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Following the death of his mother, Vancouver filmmaker Manny Mahal realized he knew precious little about his father, particularly his life in India before he moved to Canada. He decided the best way to learn about his dad was by doing what he knew best — making a film. For My Father, which is available on CBC Gem as part of the Absolutely Canadian series, is the result of Mahal's journey to bridge the cultural gap between himself and his father. Growing up, Mahal said he was very close to his m
Charlottetown drivers should brace for disruption as soon as Tuesday on the long-awaited new roundabout that will replace five-way traffic lights at a key city intersection. That's when construction is set to start at the intersection of Belvedere Avenue, Brackley Point Road, St. Peters Road and Falconwood Drive — soon to be nicknamed "the Vogue Optical roundabout," if the corner's history has anything to do with it. "It's been talked about since about 2008 or even earlier than that," Scott Adam
Police searched a house near a popular sports complex in Surrey, B.C., the scene of a fatal triple shooting last weekend, taking one person into custody on Friday as part of the homicide investigation. The daytime attack last Saturday afternoon left two young men dead at the South Surrey Athletic Park, at 14600 20 Ave., and another is still in hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). Three men were found with gunshot wounds near a b
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The head of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority says Pearson airport has improved passenger screening times and reduced flight delays, while acknowledging more needs to be done. One expert says the improvements come too late for thousands of passengers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's nowhere near the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first launched to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems but the compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies appears on track toward Senate votes this weekend. The estimated $740 billion proposal, struck by two top negotiators, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and holdout Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democra
KEREMEOS, B.C. — Shifting wind patterns Friday put several communities in British Columbia's southern Okanagan on edge as an out-of-control wildfire forced the evacuation of the community of Olalla, while residents of the nearby village of Keremeos were told to prepare to leave. Winds in the area are known to change constantly and their unpredictability has firefighters and emergency officials preparing for the worst, said Tim Roberts, the area's elected regional director. "We are always under t
The suspect in this week's three fatal shootings in and around Montreal was released from a mental healthy facility even though a psychiatrist deemed him a "significant risk to public safety," court documents show. Those documents, which were obtained by Radio-Canada, also show that Abdulla Shaikh had been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia. Following recommendations, the Tribunal Administratif du Québec — which handles cases that are related to mental illness — ordered Shaikh to be release
Republicans have unanimously chosen Milwaukee in swing state Wisconsin to host the 2024 national convention, beating out Nashville in deep-red Tennessee. (Aug. 5)
Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro appointed two cabinet members on Saturday, a day before taking office in a bid to drive deep social and economic change. Petro appointed Irene Velez as Minister of Mines and Energy and Alfonso Prada as Interior Minister, he said on Twitter. Petro, who opposes fracking and new oil contracts in favor of moving toward renewable energy, said Velez has extensive experience in the environmental sector and will take on the "difficult task" of leading the transition towards an economy not based on extraction.
HALIFAX — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he is disappointed Nova Scotia is looking to stall on taxing carbon pollution. Guilbeault is reacting to a July 5 letter from Nova Scotia Environment Minister Tim Halman that voices concern about the province adopting a carbon tax at a time of high inflation. Halman says in the letter to Guilbeault that the federal carbon tax could add 14.4 cents per litre to the cost of gasoline in Nova Scotia starting April 1, 2023. But Guilbeault s
BERLIN (AP) — Sadio Mané scored on his league debut and Bayern Munich routed Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 to start the new Bundesliga on Friday. Jamal Musiala got two goals and Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard and Serge Gnabry also scored as Bayern showed no ill effect from Robert Lewandowski’s summer transfer to Barcelona. The sheer dominance against the team that won the Europa League last season shows why Bayern remains the firm favorite for a record-extending 11th consecutive title. The Bavarian p
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The mayor of a western Newfoundland town was relieved to learn today that the province has ordered a full environmental impact review of a proposed wind power development in her area. Stella Cornect is the mayor of Cape St. George on Newfoundland's Port au Port Peninsula, where a consortium is proposing to build a 164-turbine wind farm, along with a hydrogen and ammonia production plant in nearby Stephenville. Cornect said in an interview that residents are worried about the p
An arbitrator has issued an award that includes two raises of one per cent per year over a four-year term for members of Acadia University's faculty union. William Kaplan's award, dated July 29, followed a hearing on July 21 in Halifax. The two sides agreed to binding arbitration following acrimonious contract talks that included a month-long faculty strike earlier this year. The union was seeking a 7.6 per cent wage increase over a three-year term, while the university, citing major financial c
This parrot has something very important to share with the world - watch him as he blows kisses into the miniature microphone, and then proceed to whistle a tune with his owner. Notice how he stops at the exact moment where she needs to chime in! So precious!
BEIRUT (AP) — A ship bringing corn to Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli normally would not cause a stir. But it's getting attention because of where it came from: Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa. The Razoni, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn for chicken feed, is emerging from the edges of a Russian war that has threatened food supplies in countries like Lebanon, which has the world's highest rate of food inflation — a staggering 122% — and depends on the Black Sea region for nearly al
MONTREAL — The justice system in Quebec's northern Nunavik region should be better adapted to local culture and have a more permanent presence in the area, according to a new report. Jean-Claude Latraverse, who practiced law in the region for 20 years, wrote in his report that technology also needs to be used to improve access to justice in the region's 14 communities, none of which are accessible by road. "It is of primary importance to recognize that the system, as it currently exists, has fai
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday: ENGLAND Striker Erling Haaland is set to make his Premier League debut for Manchester City at West Ham. City will be without defender Aymeric Laporte for the start of its league title defense. Laporte had knee surgery and could be sidelined for a month. West Ham's new signings aren't ready to debut. Striker Gianluca Scamacca isn't fit enough yet and defender Nayef Aguerd has a knee injury. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been co
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Polster scored in the first half, Wilfrid Kaptoum and defender Henry Kessler added second-half scores and the New England Revolution breezed to a 3-0 victory over Orlando City SC on Saturday. Polster's netter in the 20th minute was all goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic needed for New England (7-7-9). Petrovic finished with three saves to notch a clean sheet. Kaptoum scored in the 51st minute and Kessler capped the scoring in the 75th. Kaptoum and Kessler both scored for the f
The price of gasoline and diesel oil in Nova Scotia dropped Saturday after taking a significant tumble the day before. Gasoline and diesel prices fell by nine cents and six cents per litre, respectively, as part of a weekly price adjustment on Friday. At 12:01 a.m. Saturday, those prices fell another 10 and seven cents per litre, respectively, because of "significant shifts in the market prices of gasoline and diesel oil," according to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. The minimum price