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IQALUIT, Nunavut — The federal government has approved a request for the Canadian Armed Forces to help with the water emergency in Nunavut's capital. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in a tweet that the government will deploy the military to Iqaluit to co-ordinate and deliver clean drinking water. The city's 8,000 residents haven't been able to consume tap water for 11 days, since it was discovered to contain fuel. The city says it's still in the process of flushing the contaminated water from
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 continues to spread, however; as of
The P.E.I. government is helping organizations pay for the costs of tablets used to verify proof of vaccination. A new fund is now available for businesses, non-profits and non-governmental organizations which may need the tablets to scan Vax Pass QR codes. It covers up to 75 per cent of eligible costs of purchasing one of the devices, up to a maximum of $525 per tablet and up to $2,100 for up to four tablets for organizations who require multiple devices. "We hope this fund helps Island busines
Calgary's mayor-elect, Jyoti Gondek, won the most votes in all 14 of the city's electoral wards, according to official results of the municipal election released Friday afternoon. The final count gave Gondek 176,344 votes and 45 per cent of the vote share, in total. Second-place finisher Jeromy Farkas earned 116,698 votes, or 30 per cent of the total. Jeff Davison finished third with 50,654 votes, or 13 per cent of the total. Of the ballots cast on election day, Gondek won the most votes in ever
Ida MacKay of Mount Stewart was working as a nurse in Montreal in the 1930s when she decided she needed a break, maybe reconnect with some ancestors in Scotland. So off to Europe she went. It wasn't the vacation she expected. The Second World War broke out in 1939. She had booked her trip home on the Athenia, but cancelled and decided instead to join the British Nursing Corps. The Athenia was sunk on its way back to Canada, killing 117 civilian passengers and crew. MacKay stayed another six year
LONDON (Reuters) -Italy's government and UniCredit are preparing to call off negotiations over the sale of ailing bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS) after efforts to reach an agreement over a costly recapitalisation plan failed, two sources told Reuters. Italy has long seen a merger with a stronger peer as the best solution for the Tuscan bank, which has plans to raise 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in capital next year. But the sources said the terms of a potential sale agreed by UniCredit and Italy's Treasury when they entered exclusive negotiations on July 29 have made the merger plan too costly an alternative to a stand-alone recapitalisation.
RCMP are investigating a suspected homicide in 100 Mile House, B.C. Police received a 911 call "reporting what sounded like gunshots" in an industrial area of town on Tuesday evening, according to a statement. Responding officers found a person dead when they arrived. Police are still investigating how the person died and the circumstances before their death, but investigators believe it's a case of homicide. "Evidence at the scene supports that the victim died as a result of homicide and the No
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first woman as well as the first woman of color to serve in a post that frequently serves as a launching pad to the governor’s mansion. Half of the past 10 lieutenant governors went on to become governor. The two will compete for votes on
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
P.E.I.'s mobile mental health response service is now active, the province's health minister announced Friday. Ernie Hudson said two of the planned three units are now operational, based in Summerside and Charlottetown, and they have responded to eight calls across the province since Monday. A third unit based in Kings County is to join them later. The province originally announced it was developing the service with federal funding in 2018. In January 2021, Health PEI said it was preparing to la
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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.
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
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
Alberta reported 656 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 12 new deaths. The 656 new cases were detected through 10,732 tests for the virus, with a positivity rate around 6.09 per cent. The highest positivity rate in the province is the North zone, which reported a positivity rate of 13.65 per cent. The lowest rate was in the Calgary zone: 4.27 per cent. With the 12 new deaths, the province's pandemic total has reached 3,026. The new deaths occurred in all the health regions and involved people r
An investigation is underway after actor Alec Baldwin shot a prop gun that killed the cinematographer on the set of the western independent film Rust. The director was also injured. A Canadian prop master talks about how something like this could happen on a movie set.
VANCOUVER — A prospective candidate for leadership of British Columbia's Liberal party has been denied the opportunity to officially enter the race. Party officials say Aaron Gunn's application to enter the contest was rejected on grounds that approving his candidacy would be inconsistent with the Liberal party's commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all people in B.C. Roxanne Helme, chair of the B.C. Liberal Party Leadership Election Organizing Committee, and party president
Premier Doug Ford says the province will gradually lift COVID-19 public health measures in the coming months. The province aims to lift all measures, including mask mandates, by the end of March 2022.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo. Human rights advocates have raised concerns about the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status, the reasons for h