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MONTREAL — The shrinking heart of Montreal's Chinatown will be granted heritage status by the province to protect it from excessive development and gentrification, municipal and provincial officials announced Monday. Culture Minister Nathalie Roy told a virtual news conference that the province had signed an official notice of intent to grant heritage status to the "institutional core" of Chinatown as well as two of its best-known buildings, including a former school building from 1826 that now
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The retired Pope had denied attending the meeting to the investigators but says his statement had mistakes in it due to editing "oversight".View on euronews
A convoy of vehicles protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination stopped in Calgary overnight. Some of those involved in the "freedom convoy" are heading to Ottawa in protest of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Blake Lough has more from the Flying J.
The identity of a man whose remains were found in Banff National Park more than 23 years ago continues to elude police despite a treasure trove of found items, including an address. A local tour guide found the remains at Sulphur Mountain, just a few kilometres south of the townsite, on July 11, 1998, Banff RCMP said in a release on Tuesday. "To date, despite the on-going investigation spanning over 20 years, the remains have yet to be identified," police explained. DNA and dental records didn't
The Vancouver Canucks have hired former player agent Émilie Castonguay as assistant general manager. The 38-year-old Quebec native is only the second woman to be named an assistant GM in NHL history, and the first in Vancouver. "It is a big day ... an historic day," she said. "It goes to show that women have a place in sports and in hockey. I'm starting as assistant general manager and we'll see where that takes me." Jim Rutherford, Vancouver's president of hockey operations and interim GM, said
PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to eight years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and propaganda charges. Benjamin Brière, 36, was arrested in May 2020 after taking pictures in a desert area where photography is prohibited and asking questions on social media about Iran’s obligatory Islamic headscarf for women. Paris-based lawyer Philippe Valent said an Iranian revolutionary court has se
From levitating athletes and dazzling wooden stadiums, Getty Images sports photographer Patrick Smith shares his highlights from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.View on euronews
As the end of January nears, there are signs the fifth wave of the pandemic may have peaked. Dr. Isaac Bogoch discusses the latest COVID developments including boosters, restrictions and hospitalizations.
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday, bouncing back from a steep sell-off earlier in the day, as resource shares benefited from geopolitical tensions boosting oil and gold prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 19.68 points, or 0.1%, at 20,590.98, after declining in the five previous trading days. The index closed 2.3% above its session low, but sentiment remained fragile amid fears that Russia will invade Ukraine and ahead of interest rate announcements on Wednesday by the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve.
The parliamentary budget officer has found the cost of cleaning up orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan already dwarfs the money collected from industry to pay for it. But critics immediately called Yves Giroux's projected price tag of $1 billion by 2025 a massive underestimate of the industry's total environmental liability. "It's a great disappointment," said Regan Boychuk of the Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project, a group whose research was cited in Giroux's report. "The
A publication ban is now in effect on one of the most high-profile military sexual assault cases that's currently before a civilian criminal court. Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former head of human resources, was charged in Dec. 2021 with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. Edmundson has previously denied any wrongdoing. The allegation against Edmundson are the most serious levelled against any senior leader in the Canadian Armed Forces during the recent sexual misconduc
HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong may not reopen until early 2024 because of its strict COVID-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardise the city's role as a financial hub, its European Chamber of Commerce said in a draft report. The limited effectiveness of locally developed vaccines has forced mainland China to maintain tight restrictions on travel, the chamber said in the draft, which was reviewed by Reuters but has not been made public. The European Chamber of Commerce declined to comment on the report.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jazz pianist, session musician and bandleader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair, who played on over 100 records throughout her six decade career, has died. She was 84. Her manager, Monica Ramey, said Adair died Sunday in Franklin. A cause of death was not immediately released. Adair, raised in Cave City, Kentucky, began playing at age 5, attended college in Kentucky and then moved to Nashville to work in the city's music scene in the 1960s. She worked as a musician on Johnny Cash
A convoy of vehicles protesting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination made a stop in the Edmonton area. Some of those involved in the "freedom convoy" are heading to Ottawa in protest of the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers. Chris Chacon has more from Acheson.
NATO seeks support of Finland and Sweden as it threatens to push more battle groups closer to the Russian border over Ukraine tensions.
Two people in Regina are now charged in the death of a Prince Albert man whose body was found in a park in the capital. The body of Harvey Beatty, 22, was found in Greenberg Park in Regina on Dec. 16. At that point, police said they had limited information and it didn't look like it was a crime scene. However, it's become a homicide investigation, police said. Aaron Alexon, 41, and Toni Manitopyes, 30, are both charged with second-degree murder. Beatty's death was Regina's 15th homicide of 2021.
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Concerns about the City of Calgary's ability to build the Green Line LRT within its $5.5-billion budget arose Tuesday, when a city council committee heard from the project's team that factors such as cost escalation could put it at serious risk. The city had spent $706 million on the project's development as of Dec. 31, according to a recent financial summary. But Don Fairbairn, the chair of the Green Line board, told the city's executive committee in an update Tuesday morning that there are sti