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A widespread power outage is affecting the Magdalen Islands and there is no word on when electricity could be restored. More than 4,000 customers lost power at about 5 p.m. Thursday when there was a malfunction at the thermal generating station. The diesel-powered plant is the only source of power for most residents and businesses. "Our teams are investigating to find the source of the outage and re-establish service as quickly as possible," said Hydro-Québec's Andréanne Jean. "Even the power st
Not only are the yellow plants safe to eat, they're also a great source of nutrition.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration has released the lease terms for offshore wind projects that would place hundreds of turbines in California's coastal waters — the first such project off the nation's Pacific coast. The two projects along the state's northern and central coasts are envisioned to generate up to 4.5 gigawatts of wind energy. That's enough to power about 1.5 million homes, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Thursday. Wind turbines could eventually cover up to
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
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voted in Lowertown, Ottawa for the Ontario provincial election Thursday evening. Trudeau says voting is important and he hopes Canadians exercise a right that is sometimes taken for granted.
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
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a pro-business billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat who sits on the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and is promising to expand spending on police, not defund them. At another time, the high-end mall and resort
Javier Cazares, whose fourth-grade daughter Jacklyn Cazares, 9, was killed in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, faulted police for a slow response and doing nothing while parents urged them to go inside. (May 26)
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
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area of Scarborough around 1 p.m. for reports of a person with a gun. According to police, multiple residents called 9-1-1 with reports of a man in his late teens or early 20s wit
GASPÉ, Que. — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says its search mission has failed to locate an endangered North Atlantic right whale that was spotted last week entangled in some type of gear east of Gaspé, Que. The 14-year-old female known as Sundog was last seen on May 19. The department says its aircraft will resume regular right whale surveillance activities but will continue to watch for the entangled whale. It says marine mammal rescue agencies will mobilize if the whale is spotted. There are ab
A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a falling tree in Hastings County on Saturday as the powerful derecho storm swept through the area, Ontario Provincial Police say. The man had gotten out of his vehicle in a remote area within the Municipality of Marmora & Lake, which is about 50 kilometres north of Belleville, Ont., when he was struck by the tree at about 3:30 p.m., according to Central Hastings OPP spokesperson Const. Barbra Hunter. He was taken to hospital by Hastings-Quinte Paramedi
Canada's delayed decision to ban Huawei Technologies Co 5G equipment is putting pressure on Ottawa to deliver on a promised Indo-Pacific strategy, and to further diversify supply chains and reduce reliance on China for things like critical minerals, which is emerging as the battleground for clean technology. Last week's decision to ban Huawei 5G gear was the last vestige of a diplomatic dispute with China that dates back to 2018. With that, Canada joined its Five-Eyes intelligence-sharing partners United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand to ban Huawei equipment over national security concerns.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Brazil great Ronaldo bought Spanish club Valladolid almost five years ago, the idea was to turn the modest side into a solid team in a glamorous top tier including his former clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona. The intention wasn't for Valladolid to play soccer in the second division — with less famous opponents like Ponferradina and Amorebieta — as happened after the northern Spain side was relegated at the end of the 2020-2021 campaign. On Sunday Valladolid can seal i
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Camille A. Brown and Kenita Miller discuss Tony nominations with Miller describing how it feels to perform while pregnant in the Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” (May 26)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweden and Finland's push to join NATO won't require adding more U.S. ground forces into either country, the U.S. general nominated to take over European Command told senators Thursday. But Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli said military exercises and occasional American troop rotations will probably increase. Cavoli, who currently serves as head of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, said the increased military focus will probably continue to be on eastern Europe — where nations are more
With two babies less than seven months apart in age, sleep is not something Courtney Sastaunik and her husband, Chris, have much time for these days. Despite all the care the two little ones need right now, the parents have been over the moon since their daughter, Kate Juli, came rushing into the world last week and completed the Regina family. Sastaunik's sister-in-law Tara Fortier was front and centre when the couple became parents once again — she was Sastaunik's surrogate, and gave birth to
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
Update May 26, 3:51 pm: About 24 hours after CBC contacted Service Canada and Citizenship and Immigration, passport officials phoned the Williams's to tell them their children's passports would be processed Thursday and ready for pick up May 30 in Surrey, in time for their Disneyland trip on June 3. Ask Barb Walter's family, and they'll tell you the 56-year-old grandmother would give anything for her loved ones. But since they found out she has terminal cancer, the family said they have been scr