Martine Corbeil has lived in her Montreal home since 1997 and has always parked her car in the driveway out front. But last August, she got a letter from the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. "It said that we were not allowed to park in front of our house according to this bylaw," she said. That will certainly complicate things for her — and not just because she has to carry her groceries from a curbside spot. She has an electric car and there's a charging station attached to her house s
LANSING, Mich.. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington, fighting an expensive campaign for reelection in a Michigan district that Republicans were sure they could retake. That was all a distant memory recently as Slotkin sat beaming next to Sen. Debbie Stabenow at a Lansing luncheon commemorating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Fresh off a surprisingly comfortable 5 percentage-point victory, Slotkin was eager to praise Stabenow, the d
LUNENBURG, N.S. — Another community in Nova Scotia has removed the name Cornwallis from municipal property — and the town of Lunenburg is now looking for new names from the public. Lunenburg council announced Tuesday that a street and two parks will be renamed following a recommendation from the town's anti-racism committee. The committee said changes are needed because the parks and street were originally named after former Nova Scotia governor Edward Cornwallis, who issued a "scalping proclama
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Heavy snow will slow traffic to a crawl across much of southern Quebec through Thursday morning.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration is temporarily delaying stepped-up legal protections for two imperiled species following efforts by congressional Republicans to derail the actions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it was postponing reclassification of the northern long-eared bat from “threatened” to the more severe “endangered” category until March 31. The change had been scheduled to take effect Jan. 30. On Tuesday, the service announced that new designatio
PRAGUE (AP) — A retired army general who backs military support for Ukraine and a euroskeptic billionaire who has questioned NATO's collective defense clause are contesting for the ceremonial but prestigious post of Czech president in a runoff starting Friday. Former Gen. Petr Pavel and Andrej Babis advanced to a second round of voting because none of the eight initial candidates received an absolute majority in the first round two weeks ago. The polls favor Pavel, an independent candidate who c
Nova Scotia has reported a total of 12 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, all of which are from previous reporting periods, meaning they most likely occurred within the last weeks or months. There were no new deaths for latest reporting period of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. Since March 2020, there have been 718 deaths related to the virus. The province also reported 687 new cases confirmed by PCR tests, a daily average of 98 cases. This is up from the previous reporting period, when there were 599 new cases c
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as a special representative to advise the federal government on how to better fight discrimination against the Muslim community.
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HALIFAX — Liberal Angela Simmonds says she is resigning her seat in the Nova Scotia legislature effective April 1. Simmonds, who was first elected to represent Preston in the August 2021 general election, was the first Black woman to be named deputy Speaker in Nova Scotia. In a statement released by the party today, Simmonds says she needed to step down to “stretch out the legacy of changemakers” and lift up new voices. She says she will spend the next few months with her family and community wh
OTTAWA — Key players and close watchers of Rogers Communications Inc.'s proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. shared their views on the $26-billion deal at a House of Commons committee Wednesday as Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne deliberates on its fate. Critics of the deal, including academics and competitors, used the industry and technology meeting to argue that Champagne should either block the deal entirely or impose stricter conditions on it, while also raising concer
VICTORIA — The mayor of Surrey, B.C., says the province is being "unfair" by requesting more information before it decides on the city's plan to revert to the RCMP as its police force. Brenda Locke said provincial bureaucrats were "overplaying their hand" by delaying the decision, after Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced Thursday that the director of police services wanted more details from those involved in the "unprecedented" request. Locke said the request was frustrating, but th
Geneviève Guay says she's not against the development of commercial and residential space around the soon-to-open light-rail network station on Nuns' Island in Montreal. But she is concerned about the number of people expected to move onto the island, which, she explained during a public consultation meeting Tuesday evening, doesn't have the infrastructure to handle a population boom. Nuns' Island is in the Verdun borough where the Champlain Bridge connects to the city from the South Shore. The
NEW YORK (AP) — Lloyd Morrisett, the co-creator of the beloved children's education TV series “Sesame Street,” which uses empathy and fuzzy monsters like Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Cookie Monster to charm and teach generations around the world, has died. He was 93. Morrisett’s death was announced Monday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit he helped establish under the name the Children’s Television Workshop. No cause of death was given. In a statement, Sesame Workshop hailed Morrisett as a “wise, thou
Residents along the north coast of Labrador aren't happy with the rise in the price of stove oil — which some are using as their only source of heat during the long and cold winter months. Some, who don't have wood burning stoves to supplement their heating costs, are spending between nearly $1,000 and $2,000 a month just to keep warm. The fuel is similar to that of furnace oil but is further refined in order to lower its pour point — the point at which the fuel becomes gel. Caroline Rideout, wh
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Wednesday expressing solidarity with people in Iran who have been risking imprisonment and even death to protest against the country’s theocracy. The 420-1 vote marked the latest round of international condemnation against Iran's government, which has engaged in a brutal crackdown of its citizenry since the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. “It is vital that we in the U.S. House of Representatives,
MONTREAL — Quebec's order of nurses is rejecting a recommendation to push back the date of its next licensing exam amid an ongoing investigation into why more than half of candidates failed the last sitting. The order said today that the next exam will go ahead on March 27 as scheduled, but nursing students will be given the option to wait until the next date in September if they prefer. The commissioner who oversees access to the province's professional orders said last week that it was still t
M&M's is getting slammed on Twitter after it announced on Monday that it's discontinuing its multi-coloured cast of candy spokespeople. Instead, its replacement would be the Saturday Night Live actress Maya Rudolph.