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Downtown city councillor Joe Cressy said on Sunday he will not be running in next year's municipal election. Cressy, who represents Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, was first elected to Toronto city council in 2014. He announced he has no plans to run for office in 2022 in a tweet. Speaking to the CBC about his decision, Cressy said he won't be running for public office again, in any level of government. "The time has come for me to contribute elsewhere and take what I've learned from government and
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Anthony Modeste scored twice to salvage a 2-2 draw for Cologne against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday and further dent the title hopes of a Leverkusen team already reeling from a heavy defeat to defending champion Bayern Munich. Two goals in as many minutes from Patrik Schick and Karim Bellarabi gave Leverkusen the lead before Modeste's goals for Leverkusen. Leverkusen stays fourth in the Bundesliga after Freiburg overtook Leverkusen to go third with a 2-0 w
(Reuters) -As law enforcement investigates the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/director-gutted-by-death-cinematographer-accidental-shooting-2021-10-23 by actor Alec Baldwin in an accident on the set of "Rust", court records show the probe includes the movie's armorer and assistant director. Gutierrez, 24, was working as the armorer, or person in charge of firearms https://www.reuters.com/world/us/prop-guns-spark-debate-after-cinematographers-death-set-2021-10-22 on the set. According to an affidavit filed by a Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office detective, she prepared three prop guns and placed them on a cart outside the building where rehearsals were taking place.
Toronto businesses are cautiously optimistic about the lifting of COVID-19 capacity limits on Monday, saying they hope the easing of public health rules will improve their bottom lines. But as they get ready to open their venues fully, they say they need time to determine the impact of the change and see whether people will return along with profits. George Bozikis, co-owner of Hendriks Restaurant and Bar in downtown Toronto, said that it has been difficult to survive during the COVID-19 pandemi
The Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in B.C. have evacuated crew members from a container ship anchored off Victoria after a fire began spreading on board Saturday. The coast guard said it received a report around 11 a.m. PT of a fire on two damaged containers on the MV Zim Kingston, which had been bound for Vancouver. The ship, which is about eight kilometres from shore, had 10 burning containers as of 10:50 p.m. The fire "appears to have been contained," the
The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak the policy. In some areas, the reviews are positive. Legalization has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue. There have also been fewer cannabis-related drug convictions among young people. But despite some positive signs, some health experts are concerned that the rapid growth of the industry combined
Fiery protests erupted Monday in Sudan against an apparent military coup. The military chief of Sudan's transitional government vowed that a new government will hold elections. (Rasd Sudan Network)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday. The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for more than two decades until owner MGM Resorts decided earlier this year to sell them. The Saturday event was organized by Sotheby’s and marked the first time the famed auction house staged an evening marquee sal
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in choppy trade on Monday, led by gains in Tesla and PayPal shares, while investors geared up for earnings reports from heavyweight technology companies this week that could provide direction to the markets. Tesla Inc rose 4.5% to a record high after car rental firm Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla cars, while Morgan Stanley boosted its price target on the electric-car maker's stock. Its shares provided the biggest boost to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, followed by PayPal Inc, which added 4.9% after the payments company scrapped its plans to buy the digital pinboard site Pinterest Inc for as much as $45 billion.
When Amandeep Bassi looks out on the yard of his Vancouver-based trucking company, he sees almost double the number of shipping containers he normally would. "We have more than 100 containers sitting in my yard ... before it was 40, 50, 60 containers," Bassi said. "Right now, it's really hard to store the containers." Bassi's transportation company typically picks up goods from the Port of Vancouver, delivers them to a customer, and then returns the container to the port. But there's little room
LANGFORD, B.C. — The Victoria-area city of Langford is offering a helping hand to those who have a dream of owning their own home by providing a five per cent down payment on their purchase. Langford is facing a housing affordability crisis like almost every other community in Canada, says Mayor Stew Young, but the city is tapping into the fees it charges developers to build there and using the money to help first-time buyers with a down payment. The program was announced Oct. 19, seeking expres
Israel's deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that the Biden administration may shelve its plan to reopen a U.S diplomatic mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem after Israel voiced opposition to such a move. The Jerusalem consulate was subsumed into the U.S. Embassy that was moved to the contested city from Tel Aviv in 2018 by the administration of former President Donald Trump - a reversal of U.S. policy hailed by Israel and condemned by Palestinians.
Canada’s post-pandemic economic recovery could be slowed by a growing shortage of truck drivers, which would have severe implications for the North American supply chain.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata, including Canada's Jamal Khokhar. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. "The cont
Starting on Monday at 12:01 a.m., the Ontario government will lift capacity limits in a majority of settings where patrons are now required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. These settings include: Restaurants. Bars and other food and drink establishments. Indoor areas of sports and recreational facilities such as gyms and where personal physical fitness trainers provide instruction. Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments. Indoor meeting and event spaces. The government said i
OTTAWA — The Canadian women’s soccer team kicked off its Celebration Tour in style Saturday with a 5-1 victory in a friendly against New Zealand at TD Place. The tour is to honour the squad for its gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. The teams will play again Tuesday in Montreal. Jessie Fleming opened the scoring on a penalty kick in the 12th minute and Christine Sinclair made it a 2-0 game in the 41st minute. Michelle Prince added a third goal for Canada in the 58th minute. New Zealan
A new public art piece featured in one of the entryways of the Artpace building in Winnipeg's Exchange District not only shows off the work of local Métis artist Bronwyn Butterfield, but also her great-grandmother's. A photograph of a piece of Butterfield's beadwork, titled A vamp for my cápán, was blown up and included as one of two public art pieces displayed in the Arthur Street building's vestibules. "Cápán" is a Cree word that can refer to either a great-grandparent or great-grandchild, acc
The Liberal government says several existing pandemic support programs for individuals and businesses will end Saturday, while billions of dollars will be spent transitioning to new 'targeted measures' leading into the spring.
GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd, district leaders announced they were doubling down on efforts to address social justice and racism in schools and teaching materials. But an organized pushback in the overwhelmingly white community began last year
On this day in weather history, Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba as a Category 3 storm.