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Record-sized hailstones fell across Australia's east coast this week, with ice pellets larger than grapefruits lashing residents in parts of Queensland, the country's metereology bureau said on Wednesday. A thunderstorm struck the Yalboroo area north of Mackay, 954 km (593 miles) north of Brisbane on Monday, bringing record-sized hailstones measuring 16 cm (6.3 inches) in diameter, the Bureau of Metereology (BOM) said. Video obtained by Reuters also showed vehicles and buildings at an industrial site in the Gold Coast being pelted by hail on Monday, with a man picking up one hailstone the size of a golf ball and showing it to the camera.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been ramping up its efforts in recent weeks, issuing subpoenas to nearly 20 individuals, including four of former President Donald Trump's advisers and associates. Lawmakers on the committee have made clear that they want to move quickly to obtain testimony and documents related to the attack. One witness summoned to testify, former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, is facing a cr
Annie Thrasher pulls aside a blanket she's hung up in front of her window to keep out drafts. Behind it, an empty frame opens out into the yard, obscured by a couple pieces of wood. Thrasher lives in a ground floor Yellowknife apartment in a Northview building with her adult sons. The window of the public housing unit she lives in was broken on June 28, and she's had no luck getting it repaired. Northview put some boards over it, but cold air still blows steadily into her apartment. She document
There is excitement over the first-ever Toronto-born Raptor. Brittany Rosen reports.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Sebastian Coates waited years to score his first Champions League goal but only 12 minutes for the next one, a near-exact copy. The Sporting Lisbon captain scored two headers in almost identical circumstances and won a penalty for good measure, as he led his team to a 4-1 win against Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday. Uruguayan defender Coates was left unmarked in front of goal to head in when Pedro Goncalves' corner was flicked on by Goncalo Inacio at the near post in
One person is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday evening. Richmond RCMP say the collision happened at about 5:30 p.m. PT in the 21000 block of Westminster Highway. Police have not released any further information about what happened and say the investigation is still in the preliminary stages. Investigators asked drivers to avoid the area Tuesday night. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call RCMP at 604-278-1212.
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A plan to keep electricity rates from skyrocketing once the Muskrat Falls project is fully online will be finalized before the end of this year, but still beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30. An official with the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology confirmed to CBC News on Tuesday afternoon that a deal is just weeks away, and that an earlier statement issued by the department was incorrect. On Monday, in response to an inquiry from the CBC, the department issued a statement saying
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. (Oct. 20)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. FBI officials would not provide any additional information about the circumstances surrounding their presence at either property or any information about potential investigations involving Deripaska. A spokesperson for Deripaska told reporters that the searches were “
In a response to a question from the media, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., Monday that all documents related to residential schools have been submitted to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. However, the centre told Global News that is "not accurate."
Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 Parkland High School shooting. Anthony Borges, who was shot five times, said he accepts Cruz's apology, but noted that it was not up to him to decide the confessed murderer's fate. (Oct. 20)
French carmaker Renault expects to produce at least 300,000 fewer vehicles this year due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips, three sources close to the firm told Reuters on Wednesday, a much bigger hit than previously estimated. The supply problems would cost Renault, which is set to publish its third-quarter sales on Friday, over a third more than the 220,000 lost vehicles it forecast in early September. A Renault spokesperson declined to comment.
ROME (AP) — Lazio suspended eagle trainer Juan Bernabè on Wednesday after he was filmed making a fascist salute in front of fans. Bernabè has been the falconer and the trainer of Lazio’s eagle mascot Olympia since 2010. A video, which went viral on social media, showed Bernabè holding Olympia and making the fascist salute while chanting “Duce, Duce” along with the Lazio fans after the team’s victory over Inter Milan on Saturday. “Duce” was the nickname for Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. “Hav
There are serious questions about comments made by the prime minister during his visit with the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops on Monday. Trudeau was asked if all government documents related to residential schools have been turned over to the truth and reconciliation centre in Winnipeg. Neetu Garcha has more.
VANCOUVER — The union representing some workers at LifeLabs, the largest provider of medical laboratory services in British Columbia, has issued strike notice on behalf of its members. The B.C. General Employees' Union says notice was issued Tuesday, putting its roughly 1,500 members in a legal strike position by Friday night. A statement from the union says the action comes after a 98 per cent strike mandate in July, followed by several months of negotiations, bargaining and mediation. Workers
The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers' vaccination status. The company's Fisherman's Wharf location — its only one in San Francisco — was temporarily shut by the Department of Public Health on Oct. 14. Authorities said it refused to bar clients who couldn’t show proof of vaccination to dine indoors, as required by a city mandate that took effect Aug. 20. In-N-Out ignored repeated warnings to enforce the vaccin
FREDERICTON — Public health officials in New Brunswick are today reporting three more deaths related to COVID-19, along with 50 new cases of the disease. A resident in their 80s from the Campbellton region and two people 90 or older in the Moncton and Edmundston regions have died. Officials have also announced that starting Oct. 25, health-care workers and residents of First Nations communities will be able to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine booster dose if six months have passed since their se
The city of Prince George will be demolishing its oldest piece of public art: a mosaic mural depicting the colonial history of central B.C. The piece is set to be destroyed alongside the old downtown swimming pool, which is being replaced later this year. City staff said it would be impossible to preserve or relocate the artwork, given its age and lack of structural integrity. The mural, which was created in 1967 for Canada's centennial, is meant to celebrate the region's history. It contains im