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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
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
For Windsorites who have waited until election day to vote, many who spoke with CBC News said they are prepared to wait in line — for as long as it takes to cast their ballot. But, one man said he's not planning to spend longer than 10 to 20 minutes at the polls. "The reason I say 10 minutes is because this is not the best election for me," said Emmanuel Gasore, of Windsor. "This year's debate wasn't as informative as it normally should be and so, it kind of has reduced my energy and dedication
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.
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
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
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry. "I’m at a loss for words,” said Peter Morgan, the creator and writer of the British royal saga “The Crown,” which collected acting, writing and directing awards in addition to four acting honors. His comment may also apply to the premium cabl
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
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BERLIN (AP) — German voters elect a new parliament on Sept. 26, a vote that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years in power. While it should be clear within hours of the polls closing how the parties fared, it may take longer to find out who the next chancellor will be — and what the political complexion of his or her government will be. Here's a look at how the process works. WHO CAN VOTE, AND WHEN? German citizens age 18 and above are entitled to vote and to be
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
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
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.
OK, it definitely wasn’t the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year’s virtual Emmy ceremony — with everyone at home, and visitors in hazmat suits showing up to bestow awards. This year was different — defiantly so. People were together, and not even in masks (except during commercial breaks.) There were plenty of hugs and kisses — in fact, quipped presenter Seth Rogen, he had just been sneezed in the face by Paul Bettany. (Guests had to present vaccine proof and nega
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
Nova Scotia seafood companies have come to the aid of Ocean Choice International of St. John's, harvesting hundreds of tonnes of scallops for the company after its factory trawler Atlantic Destiny sank on Georges Bank in March. "Thankfully, they had enough capacity among them in the fleet to be able to take the quota out of the water," said Ocean Choice CEO Martin Sullivan. "They were all really helpful. Firstly, around the sinking, helping us in that situation, but then also helping us harvest
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
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
A Supreme Court decision on a case that threatens to derail the Muskrat Falls rate mitigation deal is expected this week — a matter Innu Nation Grand Chief Etienne Rich says should have never gone to court. The Innu Nation is seeking a court injunction that would halt talks to finalize a $5.2-billion agreement-in-principle between Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, signed July 28. Rich says the framework of that deal was created without proper consultation. "If we're in the process of moving
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.