PDF file which he was able to edit to say his name was "Fakus McFakeFace" and that he'd received doses of "Ivermectin Horsey Paste" and "Bleach." He says all of the fields could be edited and making changes was "mindbogglingly
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The bodies of three people who were trying to illegally cross into Poland from Belarus were found in the border region and another body of a woman was found on Belarus side, Poland's prime minister said Sunday. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki gave no other details but said on Facebook that he's in touch with the interior minister and head of the Border Guards and that any potential links between these “dramatic events and Belarusian provocations” on Poland's eastern border will
MOSCOW (AP) — Early results Sunday in Russia's parliamentary election showed the dominant pro-Kremlin party well in the lead, but it was unclear if the party will retain the two-thirds majority of seats that allow it to change the constitution. The election is widely seen as an important part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in which control of the State Duma, or parliament, will be key. Results from about 20% of t
KELOWNA, B.C. — Mounties in Kelowna, B.C., say they're investigating after discovering a woman's body on a highway on Sunday morning. RCMP say officers were called to the intersection of Highway 33W and Nickel Road at 7 a.m. after the body was discovered. Police say the death is considered suspicious and the RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken over the investigation. They're looking for witnesses as well as potential surveillance video. Mounties say the identity of the victim is not being released
Toronto police say one man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting Saturday night in the downtown area. Police say a shots fired call in the city's Regent Park neighbourhood came in just before 9 p.m. Responding officers found three victims, including 27-year-old Thane Murray, who died at the scene. A 29-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and is now listed in stable condition, while another 27-year-old suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Police say
The Alberta government launched its COVID-19 immunization record on Sunday so vaccinated individuals can print out a card-sized copy — but it turns out getting your name on one isn't difficult. After the site launched, many took to Twitter to exclaim that the PDF was not locked and that virtually anyone can edit the information on it if they have access to Adobe Reader. The news comes after the province announced the restriction exemption program on Wednesday, which put the onus on some non-esse
The province has set multiple new records for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the province's dashboard and a new death was reported. There are 543 new cases as of Sunday, which is the highest daily increase since the pandemic started. The previous record of 509 was set on Sept. 14. There are 249 people in hospital, which is a new record. The previous record was 238 set on Feb. 3. Out of the 249 people in hospital, 55 are in intensive care. That's also the highest number of COVID-19 patients in
More health workers will be encouraged to move to Prince Rupert with part of $6.38 million in incentives and programs granted to facilitate better health care in the North, the Ministry of Health announced, on Sept 14. “Every person living in the North deserves to have the best possible health care close to home, when and where they need it,” Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said. The health-care worker rural retention program for targeted communities and occupations is designed to offer financia
Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Facebook video posted on Sunday that U.S. President Joe Biden had fallen asleep when meeting the new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month. A Reuters fact check https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-biden-asleep-idUSL1N2Q00H8 previously debunked the idea that Biden dozed off, after social media users shared a video clip of the U.S. president that they said showed him looking down and nodding off as Bennett spoke in the Oval Office. Seconds after the clip was cut, longer footage showed Biden responded to Bennett.
Forecasters are currently monitoring two tropical storms, Peter and Rose, in the Atlantic basin.
Alberta's government has clarified what businesses it considers essential services, and will therefore not be exempt from restrictions if they choose to opt in to the proof-of-vaccination program on Monday. Starting Monday, non-essential businesses and services can choose to require proof of vaccination for customers. Those who opt out have to adhere to capacity and operating restrictions. The list of eligible businesses, which includes restaurants, clubs, casinos and movie theatres, was origina