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Developed nations are set to be three years late meeting a pledge to commit a total of $500 billion to help poorer countries tackle climate change and realize this has damaged mutual trust, Alok Sharma, the president of the upcoming COP26 climate conference, said on Monday. "Understandably, this has been a source of deep frustration for developing countries," Sharma told a televised news conference. Environmental groups say $100 billion is not nearly enough.
TORONTO — A drama about an Indigenous graduate student involved in a debate over the sale of alcohol on her Quebec reserve has won a top prize at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. "Bootlegger," directed and co-written by Algonquin-French filmmaker Caroline Monnet of Outaouais, Que., took the $7,500 Dramatic Feature Award at the festival that wrapped Sunday. Devery Jacobs, who grew up in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec, stars alongside Pascale Bussières of Montreal. The Queb
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
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
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
The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Monday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of the quarter with bellwethers in multiple sectors poised to announce results. While the Dow and S&P hit new highs, the Nasdaq outperformed on the day, buoyed by gains in Tesla and PayPal, and the tech-heavy index stands less than 1% away from its Sept. 7 closing record. Tesla Inc jumped 12.66% to its own new high of $1,045.02 and breached $1 trillion in market capitalization, after car rental firm Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla cars, while Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the stock to $1,200 from $900 per share.
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
VICTORIA — British Columbia is set to lift capacity restrictions on gatherings across much of the province today. Many B.C. residents will now be allowed to attend events like hockey games, concerts and weddings without any limits on numbers. But the move is not universal, since capacity will be capped at 50 per cent in areas where vaccination rates are low. That includes parts of the Fraser, Northern and Interior health regions. Attendees at all organized events in B.C. will be required to wear
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will be taking a look at a state agency that has been at the center of questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. At first glance, the first item of business for the Legislature's Government Operations and Audit Committee on Thursday appears routine: “Department of Labor and Regulation to discuss the Appraiser Certification Program.” But it could have a big impa
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive storm barreled toward Southern California on Monday after flooding highways, toppling trees, cutting power to about 380,000 utility customers and causing rock slides and mud flows in areas burned bare by wildfires across the northern half of the state. Drenching rains and strong winds accompanied the weekend arrival of an atmospheric river — a long plume of Pacific moisture — into the drought-stricken state. Rainfall records were shattered and heavy snow pounded hi
The developed world has failed to deliver on its commitment to send some $100 billion a year to help poorer countries fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report jointly drafted by Canada and Germany ahead of the COP26 summit. The report, prepared by Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and his German counterpart, Jochen Flasbarth, documents the progress richer countries have made to date in financially supporting other countries with climate change mit
One person was killed and two others injured in a Monday morning crash on Snake Island Road in the Osgoode area, according to Ottawa police. Police said in an email it got a call about a two-vehicle crash around 7:20 a.m. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and two people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. The name of the victim has not been released. Snake Island Road is closed between Nixon and Doyle roads. The scene is about 30 kilometre
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.
The Canadian Coast Guard says the container fire that broke out Saturday on a freight ship off Victoria is "smouldering" and mostly under control, and an investigation will be soon be underway to assess damage. During a media briefing Sunday, the federal incident commander with the Canadian Coast Guard said the fire aboard Zim Kingston has burned the affected containers down to their shell. "We've just had a Coast Guard helicopter overtop and the majority of the fire is almost out. What we still
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections. Abbott signed the maps Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the governor. The governor’s office did not make an announcement. Civil rights groups have already filed federal lawsuits that accuse GOP mapmakers of disenfranchisin
Hockey superstar Mark Messier's new book, No One Wins Alone, blends the Hockey Hall of Famer's insights into achieving success as a player and a leader with his descriptions of a long NHL career that began when he was just 18 years old. "Our first National Hockey League game was in Chicago Stadium, and when they played the national anthem with that organ and the crowd going crazy, we looked at each other, we couldn't think — we looked at each other and said wow, welcome to the NHL," Messier told
Four Alberta doctors are suing the provincial health authority and its president over its mandatory workplace COVID-19 vaccination policy. The physicians filed a statement of claim last Friday in the Calgary Courts Centre. The doctors — two rural family physicians, a Calgary anesthesiologist and a Calgary pediatric neurologist — allege that, by requiring them to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is engaging in a conspiracy to commit assault. "Any medical procedure pe
HALIFAX — An aerospace engineer who lives in Halifax has been elected as the new leader of the Nova Scotia Green Party. In a vote held on Saturday, 86 of the 93 party members who cast ballots chose Anthony Edmonds as leader, with Jo-Ann Roberts elected as deputy leader. The duo were the only team on the ballot after Richard Zurawski and Nick Hendren withdrew from the race last month. Voters also had the option of choosing "none of the above" in the electronic voting system. Edmonds has run as a
DUNCAN, B.C. — The RCMP say second-degree murder charges have been laid against a man for the deaths of two people in the Vancouver Island community of Crofton. They say 33-year-old Justin Dodd was arrested early Saturday morning without incident. Officers from the nearby city of Duncan responded just after midnight on Saturday to a report of suspicious circumstances at a house in Crofton. The Mounties say when they arrived they found two people dead in the home. Dodd, who is a Duncan resident,
Whitehorse RCMP are asking the public's help in finding a woman who was reported missing and last seen in the city on Oct. 21. Shavohn Bowe, 31, is described as a First Nations woman with brown hair and brown eyes, who is five feet five inches tall, and weighs about 120 pounds, according to an RCMP news release. "Ms. Bowe's family and police are very concerned for her health and well-being," the release states. The RCMP is asking anyone with information about Bowe's whereabouts to contact their