VANCOUVER — Two women who were sheltering in tents on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a court challenge of an order to dismantle the street encampment. A petition for judicial review filed to the B.C. Supreme Court argues the city's fire chief made the order without procedural fairness to those living on Hastings Street. The city's fire chief issued the order July 25, saying the tents posed an extreme fire and safety risk. The petition, filed last week by law firm Arvay Finlay on beh
JAKARTA (Reuters) -It was the closing stages of the match, a soccer derby in Indonesia's East Java province, and 29-year-old spectator Ahmad Nizar Habibi said he had a gut feeling things were about to turn ugly. "I wanted to leave, but suddenly I heard explosions," he said, describing rounds of tear gas fired as Saturday's night-time match ended and fans invaded the field, angered by the home team's loss. The chaos that erupted in the soccer-mad Southeast Asian country left 125 dead and more than 400 injured, plunging a sleepy town on the main island of Java into shock and mourning.
The cost of gas is rising across Canada, especially in British Columbia, due to a number of factors including the closure of refineries in the United States for annual maintenance. But experts say consumers could see some relief soon.
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MONTREAL — Here are the latest details from Quebec's provincial election (all times eastern): 8 p.m. Polling stations across Quebec are now closed, capping off a five-week election campaign. François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec has maintained a solid lead in opinion polling throughout the campaign, with the latest Leger survey placing the party more than 20 percentage points ahead of its closest rival. The Quebec Liberals, Québec solidaire, the Parti Québécois and the Conservative Party of
With auto thefts in and around Toronto on the rise, you might be wondering if your car could be a target. Indeed, an investigation by CBC Toronto found car thefts are up nearly 45 per cent in the city compared to last year — with three months still to go in 2022 — and up 54 per cent in Peel Region as of Aug. 31. That's on top of carjackings, which in Toronto are up 209 per cent from 2021 so far this year. So what vehicles are thieves targeting and what can you do to stop them? Most commonly stol
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Orlene weakened into a tropical depression as it crawled farther inland, dumping heavy rains across parts of western and central Mexico on Monday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Orlene had made landfall from the Pacific Ocean earlier in the day as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening into a tropical storm. At 4:00 p.m. Central Time (2100 GMT), the Miami-based NHC said Orlene was packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56 km/h) as it inched north-northeast at 9 mph.
It's been more than a year-and-a-half since Jana William's remains were found near the Red River at Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg — and her family is still looking for answers. Police declared 28-year-old Jana's death a homicide in March 2021. Charlene Williams, Jana's mom, said she hasn't heard from the detective on her daughter's case since May last year. "I'm mad about it. It's like they don't even care about what's going on with our people, our women and children. They're not doing nothing, they
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Britain’s immigration minister said Tuesday that it’s unlikely any migrants will be sent to Rwanda this year under a contentious government plan, but vowed to press on with the policy and expand it to more countries. Home Secretary Suella Braverman said that “unfortunately,” a court challenge to the Rwanda plan would have to run its course. Asked if the deportations would start this year, she said: “You’ve got to ask the courts about that … I think it’s going to take l
The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing an additional six ridings in the province, which would increase the total number of Legislative Assembly members to 93. The recommendation was announced on Monday as part of a preliminary report. The non-partisan commission — which always includes a judge or retired judge, the chief electoral officer and a person nominated by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly — undertakes a review of the provincial riding boundaries after every second p
The Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) failed to elect any candidates to the National Assembly Monday but its leader, Éric Duhaime, appeared cheerful and determined as he spoke to supporters in the Quebec City region. The party managed to increase its vote share from 1.4 per cent in 2018 to a projected 12.9per cent, putting it within two percentage points of the Official Opposition Liberals. "This is a guy smiling here," he said from a hotel in Lac-Delage, Que., a small municipality just outside
CHARLOTTETOWN — Residents of Prince Edward Island say they're growing exhausted, anxious and cold as thousands remain without power nine days after post-tropical storm Fiona swept through the region. Kylee Graham, who hasn't had power at her Charlottetown apartment since 1 a.m. on Sept. 24., says life is increasingly difficult as she copes with cooling temperatures and a lack of heat or light. The 26-year-old is also a volunteer with the Charlottetown Mutual Aid, and says she is encountering sen
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Tuesday some Western ministers avoided a so-called family photo of participants at climate talks in Kinshasa because they were uncomfortable with the presence of Russia's representative. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered relations with the West, complicating international efforts to cooperate on global crises like climate change. Some European delegates were notably absent from the flag-decked stage.
Calgary property sales cooled in September by nearly 12 per cent when compared with last year, but the market for more affordable housing options is making gains, the Calgary Real Estate Board said Monday. Demand for detached housing slowed for the sixth month in a row, CREB said in a report on September's sales, and the decline is being attributed to a narrowing segment of the market: homes priced around $500,000. A "significant" reduction in supply has left few options for potential purchasers
OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by federal police and Canadian businesses unless there is court authorization or input from the privacy watchdog. In a report tabled today, the committee on access to information, privacy and ethics also urges the government to develop a regulatory framework concerning uses, prohibitions, oversight and privacy of the emerging tool. Facial recognition technology can allow an image of a pe
The Quebec Liberal Party has lost some seats but will return to the Quebec National Assembly as Official Opposition. Leader Dominique Anglade faced a tight race in her own Montreal riding of Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in Monday's provincial election but was elected by just over 2,700 votes. With 99.9 per cent of polls reporting, the Liberals are leading or elected in 21 ridings, the majority of which are in the Montreal area. In 2018, the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) won 32 seats — a historic low for
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the U.S. territory of Guam and beyond. The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration by North Korea this year as it ramps up missile tests in its push to build a full-fledged nuclear arsenal that viably threatens U.S. allies and the American
Indigenous people continue to be overrepresented in Canada's correctional institutions. Fighting against these statistics in Saskatoon is STR8UP, a group for ex-inmates who gather to support each other, try to heal generations of trauma, and rebuild their lives.
Quebec opposition parties are calling for electoral reform after they won more votes in Monday's election than the Liberals but received significantly fewer seats. The Coalition Avenir Québec was re-elected, winning 90 of the 125 seats in the province's legislature, with 41 per cent of the popular vote. The Liberals retained official Opposition status and won 21 ridings with about 14 per cent of the vote. Third-place Québec solidaire, meanwhile, won 11 seats — but the party collected about 43,27