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Just as one storm system winds down, the next is ready to ramp up, with already vulnerable parts of British Columbia set to see more heavy rain this weekend.
MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Kyrgyzstan cast ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday that comes just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation. President Sadyr Zhaparov, who was elected in January following protests that ousted his predecessor, expects the ballot to further cement his grip on power. Kyrgyzstan, a nation of 6.5 million that borders China, is a member of Russia-dominated economic and security alliances. It hosts a Russian air base and de
VICTORIA — Southern British Columbians braced for another severe storm Saturday, with a new set of evacuation alerts issued and officials in an already devastated agricultural community warning of another possible river overflow. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun told a news conference Saturday that the city has done everything it can with provincial and federal support to prepare, but the Nooksack River in Washington state presented an "unknown factor." The river's dikes in Whatcom County were damag
SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium before a Matildas-record crowd of 36,109. Ashley Hatch scored her first international goal when Australia's defense failed to clear the ball from the opening kickoff, and Hatch found herself one-on-one with goalkeeper Teagen Micah. Hatc
The World Health Organization has declared a new variant of concern called omicron, first identified in South Africa. Scientists say there are a large number of mutations in the omicron variant, which means it could be more infectious and cause more severe illness.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho scored late at Villarreal as Barcelona won 3-1 and ended its winless streak in the Spanish league on Saturday. Prior to the trip, only three other teams in the 20-team competition had earned fewer points on the road this season after Barcelona went winless in its first five league matches away from Camp Nou. The long-awaited win came in Xavi Hernández’s third match in charge since replacing Ronald Koeman. Frenkie de Jong broke through f
The Yukon government is creating two new COVID-19 relief programs for businesses and NGOs affected by the latest public health measures, including a program to help offset the cost of new equipment to check proof of vaccinations. Yukon Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai said he recognizes that new public health restrictions "have put many Yukon businesses under strain." On Nov. 8, the territorial government reinstated a state of emergency due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. Under t
Ontario reported another 854 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, as Premier Doug Ford asks public health officials to ramp up surveillance due to a new variant of concern that's cropped up in southern Africa. Ford wants officials to prepare for all possible outcomes. The federal government has banned travel from southern Africa due to the variant, which the World Health Organization has dubbed "omicron." Canadian citizens and permanent residents arriving home from the region must get a COVID-19 test
President Putin met the leaders of both countries, on the anniversary of a peace deal ending a conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.View on euronews
Montreal police have made a second arrest in the killing of a 16-year-old boy outside a school in Côte-des-Neiges. Police say Andrei Donnet, 18, appeared at the Montreal courthouse today to face several charges, including second-degree murder. The victim, Jannai Dopwell-Bailey, was stabbed outside the Mile End high school program on Oct. 18 following a fight. Last month, about four days after the stabbing, a minor was charged with second-degree murder in youth court. His identity is not being re
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OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to some workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing health-care employees. The bill would provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated workers, a contingent that makes up a small percentage of the overall Canadian workforce. Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the sick leave plugs a hole in the country's social safety net that the pandemic exposed. At the same time,
OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday a pandemic aid program to help oil and gas companies cut their methane emissions will be revisited now that the industry is back on its feet. But he said the government is not going to consider aid programs that help the fossil fuel sector cut their emissions to be the "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies" the government has promised to eliminate by the end of 2023. The Onshore Emissions Reduction Fund is under an unflattering spot
Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. "To make some kale juice," the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. "We put this in the food basket because we want to make sure they get the chance to eat some healthy, organic food," Lololi said. The non-profit has been campaigning for food justice for Black Torontonians since the 1990s and Lololi began runni
MONTREAL — Premier François Legault tried to reassure Quebecers on Friday that despite the fact health officials reported more than 1,000 new daily cases for the first time since May, hospitalizations remained stable because of the province's strong vaccination coverage. Health officials reported 1,037 new COVID-19 cases on Friday but no new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped by four compared with the prior day, to 206, after 13 patients entered
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Allison McGeer answers your questions about COVID-19 and the omicron variant as many countries including Canada move to restrict travel after the variant was first detected in South Africa.
After a comprehensive, years-long restoration, Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall is ready to welcome back performers and fans. The $184-million revitalization project involved rebuilding the iconic music venue’s stage, the addition of a new seven-storey tower and even improving on the old bathrooms.
The mayor of Abbotsford, B.C. says he is confident the city's rebuilt dikes and sandbagged pump station can handle a barrage of heavy rains in the forecast until Sunday afternoon — but not if the Nooksack River from Washington State overflows. Abbotsford issued an evacuation alert for the city's Huntingdon Village, urging residents to prepare essential items in case they are ordered to leave on short notice this weekend. Mayor Henry Braun told reporters Saturday afternoon the flood-ravaged city
Malls and stores reported decent-sized crowds for this year's Black Friday, signaling a return to almost normal since the pandemic began. (Nov. 26)