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Public health restrictions have closed most Ontario movie theatres this month, but you can still grab popcorn and sit in front of a big screen in Gananoque, Ont., at the 1000 Islands Drive-In. Paul Peterson, who co-owns the movie theatre with his son Jamie Peterson, says people have been driving in from Ottawa, Montreal and Guelph, Ont., to catch a flick. Peterson said their theatre is only doing one showing starting at 5:15 p.m., and people have been showing up as early as an hour and a half in
Brampton city council will vote on a motion Wednesday calling on the city to reverse its support of Highway 413 after months of trying and failing to get provincial support for its own development plans. Council initially endorsed the controversial project, also called the GTA West Corridor, in 2019. But in 2020, the city released a report on a transit-oriented and green community concept called Heritage Heights, which has been in the works for years. Coun. Doug Whillans, who put forth the motio
Rebates on carbon taxes haven't helped Canadians warm to them, a new survey suggests. Results published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change say that not only did rebates fail to make much difference to public opinion, Canadians don't understand them very well. And those convinced they were paying more in carbon taxes than they received remained just as convinced even when they were shown the facts. "Partisanship had a big impact — not just on whether people were supportive of the idea
A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Statistics Canada says the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an average seven-month decline in national life expectancy, the largest decrease recorded since 1921 when the vital statistics registration system was introduced. The federal agency released preliminary data showing national life expectancy, which is estimated on an annual basis, was 81.7 years for those born in 2020 — down from 82.3 the year before. The drop was greater for men, at more t
Speaking alongside Chancellor Scholz, the French president also said France and Germany were united in seeking to defuse the crisis.View on euronews
The CBC's Ethan Williams reports from Regina on the burning debate over whether light and fluffy or wet, heavy snow does the trick on a toboggan hill.
A new addiction recovery centre that opened Tuesday in Dartmouth, N.S., isn't a typical clinic, but rather an "access point" for people seeking help, says the doctor leading Nova Scotia's addictions and mental health program. It's all in an effort to ensure the services and programs at the centre are as welcoming and barrier-free as possible, said Dr. David Martell. "Often people have had the experience where they try to access a lot of different things in health care and what they're met with i
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers was arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday, just days after announcing that he was resigning for health reasons. Newark police said a warrant was issued Tuesday for Rep. Gerald Brady’s arrest on two counts of shoplifting, and that Brady, 65, turned himself in a few hours later. He was released on his own recognizance. House Democrats announced last Friday that Brady wa
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
A popular summer camp held at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo, Ont., has changed its name in a move local Indigenous leaders say is a good example of reconciliation. Camp K is run by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener. It recently changed its name to stop using a word, created to sound Indigenous, that's a play on the phrase "come on, I want to go." "It's appropriating that language inflection that's Indigenous," said Amy Smoke, who is Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan from Six Nat
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ... Economic eyes will be on the Bank of Canada this morning as the central bank is scheduled to make an announcement about its trendsetting interest rate. Some economists are expecting the central bank to raise its key policy rate from its rock-bottom level of 0.25 per cent, marking the first of multi
CHARLOTTETOWN — Schools on Prince Edward Island will reopen for in-person learning starting Monday. Chief medical officer Dr. Heather Morrison told a news conference today all kindergarten to Grade 12 schools will reopen next week with enhanced measures, including masking and testing. The province will also see the loosening of some health measures next week. Morrison says indoor dining and fitness facilities will be able to operate at 50 per cent capacity starting Monday, and organized gatherin
WATFORD, England — Roy Hodgson is back in the Premier League at the age of 74. The former England coach was hired by Watford on Tuesday and will be tasked with keeping the team in the top division following its descent into the relegation zone. Claudio Ranieri, a 70-year-old Italian, was fired on Monday after 3 1/2 months in charge, just days after Watford slipped into the bottom three for the first time this season. Watford's board has turned to Hodgson, another of world soccer's most experienc
A conservation group is turning over a historic redwood grove on the Northern California coast to descendants of the original Native American inhabitants. (Jan. 25)
TOFINO, B.C. — Four people suffered undetermined injuries when a water taxi with six people on board ran aground near Tofino, B.C. Navy Lt. Pamela Hogan, a public affairs officer, says the coast guard vessel Cape Ann responded to a report of a 7.6-metre vessel aground about 14 kilometres north of Tofino. She says four of the six people on board the taxi were initially taken to hospital in Tofino for treatment, and their injuries are unknown. Hogan says the Cape Ann towed the damaged water taxi t
As in-person instruction resumes this week at Newfoundland and Labrador schools, it's not just parents who have reservations; some students themselves are feeling anxious. For Madison O'Dell, a Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, the return to school has come with a range of emotions. "I'm not the most excited," Madison told CBC News on Wednesday. "I'd rather be home, seeing I was in a routine of things … and being able to use my extra time for good things like going for a wa
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Three days of talks between the Taliban, Western diplomats and civil society on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and human rights wrapped up Tuesday in Norway, with acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi praising the discussions, which he said “went very well." The closed-door meetings in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital of Oslo came at a crucial time for Afghanistan, as freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward economic spiral that
Vanessa Kirby has always loved New York so when director Adam Leon asked her to get lost in the city for the lead role in a new film, she didn’t hesitate. The Vanessa Kirby discusses the themes of memory and identity explored in her latest experimental project "Italian Studies in which her role was influenced by the drama's teenage stars. (Jan. 25)
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan expanded regions subject to tighter coronavirus curbs to cover 70% of the country on Tuesday, as the government tried to counter a record wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. The measures, already in force in 16 prefectures, will take effect in a further 18 including the western prefectures of Kyoto and Osaka and remain in place until the middle of next month. Nationwide cases rose above 60,000 for the first time since the pandemic began, a tally by broadcaster Fuji TV showed on Tuesday, with the capital, Tokyo, posting 12,813 new cases while the region of Osaka reported 8,612, both records.
The University of Calgary is offering free mental health supports to Albertans who are struggling with the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Its Werklund School of Education has three programs offering virtual counselling to Albertans looking for support: The Strong Mind, Strong Me program offers counselling to children and youth who have been impacted by the pandemic. The Becoming Strong Adults: Transitioning to Adulthood program is being offered to support emerging adults ages 18 to 25