VANCOUVER — Two women who were sheltering in tents on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a court challenge of an order to dismantle the street encampment. A petition for judicial review filed to the B.C. Supreme Court argues the city's fire chief made the order without procedural fairness to those living on Hastings Street. The city's fire chief issued the order July 25, saying the tents posed an extreme fire and safety risk. The petition, filed last week by law firm Arvay Finlay on beh
JAKARTA (Reuters) -It was the closing stages of the match, a soccer derby in Indonesia's East Java province, and 29-year-old spectator Ahmad Nizar Habibi said he had a gut feeling things were about to turn ugly. "I wanted to leave, but suddenly I heard explosions," he said, describing rounds of tear gas fired as Saturday's night-time match ended and fans invaded the field, angered by the home team's loss. The chaos that erupted in the soccer-mad Southeast Asian country left 125 dead and more than 400 injured, plunging a sleepy town on the main island of Java into shock and mourning.
The cost of gas is rising across Canada, especially in British Columbia, due to a number of factors including the closure of refineries in the United States for annual maintenance. But experts say consumers could see some relief soon.
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MONTREAL — Here are the latest details from Quebec's provincial election (all times eastern): 8 p.m. Polling stations across Quebec are now closed, capping off a five-week election campaign. François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec has maintained a solid lead in opinion polling throughout the campaign, with the latest Leger survey placing the party more than 20 percentage points ahead of its closest rival. The Quebec Liberals, Québec solidaire, the Parti Québécois and the Conservative Party of
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With auto thefts in and around Toronto on the rise, you might be wondering if your car could be a target. Indeed, an investigation by CBC Toronto found car thefts are up nearly 45 per cent in the city compared to last year — with three months still to go in 2022 — and up 54 per cent in Peel Region as of Aug. 31. That's on top of carjackings, which in Toronto are up 209 per cent from 2021 so far this year. So what vehicles are thieves targeting and what can you do to stop them? CBC Toronto put to
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Orlene weakened into a tropical depression as it crawled farther inland, dumping heavy rains across parts of western and central Mexico on Monday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Orlene had made landfall from the Pacific Ocean earlier in the day as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening into a tropical storm. At 4:00 p.m. Central Time (2100 GMT), the Miami-based NHC said Orlene was packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56 km/h) as it inched north-northeast at 9 mph.
It's been more than a year-and-a-half since Jana William's remains were found near the Red River at Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg — and her family is still looking for answers. Police declared 28-year-old Jana's death a homicide in March 2021. Charlene Williams, Jana's mom, said she hasn't heard from the detective on her daughter's case since May last year. "I'm mad about it. It's like they don't even care about what's going on with our people, our women and children. They're not doing nothing, they
The Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) failed to elect any candidates to the National Assembly Monday but its leader, Éric Duhaime, appeared cheerful and determined as he spoke to supporters in the Quebec City region. The party managed to increase its vote share from 1.4 per cent in 2018 to a projected 13.1 per cent, putting it within two percentage points of the Official Opposition Liberals. "This is a guy smiling here," he said from a hotel in Lac-Delage, Que., a small municipality just outsid
CHARLOTTETOWN — Residents of Prince Edward Island say they're growing exhausted, anxious and cold as thousands remain without power nine days after post-tropical storm Fiona swept through the region. Kylee Graham, who hasn't had power at her Charlottetown apartment since 1 a.m. on Sept. 24., says life is increasingly difficult as she copes with cooling temperatures and a lack of heat or light. The 26-year-old is also a volunteer with the Charlottetown Mutual Aid, and says she is encountering sen
Calgary property sales cooled in September by nearly 12 per cent when compared with last year, but the market for more affordable housing options is making gains, the Calgary Real Estate Board said Monday. Demand for detached housing slowed for the sixth month in a row, CREB said in a report on September's sales, and the decline is being attributed to a narrowing segment of the market: homes priced around $500,000. A "significant" reduction in supply has left few options for potential purchasers
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The Quebec Liberal Party has lost some seats but will return to the Quebec National Assembly as Official Opposition. Leader Dominique Anglade faced a tight race in her own Montreal riding of Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in Monday's provincial election but was elected by just over 2,700 votes. With 99.9 per cent of polls reporting, the Liberals are leading or elected in 21 ridings, the majority of which are in the Montreal area. In 2018, the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) won 32 seats — a historic low for
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the U.S. territory of Guam and beyond. The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration by North Korea this year as it ramps up missile tests in its push to build a full-fledged nuclear arsenal that viably threatens U.S. allies and the American
Indigenous people continue to be overrepresented in Canada's correctional institutions. Fighting against these statistics in Saskatoon is STR8UP, a group for ex-inmates who gather to support each other, try to heal generations of trauma, and rebuild their lives.
QUEBEC — Fresh off his landslide electoral victory, Premier François Legault has a new mission: forming his next cabinet. And the leader of the re-elected Coalition Avenir Québec has many new faces to choose from. With all polls reporting, the CAQ won in 90 ridings of Quebec's 125 ridings. The party had 76 seats when the legislature was dissolved before the campaign. Meanwhile, the Liberals hung on to official Opposition status, with leader Dominique Anglade winning her Montreal riding. The part
The Windsor-Detroit tunnel bus is back as of Nov. 20, according to the City of Windsor's website. The cross-border service, which is provided by Transit Windsor, has been cancelled since the pandemic began. Transit Windsor had said it will resume tunnel bus service to Detroit as soon as it's feasible, now that the federal government has lifted the ArriveCan requirement at the border. The city's website says that special events service on the tunnel bus is suspended until further notice. The sche
Winnipeg police have stopped an attempt to enlarge an encampment on the front lawn of the Manitoba legislature. Two teepees were previously set up on the lawn, and protesters were trying to bring in poles to build another one. Dozens of police officers stood in a row near the entrance to the grounds and turned back a man who tried to carry in one pole. Another pole that had been brought in earlier was removed by a protester after a conversation with police. The encampment is one of two that have