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Despite pandemic restrictions, businesses were able to get more out of patio season over the past two years, as the city allowed restaurants to take over sidewalks while dining rooms were restricted or closed. "Now it's something people expect, you expect to go somewhere and sit out on a patio," said Home and Away Event and Marketing Manager Allana Jalkotzy. As indoor dining returns, the city has tweaked its patio guidelines to maintain streetside dining options, and allow for more accessibility
Two sisters visiting Newfoundland unable to find a rental car have decided to go for the next best thing: renting a U-Haul moving van to tour the island. Gail Bridgeman, who lives in Australia, and Karen Burke of Ontario had their trip to Newfoundland booked for over six months before arriving. However, a mix-up with their rental car provider left them without a vehicle. "I thought everything was fine, then I got back some information saying our car was available months ahead of the expected dat
For the first time, a free shuttle bus service will ferry nature lovers to some of the most popular spots in Gatineau Park during the summer. Saturday marked the start of the pilot project, which will run every weekend until Aug. 28. Regular shuttles have operated every fall for a three-week period, and that will still continue. "We're making Gatineau Park more accessible, more equitable for people who either don't own a private car or don't have access to one or don't want to drive," said Tobi
Protesters at a Montreal abortion rights rally in solidarity with Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court say they fear the decision will lead to a rise in anti-abortion sentiment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Hundreds of Quebecers of all ages gathered outside the Montreal courthouse Sunday afternoon amid sweltering heat, carrying signs that said, "Solidarity and rage," "My body, my choice" and "Access to abortion is a human right." Law student Cele
JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. The 85-year-old woman has lived on 7 acres of that land since she and her late husband, Paul, built a house there 50 years ago. They raised four children there and welcomed multiple generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including some who lived right next door. “You can see
G7 leaders have announced they will phase out or ban the import of Russian coal and oil in response to that country's war with Ukraine. At their summit in southern Germany, the leaders say they’ve promised immediate action to counter the rising cost of oil, but say they will not compromise their climate goals.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to speak in the next few weeks, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday, citing growing convergence among NATO and G7 members about the challenge China poses. The Group of Seven rich democracies will address China's non-market economic practices, its approach to debt and its human rights actions in a communique on Tuesday, while a NATO strategic concept to be released later this week would address China in "ways that are unprecedented," he said.
Tens of thousands of tickets related to street sweeping were handed out to Calgarians this year. A total of 30,192 tickets were handed out between April 18 and June 22 in connection with street cleaning operations, according to the Calgary Parking Authority. The fines associated with those tickets range from $80 to $120, depending on when the ticket is paid. Chris McGeachy, spokesperson for the City of Calgary, said while the main part of street sweeping operations in communities wrapped up last
A new study into British Columbia's iconic but endangered southern resident orcas found that the animals have for years faced diet deficiencies — getting 17 per cent less food than what they need. The killer whales' ongoing malnourishment could help shine light on why they haven't been able to rebuild their population, according to the study's lead author, Fanny Couture, with UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. "There is this big question of trying to understand why this population can
North Korea has accused the United States of setting up a military alliance like NATO in Asia, saying the unwavering U.S. aim to oust North Korea's government compelled it to develop stronger defences. The North Korean criticism comes amid concern it could be preparing its first nuclear test in five years and after a recent agreement between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden to deploy more U.S. weapons if deemed necessary to deter the North.
LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will leave his role as technical and performance adviser at the Premier League club this week. Cech's departure was announced Monday in the latest change under Chelsea's new ownership, which recently said sporting director Marina Granovskaia is also moving on. “With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside,” said Cech, who spent 11 seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge before taking the advisory role in 201
HALIFAX — All Nova Scotians aged 50 and older will be able to access second COVID-19 boosters by next week, though public health recommends people under 70 wait until the fall before getting another shot. The province decided to expand booster dose eligibility on July 8 to people aged 50 to 69 because some Nova Scotians had been asking for a fourth dose, deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Shelley Deeks told reporters Monday. "Public health is recommending that people in this age group ac
Remy was interviewing with a video game company when he asked the obvious question: would he need to learn French to work in Quebec? Remy wasn't from the province and didn't speak the language. The company, like many of the major players in Canada's video game industry, was based in Quebec. "[So I asked], is that going to be a problem?" Remy said. (Remy is not his real name. CBC News is protecting his identity because he fears work reprisals for speaking publicly.) "I was assured that all meetin
Ukraine is waging a people's war, fought away from front lines by self-starting networks of donors and volunteers in Kyiv.
One person is dead after a vehicle left the road in Murray River, P.E.I., Monday morning. RCMP Sgt. Shaun Coady said police were called to the scene by a passing motorist at about 7:30 a.m. Coady said the car left the road on Route 4, between routes 24 and 17, and crashed into a wooded area. "The driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and died at the scene," he said. "We're trying to determine any factors that may have come into play to cause the vehicle to leave the roadway, whether sp
Homeowners in one eastern Ontario township are taking issue with the arrival of short-term rentals in their riverside community. Residents in East Hawkesbury, Ont., approximately an hour's drive east of downtown Ottawa, have brought their concerns to the local council, calling for rules that would manage Airbnb properties and others like them. "These homes were built for families, not for Airbnb. I mean, what do they contribute to the neighborhood?" said Jennifer Brennan, who's lived in the area
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched in the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, near where leaders of the Group of Seven countries are meeting, demanding action on climate change. Leaders of the G7 - the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan - started a three-day summit on Sunday at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian mountains, set to be dominated by the war in Ukraine. Under a banner reading "Global Justice, Saving Climate Instead of Arming" several speakers addressed a crowd of protesters, calling for more action to fight climate change.
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the governor’s office last year when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Hochul is hoping to become the first woman to win election to the New York governor’s office this fall, but first she needs to overcome
Premier Doug Ford got some assistance from Toronto Mayor John Tory while defending his decision to appoint his nephew, a rookie MPP, to a cabinet position. Both Ford and Tory say Michael Ford has the qualifications needed for the post and should be given the chance to prove himself. Matthew Bingley reports.
HALIFAX — A high-profile sex scandal involving Prince Andrew is prompting a school in Dartmouth, N.S., to change its name. As of Aug. 1, Prince Andrew High School will be renamed Woodlawn High School, to reflect the name of the street and subdivision where the school is located. The school was named after Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born, but a recent sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein led the school to distance itself from the royal. Andr