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The mission for the group of Indian farmers sitting in a makeshift tent at a protest camp near the Indian capital of New Delhi is crystal clear. The farmers are huddled to reinvigorate their months-long fight against controversial new farming laws passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government last year. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is "running scared and on the defensive," said Jasbir Kaur Natt, a member of the Tikri border action committee that plans local protests. "We have decided that
A former interpreter for the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan has finally reunited with her family in Ottawa, after being separated for a decade. Originally from Kandahar, Maryam Sahar became an interpreter for American and Canadian troops when she was just 15 years old. Sahar said she served as the only woman interpreter for the Canadian Forces from 2009 to 2011. She later came to Ottawa under a resettlement program for interpreters who supported Canadian soldiers and diplomats. She made the trip
A first-year Western University student who arrived in London, Ont., from Saskatchewan had a rental agreement cancelled last minute by a landlord who said she didn't like her tattoos, in an act one lawyer said could result in a small-claims court action. Kadince Ball, 18, graduated from high school in the spring and was elated to learn she'd been accepted into Western's medical science program. "I've always wanted to be a doctor and medical schools are getting more competitive now, so it's impor
Today's transit commission meeting was already shaping up to be a testy one. Six weeks ago, an LRT train derailed at Tunney's Pasture station due to an axle bearing problem. The Confederation Line shut down for an entire work week, and more than a quarter of OC Transpo's fleet of 39 light rail vehicles ended up needing repairs. So when John Manconi takes the virtual stage Monday morning at his last transit commission meeting — and one of the final public appearances in his 30-year career at the
The family of a man who drowned six years ago in Nova Scotia and a diving safety advisor who has been examining his death are calling for changes to make underwater work safer in an industry plagued by fatalities. Angela Seabrook said like many of the people drawn to diving, her son, Luke, loved exploring and wasn't afraid to take risks. "But that doesn't mean to say that they have to lose their lives over it," she said from her home in Wasaga Beach, Ont. "The risk can be minimized…. So they can
Hong Kong police arrested on Monday three members of a pro-democracy student group, accusing them of a "conspiracy to incite subversion" including by helping deliver snacks to prisoners with the aim of recruiting followers. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 100 people under a national security law that Beijing imposed on the former British colony in June last year that critics say erodes the freedoms promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Beijing and the city's government say the law is necessary to safeguard Hong Kong's prosperity and guard against outside interference.
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China's sweeping regulatory crackdown of recent months does not aim to rein in the country's private enterprises or decouple from the United States or international financial markets, a top Chinese regulatory official told Wall Street leaders last week. The actions instead intend to strengthen the regulation of consumer-facing platform companies with a key role in promoting "common prosperity", or easing wealth inequality, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Vice Chairman Fang Xinghai said at a private gathering, according to attendees.
It's election day in Canada. According to Elections Canada, 30,626 Islanders cast their ballots in the four days advance polling stations were open — a 16.83 per cent increase compared to the advance turnout in the 2019 federal election. But many will head to the polls today for their last chance to cast a ballot. How and where to vote Polling stations on P.E.I. will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. To find out where to vote, Islanders can check their voter information card or head to Electio
A Sydney nursing home is expected to soon offer an on-site daycare with early morning drop-off and lunch-time visits with children. The program is planned for the Cove Guest Home later this year. The details haven't been finalized. "We're looking at the financials right now," said Dr. Kevin Orrell, deputy minister and CEO of the Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment. "It's been approved in principle to proceed with the evaluation of the cost and the hiring of the appropriate people. I'
Recent developments: COVID-19 deaths were reported outside the capital. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 60 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on Monday. There's a pandemic update expected at an OPH meeting this afternoon. Quebec reported 82 more COVID-19 cases in the Outaouais over the last three days, or an average of about 27 a day. It also reported another COVID-19 death, as did the health unit for the Belleville and Cornwall areas. Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech said on Monday
OTTAWA — Dozens of female Afghan students have escaped the Taliban with the help of a Toronto-based charity and are heading to Saskatoon after a daring land journey lasting weeks. Nearly 100 girls have managed to flee to Pakistan with their families after failing to get out of Kabul before the airport was closed. A number of Afghan female dancers were also part of the group. They will head to Saskatoon within the next three weeks, Canada's immigration minister confirmed on Sunday. The group of a
An East York woman says her driveway is often blocked in by parked cars because of a misleading no parking sign — which the city has been slow to fix. Suzanne Creighton, who lives on a residential street near Broadview and Mortimer avenues, says about once a month for the past couple of years she's come out to her parking pad only to find her car blocked in. "It's incredibly frustrating," said Creighton, who has health problems and worries about getting in and out of her driveway if there's an e
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
OTTAWA — As the federal election gets underway today, a traditional form of viewing appears to be missing. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of viewing parties across the country. Large indoor gatherings are less appealing -- if not off-limits -- due to the virus and the higher-than-average number of mail-in ballots means final results may not be announced tonight. Some organizations have taken their viewing parties online. A community centre in Calgary, for instance, is holding a "fa
LA PALMA, Spain (Reuters) -Lava flowing from Spain's Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50 years has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed around 100 houses but the streams were advancing slower than originally predicted, authorities said on Monday. The flow of molten rock will not reach the Atlantic Ocean on Monday evening as earlier estimated, an official said. "The movement of lava is much slower than it was initially ... There has not been a large advance during the day," local emergency coordinator Miguel Angel Morcuende told a press briefing on Monday evening.
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
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are heading to the polls for the second time this year today, this time to vote for Canada's next government. Heading into election day, Newfoundland and Labrador's seven federal ridings see representatives from four parties: the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party and the People's Party of Canada. There are no Green Party candidates running in the province. Candidates have been busy over the 35-day campaign, which began on Aug. 15. Ma
MOSCOW (Reuters) -A student armed with a hunting rifle opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding many others, investigators said. Video shown on news websites showed panicked students leaping from first-floor windows to escape Perm State University, around 1,300 km (800 miles) east of Moscow, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety. The gunman was wounded after resisting arrest, and was being treated in hospital, the Investigative Committee law enforcement agency said in a statement.
In a year crowded with impressive offerings, Ted Lasso, and The Crown were among the Emmys' biggest winners on Sunday night, sweeping their categories despite strong competition. The wins provided recognition for both series, but more importantly the Emmy statues gave the platforms that carried Ted Lasso and The Crown a long-awaited artistic stamp of approval. The Crown, a Netflix production, won the best drama award, and Ted Lasso, an Apple TV+ production, won for best comedy series, marking th