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When life gave Huda Mukbil systemic racism, she decided to make political change. After nearly two decades in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the former senior intelligence officer and NDP candidate for Ottawa South crossed the public sector floor to run in the Sept. 20 federal election after nearly two decades in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
P.E.I. artist Doug Dumais is spending the weekend in an open art studio on a part of shoreline near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital — snapping pictures of changes in the coastline for 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday. He started the project during the summer when walls of concrete and stone were set up to prevent the water from eating away at the shoreline. Now, those large slabs have been replaced with a natural shoreline buffer made up of logs, hay, wood chips and other biodegradable materials. "I
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto carried their ice dancing success from the spring into this week's Autumn Classic, opening the international season with a victory in Pierrefonds, Que. The 2021 world championship bronze medallists amassed 208.97 points to defeat Spain's Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz (191.31) and Americans Caroline Green and Michael Parsons (188.43). "We're very pleased with the way both programs went," Poirier told reporters. "We didn't try to force things or have that pe
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal police agency's staffing. Instead of conducting patrols and uncovering smuggling activity, its agents spend about 40% of their time caring for people already in custody and administrative tasks that are unrelate
KITCHENER, Ont. — Police in Waterloo, Ont., have charged a man in the death of his one-year-old child. Local police say they were called to a home for reports of a disturbance at about 9 a.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, they found the child deceased. They say the 31-year-old father was arrested at the scene. He's been charged with one count of first-degree murder. Police are continuing their investigation, but say they aren't looking for any more suspects. This report by The Canadian Press w
The New Democratic Party (NDP) has a sweeping set of campaign promises, highlighting priorities that have been hot topics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key aspects of Jagmeet Singh’s campaign include shoring up precarious conditions for workers that were highlighted by the pandemic, including paid sick leave, improving childcare, and expanding Employment Insurance (EI) availability.
A Calgary doctor has received an influx of donations following an urgent social media call-out asking for equipment to help monitor pregnant women with COVID-19. Dr. Stephanie Cooper, a high-risk obstetrician at Foothills Medical Centre, posted a message on Twitter asking for 50 home oxygen monitors for COVID-19 positive pregnant women. She says she issued the call as the equipment is needed quickly, as more pregnant women are being infected with COVID-19 and as the delta variant surges, she say
Manchester City’s fans cannot say they weren’t warned. Pep Guardiola incurred the wrath of some City fans when he urged “more people” to attend the home match against Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday than had come for the Champions League win over Leipzig in midweek. The short turnaround between games and Southampton's high-energy approach clearly concerned Guardiola and he was proved right, with City toiling to a 0-0 draw at Etihad Stadium to drop points for the second time
GUELPH, Ont. — Police are investigating reports that several students at the University of Guelph may have had their drinks spiked with an unknown substance. Police in Guelph, Ont., say the university passed the information on to them. They say two complaints are related to a recent house party in the city's south end, and two are related to a small on-campus gathering last month. Police say no assaults or physical injuries have been reported. The news comes a day after students walked out of cl
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say a man charged in the deaths of a woman and her 16-month-old toddler lived in the same apartment complex as the victims, but otherwise had no connection to them. Police say in a news release that Robert Keith Major, 53, from Hinton, Alta., has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of indignity to human remains. Mounties in Hinton have said the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were found after they'd been reported missin
VICTORIA — Green Party Leader Annamie Paul broke with her tradition throughout the federal election campaign and traveled to British Columbia today, marking her first visit to the only region in the country where her party held seats before Parliament was dissolved. Paul's trip to Vancouver Island was a departure from her approach throughout the campaign, which has seen her concentrate her efforts almost exclusively on the Toronto riding she hopes to win away from the Liberals. Paul's visit was
The province is reporting one additional death from COVID-19 and 499 new cases of the illness on Saturday. There are now 228 people in hospital with the illness — the highest that number has been since Feb. 3, when there were 229 hospitalizations, according to the province's online COVID-19 dashboard. Among the 228 people now in hospital, 172 are not fully vaccinated, the province says. There are 51 people in intensive care with COVID-19. That's just shy of this year's peak for COVID-19 patients
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Diego Simeone joined soccer’s coaching elite by building rock-hard defenses that grind out victories with the bare minimum of flash up front. But now, with the greatest wealth of attacking talent in his decade in charge of Atletico Madrid, the Argentine is struggling to make that flash up front click. Ten-man Atlético was held to a second straight scoreless draw at home on Saturday after it was stymied by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league. Atlético, which has not scor
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from Mexico. Scores of people waded back and forth across the Rio Grande on Saturday afternoon, re-entering Mexico to purchase water, food and diapers in Ciudad Acuña before returning to the Texas encampment under and
Elections Canada has changed a number of polling stations in Yellowknife because of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Several stations were supposed to take place at schools which were closed last week because of the rising case numbers, while one was intended for the Quality Inn and Suites — which has become the site of an isolation centre. The following image, posted to the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 website Friday, shows a full list of changes that have been made: Dr. Kami Kandola, the
The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is colouring some heated political debate in the final stretch of the federal election campaign. Justin Trudeau is touting the importance of getting vaccinated, while the NDP's Jagmeet Singh is criticizing the Liberal leader for failing to push harder for paid sick leave and proof-of-vaccination certificates.
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's Communist Party, the country's second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Late Saturday, a YouTube video in which associates of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny recommended whom to vote for in order to undermine the dominant United Russia party was blocked in Russia. The video remained accessible through non-Russian servers. Commu
A theatre group in Regina set out to bring some colour and joy to long-term care residents in the city by taking performances to them this week — from a safe distance. Sum Theatre visited three long-term care facilities in the Queen City, staging Through the Window, a 15-minute circus-like show performed in courtyards, parking lots and streets outside of care homes. "It was wonderful and so nice to see," said Lana Seip, the recreation co-ordinator at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, where the t
PARIS (AP) — The French league match between Lens and defending champion Lille was interrupted for about 30 minutes when fans from the northern rivals clashed at halftime on Saturday. After the first half ended, a large group of Lens supporters invaded the field and ran to the away section where they fought with Lille fans. Riot police and stewards intervened and escorted them off the field. An emergency meeting took place to decide whether the match at Stade Bollaert should continue. But after
TORONTO — "Belfast" from writer-director Kenneth Branagh has won the People's Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Northern Ireland-set family drama was announced as winner of the honour during the TIFF Tribute Awards broadcast on CTV, which marked the end of 10 days of pandemic-tailored in-person screenings and digital at-home viewing. The prize chosen through online votes is often a predictor of Academy Award success. Last year's winner, the road drama "Nomadland," won