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Lesley Lowe believes Air Canada isn't playing by the rules. Last month, the airline cancelled her return flight to Toronto from New Orleans — five hours before she was set to depart. Her rebooked flight didn't leave until the following day. Following her trip, Lowe applied for compensation for the delay, and the $394 US she spent on a hotel plus added expenses. Air Canada responded that Lowe didn't qualify for any cash. Instead, the airline sent her an email — seen by CBC News — that described t
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group. Walters had fired the commission members out of frustration that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. “This c
Estonia is set to close its border to more than 50,000 Russians with visas, while Germany is refusing to back calls for a tourist visa ban for Russians.
The Alberta government continues to make its case for a provincial police force to replace RCMP, saying it would add hundreds of front-line officers to small detachments. The United Conservative government outlined its blueprint for more police in rural Alberta today. It says 275 front-line police officers would be added to Alberta's 42 smallest detachments. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro said that as it stands, there is no minimum number of officers at RCMP detachments. He said a made-in-Albert
BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China’s southwest have shut down after reservoirs used to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his position in power. Companies in Sichuan province including makers of solar panels, cement and urea closed or reduced production after they were ordered to ration power for up to five days, according to news reports Wednesday. That came after reservoir levels fell and power d
Learn how to make this divine breakfast treat right from home! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 eggs 6 tablespoons of sugar 10 tablespoons of flour half a glass of oil half a glass of water a pinch of salt a pinch of baking soda 200 grams of apricot jam (or whatever flavor you prefer) half a cup of dark chocolate chips a sachet of baking powder Steps: Break two eggs into a bowl Add 6 tablespoons of sugar and beat with a whisk Add half a glass of sunflower oil Add half a glass of milk Mix with a whisk Add 10 tablespoons of flour while mixing Add a sachet of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda Finally add a pinch of salt Mix Pour the mixture into a cake pan lined with baking paper Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes Let the cake cool Once cooled, remove the baking paper Cut the cake in half using a serrated knife, starting from the edges to get to the center Fill the cake with apricot jam or whatever you prefer Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the cake And finally put the top layer back on and enjoy!
If you stare at the Salmon River train bridge you might think you're staring at the single biggest "thing" in New Brunswick. The bridge towers over the homes below it, and dwarfs the surrounding forest. When it was built, it was the second-longest train bridge in Canada, a title local people believe still stands. On Oct. 8, 1910, Charles O. Foss, the district engineer in charge of the New Brunswick section of the National Transcontinental Railway predicted this in a newspaper article as the brid
Environment Canada is continuing to issue heat warnings for Calgary and much of southern Alberta with daily high temperatures expected to reach 30 C for the rest of the week. Daytime temperatures in some parts of the province are forecast to range from 29 to 34 C. The heat should taper off Monday night and Tuesday before rising again on Wednesday, the agency said on its alerts page. As of 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, the heat warnings covered these areas: Calgary. Okotoks, High River, Claresholm. Drumh
The 70-year-old man who police shot in downtown Windsor Monday bought a machete from a pawn shop not far from the incident. That's according to Valentin Petre, who owns the Rabbit Hole pawn shop near the corner of Wyandotte Street and Ouellette Avenue. Petre says he gave investigators video of a man who appears to be Allan Andkilde, the victim in the shooting, buying the item from his store. "He's been here a few times," Petre said. "We talk once in a while, not to the point where we're buddy-bu
Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, people exploring a nearby cave found his dog (August 16)
MONTREAL — The woman who recently accused Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet of sexual misconduct has broken a stereotype about church abuse. Université de Montréal religious studies professor Solange Lefebvre says the fact Ouellet's alleged victim was an adult could open the door to more people coming forward with allegations against the church who aren't children. Lefebvre says that while sex abuse of children within the Catholic Church is well-documented, these new high-profile allegations could al
For the first time ever, gene therapy is being used to treat an “ultra-rare disease” in a young Toronto boy. As Caryn Lieberman reports, his family raised more than $3 million to pay for the research and development of a treatment to help save their son.
U.S. homebuilding fell to the lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July, weighed down by higher mortgage rates and prices for construction materials, suggesting the housing market could contract further in the third quarter. The housing market's declining fortunes brought fears of a broader economic recession back into focus. "Industrial production has turned down in every economic recession in history, so the record high this month is not consistent with a downturn."
Fennec is probably one of the most unexpected pets one can get. Here's what it's like to keep a tiny fox with large ears in a home.
One Dartmouth, N.S., woman has decided that having water inside a boat doesn't have to be cause for alarm. After about a month of work, Olivia Kendall says she's completed turning an old motorboat into a backyard pool. "It looked really beautiful. It was obviously very old," Kendall said of the boat. "But I thought if it could keep water out, it could probably keep water in." Since purchasing her home in 2017, she said she's been working on renovating the property. She was originally looking int
This bison youngster thinks he's a dog! Look at how much fun he's having!
Thousands of public school teachers are protesting because they have received only a fraction of their annual vacation bonus. (Aug. 17)
A Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase Monday night, authorities said. (Aug. 16)
The lawsuit represents more than 100 people, including minors, who were alleged to have been sexually assaulted by 88 priests and staff working at the Quebec diocese starting in 1940, according to a court document and a news release issued by the Arsenault Dufresne Wee firm which filed the class action. In the filing in Quebec Superior Court, an anonymous complainant alleges Ouellet inappropriately touched her, including by rubbing her shoulders and back, and made comments that made her feel uncomfortable.
If you buy cigarettes in the N.W.T., you'll once again be paying the highest rate of taxes in the country on them. This month, the territorial government hiked the tax on cigarettes by about 13 per cent. That means people will pay about four cents more in tax for each cigarette they buy, for a total of 34.4 cents of tax. The tax rate on loose tobacco is soaring even higher, increasing by almost 74 per cent. People will pay 21 cents more in tax per gram of loose tobacco, for a total of 47.3 cents