After a tornado ripped through Bruce Pit off-leash dog park in 2018 the woodland is lush with new growth, and it provides a good example of what derecho-ravaged forests on other National Capital Commission (NCC) land will likely look like in a few years. But not all of the work done in Bruce Pit these last four years, or in NCC-owned Pine Grove and Pinhey Forest after the derecho in May, are ecological best practices, according to an urban forestry expert with the University of British Columbia.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Inter-American Development Bank's board of directors voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend firing President Mauricio Claver-Carone after an independent ethics investigation found misconduct, three sources familiar with the vote said. The recommendation throws the final decision regarding Latin America's largest development bank to its senior-most body, the board of governors, which will vote from Friday through Tuesday, one of the sources said. Claver-Carone did not immediately respond to a phone call or text message seeking comment.
HALIFAX — Post-tropical storm Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in the Maritimes and forced towns in Cape Breton and on Newfoundland's southwestern coast to declare states of emergency on Saturday. Officials in Port aux Basques, N.L., say homes were washed into the sea. Here is some of the reaction: Rene Roy, editor of the weekly newspaper in Port aux Basques: "Lower Water Street is devastated with damage .... There are homes gone. There are homes in the street .... The RCMP
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe added another fine solo goal to his collection and Olivier Giroud moved closer to France's scoring record as the defending World Cup champions beat Austria 2-0 in the Nations League on Thursday. Mbappe skipped past three defenders before drilling in his 28th international goal in the 56th minute, before Giroud celebrated his recall by heading powerfully in from Antoine Griezmann's cross 10 minutes later to move onto 49 goals — two behind Thierry Henry's national record
Powerful winds from post-tropical storm Fiona blasted Sydney, Nova Scotia, as the storm made landfall. Arlene Grafilo had to take shelter at a local hockey arena with her husband and two children after a tree crashed down on the duplex where they live, trapping them in the basement apartment.
Ottawa police say they are reviewing exactly what happened when a social media post about the murders of women this year was edited to remove the word "femicide." On Sept. 16, Ottawa police posted a bulletin about five recent homicides of women and how they shared similarities. "The women were all victims of femicide," the bulletin read. "In each case, men are facing charges." Then minutes later, the post was once again published on the force's social media feeds, but this time, the word "femici
With the window for commercial sockeye salmon fishing on B.C.'s Fraser River set to close, fishermen are grappling with a shrinking industry and preparing for the federal government's license buyback program, which aims to reduce the number of boats on the water.
He's only been riding his motorcycle for a few months, but Marshall McNaughton has already seen how dangerous it can be. "A lot of people are distracted and are just trying to go to work," he says. "They're not thinking about the big picture. They just look at you as an object. When I'm going to work or just go for a little ride, you have to keep your head on a swivel because people are very dangerous." McNaughton has seen things that people do behind the wheel. "They're on their phones, changin
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to let a cabinet order enforcing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements at the Canadian border expire at the end of this month. The decision was confirmed by two senior government sources, who spoke to The Canadian Press on the condition they not be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The change will also bring an end to COVID-19 border testing, which is currently mandatory for unvaccinated international travellers and
Officials are urging people in Atlantic Canada in the path of Hurricane Fiona to make emergency preparations, including having enough food and water on hand for several days.
CBC News is offering updates on Hurricane Fiona on local CBC.ca sites and CBC Radio One. As well, a special extended version of Atlantic Tonight on Saturday at 7 p.m. AT and Sunday at 6 p.m. AT will include complete coverage of Hurricane Fiona and the aftermath from around the region. The morning after Hurricane Fiona left a trail of downed trees and wires across Prince Edward Island, Islanders and tourists alike were telling stories about a night they'll never forget. The ones below were shared
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden paid tribute Friday to Jacqueline Kennedy, a predecessor 60 years ago, for her pivotal role in preventing the teardown of historic buildings on iconic Lafayette Square near the White House. Biden helped the White House Historical Association, an organization that Kennedy helped spearhead, unveil a medallion of the former first lady, designed by American artist Chas Fagan in front of the association’s office on the square. The wife of President John F. Kenn
A man and a woman arrested a year ago for allegedly feeding coyotes in Vancouver's Stanley Park have been charged with four offences under the Wildlife Act and must abide by specific bail conditions as their case winds its way through provincial court. CBC News has learned that Kemthong Clasby and Terence Lee Clasby were charged on Oct. 8, 2021, under sections of the B.C. Wildlife Act related to leaving or placing attractants for dangerous wildlife. Despite trying to confirm charges over the pas
On Monday, in what seems like a scene out of a science fiction movie, NASA will slam a spacecraft into a distant asteroid to see whether it can nudge its orbit — all in an effort to test a way to protect Earth from any potential future threats. The good news is that there's no need to panic: The asteroid, which is part of a binary — or two-bodied — system, is not a threat to our planet, and there are no known ones that are headed our way for at least the next 100 years. However, space agencies l
Tens of thousands of Maritime Electric customers are without power in P.E.I. as Fiona continues to pound Atlantic Canada, with wind gusts on the Island hitting 150 km/h and almost 100 mm of rain down. A hurricane warning remains in place for all three counties in P.E.I. as well as wind and storm surge warnings, but Environment Canada lifted its rainfall warnings at about 1:30 p.m. AT. Islanders are being urged to stay at home and off the roads as the situation with Fiona continues to make ventur
RCMP seized almost 50 guns from the vehicle and home of a Calgary man who allegedly flashed a handgun during a road rage incident earlier this month. Strathmore RCMP said Friday it responded Sept. 10 to reports of an incident east of Calgary on Highway 1. The suspect's vehicle was spotted on Highway 1 near Range Road 270. RCMP arrested two men inside after initiating a high-risk traffic stop. RCMP said they searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9-mm handgun under the driver's seat and a 12-gau
An investigation is underway after Surrey RCMP say a group of men "swarmed" an officer's police cruiser in the Strawberry Hill area of Surrey earlier this month, although a number of witnesses claim the situation was instigated by the officer. The incident was captured on several videos filmed by members of the public at Surrey's Strawberry Hill Plaza on Sept. 11, just after 9 p.m., when a confrontation took place between a group of South Asian men and the police officer. Police say the officer
The owner of Fleisch Delikatessen is pushing for more action from the Edmonton Police Service after she says officers damaged her patio. Katy Ingraham said when she arrived at her restaurant on Aug. 17, a significant part of the patio was mangled. The concrete barriers surrounding the outdoor seating area had been pushed into the wooden fence and tables. Ingraham says she initially thought the damage was caused by an impaired driver and she called the police to file a report. She said the attend
Andy Francis points to the sky, where low-lying clouds race north. "See how fast they're going?" he asks. That means bad wind just behind them, quickly approaching, he explains. Francis, like so many Newfoundlanders along the island's southwestern shore, comes from a long line of fishermen — known collectively as the Port aux Basques' local meteorologists. They're used to high winds and stomach-churning waves. But what's on the way has most of them squinting in worry at the sea and sky Friday mo
According to UN Special Rapporteur, Javaid Rehman, Iran's hijab laws violate women's fundamental rights. View on euronews