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TORONTO — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole delivered his starkest plea yet for people not to split the vote on the right by picking the People's Party of Canada on what was his last day before polls open. Conservatives have been ramping up their warnings in recent days against voters going over to Maxime Bernier's more populist party, in a campaign marked by a close race between the Tories and Liberals. In polls and on the ground, the PPC appears to be gaining steam over its opposition to mandat
LANGFORD, B.C. — Top-ranked Pacific FC scored late to avoid the upset and salvage a 1-1 draw with Atletico Ottawa in the Canadian Premier League Sunday. Terran Campbell scored in the 86th minute for Pacific (10-3-6), which extended its unbeaten run to five league matches. Campbell headed a dangerous cross into the box from Jordan Haynes past goalkeeper Dylon Powley, who had six saves for last-place Ottawa (3-11-5). The Victoria-based club leads the CPL standings by four points over Cavalry FC, w
Paul McLauchlin says as president of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, he'd expect to spend all of his time talking about agriculture. But another topic is front of mind (he's had five meetings about it this week) — internet access. "There's literally people in this province that do not have access to any broadband," McLauchlin said. The RMA has listed rural broadband access as its first priority for federal candidates to address. It's listed as serious of a concern as implementing drought an
Forecasters say that it will feel like autumn in parts of Ontario this week as cooler temperatures creep in.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death has not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charl
On the Sunday before Election Day, Canada's major party leaders make their pitches to voters across the country.
The People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier spent the final days leading up the federal election in Alberta. On Friday, hundreds of Albertans flocked to an empty field behind a Strathmore business to support the People's Party of Canada, and on Saturday, Bernier attended a rally at Memorial Park, attended by about 1,000 people. Bernier and other speakers railed against vaccines, as the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases in Alberta spikes, and surgeries have been scaled back by 75 per cent — in
The Calgary Marathon returned to an in-person format Sunday, as more than 4,200 racers laced up for race day. "It's been a long road to get here, no pun intended," said Kirsten Fleming, executive director of Run Calgary. "Even though it looks a lot different with everybody being socially distanced and not being able to high-five people … you could still feel that positive energy of everybody being together again." She says up to the day of the event there was trepidation about whether or not the
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards rolled out the red carpet on Sunday, celebrating some of television's best. Live with a limited audience on the Event Deck behind the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the award show kicked off with a performance by host Cedric the Entertainer, rapper LL Cool J, Rita Wilson and more. Canadian actor Seth Rogen kicked off the awards with a comedy routine before presenting the first award for supporting actress in a comedy series to Hannah Waddingham of Ted L
What is now post-tropical storm Odette will bring heavy rain and intense winds to parts of Newfoundland.
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (Reuters) -A U.S. law enforcement officer on horseback wielded what appeared to be a lariat, whipping it close to the face of a man wading in the Rio Grande carrying a plastic bag of food. It was just one desperate moment in a few hours of such scenes along the Rio Grande on Sunday. Hundreds of Haitian migrants who have been camping under a bridge in the Texas town of Del Rio were trying to bring food and other supplies from Ciudad Acuña in the Mexican state of Coahuila, while U.S. officials have stepped up security at the border and started flying migrants out of the area, some to Haiti.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliamentarian said late Sunday, a crushing blow to what was the party’s clearest pathway in years to attaining that long-sought goal. The decision by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan interpreter of its often enigmatic rules, is a damaging and disheartening setback for President Joe Biden, congressional De
Nour Al Masri was so excited to go back to school that she couldn’t sleep the night before. She hugged her new backpack close as she lay in bed imagining what her first day of school will look like. Her younger brother Aktham proudly said he was the only one of his siblings who didn’t take his new backpack to bed. The parents are happy their five children have the opportunity for an education. But the school year is always a stressful time for the Syrian family who came to Halifax almost three y
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military escort carried his coffin to the El Alia Cemetery’s special section reserved for those who fought for Algeria’s independence from France, folks who are today considered martyrs. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who on Saturday declar
P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. One person is between the ages of 10 and 19, one is in their 20s and the other is in their 30s, a news release said. "Two of the individuals are close contacts of a previously announced case associated with the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School and have been in isolation," the release said. "These two individuals previously tested negative and then tested positive on a second or su
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
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Senate Democrats hit a major roadblock on Sunday in their effort to allow millions of immigrants to legally stay in the United States, after the Senate Parliamentarian ruled against attaching the measure to a $3.5 trillion spending bill, lawmakers said. The provision aimed to give a path to citizenship for millions, including so-called Dreamer immigrants, brought to the United States as children, who are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Farmworkers, essential workers and immigrants with temporary protected status, which gives work permits and deportation relief to those hailing from nations hit by violence or natural disasters, also stood to benefit.
Students in New Brunswick are heading into classrooms on Monday facing a new series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Less than two weeks into the school year, it's no longer looking like students will be able to return to business as usual as they hoped. The province announced 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 20 schools on Friday. Only 100 cases were reported in schools over the 2020-2021 school year. Students across New Brunswick will again be forced to stick to the
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
Toronto Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at an Etobicoke elementary school after officials identified two cases linked to the school. In a number of tweets on the weekend, TPH said the cases surfaced at Elmlea Junior School, a junior kindergarten through grade five school in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood. TPH said it is investigating the outbreak and working with the school community to inform close contacts of those infected. Anyone considered a close contact is being asked to s