A beautiful fall day in Bathurst Park, Toronto, ON.
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A beautiful fall day in Bathurst Park, Toronto, ON.
Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary grades 2-5 will be closed from Dec. 6 to 10 because of COVID-19. A news release said Public Health recommended the closure to control the spread of the virus in the school community. Pre-primary and Grade 1 will remain open with Public Health monitoring, the release said. According to the release, Public Health will provide information about reopening the facility later in the week. It said the principal will contact staff and families about learni
A total solar eclipse could be seen from Antarctica on Saturday with NASA live streaming the event, showing a striking image of the sky darkening. (Dec. 4)
B.C. farmers in some of the areas hardest hit by catastrophic flooding worry provincial disaster relief funding won't cover their bills as they seek to rebuild. Satinder Sekhon who runs Khukhrana Blueberry Farm in Abbotsford's Sumas Prairie said the operation was one of hundreds of farms covered by water nearly three weeks ago after record-setting rainfall. "Everybody just has the same pain," he said. "Every single family member is hurt. We don't have a house, we don't have clothes, everything i
Most of the Royal Canadian Air Force's fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters are undergoing repairs after cracks were found in the tails of some of the aircraft. "12 Wing Shearwater, which encompasses the entire fleet, is prioritizing the order of repair to maximize return to serviceability for each aircraft," said a Department of National Defence statement to CBC News on Saturday. After the cracks were found on one of the Sikorsky-made helicopters during routine maintenance on Nov. 26, other airc
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Santiago Moreno scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday. Fourth-seeded Portland will host the winner of Sunday's Eastern Conference final between the Philadelphia Union and NYCFC on Saturday. It is the first time that the Timbers have hosted the league championship. The Timbers, who won the MLS Cup in 2015, also went to the final in 2018, but fell to Atla
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Callum Wilson scored late in the first half and Newcastle went on to beat Burnley 1-0 for its first victory in this English Premier League on Saturday. Newcastle ended a 14-game winless run and earned desperately needed points as it tries to climb out of the relegation zone. Burnley had been unbeaten in five games but could muster only one shot on target at St. James’ Park. Wilson scored in the 40th minute after Burnley goalkeeper Nike Pope couldn't control Joe Willock'
A group of protestors temporarily blocked a set of train tracks in Saint-Lambert, a city on Montreal's South Shore, causing cancellations and delays of some trains between Montreal and Quebec City on Saturday. The group sent out a press release saying it set up the blockade in solidarity with the Gidimt'en clan of the Wet'suwet'en nation who have been actively opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia since 2020. The protestors described themselves as non-Indigenous
MONTREAL — Police north of Montreal say they've arrested a 42-year-old man for allegedly making online threats in connection with his support for a woman who claims to be the queen of Canada. Laval, Que., police said today they are investigating after Radio-Canada reported on Romana Didulo, a British Columbia woman who has allegedly called on her supporters to kill medical professionals vaccinating children against COVID-19. In videos posted on YouTube, Didulo claims to be queen and commander-in
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams announced a long-awaited second run for Georgia governor this week, but with Democrats facing a sour national environment and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp facing challenges within his own party, the 2022 campaign will look different from 2018. Abrams' narrow loss, highlighted by her claims that Kemp used his prior post as secretary of state to unfairly push voters away, vaulted her to national stardom in a year when Democrats nationwide capitalized on then-President Do
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine. "Biden will underscore U.S. concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States' support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement. The two will also talk about bilateral ties and the implementation of agreements reached at their Geneva summit in June, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
Ottawa reported 63 more cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Many key numbers are slowly rising in the city. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 63 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday and no more deaths. The city has 398 known active cases. Numbers to watch 3: Residents age 12 and up who are unvaccinated or who received their first dose less than two weeks ago are three times more likely to contract COVID-19 than are those who are fully vaccinated, according to data up to Nov. 26. 2.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz's center-left party gave its overwhelming approval Saturday to forming a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties — the first of three such decisions needed for Scholz to take office next week. Scholz's Social Democrats narrowly won Germany's Sept. 26 election and launched negotiations with the Greens and the business-friendly Free Democrats to form a governing coalition that hasn't been tried before at the federal level. They emerged
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats negotiating in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have paused after five days of talks to consult with their governments and will reconvene next week, officials said Friday. The European Union official chairing the meeting said there had been some progress, but further “convergence” was necessary. “We have identified the challenges ahead. Now it is time to consult with capitals,” EU diplomat Enrique Mora told reporters. “We will be resuming here i
SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP say there have been several dangerous incidents recently where rocks have been thrown from an overpass on Highway 99 in south Surrey, B.C. The Mounties say the rocks were thrown from a pedestrian overpass between the 32nd Avenue and King George Boulevard exits and have struck vehicles, but no one has been injured. Vehicles that have been damaged include a bus, and police say in one incident, a rock the size of a baseball was found. The first of the three incidents happene
FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province prepared to enter the first phase of its so-called winter action plan. The province will enter Level 1 of the plan as of Sunday, which is the least restrictive of the three tiers. Among other things, masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Physical distancing will also be mandatory in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccinat
Between highways ripped apart and farms drowned in several feet of toxic water, the B.C. floods could end up being one of the most expensive disasters in Canadian history with losses in the billions of dollars.
With every leap Sultan Tokhi's son takes on the bouncy castle, his smile continues to grow. It's a smile that Tokhi hasn't seen on his five-year-old's face in a very long time. "I haven't seen the pleasure or the smile on my babies in my country. When we came here, he is just smiling," said Tokhi. The family arrived in Canada from Afghanistan five months ago and on Friday, thanks to the generosity of a local entertainment company, the family was able to let loose at a welcome party hosted by the
Quebec City police have arrested three people as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of two minors in early August. Police say the victims were both under the ages of 16 at the time and that one came forward in September. Their identities are protected by a publication ban. Among the three arrested is 19-year-old Mamadou Kalilou Barry, who appeared in court in Quebec City by video conference Friday morning. The Service de police de la Ville du Québec (SPVQ) say they arrested
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in the province since Wednesday. Four of the cases are in the Western Health region, including three people in their 50s. There is also a case in a person between 20 and 39 years old. Two of the cases are connected to previous cases, while the source of infection in the other cases is under investigation. There is also one case in the Eastern Health region: a person in their 40s connected to a previous case. The new cases, along w