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OTTAWA — Thousands of celebrants who flocked to the national capital for Canada Day festivities heard an impassioned appeal for unity on Friday as the prime minister urged them to reclaim the Maple Leaf as a national symbol. The exhortation from Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries came on another potentially divisive day in Ottawa, as those intent on marking the first in-person Canada Day celebrations since the COVID-19 pandemic honoured the occasion alongside protesters opposed to public healt
There's outdoor fun, live music and fireworks on deck this Canada Day, according to the City of Toronto. With summer in full swing, the city says it's pleased to offer a wide variety of city-organized and community based public events to help Torontonians celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday. Here's a list of some of those attractions and what's open and closed: Fireworks: You can also catch fireworks displays at Mel Lastman Square and at Downsview Park. Fireworks at Stan Wadlow Park have
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers began a special legislative session Thursday with the intent of limiting the proliferation of firearms in public after the Supreme Court gutted the state’s century-old handgun licensing law. The state is overhauling its rules for carrying guns after the court decided that ordinary citizens had a right to arm themselves in public for self-defense, something New York had limited mostly to people working in law enforcement or security. New rules being rushed t
MARSEILLE, France — Having led Marseille back to the Champions League and united the hard-to-please fans behind him, coach Jorge Sampaoli left the team's preseason preparations in tatters when he quit on Friday. After Marseille announced his departure, Sampaoli claimed his objectives were not met by the club — even though there was seemingly no bitterness between him and club president Pablo Longoria. It seemed to be simply a matter of principle since Sampaoli didn't even ask for compensation. “
Alberta could be in for a particularly rough flu season this fall, and coupled with another potential surge in COVID-19 cases, it's causing doctors some concern. Infectious disease experts often look at trends in the southern hemisphere to predict what the Canadian influenza season will be like. So far, Australia is being hit hard. Its flu season started early, and lab confirmed case counts are higher than the five-year average. "The concern is we're going to have what we call a 'bad influenza s
TORONTO — Ontario legislators will return to provincial parliament on Aug. 8. Premier Doug Ford says the legislature will sit for approximately five weeks. The main item on the agenda is debate and voting on the provincial budget that was introduced but not passed before the spring election. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy has said the budget will be largely the same as what was introduced this spring, with some changes, including an increase in Ontario Disability Support Program funding. It
Everybody into the pool!!!!! Watch and laugh as eleven month old Maddie and her littermates Merlin, Remmy and Reve enjoy a pool party at their third swimming lesson at Scooby School. Everyone is have a splashing and swimming great time .
Richard McLaren, who led investigations into Russian doping and corruption in the International Weightlifting Federation, will create Gymnastics Canada's culture review roadmap after athletes spoke out about abusive practices. McLaren Global Sport Solutions, headed by Canadian law professor McLaren, said on Thursday it will work with Gymnastics Canada as the national governing body seeks changes that will allow it to forge higher levels of trust with athletes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cybersecurity experts say the California Department of Justice apparently failed to follow basic security procedures on its website, exposing the personal information of potentially hundreds of thousands of gun owners. The website was designed to only show general data about the number and location of concealed carry gun permits, broken down by year and county. But for about 24 hours starting Monday a spreadsheet with names and personal information was just a few clicks
HALIFAX — Domestic violence is likely under-reported in rural communities, an expert in rural economy and society said Thursday at the public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting that led to the deaths of 22 people. The community closeness and social cohesion that is typical of rural areas “has a double edge,” Dalhousie University sociologist Karen Foster said. The same closeness that may lead rural residents to solve issues among themselves and protect one another can result in them colle
The protests in Ottawa are becoming a regular occurrence, so preparations are under way to prevent disruption in the city during Canada Day celebrations.
Peter Jeffery has been organizing his local Canada Day parade in East Hants, N.S., for 25 years, but he says rising costs and waning community support have put the brakes on the event this year. The parade typically goes from Elmsdale to Enfield, where the festivities continue at the Lions Club, said Jeffery, the president of the district chapter. "The parade itself takes a lot of planning and it has quite a bit of cost to it," Jeffery said. "It's evolved over the years to what we had right up u
Ukraine says overnight strikes hit residential areas in Odesa region, killing 19, a day after Russian forces left Snake Island in what Moscow called a "goodwill gesture".View on euronews
The Ontario government’s promised gas tax cut took effect on Friday, reducing the provincial tax by 5.7 cents per litre, amid record-breaking gas prices.
EDITOR'S NOTE: CBC has removed the name and photo from this story. Now that this person is no longer missing, the identity is no longer in the public interest. Montreal police say a missing teenage boy has been found. The 15-year-old has autism and is mostly non-verbal and police were concerned for his safety. He had been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
Hundreds of people turned out for the final leg of a four-month march from Vancouver to Ottawa by a Canadian soldier charged with criticizing federal vaccine mandates while in uniform. James Topp's arrival in the capital has prompted both fears and promises of a new round of protests starting Canada Day.
Karina Havina is working hard to learn English — the first step on the path to her dream of starting a manicure business and becoming a Canadian citizen. "My name is Karina and I am happy to be here," she writes, then reads, in English. Havina, 22, is one of the dozens of Ukrainians who have fled war and are now in Altona, a small community in southern Manitoba. She's among the newcomers who say they want to remind local residents how lucky they are to live in Canada, despite its history of abus
One community in Honduras is grieving after hearing two of its members, brothers, were among 53 migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in the US state of Texas on Monday. (July 1)
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged the people and leaders of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday to “turn a page” and forge new paths of reconciliation, peace and development. Francis issued a video message on the day he had planned to begin a weeklong pilgrimage to the two African countries. He canceled the scheduled trip last month because of knee pain that makes walking and standing difficult. In the message, Francis said he was “greatly disappointed” to not be able to travel and promised to visit
The chaos continues at some of Canada’s largest airports, with stories of hours-long waits and mountains of lost luggage.