From gingerbread cookie decorating to Christmas carols and storytelling with Mrs. Claus, hundreds of families gathered at ATCO Park in Calgary this weekend to celebrate all things winter and raise donations for two charities. Organized by Rümi, ATCO's home solutions company, this is the first year Winter Wonderfest has been held. All proceeds from tickets, which were sold for a minimum of $5, went directly to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. The festival also collected new unwrapped toys f
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Welcome back, Neymar, at just the right time at the World Cup. Neymar seemed healthy in training before Monday's game against South Korea in the round of 16. The forward missed the final two matches of the group stage after injuring his right ankle in the opening game win over Serbia. Brazil easily moved into the next round without Neymar. No longer bothered by his ankle, Neymar was expected to start — and not come off the bench as a precautionary measure — if he plays against
HALIFAX — A program announced Monday will fund projects to remove barriers preventing qualified new Canadians from working in health care, the federal immigration minister said. Sean Fraser said Ottawa’s call for proposals is aimed at tackling major health labour shortages and the underemployment of internationally trained health professionals. The government will put $90 million toward projects that streamline medical credential recognitions or that provide Canadian work experience to internati
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Four people have been arrested after a string of copper-wire thefts in Fredericton and Oromocto, RCMP said Monday. Since September, the thefts in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas have amounted to more than $1.4 million in losses suffered by households, businesses and government departments, the RCMP said in a news release. The repeated thefts have left residents without some TV, internet and phone services for varying periods of time. Bell Aliant said the system had suffered four significant o
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American success in the men's World Cup remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better this year, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday. “We’ve shown that we can compete with top-tier teams and we just want to change the narrative because we think, obviously, over the past years we haven’t gotten enough respect for U.S. soccer and for the way that we play,” midfiel
LONDON (AP) — Facebook parent Meta's quasi-independent oversight board said Tuesday that an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul. The report by the Oversight Board, which was more than a year in the making, said the system “is flawed in key areas which the company must address." Meta asked the board to look into the system after The Wall Street Journal reported last
The 2022 inductees speak about what it's like being recognized.
KYIV/NOVOSOFIIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) -A third Russian airfield was ablaze on Tuesday from a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of kilometres deep into Russian air space with attacks on two Russian air bases. Officials in the Russian city of Kursk, located just north of Ukraine, released pictures of black smoke above an airfield in Tuesday's early hours after the latest strike. It came a day after Russia confirmed it had been hit hundreds of kilometres from Ukraine by what it said were Soviet-era drones - at Engels air base, home to Russia's strategic bomber fleet, and in Ryazan, a few hours' drive from Moscow.
An Ontario woman and her husband faced a nightmare scenario when their hospital temporarily shut down its birthing unit the night she went into labour, and two other hospitals didn’t have room for her.
AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — As captain, Aliou Cisse led Senegal to victory over the defending World Cup champions and all the way to the quarterfinals, matching Africa's best run in its first appearance at the tournament. As coach, Cisse is finding the World Cup much, much tougher. The current African champions lost to England 3-0 on Sunday in a surprisingly lopsided result and were knocked out in the last 16. Senegal had arrived with high hopes of at least matching that quarterfinal run of two decade
MONTREAL — A major international conference on preserving the world's biodiversity is to open Tuesday with speakers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. COP15 in Montreal brings together 196 countries to refresh the Convention on Biological Diversity and is seen as a crucial attempt to reach a global deal on saving the world's ecosystems and the plants and animals that depend on them. Mary MacDonald of the World Wildlife Fund Canada said
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is launching a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it made the right decisions in battling COVID-19 and how it can better prepare for future pandemics. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the coronavirus had posed the greatest threat to the nation's health and economy since World War II. She said now was an appropriate time to examine the government's response with the highest level of independent inquiry. Among the questions will be whether or not
Halton police have identified the victim of a suspicious fire on Nov. 27 in Burlington. Police and fire services responded to a report of a vehicle on fire near Dundas Street West and Tremaine Road at about 3:30 a.m. After putting it out, emergency crews found a body in the vehicle. Jerwin Belmonte, 31, was killed in the fire, police announced Monday. He recently moved to Toronto from Edmonton and was last seen alive by Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue East on Nov. 26. Halton police say anyone w
TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says he warned the company's chief executive that Health Canada could levy penalties if the firm grew pot in unlicensed rooms at its Niagara, Ont. facility. In the months leading up to Health Canada finding pot growing in unlicensed rooms, Graham Lee said Tuesday that he told Peter Aceto he couldn't say what the exact consequences could be, but knew the government regulator had previously issued warning letters and
Global stocks and Treasury prices fell on Monday as new evidence of a strong U.S. economy raised fears that interest rates will stay higher for longer, eclipsing China's easing of pandemic restrictions. U.S. services industry activity unexpectedly picked up in November, with employment rebounding, in the latest sign of underlying economic momentum that could keep the Federal Reserve on alert to tighten policy further as it fights high inflation. Yields, which move inversely to a bond's price, shot higher after the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its non-manufacturing PMI increased to 56.5 last month from 54.4 in October, which was the lowest reading since May 2020.
OTTAWA — A major UN conference on biodiversity will get underway in Montreal Tuesday with a lofty goal to get every country to agree to protect almost one-third of the world's land and oceans before the end of this decade. But the environment may be the easy part of a meeting that is being co-hosted by Canada and China amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two — and without the political heft of world leaders, who weren't invited to attend. "I would say that it will be very interesting an
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ... A Federal Court is slated to begin two days of hearings today into the Liberal government’s refusal to repatriate 19 Canadian women and children who are being held in northeastern Syria. Family members for the six women and 13 children are expected to argue that the government’s refusa
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford marked the opening of Canada's first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The federal government says the General Motors CAMI production plant, which was retooled to build the company's BrightDrop all-electric vehicle brand, is expected to manufacture 50,000 electric vehicles by 2025.
A weekend raid at a home on Sleepy Hollow Road resulted in the seizure of a replica gun, a large quantity of drugs and $3,400 in cash, Charlottetown police say. A news release issued Monday said 47-year-old man faces three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking as a result of the raid. "The accused remains in custody and will appear in court later this week for a show cause hearing," the release said. It added that other charges might be laid in the future. The raid was con