Government lawyers used airline executives' own words in trying Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The government argued that the deal is, in effect, a merger that will cost consumers $700 million a year in higher fares. It said JetBlue’s pending purchase of Spirit Airlines will make matters even worse for travelers. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes was the first witness in the trial in federal district court in Boston over the federal
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to wastewater data gathered by the health unit. The health unit's new data portal shows an increase in the number of cases found in wastewater data from Sept. 5-19, 2022. Updated information is expected to be released Thursday. "The indicators suggested the burden of the disease is greater now than it was two weeks ago," said WECHU Interim Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai in the hea
The Indian government has threatened to deport Rohingya refugees who have been living in a tent city in Delhi, since being expelled from Myanmar in 2017.
People in Prince Edward Island are pulling together after post-tropical storm Fiona tore through the province, helping neighbours clear trees, providing power and giving away food for free.
Three unexplained gas leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines from Russia to Germany have prompted the European Union and Russia to point at sabotage. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline reported a sudden drop in pressure overnight on Monday, with a spokesperson suggesting there could have been a leak. This was followed by a Danish Energy Authority statement that a leak had likely occurred in one of the two Nord Stream 2 pipelines lying in Danish waters.
Here's our latest round-up of what's happening related to the war in Ukraine this Wednesday.View on euronews
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E
Hurricane Ian hit western Cuba as a major Category 3 storm and its track could see it gain strength over the Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida's west coast as a Category 4 hurricane.
Although advance voting officially got underway this past Monday in Quebec's Ungava riding, hundreds of Kuujjuaq residents still have not received their voter cards due to missing postal information. Some see this as a big hurdle to Inuit participating in the Oct. 3 provincial election. Many of the voter cards sent by mail to Kuujjuaq lacked a post office box number. That meant post office workers had to make a search in order to put each card into the correct post office box. That's a tedious j
Twenty daily temperature records tumbled across British Columbia on Monday as conditions in the province remained unseasonably warm for the first week of fall. Environment Canada says a preliminary review of daily maximum temperatures shows records were set in areas from the south and central coasts to the central Interior and northeastern sections of B.C. Squamish posted the highest daily record in the province at 29.9 C, smashing the previous high for Sept. 26 of 26.5 C posted in 1991. Other h
It comes after Estonia's neighbour Russia called up reservists last week to boost numbers fighting in Ukraine. View on euronews
This is a column by Shireen Ahmed, who writes opinion for CBC Sports. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. As the large banner was unfurled at Providence Park, I couldn't help but be amazed at the events. I was in Portland for work and attended an NWSL game at the home of some of the most politically and socially outspoken supporters groups in all of sports. There have been cries for accountability from the front office of Portland's two professional soccer teams
Premier Andrew Fury says nearly 100 homes in southwestern Newfoundland have been lost, a number that will likely grow.
Five more New Brunswickers have died from COVID-19, raising the pandemic death toll to 485, the province reported Tuesday. The latest deaths include one person in their 60s, two in their 70s, one in their 80s, and one 90 or older, according to the COVIDWatch report for Sept. 18 to Sept. 24. The number of New Brunswickers hospitalized for or with COVID-19 in the past week has remained stable at 95, compared to 96 a week ago, according to the province's two regional health authorities. But the Vit
It was a simple screen grab of a text message, posted to a popular Facebook group. "Legault was in Beauceville today. He went to a restaurant and everybody was booing and yelling at him!" the text said, in French. "He had to leave before eating." Shared more than a thousand times, with almost as many comments, the post had many applauding those at the restaurant, repeating the phrase "Dehors la CAQ," (out with the CAQ). Except it didn't happen. Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault was
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States began a first-of-its-kind summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday, saying they had agreed a partnership for the future and holding out the prospect of "big dollar" help to a region where it hopes to stem China's expanding influence. Leaders from 12 Pacific island states were expected to take part in a two-day summit in Washington, with two more sending representatives, and Australia and New Zealand attending as observers. White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said last week the summit would focus on issues such as climate change and health.
A libertarian group in California filed a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation on Tuesday, calling it an illegal overreach that would increase state tax burdens for some Americans who get their debt forgiven. The lawsuit, believed to be the first targeting Biden’s plan, was filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a Sacramento law firm. It was filed in federal court in Indiana, one of several states that plan to tax any student debt canceled by Biden’s plan.
OTTAWA — The head of a union representing Canada’s customs and immigration officers says chronic staffing shortages mean long waits at the border won’t necessarily disappear when use of the controversial ArriveCan app soon becomes optional. Mark Weber, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, warns that if travel volumes start to increase substantially there will be “significant delays” at Canada’s border points. Weber spoke at a House of Commons committee looking at the ArriveCa
ROME (AP) — Italians marched through Rome, Milan and other cities Wednesday to protect access to abortion, which many fear will be under threat by a far-right party expected to form the next government after leading in parliamentary elections. Waving banners reading “My body — My choice” and “Safe for All,” more than 1,000 people marched from Rome’s Esquilino neighborhood, and at least that many from Milan’s Central Station. The marches were part of nationwide actions aimed at sending a message
People in Florida played near the ocean, shopped for essentials or shored up their property as they waited for Hurricane Ian, which officials warn could bring deadly storm surges.