Giant snowflakes falling from the sky in Sherbrooke, QC
Giant snowflakes falling from the sky in Sherbrooke, QC
Philip Ali, 88, got the call every grandparent fears. His grandson had been arrested on drug charges and was in serious trouble with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). "He just got married. He's training to be a paramedic and he just passed his exam," Ali said. With a criminal record, Ali said, "his chances of getting this job just became nil." "This guy who is supposed to be my grandson, is bawling his eyes out and crying and saying Grandpa, Grandpa, would you help me? Grandpa? And for t
Holding roses and candles, people gathered in Toronto on Tuesday to honour 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal 33 years ago. The candlelight vigil paid respects not only to the women gunned down by Marc Lépine that day, in an attack known as the Montreal Massacre, but also to all women around the world who have been murdered by men. The vigil was organized by a group called, Women Won't Forget. More than 50 people listened to speakers and music at Philosopher's Walk,
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MONTREAL — In the 73 minutes on Tuesday afternoon that it took for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and five other dignitaries to officially open the 15th global talks to save nature from human destruction, statistics suggest another 4,000 hectares of forest around the world was lost to that same force. It is the kind of damage the meeting is looking to stop as the world faces a biodiversity crisis that is risking human health, contributing to food insecurity and exacerbating climate change. "Natur
Local authorities in the Venezuelan state of Anzoategui have announced the closure of several beaches as a result of an oil spill that covers several kilometers of coastline.View on euronews
Four men charged in connection with an alleged racially motivated assault in Abram-Village in early September had their first court appearances in Summerside Wednesday. Three of the four accused were not present in court, but their lawyers asked for their cases to be adjourned because the Crown had just disclosed its information. The lawyers for the accused say it's a large package of information that they have to sort through before their clients enter a plea. The lawyer for one of the accused
An Ontario woman and her husband faced a nightmare scenario when their hospital temporarily shut down its birthing unit the night she went into labour, and two other hospitals didn’t have room for her.
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One person has died after a collision involving a cement truck in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday morning, say police. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on De La Vérendrye Boulevard near Ernest-Gaboury Street. Both drivers were taken to the hospital. One of them succumbed to injuries, while the other is in shock, Gatineau police said in an email to Radio-Canada. De La Vérendrye Boulevard is closed to traffic between De l'Hôpital Boulevard and Ernest-Gaboury Street, and police are asking drivers to
The federal government will spend up to $800 million on four Indigenous-led conservation projects, including projects in the N.W.T. and Nunavut. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made the announcement Wednesday, said each of the projects is unique because they are designed by the communities themselves. Trudeau told reporters the exact details of the agreements have yet to be worked out, including which portions of the lands will be shielded from resource extraction. The Indigenous partners, he
OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate economic suffering, but the federal government hasn’t done enough to recover billions of dollars in overpayments. In a new report Tuesday, Karen Hogan said federal benefit programs provided relief to workers and employers affected by the pandemic and helped the national economy rebound. "Overall, we found that the Canada Revenue Agency and Employment and Social Development Canada effectively deliv
York police are hoping witnesses will come forward to help shed some light after a ‘suspicious death’ was discovered on Sunday evening at an apartment in Markham. Kayla McLean reports.
Basketball connections helped set Jerry Howarth on a path to the baseball big leagues, a journey that included a 36-year run as a radio broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays. Howarth was recently rewarded for his broadcasting excellence with a nomination for the 2023 Ford Frick Award. The winner of the annual honour from the baseball Hall of Fame will be announced Wednesday. "Winning is not important to me," Howarth said. "Just to be nominated is the honour in and of itself and (something) I'm s
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Growing up in a family-run music store, Mike Miltimore was comfortable as a preteen pulling apart guitars, understanding how they worked and putting them back together. He has fond memories of flipping through the Musical Merchandise Review magazine to see what products industry insiders from across North America picked as the best each year. "We would wait for the award section to come out to see if our products that we had in our store were listed in there and if what we voted
Children’s hospitals are being forced to take drastic measures to cope with an intense respiratory virus season, including one pediatric hospice that discharged its respite patients. Experts are calling for concrete solutions immediately.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A ruling by a state court judge placed Oregon’s tough new voter-approved gun law on hold late Tuesday, just hours after a federal court judge allowed the ban on the sale and transfer of high-capacity magazines to take effect this week. The ruling by Harney County Judge Robert Raschio threw the implementation of Measure 114 — set for Thursday — into limbo and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said on Twitter that her office will urgently appeal to the Oregon Supreme Co
HALIFAX — News this week of arrests in connection with copper wire thefts in New Brunswick was welcomed Tuesday by a telecommunications official, who says challenges remain in battling a persistent and costly problem. Dana Lohnes, Bell Aliant’s director of field operations in Atlantic Canada, said his company has seen further thefts in the Fredericton area over the last few days, adding to a recent spike. “The stealing of copper wire is not necessarily new, but it does seem to have significantly
Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work says raising interest rates is not the only way to tackle inflation in Canada.
OTTAWA — Veteran journalist Dean Beeby says reporters are abandoning the federal Access to Information Act as a research tool because turnaround times are terrible and getting worse. The access law allows journalists and others who pay a $5 fee to request documents — from internal emails and expense claims to briefing memos and studies — but it has long been criticized as antiquated and poorly administered. Federal agencies are supposed to respond within 30 days or provide valid reasons why they
Albania's former president and prime minister was attacked on Tuesday during a protest held near a historic EU summit. View on euronews