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The Ontario Liberals have lost another candidate with one week to go until voting day. Leader Steven Del Duca says Audrey Festeryga has withdrawn her candidacy in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and will no longer appear on the ballot for the Liberals. The development means there are now three ridings in which the Liberals aren't running a candidate for the June 2 provincial election. Festeryga had stepped in after the party dropped a previous candidate in the riding who had used a homophobic slur on so
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply shortages in the U.S. The first lady and the nation's doctor each sought to empathize with anxious parents nationwide who have been scrambling to find enough formula for their children. Both said President Joe Biden and his team understand what parents ar
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week as the labor market remains tight amid strong demand for workers despite rising interest rates and tightening financial conditions. But the outlook for the economy is uncertain, with other data on Thursday showing corporate profits falling across the board in the first quarter. Several retailers, including Walmart Inc, have lowered their full-year earnings forecasts, citing high inflation.
As wedding season gets under way in Ukraine despite months of war, couples are faced with a difficult choice : celebrate their unions in style or stay discreet so as not to upset anyone.View on euronews
The Conservatives are joining a growing number of calls for Canada Soccer to cancel a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver. The families of those who died aboard Flight PS752 when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane in 2020 — killing all 176 passengers and crew members, including 85 Canadians and permanent residents — say they plan to protest outside the stadium if the match goes ahead. The families say they see the exhibition ma
As carjackings in Toronto continue to surge, police say they are now investigating four similar incidents that happened in less than two hours in Scarborough overnight. The first happened at 11:44 p.m. in the McLevin Avenue and Greenspire Road area. Police say a person was standing beside their car in their driveway when a man approached with a gun and demanded the keys. The suspect was unsuccessful and took off empty-handed, police say. The second incident happened just five minutes later, in t
TOKYO (AP) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked for urgent international help on Thursday as his country suffers from a financial crisis. “We are presently undergoing a severe economic crisis that has profoundly impacted the lives of all Sri Lankans, resulting in social unrest,” Rajapaksa said in a video message to an international conference in Tokyo. “We urgently require the assistance of our friends in the international community" to ensure that our immediate needs such as medicine
Maddie did it!!!! With the help of her life jacket & Mom holding her collar, Maddie went down the steps into the pool , enjoyed a little swim & relaxed on the floatie! After two swimming lessons, Maddie is comfortable getting into the pool at home & paddling around the shallow end where she can stand up. Go Maddie!!!
People looking to take rural bus routes on P.E.I. can no longer take getting a seat for granted, says the Department of Transportation. Soaring gas prices and the reopening of offices with pandemic restrictions ending have combined to fill the province's rural transit buses, said Alex Dalziel, a policy analyst with the Department. "We're pleased to see that ridership has been steadily increasing and Islanders are choosing to leave their cars at home," said Dalziel. "At the same time we don't wan
Windsor police say the final suspect in a shooting outside a Windsor bowling alley in April has been arrested. Fernando Anthony Ratcliffe, 22, of Merlin was arrested more than a month after police identified him as a suspect. "Yesterday, our major crime unit received information that Mr. Ratcliffe was in the Greater Toronto Area," Windsor police acting Supt. Karel Degraaf said at a press conference on Wednesday. He was transported to London, Ont., and arrested by Windsor police. He was charged w
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday the federal government will provide $15-millon in funding for the 2025 Invictus Games, and the Canadian Armed Forces "Soldier On" program will also receive $1-million in funds. Trudeau spoke about the incredible impact sports can have on injured veterans who serve their county.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. (May 24)
LONDON (AP) — An investigative report released Wednesday blamed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior leaders for allowing boozy government parties that broke the U.K.’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and while Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the breach, he insisted he would not resign. Revelations that Johnson and his staff repeatedly flouted restrictions they imposed on the country in 2020 and 2021 have fueled outrage in Britain and led to calls from opponents for John
Children across the globe and Canada who used online educational technology during the pandemic had their personal data secretly harvested and sent to advertising companies, according to a new report published by Human Rights Watch. According to the report, these online educational products had the capacity to monitor children and collect data on "who they are, where they are, what they do in the classroom, who their family and friends are, and what kind of device their families could afford for
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office released an economic outlook Wednesday saying that high inflation will persist into next year, likely causing the federal government to pay higher interest rates on its debt. The nonpartisan agency expects that the consumer price index will rise 6.1% this year and 3.1% in 2023. This forecast suggests that inflation will slow from current annual levels of 8.3%, yet it would still be dramatically above a long-term baseline of 2.3%. The 10-year esti
A Montreal man accused of viciously beating a 10-year-old girl who was walking home from school in mid-March should be found not criminally responsible for his actions due to a mental illness, according to a psychiatric report filed Wednesday. The report says Tanvir Singh, 21, could not understand the consequences of his actions or tell right from wrong on March 15 when he assaulted the girl on du Tricentenaire Boulevard in the neighbourhood of Pointe-aux-Trembles. Lawyers have asked the court t
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Indigenous people are justified in still feeling angry following the discovery of 215 suspected graves at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. He made the comments in Vancouver a day after he faced angry chants during a ceremony in Kamloops Monday marking one year since the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc announced the discovery.
Nova Scotia is reporting 13 deaths caused by COVID-19 for the seven-day period ending May 23. Nova Scotia health authority labs confirmed 1,584 new cases of the virus that week, an average of 226 new cases a day, according to a news release from the province Thursday. There were 40 new hospitalizations as the result of the virus for that seven-day period. The number of new cases continues to decline, along with the number of hospitalizations, the release said. The province said hospitalizations
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children, officials said, in the deadliest U.S. school shooting in nearly a decade. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.