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OTTAWA — Four in 10 Canadians polled in a recent online survey say they're vote is being influenced by how they feel the federal government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll, conducted by Leger for the Association of Canadian Studies, comes as leaders are making their final push toward election day. Association president Jack Jedwab says the Liberals really wanted this vote to be about their handling of COVID-19, and for some that is the case. The poll can't be given a margin of error beca
The so-called KNP Complex fire, which was ignited by lightning earlier this month, reached the western edge of Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, home to a group of ancient sequoia trees dubbed the Four Guardsmen. But protection measures including wrapping the bases of the huge trees in fire-resistant coverings kept safe "these national treasures," Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officials wrote early on Sunday in a Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS. The Guardsmen mark the entrance to the Giant Forest, a grove of some 2,000 sequoias.
Toronto Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at an Etobicoke elementary school after officials identified two cases linked to the school. In a number of tweets on the weekend, TPH said the cases surfaced at Elmlea Junior School, a junior kindergarten through grade five school in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood. TPH said it is investigating the outbreak and working with the school community to inform close contacts of those infected. Anyone considered a close contact is being asked to s
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control. Two weeks ago, Steven Cotter apologized on Facebook for earlier posts he made about Shariah law and supporting a ban on the burqa worn by some Muslim women. However the imams say when Cotter met with local Muslim leaders on Sept. 15, he repeated his apology but "refused to say
It's a surreal feeling, Shanny Kirby said, right before closing the wooden door to the creamsicle-toned 2002 Bluebird bus that she and Karlen Janvier spent nine months renovating. Before the Saskatoon-based couple met, they wanted to renovate a bus and travel in it. When they met, and Janiver said he had the same dream, Kirby joked she only thought he was trying to flatter her. It appears he wasn't. The couple bought a bus together on December 19. Just a day short of nine months, on Saturday, th
When asked if he'd step down as party leader if his party loses seats or simply doesn't gain any new ones, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Sunday that he's confident in his party's ability to win seats, but did not comment on whether he'd step down or not.
Still deciding who to vote for? Here's a rundown of all the election coverage CBC North has done in the N.W.T. over the past couple of weeks. Michael McLeod, the Liberal incumbent, was the first to announce his candidacy for the territory's next MP. He was followed by Kelvin Kotchilea for the NDP, Lea Mollison for the Conservative party, Roland Laufer for the Green party and Jane Groenewegen as an independent. Here are profiles on four of them: CBC News didn't profile Mollison, who has never bee
A new local campaign to raise awareness of residential school survivors and their families began this weekend. Orange Shirt Cookie Day officially launched at Caffeine & Co. in Amherstburg Saturday. Through a partnership between Ska:na Family Learning Centre and Caffeine & Co., Orange Shirt Cookie Day is a way to raise awareness around truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people. "We're hoping to have people purchase orange shirt cookies until all of our children are recovered and brought hom
Ontario is reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19 today and five new deaths due to the virus. The province also says another death from more than a month ago has been added to the overall tally following a data cleanup. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 540 of today's new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown. She says 245 people are in hospital with COVID-19, and 182 are in intensive care. The minister notes, however, that not all hospital
A few years ago while out with friends, Tomi Okunnuga was introduced to an Edmonton hidden gem: Monamie Resto. The restaurant had a menu made primarily of African dishes. It took self-proclaimed foodie Okunnuga, who emigrated from Lagos, Nigeria, by surprise. He said it was the first time a meal was beyond his expectations. "There are a lot of places that are out there that nobody really knows anything about," he told CBC Edmonton's Radio Active. "Unless you're in that circle, you don't know abo
Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered around living rooms and kitchen tables in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the United States from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. They decided to sail a leaky, 24-metre-long halibut fishing boat directly toward the blast zone as a form of protest. The ship was ultimately forced back, but the move drew international attention. Nuclear testing in the area ended months later. To
Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections on the campaign Ledon Wellon sighs, laughs and shakes her head when trying to put her feelings about the federal election campaign into words. The 31-year-old hair stylist living in Mount P
After months of prolonged drought in the province, Manitoba Hydro says water flows supplying their generating stations are well below normal, and at some locations the lowest they have been in decades, but they can’t yet say how this will affect their bottom line, or if ratepayers can expect a spike in their hydro bills in the coming months. Back in August the Winnipeg Sun reached out to Manitoba Hydro to inquire about how recent dry conditions in Manitoba have effected their operations. “As you
The search for two fishermen missing off Mary's Harbour is continuing Sunday as residents come together to hope for a positive development. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) confirmed Sunday afternoon that the search has recovered additional debris — a second tub and some fishing buckets — which they believe is connected to the missing vessel, the Island Lady. A single blue fishing tub was reported earlier Sunday. Although the debris is not definitively linked to the overdue vessel, JR
"Everyone is just so excited to be here," Canterbury Mayor Tanya Cloutier said as she and residents of all ages prepared for the parade, highlighting a day full of activities and events throughout Saturday, Sept. 18. In a day designed for Canterbury residents and visitors to celebrate the community, the parade allowed residents to reflect on its rich past as a forestry and railway town. The parade helped ignite some of the nostalgia under the theme, "Blast from the Past." Parade participants ran
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday. Health officials signaled they expected boosters would ultimately be recommended for a broad swath of the population, but urged Americans not to seek booster doses until they have FDA approval. On Friday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended a third shot https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-covid-19-booster-debate-moves-fda-vaccine-advisory-committee-2021-09-17 of the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people age 65 and older or at high risk of severe COVID-19, but declined to endorse boosters for the wider population.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone. “It’s almost like two states,” Menlo College political scientist Melissa Michelson said. Though California is a liberal stronghold where Democrats hold every statewide office and have
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton maintained its impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Sunday. VAR benefited Brighton as Leicester had two equalizers ruled out in the final stages, with Harvey Barnes judged to be offside and obstructing the goalkeeper on both occasions. Neal Maupay put Brighton ahead from the penalty spot in the 35th minute, sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way, and Danny Welbeck doubled the hosts' lead just after the break
Josh Mellor, who was supposed to be helping with the tractor pull at the Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan B.C. this weekend, is instead fighting for his life in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 39-year-old father of two young daughters is unvaccinated. His wife, Miranda Mellor, is double vaccinated and is now urging people to get the 'Jab for Josh.' A Facebook group titled 'Josh's Fan Club' started by Mellor's family now has around 1,300 members, and more than a hundred posts from well-wisher
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a shooting near a popular sports complex and ice rink on Saturday that left one person injured. At about 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 18, police responded to a report of shots fired near Sprott Street and Norland Avenue — just blocks from the Scotia Barn sports arena and Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. A 33-year-old man was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. Police say a suspect fled the area in a dark-coloured SUV. "The investigation is ongoing