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Elections Canada apologized Monday for technical problems with an application on its website that tells Canadians where to vote in the federal election. The site's voter information service page usually lets Canadians find their polling station by entering their postal code and address. Voters can also search based on electoral district names. But many took to social media Monday to complain that they were receiving the same error: "We were unable to find your voting location. Please call the of
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A coast guard vessel and a provincial water bomber continued a search Monday for two missing fishermen, after the father of one of the lost men called on Ottawa to resume a full search off the coast of Labrador. Dwight Russell said in an interview Monday morning his family in Mary's Harbour has been "set adrift" by the military and the Canadian Coast Guard, after the joint search and rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax indicated Sunday evening that was transferring the
MONTREAL — A Quebec elementary school east of Montreal is shuttered after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, officials said Monday. The Coeur-Immaculé school in Sherbrooke, Que. has sent more than 700 students home for at least two days after many students tested positive for COVID-19 over the last days. The school service centre responsible for the region reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including one teacher. Donald Landry, an official with the centre, said in an interview with The Canadi
Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston doesn't believe in the pandemic, doesn't believe in masking and doesn't care how many people gather in a small indoor space, but he won't start serving his sentence for another five weeks because Alberta's surge in COVID-19 cases is making the jails unsafe. Alberta's unrelenting fourth wave of COVID-19 is "pounding the snot out of Albertans," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam Germain after proposing Johnston's contempt sentence be delayed by fiv
Inuvik's "Covid Killer Express," a hospital bus that transported the COVID-19 vaccines to communities in the region, is back on the road but this time it's targeting the town's underhoused population. "Our mandate is to reach out to groups of people or populations that maybe have some hesitancy coming to a health centre, and making it approachable," said Sarah Fitzgerald, a registered nurse and the Beaufort Delta's regional quality risk manager. "Offering accessible care is about going to where
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday said they would aim to continue funding the government and increase its borrowing authority in a single bill in coming days, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have vowed not to approve more debt. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill, which must pass by Oct. 1 to avoid the third partial government shutdown in the past decade, would also suspend the nation's borrowing limit until after the 2022 elections that will determine which party controls Congress. Senate Republicans oppose any increase in federal borrowing authority.
The Callander museum’s Dionne quintuplets’ catalogue has just received an immense boost thanks to a large donation of memorabilia from the Fraser family. Nancy Fraser’s mother in-law Doris Fraser was a serious and passionate collector of all things relating to the Dionne quintuplets. The family, who call Maine home, even made the trek to Callander’s museum in 2001 to see the displays for themselves. Sadly, Doris recently passed away at the age of 97, and her family reached out to the museum and
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. The defense began its case later in the day by starting to call Kelly loyalists to the witness stand in an effort to cast doubt on some of the accusers’ accounts. A New York City jury has heard several women and two men who were in Kelly's celebrity orbit tell the pane
A rainfall warning is in effect for the North Coast inland section of B.C. for Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 with the Prince Rupert coastal area to experience a similarly heavy downpour. The City of Prince Rupert can expect to see 60 mm to 80 mm of rain over Sept. 20 and 21. “A strong frontal system will bring heavy rain to the North Coast intensifying in the evening,” Environment Canada stated. Rainfall will ease early morning on Sept 21. Heavy rain is expected throughout the day going through the nigh
A Vancouver man says he has set a record for the fastest drive of the entire Trans Canada Highway in an electric car. Harvey Soicher, 68, and co-driver Kent Rathwell took the 7,000 kilometre-plus journey from St. John's to Victoria in four days and 19 hours, which included taking ferries and charging up his vehicle. Soicher said he undertook the adventure in honour of his late wife and to show that electric-vehicle technology is more reliable and far ranging than ever. He also said electric vehi
Many Canadians were already disgruntled about the snap federal election being called during a pandemic, but long lines at the polls haven't eased the frustrations. Some took to Twitter to express their annoyance, while others were grateful to have the opportunity to vote to begin with.
Mark Petros, owner of Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza in Calgary, says he and his staff are working out the fussy details of Alberta's vaccine passports, but he believes they are the right step to take.
A motion to support the decriminalization of the possession of illicit drugs has been passed by Chatham-Kent council. During last week’s council meeting, Councillor Brock McGregor brought forward the motion requesting a letter be sent to the federal and provincial government. The letter outlined the endorsement and current situation in Chatham-Kent. McGregor said it is hard to ignore that we are caught in a national and regional pattern of increased opioid use. “While we look at the things we ca
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
A Saskatoon man will be transferred from police custody to Saskatchewan Hospital-North Battleford, after killing his mother and trying to kill his father in January. "I would like to apologize to everyone I have hurt through my actions," Kevin Hollman said, sobbing as he addressed Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench. "I loved my father with all my heart, and I loved my mom more than words can describe." Justice Mona Dovell ruled that Hollman, 35, was not criminally responsible after being charged w
Hydro-Québec has signed a tentative agreement to help power the state of New York over the next 25 years. Premier Francois Legault said Monday the deal totals more than $20 billion. He called the agreement "huge news for the environment," given that "fossil energy will be replaced by renewable energy." Legault has long tried to sell neighbouring provinces and the United States on the benefits of hydro power, billing Quebec as the "battery of North America." The agreement — which still requires f
Financial markets around the world had their worst day in weeks on Monday, as worries about embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande had investors worried about what the fallout might be. The Toronto Stock Exchange was off by about 500 points, or about 2.5 per cent, nearing midday, while in New York the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 800 points for a similar percentage point drop. The main catalyst for the gloom was Chinese property firm Evergrande, a real estate developer that appe
Some frustrated voters at polling stations across the Greater Toronto Area on Monday found themselves dealing with long queues as they attempted to cast their ballots. Lines outside polling stations, which closed at 9:30 p.m. ET, were longer this year in some cases due to COVID-19 precautions, logistical errors in voter ID cards and lists and a greatly reduced number of polling stations for some ridings. In some cases, long lines stretched well into the evening. At a polling station in King-Vaug
With half of its beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, officials at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance have announced intensive care beds are at full capacity. According to CKHA President Lori Marshall, the situation is deeply concerning and leaves a lot of uncertainty for what’s to come. “I am both disheartened and quite worried about our situation,” said Marshall. “Definitely a very different situation than we were sitting in even a month ago, as a community and the hospital.” As of Sept. 16, out
OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say they've made a significant fentanyl seizure in a five-month drug probe. Durham regional police say they began the investigation after a serious increase in opioid-related deaths in the community. Police say they focused on finding fentanyl dealers in areas affected by the opioid crisis. The investigation — dubbed Project Econoline — led to the arrests of 44 people who face nearly 300 charges collectively. Police say they seized 5.8 kilograms of the deadl