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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
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
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
Foreign ministers and human rights organizers were joined by Afghan women urging the international community on Tuesday to not abandon the achievements of 20 years of international engagement in Afghanistan. (Sept. 21)
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
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 Friday 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 Thursday — the day before they were reported missing. Police say autopsies completed on the weekend determined the deaths are ho
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
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
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
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge. The nation's most populous state is the only one experiencing “substantial" coronavirus transmission, the second-highest level on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's color-coded map. So is Puerto Rico. In all other U.S. states, virus transmission is labeled as “high," defined as 100 or more cases per 100,000 people
Netflix Inc. has bought the works of Roald Dahl, including classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, in its latest content deal and as the streaming service faces stiff competition from Disney+ and HBO Max. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, which will give it full access to Dahl's works as well as animated and live action films. The deal expands Netflix's existing licensing agreement with The Roald Dahl Story Co to create animated series based on
OTTAWA — The Conservatives will review their disappointing election loss, Erin O'Toole said Tuesday as he underscored his commitment to ensuring the party is battle-ready for the next campaign. "We've started a process that will involve all parts of the party to make sure we learn those lessons to win the trust next time," he said at his party's broadcast studio in downtown Ottawa, where he struck a less spirited tone than during his speech after the results came in. "I'm very, very proud of the
Alberta's UCP government is asking Ottawa for help to lessen pressure on the province's health-care system, which is overburdened with COVID-19 patients. Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver formally requested aid and an immediate meeting with federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair in a Tuesday letter. He asked for the federal government to provide aero-medical evacuation capability to relocate patients out of Alberta, and intensive care unit (ICU) registered nurses and respiratory therapist
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
The energy company said Hurricane Ida inflicted significant damage to its electric system that resulted in 948,000 outages at its peak. Most of the storm costs were incurred in Louisiana and New Orleans, Entergy said. Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast, hit Louisiana before moving northeast and causing intense flooding that killed dozens in New York and other northeastern states.
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
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday against turning their backs on the country's Taliban rulers. Speaking from the podium of the U.N. General Assembly, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stressed “the necessity of continuing dialogue with Taliban because boycott only leads to polarization and reactions, whereas dialogue coul
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
More than 150 leading companies and organisations including oil majors and port authorities on Wednesday called for the global shipping industry to be fully decarbonised by 2050, urging governments to step up action warning time was limited. With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions and the sector is under growing pressure to get cleaner. UN shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has said it aims to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050, but industry groups are calling for accelarated action from governments.
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.