TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party. Tsai offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters. She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Voters in Taiwan ove
About 600 trees and shrubs are being planted in Pinhey Forest this fall after the derecho windstorm six months ago felled great swaths of trees in the area. While a detailed analysis hasn't yet materialized, the National Capital Commission (NCC) estimated earlier this year that the May 21 severe weather event destroyed about 70 per cent of the upper tree canopy in both Pinhey Forest and Pine Grove to the east. Hydro One provided funding to the NCC for the tree planting project. It came after tre
TORONTO — Fans screamed, jumped out of their seats and embraced each other at a sold-out watch party in downtown Toronto as Alphonso Davies scored Canada's first-ever goal at the Men's World Cup on Sunday. The star winger and Bayern Munich player headed the ball home to give Canada a 1-0 lead over Croatia shortly after the first minute of the do-or-die game. Canada must win if it hopes to progress further in the tournament being hosted in Qatar. Nearly a hundred fans at the west-end viewing, mos
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Amid an influx of emergency department visits, the Alberta Children's Hospital is adding additional waiting space that will be used when the hospital's emergency department is at capacity. It comes at a time when a recent spike in respiratory viruses within the community has caused a 20 to 30 per cent increase in visits to the ACH's emergency department (ED). The health authority said the ED is seeing more than 300 visits a day recently, compared to between 180 and 220 prior to the recent surge
Some B.C. business owners say they are concerned about rising tensions between Canada and China, after Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the recent G20 summit in Indonesia. China is B.C.'s second-largest trade partner. At the summit, the Prime Minister's Office told reporters that Trudeau raised serious concerns with Xi about Chinese "interference'' in Canada, but offered no specifics. In a rare unplanned exchange caught by cameras, Xi later confronted Trud
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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix's trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. “When you open your mailbox, it's still something you actually want instead of just bills," said Konkle, a resident of Savannah, Georgia, who has been subscribing to Netflix's DVD-by-mail s
AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Alphonso Davies scored against Croatia on Sunday to give Canada its first-ever goal at the men's World Cup. The goal came 67 seconds into the game. Canada's goalkeeper Milan Borjan set up the play with a long goal kick that found Cyle Larin down field. Larin headed the ball to Tajon Buchanan on the right flank. A cross from Buchanan then found Davies flying through the air and the Bayern Munich star headed the ball past Croatian keeper Dominik Livaković to give Canada a 1-0 le
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The municipalities of the Bow Valley have banded together to oppose upcoming changes to Alberta's victim services. Canmore, Improvement District 9, the Municipal District of Bighorn and the Town of Banff have sent a letter asking the province to halt implementation of the new model. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro announced in July that the government would dissolve the 62 victim services units across the province and create four regional boards that align with RCMP districts. The minister also s
A fire at the scene of a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S was extinguished shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, an official said. Some personnel remained on the scene Saturday night in case of any hotspots, according to Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks were at the scene. Firefighters took a defensive approach, meaning they surrounded the fire with water to kee
VICTORIA — British Columbia's budget forecast shows a surplus of $5.7 billion, dwarfing the previous estimate and giving the government room to help people facing the ongoing cost-of-living crunch, says Finance Minister Selina Robinson. The projected surplus is $5 billion higher than the $706 million forecast last September, Robinson said Friday. The latest fiscal update, covering the government's financial results from last April to September, puts the province in a “significant surplus positio
The city of Windsor does not yet know how much it is costing to keep an emergency shelter for the roughly 40 residents evacuated from 1616 Ouellette Ave. earlier this week but it is tracking its expenses. "Our number one priority continues to be the health and well being of these displaced residents and the city has been working around the clock at this temporary shelter to ensure their needs are being met," said Andrew Daher, the city's commissioner of Human Health Services. Residents have been
The Laval Rouge et Or defeated the Saskatchewan Huskies 30-24 to win the Vanier Cup. Game MVP Kevin Mital had 142 receiving yards and threw a touchdown pass for Laval.
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At a ceremony marking the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the mother of a woman who was killed in an act of intimate partner violence in 2013 lamented the soaring demand at a Newfoundland women's shelter. In her speech, Debbie Hibbs said the dire situation at Iris Kirby House speaks volumes. "We are not working hard enough, and we have to start working harder and sooner," she said. Juliane Hibbs and her fiancé, Vince Dillon, were murdered by Hibbs's ex-boyfriend in Co
B.C. is forecasting a budget surplus of $5.7 billion, an amount five billion dollars higher than the $706 million surplus projected in September. Finance Minister Selina Robinson says the B.C. economy has been performing strongly but she's issuing cautions about global inflation trends and rising interest rates.
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Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, vowing more resources to deal with a "disruptive" China while working with the world's second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) spending, including to boost Canada's military presence and cyber security in the region and tighten foreign investment rules to protect intellectual property and prevent Chinese state-owned enterprises from snapping up critical mineral supplies. "China is an increasingly disruptive global power," said the strategy.