Bad weather left thousands of Quebecers out of power Saturday. As of 6:30 p.m, Hydro-Québec said strong winds had caused 281 outages across the province. The utility reported that 60,300 customers were without power by the end of the afternoon. The situation seemed to get worse every half hour, with the hardest-hit regions being Montérégie and the Laurentians. Hydro-Québec recorded 93 outages affecting 24,008 customers in Montérégie and 51 outages affecting 12,076 customers in the Laurentians. T
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by an impaired driver in Montreal's Ville-Marie tunnel early Saturday morning, police say. Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus says the collision occurred around 4:15 a.m., when the man apparently pulled over on the Ville-Marie Expressway and got out of his car to check on a mechanical issue. The man was struck by another car driving east. He was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Sc
When 16-year-old Jaida Lee of St. John's played in the male baseball competition at the Canada Summer Games in August, she knew she was making history. What she didn't expect was the ball she used for her first pitch would eventually make it into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. "I didn't really think they were being serious," said Lee, standing beside the display case at the Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ont. "I definitely didn't expect it." Lee made baseball history at the Canada Summer Games
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since Nov. 20, after six people died in an Istanbul bombing a week before that Turkey blamed, without evidence, on the U.S. and its Kurdish allies in Syria, Turkey has launched cross-border airstrikes, rockets and s
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced he had designated the Wagner Group as an “entity of particular concern" for its activities in the Central African Republic. Also on the list are Afghanistan’s Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Somalia’s al-Shabab and two factions of the Islamic State gro
The emergency departments at two New Brunswick hospitals will be operating at "very reduced capacity" through Monday, according to a news release from Vitalité Health Network. It said the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton is facing "a high traffic rate," while the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent has a nursing shortage. The regional health authority said wait times will be longer than usual and patients most in need of care will be seen first. It adv
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India marked National Pollution Control Day as the country's capital was covered in a blanket of smog, with authorities asking residents to not step out for outdoor activities during peak smog hours.
Canada's Mathias Guillemette took silver in the men's elimination race in the fourth round of the UCI Track Champions League in London, England on Friday. The Trois-Rivières, Que., native outlasted 16 other competitors before ultimately falling to American Gavin Hoover. Guillemette topped Hoover in the first round of the competition in Mallorca in November, and has yet to finish off of the podium in four rounds of the competition, with a gold, two silvers and a bronze. Canada's Dylan Bibic — who
University of Windsor has committed to making changes after a financial review by the Auditor General of Ontario scrutinized the school's governance structure, financial planning and heavy reliance on international students from a few countries. The Nov. 30 report, in which the Auditor General of Ontario (AGO) reviewed four universities across the province, provides 14 recommendations to the University of Windsor that range from tracking progress of international students post graduation to impr
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Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David. It is the second time this year that Ye has been suspended from the platform over antisemitic posts. Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed the suspension by replying to Ye’s post of an unflattering photo of Musk. Ye called it his “final tweet.” “I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk tweeted. Ye, formerly known as Ka
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele announced Saturday the deployment of 10,000 security forces to a suburb of San Salvador known to be a stronghold for gangs. The move is the latest escalation in a crusade against gang violence that began in March, which human rights groups say has been marred by unjustified detentions. "Soyapango is totally surrounded," the president wrote on Twitter early Saturday, referring to the municipality in the eastern part of the capital region known to be a stronghold of the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs.
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The bald man came dressed head-to-toe in full American spirit. A red, white and blue bandana, stars and stripes mismatched socks, shorts that might have been swimming trunks suited for a summer barbeque. Philip Labas wore an outfit bursting with pride for the United States men's soccer team Saturday as he attended his 18th match of his first trip to the World Cup. He was part of the American Outlaws, the team's official fan group, and they'd gathered under the Aspire Towe
A woman in western Newfoundland believes online thieves have taken most of her savings, after the money started to disappear from her account earlier this year. Bernetta Serrick checked her account balance on a mobile banking app on a Friday in mid-August. She says she was baffled to see her money had been going missing in large sums. "I seen all these transactions, $5,000 here, $4,000-something here, going different places," she said. She waited until her local Bank of Montreal branch opened th
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Winnipeg police believe a man who was charged with murder last spring is also responsible for killing three other women. Jeremy Skibicki is now charged with killing Morgan Beatrice Harris, Marcedes Myran, Rebecca Contois — all of whom were Indigenous — and a fourth woman who has yet to be identified.
After a meeting with union leaders in Calgary Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at Premier Danielle Smith's Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act. Singh says the act is both undemocratic and an unwelcome "distraction" from the struggles residents of the province are now suffering through.
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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has renewed the industrial approval for the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton for the next seven years. The department says it has set out “stringent terms and conditions” to the underground mine’s owners — Kameron Coal Management Ltd. — for the continued operation of the mine. Under the terms, the company must take steps to deal with industrial noise and must provide reports twice a year on the performance of a degasification system that must be oper