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On a sunny morning in West Vancouver, about a dozen people of all ages stand on a street corner waving big orange election signs with the name of documentary filmmaker and climate activist Avi Lewis written in big white letters, as cars and buses honk while they drive by. Lewis and his supporters are making one of their final pushes to get out the vote for the NDP in one of the wealthiest ridings in the country, where the New Democrat pitch to tax the ultra-rich is a hard sell. The NDP has never
Despite a return to red carpets and theatre premieres, the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival was anything but normal. For an event renowned for its unique ability to generate buzz among its huge audience — the largest for a public film festival in the world — there were few communal events to point to this year. Instead, emphasis was on the hybrid, digital side of TIFF, which led to many moviegoers participating from home. So in place of compiling the most exciting in-person events, enter
Mayor Matheson congratulated the Duck Derby committee on their work for the 2021 Duck Derby. He said, “Lumsden looked very good yesterday. Lots of people smiling and lots of people from out of town. I had lots of very good comments. The Shriners couldn’t get over how good Lumsden was.” He said the parade was great and suggested the town send a note to the Derby committee thanking them for their work. Council agreed and made motioned to do so. The town’s webpage also noted their commendations on
Recent developments: Health experts cautiously optimistic school will stay open during fourth wave. Musicians welcome back return of live music. Ottawa reported 62 more COVID-19 cases and one death on Sunday. What's the latest? Several Ottawa-area health experts remain cautiously optimistic schools won't close during the pandemic's fourth wave as COVID-19 infections and outbreaks caused by the contagious delta variant climb. As of Sunday, there were nine active outbreaks in schools and other chi
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17.8 million jackpot in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw's guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Sept. 22 will be an estimated $21 million. The Canadian Press
PARIS (AP) — One slept on the streets of Paris, the other in a massive makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other, but they share a fear-driven past: escaping their homeland on foot, bus, train or ferry and landing in a new country where they had no rights, not even the right to stay. Years later, the men live in France legally, one working as
MANILA (Reuters) -Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with China. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban Party, days after a rival faction nominated Duterte's long-time aide, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippine-senator-first-declare-2022-run-presidency-2021-09-08, as its presidential candidate. That faction nominated Duterte for vice president, a move that critics called a cynical ploy by Duterte to retain power.
LGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to the queer community during the election campaign. According to recent statistics, Canada is home to more than one million people who identify as LGBTQ. Despite the national queer population being almost equal to the entire population of Saskatchewan, their issues and rights haven't been reflected proportionately in the party platforms, the Saskatchewan community members say. Raylee Perkins, a queer educa
After a long hiatus, live performances have rekindled what singer-songwriter Julie Corrigan loves about making music, and this month has been full of gigs. "I'd forgot how much I loved playing. ... The crowds are just so appreciative of the live shows," said the Ottawa native. "I'm just trying to get as much stuff done and play as many shows as I can before we have to go into another lockdown." You can't blame Corrigan for trying to maximize stage time. Before the pandemic, she hosted a monthly
The petition says that because the RM has taken steps toward construction of a new RM shop, including a resolution to acquire lands in Raymore and approval of an associated site recommendation report that the signatories are petitioning the RM to hold a referendum to submit the matter to the voters for approval or rejection. “Should the Rural Municipality of Mount Hope No. 279 proceed with further steps toward the construction of a new municipal shop?” The move comes the day after the RM put not
At Laval's Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital, Dr. Joseph Dahine says all eight patients in his intensive care unit with COVID-19 on Friday were unvaccinated or not adequately vaccinated. Their average age is around 40 years old. "They're sick, they have very damaged lungs, they require ventilator support, most of them are intubated," said Dahine, an intensive care specialist at the hospital, which was operating at 131 per cent as of Saturday afternoon. An unabated staffing shortage has left many emergen
Why did The Ottawa Hospital apologize to some of its employees? What industry do residents want the City of Ottawa to regulate more closely? And what issue is the chief in Kitigan Zibi hoping federal party leaders unite to solve? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of the quiz widget to expand it.
Michel Dubois has packed his bags, even though his planned trip to Cuba is still more than two months away. That's because the retired TV cameraman and editor from Saint-Jérome, Que., is eager for a break from the monotony of pandemic life. "After a year and a half of sitting in front of my TV and computer, it's time to move on," said Dubois, 70, who plans to do some scuba diving and enjoy the sun. Trips like the one Dubois has booked are giving airlines and tour operators something to look forw
To get back onto campus, Canadian post-secondary students are coming face-to-face with new COVID-19 vaccination policies — many only announced or confirmed by school officials in recent weeks. Policies vary between institutions, ranging from full mandates requiring verified proof-of-vaccination to campus-wide rapid testing with exemptions for those fully vaccinated. And, what's greeting students as they head in for their lectures and labs also differs by school. While some systems are being prai
Secrets are a driving force in Samuel Martin's fast-paced thriller When the Dead are Razed. His central character, Teffy Byrne, is a St. John's journalist who needs to keep silent to protect herself and her partner. She's trying to learn the secret of the deceased Teresa Squires, who has left a coded message in a journal. But Martin struggled, as a mainlander now living in the United States, to write about the place and its residents. Born in Belleville and raised in Weslemkoon Lake country in e
The sounds of hammers, saws and drills fill the air in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation as construction workers are busy getting the foundations ready for a handful of new housing units on the First Nation next door to Kenora, Ont. The new homes, expected to be completed by this fall, will help get 10 to 12 families off the First Nation's housing wait list, according to Chief Chris Skead. It's a significant step forward, thanks largely to the federal government's rapid housing initiative, but the chief s
Saturday saw the return of some of Vancouver's most familiar arts and sports events, with attendees required to show proof of vaccination as the city continues to go through a fourth wave of COVID-19. Vancouver Coastal Health saw 83 new cases of the virus on Friday, with more than 1,000 active cases recorded for the region. But with more than 80 per cent of Vancouverites age 12 and above double-vaccinated, and vaccine cards required to enter ticketed events, it was a day of cautious optimism for
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SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia on Sunday defended its decision to ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines and opt instead for an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, saying it had flagged its concerns to Paris months ago. Canberra's move enraged Paris, triggering an unprecedented diplomatic crisis that analysts say could do lasting damage to U.S. alliances with France and Europe. It has also riled China, the major rising power in the Indo-Pacific region.
Several Ottawa-area health experts remain cautiously optimistic schools won't close during the pandemic's fourth wave as COVID-19 infections and outbreaks caused by the contagious delta variant climb. As of Saturday, there were eight active outbreaks in schools and other child-care settings in Ottawa. While 81 per cent of eligible Ottawans are fully immunized against COVID-19, doctors and epidemiologists say to prevent closures that proved inescapable during the last school year, the number will