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MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault delivered a nationalist speech to his party's youth wing today, capping off a weekend-long convention where he touted cohesion in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legault also told the Coalition Avenir Quebec convention he sees the party as a fortress against the more radical elements of society, including those who oppose COVID-19 health measures and vaccines. He answered his party members' questions during the event, but refused to speak to media on
P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. One person is between the ages of 10 and 19, one is in their 20s and the other is in their 30s, a news release said. "Two of the individuals are close contacts of a previously announced case associated with the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School and have been in isolation," the release said. "These two individuals previously tested negative and then tested positive on a second or su
MONTREAL — A second-half surge propelled CF Montreal to a 2-0 win Sunday over the visiting Chicago Fire FC. Romell Quioto scored for Montreal (10-8-7), with Chicago's Carlos Terán adding an own-goal to Montreal's second straight MLS victory. Chicago (6-14-5) dictated the tempo early by testing Montreal's back line and pinning them in the defensive half of the pitch. Montreal goalkeeper James Pantemis made two key saves at the 20-minute mark on a point-blank header by Mauricio Pineda and then a t
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday evening in the downtown Boyle Street neighbourhood. At about 6 p.m., police responded to a report about an assault with a weapon near 104th Avenue and 95th Street. On arriving, they discovered a man with serious injuries. Officers provided first aid but he died at the scene. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact them.
EDMONTON — Albertans needing proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 were able to download cards from the province's website on Sunday, but almost right away some residents said they were easily able to edit them. Dan Shugar, who lives in Calgary, says the card was in a PDF file which he was able to edit to say his name was "Fakus McFakeFace" and that he'd received doses of "Ivermectin Horsey Paste" and "Bleach." He says all of the fields could be edited and making changes was "mindbogglingly
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska remains one of only two states that haven't legalized cannabis use in some form, but the industry has already launched a lobbying group in the state to help influence the rules that will regulate the industry. John Cartier, president of the Nebraska Cannabis Association said it expects some form of marijuana legalization to be approved in the state in coming years, so it makes sense to be prepared, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “It is not unreasonable to pr
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living is calling on the provincial government to investigate the alleged abuse and neglect of a disabled woman inside a Stephenville care home. Allison Decker had been living in a basement apartment in the western Newfoundland town, and was under 24-hour care from staff of the Bay St. George Residential Support Board. Decker, 46, developed intellectual disabilities after suffering multiple seizures that caused significant brain damage just
Curling teams around Canada are gearing up to stamp their ticket to the Olympic trials in Saskatoon ahead of the Beijing 2022 winter Olympics — including Saskatchewan's Team Dunstone, who won bronze medals at the last two Briers. From Sept. 22 to 26, 10 teams will compete in Ottawa at the Canadian Curling Trials Direct-Entry Event, while another eight teams will compete in the Canadian Curling Pre-Trials Direct-Entry event. A total of three women's and two men's teams will compete in Olympic tri
France has cancelled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Parly personally took the decision to drop the bilateral meeting with British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, the sources said.
The Alberta government launched its COVID-19 immunization record on Sunday so vaccinated individuals can print out a card-sized copy — but it turns out getting your name on one isn't difficult. After the site launched, many took to Twitter to exclaim that the PDF was not locked and that virtually anyone can edit the information on it if they have access to Adobe Reader. The news comes after the province announced the restriction exemption program on Wednesday, which put the onus on some non-esse
While temperatures were rising across Saskatchewan on Saturday, weather records were falling in well over a dozen communities. Environment Canada says a low pressure system tracking through the central Prairies drew a "warm, southerly flow" into southern areas of the province on Saturday. This gave many communities their hottest September 18 on record. In the Nipawin area, temperatures reached 30.5 degrees, inching past the old record of 29.4 degrees that had held for 80 years. Regina and Saskat
A 42-year-old mother and her two kids, a 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, were killed in a major accident involving two vehicles in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the Montérégie region Sunday afternoon. According to provincial police, a pickup truck travelling at a high speed hit the family's car, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Boulevard du Séminaire Nord and Boulevard Saint-Luc, around 10:30 a.m. Following the impact, police said the truck dragged the vehicle for seve
OTTAWA — The federal election campaign entered its final hours on Sunday with party leaders making last-minute appeals in whirlwind tours of swing ridings, all while still trying to convince voters to buy into their version of what this vote is all about. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who is hopping around seven ridings in the metro Vancouver region, and Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, who is spending his final campaign day in the Greater Toronto Area, both want this vote to be a referendum on the
KELOWNA, B.C. — Mounties in Kelowna, B.C., say they're investigating after discovering a woman's body on a highway on Sunday morning. RCMP say officers were called to the intersection of Highway 33W and Nickel Road at 7 a.m. after the body was discovered. Police say the death is considered suspicious and the RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken over the investigation. They're looking for witnesses as well as potential surveillance video. Mounties say the identity of the victim is not being released
More health workers will be encouraged to move to Prince Rupert with part of $6.38 million in incentives and programs granted to facilitate better health care in the North, the Ministry of Health announced, on Sept 14. “Every person living in the North deserves to have the best possible health care close to home, when and where they need it,” Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said. The health-care worker rural retention program for targeted communities and occupations is designed to offer financia
DEL RIO, Texas/CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (Reuters) -U.S. border agents began expelling plane-loads of mostly Haitian migrants from a large makeshift camp they had set up after wading across the Rio Grande separating Mexico and the United States, with repatriation flights arriving in Haiti on Sunday. The sprawling camp under the international bridge attracted more than 12,000 migrants at one point and marked a new challenge for U.S. authorities, who have sought to reduce the flow of Central Americans and now hundreds of Haitians who have fled rampant poverty, gang violence and seemingly non-stop natural disasters back home.
Mustafa Farooq, chief executive officer of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), says leaders of the major federal parties have not done enough to address the challenges of systemic racism and anti-Muslim hate and violence.
Alberta's government has clarified what businesses it considers essential services, and will therefore not be exempt from restrictions if they choose to opt in to the proof-of-vaccination program on Monday. Starting Monday, non-essential businesses and services can choose to require proof of vaccination for customers. Those who opt out have to adhere to capacity and operating restrictions. The list of eligible businesses, which includes restaurants, clubs, casinos and movie theatres, was origina
The Canadian Council of Imams is calling for the federal Conservative candidate for Central Nova to resign from the race, saying Steven Cotter has refused to engage with them on issues of Islamophobia, racism and discrimination. In a statement released Saturday evening, the group said that although Cotter issued a public apology on Sept. 5 for past Islamophobic posts on his Facebook page, his refusal to have a continued discussion with them makes them question the sincerity of his apology. It sa
Ottawa reported 62 more cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Sunday. Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to get COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 62 more COVID-19 cases and one death on Sunday. The last time health officials reported a death in the nation's capital was Sept. 10. The city is up to 498 known active cases, one of the many indicators that are close to what Ottawa saw in June 2021 at the end of the pandemic's third wave. Ottawa's Medical O