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Gas prices in Newfoundland and Labrador are on the rise for the third straight week, setting a new all-time high for the province. The Public Utilities Board approved an increase of 0.5 cents per litre of gasoline Thursday, meaning a litre of self-serve unleaded gas will cost no more than $1.551 on the Avalon peninsula. Thursday's prices broke the record of $1.548, set back on July 15. As usual, prices are higher in other parts of the province. The new maximum price for a litre of gas in western
A new University of British Columbia study found that renters in Metro Vancouver are evicted at almost twice the rate of renters in the Greater Toronto area. Using data from Statistics Canada between the years 2013 and 2018, researchers found 10.5 per cent of renters in the Metro Vancouver region said their most recent move was due to an eviction. In the Greater Toronto area, that number was 5.8 per cent, and in Montreal it's 4.2 per cent. The Canadian average sits at 5.7 per cent. Craig Jones,
The City of Ottawa has set out what it wants to build at LeBreton Flats when that prime federal land is developed over the coming years, including a major new city park near the Ottawa River, affordable housing, and a child-care centre. The National Capital Commission intends to develop the large site west of downtown over many years and phases. The city's new central library is already being built there, but a community group has pushed for many more so-called community benefits to go along wit
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 16 ... What we are watching in Canada ... With less than a week to go before Monday's federal election, the three main party leaders are continuing their tours of Eastern and Central Canada. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is back home in Montreal, where he will make an announcement in the morning. Conservative boss Erin O'Toole is visiting
ZURICH (Reuters) -The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, the United Nations said on Thursday. The virus-related economic downturn caused only a temporary downturn in CO2 emissions last year and it was not enough to reverse rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. "There was some thinking that the COVID lockdowns would have had a positive impact on the (…) atmosphere, which is not the case," WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said at a news briefing.
PARIS (Reuters) -Hospitals, care homes and health centres have suspended around 3,000 workers across France for failing to comply with mandatory COVID vaccination, the government said on Thursday, as countries around Europe weigh how far to go to combat the pandemic https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/european-nations-plans-coping-with-covid-19-2021-09-15. While Italy is set to announce later on Thursday that proof of vaccination or a negative test will be compulsory for all workers https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/italy-make-covid-green-pass-mandatory-workers-minister-2021-09-15, going further than any other country in the region, the Netherlands plans a similar step - but only to go to bars or clubs https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/dutch-expected-ease-covid-19-measures-introduce-corona-pass-2021-09-14.
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — When Virginia Oliver started trapping lobster off Maine’s rocky coast, World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic traffic signal was a recent invention and few women were harvesting lobsters. Nearly a century later, at age 101, she's still doing it. The oldest lobster fisher in the state and possibly the oldest one in the world, Oliver still faithfully tends to her traps off Rockland, Maine, with her 78-year-old son Max. Oliver started trapping lobst
Carol Sip spent three decades inside the federal public service, but her retirement plaque is the last thing she wants to see on her wall. Instead it sits stored away in the original packaging. "Why would I hang it up? It will only bring back awful memories," Sip said. "It should be something that you should be proud of, but I'm not proud of it because I know what I went through." Sip is one of a group Black federal employees involved in a proposed class-action lawsuit launched last December aga
At a bowling alley in Montreal's east end on a weekday afternoon, Réal Desrochers is playing in his weekly league and also considering his choices in next week's federal election. Desrochers had been planning to vote Liberal, but a key moment in last Thursday's English-language leaders' debate galvanized identity sentiments in Quebec and spurred him to change his mind and choose the Bloc Québécois led by Yves-François Blanchet. "For me, it's because the Bloc will balance the situation in Ottawa,
REGINA — Aaron Genest’s Grade 10 son sat in three different classrooms at a Saskatoon high school over three days with a student who later tested positive for COVID-19. “Conversations between kids being what it was, it was discovered that it was somebody that had sat beside him and was unvaccinated,” said Genest, who added that the student hadn't been wearing a mask because it wasonly required in elementary classes at the city's public schools at that time. That has since been changed to include
On this day in weather history, the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane hit the Bahamas.
LONDON (AP) — What could be more American than summer camp? It has fresh air, sailing, cookouts — and, in Bess Wohl’s new play, swastikas. “Camp Siegfried” is based on a real-life camp on Long Island in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into Nazi ideology. The play has its opening night Friday at London’s Old Vic Theatre, the venue’s first show to full-capacity audiences since the coronavirus pandemic began. Photos from the era show brown shirt-wearing teenagers parading with N
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported. Putin was speaking via a video link at a summit of a Russia-led security bloc being held in Tajikistan which he had initially planned to attend in person. It was previously unclear how big the outbreak was and how long Putin would remain isolated.
With the Liberal incumbent out of the race, Kitchener Centre is a hotly contested Ontario riding that could be a toss-up between the Conservatives, Green Party and NDP. That may be why two federal leaders visited Kitchener this week to campaign for local candidates leading up to Monday's election. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was in the city on Tuesday and Green Leader Annamie Paul visited on Wednesday. The whistle stop by Singh was short but boisterous. A large crowd gathered outside for a rally be
A surge in summer travel across the country has forced Canada's two biggest airlines to ask staff to help volunteer at airports to overcome staffing challenges — a move that is creating pushback from unions. In an email to all employees, WestJet described how the rapid growth in passenger numbers is causing operational problems at several airports, including its flagship airport in Calgary. The "growing pains of recovery requires all-hands-on-deck," read the message, which included an open call
When Alex Carnio tested positive for the coronavirus in early August while pregnant with twins, she didn't anticipate how quickly her illness would progress. The 28-year-old Kelowna, B.C., resident wasn't yet vaccinated, but aside from experiencing a higher-risk pregnancy, she has typically been healthy, with no underlying medical conditions. Even so, her initially mild symptoms worsened within days. "I started having chest pain, unable to really breathe easily, I started not being able to keep
City of Ottawa planning staff recommend allowing the National Capital Commission to move forward with a plan to rezone its vacant land along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway for five new embassies. The plan has been opposed by nearby residents and the city councillor for Kitchissippi ward who argue the development would cut off residents from greenspace they use every day when open space in the urban core is increasingly under threat from intensification. The NCC amended its original plan to as
The AP's Hau Dinh set off from Hanoi for the seaside resort of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam for a long weekend in mid-July as the delta variant swept through the country in the worst wave yet, sparking harsh lockdown measures that left him trapped away from home. (Sept. 16)
The trend is clear: the wealthier your neighbourhood, the more likely you will be surrounded by trees. A CBC News analysis of data from the City of Montreal and Statistics Canada shows the higher the median income of a neighbourhood, the more extensive the tree cover. In other Canadian cities and beyond, researchers are tracking similar dynamics between green space and socioeconomic status, and looking for solutions to address the imbalance. "The general pattern is that wealthier areas — more pr
The federal NDP and Conservatives typically don't agree on much, but they have aligned on at least one topic this election campaign: making sure Canada's wealthiest "pay their fair share." You can find that line in the Conservatives' 2021 platform. (Download the plan and scroll down to page 157) And of course, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has talked about making the wealthy "pay their fair share" at just about every available opportunity. Here's what we know about the personal taxation plans for eac