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OTTAWA — The Conservatives will review their disappointing election loss, Erin O'Toole said Tuesday as he underscored his commitment to ensuring the party is battle-ready for the next campaign. "We've started a process that will involve all parts of the party to make sure we learn those lessons to win the trust next time," he said at his party's broadcast studio in downtown Ottawa, where he struck a less spirited tone than during his speech after the results came in. "I'm very, very proud of the
Vancouver's Stanley Park has fully reopened to the public after a two-week nighttime closure to cull aggressive coyotes, officials said Tuesday. The park was closed from Sept. 3 between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to allow for overnight trapping. Between December 2020 and early September, 45 people had reported being nipped or bitten by coyotes in the park. Initially, the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said it planned to cull up to 35 coyotes in the park, but over the two weeks trapped and killed only
The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024 so those countries could switch to cleaner energ
B.C. health officials announced 525 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death on Tuesday. In a written statement, the province said there are currently 5,282 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C. A total of 332 people are in hospital, with 155 in intensive care. Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 15 per cent from last Tuesday, when 288 people were in hospital with the disease and about 157 per cent from a month
The City of Windsor's decision to have players at indoor recreational facilities vaccinated has at least one parent feeling anxious. Parent Amanda Knight said the policy made her "feel like we have our hands tied." Her 11-year-old is doing tryouts for Double A hockey and won't be turning 12 until December, but in order to continue to play, she had to get him vaccinated. "It's been an emotional roller-coaster," Knight told CBC News. "Just the uncertainty of knowing if it's safe for him ...if he d
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking video of agents maneuvering their horses to forcibly block and move migrants attempting to cross the border has sparked resounding criticism from Democrats on Capitol Hill, who are calling on the Biden administration to end its use
The Miawpukek First Nation and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition have signed an agreement to work toward increased equity participation in a project to earn revenue from liquefied natural gas. The agreement, which was signed on the first day of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association conference in St. John's, represents the first-ever Indigenous participation in an offshore energy project in the province. "The benefits by way of own source revenue generation and
More than 150 leading companies and organisations including oil majors and port authorities on Wednesday called for the global shipping industry to be fully decarbonised by 2050, urging governments to step up action warning time was limited. With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions and the sector is under growing pressure to get cleaner. UN shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has said it aims to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050, but industry groups are calling for accelarated action from governments.
B.C. health authorities reported 525 new cases of COVID-19 today, with just 51 of those in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (which includes Richmond). Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 180,178 cases. However, hospitalizations of those with active cases—already at a four-month high yesterday—rose by 25 to 332, with 155 of those people in intensive care. There are 5,282 active cases in total. Due to the strain on the healthcare system, Health Minister Adrian Dix said 87 surgeries were
A nearly zero per cent rental availability rate in Nelson had troubled Jim Reimer for years. The pastor of Kootenay Christian Fellowship (KCF) watched the door slowly shut on available rental accommodations and affordability in Nelson for working class people as the housing market transitioned traditional rental units to short-term offerings over the last 10 years. But the seed of a solutiuon to the housing problem germinated when KCF started Our Daily Bread — providing high quality, nutritious
Some House of Commons seats on the Prairies were still up for grabs Tuesday as mail-in and special ballots were being counted in close ridings following the federal election. Little more than 100 votes separated the Conservative and Liberals candidates in one Winnipeg riding, where officials were going through more than 3,000 ballots that had been mailed in or cast in person at Elections Canada offices. "It's very, very close," Doug Eyolfson, the Liberal challenger in Charleswood-St. James-Headi
Tadoussac residents and those wanting to visit the scenic region may have to wait longer than usual to take the ferry across from Baie-Sainte-Catherine. The Société des traversiers du Québec, the provincial ferry corporation, has reduced the frequency of crossings across the Saguenay river because of a shortage of deckhand workers. There are normally two ferries departing simultaneously every 20 minutes from 7:40 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during weekdays. But starting today, both ships are in service fo
President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson bonded over a shared love of trains during an Oval Office meeting Tuesday. Johnson rode a train from New York City to Washington and joked that Biden is a "living deity" on Amtrak. (Sept. 21)
A Sackville-area mother who has been waiting for a COVID-19 test for her 10-year-old daughter for five days is questioning how many other people are waiting for an appointment and "spreading around" the virus while they wait. Sarah MacNeill said Layla, a Grade 5 student, has been isolating at home since last Wednesday night when she got sick. She had seven symptoms of COVID-19 — a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, diarrhea and muscle pains — so MacNeill requested a test on the province's webs
VICTORIA — British Columbia is reversing course on notifying parents about COVID-19 exposures at schools after the provincial health officer previously said reporting of single cases caused too much anxiety. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday that parents and teachers from across the province have let it be known they need to be informed about the transmission of the virus and that a new system is expected to be in place by the end of the week. "We have asked our team to get together right now to mak
NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler, Jamaal Bowman and Nydia Velázquez called conditions at the jail “deplorable and nothing short of a humanitarian crisis," in a letter Tuesday to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The demand followed th
Le Canada a élu un autre gouvernement libéral minoritaire. Voici un aperçu des avantages et des inconvénients des gouvernements minoritaires canadiens au fil des ans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge. The nation's most populous state is the only one experiencing “substantial" coronavirus transmission, the second-highest level on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's color-coded map. So is Puerto Rico. In all other U.S. states, virus transmission is labeled as “high," defined as 100 or more cases per 100,000 people
The energy company said Hurricane Ida inflicted significant damage to its electric system that resulted in 948,000 outages at its peak. Most of the storm costs were incurred in Louisiana and New Orleans, Entergy said. Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast, hit Louisiana before moving northeast and causing intense flooding that killed dozens in New York and other northeastern states.
Five more people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan and the province continues to see a rise in hospitalization numbers. The government reported 372 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday — 146 fewer new cases than reported on Monday. Overall there have been 3,320 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Hospital numbers continue to climb in Saskatchewan, setting a new record for the third day in a row, according to the province's online COVID-19 dashboard. As of Tuesday, 262 people wi