Some residents in Port aux Basques have been forced to flee and some have lost their homes as Fiona cuts through parts of Atlantic Canada.
Officials are urging people in Atlantic Canada in the path of Hurricane Fiona to make emergency preparations, including having enough food and water on hand for several days.
On Monday, in what seems like a scene out of a science fiction movie, NASA will slam a spacecraft into a distant asteroid to see whether it can nudge its orbit — all in an effort to test a way to protect Earth from any potential future threats. The good news is that there's no need to panic: The asteroid, which is part of a binary — or two-bodied — system, is not a threat to our planet, and there are no known ones that are headed our way for at least the next 100 years. However, space agencies l
Ottawa police say they are reviewing exactly what happened when a social media post about the murders of women this year was edited to remove the word "femicide." On Sept. 16, Ottawa police posted a bulletin about five recent homicides of women and how they shared similarities. "The women were all victims of femicide," the bulletin read. "In each case, men are facing charges." Then minutes later, the post was once again published on the force's social media feeds, but this time, the word "femici
After a tornado ripped through Bruce Pit off-leash dog park in 2018 the woodland is lush with new growth, and it provides a good example of what derecho-ravaged forests on other National Capital Commission (NCC) land will likely look like in a few years. But not all of the work done in Bruce Pit these last four years, or in NCC-owned Pine Grove and Pinhey Forest after the derecho in May, are ecological best practices, according to an urban forestry expert with the University of British Columbia.
What Warren Maddox remembers most about Marilyn Louise Simms, or Mim as she was known, is just how much "she loved to laugh." Maddox, executive director of Fredericton Homeless Shelters, first met Mim 30 years ago in a local coffee shop. He came to know her as a "wonderful person with a huge heart." Simms was a teacher's assistant at Connaught Street School, Maddox said, and she also loved the arts. According to her obituary, she had worked as an administrative assistant in Ottawa at the Malaysi
CBC News is offering updates on Hurricane Fiona on local CBC.ca sites and CBC Radio One. As well, a special extended version of Atlantic Tonight on Saturday at 7 p.m. AT and Sunday at 6 p.m. AT will include complete coverage of Hurricane Fiona and the aftermath from around the region. The morning after Hurricane Fiona left a trail of downed trees and wires across Prince Edward Island, Islanders and tourists alike were telling stories about a night they'll never forget. The ones below were shared
He's only been riding his motorcycle for a few months, but Marshall McNaughton has already seen how dangerous it can be. "A lot of people are distracted and are just trying to go to work," he says. "They're not thinking about the big picture. They just look at you as an object. When I'm going to work or just go for a little ride, you have to keep your head on a swivel because people are very dangerous." McNaughton has seen things that people do behind the wheel. "They're on their phones, changin
RCMP seized almost 50 guns from the vehicle and home of a Calgary man who allegedly flashed a handgun during a road rage incident earlier this month. Strathmore RCMP said Friday it responded Sept. 10 to reports of an incident east of Calgary on Highway 1. The suspect's vehicle was spotted on Highway 1 near Range Road 270. RCMP arrested two men inside after initiating a high-risk traffic stop. RCMP said they searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9-mm handgun under the driver's seat and a 12-gau
The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Republican Donald Trump, Stewart Rhodes exhorted his followers to action, suggesting they emulate a popular uprising that brought down Yugoslavia's president two decades earlier. He published a version of his appeal online, headl
A group of concerned parents is putting pressure on a Scarborough high school and the Toronto District School Board to stop students from vaping in the school's bathroom. The group has sent a letter to principal Leslie Ann Klinger of Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute asking her for "proposed solutions as soon as possible." Copied on the letter was the superintendent of the TDSB, as well as the city councillor and the MPP for Scarborough-Rouge Park where the school is located. "Many of our so
With no signs of slowing down, Hurricane Fiona is expected to bear down on eastern Quebec as early as Friday night or Saturday morning, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has warned. The department issued a hurricane warning for the Magdalen Islands. Warnings in effect for the Gaspé peninsula, Anticosti Island and the Lower North Shore include heavy wind, heavy rain, storm surge and tropical storm. The storm is likely to bring winds of up to 160 km/h and large waves of up to 8 metres t
MONTREAL — Here's a look at Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Parti Québécois Leader and leader of the third opposition party at the National Assembly. Born: Feb. 18, 1977, in Trois-Rivières, Que. Education: A lawyer by training, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Common Law from McGill University, an MBA from Oxford University and a certificate in International Law from the Lund University in Sweden. Before politics: St-Pierre-Plamondon worked in law in Bolivia and Belgium before returning to pract
The owner of Fleisch Delikatessen is pushing for more action from the Edmonton Police Service after she says officers damaged her patio. Katy Ingraham said when she arrived at her restaurant on Aug. 17, a significant part of the patio was mangled. The concrete barriers surrounding the outdoor seating area had been pushed into the wooden fence and tables. Ingraham says she initially thought the damage was caused by an impaired driver and she called the police to file a report. She said the attend
A 57-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a 78-year-old woman was found injured on the 800 block of Gladstone Avenue last Friday, Sept. 16. Police were called to an address on that block, near Piazza Dante Park in Centretown West, for reports of an injured woman, later identified as Yu Kun Xie. She died the next day, according to an Ottawa police news release. Homicide unit investigators charged Ian Rooney on Friday morning. Police are asking anyone with information about the de
HALIFAX — Post-tropical storm Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in the Maritimes and forced towns in Cape Breton and on Newfoundland's southwestern coast to declare states of emergency on Saturday. Officials in Port aux Basques, N.L., say homes were washed into the sea. Here is some of the reaction: Rene Roy, editor of the weekly newspaper in Port aux Basques: "Lower Water Street is devastated with damage .... There are homes gone. There are homes in the street .... The RCMP
Vancouver Police say an investigation is underway after a patient allegedly armed with a knife chased a doctor at BC Women's Hospital and tried to access a locked nursery as staff hid to protect themselves. Sgt. Steve Addison says he has listened to chilling 911 calls from staff and social workers fearful of the volatile woman, whose child is also a patient at the hospital. He says an officer subdued the woman, who is in her 30s, with a bean bag gun. Addison says getting hit with a bean bag is l
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The word "hawk" and the name Bob Rae are seldom found in the same sentence — except when it comes to Ukraine. Canada's ambassador to the United Nations said recently that the federal government should give Ukraine every weapon it asks for. Ever since the onset of major hostilities last winter, Rae — the former interim Liberal leader and former NDP premier of Ontario — has been one of the leading Canadian critics of the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Online and in major speeches, he'
WARRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. Joined by civil rights leaders and participants from the 1982 protests,