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Sitting in the same prayer room of a Quebec City mosque where he was injured in a deadly shooting almost five years ago, Saïd Akjour says he remembers the horrific attack as if it happened yesterday. "I can still see Aboubaker Thabti," said Akjour, pointing to the spot where he last saw his fellow worshipper. "I can still see Azzedine Soufiane." One by one, he listed the names of all of the men killed at the Islamic Cultural Centre on Jan. 29, 2017: Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahi
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.
Store shelves might not be empty, but consumers should get used to seeing fewer varieties of toys, soft drinks or sports cars, says a University of Saskatchewan professor. Keith Willoughby, dean of the U of S Edwards School of Business, says companies should also consider using more local materials and labour as protection from the growing supply chain crunch. Willoughby spoke this week to CBC reporter Jason Warick. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity. CBC: There's been a lo
Tessa Thompson may have Oscar buzz swirling around her film “Passing,” but the actor says she already feels like a wiinner "in so many ways.” The “Creed” star also discusses her disdain of societal labels, and tries to stay mum about Marvel’s upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder” film. (Jan. 28)
Canada's first contingent of athletes landed in Beijing on Thursday, just about a week ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It will be the fourth Olympics for moguls skier Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, but the first under the spectre of a pandemic. "The road was not easy but we're really grateful to be able to go to these Olympics and we're going to have fun, so we're really excited," the 30-year-old Montrealer told CBC News. The group of athletes flew on an Air Canada charter pl
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.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When Markicia Horton graduates this spring from the Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston and takes the bar, she'll be stepping into a world where a Black woman is set to be on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its 232-year history. With Stephen Breyer’s retirement from the court and President Joe Biden’s commitment to name a Black woman as his nominee, it is likely that, as the 25-year-old Horton moves into a profession, there will
There are now 17 people being treated in hospital for COVID-19 in P.E.I., including one person in intensive care, according to a news release the Chief Public Health Office issued late Thursday afternoon. Three of these people were identified as part of new outbreak at the Prince County Hospital, the release said. Apart from the 17 patients, there is one other person in hospital who is positive for COVID-19 but is being treated for other medical issues. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Mo
Joni Mitchell says she stands with Neil Young and has decided to remove all her music from streaming giant Spotify. Earlier this week, Young pulled his music from Spotify after giving the company an ultimatum over concerns about podcaster Joe Rogan spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine on his show "The Joe Rogan Experience." In a statement on her website Friday, Mitchell says she is taking action because "irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives."
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.
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.
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
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday sought to play down fears of a war between his country and Russia. (Jan. 28)
VICTORIA — The percentage of B.C. residents 12 and over to reach triple vaccination status is now at 43 per cent. A statement from the Health Ministry also says 90 per cent of people 12 and older have received their second shot. The province is reporting 2,033 new cases of COVID-19, although health officials have said testing limitations mean that number could be up to five times higher. The statement says 977 people infected with the virus are in hospital and 141 of them are getting intensive c
A class complaint has been filed at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against a regional health-care authority over their policy prohibiting hospital patients and visitors from using N95 respirators. The complaint was filed by Vancouver resident Lena Patsa on Wednesday against Fraser Health, the province's largest health-care authority. Patsa says she belongs to a class of people who are at higher risk of contracting severe COVID-19, and that Fraser Health's policy prohibiting the use of N95 masks
Across Canada, the number of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations have climbed to record highs. But it appears the Omicron wave is waning with fewer overall infections, giving some experts optimism for the coming months.
CALGARY — A judge says the actions of a passenger in the hit-and-run death of a police officer may have been "moderate to minimal" but he still deserves a sentence of five years in prison. Amir Abdulrahman, 20, pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter for his role in Calgary police Sgt. Andrew Harnett's death. Police have said Harnett, who was 37, tried to stop an SUV on Dec. 31, 2020, after he noticed its licence plate didn't match its registration. Court heard Harnett fell when the vehicle sp
Yellowknife's referendum on whether the city should borrow $10 million to build a new aquatic centre might feel like ancient history, but for one Yellowknifer questions remain about how the city handled the campaign. On Nov. 23, 2021 Yellowknifers voted in favour of borrowing the money. Tim Thurley, a former political campaign manager, member's assistant on Parliament Hill and volunteer political candidate scrutineer, maintains that city staff breached the city's ethical code of conduct for empl
The minimum wage in Yukon is going up by about 3.3 per cent. As of April 1, there will be an increase of 50 cents, taking the wage from $15.20 an hour to $15.70 an hour. The Yukon's minimum wage is based on the consumer price index for Whitehorse. The fair wage schedule, paid to people working on government-tendered construction contracts, will also increase on April 1 by 3.3 per cent. In a news release, the territory said a rise in inflation is increasing costs in the Yukon. "This increase will
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. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ... The Canada Revenue Agency is sending out a new round of letters to emergency aid recipients to verify they were eligible for the help. It's the second time the agency is mailing Canada Emergency Response Benefit recipients as part of a process to verify the eligibility of the millions of Canadians