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The AIDS Committee of Toronto held its last Walk for AIDS on Sunday, after running the fundraising event for more than 30 years. ACT, among other HIV service agencies, is calling on the federal government to increase funding after receiving notice of significant cuts to sexual and mental health services. This year, due to the cuts, the organization changed the Walk for AIDS to a "Rally for Health." ACT said it received notice in July from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that its fundin
Opinion polls indicate no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Monday, for the second straight time, leaving one of the two front-runners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Conservative leader Erin O'Toole - trying to govern with a minority. Trudeau, who has led a minority government since 2019, called an early election in a bid to capitalize on the Liberals' handling of the pandemic and swing to a majority. If Trudeau wins a majority of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, he will remain prime minister.
For the past two summers, people who live in Red Lake, Ont., have thanked local volunteer firefighters and forest firefighters for keeping their community safe. In 2020, the community was evacuated because of a nearby fire. In 2021, the community was on an evacuation alert, with some people voluntarily leaving the community and some of the most vulnerable people being moved out. It's the work of these forest firefighters, often working in remote areas, in all weather and temperatures, that caugh
As many as 5,000 residents and 500 tourists have fled the area around an erupting volcano in the Cumbre Vieja National Park on the Canary Island of La Palma.(Borja Suarez/Reuters)
The search for two missing fishermen from Mary's Harbour has resumed with the help of the Canadian Armed Forces and the coast guard Monday, after the official search off the coast of southern Labrador was called off Sunday night. In a Facebook post Monday, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones wrote that an RCAF maritime patrol plane and a coast guard vessel are now assisting in the search under the authorization of federal ministers after the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax decided to end its se
As Saskatchewan broke multiple COVID-19 records over the weekend, there was at least one positive piece of information that started to become a little clearer. COVID-19 vaccination numbers have begun to climb since Premier Scott Moe announced mandatory masking and proof-of-vaccination policies on Thursday. Although it's only three days' worth of data, the initial signs point to a response from Saskatchewan residents who may have delayed or resisted getting a jab. On every day since the province
Earlier this summer, Lethbridge, Alta., resident William Pelech received a letter from his family doctor. The letter stated his doctor was relocating to Cochrane, Alta., and there was no doctor to replace him. Soon after, Pelech began to grow ill. He suspected bronchitis. Unable to secure a new doctor, he had to wait weeks to secure an appointment at Lethbridge's sole walk-in clinic. "I was feeling worse and worse, taking time off work. [The doctor] said that I had pneumonia, and I had pneumonia
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world's major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a U.N. climate summit. Johnson and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres hosted a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to address major gaps on emissions targets and climate finance. "I’ll stress that again - for this to be a success we need developed countries to find that $100 billion."
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
P.E.I. issued a public exposure notification for a ceilidh which took place last Tuesday. Under current restrictions, a cohort of up to a maximum of 100 people would have been permitted to attend. West Royalty Elementary and École La-Belle-Cloche students return to class Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak at West Royalty. Six new cases were reported over weekend, four of which are linked to the outbreak. The other two cases announced were related to travel outsid
This First Person article was written by Ariana Salvo, a freelance writer and photographer based in Charlottetown. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ. There are four privileges that Canadian citizens enjoy that residents do not: the ability to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces, access to high-security government jobs, being called to serve as a juror and the privilege to vote in elections. I moved to P.E.I. from Italy in 2004 to pursue my master's degree i
Saskatchewan residents are heading to the polls today with voter cards and masks in hand, as they cast their ballots in the federal election, during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. People need to mask up to cast their ballots, after the Saskatchewan government once again mandated masking in all public indoor spaces on Friday. Elections Canada had previously said it would enforce local rules. Asif Hussain, one of the hundreds of thousands of people expected to vote in the province, said
(Reuters) -U.S. regulators could authorize a booster shot of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine for older and some high-risk Americans early this week in time for the government to roll them out by Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to give the nod to the third shots for at least this group before advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are due to meet on Wednesday. On Friday, an FDA advisory committee voted to recommend emergency authorization of the additional Pfizer shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria’s war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter’s daughter, Macron also promised a law guaranteeing reparations for the contingent known as the harkis. The distraught woman, who said she grew up in a camp where France sequestered harkis after the war, argued that the law wouldn’
The City of Charlottetown has created its first ever natural asset inventory, part of a national movement to help municipalities better manage their natural areas and understand their value, including helping to deal with the impact of climate change. The inventory is available on the city's website, and includes forests, wetlands, grasslands, shrublands and water as well as agricultural land. In total, there are 1,719 individual natural assets in the new inventory. "I was quite surprised and it
Across Southeast Asia, sidewalk hawkers offer sizzling meat skewers bathed in the smoky aroma of smoldering wood coals and a seemingly endless combination of savory sauces. n Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred chicken smothered in spicy peanut sauce. For this recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, we decided to highlight the lesser-known but still familiar flavors of Mya
It's election day in Canada, and New Brunswick has more than its fair share of intriguing political story lines that will be resolved after the polls close at 8:30 p.m. Atlantic time. Because of the country's time zones, two hours will go by before polls close in the next set of provinces to the west of us, giving us ample time to watch the numbers and see what develops. Here are four stories worth watching tonight. Three ridings to watch People involved in the campaigns agree that there are thr
Democrats in the U.S. Congress were scrambling on Monday to find another way to include immigration reform in a sweeping $3.5 trillion social spending bill after a Senate arbiter said their first proposal broke the chamber's rules. The ruling was the latest in a series of stumbling blocks President Joe Biden's party faces as it enters a critical few weeks before a Sept. 27 vote on a $1 trillion Senate-approved infrastructure bill. Democrats can afford to lose just three votes in the House of Representatives and none in the Senate if they are to pass the packages.
Whether it was establishing their territory or getting in good with the ladies, male tyrannosaurs got right up in each other's faces during prehistoric clashes of epic proportions. At least, that's a hypothesis being put forward by a team of Alberta paleontologists that studied 202 tyrannosaurid skull specimens featuring 324 bite marks and battle scars. "Basically these animals were biting each other on the face," said Caleb Brown, co-author of a recent study and a curator at the Royal Tyrrell M
At a special event in London, "The Crown" star Gillian Anderson - along with the show's director and creator - react to their Emmy wins. (Sept. 20)