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Some House of Commons seats on the Prairies were still up for grabs Tuesday as mail-in and special ballots were being counted in close ridings following the federal election. Little more than 100 votes separated the Conservative and Liberals candidates in one Winnipeg riding, where officials were going through more than 3,000 ballots that had been mailed in or cast in person at Elections Canada offices. "It's very, very close," Doug Eyolfson, the Liberal challenger in Charleswood-St. James-Headi
A tech industry umbrella group based in London is looking to highlight innovative entrepreneurs and businesses across the region. TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario has opened nominations for its second annual technology industry awards: Limitless 2022: A Celebration of Regional Innovation. "Over the past year, tech and innovation has navigated disruption and mobilized solutions really quickly, and taken action when it's needed the most," said Karen Chalmers, TechAlliance's senior director of
China Evergrande agreed to settle interest payments on a domestic bond on Wednesday, while the Chinese central bank injected cash into the banking system, soothing fears of imminent contagion from the debt-laden property developer. Evergrande, Asia's biggest junk bond issuer, is so entangled with China's broader economy that its fate has kept global stock and bond markets on tenterhooks as late debt payments could trigger so-called cross-defaults. Many financial institutions have exposure to Evergrande through direct loans and indirect holdings, while any defaults will also trigger sell-offs in the high-yield credit market.
HINTON, Alta. — RCMP say a woman and her 16-month-old toddler found dead in Hinton, Alta., were killed in the apartment of the suspect charged in their deaths. Police say the bodies of the 24-year-old woman and her child were discovered last Thursday but they are unable to say where they were found because the case is before the courts. RCMP in a release say they died on Wednesday — the day before they were reported missing. Police say autopsies completed on the weekend determined the deaths are
The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024 so those countries could switch to cleaner energ
A Sackville-area mother who has been waiting for a COVID-19 test for her 10-year-old daughter for five days is questioning how many other people are waiting for an appointment and "spreading around" the virus while they wait. Sarah MacNeill said Layla, a Grade 5 student, has been isolating at home since last Wednesday night when she got sick. She had seven symptoms of COVID-19 — a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, diarrhea and muscle pains — so MacNeill requested a test on the province's webs
Three men in their 50s have died following an explosion Monday at a wood-manufacturing plant in Beauceville, Que., police said Tuesday. Eight people were originally injured in the incident. Six suffered injuries so serious that they had to be intubated and transferred to the trauma unit at the Enfant-Jésus Hospital in Quebec City, about 80 kilometres away, for more specialized care. Three of those patients died on Tuesday and three others remain in critical condition, the provincial police force
Le Canada a élu un autre gouvernement libéral minoritaire. Voici un aperçu des avantages et des inconvénients des gouvernements minoritaires canadiens au fil des ans.
The Miawpukek First Nation and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition have signed an agreement to work toward increased equity participation in a project to earn revenue from liquefied natural gas. The agreement, which was signed on the first day of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association conference in St. John's, represents the first-ever Indigenous participation in an offshore energy project in the province. "The benefits by way of own source revenue generation and
Highlights of this day in history: Nathan Hale hanged in the American Revolution; Iraq invades Iran; President Gerald Ford faces a second assassination attempt in weeks; 'Fiddler on the Roof' hits Broadway; Songwriter Irving Berlin dies. (Sept. 22)
B.C. health officials announced 525 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death on Tuesday. In a written statement, the province said there are currently 5,282 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 332 people are in hospital, with 155 in intensive care. Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 15 per cent from last Tuesday, when 288 people were in hospital with the disease and about 157 per cent from a month
CONCACAF is expanding its flagship Champions League club tournament starting, with the door open to more Canadian participation. The confederation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean is also revamping a series of regional tournaments that will serve as Champions League qualifiers. Starting in 2024, the Champions League will grow from the current 16-team format to having 27 participating clubs including 18 from North America. Of the 27 teams, 22 will begin play in the first round
A man is in custody following a fatal shooting near Vernon, B.C. RCMP say they responded to reports of a vehicle fleeing the scene near Enderby Road on Monday. When officers arrived, they found a body. A suspect vehicle was spotted near Armstrong, about 20 minutes north of Vernon, and RCMP say they have arrested one man. RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says more details about the identity of the victim will be released after further investigation and once relatives are informed. She says police believ
The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The presidents of Argentina and Colombia warned the U.N. General Assembly that increasingly strapped emerging markets could default on their foreign debts, and called on multilateral lenders to push for changes that ease conditions. Argentina’s Alberto Fernández said in a video message there is clearly “risk of a generalized debacle of foreign debts for developing nations,” and said there should be a “reconfiguration of global financial architecture.”
Tadoussac residents and those wanting to visit the scenic region may have to wait longer than usual to take the ferry across from Baie-Sainte-Catherine. The Société des traversiers du Québec, the provincial ferry corporation, has reduced the frequency of crossings across the Saguenay river because of a shortage of deckhand workers. There are normally two ferries departing simultaneously every 20 minutes from 7:40 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during weekdays. But starting today, both ships are in service fo
Five more people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan and the province continues to see a rise in hospitalization numbers. The government reported 372 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday — 146 fewer new cases than reported on Monday. Overall there have been 3,320 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Hospital numbers continue to climb in Saskatchewan, setting a new record for the third day in a row, according to the province's online COVID-19 dashboard. As of Tuesday, 262 people wi
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) -A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's second-largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states. The quake's epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10 km (six miles). Images and video footage circulating on social media showed rubble blocking one of Melbourne's main streets, while people in northern parts of the city said on social media they had lost power and others said they were evacuated from buildings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since its last planned launch date, the U.S. film academy's museum is ready to open to the public on Sept 30. “I’m very moved to be able to say to you, finally, at last, boy howdy hey, welcome to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,” T
The failure of Erin O'Toole's Conservative Party to make its hoped-for breakthrough in Ontario in the federal election is by no means any guarantee that voters will reject Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives in the provincial election that's just eight months away. The provincial parties are analyzing the results of the federal vote and trying to figure out the implications for Ontario politics. CBC News granted anonymity for this story to senior officials from the PCs, the Ontar
NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler, Jamaal Bowman and Nydia Velázquez called conditions at the jail “deplorable and nothing short of a humanitarian crisis," in a letter Tuesday to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The demand followed th