Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral took place in London on Monday, Sept. 19, with mourners paying their respects to Britain's longest-reigning monarch who died on Sept. 8 at 96. The state funeral was held after 10 official days of national mourning and started with a service at Westminster Abbey, which was attended by 2,000 guests.
The coffin, draped in the Royal Standard flag with the Imperial State Crown, which has almost 3,000 diamonds, sitting atop it as well as an orb and scepter, then made its way to Windsor Castle, where she'll be buried during a private family ceremony. Her final resting place is alongside her husband of 73 years, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021.
At least 15 prisoners were killed in a prison in the Ecuadorean city of Latacunga on Monday, Ecuador's SNAI prison agency said, and another 21 were injured in the latest incident of deadly jail violence in the Andean country. Authorities are working on identifying the bodies, officials said, while Oswaldo Coronel, governor of the Cotopaxi province, which includes Latacunga, told reporters security had been restored. "At the moment, according to the forensic information from the national police, 15 people have died (and) 21 people have been injured, of which 14 have already been evacuated to hospitals in the city of Latacunga," the governor said.
One man is dead after a fire in a six-unit seniors' home in Tyne Valley, P.E.I., Sunday morning. Four other residents were able to escape unharmed, said William Bishop, chief of the Tyne Valley Fire Department. The call came in at 8:47 a.m., he said. "When we arrived flames were coming out to the east on the front and the back of the building structure," Bishop said. The building is owned by the P.E.I. Housing Corporation. "One thing about all these seniors, they're all mobile, so we're able to
In the sole Outaouais seat change of the night, CBC projects Coalition Avenir Québec's Suzanne Tremblay will defeat Liberal incumbent Maryse Gaudreault in the Hull riding. Gaudreault had been the MNA for the riding since 2007, with the riding voting Liberal for decades. The last time a non-Liberal won the riding was in 1976 when Jocelyne Ouelette with the Parti Québécois won by just two votes. Hull comprises part of the City of Gatineau. It has a population of 79,845, with 55,645 registered vote
EDMONTON — Alberta's provincial court is getting a new name. The provincial government says the court will be renamed the Alberta Court of Justice to better represent its responsibilities. The change comes into effect on April 1, 2023. A news release says the name change was requested by the provincial court and that it better describes the relationship between citizens and the justice they seek from the court. Chief Judge Derek Redman says in the release that the trial-level court has grown in
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
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
Since the start of the pandemic, retaining a family doctor has proven difficult for many Canadians, with a rising number of professionals leaving the practice. And as Caryn Lieberman explains, the worrying impact of this shortage isn't only on the patient — it's also on the health-care system.
Windsor hasn't had a municipal election with a voter turnout higher than 40 per cent in more than a decade, and one resident says making voting more accessible could help. "I think voters are having to jump through a lot of hoops and put in a lot of effort just to get their vote in, where it should be made very easy and accessible for them, especially with Windsor's ridiculously low voter turnout," said Ward 10 resident Amna Masoodi. Across Ontario, just 38 per cent of those eligible cast ballot
New statistics from the Saint John Police Force are renewing calls for a suicide-prevention barrier on the Reversing Falls Bridge. Police say the force has responded to 108 incidents at the bridge since 2017, an average of about 20 per year. At Saint John city council on Monday night, Coun. Gary Sullivan said the province has been asked to install a barrier in 2017, and again in 2019, but nothing has happened. "It is sad that this was identified by the Saint John Suicide Prevention Committee in
An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women’s Soccer League made numerous recommendations to ensure players are protected. U.S. Soccer retained former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and the law firm King & Spaulding to conduct the investigation, which was released Monday. Yates and her team made recommendations for the league and U.S. Soccer “aimed at preventing abuse in the future, holding wrongdoers accountable, enhancing transparency, address
Alberta's United Conservative Party is now days away from picking its new leader. Danielle Smith is the presumed frontrunner in the race to replace Jason Kenney, and has centred her campaign around a proposed "Alberta Sovereignty Act." Heather Yourex-West explains the polarizing idea that's resonated with the UCP's base, and why Smith may have to start pivoting away from it soon.
Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre says he's worried about the Canadian Armed Forces' readiness as it faces pressure both from the conflict in Ukraine and the need to respond to natural disasters at home. In an interview on Rosemary Barton Live on Sunday, Eyre said the two issues represented "strong demands on both sides" and, given issues with equipment and personnel shortages, he was "concerned about our overall readiness." "Our national prosperity is underpinned by our ability to defe
British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng will vow on Monday to stay the course with his planned tax cuts but promised an "iron-clad" commitment to fiscal discipline after a week of market turmoil in response to his growth package. At the start of the governing Conservative Party's annual conference, Kwarteng and Prime Minister Liz Truss have been forced to defend a plan that failed to spell out the financing for deep tax cuts combined with an expensive package of energy subsidies. That lack of detail roiled the markets, with the pound falling to record lows against the dollar and government borrowing costs soaring.
QUEBEC — Control over immigration and Quebec's religious symbols ban could be sources of conflict between Ottawa and the province as Premier François Legault begins his second mandate. Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec was re-elected Monday with a resounding majority, elected or leading in 89 of the province's 125 ridings as of 11:30 p.m. Martin Papillon, a political science professor at the Université de Montréal, said the balance of power between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Legault may h
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to be able to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are some of the largest so far between the longtime treaty allies under newly elected Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. His predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, had been an outspoken critic of U.S. security policies
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