Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is proposing a significant expansion at the Bay d'Espoir hydroelectric plant on Newfoundland's south coast, while not ruling out more generation projects as demand increases and concerns about Muskrat Falls persist. Hydro officials revealed details of the Crown corporation's updated reliability and resource adequacy study during a news conference in St. John's on Tuesday. At the centre of the report is a recommendation to construct an eighth generating unit at Bay
The interim leader of the province's Official Opposition is recovering from what the party is calling a "medical event." In a press release sent by the Newfoundland and Labrador PC Party on Tuesday afternoon, David Brazil said he was taken to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's early Monday morning. The release did not offer any details on the nature of the medical event. "I am in good spirits, but will need time to recover," reads Brazil's statement. "My family and I appreciate the support
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan expects China to increase its coercion and intimidation to achieve its goal of bringing the island under Beijing's control once President Xi Jinping assumes a third term in office, a senior Taiwanese minister said on Thursday. Beijing's once-in-five years leadership reshuffle is set for the Communist Party congress that starts Oct. 16, where Xi is poised to break with precedent and secure a third leadership term. China views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory and has ramped up military and political pressure to assert sovereignty claims, including staging war games near the island in August after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Ian approached last week, Jane Compton and her husband — who lost their home and possessions to the storm — found sanctuary at their Baptist church, huddling with fellow parishioners through wind, rain and worry. They prayed for the gusts to subside and for God to keep them from harm as the hurricane made landfall last Wednesday. Floodwaters swept under the pews, driving the congregation to the pulpit and further testing their faith. The intensifying storm ri
The provincial government is arguing legislation prevents a judge or administrative body from challenging the firing of a defunct Crown agency's former CEO. A decision by the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission to forward Margaret-Ann Blaney's complaint about being fired to a labour board inquiry should be quashed, said Keith Mullin, a lawyer arguing on behalf of the province in its application to prevent the complaint from going any further. Mullin argued existing legislation prevents any jud
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Two family members of a man who shot and killed his girlfriend in Surrey, B.C., have been cleared of helping him cover up the crime. Gurvinder Singh Deo and Talwinder Singh Khun Khun were found not guilty Monday of being accessories after the fact in the manslaughter of Kiran Dhesi, whose body was found on Aug. 2, 2017. Both men are related to Dhesi's killer, Harjot Singh Deo: Gurvinder is his brother and Khun Khun is part of his extended family. The body of Dhesi, who was 19 and a student at Kw
OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by federal police and Canadian businesses unless there is court authorization or input from the privacy watchdog. In a report tabled today, the committee on access to information, privacy and ethics also urges the government to develop a regulatory framework concerning uses, prohibitions, oversight and privacy of the emerging tool. Facial recognition technology can allow an image of a pe
OTTAWA — The new sport integrity commissioner needs to do a wider inquiry digging into a toxic culture of abuse in Canadian sporting organizations, federal Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge said Wednesday. With hundreds of athletes from multiple sports coming forward with allegations of physical, sexual and psychological abuse, St-Onge said clearly more needs to be done. "I think there should be (a public inquiry) and it should be conducted by the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner," St-Ong
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Though the price of food is increasing at a rate higher than general inflation in Canada, the overall trend is positive and 'we're starting to see the end of the food inflation tunnel,' says Sylvain Charlebois of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University.
Toronto ER physician Dr. Lisa Salamon says the Ontario government should focus on supporting and retaining health-care workers instead of considering privatization to solve the province's staffing crunch.
'Ring vaccination,' rather than mass vaccination used for COVID-19, is the likely way to contain monkeypox's spread in Canada, says Dr. Samir Gupta.
Canadian producer Murda Beatz discusses Canadian producing talent, how to break into an American industry, and why he sold his catalogue.
Newfoundland and Labrador is opening up eligibility for a second COVID-19 booster shot to anyone over 50, but the chief medical officer of health says there are many things to consider before getting another dose.
More than two years after its win was announced, Twillingate is finally in the throes of NHL hockeymania. In August 2020, the central Newfoundland town was named the Kraft Hockeyville 2020 champion. The win came with $250,000 for upgrades to George Hawkins Memorial Arena and $10,000 in hockey equipment donated by the NHL players' union. It also came from a visit from the Stanley Cup and an NHL exhibition game, which will take place between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators in Gander on
Ron Spreeuwenberg, CEO of Toronto-based software company HiMama, says his business is booming but it is getting harder and harder to compete with U.S. giants setting up shop in Canada because of all the technology talent here.
HALIFAX — The four daily newspapers owned by the SaltWire Network in Atlantic Canada will soon stop publishing on Mondays, though there will be digital editions. In a story published Tuesday, SaltWire said the change takes effect Oct. 17 at the Chronicle Herald in Halifax, the Cape Breton Post in Sydney, N.S., the Guardian in Charlottetown and the Telegram in St. John's, N.L. SaltWire's chief operating officer, Ian Scott, says rising costs are to blame. He says the change won't have an impact on
"My story is about the word hope," said Ivan Limas. "Because we come from a very hard environment in Mexico right now. Even though my wife and I were teachers, it was really hard to be safe there. We came here. We found hope. We found kindness within the community." Limas documented his story in photos for CBC Calgary this year as part of a focus on renting. We signed up Calgary residents — from across the city — and they worked with us to explore this common and little documented aspect of city
Gas lobbyist Dan McTeague says a tightness in supply is behind surging gas prices in Canada. 'We are looking at all-time record prices' for gas, he said.