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
KYIV (Reuters) -Russia pounded Ukraine with missiles and drones, killing at least 11 people, according to officials, after Western allies promised to supply tanks to help Ukraine fight Russia's invasion. Air raid alarms sounded across Ukraine on Thursday as people headed to work. In the capital, Kyiv, crowds took cover in underground metro stations.
Jason Rutledge is not one to shy away from conversation. But that's a quality you would expect from a man wearing a green hat shaped like a squid. And that's why the grocery store cashier with the huge grin and infectious laugh can often be found behind the register of the new "slow social lane" at an Edmonton Sobeys — a check-out lane where customers can take as long as they want. "I look at the time that I have with these people … our conversations, especially, are very sacred to me," Rutledge
This puppy trying to get deer to play with him will make your day. Enjoy!
ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Pakistan's generators produced more power than was required on Monday, causing voltage fluctuations that culminated in a system collapse that plunged 220 million people into darkness, an internal government document reviewed by Reuters showed. Complete grid failures are rare, and operators of modern grids count local shocks from integration of renewable energy as their primary challenge. The grid's failure plunged 220 million people into darkness for a whole day and disrupted commercial activity as outages also hit internet and mobile services.
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
After persisting into Thursday afternoon, the snowfall warning for the Ottawa-Gatineau region have ended. Earlier in the day, snowfall warnings ended in the Bancroft, Belleville, Kingston, Maniwaki, Renfrew County, Lanark County, and Prescott-Russell areas. Further east, warnings remain for the Brockville and Cornwall areas. The capital received more than 15 centimetres of snow at its main airport Wednesday. Environment Canada said some parts of the Ottawa area had 26 centimetres by late Thursda
BANGKOK (AP) — The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power, with the cultivation of poppies up by a third in the past year as eradication efforts have dropped off and the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a United Nations report released Thursday. In 2022, in the first full growing season since the military wrested control of the country from the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in 2021, Myan
When she crossed the Canadian border via Roxham Road last year, Géraldine Bertrand felt a deep sense of relief. "When I got there, I was at peace, I felt safe, it was the first time in my life that I had that feeling," she said. "It was the best day of my life. I slept like a child." From Haiti, she crossed Latin America before spending 10 months in Mexico. Her journey was full of pitfalls and memories she sometimes struggles to convey. An asylum seeker, Géraldine is focusing her energy on givin
They say you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette, but for Corrie and Jason Adamson, owners of Simpson Orchards in Leamington, Ont., a huge egg laid by one of their chickens was more than enough. The egg was almost the size of an orange — Jason said it was bigger than any egg he'd ever seen. The Adamsons said their store was slow from the snow storm on Wednesday and with their family and a few customers around, they decided to live stream themselves cracking the egg they found two weeks
66 more potential burial sites have been discovered on the grounds of St. Joseph's Mission, a former residential school in Williams Lake. Chief Willie Sellers of the Williams Lake First Nation talks to Global News Morning about the latest findings, and the next steps in the investigation.
An independent investigation into logging in the Liberian rainforest found illegal operations “on a significant scale," with multiple missteps or breaches of law by the government agency charged with protecting those forests, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press. The report was completed in 2020 but has never been made public despite activists’ calls to publish its findings, which included a recommendation that President George Weah order a special inquiry into what
Disposable cup fees could soon be headed for the garbage bin in Vancouver. Ken Sim and members of his ABC Vancouver slate, which hold the majority of seats on city council, have voiced intentions to axe the city's cup bylaw that went into effect last year. "What we've heard from the business community, and residents, is the cup fee just ain't working," said Sim at his State of the City address on Tuesday. "That it's punitive, and that's why we aim to get rid of the cup fee by the summer." Coun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance, her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles. The Grammy Museum announced Thursday that the multi-Grammy winner will have her first exhibit opening on March 4. The exhibit called “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience” will feature 40 artifacts from her personal archive in the museum's permanent Lati
More than 100 employees of seven private ambulance services are back to work, but their labour dispute is far from over. The paramedics and emergency medical responders now have a piece of legislation calling them essential workers, but they can return to the picket line again, as soon as they reach an agreement with their employer on how many people are needed to maintain a minimum standard. Whether they reach a satisfactory deal or head back to the picket line, Emily White won't stay long. "A
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California mushroom farm where four people were killed Monday had another shooting last July where one manager attempted to kill another. Court documents and a case summary from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office show California Terra Garden manager Martin Medina was charged with attempted murder after he threatened to kill the other manager and then fired a gun into the man’s trailer. The bullet went through the trailer and into a neighboring one. No one wa
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A new report says misinformation about COVID-19 contributed to more than 2,800 Canadian deaths and at least $300 million in hospital and ICU visits. The Council of Canadian Academies says misinformation led to people not believing COVID-19 was real or was exaggerated, fostering vaccine hesitancy. The study suggests the false beliefs that COVID-19 was a "hoax or exaggerated," led to at least 2.3 million people delaying or refusing to get the vaccine between March and November of 2021. The report
The number of people turning to electric vehicles may be on the rise, but a Toronto Councillor says the city needs to come up with a plan to allow people without parking lots to install their own charging locations. Matthew Bingley reports.