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Olympic champion sprinter Bruny Surin is Canada's Olympic chef de mission for Paris 2024. He talks to The National's Ian Hanomansing about his legendary 1996 gold medal win in the 4x100-metre relay, as well as his upcoming return to the Olympics.
The days of chancing it and taking a trip to K-country without a Kananaskis Conservation Pass are over soon. After a year-long grace period, the province is gearing up to implement enforcement in the coming weeks, with fines in store for those who didn't purchase a single day, multi-day or annual pass. Alberta Parks hasn't issued a single infraction ticket since implementing the pass back in June 2021. But they have been doing educational compliance checks at random trailheads. "Compliance overa
A series of dangerous thunderstorms rolled through southern Ontario on Saturday, leaving one person dead in Peel Region and another dead in Brant County.
More than 80 per cent of COVID-related deaths in Canada's first wave happened in long-term care homes. And now a new coroner's report out of Quebec paints a devastating picture of how things unfolded at one of the hardest-hit residences. As Dan Spector tells us, the hope is the lessons learned during the first wave will help improve seniors' care across the country.
Canoe sprinter Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ont., opened her World Cup season tying for a silver medal in the women's C1 200-metre A final on Sunday in Racice, Czech Republic. The reigning world champion crossed the finish line in 45.19 seconds along with Wenjun Lin of China behind winner Yarisleidis Duboys of Cuba (45.08). Edmonton's Sophia Jensen was sixth of nine finishers in 46.12. Vincent is preparing to defend her world title at this year's event Aug. 3-7 in Dartmouth, N.S. "I really feel
North-east Bangladesh's worst floods in nearly 20 years began receding on Sunday, but rescue workers were struggling to help millions marooned by extreme weather across the region that has killed around 60 people.
LONDON (AP) — Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min finished the Premier League season tied as the top scorers on Sunday with 23 goals. Salah has now captured the Golden Boot on three occasions — as the outright winner in the 2017-18 season and sharing the award twice, in 2018-19 and this season. It is the first time Son has topped the scoring chart. Both players scored on the final day. Salah netted Liverpool's second goal in the 3-1 win over Wolverhampton and Son had a double in Tottenham's 5-0 vict
Tom McLeod, an Inuvialuk and Gwich'in storyteller from Aklavik, N.W.T., and Inuit TV co-CEO Lucy Qavavauq, are ready to bring more Inuktut and Inuit-centric television programming into people's homes. "Inuit TV network is really important because it's a space for Inuit to see themselves on television. It's a space to hear our languages … where Inuit can create whatever content we want," said McLeod. McLeod is a filmmaker who has worked as a radio personality, produced TV for the Inuvialuit Commu
The City of Edmonton is considering turning a chunk of 102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton into a pedestrian-focused corridor. The possibility of banning vehicles on the stretch of 102nd Avenue, from 99th to 103rd Street, is discussed in a new city report. That portion of 102nd Avenue has been closed for LRT construction, but the current plan is to eventually reopen one lane to eastbound vehicle traffic. One community group hopes the space could become a space for walking, chairs and tables, and pos
NORWICH, England (AP) — Tottenham clinched Champions League qualification with a 5-0 win over relegated Norwich in the last round of the Premier League on Sunday. Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski both scored twice and Harry Kane got the other goal as Spurs finished fourth, two points ahead of Arsenal, which defeated visiting Everton 5-1. Coach Antonio Conte’s team really only needed a point to be sure of finishing ahead of its crosstown rival on account of Spurs’ superior goal difference, but
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan secured its first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday with a 3-0 win at Sassuolo. The city of Milan is already swarming with a sea of celebrating red-and-black fans. Thousands of fans had started gathering in Milan's Piazza del Duomo, in front of the iconic cathedral, even before the Rossoneri clinched its 19th scudetto. And it was the man who thrives in the big occasions who helped Milan do it, as veteran forward Olivier Giroud scored twice to set his side on the way to th
The body of a teenage girl who fell into a river in the Laurentians two weeks ago has been found, provincial police say. First responders were called around 9 a.m. Sunday after someone spotted the body in the waters of the Rivière du Nord, in Piedmont, Que, the Sûreté du Québec said in a statement. Police later confirmed the body they recovered was that of the girl that went missing in the same river on May 12 in Sainte-Adèle. The teenager, whose identity and age has not been made public, was st
Canadian Blood Services is feeling the strain when it comes to collecting blood donations, platelets and plasma. The sudden decrease in donors is concerning many, including a local Regina woman, who was recently diagnosed with a blood disorder. Taz Dhaliwal has the story.
Ontario reported at least 809 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday, down by more than 300 from Saturday and down by 215 from a week earlier. However, more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit their data, as happens occasionally on the weekend, so the number is anticipated to be higher. Of those in hospital, 152 required intensive care — a decrease of eight from the previous day's total — and 72 patients needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The province reported at least 1,05
Three people are dead after a powerful storm tore through the Ottawa-Gatineau region Saturday afternoon, knocking down trees and hydro poles, damaging vehicles and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. In Gatineau, Que., a 51-year-old woman died when her boat capsized on the Ottawa River in the city's Masson-Angers sector, police told Radio-Canada. The woman fell in the water and was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. In Ottawa, one person died in the cit
The Vancouver Police Department says an attack on an 87-year-old Chinatown resident on Friday morning appears to be racially motivated. According to police, the senior was out for a morning walk and was standing near a bus stop close to the intersection of Pender Street and Columbia Street when a man came up to him around 11:40 a.m. PT Friday. The suspect allegedly made racist comments and bear-sprayed the senior in the face. The suspect then ran away, while nearby business staff and passersby h
Here's the latest for Monday May 23rd: Biden says recession in US not inevitable; Biden also says everybody should be concerned about monkeypox; Polish President addresses Ukrainian parliament; Military brings baby formula shipment to US.
TOKYO (Reuters) -President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater U.S. economic engagement with the Indo-Pacific, facing criticism even before the programme is announced that it will offer scant benefit to countries in the region. On the second leg of his first Asia trip as president, Biden is to meet with leaders of Japan, India and Australia, the "Quad," another cornerstone of his strategy to push back against China's expanding influence. Biden meet with Japanese business leaders, including the president of Toyota Motor Corp, at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo shortly after arriving, said a person familiar with the matter.
Helicopter footage shows the aftermath of Saturday's storm in parts of Ontario and Quebec. In Ottawa, tens of thousands are still without power.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Poland's president traveled to Kyiv to support the country's European Union aspirations, becoming the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the start of the war. Lawmakers gave a standing ovation to President Andrzej Duda, who thanked them for the honor of speaking where “the heart of a free, independent and democratic Ukraine beats." Duda received more applause when he said that to end the