Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
Ginella Massa talks to Mike Millian from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Evan Balgord from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network about concerns extremist groups promoting violence are trying to take over the protest convoy and what can be done about it.
For many people, these frigid temperatures mean you hunker indoors. But for other daring Torontonians, it's the perfect weather for an icy dip into Lake Ontario. We caught up with a group of winter enthusiasts who say their chilly swims aren't just fun — they're healthy.
A company that operates a P.E.I. fish hatchery and grow-out facility has filed for bankruptcy, owing millions of dollars to multiple levels of government. According to bankruptcy trustee MNP Ltd., Halibut PEI voluntarily filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 14. The company owes $9.5 million to its creditors, including the P.E.I. government, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. On its website, the company says it's been successfully raising halibut at its facility in
News bulletin 2022/01/27 22:36View on euronews
OTTAWA — Dozens of big rigs rolled into downtown Ottawa Friday, as a planned protest began to swell in size and energy, and some in attendance promised to stay put until vaccine mandates are abolished or Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is forced from office. But what some believe to be a demonstration in support of truckers opposed to a cross-border vaccine mandate is, in fact, a much broader push to end all COVID-19 restrictions. It is rooted in a movement that goes at least as far back as the la
OTTAWA — It's difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. While vaccines have played a major role in protecting homes from the same deadly toll the first wave of COVID-19 took on residents, the impact has still been profound during the Omicron wave. "It's staggering when you just look at the number of homes in outbreak," said Dr. Samir Sinha,
A winter storm warning from Environment Canada says Islanders should expect snow, blowing snow, freezing rain and high winds starting Saturday morning. The warning includes a range of possible snowfall amounts — from 25 to 40 cms. Maximum wind gusts are expected to top 100 km/h. "Snow looks to mix with ice pellets and freezing rain Saturday evening, particularly for eastern areas, with rain possible Saturday night as the temperature nudges above the freezing mark for much of the Island," said CB
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says the unvaccinated truckers rolling into Ottawa is a “symbol” of the frustration they feel toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his pandemic policies like vaccine mandates. He also denounced individuals involved in the convoy who are pushing extremist ideas.
Two more people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan, and hospital numbers continue to rise as the Omicron variant spreads across the province, the province's dashboard advised on Friday. One person with the disease who died was in the 60 to 79 age range while the other one was 80 years of age or older, according to the province. Since the start of the pandemic, 987 people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan. Hospital numbers have jumped by 14 since yesterday's update, bringing the total
Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole said Thursday that he would meet with truckers on Friday as a trucker convoy rumbles toward Ottawa. O’Toole said the convoy was a symbol of the division in Canada and appealed to Canadians to show compassion toward truckers and those who haven’t been vaccinated.
It's been 77 years since prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, were liberated near the end of the Second World War, but a Saskatchewan rabbi said people still don't understand the severity of the extermination camps. Thursday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and as Rabbi Claudio Jodorkovsky, a part of Congregation Agudas Israel in Saskatoon, reflects on the commemorative day, he's also thinking about how racial and religious prejudice remains. "I think i
Ottawa police say they have been in touch with leaders of a trucker convoy over weekend protest plans in the capital and are getting ready for several scenarios — including violence.
Stormy Daniels has taken her star turn on the witness stand at California lawyer Michael Avenatti's trial, telling a jury he stole from her and lied to her. (Jan. 27)
Federal officials say a yearling humpback whale off Hawaii has been freed from a life-threatening entanglement in mooring gear. (Jan. 28)
A family in Stratford, P.E.I., took the opportunity of the recent snowfalls to build a backyard luge for the neighbourhood kids to enjoy during their time at home while remote learning.
SURREY, B.C. — The Mounties called in explosive experts after a person walked into one of their offices in Surrey, B.C., with a grenade on Thursday. The RCMP say someone went to their Guildford office to hand over the device, saying it was found at a nearby park. The office and surrounding area had to be evacuated because it was unclear if the grenade was still functioning. Streets around the detachment were also closed as a precaution. Const. Sarbjit Sangha says in a news release that anyone wh
VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says some COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings are expected to be gradually lifted by Feb. 21. Dr. Bonnie Henry said that's possible in part because 90 per cent of residents aged 12 and over have received two doses of a vaccine, though more people need to get a booster shot for longer-lasting protection. The most recent public health orders related to gatherings at sports events and concerts, for example, were set to expire on Feb. 16, and Henry sai
An 84-year-old man is dead after getting struck by a driver in Etobicoke Friday evening, Toronto police say. First responders were called to the intersection of Islington Avenue and The Queensway shortly after 5 p.m., police and paramedics said. Police said the man was walking eastbound on the north sidewalk of The Queensway towards Islington Avenue when he was struck by a 2013 Kia as it pulled out of a private driveway from the north side of The Queensway. A 31-year-old woman was driving the ve
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was isolating at home Thursday after being exposed to COVID-19 and some provinces were planning to revise some of their public health restrictions. The prime minister said in a tweet that he learned about the exposure the night before after he had been at a news conference on Parliament Hill with three top ministers. Trudeau's office said the exposure happened afterward and no staffer or minister in range of the prime minister was isolating. Trudeau said the result
Crowds cheered, waved flags and hoisted signs in Ontario and New Brunswick on Thursday as parts of a large national convoy of truckers headed for Ottawa to protest the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers. The movement, which began in British Columbia days earlier, has been picking up participants across the country, with local truckers joining in at different points. In a packed mall parking lot north of Toronto, supporters threw cash and food up to truckers in