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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
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
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
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
On the Sunday before Election Day, Canada's major party leaders make their pitches to voters across the country.
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
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
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.
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
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
Forecasters say that it will feel like autumn in parts of Ontario this week as cooler temperatures creep in.
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.
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo began the comeback as Manchester United won 2-1 at West Ham thanks to Mark Noble missing a penalty in stoppage time for the hosts straight after being brought off the bench on Sunday. The club captain was sent on by manager David Moyes to take the penalty after Luke Shaw handled in the area. The long-serving midfielder, who retires at the end of the season, had not missed a spotkick since December 2016, but he was denied a winner by United goalkeeper David De Gea.
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
While temperatures were rising across Saskatchewan on Saturday, weather records were falling in well over a dozen communities. Environment Canada says a low pressure system tracking through the central Prairies drew a "warm, southerly flow" into southern areas of the province on Saturday. This gave many communities their hottest September 18 on record. In the Nipawin area, temperatures reached 30.5 degrees, inching past the old record of 29.4 degrees that had held for 80 years. Regina and Saskat
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
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
Curling teams around Canada are gearing up to stamp their ticket to the Olympic trials in Saskatoon ahead of the Beijing 2022 winter Olympics — including Saskatchewan's Team Dunstone, who won bronze medals at the last two Briers. From Sept. 22 to 26, 10 teams will compete in Ottawa at the Canadian Curling Trials Direct-Entry Event, while another eight teams will compete in the Canadian Curling Pre-Trials Direct-Entry event. A total of three women's and two men's teams will compete in Olympic tri
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.