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Montreal police say two people were stabbed in the city's downtown core this morning, resulting in the death of a 23-year-old man. Police say 911 calls came in this morning for a stabbing on Sherbrooke Street, near Mansfield Street, at about 1:45 a.m. Two victims, men aged 20 and 23, were found at the scene with stab wounds. Montreal police confirmed the death of the 23-year-old man, the city's 21st homicide of 2021. The other victim suffered less serious injuries and is expected to survive. Pol
The Calgary Fire Department says it responded to three fires in a close time frame early Saturday morning. Around 3:10 a.m., fire crews received a call for smoke in the 100 block of Rundlecairn Road — located in the northeast community of Rundle. Upon arrival, crews found the fire in a bedroom on the main floor of the house. Firefighters were able to hose the fire from outside the home while other crews worked their way into the house to fight the fire from the inside. One man was taken to hospi
Brazilian-American filmmaker Alexandre Moratto brought his poignant, compelling and heartbreaking film 7 Prisoners to the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which shines a light on modern-day human trafficking and enslavement.
OTTAWA — 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. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, meanwhile, insists his party is running a safe campaign but will not say how many of his candidates are f
Jack Lowden (Dunkirk)has teamed up with Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and filmmaker Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Of Time and the City) for Benediction, part of the 2021 Toronto International Festival (TIFF), which tells the story of the complex life of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning. The nine-metre boat with two outboard motors departed the community of Mary's Harbour at approximately 6 a.m., equipped with a VHF radio. The RCMP says in a release that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a report informing them that the vessel had not returned. Search efforts throughout the night were unsuccessf
Most schools in the capital Kabul have stayed shut since the Taliban captured the city just over a month ago. Taliban officials say they will not return to the fundamentalist policies - including a ban on girls receiving an education - when they last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. Nazife, a teacher at a private school in Kabul which had mixed classrooms before the Taliban takeover, said they had made changes in order to reopen.
Kneehill County councillors approved their new traffic control bylaw which included slightly lower speed limits in hamlets. The decision was made at the Sept. 14 regular meeting. Traffic Control Bylaw #1800 was presented by Debra Grosfield, manager protective services, who noted the bylaw had already passed first and second reading earlier in 2021 and further noted one of the most noticeable changes in the new document was the lowering of hamlet speed limits from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Grosfield al
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Saturday that amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, he condemns the Prairie provinces Conservative governments' response to the increase in cases, but he also condemns Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau for calling an election during this time.
SASKATOON — Jagmeet Singh criticized the COVID-19 pandemic response of Saskatchewan and Alberta’s provincial governments as the NDP campaign focused its attention on Conservative-held seats in the prairie provinces. But despite battling blue incumbents, Singh kept his messaging targeted at Justin Trudeau during a stop in Saskatoon, saying the Liberal leader abandoned the provinces in the fourth wave. Singh has kept his sights on the Liberals throughout the campaign, arguing the New Democrats are
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) -U.S. authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations on Friday from a Texas border town that has been overwhelmed by an influx of Haitian and other migrants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday. Such transfers will continue "in order to ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy," DHS said in a statement. While some migrants seeking jobs and safety have been making their way to the United States for weeks or months, it is only in recent days that the number converging on Del Rio, Texas, has drawn widespread attention, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for the Biden administration.
OTTAWA — A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens and People's party since the official start of the federal election campaign on Aug. 15. Liberals Sept. 18: Revisit the idea of electoral reform if a consensus emerges on the issue. Leader Justin Trudeau says he's open to amending the first-past-the-post system currently in use, butwould not favour proportional representation as an alternative. Trudeau has expressed a preference for ranked ballots
Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia will agree to take steps to build secure semiconductor supply chains when they meet in Washington next week, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday, citing a draft of the joint statement. U.S. President Joe Biden will host a first in-person summit of leaders of the "Quad" countries, which have sought to boost co-operation to push back against China's growing assertiveness. The draft says that in order to create robust supply chains, the four countries will ascertain their semiconductor supply capacities and identify vulnerability, the Nikkei said, without unveiling how it had obtained the document.
More than 100 people gathered in front of Halifax city hall on Saturday to protest the municipality's approach to dealing with homelessness, demanding that evictions be stopped. It has been a month since Halifax Regional Police and city staff carried out a mass eviction of people sleeping on public property on the peninsula, and the pressure is rising. Advocates say people without homes are still being confronted and displaced by police when they try to sleep in tents or "crisis shelters" in par
HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on the issue. “For a lot of people, they’ve always assumed that, even if they lived in a state that passed restrictions on reproductive care, that there was always a judicial system that would be there to protect th
Two women from Meadow Lake, Sask., arrested in Alberta this week face several charges after allegedly abducting two other women. Meadow Lake and Loon Lake RCMP were called to a reported abduction around 3 a.m. Wednesday, RCMP said in a Friday news release. A woman told officers that she had been taken against her will at gunpoint from the Centre Street area in Meadow Lake, about 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, around 1:15 a.m., police said. The abductors allegedly dropped her off later ne
Businesses across British Columbia are struggling to hire and retain staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and one shop owner has made a generous gesture to reward, and retain, employees. Jean-Marc Pesant and his son took over the Huckleberry Mountain Market in the West Kootenay community of Christina Lake in June just before the population in the vacation hot-spot of about 1,000 full-time residents exploded to welcome thousands of regular summer visitors. The market is the only grocery sto
Michelle Hewitt can't contain her frustration. The co-chair of Disability Without Poverty, a national movement dedicated to securing a federal disability benefit for low-income Canadians with disabilities, is discouraged that important issues have been ignored during the federal election campaign. That's despite the fact that the disability community represents more than 20 per cent of the Canadian population — more than six million potential voters. Financial inequality is at the top of their l
The father of a fisherman missing at sea is asking boats from Southern Labrador and Northern Newfoundland to join the search effort for his son and a second crew member. The two-person crew aboard Island Lady was expected to land in Mary's Harbour around 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Around 6:30 p.m that evening, Dwight Russell checked his son Marc's Facebook Messenger account to see whether it showed him active and online. "I usually checks with that account every day just to make sure he's home," he sa
SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shushwap) superintendent Donna Kriger says several schools were placed in a "hold and secure" to ensure the safety of staff and students. Kriger says the protesters' decision to enter schools around Salmon Arm, B.C., is "completely unacceptable.