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Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles starting this month, as it moves ahead with using only cameras in its safety and driver-assistant features. Tesla vehicles now have 12 ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and short-range sound sensors are mainly used in parking applications and to detect close objects. Tesla last year started dropping radar sensors amid a chip shortage.
Being resilient during an extreme weather event involves a personal plan to get through the first 72 hours, a check on neighbours and better land-use planning, says Eddie Oldfield, the lead for QUEST Canada, a non-profit organization that helps communities get to net zero.
A group home centre for youth in Fort Smith, N.W.T., is set to close its doors. The Trailcross Treatment Centre takes in youth aged 12 to 18 from all over the Northwest Territories. But in recent years, the eight-bed facility has only been operating at between 10 and 15 per cent capacity, according to Kristy Jones, the executive director of child, family and community wellness with the territorial government. "We felt the need to pause, and to do a comprehensive assessment at this point in time,
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Tuesday some Western ministers avoided a so-called family photo of participants at climate talks in Kinshasa because they were uncomfortable with the presence of Russia's representative. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered relations with the West, complicating international efforts to cooperate on global crises like climate change. Some European delegates were notably absent from the flag-decked stage.
Nova Scotia has declared a state of emergency for parts of the province most affected by post-tropical storm Fiona, as more military personnel are called in to help with restoration and cleanup. John Lohr, the minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office, requested additional support Wednesday from the Canadian Armed Forces. A news release said the state of emergency allows military members to assist with civilian duties like road work, including flagging and signage, in areas where
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The number of murders reported in the United States rose last year, the FBI said on Wednesday, but it warned that a change in its data collection methods meant that its tally excluded the nation's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles. Although the new report shows that overall violent crime decreased by about 1% in 2021 and the statistics are still incomplete, experts said the bureau's findings show that violent crime remains a significant problem in America. "Violent crime, and specifically gun crime, continues to be a huge challenge for our nation," former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters on a call organized by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Home buyers Kriti Bhardwaj and Sachin Advani have been looking for a home in Toronto for several years, and they say they've noticed a slowdown in the market that's given buyers a leg up.
The leader of the controversial Diagolon movement will be back in a Saskatoon court later this week for a bail hearing, after making his first court appearance on multiple gun-related charges in Saskatoon provincial court on Monday. Jeremy MacKenzie, 26, was charged in July with assault, pointing a firearm, use of a restricted weapon in a careless manner and mischief during an incident last November near Viscount, Sask. — a community about 75 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon. He was arrested la
Alberta will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to regulate the use of psychedelic drugs for people in therapy, the province announced Wednesday. Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis also introduced new rules to limit who can prescribe high-potency drugs to people with difficult-to-treat opioid addictions. The changes are aimed at protecting the public, ensuring that patients receive high standards of care and preventing risky drugs from inadvertently ending up on th
Halifax Regional Police are now calling the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy "suspicious" seven months after he was reported missing. In a release sent out Wednesday, authorities said they are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Devon Sinclair Marsman. Marsman was last seen the week of Feb. 21 and was reported missing on March 4. Investigators in HRP's criminal investigation division said in the release, "Devon's disappearance is suspicious and that there are people who have informa
Canadian musicians share the impact country music legend Loretta Lynn had on their own music. Lynn, who passed away at age 90, was famous for her frank songs about life and love, and paved the way for other women in country music.
During question period in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Conservative MP Rachael Thomas questioned why Justin Trudeau's government did "nothing" despite learning of sexual assault allegations against members of Team Canada. In response, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "like we're seeing with Hockey Quebec, saying they're not going to engage with Hockey Canada anymore — more and more organizations across this country are going to turn their back on this organization."
MALANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week. The overcrowded stadium in Malang in Indonesia's East Java province descended into chaos after police fired tear gas to disperse agitated fans who had poured on to the pitch at the end of the match. Authorities have put the latest death toll at 131.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were told Wednesday about the formation and actions of a paramilitary group the government says trained as part of the scheme. Assistant Attorney General Bill Rollstin presented the Wolverine Watchmen as a gang and said in his opening statements in Jackson County Circuit Court that its purpose “was to target law enforcement for violent action.” Jo
A salvo of seven Russian missiles hit a residential area of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday morning. The city is near the front lines of Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russian forces.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Common sense more than any campaign strategy dictated that Adam Laxalt not trumpet his own military service in Nevada’s sometimes-heated Republican Senate primary. After all, the ex-attorney general, who served as a Navy judge advocate general in Iraq, was running against retired Army Capt. Sam Brown, a war hero who was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and whose badly scarred face serves as a more powerful reminder of his sacrifice than his Purple Heart. But with
RCMP say a man arrested Saturday after a residential fire in Bible Hill, N.S., also turned out to be a suspect in two arsons from 2018 and 2021. The 43-year-old Bible Hill man now faces three counts of arson in connection with the incidents, including Saturday's fire on Wild Chance Drive. RCMP said in a news release the home was a total loss. No one was home at the time of the fire. The accused was arrested at a home on nearby Andy's Avenue after officers followed what appeared to be a "fresh tr
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
Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco says Canada is not doing enough to protect animals and plants that are risk of going extinct. In his fall audits, DeMarco particularly calls out Fisheries and Oceans Canada for putting economic interests ahead of biodiversity protection in deciding which species to list as needing protection.